For the first time in my life, I spent a total of $30.00 for a big bottle of shampoo and a big bottle of conditioner. I nearly passed out. This is so unlike me that I started to get sweaty palms when I paid for it. I even had to take a few deep breaths. But you know what? I'm glad I did it. I've been talking about buying better quality shampoo for years, but when it comes time to actually make the purchase, I always chicken out. I'm just frugal. $30.00 can stretch a LONG way in my budget.
My hair needed some serious TLC, and I've been desperate to take better care of it, so I bought it. Besides, the conditioner makes my whole head feel like a giant peppermint patty. It's a lovely experience. The cool, tingly, minty sensation is what sold me on the whole thing. If it's tingly...it must be working, right?!?
I'm going to put it far out of the reach of my children, and threaten them with 10 years hard-time if they even touch my liquid gold in a bottle.
Why am I going to threaten my kids? Because I WAS a kid, and I know what kids do with shampoo and conditioner.
When I was little, I once poured my mom's shampoo and conditioner together into one bottle so the family could save time in the shower by shampooing and conditioning in one easy step.
On numerous other occasions, I poured out shampoo to make the floor of the shower slippery so I could slip-n-slide back and forth while pretending to be on ice skates.
I would also use a giant handful of conditioner when I liked the smell...that way my hair was "extra" peachy. My mom always wondered why the conditioner and shampoo never ran out at the same time. LOL!!
That's why I buy my kids the cheap $1 dollar stuff that smells like strawberries, watermelon or bubble gum. Then I don't have to worry about anything. If my kids decide to use cheap shampoo as a creative medium for fun, or if they decide to give the dogs a bath with it, then I can let it go. If they use my good stuff to slick down the shower walls, I might cry.
These bottles should last several months, and if they improve the health of my hair, I may just make the sacrifice again. If they don't do anything more than make my head feel tingly, then at least I've made a minty fresh memory.
Taking Financial Risks For my "Crown of Glory",