I’m talking about shampoo.
Gone are the days of dry, normal and greasy choices. Even the medicated stuff has strings attached. There is just so much on the market, when all I want to do is wash my hair and not smell like a fruit salad or something off a production line of Chanel.
As an aside, I still have a bottle of Oscar de la Renta perfume like this from 32 years ago and it still smells good because I’ve kept it in the dark….. but I digress………..
When we were on the boat, we’d use the showers on the marina and had a small bottle each of shower gel which doubled up as shampoo. It was great, cheap, and worked.
My hair is still long and tends to be dry at the ends but greasy against my scalp after several days, which I hate as I feel like I’m combing it through treacle.
The water is harder here, and getting a lather requires more of the soapy goo, and that includes shampoo. After my surgery, it was recommended I use a cream shower gel, which turned out to be a lousy for washing hair but good for my skin.
So, I reverted to the cheapies of yesteryear which were good value, smelt OK and I could get one for greasy hair…………. or not. I eventually settled on a lychee and coconut blend which was pretty good for a year or two, until they improved the formula.
I decided to splash out a bit and bought one of the popular designer shampoos for shiny, tangle free hair (OK, it was on special offer for £2) and was rather nice. It suited me, a little went a long way and I had no problem at all……….. until I couldn’t get it any more (sigh).
I bought an alternative in the same range, this time for smooth and sleek hair, and thought I’d got it sussed.
Smooth and sleek means sticking your hair together and not being able to get rid of the residue. It is dreadful, and I hate it, so for the moment I am using baby shampoo, no more tears stuff, the real McCoy, and not cheap. Babies don’t complain, but for me, I am still not happy as the shampoo is thin and doesn’t lather that well at all. Also, it does not suit my hair type and I am washing it again after two or three days.