I opened the box and my heart literally sank. There was hundreds of dollars worth of product in there. I couldn’t hide the look of disappointment on my face, she knew I hated it. I just straight up said I’m not going to use it because of the class action lawsuits of hair loss and chemicals burns. I have ethnic hair, I’m mixed race. I’m very particular of the products I use on my hair. I could tell her feelings were hurt. I feel like an absolute dick right now. MLMs ruined my Christmas.
Update: I talked to her again and apologized once more. Apparently it was a neighbor that sold it to her and my Mom is using Monat and has had no issues allegedly. She apparently can’t get a refund for what she bought, even though it was unused. She thought I would have wanted it because it’s “allegedly made for ethnic hair” I just gave up right there. She tried, but missed the mark on that one. I knew there was no convincing her since she drank the Monat Kool-Aid. I just hate how these huns dig their claws in so deep. I’m just sad that this happened.
Also I hope everyone else is having a happy holiday!
I don't even have a coconut...
Thanks for the help, I won’t be reading the comments any more but if you’re interested here is my post:
I have a special shampoo at home that I use on my hair. I gave my BF another shampoo he could use and asked him to not use my special shampoo. I explained all the reasons (I am trying to take more care of my hair, no silicones etc etc and the kind of shampoo I need is hard to find so please don't use my special shampoo), I feel like we had a full 5 minute conversation about my hair and this shampoo (also because it's fun and exciting for me to be taking care of my hair, so it's something I care about and like talking about).
Today by BF used my shampoo. He said the other shampoo was finished but it wasn't really finished, he could've used that one. He also said he didn't like the other shampoo but I could've provided a third option for him as we have other options around the house, but he didn't ask or say anything about not liking the shampoo.
I got mad both because this kind of shampoo is hard to find, and also for a question of principle because it felt like he didn't listen to me when I explained that this was important for me, or he did listen to me but he decided that even though it's important for me, it's not important for him. I know it's just shampoo but maybe you can understand the more general connections I'm drawing. He thinks I shouldn't get mad about shampoo but for me it was more about the fact that he doesn't seem to register what I say sometimes (even when we are having a two-way conversation), and that he sometimes doesn't care about things I say are important to me. AITA?
Edit: he says it was just a miscommunication and he didn’t understand how important this shampoo was for me because I didn’t explicitly say it. I felt like from the way I talked about the shampoo it was understandable that I cared about it. Perhaps I should have been more clear like “don’t use my shampoo” as opposed to “please use this other shampoo”
Edit 2: Thank you all for your comments. I won't be reading the comments anymore because I'd like to put this behind me now. We spoke and he sincerely apologised and said it was a miscommunication. I said I will be more clear in the future and he agreed that he will pay more attention and try to understand me even when I'm not 100% explicit.
Have you ever used solid shampoo? If so, what is your experience with it? If not, what holds you back?
Not so sure yet myself and looking forward to hearing from your experiences!
One of my (22F) housemates (24F) uses dog shampoo to wash her hair. Yes, literal shampoo for dogs. I’ve lived with her for just under a year and I didn’t realize at first but once she accidentally left the bottles in the bathroom and I was befuddled as heck when I saw them. I guess that explains the strong smell of oatmeal when she’s near me.
I’m not sure how unhealthy it is for human hair but it’s not my business so I’m not going to say anything. My actual problem is that I have a dog, he’s a little dachshund and for a good while I’ve noticed his shampoo is either going completely missing or is half empty. It’s obvious that my housemate is responsible. I was hesitant about confronting her because I didn’t want to embarrass her but I also couldn’t afford to keep buying dog shampoo. Anyway so I ask her upfront if she’s using my dog’s shampoo, she denies it (I would too if I was her), so I tell her that I know she uses dog shampoo for her hair, that I don’t care I just want her to buy her own dog shampoo and pay me back for all the bottles she used.
She’s refusing to pay me back because “she and my dog BOTH use it.” and it doesn’t make sense to buy separate bottles when they can just share, she said I was being unfair. And she’s now pissed at me for confronting her in front of our other housemate (28F).
So yeah she’s not happy with me for 1. Asking her for money and 2. Revealing that she uses dog shampoo to our housemate.
So this isn't as exciting as some of the stories I've read here, but it still regularly bothers me 5+ years later.
At the time, I was living in a small one bedroom apartment with a very small bathroom. The shower was a tub enclosed between three walls with a sliding glass door about calf-height.
One morning before work I was taking a shower and heard a bottle drop. No biggie, it happened a lot because shelf space was limited in there, and I had a habit of having way too many hair products. I look at the floor and don't see anything. I look and look and look because I know I heard something, but there's nothing. I peek outside my shower thinking my cat knocked something off the sink, but everything is in its place. That scenario didn't make sense to me anyway because I knew I had heard a bottle fall INSIDE the shower. So I keep looking, thinking I'm going crazy. But nothing.
So I look up and continue bathing, and I see that my shampoo bottle has a piece missing out of the lid. I immediately look down and see the missing piece stuck in the drain.
That piece was not there when I initially looked for a dropped bottle, and I definitely didn't pick up the bottle after it had fallen. I don't know what to make of it.
I've been looking for the best shampoo and conditioner bars for YEARS, and I'd say I've finally found my favourites - natural, sulfate and silicone free and very conditioning. Only down side, I found them while living in Australia and it's a pain to get most of them cheaply around the world now.
My favourite shampoo bar is the Australian brand, Shampoo with a purpose. Being a small mom and daughter company I love supporting it, but the bars are amazing too. Lathers well, smells devine and last for aaages. They don't strip the hair and I usually go 5-8 days between washes with them. And all natural!
My favourite conditioner bars are either Amor Luminis or Ethique. So nourishing and absolutely lovely, easy to use bars, and leaves no grease behind. However, the brands are Australian and Kiwi, so not all to easy to get my hands on.
I currently live in Europe and I'd like to try and buy locally (+ not have to pay costums on top lol) so I'd love to hear what your favourite shampoo and conditioner bars are? 🙌
I’m wondering what your absolute favorite shampoo/conditioner is? I’m trying to find a new one, my hair type is straight fairly thick, gets oily after 2-3 days of washing!
Heard about this years ago. I’ve tried and my scalp goes mega itchy
My questions are based on this graph:
Does it look accurate?
I came across it awhile back in this thread:
I ordered a powder version online, because I’m really frustrated lately with trying to find an aerosol one that doesnt have a pungent smell and leave dull gross residue. But of course who knows if itll even work.
Ive tried all the staple ones that people swear by, and they’re fine but not great and have the issues listed above. I ALSO notice that 10 minutes after I use it im still oily and stringy on the root and shaft. Thank you for letting me rant and hoping youve got some staples you can recommend:) thank you!
EDIT: Thanks so much, I appreciate all the info and suggestions!