My shampoo experiment is over! You thought you knew me, but did you know I have been doing a test to see how long I could go without buying shampoo or conditioner? Probably not. Sheesh, some readers you are. The answer, by the way is 2 years.
Oh, relax I didn’t say I went that long without using it.
I had stored in my cabinets the sample bottles that I’ve collected from fine hotels and resorts around the world since before my honeymoon. Circa, 1998. Hotels see me coming from a mile away. I’ve actually thrown away clothes to make room for more swag. Yes, that’s what I consider it. The shit you get at a hotel room is a non-famous persons swag. The quicker you get that stuff in your luggage the sooner they replace it. The hotel staff must think I’m extremely OCD with my constant cleaning. Either that or I swipe a few from their carts, when they’re oh so conveniently cleaning your room. I’m also not above throwing them a $5 to walk away with as much as I can carry “the supermarket sweep“ of resorts. Oh, I’m serious, I had Annik Goutal from Paris, Bulgari from Hong Kong, Bliss from Colorado, Molton Brown from London, and Kiehl’s from NYC, to name a few. I don’t want to sound like a shampoo snob, (I hate those people) but I felt the need to name drop a bit. It makes me feel superior.
Of course my uber shiny hair makes me feel superior as well. But, let’s be honest, it was only uber shiny on good brand days. Sometimes a shampoo would leave it straggly or oily, but I worked through it until the 3oz bottle was bone try. I persevered!!!… like troubled teens left out in the wilderness camp to survive. Now, 2 years later, I estimate that I’ve saved $1200 in hair products, plus I have enough moisturizer left over to soften the dry scaly skin of a village of Eskimos. I don’t know that Eskimo’s have dry skin per say, but I’m assuming the dry cold air doesn’t help. Of course I live in Florida and have dry skin, so maybe I’ll just keep the moisturizer for myself. Starting now, I will not buy moisturizer until all my pilfered moisturizer is gone, unless of course one of my Eskimo readers contacts me and then I will ship it to them… C.O.D. of course.
Comment Question: Spill, do you take the shampoo and conditioner and if so what’s your favorite hotel/brand?