Friday, February 27, 2009

A little tip

Just a wee little tip. Tiny.



Now I sound all cryptic and you're going to think it has something to do with miniatures. Nope! Just an uncomplicated, small tip.


I mentioned in my getting to know you post that I've been growing my hair out for...around two years. Yeah I chopped it and ever since I'm just incredibly paranoid about scissors. My hair is getting pretty close to waist length now (I'm pretty short, so that's not an impressive feat) and is in desperate need of a trim. I can't afford one, so I condition like a fiend. Thankfully I have an almost unending supply of free conditioner!




My mom has short hair and colors it frequently. However, she doesn't like to condition her hair because she thinks it makes her hair flat. Okay, well that's true. Since we don't subscribe to the same hair philosophies she gives me fists full of these tubes. Problem is, they are not the most convenient packaging. In the shower you have to unscrew the cap, squeeze the tube, screw the cap back on and hope the dollop doesn't end up on the shower floor before you get that cap back in place. You can't just leave the cap off because the darn thing is so tiny it'll try to wash itself down the drain...



Oh my goodness. I just envisioned all of this as one of those ridiculous commercials where the "real life person" can't perform the simplest functions and everything is overdramatized. Kinda like this.

Okay we'd better nip that in the bud.

My solution, since there are so many of these tubes, was to empty them into a handy dandy empty (and clean) soap dispenser with pump!



Now I have perfect ease of use and my poor, tired hair thanks me. Plus no oddly shiny-metalish-tube clutter! And check out that gorgeous countertop! *cue eye roll*

Please make sure, if you are getting these from a friend or family member, that you are not putting color specific conditioners into the mix. The tube in the middle of the picture way back there was bright red. It didn't end up going in the bottle. I had flame orange hair once and it was an accident that couldn't grow out fast enough.

So there's my wee little tip for Friday! Have a great weekend!

11 comments:

Heather said...

Great tip! Have a great weekend!!

Eighty MPH Mom said...

Great idea! Thanks for the tip. I wouldn't want to end up with the flame orange hair either!

Gaspegirl said...

Great idea... have a great weekend and I hope that you enjoyed your week in the spotlight!

Mon Cheri said...

Molly, Thanks for your comments on my blog and for linking me. Your blog is darling.I would love to see your foggy garden pics.

Melissa said...

That's a good idea! Have a good weekend. I'm new to your blog. Looking forward to a look around. :)

Nana said...

Good idea, just coming by from SITS. Have a great weekend.

jennifersusan said...

Great tip! I think I should do that with the kids' shampoo. They are always using way too much and I could just qualify it by saying "one pump" or whatever. Thank you!
btw...Happy SITS week!!!

Dee from Downunder said...

Hi, visitng from SITs, great and simple idea - I have lots of samples, neve thought to do this!

S said...

Stopping by from SITS. I really enjoyed perusing your blog! Great ideas! I'm becoming a bit of a gardening fanatic and can't wait to get this year's planted!

Lisa @celebrate CREATIVITY said...

I'll have to keep that one in mind. Enjoy your Sunday!

BusyBeadLady said...

Thanks! Anything to have less clutter! P.S. Have an orange hair story of my own! With just a twinge of green!