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!