Saturday, August 11, 2007

Shampoo- The budget wrecker!

Okay, so it isn't really THAT bad, but here is what happened. Last week, in an effort to save money, I bought some store brand shampoo. It was right next to the bottle I usually buy and said "compare to brand x" Now, I use this shampoo and so do both of my daughters. We all have long hair. The first time I washed my hair with the stuff I rinsed it out and couldn't even pull my fingers through it (note I said pull not run) My hair was so tangled it was breaking off. It was really bad. Now think of trying to get two little girls to wash their hair with something that is going to make combing it out impossible. Not happening- So this week we shared the shampoo back and forth from the other bathroom and my husband used the cheap stuff. So this week I bought some more. It was a bit more expensive, but it will work. However I am not too happy that I wasted money trying to get a deal and ended up spending more in the long run. Here is how it breaks down mathematically.... I bought 2 dollar shampoo instead of 4 dollar shampoo. Then I had to go back and buy 4 dollar shampoo. So in trying to save two bucks, I actually wasted two bucks..... not a lot, but it adds up. BONUS: the new shampoo came with two bottles of body wash (samples).

The moral of this story is- don't buy a big bottle of anything you haven't tried even if it is a little cheaper.


Fabulously Broke in the City said...

Agreed.. I've actually switched to the 2-in-1s to see how they fare.. I think they might give my hair more volume and feel just as soft/moisturizing without having the 2 separate, expensive bottles.

Jen said...

Man I will never make a cheap shampoo mistake again, lol!