I bought a new shampoo during my most recent re-supply run, a two-in-one combination shampoo/conditioner. I recently discovered the benefits of using a conditioner in this ultra-dry climate of ours, the main bennie being conditioner keeps my hair from standing straight up after my well-meaning barberess takes waaay too damned much off the top, despite my repeated instructions to "leave it longish on top, please." But we digress and we're supposed to be talking about shampoo. I noticed my hair just doesn't seem as clean since buying that new stuff and, further, it takes a lot of shampoo to produce what passes for lather. And I like a LOT o' lather.
So... there I was... standing in the shower today, getting ready to wash my hair when I look closely at the label on my new shampoo only to find it's NOT a two-in-one product, it's just conditioner. Period. Full stop. No damned wonder this stuff doesn't lather up like my previous brand and no damned wonder my hair doesn't feel as clean as it used to.
I amaze myself sometimes. I'm beginning to think I really need a maid. Or a minder.