Thursday, January 04, 2007

That Shampoo Moment!

Today, I had a shampoo moment.

If you've never had one, you may be very young or you may simply be using the wrong shampoo and conditioner.

Rich or poor there are only so many shampoos and conditioners out there. Bill Gates or orphans without a penny to their name are all limited by the selection of our supermarkets, salons and wholesalers like Wal-mart and Target. Many tout their products with snazzy names, others spend more money on packaging and yet others simply imitate name-brands with similar product and packaging and pass the savings on advertising to the consumer as a low-price come on.

Well when I was transferred to the southwestern desert, I had heard about the temperatures and the dryness, but hearing about them and experiencing them are two totally different things. Out here a new rubber band can dry out just sitting in your desk for a month. It's that dry. Window wiper blades dissolve after a single season even without being used once, for the same reason. And out here your skin and hair is under constant assault as the moisture is drawn out into the low humidity environment. Folks who live in the desert have stringy, dry protein strands that used to be called hair, but which are now more akin to strands of barbed wire.

I suspect that if you are born here, you don't really ever know what silky soft moist hair feels like and so don't know what you are missing. But when you do, you instinctively do what every other American does naturally: use your inborn consumer skills to find a product to assist you.

Well for all those who read my blog and especially for those who live in a desert or dry climate, today is your lucky day. Today, I break my own rules and commit to a (horrors!) product endorsement.

Today I used Aussie Moist shampoo and conditioner for dry/damaged hair and I had a shampoo moment. A shampoo moment is when you realize the hair care product you are using is vastly superior to the one you were using and you can actually feel the difference. The last time I had a hair care moment was 1986 with an electric blue bottle of Finesse extra moisturizing conditioner. Unfortunately, it seems they changed the formula or something within a few years and so the trial and experience process began. Unfortunately, this can leave you numb to all products, where after awhile you begin to believe they are all alike. Cynicism ruled the day. I did not believe in genuine hair care product diversity.

That's how I was today. I had no high expectations. I was expecting more of the same. But instead, I was shocked with a shampoo moment that has made my hair feel like it's 17 again. As a result, I felt compelled to share my discovery with the world, many who I know are longing for a shampoo moment of their own.

The makers of Aussie shampoo have not paid for this endorsement (not yet anyways) but if their shampoo and conditioner bottles soon start selling off the shelves, thanks to this endorsement I will accept donations of shampoo/conditioner from Redmond Products, Inc. They can contact me via my e-mail for where to ship them.

So go out and buy some Aussie Moist Shampoo and conditioner for dry/damaged hair in the purple and white bottle - and have a shampoo moment of your own. Feel free to report back to me on how it turns out, and whatever you do, don't leave out any moist and juicy details. Oh' and while you're at it, you can now quit writing saying you never understand a single post I make. Surely everyone followed this one - if not well...no shampoo moment for you!

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