Lather Me Up – Clean Can Be So Dirty

21 Jan

Lather, Rinse, Repeat.

The biggest scam in the beauty industry.

Do they think we don’t know that if we shampoo twice, we will go through the bottle faster, therefore having to buy another bottle sooner than if we washed once?

It’s the same with face wash, lather, rinse, repeat.
If a product can’t get my hair or face clean in one slathering then I have an issue with that product. It’s not like I frequent coal mines, I am not THAT dirty.

I had this great epiphany while browsing the shampoo aisle at Rite Aid yesterday.
Almost every bottle instructed me to do the same thing. I thought to myself, “Do they think I’m stupid?!”
The resounding answer to myself was, YES!
YES, the beauty product industry thinks I am extremely stupid. In fact, they are betting on my lack of knowledge and non-proof based research to make billions of dollars this year.

I started to look at all the different labels promising me luxurious shine, voluminous bounce, and effortless styling. There were even products that swore they would make my hair grow faster and even transform my locks overnight into a completely different texture.
All these boxes and bottles were aimed at me, at my friends, at my sisters and we were buying them hook, line and sinker.

I went ahead and took it one step further, I looked at the ingredients on the back of most of the products and I would say, eighty percent of them had almost identical ingredients in the top ten. I’ve been duped. We all have.

It took me over twenty years to realize that dieting doesn’t work and neither do diet products. Now, the truth about hair products. What’s next? Am I going to discover that my expensive makeup isn’t actually making me look like a supermodel?!

I guess I always kind of knew. We all do. We know that a shampoo can’t transform our hair. We know that face wash won’t make us beautiful. We get it on the surface, but somewhere underneath we hold out hope.

It’s the same in life. There is no magic pill, man, friend, apartment or job that will make us into who we wish we really were. I wish I had realized all this twenty five years ago. In the meantime, I’m done looking for any kind of quick fix and I’m sure as hell done with Lather, Rinse, Repeat.


As always, I love to read your comments, so write me!


5 Responses to “Lather Me Up – Clean Can Be So Dirty”

  1. JLO January 21, 2014 at 9:22 pm #

    and she’s back, Folks…. and couldn’t agree with you more, LJ!!

  2. Izzy Hirson January 21, 2014 at 10:12 pm #

    Great to have you back writing again!

    • 90210mom January 21, 2014 at 10:16 pm #

      Thanks Izzy! It feels amazing to be back!

  3. jp January 22, 2014 at 5:27 pm #

    Read ratings of moisturizers in Consumer Reports. Highly rated and inexpensive was Clean and Clear from Johnson and Johnson. Don’t pay for the name and advertising costs of expensive products. If something has alpha hydroxy as an ingredient it is good.

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