I am a genius #sol17

March 6, 2017

Today I discovered that the conditioner I have been using for months (MONTHS!) is actually shampoo.


How did I discover this?

Well, I was trying to show my daughter how to take down her hair, and I mentioned that conditioner would help to give it better “slip” as the hair peeps call it. “So, take a little of this conditioner,” I said, “and put it on the ends of your hair.”

To which she said, “Yeah, except that’s shampoo.”

And I looked at the label, and it definitely says shampoo.

You know, I had always wondered why my conditioner created lather. And it never once occurred to me to check the label.

Slice of Life is a writing challenge hosted by Two Writing Teachers.

Slice of Life is a writing challenge hosted by Two Writing Teachers.


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  1. Crystal

    Thanks for the giggle. I can see myself doing this. I know I’ve used body wash to clean my hair before without realizing it.

    • LibraryDragon/Storykeeper

      Been there, did you also know that conditioner doesn’t work well when used to clean hair. Yeh done that too.

  2. Kristi Lonheim (@lonheim)

    If it provides the ‘slip’ then you just saved yourself needing two products! Kudos to a kiddo who was paying attention.

  3. MAK

    HA! You made me laugh! I love that you admitted it. I have been known to keep those cards pretty close from embarrassment! It’s good you can laugh with us.

  4. dogtrax

    Great post … yeah .. we all do things like that.

  5. Ally Bean

    Now who among us has not done something like this? Thanks for my morning chuckle.

  6. Adrienne

    Oh, I laughed out loud on this one! A few years ago, when I was visiting my mom, I discovered the opposite in her shower: she only had conditioner. You are not alone.

  7. lodonnell13

    Thanks for the laugh!

  8. djvichos

    This story is told with such engaging humor, the ALL CAPS, the title, a question, the language “hair peeps”. Good stuff.

  9. Jenny @ Reading the End

    Hahahaha, oh my God, you don’t know how validating I found this story. I had a friend recently stay the night at my place, and I remembered just before she arrived that I had used up the last of my shampoo, so I ran upstairs and put a fresh bottle of shampoo in the shower in case she needed it? And when I went to take a shower the next day, after she’d left, I realized that the fresh bottle I’d put out was conditioner, so I’d left her a shower full of three conditioners and no shampoos. It bothered me way out of proportion to how big a deal it was; I keep thinking WHAT IF SHE THINKS I DON’T KNOW WHAT SHAMPOO IS. :p

    • Akilah

      Hahahahaha. Unlike me, she probably read the labels so at least SHE knew the difference.

  10. Brian Rozinsky

    Memories like this: hair today, gone tomorrow 😉 So, I’m glad you captured this one in a quick slice!


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