Sunday, January 10, 2010

Searching for the answer to one of life's big questions

Why is it that no matter what I do, I always run out of conditioner before I run out of shampoo?

I buy both the shampoo and the conditioner at the same time. Both bottles hold the same number of fluid ounces. I start using them both on the same day. On a daily basis, I do everything in my power to assure that I use equal amounts of shampoo and conditioner. When I begin to notice that the conditioner is dwindling, I begin using ridiculously large amounts of shampoo.

But inevitably, there comes a day when I am desperately trying to get any amount of conditioner out of the bottle, and the shampoo is still just as full as can be.

How does that happen?

Are there little elves that come and refill the shampoo each night? If so, what do they have against the conditioner?

Is some higher power trying to tell me that my hair is conditioned enough? Because if so, that higher power should come have a closer look at my hair.

Am I just grossly miscalculating my conditioner usage, or my shampoo-to-conditioner ratio?

Because, once again, while I have plenty of shampoo left in the bottle, I have to go buy more conditioner.

Can anyone explain this phenomenon to me?



Bacardi Mama said...

I have the same problem, but in reverse. I always run out of shampoo first. I have pumps on mine, so I know that I use equal amounts. If you figure this out, let me know. It has been driving me crazy for years. Love you.

Corinne said...

I was JUST thinking about the same thing this morning in the shower, except like your mom it's the opposite. Then I realized, my husband started using my shampoo. Just the shampoo. Not the conditioner. Hence the tons of conditioner left over since he uses waaaay too much shampoo.

Lyndsay said...

Yeah, sorry Chocolate Girl but I'm with the others... the shampoo is always gone before the conditioner. I'll use 2 bottles of shampoo before the conditioner is gone.
You must have the softest hair ever.

InTheFastLane said...

I usually am out of shampoo first, but today, I ran out of conditioner and still have shampoo. Just today, I was pondering what could have happened that life had reversed itself :)

Anonymous said...

ALWAYS out of conditioner first...maybe it's our hair?

Jade @ Tasting Grace said...

I have the EXACT same problem!! So frustrating! grr...

--It's Your Movie-- said...

I always run out of shampoo first too. And I've done the same thing, trying to make myself use more to balance it out. My husband has his own shampoo so I don't know what's going on! I also wanted to say (off topic) that I really appreciate the wonderful comments you always leave me. When I said "You make this fun" on my last post, I was most definitely meaning YOU in that group. :)