Last Monday morning, I stumbled blearily out of bed towards the shower, grabbing my new bottles of L'Oreal Vive Pro shampoo and conditioner as I went.
Now in the shower, I pick up the first bottle, labeled "conditioner." Okay, fine. So I pick up the next bottle..."conditioner." Huh? And, since I can sometimes be a royal idiot in the mornings, I pick up both bottles and look at them together. Yup, that's right, I bought two bottles of conditioner. My mind races back to the day before...
I'm standing in Social Safeway (a grocery store in Georgetown which earned a reputation for being the cruis-iest supermarket in DC due to the high concentration of young singles looking for love and grub in the frozen foods aisles) and trying to decide on a new brand of shampoo. L'Oreal Vive Pro was recently named as a "Best of" in Allure magazine and has lots of pretty colored bottles.
So I am trying to decide if I want the one for "color treated hair" or the one for "highlighted hair" (pretty Sophie's Choice, huh?) when my cell phone rings.
"Ummm, so are you at Safeway?" my boyfriend asks.
I tell him yes, in my best "making HUGE hair care decisions here!!" voice.
"Sooooo, could you pick up some chips?" he asks.
In the background I hear the sounds of a football game and a boy's voice.
"Okay....." I say into the receiver.
"Pssst, pssst, tell her to get salsa too." "Saaaallllllsssssaaaaa!!!!!"
"Ummmm...could you get some salsa too?" my boyfriend asks.
"Chhhhhiiipppppssss and saaaalllllsaaa!!!"
"Yeah, and uh, when do you think you can be back? Like, soon?" asks my boyfriend.
At this point, the finer distictions between color treatment and highlighting were moot. I shoved the bottles in my cart and took off at warp speed to the snack aisle, hoping only to get home before the boys resorted to eating my strawberry body scrub.
And that is how I ended up standing in my morning shower with a ton of conditioner and zero shampoo.
I rectified the situation later that day, deciding that my hair was "highlighted."
As for the product, I have to say that I don't love it. The conditioner especially is very thin and watery and does not coat my hair and I have been noticing tangles in my hair post-shower. And I never get tangles.
I also notice that my hair is very heavy at the scalp, whcih I don't like becuase it makes me feel like I forgot to wash the conditioner out of my hair.
Which is totally a possibility.
However, I am going to keep up the search for a better shampoo/conditioning duo. And turn off my phone the next time I go shopping.