Slowly going bald!

December 7, 2010 | Posted By: Bonnie Ungaro
In one of my earlier posts on my blog I mentioned my commitment to using up all products I have before purchasing a new product. This has turned out to be an interesting experience.

Hereís the deal: I ran out of my normal hair conditioner a little over a month ago. Since that time, I have been using samples, travel ones, and now Iím left with hotel conditioners. That's right. I'm one of those people. I take the conditioners, lotions and soaps on my last stay at any hotel.

Why do we feel inclined to take hotel soaps, lotions and conditioners?

I use the term we because I know I am not the only one out there who does this. My first thought is I paid x amount of dollars to stay here so I am getting my money's worth and taking what I can! The second thought is if I do not take this they will probably just throw it away. Why waste it? So here I am. For the last two weeks I have been using my glamorous collection of hotel conditioners.

Today I am down to my last conditioner thank goodness. Itís cucumber melon and smells great. But I believe its missing the conditioning element. Combing my hair after I shower has been the biggest pain in the butt! The comb is covered in my hair by the time Iím done, and my scalp feels like itís going to bleed. If this keeps up much longer, I will be bald before I need to buy a new conditioner. I am happy that I have stayed committed to my actual need for conditioner. Although every time I comb my hair my scalp is pulsing, after I do feel close to saying I NEED a new conditioner.

Guest contributor Bonnie Ungaro writes about her quest to quit shopping for one year.
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December 7, 2010 | Posted By: TartOfDarkness
So what hotel carries the best conditioner? I like the Marriott products and those from the Mission Inn Hotel in CA. My least favorite were the ones provided by Sandals Whitehouse, Jamaica. Yeah, I collect the "freebies" too. I especially like the shower caps!
December 7, 2010 | Posted By: beungaro
TartOFDarkness, That is too funny I totally take the shower cap too! I would never buy one because I don't like to be seen wearing one. The one I have now is from a hotel I stayed at in Chicago years and years ago! LOL The last of the conditioner, cucumber melon, was from a Holiday Inn. It smells great but doesn't do the trick.
December 8, 2010 | Posted By: svanegas
Interesting thoughts on cutting costs. I am all about saving money; I too am guilty of taking the shower caps and little amenities at the hotels I stay. However, when it comes down to health i.e. your hair is falling out, it is better to sacrifice a little bit of money, paying for a good conditioner, than to lose hair.
I guess this is one of those situations where you have to consider the opportunity cost of the situation. While it is nice to save money on personal items from taking samples from hotels and little freebies, is the financial savings worth losing your hair over it? For me, no way! I would rather pay, or even buy a salon brand hair care item, to have beautiful hair than to save money and be going bald. Good luck.
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