I dont know about you but the phrase "Look before you leap" was drummed into my ears as a child. It is a deliberate effort to ponder deeply the pros and cons before going ahead to do stuff. It requires careful thought but I have never been a poster child for carefulness. I am very impatient and with that comes a certain carefreeness(I hope there is a word like that) that has had some unsavoury consequences. In my healthy hair journey I have had to learn the hard way the importance of looking carefully before buying any product. On one occasion I bought a shampoo that I thought was a conditioner. I didn't look at the label properly, I saw the word "moisturing" and my brain filled in "conditioner" so I bought it only to discover upon attempted usage that I had bought a shampoo. The bad thing about this is the fact that it happened twice.
|I was fooled by "Moisturizing"|
|I was deceived by the colour and consistency|
Having learnt my lesson I decided to look out for the word CONDITIONER on my next trip to the supermarket. So with eyes open wide I marched to the hair product aisle and I picked a conditioner. Only...it wasn't what I wanted!
|I overlooked the "clarifying"|
It was a conditioner alright but not a moisturing one. I did not stop to ponder about the clarifying claim the product carried so boldly on the label. I used it but it didnt hit the right spot and I had to go look for another conditioner. This time I had my bifocals on and I read every word on the bottle and with much glee I found what I was looking for - a MOISTURISING conditioner :-)
|My beloved condish!!!|
The moral of this story is ALWAYS READ THE LABEL of any product before you buy. It saves you a tonne of money, time and effort. Most importantly it prevents the gnashing of teeth due to one's own folly. Have a great week.