Alternatively Titled: Clean Little Secret

I should not be sharing this little secret about myself.  Its not like I need to give anyone else another reason to think I am totally weird.

I just could not resist sharing this with you.

I have been doing something for about 20 years now. 

Yes, I started when I was still in the womb. 


I read the directions on shampoo bottles.

A normal, well reasoning person would have deducted that they might not need to read the directions at all, as applying a soap based product to your hair is a fairly simple process.  But even if they did want to reinforce accuracy, surely once or twice would have been enough.

Not me.  I read every single bottle I buy, and sometimes more then once. 

In my normal practice of things, I decided to try out this new (to me) brand at Target.  I try to go organic whenever possible, and when that cannot be done, make sure it is at least free of parabens. 


When I turned over the little guy to soak up the directions like a good book, I discovered this.



Shampoo daily on wet hair while singing.

And you know what?

I did.

It never felt so good to be weird.

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Amanda Rettke is the creator of I Am Baker, and the bestselling author of Surprise Inside Cakes: Amazing Cakes for Every Occasion โ€“ With a Little Something Extra Inside.Over the course of her 15+ year blogging adventure, she has been featured in and collaborated with the Food Network, New York Times, LA Times, Country Living Magazine, People Magazine, Epicurious, Brides, Romantic Homes, life:beautiful, Publishers Weekly, The Daily Mail, Star Tribune, The Globe and Mail, DailyCandy, YumSugar, The Knot, The Kitchn, and Parade, to name a few.

Reader Comments

  1. I read them too – but not usually until they are staring me in the face from the shower rack. ๐Ÿ™‚
    That’s the kind of shampoo I use and the same brand I use of conditioner for Julia’s hair. It’s so much more affordable than the other natural stuff and when you go through 5T of conditioner to get through Julia’s curls, well it adds up!

  2. I read them too! Always have and probably always will. I have never found a cute saying on the back of my shampoo bottles! Lucky you! Lather, rinse, repeat is about all I get. ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Hahaha! I used the tomato lotion yesterday. I read directions too…it said rub lovingly on face…I did! Don’t you usually read the directions WHILE singing in the shower?! Your not weird…everyone does that. Right?! Joy to read as always…
    Thought of you yesterday in world market. They are selling red Valentines pancake mix. Wonder if they got as.many sweet encouraging emails as you did about your rainbow ones;-)

  4. Oooh my you make me laugh! I love creative lables and directions!
    And you know what? I do that too. For all my life. You’d think I’ve have figured out how to shampoo, but I ALWAYS read the directions, as if I’m expecting a bolt of lighting to strike me “ahha!! NOW I know how to shampoo my hair!”
    oh well. weird people unite ๐Ÿ™‚

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