Saturday, April 04, 2009

STRICTLY FOR THE GIRLS

At this time of year - after having legs encased in tights and trews and shaving has gone by the board, do you feel you’re morphing into King Kong? Worry no more. I have a habit of picking up hair conditioner at the super market, in mistake for shampoo because I can’t be bothered to read the impossibly small label. The latest tip is (and it works – I’ve just tried it) instead of expensive foam or whatever you use to soften the bristles use hair conditioner instead and you end up with silken pins and fragrant to boot. Pardon the pun. You’re welcome.

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21 comments:

Z said...

Good idea - I use baby oil, but it does make the bath slippery. On the other hand, it makes it really easy to clean...

Keith said...

I don't think I'll try that, thanks!

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

I don't seem to have any hair on my legs anymore...But that is very very interesting Pat.

PI said...

Naomi: lucky you:)

PI said...

Z: why does my comment sometimes disappear: What I said was that to me would be lethal.

K: only girls aloud:)

Kat said...

I've just had the opposite problem. Whilst scrummaging around in a 2-4-1 bargain bin in Boots (I am quite the lady, as you can tell) I managed to pick up 2 shampoos when I needed conditioner - I am disproportionately put out by this. Any tips for excess shampoo?

R. Sherman said...

I actually ran out of shaving cream and tried my wife's conditioner. (I shave in the shower.) Worked quite well actually.

Sorry for barging into a "girls meeting."

Cheers.

Jimmy Bastard said...

Strictly for the girls it maybe.. but it's done with the fellas in mind.

Ahhh go on.. tell me I'm no reet.

PI said...

Kat: only to swap with me - but that's not very practical.

Randall: and I'll bet it left you with a scrumptious soft skin.

Jimmy: sadly a lot of what we ladies do is with fellas in mind. Not much progress there.

Z said...

Kat, how about using it as bubble bath or shower gel?

Mickle in NZ said...

A welcome tip. While Autumn has arrived it is in no way cool enough yet for trews during most of the day. Night time is a bit cooler.

Loved the shots of your garden - what a joy it must ve at this time of the year.

oh - Great Legs!

care and huggles, Michelle in Wellington ( and Zebbycat)

PI said...

Michelle and Zebbycat: welcome and thank you. I ought to remember we are at opposite ends of the earth. Yes this is certainly the time one most appreciates the garden.

Kat said...

Pat : practical - perhaps not, and I don't think our respective postmen would appreciate it either :)

Z : I like the bubble bath idea! Why didn't I think of that...

Nea said...

A gentleman of my acquaintance used baby lotion to shave. He claimed the result not only gave soft skin, but also attracted the ladies who wanted to know the name of his after-shave with the lovely smell.

I'm trying to catch up...lovely pics of the garden, I like the contrast of wild and well-tended, it makes it look like a big garden, is it as big as it looks?

Kevin Musgrove said...

If I survive a few more years this will no longer be a problem: like as not I'll have inherited my father's shiny shins gene.

savannah said...

great tip, sugar, i'll give it a try! i'm lucky in that only a bit of soap and a quick zip of the razor and i'm done! xoxox

(did you ever get an answer re the time lag re: visits & comments appearing?)

PI said...

Kat: problem solved:)

Nea:I noticed it made my legs smell differently.
With Keith's encouragement I'm now declaring the wooded bit a nature reserve pour encourager les autres(the birds and the bees).
The garden used to be large but the house is set in the middle with the lawn in front and wooded bits to the side with a reasonable parking area. Its great for little kids who can go hunting in the bush with one of Grandpa's old pistols to shoot tigers.

Kevin: shiny shins would be nice:)

Savannah: indeed lucky you:) No I can't explain the time lag but it could be my virus thingy - Norton, which is pretty reliable but very slow.

Deb said...

I'm just tying to figure out how to permanantly (and cost effectively) get rid of my furry legs. Soft or bristly, they are still hairy!

sablonneuse said...

After two months of wearing support stockings (after varicose vein op) the hairs on my legs haven't grown back much yet but I'll get some conditioner in for when they do. Thanks for the tip!

debra said...

I will pass on this tip to #2 daughter who insists that shaving cream (for women) is the way to go.

PI said...

Deb: permanently would have to be something like laser I imagine - cost the earth and painful. Why did we ever start shaving in the first place. All I had was a golden down:)

Sandy: I remember the shock when my plasters were removed after fractures.

Debra: be interesting to see what she thinks of it.