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Old 11-12-2008, 10:08 AM   #41
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Thanks I was looking in my make up drawer and feeling guilty . Plus i"m one of those $88 a month on my hair harlots !
I don't wear makeup.

I buff my nails.

Don't cut or dye my hair. The hair seems to have 'stopped by itself' (from the song "Hair") at waist length, medium brown and grey around the edges; I wear it in a bun or braid(s) or pulled back with a clasp or just leave it down. (Now for the lecture that older women shouldn't have long hair.)
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Sometimes that's really necessary, after being outside in New Orleans in the summer, or gardening in the dirt, and so on. On workdays it's not usually practical, but weekends are another matter.

I do tend to take brief showers, though, since I was brought up to do that. It really doesn't take more than five minutes to soap all over and scrub everything thoroughly and rinse, if you don't loiter.

As for toilet paper, I wasn't counting that as a toiletry. It''s paper goods.

Oh, and I, too, plan to cut my hair after retirement. Why not? I only go to Supercuts to make sure it's absolutely perfectly even in the back, for work.

But I can't believe how you all are talking about skimping on deodorant after retirement. To me that shows no self respect (in our culture).
In the winter I don't use deodorant unless I leave the house (I keep the place at 60F), that's two or three times a week.
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Ever notice how, if you shampoo your hair then rinse and repeat, the shampoo lathers much more the second time? Even if you use just a tiny bit of shampoo the second time around, you get plenty of lather.

I take advantage of this by using a cheap shampoo (e.g. Suave at $1/bottle) for the first time through, and then use just a few drops of the more expensive shampoo the second time through.

Use this tip today, and send your worries about the current market slump down the drain!
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Old 11-12-2008, 10:48 AM   #44
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I take advantage of this by using a cheap shampoo (e.g. Suave at $1/bottle) for the first time through, and then use just a few drops of the more expensive shampoo the second time through.
Use this tip today, and send your worries about the current market slump down the drain!
Al, I'm shocked, shocked I say, that you wash your hair twice. Doesn't the shampoo get it clean on the first pass?
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Yeah, I am shocked too! I only wash my hair once and it seems clean enough to me--I do the squeak test.

Been using Aussie Mega shampoo for years. Use that instead of soap too.

Dry off the razor and it will last a lot longer.

Too much info?
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Nords, T-Al has to make his hair fluffy - that is what the second "wash" does for most people!

So he goes from to !
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Nords, T-Al has to make his hair fluffy - that is what the second "wash" does for most people!
I think that would earn me a bunch of odd looks at the post-surfing beach shower...
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I take advantage of this by using a cheap shampoo (e.g. Suave at $1/bottle) for the first time through, and then use just a few drops of the more expensive shampoo the second time through.
Al, I use Suave for both first and second times! I think Suave is a great bargain and it seems to handle my hair as well as other brands. Plus, Suave has really cool tropical scents like coconut, which I have right now. I think the bottle before this one was mango scented or something.

I always wash my hair twice because that way I'm sure I got it clean the first time. If it doesn't take more than a few drops, then I know I did a good job.
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I'm also into the $1/bottle shampoo. It can be found on the bottom shelf at the drugstore. I'm on the second bottle of White Rain Energizing Citrus, enriched with orange, fruit extract and provitamin B5, 18 fl oz. While using the first bottle, I realized I was pouring out more than I need, so now I just use a daub and wash only once, but every day. I figure I can enjoy the expensive stuff every six weeks along with a professional hair cut. I see no difference between this and my old more expensive brands.
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You are a woman just not into all that stuff . I'm not into a lot but I absolutely will not leave my house without a light foundation ,mascara & lipstick and I do love Body Butter and a nice conditioner .I guess I am slightly high maintenance
Moemg, I think you and I could hang out together safely and not feel guilty about being migh maintenance. However if you consider yourself slightly high maintenance I am off the scale. I spend at least $100 a month on getting my hair done, have to have the roots done every 4 weeks and throw in regular highlights/lowlights. Add in the products - I only buy high quality shampoo conditioners, plus defrizzers, sprays to add body etc. A pedicure once a month is a basic necessity. Deodrant is Estee Lauder roll on. I love body creams, my favourite is from Kai which cost $30 I think. Soap - I only buy Claus Porto which is about $15 a bar, however is well worth the money and it must be good as even DH agrees. Perfumes - I only use one - Aqua di Palma which is $125 a bottle.

That said, I know we could save money if I gave these things up, however for me if we can't afford these things do we really have enough to retire and maintain the lifestyle we enjoy?
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If you utilize the drug store sale programs in conjunction with manufacturers coupons - i.e., CVS-Extra Care Bucks or Rite-Aid rebates you will spend $0 for shampoo, toothpaste, toothbrushes, deodorant, razors plus many other toiletries - I have a closet supply to last a life time.
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I hope things never get that bad where I start tracking toilet paper.
Don't laugh, I know people who go to the bathroom at work and the mall to save. I can't believe it, not my style.
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We have a category in our budget called "Wal-Mart", although technically that means money we spend at stores like Target, K-Mart, etc. also. We don't like the produce and meats at Wal-Mart, so we grocery shop elsewhere. Sure, we get some 'boxed' foods at Wal-Mart, things like soda, oatmeal, soups, etc....but they don't often have the items we want, such as the spicy stir-fry sauce we love and quality spices.

But I must say I focus on the large expenses...I think that's where I save most of my money. Anything under $100 we don't worry too much about....we just buy it (within reason). However, I recently purchased a 58" plasma TV, and I spent hours researching that purchase and negotiating a deal with a vendor

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Not retired, yet. So I don't know why I find this thread so interesting, but I do.

I'd expect that when I return to the USA, my first stop will be to Costco or SAMS for a membership -where you can buy toiletries at bulk and save $$$$.
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I buy a special shampoo for grey hair. I don't use it every time I shampoo just once in a while. When I use, it I mix it with Suave so that it lasts longer.
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I buy a special shampoo for grey hair. I don't use it every time I shampoo just once in a while. When I use, it I mix it with Suave so that it lasts longer.
What does it do?
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The special shampoo gives my gray more of a silver tint. It also keeps the gray from turning yellow. You just use it like a shampoo and leave it in your hair for about 3 minutes then rinse it out.
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Moemg, I think you and I could hang out together safely and not feel guilty about being migh maintenance. However if you consider yourself slightly high maintenance I am off the scale. I spend at least $100 a month on getting my hair done, have to have the roots done every 4 weeks and throw in regular highlights/lowlights. Add in the products - I only buy high quality shampoo conditioners, plus defrizzers, sprays to add body etc. A pedicure once a month is a basic necessity. Deodrant is Estee Lauder roll on. I love body creams, my favourite is from Kai which cost $30 I think. Soap - I only buy Claus Porto which is about $15 a bar, however is well worth the money and it must be good as even DH agrees. Perfumes - I only use one - Aqua di Palma which is $125 a bottle.

That said, I know we could save money if I gave these things up, however for me if we can't afford these things do we really have enough to retire and maintain the lifestyle we enjoy?

I 'm also a once a month pedicure person ( a necessity if you live in sandals ).My make up is Estee Lauder and I adore Body Butter from the body shop . My perfume is Innis which is Irish perfume . The good thing is if the stock market doesn't rebound I have some areas where I can cut corners .Where as the no maintenace people have no frills to cut !!
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The special shampoo gives my gray more of a silver tint. It also keeps the gray from turning yellow. You just use it like a shampoo and leave it in your hair for about 3 minutes then rinse it out.
Can you give us the name?

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