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Old 11-12-2008, 05:45 PM   #61
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REW, that is mean! But actually I did think that maybe that shampoo they were talking about for gray hair would have some bluing in it.

I had a lovely white horse for years, and before horse shows I'd wash him with a very expensive horse shampoo called Quicksilver, that would make his white just glow rather than look all yellowish. It was purple and of course had bluing in it. We'd also use some sort of human shampoo called fresh and fancy or something in a pinch.
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Old 11-12-2008, 06:24 PM   #62
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I'm a CVS Extra Care Bucks gal like Becca. If any of you cheapskates want more info go to Hot Coupon World and then on to the Drugstore thread. They post the ads several weeks in advance and then go on to explain where to find the coupons to match the deals. I haven't paid dime one for toothpaste, toothbrushes, shampoo, conditioner, razors, deodorant in the 3 years I've been drinking the Kool-Aid. What you don't use can be donated to the food bank.
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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.)
Khan, I think that people have stopped the older women and long hair bit. I've never known anyone to think that Emmy Lou Harris looks anything but wonderful with long silver hair!
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I participate in online surveys where I earn a few extra dollars. Occasionally I get to try a new product and evaluate it. Right now I'm evaluating Pantene; my usual brand is Suave. I've seen nothing better with the Pantene that would lead me to buy it over Pantene. Maybe some toiletries/grooming items are worthwhile to spend more money on---but shampoo definitely isn't one of them.
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I participate in online surveys where I earn a few extra dollars. Occasionally I get to try a new product and evaluate it. Right now I'm evaluating Pantene; my usual brand is Suave. I've seen nothing better with the Pantene that would lead me to buy it over Pantene. Maybe some toiletries/grooming items are worthwhile to spend more money on---but shampoo definitely isn't one of them.
I have also participated in surveys/free samples. Also have never seen improvement over the cheap stuff (except maybe the smells).
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Kind of a high maintenance gal myself. Haircut/highlights/lowlights every 6 weeks - $100, dept. store brands makeup but that usually lasts a good long while, Philosphy bath gel and lotion and I buy salon shampoo (helps save the lowlights). On the upside, I don't do manicures, pedicures, facials or massage. I can cut back to nearly nothing - just don't want to.
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OK, I'm doing my annual review of expenses and am wondering what other people spend on toiletries every month. I lump all of them in with groceries. This would include soap, shampoo, toothpaste, laundry detergent, contact solution, etc...basically stuff that keeps you looking presentable and functioning. Looks like right around $30 from what I can gather.
i'll guess maybe $20.
our biggest replacement item is laundry detergent and bar soap. i use body wash, but dh2b insists on bar soap, name brand.
i don't wear makeup daily, do not color or perm my hair, and do my own in-between trims on my bangs and face framing hair to keep the appts at a minimum. i can go 1 month without a haircut before the shaggy dog look takes over. then i go get it done again, cut very short. i get three different looks per month with the length changes.
we both wear our hair short, so shampoo is minimal.
i go to the dollar store for all toiletries. name brands are often $2-3 cheaper there in large containers. i save smaller size containers and refill them myself.
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REALLY?

last time i tried that........i was at Woodstock 99. it all started when...

oh never mind. i prefer to stay on the safe side of the blade.
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The fact that this thread has stayed on topic with such a wacky subject while so many deep and serious threads degenerate into silliness says a lot about the participants. So what's next, back to counting and cutting dryer sheets?
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The fact that this thread has stayed on topic with such a wacky subject while so many deep and serious threads degenerate into silliness says a lot about the participants. So what's next, back to counting and cutting dryer sheets?
I blush to admit it here, but I'm too cheap thrifty to use dryer sheets.
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I blush to admit it here, but I'm too cheap thrifty to use dryer sheets.
I don't use them either.
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The fact that this thread has stayed on topic with such a wacky subject while so many deep and serious threads degenerate into silliness says a lot about the participants. So what's next, back to counting and cutting dryer sheets?
it is badly needed group therapy.
it surely beats the heck outta talking about the m*rk*t.
i propose the next topic we talk about is....<drum roll>...TOENAILS.
pictures are encouraged but not mandatory. get your digital cameras ready to go.
anyone wanna pick up THAT gauntlet?
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I blush to admit it here, but I'm too cheap thrifty to use dryer sheets.
I'm too cheap to have a dryer.
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Yep it's purple... What I'm using now is Nexus Simply Silver and what I have for the next bottle (purchased when on sale) is Pantene Silver Expressions. I mix a little in the palm of my hand with some Suave. It lasts longer that way and I don't see much difference when using it that way.
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I had a lovely white horse for years, and before horse shows I'd wash him with a very expensive horse shampoo called Quicksilver, that would make his white just glow rather than look all yellowish
I bet it's cheaper than Suave on a per-ounce basis. Maybe we can organize an ER-Forum group buy.

How much is the horse chow?
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I'm too cheap to have a dryer.
Years ago, we tried hang drying. It did not work for us in the hot and dry AZ climate. Clothes came out stiff, bone dry, and crackling like tortilla chips! Then, we have to spend more time for ironing. Bath towels felt like sand paper!

It could be because of the hard water or lack of fabric softener.
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We'd love to have that line drying problem. Clothes generally have to hang for two days here in order to dry. We usually put them out all day, then run them in the dryer for 10 minutes.
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Years ago, we tried hang drying. It did not work for us in the hot and dry AZ climate. Clothes came out stiff, bone dry, and crackling like tortilla chips! Then, we have to spend more time for ironing. Bath towels felt like sand paper!

It could be because of the hard water or lack of fabric softener.
I have a water softener.
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Years ago, we tried hang drying. It did not work for us in the hot and dry AZ climate. Clothes came out stiff, bone dry, and crackling like tortilla chips! Then, we have to spend more time for ironing. Bath towels felt like sand paper!

It could be because of the hard water or lack of fabric softener.
What time of the day were you hanging them out? Last time I lived in a really hot climate I used to do my washing early evening. The sun would be down, but the air warm enough to dry the clothes.
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