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Secondhand shampoo

February 19th, 2016

I have a shampoo my friend gave me, and it's expensive. I already could tell from the bottle, but also, this is a high-class friend who only gives pricey presents. Then, to cement that, she actually said when she gave it to me that it's special.

I started using it and it really isn't that fantastic, at least not for my hair. It says it's for all hair types (and it's "anti-aging" which is a title I had no idea could apply to hair products) but it just doesn't work for me.

My hair feels heavy and still full of product after I use it. I think it's because I have thick Chinese hair.

I finally told Claus, "My new shampoo is junk. I'm going to give it to you." Way to sell it, Me.

He looked at me and with typical sarcasm, declared, "Wooooow, thanks! How lucky!"

"I mean, I think it's meant for fine hair, like yours," I backpedaled.

In an effort to convince him I wasn't offloading junk on him, I even looked it up. "It's $54. It must be good. Just try it and tell me if it works for you," as I placed it on his bathroom counter.

He acquiesced and gave me something back: advice to keep my day job because I would not be able to sell water to a man in the desert.

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