Wednesday, February 3, 2010

less is more?

or more is more?  i'm a product junkie of any sorts.  from cleaning supplies to hair supplies, i love it all.  i've notice recently that i use ALOT of it too!  i've read you are to use like a quarter sized amount of shampoo and dime size amount of dish soap.  this is just crazy to me!

i feel like if you don't have suds bubbling up off your head or overflowing in the sink, then you my friend are not getting it clean! dime size? how about palm sized?!  ok, so i know i'm crazy and i'm being SO wasteful.  so, i'm trying to cut back.  it is extremely hard too!  i've tried just a little shampoo and a little conditioner, but it's really hard when i get to body wash.  i love me a loofah full of suds!  i've also tried less dish soap and i just am not feeling it.  i've notice at work i pump the shampoo a good 4-5 times before i'm done and i'm talking a gallon sized pump!  how terrible is it?! it's so bad.

so my goal is to kick this habit to the curb!  don't hold me to it in a month from now, but i'm working on it.  i'm learning that my dishes are clean with hot water and a little squirt of soap and my body is still just as clean with a quarter sized amount vs. a big healthy squeeze full.  i'm hoping i'll see a difference in buying my cleaning supplies as well as personal hygiene products too.

so, do you also have a problem with products? or do you under-use your stuff? will you join me in a fight for change! haha


Janie Fox said...

You get it honest... I always said my mantra is more is more! haha

just_me_tiff said...

I use a TON of dish soap. It's almost difficult to rinse them, yes a little ridiculous.

Annie @ The House That Jade Built said...

I don't use much of any of it :) Wish super short hair I need a very small amount of product. Then praise the lord for my dishwasher! I also hate body wash so I'm a dove soap girl! However, we do use a lot of hairspray - reminds me that I need a color & some new hair spray ordered :)

Jillian said...

I am exactly the same! I use so much. SO BAD. but it feels so good. :)

elise said...

i use LOTS of dish soap, because i'm freaky about getting germs off.But with everything else i use as little as possible to get the job done:O)
I"m with Annie on the Dove bars.
Right now i have my favorite matrix Sleek shampoo and a little tiny sleek conditioner, from a friend at Christmas, so i've been stretching it as LOOOOOOOOOOOng as i can! i've missed the smell, haven't bought it since stopped working at the hair studio and lost my discount:O(