Did I mention I was getting my eyes tested? I think I did, well I went along and the results explained why my glasses weren't giving good results. Basically they were rubbish. I paid a whack for varifocals and it turns out they weren't adjusted for the astigmatism, the fields of view didn't correspond to my eyes and several other things, including the actual prescription. Which makes me wonder if it was somebody else's and there'd been a mix up.
So I got new ones, varifocals again as apparently I really do need them and was promised a better experience. The optician was happy to put new lenses in my old frame (so unusual these days) but I opted for some new ones as I got a pair of readers at a discount. They said it'd be a two week wait but both pairs arrived in four days, which was impressive. And guess what- I can see again. If I wear them.
I went into the chemist to buy new shampoo the other day and decided on some sulphate-free stuff as it's supposed to be better for your hair. Blow it, I got the conditioner that was standing next to it on the shelf, as well. May as well really look after my locks.
Next day in the shower I applied the shampoo, it didn't lather but I know all the bubbles in most products are just there for show and actually can strip your hair, so no worries. But I thought I'd give it a second soaping just to make sure. Then I applied the conditioner and left it to do its finest while I had my shower. I have to say I was impressed with the shine and the fullness it gave.
Next day, in the shower again after a long power walk and I had to pick up the bottles to make sure which was which as they look almost identical. They look that way because they are. Identical that is, except one has New written on the front. They are both conditioner. So I'd conditioned my hair three times.
Which I can now recommend, and it also left me wondering if shampoo is all it's cracked up to be in the first place. My Dad never bothers with it, he just uses whatever soap/gel he's showering with and I know my Mother has used Fairy liquid in an emergency (very, very bad for your poor hair- anything that can de-grease dishes so well can only beggar your scalp).
The moral of the story, if indeed there is one, is when you have new glasses actually wear them. I still don't have a sulphate free shampoo but I won't need conditioner for some time. If you use an organic or similar range what is it and how good is it? I have fine hair, prone to frizz in humidity. All recommendations gratefully received.