Surely, you’ve heard by now about Steeler’s strong safety Troy Polamalu’s hair being insured for a million bucks. That’s impressive, especially considering the way men’s hair is valued in my house.

I did a little consumer research in the shower this morning and discovered that the shampoo I’ve been using, Suave Ocean Breeze, cost only $.99. Meanwhile, my wife’s shampoos and conditioners (three different bottles) all cost between $15 and $20 each. They even sound better, like her Rusk Sensories Calm Guarna and Ginger Nourishing Shampoo ($15.99). Mmmm… guarna. My shampoo sounds like a feminine hygiene product.

Not that I care, really.

I’d be OK with soap — in fact, on vacation I went a whole week using just a can of Barbasol shaving cream as soap, shampoo, and yes, for shaving. I know that sounds weird, but it was an outdoor shower, we were at the beach… forget it, you had to be there.

I did not brush my teeth with the Barbarsol, but maybe if I’d had a can of the Soothing Aloe…

6 thoughts on “Haironomics

  1. I used to use all that expensive stuff for my hair. Now I just use a $6 bottle of 2 in 1 Pantene shampoo/conditioner, comb it out with a really big comb, and let it dry by itself. That’s it. All that other stuff is totally unnecessary and women just buy into it.

    1. I’ll say this, that expensive stuff smells great! Once my wife had some sort of clove shampoo that was really nice… Oooops. Forgot I’m not supposed to be using it.

    1. Well, I didn’t shave every day! Maybe I’ll grow a vacation beard next time; can’t have one at home because of the fire department.

  2. There must be something wrong with me….
    I only use salon products and I’m a guy. Yes, some of those “products” are upwards of $20+ but, it’s worth it. The difference is uncomparable, I think.

    1. It would be inappropriate for me to offer an opinion on whether there is something wrong with you. To paraphrase Bones McCoy: I’m a blogger, dammit! Not a doctor!

      But back to the matter at hand. It’s fine to spend a little money on the hair, just pointing out that there seems to be some inequity in my household. That said, I do believe it’s time to finally put my foot down and have my hair respected. This aggression will not stand, man.

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