So I was co-washing my hair a few weeks ago with my Aussie Moist Conditioner which was running out.
Now when one of my products is running out I will usually leave the bottle upside down for a few hours before using it. This makes it easier to get most of the product out of the bottle. Unfortunately on this occasion I had forgotten to do so.
I don’t know about you but I find it extremely frustrating when I know for a fact that there is enough conditioner stuck around the sides of the bottle to cover my hair but I simply cannot get it out.
Actually there was a time I seriously considered writing a strongly worded letter to Aussie Moist demanding that they put their product in a jar instead of a bottle. I love that conditioner but it is just way too thick for a bottle.
Anyway so there I was holding a conditioner bottle with product that I couldn’t get access to, so naturally I did what anyone else would have done in that situation. I grabbed a sharp knife from the kitchen and hacked the bottle in two to liberate my conditioner.
Digging my hand in, I did get all the conditioner out which I was happy about but I wasn’t too keen on my scratched my knuckles from the sharp edges of the bottle. Knowing that I couldn’t be the only one with this problem I quickly Googled my issue, yes I’m one of those annoying people who Google everything, and found quite a community of beauty butchers hacking conditioners, lotions and even makeup bottles!
Sometimes you come across a product or an idea that is so simple that you can’t believe that you hadn’t thought of it yourself. That’s what I thought when I came across the beauty spoon. In essence this is a flexible spoon like tool that allows you to get all the liquid along the sides and bottom of beauty product containers to avoid wastage. Genius!
Actually they have been around for quite some time (where have I been?) and retail for $9.99 for a pack of two and they are even available at Walmart.
What’s funny is that many of these simple designs cannot truly be patented so your will find that their very simplicity will spawn quite a few copy cat products which essentially do the same thing. It also makes me wonder who came up with the idea first?
Originally posted 2013-08-02 15:00:11.