I can make Sex And The City references all day long. Same with The Office. I’m pretty good when it comes to recalling Gossip Girl, The OC and I live for Kardashian quotes. However, despite watching the whole series growing up (and the movie), there is only one scene I remember from Lizzie McGuire and I think about it every time I shower.
You know how on the bottle it says ‘Lather, rinse, repeat?’ I don’t repeat.
Was he on to something? Is the repeat just a (brilliant) marketing move? I’ve spent a decade of showers asking myself these very questions and only recently come to learn the truth: If it lathers, don’t repeat –the bubbles mean your hair is clean. If your hair doesn’t lather, then you repeat because the lack of lather is an indication of the oils on your scalp breaking down.
I know this because whenever there is a foreseeable blowout in my future, I don’t wash my hair for up to a week before. One time I even went 10 days…. *pause for judgement*
Anyway, it goes without saying that by the time I get to the salon my hair needs to be washed and, as the stylist always informs me, it needs to be washed twice. Um obviously it needs a double dose — it’s dirty! And that’s because I didn’t wash it all week, but your hair might be different; it can be dirty after a day or two because you use lots of products or have an oily scalp and that means you have to repeat, too.
The point is: you only repeat if your hair is dirty and your hair is dirty if you don’t see bubbles. So Ethan must have washed his hair every day, right?
I loved Lizzie McGuire! I’m with you on the lack of repeat – seems like a way to get you to run out of product faster to me…