Back in my babysitting days (where there ever any?), I would imply the back stroking technique to soothe to sleep whosever child I was guarding . I have to admit: I wish I had come up with that on my own; but I read about the technique in an American Girl magazine. Nevertheless, that adolescent fell asleep eventually so I could par-tay--or watch TV...whatever.
Now, you know that my analogies are stretching to the max when I tell you that I'm going to relate this to shampoo, but stay with me.
I'm prone to an irritated scalp. Normally, it's just the slightly itchy sensation, but it got so bad at one point that chunks of my scalp would deter from it's natural territory. Now, dismiss that image from your head and stroke the mess to serenity.
When the Phyto Phytoneutre Cream Shampoo* entered my stash, I knew it was going to be good. Then, I tried it; in the midst of my irritation, the first squirt and application made my scalp feel tingly and soothed. I've been using it on-and-off for a few months now and can dish that whenever a hint of irritation occurs upon ma tête, this clears it up with a lather, standby minute or two, and rinse.
With eucalyptus (the domineering aroma), chamomile, sage, and witch hazel, it's no wonder the formula feels amazing whilst brisking oil, product residue, and grit. Most of all, my air-dried locks shines like a beacon (or the light that's keeping me from my soirée--now, away from the babysitting....) after use. Unfortunately, it doesn't do much in the volume department, but consider this a 'your hair, but better' sort of concoction. Did I mention the brand is also French?
I only have one hitch with this tube; I seem to be going through this mentholated, green shampoo at the rate of knots--to the extent where it's a little heartbreaking. I wouldn't say this is expensive (although it's certainly no budget habit), but, for the amount I go through, it kind of stands to the claim.
So, now that I'm nearly three-quarters of the way through, I'm implementing this as a scalp-mending treatment.
Alas, here comes the analogy. This shampoo is like the strokes that lull your burden to sleep, except in a fashion involving some scalp serenity, with a few tingly massages along the way. Once it's asleep, you can wake it up, but stroke once more and it counts sheep again. So, which scenario sounds better: shampoo or kid-watching? Definitely the shampoo; I'd so much rather party with some styling products than with my friends.