Shopping for shampoo- Spoiled for choice
A shelf full of shampoos
Who would have thought that shopping for shampoo would be a daunting task?
I remember in the good old days when my granny used to send me to the local banya across the road and get back a bottle of shampoo. And that was it. A bottle of Tata Shampoo that was the companion to the bottle of Tata Coconut oil. Neither of these brands are available these days as I discovered the other day when I had run out of shampoo.
I went down to the chemists and was simply stunned at the shelf full of shampoos that stared back at me:
There were all kinds of shampoos : Ayurvedic, Herbal, Organic, Synthetic( of course these weren’t touted as such)
There were all kinds of brands : Dove, Tresemme, Garnier, Kerastase,Nyle, Biotique, Himalaya , Kama and many,many more.
And if this weren’t enough there were shampoos for different hair concerns : dry hair, shiny hair, damaged hair, normal hair, anti hair fall, anti dandruff, anti frizz , shampoo for dyed hair, shampoo for chemically treated hair, shampoo that was enriched with protein, keratin, and more!
Which shampoo do I choose?
So I asked the distinctly bored looking assistan ,” Kaunsa shampoo mere liye chalega? ” (Which shampoo will do for me?)
He looked at me with an expression that translated as “Duh?”
I persisted, “mere baal girte hain ( I suffer from hair fall) , maine treatment karvaya( I have cysteined it), aur mere baal dry or damaged hain ( and my hair is dry and damaged) . Toh main kya karoo? ( so what do I do? ) ”
He turned to the shelf and pulled out a shampoo for hair fall, another for damaged and dry hair and yet another for hair that has been treated. ” koi bhi le lo, ya toh teeno le lo” ( you can take any one of these or all of them)
This time I gave him a look that said “Duh”.
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