Ever since I read my first Works for Me Wednesday over at Rocks in My Dryer, I have wanted to share this. Well, kinda. I’m about to show the blogosphere the inner workings of my hair care. Something you’ve always wanted to know, I’m sure.
So, without further ado,
HOW TO GET MORE OUT OF YOUR HAIR PRODUCTS!
You know how you spend like $15 on one 6 oz tube of hair gel? The stuff that makes you feel like sometimes you are actually having a good hair day? This is mine. Rusk Wired. I cannot live without it.
When the bottle is almost empty, you start squeezing from the bottom. Then, you turn the nozzle to the left and then to the right. You turn it upside down. You brace it with your other bottles at an angle. Anything to get those last few drops out.
Well, I now have the solution.
That’s right, CUT IT OPEN! You need to cut it a little less than (or is that more than?) half way down. You’ll see why in a minute.
Now look at this! Gobs of Wired! Product galore! Oodles and oodles of gelly goodness!
But here’s the best part! Once you’ve swiped out all that hair-nectar from the top, just slide the tube back on to save the rest of of your product for the next day!
Isn’t that cute? I did this 13 days ago and I’m still using it! That’s almost 2 extra weeks of good hair days, people!
I don’t know if you would consider this saving the environment, my wallet or my hair, but hey–it works for me!
(Just for full disclosure, my mom actually showed me this. And I promise, I will never again discuss my hair regimen on here. I’m all about transparency, but this feels kinda weird.)
<![CDATA[Tammy L]]> says
Thanks for sharing this!! I have cut open bottles and things like that before, but putting it back together like that so it doesn’t dry out… much better than covering with plastic wrap. 😉
<![CDATA[julie carobini]]> says
That’s actually an amazing tip, LOL.
Love the idea. Thanks for sharing.
<![CDATA[Lori - Queen of Dirty Laundry]]> says
Great idea! I am kind of a freak about trying to get the last out of a tube, so I will definitely be trying this one.
You are so funny, Amanda! Great idea, though. 🙂
Hey! I do that (the cutting it open) with my face cream and stuff. Great tips!
That is hilarious!! I have a face cream that is driving me crazy. It is ’empty’ but I see well over a weeks worth in there. It is not a tube though. You have inspired me to try and get my little piggies in there and get that face cream!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I never thought of that. Too bad I don’t buy stuff I can cut open; I’m one of those who use the spray cans, and right now, I’m not caring if it’s bad for the environment.
What a great tip! And please do continue to give us these life-long secrets!
Awesome tip! Thanks for stopping by and saying hi!
What a revelation. I am always running out of lotion. Great idea.
that. is. fantastic. you may have just changed my life. i think it’ll save me millions!!! ok maybe that’s a little exaggeration..but really…so good.
great idea! I only buy the cheap stuff though….lol….maybe I can splurge for the good stuff now. 😀
WOW! I love that idea! And I love RUSK, too. My hairdressers uses it on me. I prefer the Redken products for my curls, tho. Great post, missy!
What a cool idea! I’m going to have to try that with my facial moisturizer.
<![CDATA[Cindy Hunnicutt]]> says
It’s unbelieveable how much more you can get out of that tube, isn’t it???!!
<![CDATA[Peanut Butter and jelly boats]]> says
Holy cow you just rocked my squeeze out products world! Thanks for that!
My mom showed me that trick with Bath and Body works creme tubes. You definitely get MORE for your money. That is great, love the photo documentation!
I’ve never heard of that hair gel and I’m kinda a product fanatic/junky. Now you have my curiosity peaking. Great tip!
I’m rather obsessive about trying to get everything out of tube products and this is such a GREAT tip! For some reason I’ve never thought of cutting it but it’s so clever! Actually I’ve wanted to post about this very thing, is it ok if I link to this post of yours? You already have such great pictures and a tutorial with it! Let me know if it’s ok.
Pmom @ Chocolate and Garlic says
I’ve never seen that idea before. I will try it. Thanks!
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