One of my Clutter Comedy posts featured the shower caddy with a bottle of men’s shampoo, which become completely useless several years ago when my husband decided to shave his head. All that time, I had been putting my shampoo and conditioner next to it without paying attention. I tried a few different kinds, but nothing seemed to be quite right for my hair, and I was getting frustrated. On my bad hair days, it has an unfortunate tendency to stick out on the sides and make “wings” around my ears. Last week I bought this “calming” shampoo and conditioner by Nature’s Gate:
My husband thought that “calming” was a funny thing to call shampoo and conditioner, but they really did help to settle my hair into nice calm waves, rather than wildly sticking out all over. And they are sulfate-free and made with healthy herbs, so they’re better for my scalp than the other stuff I had been using. So, I give them a big yay. And, if the shower caddy hadn’t been decluttered last year, it’s likely I would not have found them. I wouldn’t have been as adventurous in trying new hair products because clutter subconsciously makes people expect that things won’t change.
* Good Things is a weekly series featuring the many unexpected joyful things that show up when clutter and stagnation have been cleared away. It’s meant as a reminder that life is always full of happy little surprises, when there’s enough space for them!