Somewhere along the way Husband and I neglected to successfully define and differentiate between the two body washing products used in our house – soap and shampoo.
This was only recently discovered, and quite by accident. You see, both boys got haircuts last weekend. Cody just had a trim and some layering as he wants to continue to grow it out. Carter, on the other hand, got it cut quite short.
The first post haircut shower, Carter’s hair, short as it was, still managed to tangle. It was maddening, impossible – but there it was. It was also dry to the point of being almost brittle. It was only after I specifically asked him exactly how he washed his hair that the soap vs. shampoo parenting fail was revealed.
Carter, who is about two weeks shy of his 9 year old birthday, has been diligently washing his body with shampoo and his hair with Irish Spring deodorant soap. Nine years, nine! Oh, how I hang my head…
I have always wondered why Carter’s hair has had a propensity for tangling – now I know.
On the bright side, at least his hair does not sweat!