Thursday, August 12, 2010
Do not, I repeat DO NOT believe the commercial hype from Dawn Dish Detergent about "getting the grease out."
It may get the grease off your dishes, but out of hair? Yeah. Not so much.
Moxie likes to put crap in her hair. Water. Jam. Lotion and currently, her favorite: Carmex. Lots and lots of Carmex.
Carmex does not come out of your hair with one wash of Dawn Dish Detergent. Or even seven.
I was sitting at the computer at my parents house, doing something incredibly important. Like checking my email and ignoring my kids. My sister came in and said :”Uhh, you need to take care of your kid, pointed at Moxie and then walked out, laughing.”
I looked down and Moxie had taken my brand new—JUMBO I might add—bottle of Carmex and smothered her hair in it. The entire bottle in her hair.
Seriously people. That is nasty.
I freaked out because how in the Sam-Hill am I supposed to get that OUT?
I immediately put her in the tub and used regular shampoo. All that resulted was a wet, greasy mess.
I washed with regular shampoo three more times but yielded nothing but a screaming kid.
I combed it while it was wet with shampoo in it and all that garnered was a need for a thorough tub cleaning.
I remembered the commercial from Dawn saying “It get’s the grease out”.
Yeah. It doesn’t. I tried. Four times.
We were leaving to head up into the mountains on an impromptu picnic so I slathered Moxie’s hair into a pony-less-pony-tail and we headed off.
Seriously gross, people.
I stewed and fretted the entire trip (after taking pictures of the pony-less- pony-tail wearing girl crying) wondering how I was going to get this mess out of my kids hair.
This is where my testimony of Google started to falter because when I Googled “How to get Carmex out of my kids hair” all that came up was from Carmex itself saying “Dawn Dish Detergent gets Carmex out EASY.”
Yeah. Already tried it, and it doesn’t work.
I stumbled and fumbled around until I came up with a sure fire method of getting Carmex out of your Child's hair. I combined a couple of methods I found on Google and it works. Trust me. My Testimony has been restored.
1. Wash your child’s hair in Dawn Dish Soap—just use a dime sized amount.
2. Take a serving spoon and sprinkle Corn Starch over your child’s hair. Rub it in really good so that it makes a paste on your child’s head.
3. Shampoo with Dawn Dish Soap (while Corn Starch is still on head).
4. Rinse and repeat.
I usually have to do steps two – four 3-4 times.
5. Wash child’s hair with regular soap.
The Corn Starch absorbs the grease and pulls it out of your child's hair.
It would have been fine had I only had to do this process once. I have, however, had to do this process no less than five more times since my first invention of it. It really does work. It’s gross, and you have to scrub the tub really good because of the corn starch and carmex mixed together make a nasty greasy tub ring.
Let’s hope this Carmex wearing phase of Moxie’s goes away soon and is not indicative of future phases.