When I was a kid, I used to think it was funny that both my mom and dad used Secret antiperspirant. Sure, the slogan was "Strong enough for a man... made for a woman," but didn't that mean it was sort of womanly to use that kind? My mom insisted on unscented everything, so it wasn't like he would go around smelling like baby powder or flowers, but it still seemed funny. I think my parents didn't want to bother with two different brands of antiperspirant. My mom did all the shopping, so she got to pick the kind she wanted.
My husband and I not only use different brands of anitperspirant (mine is Dove unscented, his is Old Spice Red Zone) but different shampoos (I use Giovanni shampoo and conditioner, while he sticks to a 2-in-one dandruff shampoo) contact solution (I have gas permeable, he has soft disposables) and even toothpaste (I use Tom's of Maine, he uses Crest). We even prefer different soaps -- he prefers deodorant soap and that makes me itch, so I buy something moisturizing and unscented. Our bathroom feels incredibly cluttered with all of these different products.
Do those of you who live with a partner have this product battle of the sexes going on? Is it different when two women live together (maybe it's man-stink that is requiring all these heavy-duty products?) or are they still just as quirky? Inquiring minds want to know.
Don't forget, tonight is "The Biggest Loser." I will be back tomorrow with a recap.