Thursday, June 28, 2012

Clear Ultra Shea- The saga in a vlog.


Because sometimes you need more than writing to tell a story.
(Read part one here.)

Now (a little too late...)  I learned that the Ultra Shea line is made for African American hair.
I'm not exactly their target market.

Somehow Clear failed to convey that in the packaging.  Or I'm just clueless.  Or both.

It might be a great product.  Just not great for me.
The biggest bummer is they never called me back, or gave me any good solutions via email.

Not cool Clear Scalp & Hair Therapy.  Not cool.

Thank you baby Jesus for Diet Pepsi.

70 comments:

  1. i still laugh thinking about you explaining the saga in person. dying.
    yay for diet pepsi!!!

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  2. Diet Pepsi FTW!!!! You are hilariawesome :)

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  3. Hilarious--but that is only because you found the solution...

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  4. So glad you got it fixed! Dawn. I can't stop laughing though. Dawn. Glad the Diet Pepsi was the solution. Dawn. Love it!

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  5. Where did you ever get the idea to use Diet Pepsi? Somewhere on the www, I assume! I'm so curious!

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  6. how did you even think to try diet pepsi?? so funny.

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  7. Diet Pepsi?!?! No way! And I am sooo excited that you vlogged instead of just writing it. That was great!!

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  8. Hilarious vlog... glad you finally found the secret!

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  9. New follower here! lol you gotta be KIDDING me! I had no idea that stuff wasn't for everyone? But I agree about Pepsi being delicious.. mmm yeah

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  10. Hahaha! You are hilarious. :) Love it when you vlog!

    Soo wish you were going to Craft Weekend in August. Would love to meet you.

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  11. Oh my gosh... Hilarious! Not for you, but for me ;) loved it. Glad your hair is back to looking as fab as ever

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  12. My four year old now wants to drink diet pepsi in the shower. Thank you. :)

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  13. Oh man. Cracking up.
    Diet pepsi? seriously. who would've thunk it. not i that's for sure.
    Glad your hair is back!

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  14. lol Doesn't diet pepsi take the ring out of toliets too? Or is that coke?

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  15. Oh ma word...im laughing so hard rigt now but am also relieved for you! And i must say, that gorgeous head of hair is BACK girl! Pepsi should totally start sponsoring you :-)

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  16. I am so sorry you had to endure this hair nightmare but your vlog made me chuckle and it is said that a merry heart does good like a medicine so all is not in vain. Plus you should send this to Pepsi. Plus I am surprised Clear did not respond to you. Oh and you should send this to Dawn too .Clearly there is some commercial benefit to be gained and oh by the way....your hair looks beautiful!!

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  17. i think this is one of your best posts yet!
    diet coke saves the day!
    ps...you cut & color looks fab

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  18. Who would have thought that Diet Pepsi would be the cure, good to know though. I also don't think that they are showing the right type of demographic on the commercials for that product seeing how the commercial I saw had a bunch of white women. I think it may have even been Heidi Klum.

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  19. The Diet Pepsi just had to overcome the popsicle recall hotline number. Seriously, this should be a commercial, like maybe for the Olympics. Your beautiful hair is back!!!

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  20. Wow. What else is there to say? 26 weeks pregnant and missing my Diet Poison, oops, I mean Diet Pepsi ;) It's my one vice, especially during hot summer days! Glad to hear that Clear is gone...your hair looks beautiful now! :)

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  21. Yay! I've been waiting for this vlog -- knew it was coming from your IG posts. SO glad you found a solution -- sorry it took you a month!! But your hair looks gorgeous now. Geez -- guess we know where the boy gets his dramaaaaaaaaa. ;)

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  22. I'm so glad you finally found a solution. Sooooo random! And your face looks ultra skinny by the way. Must have been the 40 miles in June. Woot.

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  23. you are super cute.
    your hair looks glorious.

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  24. Maybe I can try diet pepsi to get the desitin out of the carpet?

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  25. hahahahahah!!!! i'm laughing *with* you. ONE MONTH? holy cow. it took a whole month to get that out of your hair? that is nutso!! seriously a whole bottle of dawn? that's hilarious. in a really sad way. also, dr. bonner's...i've really wanted to try it but the writing creeped me out.....so maybe i'll just get over it and buy it...maybe.
    okay, so happy for your hair. bummed stupid clear didn't send you one million dollars for your troubles.
    love the vloggy vlog.

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  26. I walk by CLEAR everytime I go in the grocery store and think of you! Can't believe it took a month. What did your hair dresser say when you told them?

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  27. and THAT is why Diet Pepsi is awesome!!!

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  28. I'm so glad you have finally found the solution, you know, I've used Pepsi and Coke to clean the oil stains from my driveway it works magic on them.

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  29. i am so glad you found a solution! HOWEVER, i use the clear shampoo and conditioner for dry scalp and it's AMAZING! it smells great, and leaves my hair feeling awesome... although i know that probably won't help because you will probably stay away from anything "clear" forever now....

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  30. oh my word.. burn that clear now!!!

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  31. You are a hoot. So happy you passed the science experiment. I would love to know how you thought of trying Diet Pepsi!

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  32. You are just so adorably likeable! Glad your hair is back and my DP stash is now calling me from the fridge.

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  33. LOL the "poison" in diet pepsi...you killed me....hahahahaha

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  34. So. Funny. Awesome post! I am with the other ladies who said this would make a great commercial. PepsiCo should see this post!

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  35. Haha! Love it! Glad you finally found something to work, and who would have ever thought Pepsi would be the answer! Your hair looks beautiful. I will never look at the Clear adds/commercials again without thinking of your experience. Thanks for letting us all have the best laugh at your expense!

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  36. So funny!!! But also I'm sorry you had to go through all that! Where did you get the idea to use Diet Pepsi?

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  37. here is what i need to know.
    how did the DP bottle get from the kitchen to the shower.
    at what point did you go there in your brain.
    do you think you should have tried cilantro? i feel like it has magical powers that would have worked as well.

    over and out.

    PS you look fan freaking tabulous. skinny mc minny mc hottie with a body.
    (too much?) ;)

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  38. You are hilarious! I know it was a total pain, but now you'll have a great story to share forever! Have a great weekend!

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  39. Your awesome and hilarious. I thought of you when I saw the clear section at WalMart in the "ethnic hair" section. Yay Diet Pepsi! :)

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  40. I'm laughing so hard I'm tearing up! Thank you for a follow-up to your initial hair trauma post because I was starting to wonder! Great to know that Diet Pepsi is a dual functioning product ;)

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  41. this just made my day, Julie. love it. and love that it wasn't me. but in high school my hair caught on fire(true story) and i went through a similar nightmare trying to get the singed smell out of my hair. for real.

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  42. 1. So fun to hear your California rad voice
    2. Following this saga has made me laugh/tear for you. Ugh, so frustrating!
    3. Have you heard from the "Clear" people???
    4. No, nothing in the marketing indicates it is for AA hair.
    5. So glad you found the solution!

    We once stripped an old linoleum floor with Coke. The accidental Coke spill turned in to a miracle stripper!

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  43. You are so awesome!! Love the vlog

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  44. that is pretty crazy. ya, who knew!

    loved hearing your explanation on a vlog. you should vlog all the time, simply because i love listening to you.

    yep, that's all.

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  45. Oh my word. Watched this last night & I was dying, especially over the vinegar not being for date night comment. ;) Also, who knew a diet pepsi bottle contained such magic?!

    xo, friend!

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  46. Glad the drama is over. Go Diet Pepsi!

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  47. I googled Clear Ultra Shea, and you were the #5 thing that came up! Awesomesauce! You're famous!

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  48. no way.
    now i miss you crazy CRAZY bad.
    what the heck made you think to use DP????
    whack.
    your hair is more beauteous than ever now!

    and you look GOOD!
    skinny.
    :)

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  49. heee heee! Okay, now you MUST vblog (is that the word?) once a week at least! I think I peed a little! Gorgeous hair back, whoo hoo!

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  50. Thank you baby Jesus. I die! I have quite the same relationship with Diet Coke. My sisters and I say someday people will say "I have diet coke cancer" but in the meantime, we continue to drink it :)

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  51. Oh Julie, you are so, so funny. :) I feel a little bad at laughing at your expense, though. And, you're adorable in your vlog.

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  52. ONE MONTH?! Holy cow that's a long time... How in the world did you even think to try DP?! Craziness!!!

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  53. love your blog...sorry about your hair...thanks for the warning!!! CRAZY stuff...but I loved hearing you talk. I love reading your blog and now its cool to see you talk, etc....

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  54. you are waaaay funny! yay for diet pepsi! you look great!

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  55. Oh my! You poor thing! How does one get so desperate to actually contemplate using Diet Pepsi in their hair?

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  56. You are adorable, and your new hair is gorgeous!!! Diet Pepsi is awesome, and yummy, and probably poison. Sorry you had to endure a month of crazy, greasy unmanageable hair, but your Vlog was great.

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  57. Hilarious! (Now that it's over, of course.) I wondered how your hair was coming along. What in the world made you try Diet Pepsi on your hair? Genius!!

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  58. 1. You look gorgeous. Hair included.
    2. Diet Pepsi. Scary.
    3. You look gorgeous. Hair included.
    4. Come over and play.

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  59. Hi there,
    I'm new to your blog and I'm really enjoying it. I was just wondering if you knew that the Clear that you used is for African American hair? African American hair is coarser than Caucasian hair and doesn't have as much oil-in fact it needs to have oil put in it or it will dry out. On the side of the jar it says relaxed or natural hair. African Americans "perm" or relax their hair or do nothing (natural) At my Target the jar you bought is in the Black hair section and there is an advertisement with a black model by it.

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  60. I laughed out loud in Target today. Because there is a BIG display of Clear on an endcap. When I saw it, I just started giggling. And thought of you. Glad you have 'solved' your issue. :) Does make me wonder what all the Diet Coke that I drink is doing to my insides though.... :)

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  61. OH TO THA M G!! I WOULD DIE!! Especially since I cut 7" off my hair and it's above my shoulders....there would be no "Bun" for me if i did this.... wow.... you are waaaay more sane after all that than I would be! Note to self: Do not buy products without directions.... got that down :) wow... lol. I'm still LOL and horrified by this!

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  62. Diet Pepsi will never fail us.

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  63. I am laughing so much right now... loved the vlog, and can't believe it was diet pepsi that solved it.... so happy for you (even though i am a die hard coca cola girl).

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  64. Love that your beloved Diet Poison saved your hair!
    Raise a glass of DP and celebrate momma, you deserve it! :)
    Happy Day!
    Michelle
    www.daydreambelievers.net

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  65. I'm sorry but I am dyyyyyyying over here! Ohmygoodness ohmygoodness!!! Like I can't even imagine how desperate and how many (un)solutions one had to go through before you decide "diet pepsi? eh, why not?" I'm super ultra protective of my hair and I admit, clear seemed like it was a deep conditioner/hair mask thing. Good to know! And now I'm absolutely convinced we need to be friends. stat.

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  66. Hilarious that the products you tried to strip your hair of the Clear, actually provide great benefits to black women's hair. I.e. baking soda and vinegar (cleansers) and olive oil (moisturizer). I'm glad that you were able to get it out! I'm guessing the carbonation had something to do with lifting it from your hair.

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