Let’s face it – when you’re applying chemicals to your hair or your body, it’s important to follow the steps and do it right.
It turns out that some instructions enclosed with beauty products can be amusing. One of the other Sally Beauty bloggers mentioned to me that some blow dryers and styling irons have this warning:
NEVER USE WHILE SLEEPING
She’s an honest person, but I just had to see it for myself. I checked. Yep, it’s there.
So I spent some time reading labels and scanning the instructions.
Most products say USE ONLY AS DIRECTED. Seems obvious, but OK.
Lots of shampoos and conditioners say FOR EXTERNAL USE ONLY. As much as I like my shampoo, I’ve never had even the slightest desire to guzzle a bottle of it. But maybe that’s just me.
Lots of warnings say KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN, and some say KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN AND PETS. One even said KEEP OUT OF REACH AND SIGHT OF CHILDREN. Maybe HIDE THIS IMMEDIATELY is next?
But then it gets a little obvious: On a skin treatment system: DISCONTINUE IF IRRITATION OCCURS. Similarly, a leave-in conditioner says IN CASE OF POSSIBLE IRRITATION TO SCALP, STOP USING. Does it really take an outside party to inform someone that if her skin is irritated, she needs to stop using the product?
Here’s a favorite, on a professional wax warmer: DO NOT APPLY HOT WAX ON EYES.
I’d love to hear some of the wacky or all-too-obvious warnings you’ve come across, whether it’s a beauty product or something else. Just click the “comments” link under the headline, but keep in mind, VOID WHERE PROHIBITED.