to wish they would put shampoo in sensible shaped bottles

(19 Posts)
Sallyingforth Tue 18-Jun-13 14:33:10

instead of those poncey shaped things that fall over at the slightest touch.
I like Head and Shoulders but they use a bottle that narrows at the bottom and keeps falling off the shelf in the shower. Usually it's just a nuisance but yesterday a new full bottle fell on my toe. Now it's very painful - might even be broken.

NeoMaxiZoomDweebie Tue 18-Jun-13 16:29:12

YANBU I can't IMAGINE the scenes in the product design offices

"Do you have the latest bottle design Tom?"

"Yes...here it is...it's one inch wide at the bottom and 12 at the top...it's REALLY wobbly"

"Ah...yes....great design! That'll piss our customers off!"

Sneepy Tue 18-Jun-13 18:27:50

Surely if the top is wider than the bottom you are meant to store it upside down?

I know which one you mean Sally DS has some. sad i don't like shower gel bottles that slice your fingers open, and some need to be opened with your teeth. confused

Afritutu Tue 18-Jun-13 20:21:51

I once had a job interview for management trainee scheme for a very big well known cosmetics company which sells shampoo in bottles exactly like that. In my interview I was asked to comment on said shampoo and I made this exact observation. Stupid bottle shape. They offered me the job. I declined as I realised I couldn't imagine anything more boring than discussing shampoo marketing.

ChewingOnLifesGristle Tue 18-Jun-13 20:32:47

OoH YaSOnbu about those Head and Shoulders bottles. They are ridiculous. Dd uses it and the bottles keep falling all over the place. Sorry about your poor toesad Ouch!

I also get in the most awful fight with the top of Imperial Leather bubble bath. I can only assume it was specifically designed to be impossible to open or close without a lump hammer.

Thurlow Tue 18-Jun-13 20:34:22

I hate the Treseme bottles. They're so bloody massive. You can't keep them on the metal shelf things because they're too heavy. I swear they could break a toe.

ChewingOnLifesGristle Tue 18-Jun-13 20:37:43

When you think about it no bathroom bottle should ever be designed in any way that isn't stable, easy to hold and can be opened or shut one handed.

Also...while we're at it, why do shampoo and conditioner bottles always look so blimmin similar if you buy the same brand of both. The times I've mixed them up and sloshed on the wrong thing...hmm

Why do you not get as much conditioner as shampoo? confused

Yonihadtoask Tue 18-Jun-13 20:40:39

ooh YANBU OP.
I bought a Vosene shampoo in the teardrop shaped bottle. I drop it every bleedin' time. Grrr..

Also Body Shop men's face wash - take s slice out of my thumb each time I pop the cap. (am not a man, it was a gift for DH, but he uses shower gel... )

MiaowTheCat Tue 18-Jun-13 20:42:05

I have a new idea... shampoo bottles with suction pads on the side so you can suction cup them upside down onto the shower cubicle instead of having to balance them on precarious shelves or the top of showers or whatever.

YY Yoni sliced thumb. angry

pigsDOfly Tue 18-Jun-13 20:43:40

Ooh yes. Standing in the shower, soaking wet hands fighting with the shower gel lid that will not open. Who the hell designs these things and why are they not tested for exactly the circumstances in which they will be used.

ChewingOnLifesGristle Tue 18-Jun-13 20:43:56

Excellent thinking there Miaow! I like thatsmile.

Oooh look at these beauties.

MissStrawberry Tue 18-Jun-13 20:48:42

Also, lids that are impossible to open and with teeny tiny holes.

I find that shampoo and conditioner bottles are the opposite way around. One stands the right way, the other one upside down.

Thesunalwayshinesontv Tue 18-Jun-13 20:56:11

YANBU - and even worse for me as I am blind as a bat and can't wear my contacts in the shower (soft disposables). So constantly getting shampoo and conditioner mixed up, constantly misjudging the edge of the shelf and dropping bottles, constantly swearing when I drop a lid on the shower floor and can't see it...grrrrr.

Pontouf Tue 18-Jun-13 21:02:27

YANBU! I also struggle with the Tresseme bottles Thurlow because I have really small hands and if the bottle is at all wet (which obviously it is in the shower) then I can't hold it in one hand! Ridiculous. And yes, my brother's ex girlfriend once broke two of her toes dropping a full bottle in the shower. angry

Tortington Tue 18-Jun-13 21:04:36

they should be made to go in a shower, get wet
and
slippery and then with long fingernails, try and open the fuckers whilst not snapping said nails.

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