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Aibu to ask for your help so I can help my nan?

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Knocksomesense Tue 26-May-20 14:57:37

Nan is late 80's. And lives 3 hours away.

She's struggling to understand that shops are closed.

She wants "food cream" for her hair. It's from boots and is in an orange tin.

Does anyone know this product?

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Knocksomesense Tue 26-May-20 15:00:10

My job is to try to source it and get it to her somehow. And the added issue is we are shielding our eldest child so I can't just go browse.

She also can't tell me the brand or the name

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ThePlantsitter Tue 26-May-20 15:02:24

this stuff?

Knocksomesense Tue 26-May-20 15:04:45

No. Sorry. She specifically said orange.

It sounds like she uses it as a conditioner after she has shampooed.

I have no idea what food cream is grin

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Knocksomesense Tue 26-May-20 15:05:03

Maybe around the price of £3.

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Neverender Tue 26-May-20 15:06:47

This stuff?

MiniMonkey72 Tue 26-May-20 15:06:49

I can't see anything in an orange tin which you could class are 'food', just styling wax. I have seen this but not a tin.

IckyIsAFuckingStupidWord Tue 26-May-20 15:07:01


IckyIsAFuckingStupidWord Tue 26-May-20 15:08:00

x post with many!!

Lockheart Tue 26-May-20 15:08:07

Garnier make a hair "food cream", maybe that's it?

hellohihello Tue 26-May-20 15:08:10

Could she mean curl creme?

EvilHerbivore Tue 26-May-20 15:08:33

Looks like this so I'd say we're right!

Marshmallow91 Tue 26-May-20 15:08:35

Ask her what she does with it. That'll let you know if it's a styling product or conditioner

TheBabyAteMyBrain Tue 26-May-20 15:08:47

The Garnier comes in an orange one, papaya flavor I think. Its hair food conditioner.

Lifeaback Tue 26-May-20 15:08:58

The Garnier one above also does one that’s in an orange tub, I think it’s papaya or mango scented. L’Oréal also have orange tubs of hair masks- dream lengths and another one I think maybe elvive?

The garnier one is the only one I’m aware of that has food in the description though!

majesticallyawkward Tue 26-May-20 15:09:21

I immediately thought hair food! And the Papaya one is orange (enough)

MiniMonkey72 Tue 26-May-20 15:09:32

Maybe an aerosol type thing

Want2beme Tue 26-May-20 15:09:43

Does she have the tin so that she can give you the product number?

TheBabyAteMyBrain Tue 26-May-20 15:09:46

I'm so slow at typing, so many xposts 😂

Marshmallow91 Tue 26-May-20 15:10:06

Is it this

Knocksomesense Tue 26-May-20 15:10:14

She washes her hair, then puts it in her hair and waits a few minutes and then washes it out.

I'll just have a look at the links above. Thankyou. She's not happy to go without this hair product as she's recently been losing her hair and has found it very upsetting

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ThePlantsitter Tue 26-May-20 15:10:44

Yes I meant the orange (Papaya) one but I was too lazy to link properly. It's underneath on the same page.

ClassicCola Tue 26-May-20 15:12:10

Although it's a mans thing, usually.

Knocksomesense Tue 26-May-20 15:15:56

She specifically said £3. Which knowing nan could mean anything. This isn't going to be an easy task!

She said she doesnt know the brand and I don't think she would be able to read any numbers out. I'm not sure if she has any left

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IckyIsAFuckingStupidWord Tue 26-May-20 15:21:51

Definitely bought from Boots? Superdrug are selling the Garnier ones for £3.46.

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