I’m not sure if you all knew this, but I was a HUGE HUGE fan of Creme of Nature’s shampoo when I was relaxed – the regular one in the red and white bottle (Even if I was told it smelled like dog shampoo when I was a child – Hey little girl, if you’re reading this, eff you). That shampoo was effin’ amazing! It was the only shampoo in the world that detangled your hair while you are CLEANSING. Although my other shampoos are very nice and do not dry my hair out, they certainly do not detangle. Unfortunately, by the time I wanted to go back to my tried and true love, he was gone. They replaced all of the old formulas with new swanky sounding ingredients like coconut and sunflower, and gave them tacky orange bottles that would give me a headache to look at in the morning. I never tried the new stuff, but I have heard that the consensus is that it’s just not the same (even quite crappy). No bueno.
Well today, someone started a thread on LHCF about “vintage” Creme of Nature, so I went to their Facebook site and saw that they have been leaving the kind of messages that will tug on a product junkie’s heart strings. From Facebook:
We’ve hinted to several of you one-to-one that something is coming. We can’t quite reveal it yet but we’re taking you back to the old school with a new twist! Stay plugged in for more information.
So of course, I gotta get all up in their Kool-Aid and see if I can get some info outta these folks. I coyly left a comment:
Bring back the old formula!!!!! Pleeeeeease it was magical. 😦 (So coy, right? You love it.)
And they responded:
Elle…take heart…we’re dropping hints all this month about news that’s coming your way that will turn that frown upsidedown!
Another Facebooker said that she hoped that they are going to bring back the old formula and all they did was wink at her. This is just cruel! They said that by the end of the month we’ll no longer have to hold onto the past. These cryptic statements make me think they are bringing back the old formulas, or using the old base formula and adding something trendy, like argan oil. Rumor has it that their revenue has taken a HUGE hit since changing all of the formulas that WERE PERFECT IN THE FIRST PLACE! Customers have been going Creme of Nature crazy trying to find an old dusty bottle lurking in the dark depths of a ratty BSS behind the paper shredding mill (okay maybe that was just me). Hopefully, they are listening to their consumers and bringing back the golden child.
How do you all feel about it? Did you love the old Creme of Nature? Do you lay awake at night wishing for the good ol’ days? Can you live without it? Would you sell your first born for some shampoo? Or, are you happy with the new formulas?
Let me know, pals…personally, I am crossing my fingers and will be stalking their Facebook until I get some answers.