Downy Wrinkle Releaser and dry shampoo, I salute you; Zyrtec? Not so much

Tonight I very briefly explore three products: Downy Wrinkle Releaser, dry shampoo and Zyrtec.

Many of you know that few things in life bring me greater satisfaction than obliterating wrinkles and creases with a hot, steamy iron. However, many of you also know that I’m not the world’s best sleeper — sleep doesn’t come naturally to me, and once captured, it’s usually fitful until the last few hours. So, extending that last stretch of sleep as long as possible is critical for me.

Enter Downy Wrinkle Releaser, a handy product that efficiently corrects the small insults my clothes incur in the closet and dresser. This spray easily cuts my getting-ready time by at least 10 minutes. Simply put, I love it.

Dry shampoo has changed my life in a similar way. Not only does eliminating the need to wash, dry and “style” my hair every day (though rest assured, I do shampoo with real shampoo and water every other day) save me several minutes each morning, but it also lessens the wear and tear on my hair, which I’ve successfully managed to grow out to its longest length in a long, long time. Of the brands I’ve tried — Oscar Blandi, T3 and Salon Grafix — I like the Oscar Blandi shampoo in powder or spray form best, for it smells the least like a pet grooming product.


On the other end of the Rock and Roll Grammarian Consumer-Happiness Spectrum lies Zyrtec. Although it is true that I haven’t sneezed once since I took one 10 mg tablet at 11 p.m. yesterday, it is also true that I have been uncommonly groggy since I took one 10 mg tablet at 11 p.m. yesterday.

In an attempt to overcome the aforementioned grogginess, I consumed the following: two energy drinks, three cups of coffee and three pieces of chocolate. My fatigue and dizziness were so bad — all day! — that as I was headed home after finally giving up for the day, a total stranger in the elevator said, “You look really tired.” New Yorkers generally don’t offer up such observations. I briefly explained my situation to her, and she said, “Please go home and get some rest, honey.” Again, I had never seen this woman before in my life.

I got home before 6 p.m., briefly logged on to see what work was left to be done, and then collapsed onto my bed — still fully clothed — and passed out for more than two hours.

Anyway, Zyrtec, your active ingredients will not enter my bloodstream again unless I know I don’t have to think or walk for at least 24 hours afterward.

And with that, I’m going back to bed.



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2 responses to “Downy Wrinkle Releaser and dry shampoo, I salute you; Zyrtec? Not so much

  1. Anna Designer Pet Line – Cat Shampoo ————Adam Anna- Designer PetLine Cat Shampoo

  2. My name is Tina Hansar and i would like to show you my personal experience with Zyrtec.I am 40 years old. Have been on Zyrtec for 4 years now. When first began taking zyrtec, the allergy relief was great. But it did make me very, very tired. Later added singulair. Took both at night. So exhausted, couldn’t function well thru the day but didn’t link it to meds. Had repeat blood tests for anemia, thyroid, etc. but all came back normal. Switched singulair to morning to stretch out side effects, but still drained of energy. After taking these meds for years, just stopped about 3 months ago and energy level is back to normal. Allergies are bad again, but will take that any day over not being able to get out of bed and not having energy to get thru the day. Also, hair loss is no longer.I have experienced some of these side effects -Extreme exhaustion, lethargy, loss of interest, hip pain, back pain, occasional dizziness, hair loss.I hope this information will be useful to others,Tina Hansar

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