Skip to main content
Curly Nikki

Do You Cry Over Spilled (Hair) Milk?

By January 27th, 202143 Comments

Do You Cry Over Spilled (Hair) Milk?
Liz writes:

I decided to try a style that I saw on Bambiix2’s Youtube channel. I was all excited- I could barely wait for style day, lol. I gathered all of the ingredients that I would need, and began to go to work on my tresses. I started with my trusty dusty Cantu Shea Butter Leave In (which I’ve come to love). I’m lathering on my goodness-in-a-jar, and as I turn to respond to my sister talking to me…my freaking elbow knocks over the jar! You can imagine the look of both sadness and anger at my newly decorated floor and walls. UGH!!…lawd hammercy, I was a sad sad puppy…

Have you ever spilled a favorite…heck….ANY product, what was your reaction?

CN Responds:

Father Abraham! A few weeks back, I knocked over a brand new jar of MyHoneyChild’s Olive You Deep Conditioner, and nearly lost my mind. Just imagine my bare nekkid self scrambling to the shower floor in a feeble attempt to scrape that watered down mess back into the jar. It was a pitiful, pitiful sight.

43 Comments

  • Anonymous says:

    I remember It was when I had my first natural hair style. I had a my jar of miss jessie's curly pudding sitting on the edge of table. Some how it got knocked over and the lid was not on tight and a good quarter of it spilled on the hard wood floor. I looked at it and I'm not even going to lie I thought about how I could salvage it but realized that was not possible. It didn't hit me until I began see how crucial,often and costly product can be :o(

  • Michelle Patrick says:

    This past Wednesday, a cobalt blue bottle I had in a container of hot water burst. I had my homemade oil tonic in it. I had just spent about 20 minutes carefully mixing and measuring over 15 different, and some expensive, oils. I was so pissed.

    I often put the bottle in hot water to melt the solid oils. It's just that this time I filled the bottle completely. A lesson well learned.

  • Anonymous says:

    @Lucy are you on commission? Or are you hitting reply to the wrong thing?

    OT – Qhemet Biologics Olive Honey Hydrating Balm. I had to on the bed and my SO jumped on the bed so of course the damn jar turned over. I jumped to stop the whole thing tipping out and soaking into the duvet cover and then proceeded to scoop and scrape what I could back into the container. A friend was over at the time so I was unable to react how I wanted which was a blood curdling scream.

  • Anonymous says:

    sigh… going out of town for thanksgiving and met my family in dallas. After a long day of picking folks up, hugs, kisses, and good to see you's i go to the trunk to get me and my mothers luggage so i can unload and unpack. My brand new bottle of hair oil (24 oz)unscrewed and spilled all in the bag that I placed it in. Im standing at the trunk with a bag full of green liquid screaming "NNNOOOOOOO" in the parking lot reminding myself that I cant swear cuz mama always says I aint never too old to get my teeth knocked out and my 25 yr old self was not tryna get the backhand. I run into the hotel hover over the sink and strategically place a whole in the bag and begin to funnel the oil back into the original container. It was a wet slippery mess all over the sink and vanity and if that wasnt bag enough i quickly tore my cute hat off and began to smoosh the oily grocery bag all over my hair in an effort to preserve and utilize the product while my family crowds around me to figure out whats wrong. You would have thought I had liquid gold in that bag. Worst part is… it was on $3 at Sally's (dont judge me)

  • Anonymous says:

    @ lucy that was completely irrelevant to the topic at hand -___-

  • Shea Butter says:

    Things really couldn't get any better. This was the best product that i've ever used in my hair! I have ExTreMely dry hair and Cantu just smooths out my new growth and makes the hair so moisturized and manageable. I even got my granny hooked! It smells good, can be used daily. It's an absolute staple product, hands down!

  • Lucy says:

    "I am an African-American woman with very short natural hair with no chemicals. I've been trying different products to style my hair and define my natural curl pattern. Cantu works wonders! After washing my hair, I apply Cantu Shea Butter Leave-in Conditioner, and it brings out my natural curls and leaves my hair so shiny and healthy looking. It doesn't make my hair hard like gels often do. And it doesn't take much to achieve the look I want since my hair is so short. One thing I have noticed is that if you use TOO much of it, or have too much other product residue in your hair, it can cause a white residue in your hair that is not cute. Ha. So, make sure you don't use too much. Just experiment with it and see what works for you before knocking it! :)"

  • Meli says:

    i made a great spritzer and knocked it over seconds after i made it a masterpiece!

  • ggrox says:

    I had my bottle of jojoba oil (16 ounces!) balnced on my bedframe..punk ass bottle didnt last 5 secconds. Worse, it got under my fridge!

  • Camille says:

    I will scoop up some Kinky-Curly Curling Custard in a minute! And even though I'm encouraging my 12-year-old daughter to wear her hair natural, I hate to see her go into my product stash! She doesn't know the value of some good moisturizing, lengthening, bank-account draining product yet!

  • ebonediva says:

    I am laughing sooooooo hard at the responses!!

  • Anonymous says:

    I spilled my Elucence Moisture Benefits Shampoo by not screwing the cap correctly when I packed to go home for winter break. So when I opened my bag there was shampoo all over the place and I was soooo upset because it is my favorite poo. I salvaged about half the bottle and I thanked God that I only use a nickel size when i wash my hair. But I learned my lesson now whenever I go home for breaks I make sure every product is screwed on correctly.

  • Anonymous says:

    This one isn't a spill but it's just as painful. I asked my ten-year old god daughter to run my bottle of coconut oil under some warm water to soften it before I used it in her hair. She took the top off and ran the hot water IN the bottle. Melted ALL the coconut oil and rinsed it down the drain! It was a brand new bottle! I was so mad that I couldn't even be mad. Just had to shake my head. Lessoned learned… next time, be more specific!

  • Anonymous says:

    The coconut oil I use comes in a glass container and while on a trip I dropped a BRAND NEW container on the bathroom floor, I obviously couldn't leave that mess all over the hotel bathroom floor, so disgusted with my luck I knelt down to clean up. At a closer surviellance I realized that just a chunk of glass broke and caved in….weird, so Im there trying to concoct a way to save this brand new coconut oil and a small silver of glass cut my finger. So now Im bleeding all over the place and still eyeing the remains of the container at eye level to see what could possibly be done to salvage this broken mess, I ended up throwing the whole damn thing away and nursing my finger for the remainder of the day, UGH!

  • Anonymous says:

    Glad I'm not the only one. I knocked over a bottle of Vatika Oil that I just got in the mail that week. I scrambled and starting wiping the puddle up with my hands and funneling it back into the bottle and wiped the remains of it on my hair and skin.

  • Anonymous says:

    oh man these stories are so sad yet SO funny! Please keep em coming y'all!

  • Anonymous says:

    I spilled my Curls Milkshake (the old package) right on the stairs, should have taken a picture. It was all over the carpet, on the walls, everything smelled like custard. I took as much as I could and put it in my still wet hair, felt like crying and laughing at the same time, lol.

  • Rhayne says:

    I had accidentally dropped my MJ curly pudding on the bathroom floor while doing my hair, and needless to say where it rolled to it was by the cat litter. Though the floor had some sprinkles of cat litter on the floor, from where they use the floor to shake instead of using the mat. But anyway, there I was trying to scope it back in when one of my cats came in to investigate, and stepped all in it. I'm screaming "NO" and they took off running needless to say I wound up having to go throughout my apartment and clean up foot prints that were soaked in curly pudding off of the carpet. But they were not a happy camper when I had to give them a bath lol.. ahhh revenge….

  • Anonymous says:

    My little brother (18 y.o.) actually decided to use my cantu leave-in (w/o) my permission and spilled most of the jar on the bathroom floor. Low and behold the next morning I go to use my conditioner & about 5% of it was left. I've learned to keep all of my hair products hidden!

  • Anonymous says:

    Back when I was hooked on Miss Jessie's Baby Buttercreme, I accidentally knocked an open container of it onto the floor. (It wasn't even a full container…not even close to full.) I was down on the floor like a coke addict…one would have thought that it was for snorting.

  • Jamila Reddy says:

    OMG. This is so real.

    They discontinued the Pantene Pro-V (relaxed and naturals line) Deep Conditioning Mask, and when I found out, I went to wal-mart and bought like, 6 of them.

    I dropped my very last tub on the floor of the shower, and seriously could have cried.

    I spent like, 10 minutes trying to wipe little blobs off the shower curtain. SAD day.

  • Liz says:

    I'm loving..(and hating) these stories ladies lol 🙂

  • Anonymous says:

    I spilled my Shea Moisture DTM. I was so sad because I'd been dying to try it and it had been given to me as a gift. I dropped down on my knees and salvaged all that I could.

    It was a scary experience–I wouldn't wish spilled product on my worst enemy.

  • Unknown says:

    I am over here dying laughing! You ladies are toooo funny! But I definitely feel your pain. I too would be the clean up woman if I spilled ANY of my stuff, cheap or expensive!

  • Anonymous says:

    my son got into my shea butter mix and apply it all over his body and the walls so i had to order some more shea butter and mix it all over the following week

  • Anonymous says:

    Thank God, I've only spilled my coconut oil. The only reason I spased out, was because I'd just brought it from the store earlier that day. I feel sorry for the ladies who wasted those expensive hair products.
    Ughhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh….

  • Bitty Boss says:

    How fitting that the header pic for this is a pic of spilled money. For a girl who is on a TIGHT budget, I try my hardest not to spill any of my products…now. The event that changed it all for me:

    I whipped together a perfect ayurvedic treatment of brahmi, hibiscus, amla and conditioner. Not only did I spill it, the bowl flew towards the bathroom door and splatted all over the hallway carpet and walls. You coulda boiled an egg on my head!

    http://adventuresinbayarealand.blogspot.com/

  • Ms. Overproof says:

    @ The Stager, I feel your pain. I was coming back from PR this weekend and forgot my Jessie Curl Deep Conditioner in my carry on, TSA tried to stick me for it. Thankfully, my hubby was staying an extra day, I got off the line went outside and gave it to him to bring home and then had to go through security all over again. YES, it was that deep…lol

  • Moni says:

    I haven't had a major hair spill, but I once dropped the glass bottle of my favorite perfume and it shattered all over the bathroom floor. It was half full, but the worst part was that I bought it in Paris and it isn't readily available in the US. I've also dropped the glass bottle of my acne treatment, but it didn't completely shatter so I managed to scoop most of it up and repot it in a jar. Needless to say, I HATE glass bottles with a passion!

  • Sheena LaShay says:

    I spilled an ENTIRE bottle of coconut oil because the top wasn't screwed on all the way. I was SALTY for a good ten minutes. I mean, my face was all twisted up. That's one of my more expensive oils. The place near my house charges way too much but at the time it was the only place to get it last minute and then I spilled it. SIGH. I got over it though….slowly!

  • Anonymous says:

    omg becky!! for me, it was a brand new jar of honey. It didnt make it into the house. The bag rolled out of the back seat of the car onto the garage pavement. :(. I was almost willing to pick the glass out of the honey and use it.. LOL It was bad, it was really bad.. exhales…

  • MzNicole83 says:

    The first week I was natural I dropped my huge container of Eco Styler Olive Oil Gel on my bathroom floor. I have never dropped to the floor so fast for anything in all of my 26 years of living but I proceeded to hand-scoop the majority of it back into the cracked container (I dropped it a good 3 feet from the floor) and I still have it, cracked top and all LOL.

  • Anonymous says:

    I once spilled a 16 oz of Miss Jessie's Curly Pudding. Talk about PISSED, that stuff is so expensive.

  • Miche'al says:

    Nikki,
    Your response was too funny. I myself have been there several times too often.

  • Sherri says:

    I didn't securely place the lid on my afroveda pur whipped gelly. My 10 pound dog ate the whole thing. Poor baby had diarhea for 4 days!! He's so lucky I love him cuz I was heated!

  • JazBNatural says:

    yes i spill stuff all the time! My first reaction is to curse up a storm and to try and punch the wall. LOL I have anger management issues when it comes to messes because I'm a neat freak who doesn't like to clean. I hate it when I'm applying my conditioner/oil/honey deep conditioner to my hair and it drips all over my bathroom floor. I'm afraid its gonna attract ants. Thats the biggest thing that bothers me. I'm glad I havent spilled an entire bowl of it yet. . .*knocks on wood*

  • The stager says:

    i didnt spill it but I accidentally left my CD honey hair mimosa n my carry on when I was flying home…I tried HARD to convince the TSA agent that it wasn't a liquid but she wasn't hearing me AT ALL…I sadly gave up my almost full jar that I use daily:(

  • DrChuck24 says:

    My friend was the culprit and she knocked over my entire jar of Pooka Hair Butter (Shea Butter and Olive Oil mixture)….I was UP-SET hahaha….*sighs*

  • FemmeFox says:

    Earlier this year, Summertime to be exact, I knocked over a almost full jar of coconut oil! It was in liquid form and there was no way to save it.

  • Anonymous says:

    Hahaa! You are NOT alone, ladies! I had a handful of KC Knot Today (most of which I had to coax out of the bottom of the bottle) hit the shower floor last month. I panicked and did a secret service body block to try to protect it from rinsing down the drain before I could scrape it up!

  • Sharmer says:

    Wow that sucks! I love my Cantu leave in, and I would be pissed if I spilled it! Luckily I have not spilled any of my hair products yet. Hopefully it wont happen.

  • kitka82 says:

    Last week I spilled half a jar of EcoStyler Olive Oil Gel all over my bathroom rug. Thankfully it's thick enough to scoop back into the jar but my oh my….

  • LittleOne says:

    This is so funny and so timely! Just yesterday, I was scraping my Pantene mask off the shower floor after spilling a little. It is by far the cheapest product in my arsenal, but I still couldn't stand to waste any of it.

    BTW ladies, the Pantene Curly Series Deep Moisturizing Treatment is just like the old R & N Mask. It doesn't have coconut oil anymore, but the slip is still amazing.

    Check out http://hairliberty.org if you haven't already!

Leave a Reply