Some mornings, when I wake up before the morning news is on, I wind up watching infomercials.
And lately, it’s been about the Wen Hair Care System.
Did you know it’s a revolutionary new concept in hair care? Just this one product takes the place of your shampoo, conditioner, deep conditioner, detangler and leave-in conditioner. It cleanses your hair without lathering and doesn’t contain all of the harsh ingredients that are found in ordinary shampoos.
And Alyssa Milano uses it. I’m sold.
I’ve always been a bit, uh, enthralled by infomercials, from the Jet Stream Oven to the Magic Bullet — both of which our family owns. I’m so mesmerized by the bad acting and terrible reenactments that I tend to watch them a lot longer than I probably should, especially for someone with two college degrees and more than 10 years in journalism.
But when you watch that Yoshi Blade Ceramic Knife slice through a tomato with its diamond-hard zirconium oxide blade, you’d want to buy one, too.
I’ve been tempted to order the FURminator deShedding Tool, the EZ Slider and Slim Away.
Good thing I’m leery about giving my credit card number to a stranger over the phone.
And good think I have a mild case of attention deficit disorder; I get distracted pretty easily.
I will say, though, infomercials have provided some comic relief, especially late at night when there’s nothing else to watch.
Does anyone remember The Hawaii Chair?
Here’s Ellen DeGeneres trying out The Hawaii Chair — still one of my favorite infomercial products of all time
Anyone else have an infomercial addiction like me? And, more importantly, anyone bought something from an infomercial — and liked it?