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Portable Shampoo Bowl "Shamp-ease" Is A Great Product!
on December 8, 2011
I provide 24/7 care for a home-bound, elderly relative of mine who is suffering from many illnesses. Taking him out to a barber shop is out of the question, so before I got him back home from hospital & rehab, I had to make provisions here at home to facilitate comfort and hygiene. The "Shamp-ease" has been, in short, a life saver. It arrived well-packed; instructions were sparse, but it does not take a rocket scientist to figure out how this goes together. There are six parts: the base, two tubes (the lower one has a spring in it) that go together then fit into the base, the bowl, the drain hose, and the drain plug. You place a bucket close by and put the hose in it, adjust the height to the base of the neck (I also drape towels over the shoulder and around the back of the neck, to prevent water from going down the back, just like they do in the beauty parlors). You turn the black collar on the lower tube to raise and lower the Shamp-ease to the proper height. Remember that the simple mechanism is a spring, so steady the top bowl with one hand while adjusting the height. Insert the drain plug, have your subject tilt the head back, and you're good to go! Rinse, pull the drain plug and it drains into your bucket. It ends up being a rather fun experience all the way around, and certainly makes this part of care-giving a heck of a lot easier and safer, as I do this while he is seated in his wheelchair... no more risky trips to the transfer bench to the bathtub. If you find yourself in a similar position as I, consider this product. It is a time saver and it is convenient.