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    BountyHunter338
    shower puffs that don't fall apart?
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    • 8th Feb 09, 12:23 PM
    shower puffs that don't fall apart? 8th Feb 09 at 12:23 PM
    i have started using shower puffs instead of face cloths to make shower gel last longer. However, i need recommendations for puffs that don't fall apart within a week or two! i don't think i'm overly aggressive with them, as the ones i purchased outside of the UK lasted a long time.

    So far i've tried:
    - Superdrug cheap puff ~93p (fell apart in three days)
    - Superdrug more expensive puff ~£1.24 (starting to fall apart within 7 days)

    i know there are loads i haven't tried yet, but can anyone suggest some brands? These little things add up... & i don't want to pay nearly £2 or more for something that will just fall apart like the cheap ones.

    (i've tried to retie and/or mend them, but it's fairly pointless. The mesh just comes undone again in the next shower.)
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    • Raksha
    • By Raksha 8th Feb 09, 12:44 PM
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    • 8th Feb 09, 12:44 PM
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    • 8th Feb 09, 12:44 PM
    How do you mean 'fall apart'?
    All the shower puffs I've used have always become 'loser' after a few uses, but retain their basic form for months, if not years.
  • tinkerbell84
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    • 8th Feb 09, 12:45 PM
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    • 8th Feb 09, 12:45 PM
    My body shop one is still as good as when i first got it (maybe 3 years ago) and i use it twice a day
    • shellsuit
    • By shellsuit 8th Feb 09, 12:47 PM
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    • 8th Feb 09, 12:47 PM
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    • 8th Feb 09, 12:47 PM
    Doh! I thought the title said 'Sugar puffs that don't fall apart'
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  • BountyHunter338
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    • 8th Feb 09, 1:05 PM
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    • 8th Feb 09, 1:05 PM
    How do you mean 'fall apart'?
    All the shower puffs I've used have always become 'loser' after a few uses, but retain their basic form for months, if not years.
    Originally posted by Raksha
    Well, the mesh just slipped out of the tie on the last two i used - once part of it came out, the entire puff became loose and eventually unraveled.

    Before these last two, i had never a problem either - the puffs stayed together for a really long time. i just thought to ask since i was living in the States when i started using puffs. Only these last two (bought in UK) fell apart... maybe i just need to try a different shop?
    • VickyA
    • By VickyA 8th Feb 09, 4:05 PM
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    • 8th Feb 09, 4:05 PM
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    • 8th Feb 09, 4:05 PM
    The one that I bought from Boots a few years ago lasted ages. I now use one that I got last year in New Zealand - rather a long way for you to go and get one, I admit!!!
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    • ali-t
    • By ali-t 8th Feb 09, 4:33 PM
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    • 8th Feb 09, 4:33 PM
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    • 8th Feb 09, 4:33 PM
    body shop all the way...

    for total money saving i used them to clean the bath with once I am finished with them. great job they make of it too.
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    • jfdi
    • By jfdi 8th Feb 09, 5:27 PM
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    • 8th Feb 09, 5:27 PM
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    • 8th Feb 09, 5:27 PM
    My Wilkos ones are great too! And the cheapy ones my OH got in a cash n carry are good as well. Never had one fall apart on me - had them ripped apart tho - my cats love playing with them! LOL!
    • TomsMom
    • By TomsMom 8th Feb 09, 10:16 PM
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    • 8th Feb 09, 10:16 PM
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    • 8th Feb 09, 10:16 PM
    Tesco sometimes have them, 5 in a pack (Coral body puffs), in those £1 boxes on the end of the aisles. I bought some a few months ago and they last far longer than one I bought from Bodycare before. The best one I've had so far was in an Olay gift set but that eventually unravelled.
  • Sweetpeanut
    Doh! I thought the title said 'Sugar puffs that don't fall apart'
    Originally posted by shellsuit
    can't stop laughing at that!!!!
    ikea do great shower puffs, packs of 3, i think there about £1.50, ive had mine aaaaaaaaaggggggggeeeeeeesssssss
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  • absolutebounder
    Isntit worrying to have a puff in your shower in the firstplace:confused:
  • BountyHunter338
    Isntit worrying to have a puff in your shower in the firstplace:confused:
    Originally posted by absolutebounder
    Ha! i thought about how to word this inquiry for awhile. In the US, they are sometimes even called "shower poofs"... :rolleyes:
    • Savvy_Sue
    • By Savvy_Sue 14th Feb 09, 11:02 AM
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    I like the plaited ones they do in Morrisons and they seem to last ages too. Good range of colours as well: the boys have them from the camouflage range while mine is pink!
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  • melancholly
    i switched to one of the exfoliating gloves (i think i got one in a set of smellies for a present), and it works a charm and can't really fall apart in the same way...
    • Savvy_Sue
    • By Savvy_Sue 15th Feb 09, 1:23 AM
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    Savvy_Sue
    I like the plaited ones they do in Morrisons and they seem to last ages too. Good range of colours as well: the boys have them from the camouflage range while mine is pink!
    Originally posted by Savvy_Sue
    Also thought I'd add that the other big advantage of these for teenage boys is that they can scrub their spotty backs with them very easily.
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