Thanks to conditioner a slippery tub is dangerous!

I don't know how many times the three of us in the house have almost fallen in the tub due to my conditioner remnants!

Today I almost took out the curtains!

I've tried rinsing the conditioner out then rinsing the soap off my body & swishing my foot around on the tub floor, but that conditioner is some stubborn stuff!

The tub's anti-slip strips are barely there. They're the type that came built into the tub. I don't know if they were weak to begin with or if they've worn down over the years from previous tenants.

I've tried using tub mats with suction cups but they get so gross with mold, so quick, & start ripping after so many washes.

I've thought about getting some new strips, but don't know if they're strong enough to stay stuck on top of what's already there.

Has anyone tried new strips on top of old, & did they stay?
I don't have a solution for you, but I'm cracking up because the Google ad-bar on the right side on my screen is showing me all kinds of links for anti-slip devices, safety bath devices etc.

We got a water permeable bath mat from Target or Bed Bath that is machine washable
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I don't have a solution for you, but I'm cracking up because the Google ad-bar on the right side on my screen is showing me all kinds of links for anti-slip devices, safety bath devices etc.

We got a water permeable bath mat from Target or Bed Bath that is machine washable
Originally Posted by Castella
Oh, a washable bath mat! I think I will be visiting Bed Bath soon!
I usually have to wash the tub at least every 2 days. My biggest fear is someone falling.
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Is the mat made of the same material used for anti-slip mats for hardwood chair cushions?

The kind I had before were the vinyl type. They discolored so bad as well as what I noted before.
I completely see where you're comming from!! The tub/shower can be a very dangerous place! I am sorry I don't have an answer for you but I just wash out the tub/shower every 2 or 3 days.
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So you know what I'm talking about then; the moves that are almost pirouette-like, the "this isn't ice" surprise/shock, arms flailing, practically putting the back out...?
Oh my word, I know this all too well!! It's a good thing the one I'm currently at has glass doors on it, otherwise the shower curtain rod would have come down with me already! I wonder if it's more common with those conditioners with good 'slip'? :P
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Oh my word, I know this all too well!! It's a good thing the one I'm currently at has glass doors on it, otherwise the shower curtain rod would have come down with me already! I wonder if it's more common with those conditioners with good 'slip'? :P
Originally Posted by lushaholic
Well, it was Victoria's Secret Garden Amber Romance Sensuous Shine for Dry/Damaged Hair, this time.

ETA: DUH... slip!
Thanks to the cold dry weather we've been having, I've been putting coconut oil on my skin in the shower to try and bind some moisture to my skin. So I've been scouring the tub almost daily. I don't want Mr. C to take a tumble (then I'D have to walk the dogs in the freezing morning!).

The mat I got is white. It has little holes in it so water drains through, and suction cups on the bottom. It has a kind of foam-pad texture, it's made out of some kind of plastic, but it's not like vinyl. I got one for the guy I look after, since he has balance issues, and one for the dogs, since they need traction when they get hauled into the tub. You really can machine wash these mats, I'm not sure how many times. $10.

Maybe it's this but that says 100% vinyl. I don't know. It feels kind of spongy.
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Thanks for the rec & link, Castella!

When I can get out & about I'll check out BBB since I have coupons.

~~~

To all, I have to apologize for the screwed up title & not catching lush's pun!

I have a vial of Lucky Number 6 that I used several times before without problems, but earlier today one spritz of it on my neck gave me a bad headache & I can barely think straight. The fumes are even in my mouth making me gag. I guess the stuff just has to wear off.

I'm serious! I'm not normally that ditsy!
Oooh, I have the same problem, and it freaks me out because I have really bad knees that dislocate, so slippery surfaces are scary. (nice run-on sentence there...)

I have a suction bath tub mat that I got at Linens N Things, and I use that Tilex stuff that you spray after every shower and make sure to spray the tub. That helps.
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Oooo. Careful! I wiped out in my tub about 7 yrs ago-- it was due to bath oil for my dry skin. I caught myself just before my head hit the tile wall. I actually laid stunned on the bottom of the tub for a few minutes. Still, I wouldn't use those horrid stick on strips -- they're awful against your skin when you want to take a bath, which I do more often than shower. I'd go for the spongey, foamy soft bath mat instead.
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One thing that helps with the mat is if you rinse it off after you shower, then hang it up to dry, or roll it up in a towel to dry. Probably your household is too hectic for that, but the mat does dry pretty quickly especially if you pull it out of the tub.

Another thing to try is sprinkling baking soda in the tub after your shower.
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I tried rinsing it off & letting it dry on the side of the tub or on a towel bar, but the guys wouldn't put it back in to use when they took their shower & they'd complain about the tub floor being slippery! So it became a "permanent" feature of the tub.

I also tried getting them to use one of those daily cleaners but they didn't. I'm going to add another for good measure.

We don't take baths, just showers, so we don't have to worry about sand-papered butts!

To all, I have to apologize for the screwed up title & not catching lush's pun!
Originally Posted by Liz's loops


I thought it was funny you didn't catch the pun.
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Dancing in the showers + Conditioner = "Along Came Polly" move. I've done this before. OUCH!

(If you've ever seen that video Along Came Polly in the beginning where the fat guy slips. LOL
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The one and only conditioner that made me nearly slip on my a$$ in the shower:

Redken All Soft . It is FULL of cones, though.
So you know what I'm talking about then; the moves that are almost pirouette-like, the "this isn't ice" surprise/shock, arms flailing, practically putting the back out...?
Originally Posted by Liz's loops
I definitely know what you're talking about! Careful, I seriously screwed up my knee for several weeks after one such happening . . . I wasn't able to catch myself, went straight through the shower curtain, and landed on the side of the tub on one of my knees. Serious ouch.

Spraying the tub with Tilex immediately after I get out (well, after I've plopped) seems to help a bit . . .
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Several months ago, I slipped in the shower and banged the front of my leg on the shower door rail connected to the tub. I also hit the side of my head against the wall. Luckily, for my head nothing happened, but I received a very dark (almost) black dime-sized mark on my leg. The skin didn't break all the way, so it wasn't like a typical cut that bleeds, but it took forever to heel.

I've been doing all I can to try to fade the mark (using rosehip seed oil, with a fading cream). It's getting lighter, but not fast enough. I'm going to have to see a derm about getting a prescription for Triluma to lighten it up quicker.
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Update:

I was going to buy the no-design stick-on grips for the tub, but the directions said they'd have to dry for 24 hours before using the tub/shower. We only have one tub/shower & hubby takes sometimes two showers a day, so there's no way I could go this route. Instead I found a Softex brand foam mat. However, getting hubby & son to use it is a chore & if they would use it, getting them to rinse it off & hang it to dry afterwards would be next to impossible. It's easy enough for me to do though.

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