Dad Dragged for Buying Dollar Store Shampoo for Daughter He Doubts Is His

The internet has dragged a father who bought dollar store shampoo and conditioner for his daughter that he doubts is his.

In a post published on Reddit's r/AmITheA**hole forum, stylized "AITA," a man under the anonymous username u/aitaconditioner posed the question, "AITA for making my daughter use dollar store shampoo and conditioner," which has received over 2,000 upvotes and 1,000 comments from the AITA community.

The Redditor begins his story by explaining that he and his wife have three daughters. The eldest is 16, the middle is 14 and the youngest is 10. However, he discusses how he isn't close with his middle daughter who has "curly blonde hair and green eyes" when the rest of his family, and his wife's family, all have "straight and brown hair with brown eyes." He has his doubts that she isn't his child and he doesn't bond with her well because of that.

One of the ways to properly wash curly hair is to brush through your hair to get rid of the tangles before getting it wet. After, apply shampoo and conditioner and then dry carefully. Next, use proper styling products to damp hair including mouse and types of creams and oils, per John Frieda.

Woman drying her hair
In a viral Reddit post published to the "AmITheA**hole" forum, the internet has dragged a father for purchasing his daughter dollar store shampoo and conditioner. GlobalStock/iStock / Getty Images Plus

He wrote, "My middle daughter insists that she needs special shampoo and conditioner because of her curly hair. She found some that wasn't too expensive so I bought it for her, but she goes through the conditioner like water. She came to me after a little over a month and said that she needed another bottle."

"I told her she doesn't and that her conditioner should last her at least another month but probably longer but she insists that you need to use a lot of conditioner for curly hair. I bought her another bottle and told her to use less because she wasn't getting another one for at least two months," he continued.

She returned to him after a month and told him that she needed more. So, instead of buying the shampoo and conditioner she typically uses, he went and purchased it from the dollar store. His daughter exclaimed that it would damage her hair as she is content with her hair now.

"She blames us for her hair being uncontrollable for most of her life because we didn't learn how to take care of curly hair, even though it's not different than straight hair. She even threatened to shave her head, which I know she won't do because she's obsessed with her hair," he said.

The Redditor said his daughter has an attitude to both his wife and himself. His wife believes that they should give in and get her the shampoo and conditioner she wants. However, he thinks that she should "learn her lesson."

Other Reddit users share their opinions in the comments.

U/lihzee received the top comment with over 12,000 upvotes, "[You're the A**hole]. Wow. Yes, women with curly hair do need a different type of shampoo and conditioner. Dollar store shampoo is likely going to damage her hair."

"Also, do you not understand how traits are passed on? Was there a reason besides your daughter's physical features that you thought she wasn't yours, causing you to not properly bond with her? You suck, [You're the A**hole]," they continued.

"[You're the A**hole]," u/AnselaJonla began, "Curly hair is different from straight hair, and even the most basic of research will tell you this. And it is more difficult and more expensive to take care of."

U/StarryNebulas stated, "[You're the A**hole]. First off you need to go back to school and read up on genetics. Sounds like you just don't like your daughter cause you have convinced yourself she's not yours."

"Secondly, you need to let your daughter take care of her hair properly. Dollar Store shampoo and conditioner will not cut it.You should be teaching your kids how to take care of their hair properly no matter the type. You are to blame. Be a decent parent," they concluded.