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To shampoo or not shampoo?

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Don't ask me why I read this, I just did.

http://www.ndoherty.com/no-shampoo/

I like this statement:

"I believe this whole experiment is a great example of why it’s important to test our assumptions. We grow up doing things a certain way (like washing our hair with shampoo) and believing that’s just how it’s supposed to be done. But it’s important to stop and ask why every now and then."

Also reminds me of the legend of Henry Ford on hiring a new executive, he would take him out to lunch. When the food came along, Ford would watch his prospective closely. If he salted his food before tasting it, Ford wouldn't hire him.

http://www.snopes.com/business/genius/salted.asp

In other words, do you shampoo your hair because that's what you have always done?

Anyone want to try not shampooing?

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I also buzz dome. Just use face wash over entire head.

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I have had the same bottle of shampoo in the shower for years now, I use it about 4-6 times a year, usually if I get something stuck in my hair, like car grease.

I don't used conditioner, deoderant, anti-perspirant, fabric softener or name brand flouride toothpaste.

my body soap is made by hippies on Salt Spring.

I wear natural fabric and my feet don't smell if I avoid buying shoes with that aweful "man-made " fabric inside. (man that stuff reeks and leather shoes are hard to find)

I too avoid the corporate monster which is difficult as I drive for a living and it also makes being a hockey fan somewhat ironic.

Still trying to figure out how to avoid dish and laundry soap .

I also had some fun trying the 100 mile diet a couple of years ago.

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I use wax/clay every now and then so I need to use it. Unless I want to spend ages in the shower getting it out.

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when i eat out i never salt my food unless absolutely necessary. I espescially never salt it before trying some, that's just stupid. as for no shampoo or soap, i'm not buying it... or rather, I AM buying it, i'm not buying the idea that i'll be ok with just water only showers.

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I also buzz dome. Just use face wash over entire head.

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yeah.. i don't want to stink, so i use soap and shampoo

ill try it when im like old and don't care for my personal hygiene

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yeah.. i don't want to stink, so i use soap and shampoo

ill try it when im like old and don't care for my personal hygiene

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I use Mane N' Tail in order to keep my hair silky and shiny so I don't know if I could give it up

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not gonna lie

i shampoo once or twice a weak and havent used soap in 10 years

only used deodorant when im wearing one layer unless its black

i get complimented on how thick my hair is all the time

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not gonna lie

i shampoo once or twice a weak and havent used soap in 10 years

only used deodorant when im wearing one layer unless its black

i get complimented on how thick my hair is all the time

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I have curly hair so if I don't use something it's baaad

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not gonna lie

i shampoo once or twice a weak and havent used soap in 10 years

only used deodorant when im wearing one layer unless its black

i get complimented on how thick my hair is all the time

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I use it every 2-3 days. Gotta stick to the same type because the others tend to dry my hair out.

Not using shampoo & conditioner would be disgusting. Washing your hair with just water (for females w/ long hair) leads to a weird smell. Kinda smells like your clothes after being out in the rain.

I hate soap and definitely wouldnt want soap scum on my body or scalp.

I can see why it wouldnt be much of a problem for guys to go without shampoo. It wouldnt work out for a female if she wanted her hair to smell nice.

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Yeah I only shampoo every 2 or so days... I know doing it too much can result in your hair going into grease overdrive to compensate for all the grease you would be constantly shampooing away.

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I can't imagine not using soap/shampoo on a regular basis. I have long, thick unruly hair and no amount of just rinsing can convince me that my hair is clean. Plus my job is pretty dirty, I'm outside in the rain and mud often, and I handle live and dead animals, so if I just hosed myself off after that would be pretty gross.

I use less shampoo than I used to, I don't "repeat" unless I got eau de skunk or something on me. But I don't think I can be convinced to give it up entirely. Not while I have this job at least, maybe if I worked in an office or something.

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Couldn't bear to read much of the miss natural fibers blog, but I get the idea. It's all what works best for the individual.

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