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  • #46
    Originally posted by valmason01 View Post
    What do you use to shave your legs? And I have to shave my legs Just not ready to go that primal!
    WHen I was doing my Yoga teacher training I was living in an ashram in India where the majority of the ladies had abandoned the use of razors... I actually admired them for not giving a shit, and I even tried an N=1 to see what it was like. (I lasted a week).

    Update on the hair - as soon as I left the house it was like a wig possessed. I guess it's going to take longer than a week to become "hair-fat adapted" lol.
    "I think the basic anti-aging diet is also the best diet for prevention and treatment of diabetes, scleroderma, and the various "connective tissue diseases." This would emphasize high protein, low unsaturated fats, low iron, and high antioxidant consumption, with a moderate or low starch consumption.

    In practice, this means that a major part of the diet should be milk, cheese, eggs, shellfish, fruits and coconut oil, with vitamin E and salt as the safest supplements."

    - Ray Peat

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    • #47
      Home-made honey-wax hair removal works well for me now.

      There is no waste with the way that I do it. I have a bamboo spreader (it's a cheese knife, technically) for the body sugar, some old cotton t-shirt strips for the pulling (works like waxing), and I use a simple jar (old coconut oil jar). Everything is wash-and-reuse.

      I used to shave, but I was always missing things. This method seems much easier for me to get everything. And, it doesn't cause bumps at the bikini line.

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      • #48
        Honey is amazing I use it to wash my face and have been buying pure honey or honey/goats milk soap. I will try your method now...Thanks!

        Originally posted by zoebird View Post
        Home-made honey-wax hair removal works well for me now.

        There is no waste with the way that I do it. I have a bamboo spreader (it's a cheese knife, technically) for the body sugar, some old cotton t-shirt strips for the pulling (works like waxing), and I use a simple jar (old coconut oil jar). Everything is wash-and-reuse.

        I used to shave, but I was always missing things. This method seems much easier for me to get everything. And, it doesn't cause bumps at the bikini line.
        You know all those things you wanted to do: You should go do them.

        Age 48
        height 5'3
        SW 215 lbs
        CW 180 lbs (whole foods/primal eating)
        LW 172 lbs
        GW 125ish lbs

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        • #49
          zoebird, I'd gladly pay you to make some makeup for me!

          Originally posted by valmason01 View Post
          What do you use to shave your legs? And I have to shave my legs Just not ready to go that primal!
          I buy some handmade soap from local vendors who use just fat, ash, & something simple, no artificial smells or colors or anything. It costs like $5/bar or more, but it takes dh & me nearly a year to use a bar, so pretty cost effective. I use that for "showing or smelling" and also for shaving.

          But of course, as more time has gone on and I've gotten more low maintenance and natural with my personal care, I really detest shaving now. I do it as little as I can get away with, and since I have very very blonde hair, that means I don't shave legs at all in the winter, and only every week or two in the summer. I shave pits same as summer legs. And I feel very oppressed about it. My legs are much smoother when I don't shave, b/c the smooth immediately after a shave only lasts a few hours, then the stubble is there. And there is NO way I'll ever go back to daily shaving again. NOTHING against those who do; it's just not for me. ever!

          Originally posted by merryish View Post

          Every morning, I spray it damp with water and apply a little gel, and I'm good to go. With my hair type, it takes a week of not even rinsing it before I begin to feel even remotely greasy, even with product in. But YMMV - my hair is 1.5 inches at its longest point, so that may be helping some!

          My hair type - fine, dark, a bit wavy.
          Sounds like my hubby's. You can probably switch to coconut oil instead of gel if you want. It takes very little. Too much will start staining your pillowcase (ask me how I know!).

          Originally posted by zoebird View Post
          Home-made honey-wax hair removal works well for me now.

          There is no waste with the way that I do it. I have a bamboo spreader (it's a cheese knife, technically) for the body sugar, some old cotton t-shirt strips for the pulling (works like waxing), and I use a simple jar (old coconut oil jar). Everything is wash-and-reuse.
          Very interesting!
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          Current Weight: 175lb__________________________________Goal: 135lb
          Deadlift: 240lb________________________________________Back Squat: 165lb
          Bench: 130lb__________________________________________Pre ss: 85lb
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          • #50
            Originally posted by MamaGrok View Post
            I found that using shampoo & conditioner with any frequency will put you back in "overproduction and need to go through a lengthy transition to get out of it" mode. Same for ACV & BS too often. But that may not be universally true.
            For me it seems that conditioner only is the happy medium. I can see how ACV/BS might send off the same panic signals in your scalp to overproduce oils in self defense.

            On one of the no poo threads I read about someone using eggs to wash their hair. That would seem gentler. My conditioner is all natural and two of the main ingredients are coconut milk and eggs. I might try this combo straight out of the fridge someday.

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            • #51
              A lot of people do conditioner-only. Yours sounds great!

              I think Marcia Brady did the egg wash. Or maybe my rerun memory is off!
              5'4" 39yo mother to five sweeties & married to their AMAZING DaddyGrok
              Current Weight: 175lb__________________________________Goal: 135lb
              Deadlift: 240lb________________________________________Back Squat: 165lb
              Bench: 130lb__________________________________________Pre ss: 85lb
              ***Winning a 20-year war against binge eating disorder***

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              • #52
                I started making soap and made a shampoo bar out of coconut, olive, almond, and castor oil and it's amazing. I've done no-poo before and it was just ok... This soap I love, my hair looks great and I never have to use conditioner, and it's so nice and easy

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                • #53
                  Originally posted by Isfahel View Post
                  I started making soap and made a shampoo bar out of coconut, olive, almond, and castor oil and it's amazing. I've done no-poo before and it was just ok... This soap I love, my hair looks great and I never have to use conditioner, and it's so nice and easy
                  I'd love to know how you make that, and how you use it.
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                  • #54
                    Originally posted by MamaGrok View Post
                    zoebird, I'd gladly pay you to make some makeup for me!
                    I second that - it's amazingly innovative Zoe!

                    What do people use here as body lotions? A few months ago I started using almond oil with essential oils, and I'm loving the results. I found this UK website that sells real essential oils, as many of the ones you buy in stores are synthetic: NHR Organic Essential Oils - Index
                    "I think the basic anti-aging diet is also the best diet for prevention and treatment of diabetes, scleroderma, and the various "connective tissue diseases." This would emphasize high protein, low unsaturated fats, low iron, and high antioxidant consumption, with a moderate or low starch consumption.

                    In practice, this means that a major part of the diet should be milk, cheese, eggs, shellfish, fruits and coconut oil, with vitamin E and salt as the safest supplements."

                    - Ray Peat

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                    • #55
                      I use coconut oil as a moisturizer.

                      Make up is easy.

                      Mascara recipe -- But i use cocoa (raw, no stuff in it) instead of activated charcoal or kohl on account of being blond. I also use a syringe (reusable) to fill the bottle, rather than a baggy (which is disposable).

                      tinted gloss/balm -- coconut oil, bees wax, essential oils (if you want, i don't bother), and beet root powder (which you can get t the health food store). you just add the amount of beetroot powder to get the intensity that you want. If it comes in vegetable capsules, you can just toss them in the garden and they'll melt in the rain. You can also add tumeric to the beet root to get a more peachy or coral-y color.

                      you can use the gloss/balm for blush as well.

                      for eye shadows, a lot of people use straight-up berry juice (black berry, blueberry, etc). some mix berry juice and spiralina for mascara and eye liner (it's a blue-y black color), or you can use beet powder, rice powder (white), and cocoa (brown) as well. by mixing the three at various amounts (ie, a little pink, a lot of white, no brown; a lot of pink, a little brown, no white; etc), you can get a wide variety of whites/browns/pinks, and if you add tumeric, you can also get more golden hues. just brush them on like any powder make up, really, and it's good.

                      It usually requires refreshing mid-day. Or so most people say.

                      And, comes off easily with oil washing.

                      Looking at the soap ingredients listed by the poster above, looks like she just makes a basic oil soap. You need lye, the ingredients, you gently mix until the lines trace, and then you have to let it cure. But no doubt it's lux!

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                      • #56
                        Originally posted by YogaBare View Post

                        What do people use here as body lotions? [/url]
                        I use emu oil. best moisturizer ive ever found & works for my hair to
                        Every time I hear the dirty word 'exercise', I wash my mouth out with chocolate.

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                        • #57
                          Originally posted by Paleobird View Post
                          For me it seems that conditioner only is the happy medium. I can see how ACV/BS might send off the same panic signals in your scalp to overproduce oils in self defense.

                          On one of the no poo threads I read about someone using eggs to wash their hair. That would seem gentler. My conditioner is all natural and two of the main ingredients are coconut milk and eggs. I might try this combo straight out of the fridge someday.
                          be sure to whip it up. it's much nicer that way. Mine went like mayo, really.

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                          • #58
                            No shampoo works great for me which I'm glad off. Obviously I wash my hair with water everyday. Shampoo leaves it dry.
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                            • #59
                              Originally posted by Greensprout View Post
                              I'd love to know how you make that, and how you use it.
                              It's pretty simple, the only hard thing is amassing all the ingredients, I used basically this recipe, with a few changes. Shampoo Bar Soap Recipe It sud's really well so all you have to do is wet your hair, run the bar of soap over it and then work the suds in just like shampoo. I superfatted it by 5%, meaning I shorted the lye so there was about 5% extra fat left unsaponified (turned into soap), so it's ridiculously moisturizing, and doesn't need conditioner, it also works amazingly well for shaving. I gave soap baskets to all my family members this year for Christmas presents, my sister, who's more of a "use the best hang the expense" type of person, she loved the shampoo bar and is the one that tried it first for shaving. I'm ashamed to admit I'd not shaved since winter started... But I did just to try out the soap after she told me that and it does work well, even with Wookie legs

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                              • #60
                                Originally posted by zoebird View Post
                                be sure to whip it up. it's much nicer that way. Mine went like mayo, really.
                                But then I might be tempted to eat it instead of wash my hair. Well, maybe make some tuna salad with the leftovers.

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