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  • #16
    Originally posted by kennelmom View Post
    I use the Dr. Bronners soap for everything - hair, body, shaving.
    Me too. Love Dr. Bronners and the peppermint version was very refreshing during the summer. Also like the TACT Olive Oil soap too. I sometimes use Kiss My Face or Burt's Bees shampoos.

    I've been following these threads on no shampoo or soap and still don't think it would work for me. My skin is naturally oily (which is a good thing esp. in the no wrinkles department) and just rinsing my hair out with water just isn't going to work. And my skin feels better after using the olive oil or coconut oil/castile soaps than with plain water (and we have soft water here too).
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    • #17
      Originally posted by mizski View Post
      My skin is naturally oily (which is a good thing esp. in the no wrinkles department) and just rinsing my hair out with water just isn't going to work.
      Have you tried going without? Anybody who uses soap and shampoo is going to build up excess oil if they don't wash with it for a couple days. I was the same way; my hair was waxy and clumped when I first started skipping shampoo. It evens out when your scalp and skin realize they don't have to produce so much extra oil.
      A steak a day keeps the doctor away.

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      • #18
        This whole concept, more than any other part of primal living, scares me the most. I can work up a STINK (I went 45 days with no shower at all in Iraq in '03) and I'd be worried that I'd have a 30 foot radius to myself based on the smell alone.

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        • #19
          im gonna try this when my shampoo runs out.
          We need to have a global discussion about the epidemic of donut murder

          Starting Weight: 238 lb
          Current Weight: 224 lb
          Goal: 190-200 lb
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          • #20
            I tried no-poo for a few months. At first I felt scuzzy, then my scalp adjusted and my hair looked and felt fantastic. After that I got a HORRIBLE outbreak of seborrhea dermatitis - which I had as a teenager, but hadn't had any in years. Six months later, it is still not completely under control - although it is getting better.

            I wasn't primal at the time, so maybe that would have helped.
            Using low lectin/nightshade free primal to control autoimmune arthritis. (And lost 50 lbs along the way )

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            • #21
              Originally posted by Arikara6 View Post
              This whole concept, more than any other part of primal living, scares me the most. I can work up a STINK (I went 45 days with no shower at all in Iraq in '03) and I'd be worried that I'd have a 30 foot radius to myself based on the smell alone.
              Holy crap. Yeah. That is a noxious brew. I think even Grok took a dip once in a while. I still shower almost daily, just no chemical destruction.
              A steak a day keeps the doctor away.

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              • #22
                Originally posted by shiggles View Post
                Face:
                - Combined with the PB diet, I no longer have breakouts. I no longer wash my face with anything but hot water.
                - Similar to my hair, my face was a little oily the first couple weeks. After that it evened out.
                - I had been doing this for years, but it's in the same vein: no more shaving cream! I use a fogless shower mirror. Run warm water over your face and the razor. I have effortless shaving with no nicks, bumps or razor burn. Nothing hurts and nothing gets inflamed even if I go 'against the grain' to really get a smooth shave. It also takes about 1/3 of the time to shave without that white crap on your face.
                - My skin tone is more even now. The small scars from acne as a teenager are slightly fading.
                - I can just 'tell' that the skin on my face is healthier. Looking in the mirror, I see a slightly younger, healthier face

                Try this for three weeks. You will never go back to slathering yourself with parabens and chemicles.
                Always shower before you shave. The steam will open up your pores and make it easier.



                Originally posted by PoisonApple View Post
                I want to jump in and quit shampoo and conditioner, but being a female, I am obsessed with my hair. It is WAAAY too oily. If I don't wash my hair every single day, it looks like I didn't wash it for a week. I get made fun of a lot for it if I dont have time to shower every 16-24 hours. I worry it will just look dirty, even for two weeks
                Take a holiday where you are away from everyone and use that as the time to adapt.


                I personally couldn't be bothered to wash my hair for a week and that was over a month ago. I just use water every morning.
                A steak a day keeps the doctor away

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                • #23
                  Originally posted by Bushrat View Post
                  I personally couldn't be bothered to wash my hair for a week and that was over a month ago. I just use water every morning.
                  Based on your avatar, your hair looks beauuuuutiful.
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                  • #24
                    I've been poo-less for 2 weeks. This morning, my husband said my hair smelt funky. I've only been washing with plain water, so I took this as a sign I should do SOMETHING. So I tried the baking soda followed by apple cider vinegar. Every site I found said your hair wouldn't smell of vinegar afterward, but I swear mine did. Not sure if it does now it's dry (and it's short enough I can't smell it myself).

                    Is there some other alternative for deodorizing my hair? I'm perfectly happy with how it looks and feels, but don't want to repel my spouse
                    Liz.

                    Zone diet on and off for several years....worked, but too much focus on exact meal composition
                    Primal since July 2010...skinniest I've ever been and the least stressed about food

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                    • #25
                      Originally posted by lizch View Post
                      Is there some other alternative for deodorizing my hair? I'm perfectly happy with how it looks and feels, but don't want to repel my spouse
                      Is that you in your avatar? It looks like you have light colored hair. Is so, how about a lemon juice and water rinse? Years ago (before there were zillions of hair products), a common beauty tip was ACV for brunettes and lemon juice for blondes. The recipe was 1/2 cup ACV or juice of 2 lemons mixed with 1 quart of water. Pour over hair and then rinse well with clear water. Don't know if this will help but the lemon would smell better than vinegar I think.
                      312/149/150

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                      • #26
                        Yes, that's me (the one on the left

                        It's fake blonde highlights. I'll give the lemon juice a try--I'd definitely much rather smell of lemon than vinegar! I gather the rinse is acidic to return the hair to its normal pH after the baking soda, so I can't see why lemon wouldn't work.
                        Liz.

                        Zone diet on and off for several years....worked, but too much focus on exact meal composition
                        Primal since July 2010...skinniest I've ever been and the least stressed about food

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                        • #27
                          well its been 3 days for me since i stopped. and these have been the worst hair days ever. I tried the whole BS/ACV method. My hair is so dry, I can barely get a brush through it. It could be harvested for grain in a 3rd world country. Its heavy, and just feels dirty. I might give up. i can't even get tangles out!!!
                          Proud Bangmaid since August 2009

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                          • #28
                            PoisonApple, those first days are the roughest. If I were you, I'd just rinse in plain water for now. I only needed to use the BS/ACV thing after 2 weeks. I have a feeling if I'd done it from the start, my hair would have taken longer to adjust.

                            Today, my hair is softer, silkier, more manageable than it's ever been in my life. It was worth the rough first few days! Stick with it!
                            Liz.

                            Zone diet on and off for several years....worked, but too much focus on exact meal composition
                            Primal since July 2010...skinniest I've ever been and the least stressed about food

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                            • #29
                              Thanks for the encouragement. The first wash after not using shampoo was awesome, and i was really excited because my hair was still soft. I hope it gets better, and I will just use water for the next week and a half and see how it goes. Thanks!
                              Proud Bangmaid since August 2009

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                              • #30
                                @PoisonApple

                                Do you have hard or soft water? Hard water definitely makes things tricky.
                                A steak a day keeps the doctor away.

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