http://nopoohair.blogspot.com/ This has an explanation of why the conditioner works. My hair gets really oily too and this seems to work. I have been doing it for just over a week. When I tried no shampoo and just warm water I was a grease ball.
I kinda get the same thing from their tea tree version, their baby shampoo version isn't as bad. Regardless, I use this brand and it rocks! It looks like a bar of soap but is actually shampoo.
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Well... I have never used Dr.Bronners Castile soap but I have used mine!!! www.allnaturalsoapstore.com
I do have customers who use it as shampoo. The soap nuts also work as shampoo. That is what they use in India. Its all natural and organic as well!
I agree with nutmeg on using conditioner only.
I have been using a silicone free conditioner for the last few months and my itchy red scalp has cleared up. About once a week I use regular shampoo or a plain bar of soap just to get the hair mousse residues off
Just for info; I have short, fine hair. Straight.
YMMV if you have thicker hair.
I occasionally use Dr. Bronner's soap for shampoo, but generally I don't like the results. My hair feels...icky and looks really bad/limp/lifeless
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I think soap just works perfectly well to wash some kinds of hair and not others. It doesn't work for me - sticky residue, yuck. I head to the health food shop and buy the mildest natural shampoo I can find, usually one that's sold especially for sensitive skin. I also use a cider vinegar + lavender oil rinse; the smell goes away completely once my hair dries.
One of the 'weird bonuses' of Primal is less oiliness. Hooray.
I have also tried Dr. Bronner's liquid soap on my hair.. did not like the way my hair felt. I was using some Alba shampoo before that, it was good. I still use Dr. Bronner's liquid soap for body wash.
Do any of you dilute the soap?
It's alkaline. Very much so. If you have hard water, you will get buildup.
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