This is a very limited and negative look at the no-poo movement. There are
many different methods and products that can be used as an alternative to
shampoo.The article all but ignores many of the reasons many people choose
to forgo shampoo. Not stripping the oils from your hair every day often means
your scalp makes less, so you need to shampoo less. It also also keeps
polluting shampoo out of our homes and our water supply. Shampoo is a very
recent invention, and it isn't necessary.No-poo is a personal choice, but
those considering it should investigate both sides, not the narrow view from
I have had very bad dandruff for years. (It is probably actually seborrheic
dermatitis, which I would encourage those with dandruff to look up.) I tried
many products to no avail. Some made my head itch more than others. Shampoos
high in sodium laurETH sulfate were noticeably worse on my head.I
finally stopped using shampoo about nine months ago to see if that would help. I
cannot say that all of my troubles are gone: I still often have dandruff and my
head still itches periodically. But it is no worse than with the best of the
shampoos. My wife doesn't notice my hair being any stinkier, and I don't notice
it being any greasier. It's less greasy if anything. For me, at best shampoo did
nothing and was a waste of money, at worst it aggravated my seborrheic
dermatitis and made my scalp very itchy. We all have different skin, but I would
guess that many people are like me and don't actually benefit from shampoo.
I use 3 eggs a day in my hair, it works great, and if you leave it in for 30
minutes twice a weak it is a great conditioner! It's the best stuff ever, I have
been doing it since high school, over 17 years ago, my hair is down to the small
of my back and blond. It's just great, I use artificial vanilla flavoring for
scent, and it works great, people always ask me what I use in my hair, so I tell
them it's done professionally and I don't know the "Stuff he uses". That is what
I say anyway, I am always getting compliments! My hair has such a sheen, clean
smell and soft it's rediculous! My daughter uses the same and it's great!
Yeah that egg thing works great!!! I thought I was the only one. I never use ANY
CHEMICALS IN MY HAIR! Just eggs and artificial food flavoring for scent! That is
kind of funny! But hey it works great doesn't it! WARNING: You have to keep it
up for two weeks before you see the pay off!!!
I rub four pinecones through my hair before showering and it takes away the
itching scalp. It really works and is good for the environment. The only problem
is that the pinecones can become soft after the hair rub and you need to replace
the pinecones every two or three rinses.
Just another excuse for those who do not practice good hygiene to go about
sharing their personal odors with others.
Enviro Guy...Rubbing pine cones in your hair?Dude, if no
one told you yet, you're an environmental extremist, and anything extreme isn't
healthy.You're also a flaming liberal, voted for Obama, despised
George Bush, are on the verge of not believing in God any more, believe in
Obama's "wealth redistribution" and believe gays have the "right" to marry.
Please, tell us all how many of these I got wrong.What's next?
Blowing up shampoo factories because, hey, haven't you heard?, they're the
scourge of the environment.Isn't your unfounded fears over global
warming enough to keep you guys busy?
Thanks for this interesting article.
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SOOO....if you're not using shampoo and your wife doesn't notice...what are you
using...water...good excuse to stay dirty, and to say people don't notice..means
that you are the sameolesameole and there is not reason to comment. Some people just seem to enjoy it..the smell...on themselves..greasy hair is
always a turn on to ..well, I don't know who would be turned on..the
varmints??HOWEVER!! What ever floats your boat with your hair, do
it...If you have a scalp condition, a dermatologist would be a great
Good grief. I think rubbing pinecones on your scalp sounds painful-but
that doesn't mean Enviro Guy has shared his political views one way or another.
What a weird comment-why are you taking a pinecone comment to blowing up
factories? You must be a troll.
Actually, if you have naturally curly hair, you shouldn't use a regular shampoo
on it. I haven't used shampoo in over a year, and my hair looks much, much
Perhaps my comment is too diplomatic. Let me say the same things more bluntly,
for the benefit of later readers who might try ditching shampoo.You
said: "you are the sameolesameole and there is not reason to comment."Same-old-same-old IS the reason to comment. If YOU stop using shampoo, and
wash with water instead (not to mention vinegar or whatever):Your hair
will not stinkYour hair will not be greasyYour scalp will be just as
healthyYour head will not be grossYou will not spend any money on
shamditionerYour comment implies that you think this is all untrue.
But you have not tried it. So you just have an opinion, and I have some
experience. This implies that you don't know what you are talking about.For people with sensitive skin, let me try to sell you something:
nothing. Many chemicals in shampoos are known irritants to some people at some
concentrations. My scalp is slowly getting better with nothing but water,
occasionally vinegar. It's taking as long to get better as it took to get bad.
If you quit shampoo, the worst case is same-old-same-old.
I gave up shampoos when my pregnant nose couldn't deal with the smells (don't
ask what smells, my pregnant nose smells the smallest things that no one else
can seem to smell).I brush my hair once a day and the results were
amazing. My hair became manageable, shiny and my scalp no longer itched (like it
did a day after every shampoo). I was sold on no shampoo. That was 2 years ago.
I get lots of complements on my long, lustrous hair and I smile knowing that
most of those people would never believe I did it all with just a hair brush
:)God did not invent shampoo.... neither did any early societies.
Surely we are still human beings and can live without them as was done for
thousands of years.