Heard that shampoo is ‘addictive’. Decided to try and kick the habit!
So what was the recipe for the shampoo you made at home? I have a few, but none are 100 % reliable …
Tried multiple things and mixtures inc vinegar, honey, sand, lemonjuice. Currently sticking with simply baking soda. Works for me, but heard its not so good for people with long hair though.
Hi, my hair is long. I haven’t used shampoo for over a year. Once every 3-4 weeks I make a cleansing mask for my hair. Recipe: half a avocado (or banana), 1 egg, a bit of honey and a teaspoon of olive oil. My hair feels realy clean and soft after this!
Other times When I shower I use a showercap or sometimes I just wash my hair with water.
But I have to warn you: first couple of weeks are hard (and greasy) so you may consider starting this on your holiday. And also, my hair is a brown and bit curly, I don’t know if it works for everyone.
So during the first few weeks you don’t wash your hair at all, or just with water? I’m guessing baking soda would only be for super dirty situations, since it works same as shampoo and would kind of defeat the purpose.
Another question before I commit to this – does not washing your hair make it lose the shininess? Anyone has any experience with this?
Thanks for the info guys. I went no shampoo today, I’ll report back in a couple of weeks if it worked or not ^^
I’ve been trying the method of ‘cutting down’. Went from washing my hair every second day, to every third day, then fourth, in about two to three week increments. Seems to work if you want to avoid the greasy period.
Yeah, I heard that works really well. I just went all in and for the first couple of weeks it was pretty bad, but now I’m in my fifth and it seems to be getting back to normal. Yay no shampoo 🙂
I only wash my hair with shampoo once a week or sometimes even less… never had greasy feeling hair 🙂
Great video! I stopped using shampoo about 2 years ago as well. I remember my Croatian boss saying that he never used to use shampoo as a kid in the old country, and now he has to use it everyday or his hair is too greasy.
It took some time for my hair to adjust, but now it is fine.I wash it daily with cold water.
I noticed that sometimes I get some dandruff, but if I work up a good sweat exercising, that seems to resolve itself.
Looking forward to seeing you other stories!
I stopped using shampoo 19 days ago thanks to Dave’s video! For the first 12 days I didn’t use anything and let my hair get really greasy (luckily I wear a hat as part of my work uniform 🙂 ). Then on the 12th day I washed with baking soda. I have long-ish hair. I noticed the baking soda made my hair a little dry. However it has been one week since then and my hair is not nearly as greasy as it was after the first stretch without washing!
To combat the low pH of the baking soda which can apparently damage it and make it dry, I have read that an apple cider vinegar rinse is really great as a conditioner. I used this recipe:
1 part raw, organic ACV
8 parts water
I made 900mL in total and put it in a spray bottle, and added about 25 drops of citrus essential oils just to make it smell nicer. But this is optional, and apparently after it dries you don’t smell like vinegar at all!
I am trying the baking soda / ACV combo tonight. I hope to do this not too often, once my hair gets used to going without it. Maybe every 2-3 weeks?
I will let you know my results!
thanks! good idea
Am about 7 years into no shampoo & no haircuts, though I started with very short hair, so had no problems with an existing mass of hair that got out of control when use of shampoo was stopped. Rinsing with water and regular, careful combing do the business…though I’m bad at combing & do throw away tangled clumps of hair periodically.
I think good combs were highly prized items in the centuries before treatments such as commercially available shampoo and daily bathing became the norm (which I believe was only about 100 years ago).
Made me wonder about what is a reasonably optimal state of hair and what other must-have modern consumables we’ve too easily accepted as a part of life that are more-or-less just needless consumption that adds load to the environment & economy.
I want to stop using shampoo, the thing is that I sweat daily. I’m concerned about the smell it would get. If any you knows a great recipe for shampoo for my hair to smell good please tell me.
I am coming up to 1 year without shampoo and my hair has never been healthier! It took maybe a few months for it to completely adjust and not get greasy, but now I use nothing but water.
Every week or so, just as a conditioner, I rinse it with 1 part apple cider vinegar to 3 or 4 parts water. But this is more just to make it look a little nicer.. when I was travelling for 2 months, I just washed with water, and that was also completely fine!
All of the environmental benefits aside, this has made showering so much more convenient; such a time and water saver! Just need to get through those first greasy weeks
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