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Old 10-30-2006, 08:40 AM   #1   ID#165364
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Shampoo Solution (vigorous shampooing without losing natural oiliness?)

question. i like to assault my hair heavily with sudsy shampoo, but i don't like stripping it of moisture. i absolutely refuse to suppliment with conditioner, and i can't go without shampooing it daily. quick, what's the solution? fifty words or less.
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Old 10-30-2006, 08:43 AM   #2   ID#165365
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Why do you absolutely refuse the supplement with conditioner?
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Old 10-30-2006, 08:44 AM   #3   ID#165368
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i don't like having substances and residues on me that i don't excrete myself. it's just the policy.
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Old 10-30-2006, 08:49 AM   #4   ID#165371
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My only suggestions would be to
a) Stop shampooing daily, it's not necessary. Your scalp will adjust.
b) Don't use shampoos with SLS
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Old 10-30-2006, 08:54 AM   #5   ID#165374
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what's SLS?

something something sulfide something?

i have to shampoo every day. i've got oily skin in general. maybe i'm helping to make it such. it's a vicious cycle, but i can't break it. i'd rather just find some kind of cleansing yet super mild shampoo remedy.

face cleanser would be nice too. when i wash my face the same thing happens. it strips the moisture from my skin, dries it out, and then later it decides to suddenly break the oil levees. yeah, i'm using a terrible disaster as a skin care metaphor. that means i'm serious.
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Old 10-30-2006, 09:21 AM   #6   ID#165387
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Sometimes when I want clean hair, but want to keep the greasiness, i use Dr. Bronner's castille soap.
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Old 10-30-2006, 09:47 AM   #7   ID#165393
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Your hair will adjust more quickly to not shampooing it daily if you rinse your scalp with heavily diluted vinegar (About 1 capful of vinegar to 1 cup of water) after shampooing. It's supposed to help restore your scalp's pH to the proper level so your oil glands don't keep going nuts.

There's still a bit of pain involved, but I've gotten myself from having to shampoo daily to only doing it twice a week, tops.
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Old 10-30-2006, 10:09 AM   #8   ID#165406
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interesting...

but. pain, you say?
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Old 10-30-2006, 10:26 AM   #9   ID#165412
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Just pain as in I still had to deal with a few weeks or a month of the hair being greasier than I'd like, but it wasn't out of control or anything.
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Old 10-30-2006, 10:29 AM   #10   ID#165413
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The only shampoo I found that suds but leaves oils in is MOP's C System. and it's expensive.

I know some people who don't shampoo. The transition time is hard, as nauthiz said, but once you're past that, you need only water.
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Old 10-30-2006, 10:32 AM   #11   ID#165414
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My more wasteful, psychologically addictive approach is to (more or less) assault my hair and then lightly spritz/detangle with a spray leave-in conditioner (it doesn't leave me with a feeling of an all over, dirty residue like other conditioners). It may not be the good hair nerd approach, but it's what works best for me.
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Old 10-30-2006, 12:08 PM   #12   ID#165462
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The only I know some people who don't shampoo. The transition time is hard, as nauthiz said, but once you're past that, you need only water.
i heard about this a few years ago...so it really works?! how long did it take to get past the constant greasy bit? is their hair nice, for realz? it doesn't stink?
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Old 10-30-2006, 12:23 PM   #13   ID#165480
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shave your head.

i have short hair and only use shampoo a few times a week
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Old 10-30-2006, 01:10 PM   #14   ID#165503
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i heard about this a few years ago...so it really works?! how long did it take to get past the constant greasy bit? is their hair nice, for realz? it doesn't stink?
No, it doesn't stink.

I hear it takes about a month to adjust. Most say they wore hats for that month (so, winter is a good time to try it!), but yes, now their hair is quite nice, looks the same as you'n'me.
Some will use a gentle cleaner like baking soda, some will use no shampoo but will use a conditioner, some will use only water, etc.
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Old 10-30-2006, 02:07 PM   #15   ID#165542
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i might try it. thanks, miso!
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