Eventually, however, I started to transition towards using no shampoo at all.
I absolutely love it! It took a while to transition, but my hair fills healthier than ever.
What do you mean by transition? Like your hair was really oily for awhile? Or....? I just can't imagine not using soap or shampoo at all.....but I'm a pretty greasy girl, always have been.
I tried (and lost) my post on beyondshampoo so I'll just post it here. That site is oddly done...feel free to repost there if you wish.
jacque g wrote:
I thoroughly "wash" my hair every two or three days with plain water in the shower. About every week or ten days, when the oil builds up, I use some Dr. Bronner's liquid soap on it. I've never had so many curls with so much body.
well my hair has never been so healthy and I've been doing it a month now. Important detail is that
1. You are using the products seperately.
2. Both are deluted in water.
One of the best starting points seems to be: http://beyondshampoo.com. You can read about the basic and the toxins in shampoo. Plus, you can post questions. It seems to be a growing community.
I have one problem with my personal hygien. I've heard about people who stopped using soap on their bodies and instead scrubs with water and salt. Apparently after a while the body odor issues dissappear. This sounds almost like the method Paul is talking about. Water does the trick! My issue is swetty armpits. I have always been a "hot" person, no pun intended. In the winter I wear less clothes than others and in the summer I sweat more than others. On top of this I take a medicine and one of the side-effects is it makes me sweat even more. The thing is I can't seem to get rid of the need for deodorant. The deodorants I've found contain all kinds of nasty heavy metals and perfumes and shit. A bit of advice would be appreciated!
... not bathing for days at a time produces at most an underarm smell that is similar to grapefruits (which...yes....I like).
T. Joy wrote:
I smell like celery. Weird but true.
T. Joy wrote:
There are tons of recipes online for making your own deodorant with combos of baking soda, corn starch, essential oils and something to bind it all together (coconut oil, beeswax etc).
I just use a bit of baking soda myself, just dip fingers in and apply to armpit. Maybe a bit of essential oil sometimes too.
Then again, I am a vegetarian and we typically have less stinky sweat. Try increasing greens in your diet and take it easy with coffee and alcohol, those cause smelly body odors.
Stay away from synthetic clothing. I wear a uniform The shirts are 100% polyester... at the end of the day I stink (ask my Yf). I do have some 100% cotton uniform shirts... but they are almost impossible to iron the wrinkles out of so I don't use them much.... but when I do, I don't smell near as bad. This isn't just me, other co-workers have found the same with their clothes. I guess the sweat and the plastic react with each other.