(Closed) Could you give up using shampoo and conditioner?

posted 5 years ago in The Lounge
  • poll: Could you give up using shampoo and conditioner?
    Yes : (19 votes)
    11 %
    Hell no : (144 votes)
    80 %
    I already don't use shampoo/conditioner : (8 votes)
    4 %
    Other : (8 votes)
    4 %
  • Post # 3
    7490 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2010

    I could never. Never.

    Post # 4
    1130 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: December 2014

    I could not ditch shampoo, no way. However, it’s not good to wash your hair every single day since the essential oils get washed away and it dries out your hair. So I wash every second or third day.

    Post # 5
    3076 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2013 - A court...

    Did include a pic if her “healthy ” hair ? Nope I could not not have just one. My scalp gets oily so I need shampoo to.feel.clean & after shamoooing I need conditioner so it doesn’t feel completely dry. Though I have heard just using conditioner and skipping out shampoo every now and then.can help (supposedly how Wen works ) though I haven’t tried it. I’ll just stick to rinsing my hair with cold water :p

    Post # 6
    519 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    I remember that story – she did use something else to clean her hair though so it still was being cleaned.

    I couldn’t because my hair tangles so easily and conditioner is my saviour for knots I just cannot get out.

    @musical-lady:  I also don’t shower every day. I usually just aim for 2-3 days per week depending on how much I need a shower. 

    Post # 7
    678 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    Nope. If I didn’t use gobs and gobs of conditioner I wouldn’t be able to get a darn brush through my hair, and so I need the shampoo to clean off all the conditioner.

    My compromise is to wash every other day, and alternate using more gentle, “natural” products (SLS-free) with conventional products.

    Post # 8
    1849 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    No way. I would rather have very clean hair than pure-as-the-driven-snow virgin hair. Some extremes are not worth the sacrifices required to get there.

    ETA: Very clean and conditioned into silkiness. I just love what my conditioner does for my hair. 

    Post # 9
    7271 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2013

    From my understanding it takes about 2-4 weeks for your scalp to adjust to not using shampoo. I think after that it isn’t greasy anymore. That being said, I don’t think I could make it  through those 2-4 weeks.

    Post # 10
    2874 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: March 2013

    i’ve heard the same thing as pp, it takes around a month for hair to adjust to not using shampoo. i couldnt do it personally

    Post # 11
    3017 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    @Deejayelle:  I just used a lemon to clean my hair for awhile, and then conditioner afterwards. I have very dry, curly hair and it totally helped with frizz. The lemon is awesome for getting rid of product build-up and greasiness. I actually did that for about 9 months- NO shampoo. I guess I was in a hippy phase haha. I’m back on shampoo now but still use a lemon sometimes if I feel like I have build-up. You just squeeze the lemon juice on the scalp and rub in on like you would shampoo, working the juice through the hair.

    Post # 12
    3256 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    Every time this thread pps to the top of the list, I feel like showering.

    Post # 13
    3182 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    I tried the whole no poo thing and lasted about 2-3 weeks. I will admit my hair looked pretty good. I just could not handle the feel of it. Drove me crazy. Finally one morning I woke up to get on a flight at 4:30, on about 4 hours of sleep, fairly hungover, and absolutely had to go for the shampoo. And haven’t looked back. 

    Post # 14
    5955 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: April 2013

    @Deejayelle:  Ha ha, there is a lot more to the “no poo” method than just not washing your hair one day.  You have to work into it.

    I’ve looked into the no poo method and I don’t really want to do it.  But I have reduced the frequency that I was my hair.  I’m down to about 2-3 times per week.

    Post # 15
    12247 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I definitely couldn’t!

    I could maybe switch it for one of the baking soda vinegar rinses on Pinterest, but even that I don’t think I could do long-term!

    Post # 16
    511 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2015

    I only shampoo every 3-4 days as it is because my hair and scalp are dry.  but longer than that, I couldn’t do it.  I condition every time my hair gets wet or I’d never be able to get a comb through it and it would be a rats nest. Nope, no way.

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