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

posted 6 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 # 47
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    @canarydiamond:  What some people out there on the world wide web forget, is that even though no-poo might work for them, or no anything might work for them, or even lemon juice or baking soda – different hair needs different treatment! My best firend has the most luscious, dark, long, soft, shiny, perfect hair ever, and she washes every day without fail – because her hair works great with that regimen! I may need less shampoo, but she certainly doesn’t.

    Theres never a one-size-fits-all for this!

    Post # 48
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    295 posts
    Helper bee

    I know that I can do it and I usually make some form of an tempt of not washing my hair but I can only bring myself to do it for at most for 2-3 weeks. And at that point I stop doing it because my face tends to break out like crazy. Although I will probably give it another tempt in a couple of weeks because it just something I do. 

    Post # 49
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    2268 posts
    Buzzing bee

    Nope.

    I wash my hair every second day (if I leave my hair any longer it gets oily at the roots) and have just bought dry shampoo to try which would mean I could wash my hair every fourth day.

    Post # 50
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    3370 posts
    Sugar bee

    @Deejayelle:  I could not, my head would itch. Though I do CO wash two days a week and that doesn’t seem to bother me. My hair is in great condition. I actually don’t get fly aways in the winter anymore since I started using low sulfate shampoo/conditioner and CO washing.

    Post # 51
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    2143 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2015

    Never! I can’t even skip a day. I hate the feeling of greasy hair. 

    Post # 52
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    199 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    @kenziemt:  I’ve done the baking soda and vinegar as well.  Took a month for my hair to adjust, but when it did- WOW!  unfortunately, I have a friend who smokes, and I went to visit her and could NOT get the smell out of my hair!!  I ended up using shampoo, and it still took me four times.  I’m still stuck on shampoo again.

    Post # 53
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    3222 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2016

    I had to use baking soda and vinegar for about four months because I had a really bad allergic reaction to something that had a strong synthetic smell and I had to totally avoid strong scents for ages. It was absolutely horrible, and my hair was never really “clean.”  I can see using it once every few weeks to help strip off buildup from cheaper shampoo and conditioner, but other than that it really didn’t work for me. It made my hair incredibly prone to knotting, got greasy in less than a day, and no matter how much I rinsed it out I still could faintly smell the vinegar.

    Post # 54
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    3451 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    As long as I had an acceptable substitute for each, sure I could give up both shampoo and conditioner. I’ve washed my hair with things as diverse as vinegar, beer, baking soda, lime juice, yogurt, vodka and even conditioner. And I’ve conditioned with mayo, mashed avocado, coconut milk and a myriad of different oils depending on the situation. As long as my hair is both clean and moisturized, I don’t really care what products get me there.

    Post # 55
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    4698 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    I don’t see the point. I shampoo/ condition about every 2-3 days.. and am perfectly happy with my hair. I couldn’t go longer, I’d just feel unclean. 

    Post # 56
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    3182 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    @beekiss:  I’m not sure I can describe it, but mostly kind of greasy/heavy. 

    Post # 57
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    6015 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: March 2012

    I have dry frizzy hair, so I only use shampoo once every two weeks, unless I’m in a pool or the beach then I have special swimmers shampoo.  I use conditioner every 3 days or so, but my hair doesn’t get greasy. 

    Post # 58
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    I think that maybe I could give it a chance if I didn’t use waxy hair products. I already only wash it every 2-3 days, and by the 3rd day it is so waxy and oily. 

    It really would depend on the style/texture of your hir. Its a definite no-go for my frizzy curly hair! 

    Post # 59
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    3277 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    @Deejayelle:  

    No. That’s like ditching my trusty body wash or my husband giving up soap. 

    I just washed and conditioned my hair today. It is feels wonderfully soft.

    Post # 59
    Member
    116 posts
    Blushing bee

    DevaCurl or DevaCare No Poo – best of both worlds. best investment for my hair.

    Post # 60
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    1501 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2008 - Toronto, ON

    I know you are not supposed to wash your hair everyday so if I am just lounging around the house I don’t bother but when I go out I always have to wash my hair, except for last night my friend wanted to go out for dinner and I didn’t have enough time to wash my hair and I felt so gross. I definitely would not be able to live with out shampoo and conditioner.

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