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Old 06-12-2009, 08:06 PM
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The way I see it - try it, if it works for you - fine, if it doesn't, - fine, too.

By the way, before shampoo was invented, that is, my mother's time and older, people washed their hair with soap. Soap and water. Soap in those days was more natural than current fancy perfumed soaps. They didn't do it every day, neither - Saturday was the bath day.
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Old 06-12-2009, 09:29 PM
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^ Which bring me to my solution.

I use shampoo bars from Lush. I'm happy with the health and cleanliness of my hair and scalp AND I know one bar lasts a long time AND can be multipurpose AND it's good for the environment.

PS: Nuala, my Nan still washes her hair with Velvet soap.
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Old 06-12-2009, 10:16 PM
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Back in the '70s, I think, Consumer Reports or one of those mags had one of those 'try all the samples and pick the one you like best' tests for shampoo. Seems there was a ringer in that shampoo test - most of the testers picked Joy dish soap. I have used, over a lot of years, whatever was handy, from dog shampoo to dish soap to real shampoo. And I once got a quart bottle of Body, Mane, and Tail from the local feed store. That worked fine, too.
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Old 06-12-2009, 11:06 PM
Location: Portland, Oregon
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I knew a girl who used it for a bit in high school, cute enough girl but her hair did get greasy and she did have an off putting smell while doing it. She went to the deodorant rock whats-it and went back to regular shampoo, her hair got better and she smelled a bit better...the rock really didn't do anything, but she was cleaner to start with.

It's not really frugal IMHO when the substitution doesn't work really. Easy to save money when no one wants be to be near stinky kid though.

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Old 06-12-2009, 11:46 PM
Location: Somewhere in northern Alabama
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Originally Posted by yodi View Post
Considering the fact that you can consume Apple Cider Vinegar, I'll take my chances. I dilute the baking soda and the ACV with water. 1TBS per 1 cup of water and I only use it about twice a week. I know that it's not for everyone (or just for greasy head scratching long hairs) but I've had such good results that I wanted to share.
Good debate, Yodi.
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Old 06-13-2009, 07:51 PM
Location: Oklahoma
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I've been poo-less for over four years now. I use baking soda and rinse with vinegar every 5-7 days or so (unless I sweated so much that my scalp sweated, then it's more often). Here is a recent picture where I'm on day four. The frizzies were worse back in the day of the poo. My hair is sleeker and straighter if I blow dry it, but I hate doing that.

The cheapest way to do it is to buy both the baking soda and the vinegar at a place like Costco or Sam's Club. It took me six months to finish off one bottle of vinegar and I was also using it to clean the carpet when one of the dogs puked. I'm also very liberal with the amount of vinegar I use...I probably use triple to quadruple of what most websites suggest. The more vinegar, the fewer frizzies, at least until the Okie humid summer hits in full force. (ditto on South Korean monsoon season)

The people who think that they'll end up greasy and itchy---they probably only did it for a few days. You get greasy and itchy as your hair and scalp detoxes. Keep at it--that goes away.
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