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How do you wash your hair?

by (8953)
Updated September 16, 2014 at 7:30 PM
Created September 29, 2011 at 2:02 PM

I've got a bit of a problem here. The last time I washed my hair was 4 months ago. Actually, the last time I washed myself was 4 months ago. I just hate washing now. The problem is, when I was vegan I was letting my hair grow (I'm a guy btw). I don't know why, it just happened. Now I'm ashamed when I see myself with too long hair. It's just too girly, it's ridiculous.

Long hair + prolonged period of no washing resulted in knots. And a bit greasy hair too, btw. I thought of making shampoo myself, with apple cider vinegar maybe, maybe some olive oil too, ...

Basically, I've got two questions :

  • Do you make your own shampoo? If so, what is the recipe?
  • What would be the best strategy to remove knots?

Thanks!

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8953 · October 03, 2011 at 12:38 PM

I forgot to ask you, greyman, but with "this website", do you mean paleohacks? Or did you forget to add the hyperlink?

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218 · October 01, 2011 at 10:49 AM

Same mixture I was successfully using (before I got bored and shaved my head).

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1471 · September 30, 2011 at 9:24 PM

you dont want to ask your parents to clean the house? Sorry. Enough said, just go outside the for sure.

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8953 · September 30, 2011 at 7:00 AM

I don't wanna ask that to my parents. I think I'm just gonna wash myself like in the good ol' days : in a tub outside ^^

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1471 · September 29, 2011 at 7:26 PM

if you have mold in your bathroom you need bleach or a house keeper that can remove the mold. If you do it yourself wear a dust mask and gloves. I am an over cleaner so I dont avoid the cholorine. I think it is going to be one of those little things in life that I wont change for paleo. I dont have any place to get non chlorinated water unless I was to process the water with another chemical which would be too much work and even more chemicals.

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8953 · September 29, 2011 at 7:19 PM

Well, it's not that I really have a problem with cleaning myself, it just doesn't feel right staying in the shower. Maybe it has something to do with my mold allergy. How do you avoid the chloride in the water?

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1471 · September 29, 2011 at 6:54 PM

I feel angry and anxious if I am not clean. I am not joking or making light. if I am not doing exercies or yard work, i feel anxious about offending.

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955 · September 29, 2011 at 5:59 PM

I would say that rinsing yourself should be deemed as a necessity, at least in the most highly trafficed areas. There are external forms of bacteria that need to be swathed away, such as all that's down underneath your underwear, and there is really no benefit to building up that raunch. Perhaps neither you nor anyone can sense it sans intimacy, but I doubt most of our ancestors went very long without jumping into some water and airing themselves out.

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8953 · September 29, 2011 at 5:26 PM

Oh, and another reason I don't wash myself is because, during my vegan days, I took a shower once after eating a banana and a grapefruit. Suddenly had this huge anger attack. Hours later I had a very very greasy skin. I noticed that always happened after eating sugar or high glycemic things.

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8953 · September 29, 2011 at 5:24 PM

Wait... Nobody tried this? I thought it was healthy not to wash yourself. It sure helped my skin well.

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8953 · September 29, 2011 at 5:21 PM

Sweet, I hoped it'd be that simple. Got both ingredients already, so I'll do it soon.

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1471 · September 29, 2011 at 4:17 PM

Jay, you asked what I wanted to ask, and I find the response disturbing. Sorry Korion. I am certainly an overwashed person, I admit it. I do definately use less products than I did a year ago though.

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8953 · September 29, 2011 at 2:55 PM

Nope. And seriously, I don't see why it'd be necessary. I asked several people if I smelled, and they say I don't. Believe me, my mother would tell me if I smelled. The only problem at the moment is a bit greasy hair (in the back).

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18635 · September 29, 2011 at 2:36 PM

Just a question...do you at least go into water and scrub or something?

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316 · September 29, 2011 at 4:08 PM

Shampoo: 1 TB of baking soda in 1 cup of water, mixed. pour over head and massage into scalp. Rinse. I do this once every few days. On the days in between I 'washcloth' wash, basically brush my hair with a wet washcloth to move the oils around. Knots: 1 TB of vinegar in 1 cup of water, pour over head and rinse. I do this on the days I use baking soda.

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218 · October 01, 2011 at 10:49 AM

Same mixture I was successfully using (before I got bored and shaved my head).

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8953 · September 29, 2011 at 5:21 PM

Sweet, I hoped it'd be that simple. Got both ingredients already, so I'll do it soon.

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1130 · September 29, 2011 at 2:44 PM

I use only hot water, using the recommendation found on this website. Works great for me, but my hair is rather short (up to 5cm).

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8953 · October 03, 2011 at 12:38 PM

I forgot to ask you, greyman, but with "this website", do you mean paleohacks? Or did you forget to add the hyperlink?

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