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by 0 · about 11 hours ago

I have thick, coarse, curly hair and 'no poo' isn't working for me.. Baking soda made my hair dry and brittle.. I've also read that using baking soda and ACV can cause damage to the hair shaft because of the pH extremes: "Using highly... (more)

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by 0 · about 11 hours ago

I get so sick of every time I skip a day of washing my hair and it starts to get super itchy. I cant go to bed without washing my hair or I wake up with a bloody scalp from itching in my sleep. What could this be from? I don't have dandruff or... (more)

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Sami_1 0 · September 04, 2013 at 10:19 PM

A white vinegar wash helps my itchy scalp.

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by 1169 · about 11 hours ago

Can anyone reccomend a good shampoo for long hair. I want it to have natural ingredients and gluten free. I have tried the brand Desert Essence from iherb, but it makes my scalp dry and itchy. Before that I used Redken, and it made my hair really... (more)

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Wisper 0 · March 23, 2013 at 10:46 AM

If you insist on drinking shampoo, make sure it's also dairy-free.

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by 8 · about 11 hours ago

Since I'm a Caveman, I want to start using things that are naturally found on the planet. I want to smell good, have healthy/teeth skin and clean my body with things like fruits, herbs, natural deposits of minerals, etc. I think it's great ancient... (more)

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Hemming 0 · March 09, 2013 at 7:15 PM

To make your own scrub you can use the ground beans for filter coffee after making coffee out of them. It's not as strange as it may sound and you wont end up smelling like coffee :)

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by 158 · about 11 hours ago

I'm currently running on the theory that anything I put on my skin will essentially make its way into my body. As I've tidied up my eating and exercise I'm now looking into my MAN cosmetics. Based on this concept I'm looking for some... (more)

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ParkerNotSoPerfect 0 · December 18, 2012 at 10:46 PM

I have also been on a similar mission, phasing out the crazy chemicals and replacing them with items I feel comfortable putting on and in my body every day. I have found that you really should just stay away from the main stream products. I use... (more)

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by 789 · about 11 hours ago

Very sensitive skin. For my face, I use African black soap and moisturize it with camellia oil. If I use anything else, I'll have a bad reaction. I figured this would be a good concept to carry out with my shower items. Currently I use regular... (more)

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Shilu 0 · January 11, 2013 at 2:41 PM

I have been using a homemade shampoo and conditioner, which is also Paleo, and had an amazing breakthrough with it after a month! It's Baking Soda as Shampoo and Apple Cider Vinegar as conditioner (look up the recipe online) Naturally I have... (more)

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by 150 · about 11 hours ago

So what do you use for body care? -Soap -Shampoo -Deodorant -Toothpaste -Mouthwash I'll be honest I use regular stuff for everything except shampoo which I rarely if ever use. I also just use cheap off the shelf shaving cream. I haven't really... (more)

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vic_3 0 · August 20, 2012 at 11:18 PM

dr bronners soap for everything

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by 105 · about 11 hours ago

A relative of mine is sending this organic, all-natural shampoo (against my will) called NaturOil (after finding out that I'm not using shampoo and thinks my hair looks horrible. It's called adjustment period for a reason!) and I'm skeptical. It's... (more)

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GS 0 · August 25, 2012 at 1:33 AM

I have used the shampoo from naturoli. I had just gotten a $300 hair treatment and the hairstylist told me I should be using a sulfate free shampoo, which this is. It completely stripped the treatment out of my hair! not only that but my hair... (more)

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by 476 · about 11 hours ago

I have tried this a few times, I always get bad dandruff and itchy pimple like lesions at the back of my scalp. I know the theory is that soap removes sebum and the skin overcompensates, but I wash my hands quite frequently and they are never... (more)

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eva_2 0 · July 12, 2012 at 7:52 AM

just a personal experiment - it has been more than a few years now since i last washed my face with anything more than just water. and honestly, my skin is very good indeed - i used to have breakouts (adult acne) once in a while, but i cant recall... (more)

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by 78417 · about 12 hours ago

I have been poo free for a few weeks. I had to wash my hair once about 3 weeks ago because I was filthy from working in the garage but other than that I am just using water. Prior to going poo free I had an itchy scalp and some flaking so my... (more)

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Esther 0 · May 09, 2012 at 9:49 AM

You can co-wash (wash with all natural, organic fatty conditioner)... and/or you can do an apple cider vinegar rinse (ala: ACV rinse). There's also oil cleansing, which people usually do for their faces, but you can do it for your hair and scalp... (more)

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by 85 · about 12 hours ago

During puberty, my hair became more curly/frizzy and I am looking for natural ways to tame it. In the last year, I have stopped using shampoo and have started supplementing fish oil. These changes have made my hair softer and leas dry. Do you guys... (more)

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Marie 0 · December 28, 2011 at 3:41 AM

Coconut oil! (Very, very little helps after you've straightened it, or a little more if you are letting it go curly.) I had the same issue, too. Damn puberty!

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by 1720 · about 12 hours ago

I figure since you rinse it right off after it's on your skin or hair, it wouldn't be that bad, but idk? What's your take? Are there cheap natural alternatives that won't inhibit dandruff?

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Simibee 0 · October 15, 2011 at 4:54 PM

It depends on what your concern is. Some people go no poo for aesthetic reasons, as the harsh surfactants in commercial shampoos aggressively strip away your scalp's natural sebum, which aggravates dry scalp dandruff and dries out the hair. Other... (more)

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by 316 · about 12 hours ago

Hi there - Kind of an odd question, but we just got a puppy (lab, 3 months old), and I know we'll need to give her a bath sooner or later. I went shampoo free (I use bs and vinegar) about a year ago and just can't buy a 'normal' dog shampoo after... (more)

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paleohacks 0 · October 03, 2011 at 1:32 AM

For years we've used Buddy Wash (Lavender & Mint) on our dogs. Here are the ingredients - Lavender & Mint Buddy Wash Ingredients: Coconut shampoo base, aloe vera gel, essence of lavender, essence of mint, chamomile extract, sage extract,... (more)

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by 8933 · about 12 hours ago

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... (more)

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Lauren_1 0 · 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... (more)

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by 369 · about 12 hours ago

I am not ready to go no 'poo, but have minimized in other areas to homemade deo (coconut oil and baking soda) and minimal soap usage (occassional Dr. Bronner's baby castile), and only coconut oil on skin. I am now trying to get away from my Aveda... (more)

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being 0 · August 23, 2011 at 11:41 AM

No poo does not work fir me. I have very curly, fine, dry hair and I could never use dr bronners or it would be like straw! Ive been using aubrey organixs forever and love it. Right now im using the chamomile hydrating shampoo with honeysuckle... (more)

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by 10768 · about 12 hours ago

http://www.grist.org/living/2011-06-28-is-your-shampoo-making-you-fat Articles like this make me want to go to simpler shampoos, less often.... What say you? (more)

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paleohacks 0 · July 06, 2011 at 12:45 AM

Totally agree with wjones. Good gravy...its your shampoo and not the 5000 calorie Starbucks every morning. Ok...I'm a no pooer. Acv and tea tree oil or sometimes coconut oil. If I've put too much product in my hair then I use baking soda. I want... (more)

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by 1600 · about 12 hours ago

Strange question, but I've noticed that since I ditched the soaps and shampoos a few weeks ago, I've gotten a massive amount of increased interest from the opposite sex, almost to the point of being annoying.Has anyone else had that or something... (more)

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Ambimorph 0 · January 11, 2011 at 6:03 PM

As a woman, I find just leaving hair under the arms is enough to get this effect. Even soap can't completely disrupt the ability of hair to retain the pheromone-containing oils and subtly infuse the air. As I said recently to a friend on the... (more)

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by 1159 · about 12 hours ago

I started using a shampoo with germinated wheat extract, for hair loss prevention. Just in case gluten is present in the shampoo, could it end up being absorbed by the skin? Sorry if this is a dumb question but i just want to make sure i'm not... (more)

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JCC 0 · August 04, 2010 at 10:24 AM

Gluten must be ingested in order to create an immune response in the gut. But the next question is - while shampooing your hair, do you sometimes let soap drip down your face and onto your lips? That can be enough to cause a reacton if you swallow... (more)

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by 1523 · October 20, 2014 at 4:16 AM

I know most of you are going to say no-poo, and I have tried no-poo. It was nice in the summer because I didn't have to shower twice a day anymore, but it made my hair look dull. As a blonde, shiny hair is very important! I stopped doing no-poo... (more)

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ves 0 · February 12, 2013 at 5:32 AM

My hair looked dry and was tangling a lot after months on a baking soda/AVC no-poo, shampooing it only when it gets oily, every few days. It's long (to the middle of my back) and fine, and needs to have the ends trimmed up,and I get really bad... (more)

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by 5 · October 20, 2014 at 4:05 AM

I've been reading a lot about the no shampoo/soap thing, but I have no idea where to start. Some people suggest apple cider vinegar, some baking soda, some plain water. If I have really dry skin - scalp, face, body - what would be the best place... (more)

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joanna_4 0 · December 15, 2013 at 1:01 AM

i make my own body washes using sugar, honey, olive oil, vitamin e oil, and ground coffee. makes my skin super smooth. i also skin brush before showering. after showering, i rub cocao butter into my skin. for my hair, i did the no shampoo thing... (more)

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by 1443 · October 20, 2014 at 3:47 AM

Especially food wise (as it helped me) but other tips work too. I wash my body (and hair with organic shampoo) once a week but now, I want my body/hair washing to extend to once a month if possible because it's winter and I hate the cold wetness... (more)

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Karen 0 · February 28, 2013 at 5:43 PM

"only shower once a month" !!! I hope this is rare. reminds self to bring a bottle of lavender oil to next paleo conference More seriously, getting older seems to have helped with stink production, as has cutting carbs back. I typically shower... (more)

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by 196 · October 20, 2014 at 3:41 AM

Hello everyone! I'm just beginning the foray into No-'Poo and I have to say I'm kind of... Err, off-put? Mostly I'm just trying to find a way to wedge into it because I've always been particular about my hair (It's one of the only things I have... (more)

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Sacrilicious 0 · August 17, 2012 at 4:13 AM

there are multiple articles on this very thing at crunchybetty.com :) she also has a recipe for shampoo made from quinoa! much better use for it than eating, IMO. ;)

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by 630 · October 19, 2014 at 3:20 AM

I find all the conferences are on the west coast. I want to find a conference that is beyond the basics since you can just read the paleo solution, diet, the new evolution diet, everyday paleo, good calorie bad calorie, why we get fat, the end of... (more)

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SteveParkerMD 0 · February 03, 2012 at 12:55 PM

Ancestral Health Symposium is meeting in Boston this year. -Steve

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