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(The New York Times)   It turns out that when the media tells you constantly that washing your hair too much causes problems, people stop washing their hair enough, which causes problems   (nytimes.com ) divider line
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6 days ago  
I lather and rinse, but I do not repeat. Because I'm a rebel.
 
6 days ago  
Dirty hair styles better/easier.  At least, that's what I've been told.
 
6 days ago  
Everyone's hair is different. But the commonest sense of all is "if it's dirty, you should wash it." We shouldn't need articles to instruct us on this.

And while I'm sure blowout bars are a fun luxury, I think we could all stand to learn how to blow ourselves. There's no reason to not know how to do that.
 
6 days ago  
Anybody got an article that tell me how often you need to wash your butt? Asking for a friend.
 
6 days ago  

fusillade762: Anybody got an article that tell me how often you need to wash your butt? Asking for a friend.


Make sure to read the comments
 
6 days ago  
That an insane money shot. Must be a party
 
6 days ago  
FARK YOUUUUUU
 
6 days ago  
I just break out the hose and spray the dirty little hippies off my stoop.  Problem solved, and hey free shower for them.
 
6 days ago  
I haven't used body soap, shampoo, or conditioner regularly in a decade. It took three years of my fiancee not noticing before I told her, so I know it didn't have a big impact.

If my hair is actually dirty, I'll use shampoo; if my body is actually dirty, I'll use soap, but on a day-to-day basis I just scrub my body down with my hands, and hottish water.

I will admit this only really works if you have a shower wand to get good water pressure on the skin.'

My skin and hair are fine. After a two-week adjustment period, my body stopped overproducing oil and it's been normal ever since.
 
6 days ago  
used to live next door to a very wise little old Russian lady. Annie told me that Muricans wash far too often and it damages their skin. so i now wash once a month whether i need it or not.
 
6 days ago  
Instead of regularly lathering up at home, a weekly routine might now go like this: a blowout at a blow-dry bar, dry shampoo, dry shampoo, dry shampoo, followed by another professional styling session, and so on.

I don't understand what is going on here, but these are not the type of people I associate with.

And I associate with hippies.
 
6 days ago  

Sin_City_Superhero: I lather and rinse, but I do not repeat. Because I'm a rebel.


Internet high-five..
 
6 days ago  
i go for a 4 mile walk 6 days a week,no way i can get away with not washing my hair. on Sunday it and i rest.
 
6 days ago  

fusillade762: Anybody got an article that tell me how often you need to wash your butt? Asking for a friend.


 
6 days ago  
Lice prefer you to  NOT shampoo your hair.
 
6 days ago  
i did back off on the use of shampoo from every day to about once a week (with daily rinsing) and my dandruff issues went way down. i'm trying to find a sweet spot on washing my body with soap (my skin is terrible in the winter and showering with soap is a noticeable contributer) but thats a bit tougher because i am moderately physically active and that does cause a certain amount of sweat issues.
 
6 days ago  

fusillade762: Anybody got an article that tell me how often you need to wash your butt? Asking for a friend.


If it's brown, hose it down.  If it's pink, then there's no stink.
 
6 days ago  

OutsmartBullet: I haven't used body soap, shampoo, or conditioner regularly in a decade. It took three years of my fiancee not noticing before I told her, so I know it didn't have a big impact.

If my hair is actually dirty, I'll use shampoo; if my body is actually dirty, I'll use soap, but on a day-to-day basis I just scrub my body down with my hands, and hottish water.

I will admit this only really works if you have a shower wand to get good water pressure on the skin.'

My skin and hair are fine. After a two-week adjustment period, my body stopped overproducing oil and it's been normal ever since.


I need wash my hair daily but I've stopped washing my body everyday.  I'll wash my underarms, feet and bits every day.  Otherwise, I only use soap if I've been doing something like gardening and have real dirt on me.
However I don't really notice a difference. My skin is still super dry in the winter.  But hey, at least I'm not spending money on soap.
 
6 days ago  
"Oh, 10 days ago I had a blowout and I did a killer SoulCycle session this morning and I haven't washed my hair at all."

I'd wash my hair and my undies if I had a blowout.

img.fark.net
 
6 days ago  
Hot shower, shave every work morning. Hot shower before bed. I'm a clean freak on personal hygiene. Clutter around house not so much.
 
6 days ago  

little big man: "Oh, 10 days ago I had a blowout and I did a killer SoulCycle session this morning and I haven't washed my hair at all."

I'd wash my hair and my undies if I had a blowout.

[img.fark.net image 156x89]


"How many psi?"
"15"
"50. Got it."
 
6 days ago  
I stopped using soap and deodorant for a while and my underarms developed a distinctive smell of vagina. Each had a distinctive ambiance with a personality of their own. It was like carrying two French hookers around under each arm all the time. I hated to do it but I eventually had to put them down with a lethal soap injection. It was like losing two old friends and I still miss them sometimes.

I am no hippie though. Those people are flat-out nasty, especially the ones with enough money to go to blowout bars that cater to their filth and don't even serve alcohol. It is the same thing as a dog. Sometimes you have to just catch them, put them in the bath and poor everything you've got into it until they smell sort of right again.
 
6 days ago  
All this is just too complicated for me, so I'll keep shaving my dome.
 
6 days ago  

Vampire Lake: OutsmartBullet: I haven't used body soap, shampoo, or conditioner regularly in a decade. It took three years of my fiancee not noticing before I told her, so I know it didn't have a big impact.

If my hair is actually dirty, I'll use shampoo; if my body is actually dirty, I'll use soap, but on a day-to-day basis I just scrub my body down with my hands, and hottish water.

I will admit this only really works if you have a shower wand to get good water pressure on the skin.'

My skin and hair are fine. After a two-week adjustment period, my body stopped overproducing oil and it's been normal ever since.

I need wash my hair daily but I've stopped washing my body everyday.  I'll wash my underarms, feet and bits every day.  Otherwise, I only use soap if I've been doing something like gardening and have real dirt on me.
However I don't really notice a difference. My skin is still super dry in the winter.  But hey, at least I'm not spending money on soap.


Right there with you brother.
 
6 days ago  
I'll reserve judgement until I hear what the Dirty Hair Council has to say about this.
 
6 days ago  
img.fark.net

That looks like one satisfying shower.
 
6 days ago  
I was happier not knowing that there was such a thing as a blow-out bar.

I do however love that someone found a way to profit from people using less of a consumer product. People are such mindless drones.
 
6 days ago  

lilol: [img.fark.net image 300x200]

That looks like one satisfying shower.


img.fark.net
 
6 days ago  
Bathe?  In the winter?  I think not, don't want to get bad humours.
 
6 days ago  

OutsmartBullet: I haven't used body soap, shampoo, or conditioner regularly in a decade. It took three years of my fiancee not noticing before I told her, so I know it didn't have a big impact.

If my hair is actually dirty, I'll use shampoo; if my body is actually dirty, I'll use soap, but on a day-to-day basis I just scrub my body down with my hands, and hottish water.

I will admit this only really works if you have a shower wand to get good water pressure on the skin.'

My skin and hair are fine. After a two-week adjustment period, my body stopped overproducing oil and it's been normal ever since.


Same thing here.
 
6 days ago  
For those of you with bad dandruff I can recommend Neutrogena T-Gel shampoo. I have a really annoying psoriasis type issue on my scalp and it clears it right up like nothing else. Otherwise my hair is really short so I just wash it with soap when I do my face when not using the T-Gel...
 
6 days ago  

Ruthven13: For those of you with bad dandruff I can recommend Neutrogena T-Gel shampoo. I have a really annoying psoriasis type issue on my scalp and it clears it right up like nothing else. Otherwise my hair is really short so I just wash it with soap when I do my face when not using the T-Gel...


Walgreens makes their own version that's about the half price for the same size bottle.
 
6 days ago  

maverickpace: I stopped using soap and deodorant for a while and my underarms developed a distinctive smell of vagina. Each had a distinctive ambiance with a personality of their own. It was like carrying two French hookers around under each arm all the time. I hated to do it but I eventually had to put them down with a lethal soap injection. It was like losing two old friends and I still miss them sometimes..


You have to use soap on your underarms and crotch sometimes, where did you get the idea that people should use NO soap on their body? Jeez, I'm the dirtiest person on earth, and I wouldn't do that.
 
6 days ago  

tlchwi02: i did back off on the use of shampoo from every day to about once a week (with daily rinsing) and my dandruff issues went way down. i'm trying to find a sweet spot on washing my body with soap (my skin is terrible in the winter and showering with soap is a noticeable contributer) but thats a bit tougher because i am moderately physically active and that does cause a certain amount of sweat issues.


Ok, what kind of soap are you using?  I have a lot of unusual hobbies, and one of them is soap making.  The difference between using a store bought soap/body wash and the homemade stuff was insane
 
6 days ago  

Jeebus Saves: tlchwi02: i did back off on the use of shampoo from every day to about once a week (with daily rinsing) and my dandruff issues went way down. i'm trying to find a sweet spot on washing my body with soap (my skin is terrible in the winter and showering with soap is a noticeable contributer) but thats a bit tougher because i am moderately physically active and that does cause a certain amount of sweat issues.

Ok, what kind of soap are you using?  I have a lot of unusual hobbies, and one of them is soap making.  The difference between using a store bought soap/body wash and the homemade stuff was insane


i use dove mens care body wash. i've tried nivea, dove bar soap, and several others. they all seem to work about the same for me in the winter- dry, flaky skin over most of my body until summer comes back and the ambient humidity returns. i used to lather myself with moisturizers, but they didn't help enough to be worth the effort.
 
6 days ago  
Whether or not I can get away with not washing my hair every day depends on the style/length it's currently at, and the weather. I always use shampoo when I do, though, and I *always* condition. I also use the blow dryer sparingly, preferring to get up early and let me hair mostly air dry, otherwise it's more likely to become a ball of frizz (especially when it's humid). Those things work pretty well for keeping my hair in good shape w/r/t not drying out my scalp, avoiding split ends, etc.

Gentlemen, if your hair smells (and not in a good way) when a woman is up close, that's probably not going to be a turn-on for her. Just saying.
 
6 days ago  

tlchwi02: Jeebus Saves: tlchwi02: i did back off on the use of shampoo from every day to about once a week (with daily rinsing) and my dandruff issues went way down. i'm trying to find a sweet spot on washing my body with soap (my skin is terrible in the winter and showering with soap is a noticeable contributer) but thats a bit tougher because i am moderately physically active and that does cause a certain amount of sweat issues.

Ok, what kind of soap are you using?  I have a lot of unusual hobbies, and one of them is soap making.  The difference between using a store bought soap/body wash and the homemade stuff was insane

i use dove mens care body wash. i've tried nivea, dove bar soap, and several others. they all seem to work about the same for me in the winter- dry, flaky skin over most of my body until summer comes back and the ambient humidity returns. i used to lather myself with moisturizers, but they didn't help enough to be worth the effort.


That was pretty much what I came to accept as normal.  It's the soap you're using, not how frequently you wash.  I've been using homemade soap for about 2 years now, and that winter dryness is gone.  The store bought stuff is harsh.  Using homemade soap was like finding jesus to me.  Honestly changed a lot of the ways I do things.  Soap jesus led me to 3 or 4 more hobbies I don't have time for.
 
6 days ago  

Di Atribe: Everyone's hair is different. But the commonest sense of all is "if it's dirty, you should wash it." We shouldn't need articles to instruct us on this.

And while I'm sure blowout bars are a fun luxury, I think we could all stand to learn how to blow ourselves. There's no reason to not know how to do that.


This is a Christian country, that's why.

We should be blowing each other.
 
6 days ago  

Di Atribe: Everyone's hair is different. But the commonest sense of all is "if it's dirty, you should wash it." We shouldn't need articles to instruct us on this.

And while I'm sure blowout bars are a fun luxury, I think we could all stand to learn how to blow ourselves. There's no reason to not know how to do that.


Deep Thoughts by Jack Di Atribe: Life skills (for men); do you know how to blow yourself?

/Sorry, but i laughed out loud when i saw that sentence.
//I have never been to a blowout bar.
///Has curly hair, no way in Hades i could wash it every day, or even every other day.
 
6 days ago  

sweetfark: Di Atribe: Everyone's hair is different. But the commonest sense of all is "if it's dirty, you should wash it." We shouldn't need articles to instruct us on this.

And while I'm sure blowout bars are a fun luxury, I think we could all stand to learn how to blow ourselves. There's no reason to not know how to do that.

Deep Thoughts by Jack Di Atribe: Life skills (for men); do you know how to blow yourself?

/Sorry, but i laughed out loud when i saw that sentence.
//I have never been to a blowout bar.
///Has curly hair, no way in Hades i could wash it every day, or even every other day.


Also it should be noted that over there on Chaturbate, there is a contingent of men that are perfectly capable of...oh never mind.
 
6 days ago  
I'm a dirty bastard
 
6 days ago  
Writer obviously in the pocket of big Shampoo.
 
6 days ago  
Yeah, no. When you have kinky curly hair, you do not wash it very often. Maybe once a week or week and a half. And you don't brush it ever. I don't even own a hairbrush. I use a comb with very widely spaced teeth called a 'rake'. And then, only when my hair is wet.
As a ginger, it's bad enough being told I have no soul. I will not walk around in public with a crazy, dried out 'fro. Not happening.
 
6 days ago  

Jeebus Saves: tlchwi02: Jeebus Saves: tlchwi02: i did back off on the use of shampoo from every day to about once a week (with daily rinsing) and my dandruff issues went way down. i'm trying to find a sweet spot on washing my body with soap (my skin is terrible in the winter and showering with soap is a noticeable contributer) but thats a bit tougher because i am moderately physically active and that does cause a certain amount of sweat issues.

Ok, what kind of soap are you using?  I have a lot of unusual hobbies, and one of them is soap making.  The difference between using a store bought soap/body wash and the homemade stuff was insane

i use dove mens care body wash. i've tried nivea, dove bar soap, and several others. they all seem to work about the same for me in the winter- dry, flaky skin over most of my body until summer comes back and the ambient humidity returns. i used to lather myself with moisturizers, but they didn't help enough to be worth the effort.

That was pretty much what I came to accept as normal.  It's the soap you're using, not how frequently you wash.  I've been using homemade soap for about 2 years now, and that winter dryness is gone.  The store bought stuff is harsh.  Using homemade soap was like finding jesus to me.  Honestly changed a lot of the ways I do things.  Soap jesus led me to 3 or 4 more hobbies I don't have time for.


you have any links on how to diy? i have both time and i enjoy crafty stuff.
 
6 days ago  
I always have a good scrub and apply deodorant and pussy spray before I leave the house in case I end up in jail. It takes three days to get deodorant in jail, so you gotta start off fresh. I also leave the dogs extra water.
 
6 days ago  
I have very fine-textured, oily hair. When I was younger and it was long, I had to wash it twice a day because by the end of the day it felt like Exxon would be asking for drilling rights, it was that slippery. Now that it's shorter, it's less oily but it builds up fast. I wash every day, and I admit to using fancy body soap because I like the scent. There's this one company I keep running into at ren faires, and I like smelling like pumpkin bread or vanilla pomegranate, etc.

For people with oily/moist skin, the Japanese Dove body wash is AMAZING. Idk what is different for the Japanese version but it's amazing - a friend of mine used to bring me back some when she'd go home to visit. It lathers nicely but doesn't leave any residue on the skin or dry your skin out.
 
6 days ago  

sweetfark: Deep Thoughts by Jack Di Atribe: Life skills (for men); do you know how to blow yourself?

/Sorry, but i laughed out loud when i saw that sentence.
//I have never been to a blowout bar.
///Has curly hair, no way in Hades i could wash it every day, or even every other day.


I hope you let your curly curls fly. My SIL has the most amazing wild curls & while I know they can be a pain, they are so beautiful. I have waves that never seem to cooperate with each other, so I've always gotta do something to straighten my hair out.

/glad you laughed
//I'm a lady & I know how to blow out my own hair
///so I guess you could say I blow myself every 3-4 days :)
 
6 days ago  

Ruthven13: For those of you with bad dandruff I can recommend Neutrogena T-Gel shampoo. I have a really annoying psoriasis type issue on my scalp and it clears it right up like nothing else. Otherwise my hair is really short so I just wash it with soap when I do my face when not using the T-Gel...


Ruth speaks truth.
 
6 days ago  

tlchwi02: Jeebus Saves: tlchwi02: Jeebus Saves: tlchwi02: i did back off on the use of shampoo from every day to about once a week (with daily rinsing) and my dandruff issues went way down. i'm trying to find a sweet spot on washing my body with soap (my skin is terrible in the winter and showering with soap is a noticeable contributer) but thats a bit tougher because i am moderately physically active and that does cause a certain amount of sweat issues.

Ok, what kind of soap are you using?  I have a lot of unusual hobbies, and one of them is soap making.  The difference between using a store bought soap/body wash and the homemade stuff was insane

i use dove mens care body wash. i've tried nivea, dove bar soap, and several others. they all seem to work about the same for me in the winter- dry, flaky skin over most of my body until summer comes back and the ambient humidity returns. i used to lather myself with moisturizers, but they didn't help enough to be worth the effort.

That was pretty much what I came to accept as normal.  It's the soap you're using, not how frequently you wash.  I've been using homemade soap for about 2 years now, and that winter dryness is gone.  The store bought stuff is harsh.  Using homemade soap was like finding jesus to me.  Honestly changed a lot of the ways I do things.  Soap jesus led me to 3 or 4 more hobbies I don't have time for.

you have any links on how to diy? i have both time and i enjoy crafty stuff.


I used two books to learn how to do it:
Making Soap From Scratch by Gregory White
Smart Soap Making by Anne Watson

The first book has a great "master batch" recipe with simple ingredients you can pick up anywhere and both books really cover the basics of the how and why of soap making.  One thing I have to say is do not be afraid of lye.  It's not Fight Club.  Use a little common sense and there is nothing to worry about.
I use essential oils in my soaps and stay away from fragrance oils.  I'm not a "Chemicals bad!" type of person, I just found that for me, fragrance oil was part of the dryness/irritation problem.  There are a ton of resources out there, but when you start out, stay away from the blogs.  The books I mentioned are only a few bucks on Amazon and have solid recipes in them.  I found that blogs have some really bad recipes which might discourage a new soap maker.  Start off with a simple soap to get the hang of it.  Before you know it, you're making crazy swirls, fun essential oil blends, and have more soap than you know what to do with.
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6 days ago  

Jeebus Saves: I used two books to learn how to do it:
Making Soap From Scratch by Gregory White
Smart Soap Making by Anne Watson


That sounds really interesting. I should do that.
 
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