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2005-01-30 10:33:07 PM  
comformists, non comformists, she's still smelly
2005-01-30 10:37:06 PM  
big ugly man doll:

I used to use deodorant all the time before I cleansed the inside of my body (juice fasting + herbs), now I only need deodorant if I eat garbage (dairy, sugar, dead animal, etc.). If I exercise and eat right (mostly vegan), I have no odor.

-You "cleansed" your system? Sure you did. And as for not needing deodorant, I'm sure the people around you are just being nice.

From 1986-1989, I took broad-spectrum antibiotics (tetracycline and accutane) for acne. It caused, among other side effects, an overgrowth of candida albicans. At the time, no one knew (or acknowledged) anything dangerous about antibiotics. They were THE panacea.

-I was seven years old in 1989, and I understood perfectly well the consequences of antibiotic misuse. Maybe you just weren't listening.

But why not just stay away from antibiotics? They're crap.

-Hey, next time a bacterial plague hits the population, feel free to forgo any use of antibiotics. It's your dumbass.

Saying that antibiotics are worthless is utter garbage. I'm most likely alive and well because of them, rather than some homeopathic nonsense about the right diet being able to heal any disease.
2005-01-30 10:38:08 PM  
Unsung_Hero: That explains why my nipples are so delightfully tender.

</Ted Johnson>
2005-01-30 10:40:22 PM  
Am I the only one here that agrees with her? My hair always looks and feels nicer at the end of the day, or when I don't wash it. Granted, it looks and feels pretty farking nasty after 4 days or so, but inbetween that and when i wash it, I like it.
2005-01-30 10:41:22 PM  
it's funny that so many people assume that just because the lady doesn't use shampoo that she eschews bathing all together. i have really dry hair, and tend to wash it every three days or so.

*down with SHAM poo...demand REAL poo!
2005-01-30 10:42:05 PM  
I let my hair go for 1 day and I'm an oil slick.

It is the grossest feeling, and there is NOTHING I can do about it except shower, it does not go away and I look like I was dipped in a bottle of cooking oil

I went 1 week without showering when I had a flu where I could barely walk.
I was grossed out by myself, thank goodness I lived alone at the time and spent the time delirious with a temperature over 100 for a week with giant spiders on the wall.....the giant spiders didn't mind
2005-01-30 10:44:18 PM  
One of my firends in highschool didn't wash his hair for about 2 months and when he finally did (dare), he said it itched like crazy.
2005-01-30 10:44:28 PM  
And yet, there are too many people around me using that nasty ultra-strong-conditioner that gives their hair the permanent i-just-got-out-of-the-shower look. Ew.
2005-01-30 10:54:30 PM  
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She no like Shampoo? Well, Shampoo no like her! Hmph!
2005-01-30 10:57:01 PM  
I hang with the hippies in the woods quite a bit, and know quite a few ppl who don't shampoo, however most condition regularly....Most of the folks i know are actually pretty clean.......
I shampoo 2x a week, and ppl are telling me often that i smell nice, so i'm not worried....
Shea nut butter in a WONDERFUL moisterizer if you end up with dry hair often
2005-01-30 11:05:05 PM  
ick... I guess she doesn't have what I have come to call "OPEC hair" If I don't wash my hair at least once a day, it gets naaaaassstty... greasy, itchy, bleh. Plus it starts causing acne breakouts on my scalp and ears... really unpleasant.
2005-01-30 11:06:41 PM  
I feel sorry for her husband, their pillows must reak.
2005-01-30 11:18:55 PM  
Victoly wins the thread.
2005-01-30 11:23:02 PM  
there are all these "SCENE" kids at my school who don't wash their hair. greasy scene mullet is so sick smelling. and to make it worse, once i heard this girl talking about how she didn't have to use product because her hair was already greasy and flat. ughhh
2005-01-30 11:45:26 PM  
St. Apatheism: Victoly wins the thread.

agreed... victoly wins
2005-01-30 11:55:51 PM  
Dude, I am so happy now. I don't feel abnormal. I have freaky, curly, coarse ass Italian hair (can't really be seen in my pic because it's straightened and done there). I'd wreak havoc on my hair if I washed it everyday.. I take showers everyday but I only wash my hair about once a week, and it doesn't stink. Actually, my hair is in its best shape at the 5th-6th day of not washing.
2005-01-31 12:00:50 AM  

That's why I use Dr. Brommer's All-Purpose Magic Soap. All natural ingredients, environmentally friendly, safe, nontoxic, natural and a very economical to use. I can wash my whole body with about a teaspoonful's worth.

I use that soap too, but it never last. Its the shait, and cheap I buy the lavendar and the pepermint, It actually does a good job at waking you up in the morning.
2005-01-31 12:03:43 AM  
TheJoe03...I have curly hair too, and yes, supposedly shampooing your hair everyday is often bad for people w/ curly hair because they tend to have dryer hair than people with straight hair.. it strips out the oils causing frizz which obviously doesn't make the curls look that good...The curlier your hair is the more dry it usually is...Personally, I can't seem to give up shampoo I'm a clean freak.. so i cannot attest to it... i do however use "intense moisture" shampoo/conditioner by dove and it makes my hair less dry than most shampoos etc...sometimes they also reccomend that you don't wash all the conditioner out if you have curly hair and just leave it in....yup...
2005-01-31 12:14:54 AM  
my solution was so much better. I was tired of spending big bucks on shampoo so I shaved my head.

havent spent a cent on my hair for a year.

(extra bonus is freaking out the straights.)
2005-01-31 12:15:10 AM  
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"Dude, I'm so wasted!"
2005-01-31 12:17:43 AM  
fezziwig: It's ironic that you said that, because directly to the left of your post there appears to be a girl with her head stuck to a pillow.
2005-01-31 12:17:57 AM  
you know, despite having a nearly-shaved head (just a fuzz layer left, just how I Like it), I still use a bit of shampoo, or at least soap, cause that little bit of hair does NOT feel nice to rub when you get a handful of greasy goodness
2005-01-31 12:28:34 AM  
Why do poor people smell like sour milk?
2005-01-31 12:35:32 AM  
She looks a little nutty, but I've actually heard that this works. Hair, after all, evolved without the benefit of shampoo. Your hair overproduces oil to counteract the drying quality of shampoo. If you stopped shampooing, I wouldn't be surprised if your folicles normalized their oil production. It'd rinse it weekly at the least though.
2005-01-31 12:59:25 AM  
...our stinky haired overlords.
2005-01-31 01:01:26 AM  
teabag bandit

Why do poor people smell like sour milk?

Those are the people who wash underarms, feet, and between the legs, but not elsewhere either because they can't manage or don't bother. This leaves a close-range scent of lactic acid excreted in sweat. BTW, I recall reading somewhere that most people tested found this less offensive than other body odors, apparently because other people's is indistinguishable from their own. You're welcome.

On the main topic, am I the only one whose hair doesn't seem to care that it gets a bar of ordinary soap rubbed through it in the shower rather than shampoo?
2005-01-31 01:02:41 AM  
SDS/SLS is not toxic when applied to the skin.
I mean christ, we used to have it in our clothes detergents, and our parents aren't sick because of it.
2005-01-31 01:08:11 AM  
Been there, done that. Went about a year. For two weeks your hair is going to look like shiat. Eventually your scalp catches on and things are OK.

You still wash your hair - I tried to use about as hot of a water as I could stand and work my fingers through my hair for about 5 minutes in the shower. After it dried about 5 minutes or so with a natural bristle brush. Hair maintanance takes longer but ultimatly I though my hair looked a lot better than it did before.

Then I spend two weeks of vacation time doing some really nasty rehab work and pretty much had to resort to shampoo. After that my scalp was back to pumping more oil than OPEC and I wasn't up for two weeks of looking like shiat, so it was back to the old lather, rinse, repeat.
2005-01-31 01:11:57 AM  
I stopped using shampoo/detergent on my hair in April 2003, and it's never been healthier. I condition daily and once a week add a few tablespoons of brown sugar to the conditioner to act as an exfolient for my scalp.
2005-01-31 01:17:07 AM  

I condition daily and once a week add a few tablespoons of brown sugar to the conditioner to act as an exfolient for my scalp.

Got a chuckle out of me... =)
2005-01-31 01:26:00 AM  
In a word.... ew.
2005-01-31 01:41:19 AM  
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2005-01-31 01:42:57 AM  
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2005-01-31 01:49:26 AM  
"I was too busy revising to bother about my appearance," she said."

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2005-01-31 01:52:12 AM  
You could say she has a certain air about her too.....
2005-01-31 01:54:44 AM  
I had no idea that people felt so strongly about hair-washing. Interesting.

So in related news, my brother ran out of soap one day, and when he asked his roommate if he could borrow some the guy handed him a bottle of lime dishwashing soap. My brother looked at him, perplexed, astonished, all other sorts of fun words, and the guy was like "I just like the liquid type better". Also interesting. College kids are weird in an awesome kind of way, don't you think?

/college kid
2005-01-31 01:58:50 AM  
hey, what do you expect from a female chem-e student?

They're not known for their... how you say, "social aptitude".

2005-01-31 02:10:52 AM  

I used to use bar soap when I ran out of shampoo before I got more, but as my hair has gotten longer I've found that getting a brush through it is not really working out so well when I use bar soap. If I run out of shampoo I end up just rinsing my hair thoroughly and repeatedly in warm-near-hot water for that session before buying more shampoo.
2005-01-31 02:54:56 AM  
i had a friend from new york come visit me in the college dorms, but he'd forgotten to bring soap. i offered him soem but he decided to try washing with the stuff from the hand soap dispenser because he'd always wondered how well it'd work. it really freaked out my roomie at the time but she never liked him much anyways... i on the other hand found it hilarious! he says it works as well as regular soap, i suppose it's just like body wash.
2005-01-31 03:07:04 AM  

As a male Chem-E student I must say that I am truly... agreement.

/Chem-E chicks are batshiat crazy
//but at least they exist... I'm looking at you, EE, CS and Physics...
2005-01-31 03:12:17 AM  
I used to have some long-ass hair a few years ago and I had to shampoo and conditionor every day. If skipped a day, my hair would be really oily and stringy and smell really bad. I didn't even dare try to go more than 3 days withoug washing. Now that I keep my hair really short I can go a bit longer without washing it, but it's an oil slick by the second day.

I'm actually surprised she doesn't look like this:
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2005-01-31 03:15:07 AM  
sorry my dyslexia's kickin in...

/too late to post
2005-01-31 03:36:56 AM  
big ugly man doll:

Start by drinking 12-14 cups of distilled water each day. That alone will change your life.

I call BS on that (pops). Drinking that much water does nothing good for you, and if taken to the level that you suggest, can result in your body's electrolytes being diluted. Yes, people can die of a water overdose.

Wheatgrass juice is supposed to be extremely nutritious, though. Heard it takes awful, though.

/hate the way my hair feels until a few days after I've washed it
2005-01-31 04:23:40 AM  
big ugly man doll - But why not just stay away from antibiotics? They're crap

A few weeks ago my brother was bitten by his neighbor's cat. He went straight to the hospital after his hand swelled up to the size of a melon and purple streaks started creeping up his arm. He spent the weekend in the hospital being pumped full of intravenous antibiotics. If the hospital hadn't done that, he would have died.

/Don't take medical advice from morans

2005-01-31 05:05:56 AM  
ImAPopeToo: I hang with the hippies in the woods quite a bit

That sounds like quite the hobby. Are there tamborines involved? :)
2005-01-31 05:16:02 AM  
Does everyone remember the name of the "stinky kid" in school?


Does everyone remember how bad the "stinky kid" smelled?

Ever notice that the "stinky kid" doesn't believe that they stink? They get used to their smell. Don't be polite. Tell them they stink. It's better for them in the long run.
2005-01-31 05:24:00 AM  
Her hair is fine and she has the right approach. I haven't shampoo'd my hair for about that long either, maybe a year or two longer. It's not matted. It's not oily. And if you haven't been told you wouldn't know for looking at it.

For the first couple of years i didn't shampoo people claimed the only reason i could get away with it, was because i was a guy with reasonably short hair, and that if my hair was long it wouldn't work.

So i grew my hair long (past shoulders) and still didn't need to wash it.

I've been asked by hairdressers/barbers what "product" i use because my hair is nice and soft to them. You can't admit that you don't shampoo cause some of them will go ape shiat, i just say 'not sure, my gf picks it'.

When stopping shampoo/conditioner cycle, the first two weeks are the hardest. I find that you then HAVE to wash your hair, and you do use shampoo+conditioner, but the next day it just feels so horrible that you won't do it again.. and won't look back.

If you use gel or stupid hardening shiat like that in your hair, then i wouldn't recommend it.
2005-01-31 05:50:54 AM  
Look at all the simple minded little posts on here from people that have compulsory beliefs that they could not stray from long enough to give an objective view on this.

Did you little fightened children ever think that she might be right? Look at old paintings of women, they didnt have shampoo back then, and thier hair looked great.

You sick little farks wouldnt know objectivity if it fell on to your face and farted. Poor scared little morons.
2005-01-31 06:20:24 AM  
what else hasn't been washed?
2005-01-31 06:30:25 AM  
I bet her hubby is a nutbag too.
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