Go Back   Old Project Avalon Forum (ARCHIVE) > Project Avalon Forum > Project Avalon > Health / Alternative Medicine

Notices

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 10-28-2008, 01:51 PM   #1
Connecting with Sauce
Avalon Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Chelmsford, Essex
Posts: 650
Default The best natural shampoo

Since early July I've been using the same thing everyday to wash my hair…. NOTHING at all!!!! Just water and rubbing it!

I'm sure this is the best natural hair product, it's own natural oils and just rinsing it daily. I had an itchy head for ~1 week until it sorted itself out… but it doesn't smell or cause any issues now.
Connecting with Sauce is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-28-2008, 02:08 PM   #2
Avid
Avalon Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: UK
Posts: 660
Default Re: The best natural shampoo

Agree - hair is naturally 'self-cleaning', and all you need to maintain it is a rinse through regularly with water. And a rake through with a nit comb of course!!!
Avid is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-31-2008, 12:01 AM   #3
alienarena
Avalon Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Posts: 9
Default Re: The best natural shampoo

That's very interesting...think I will give it a try. I know that normal shampoos contain an ingredient called laurel sulfate (not sure of the spelling) and it completely strips your hair of its natural oils. My hair a year ago was thin, frizzy and looked awful.

I have been using a product by Chaz Dean called WEN for about a year and it contains all natural ingredients with no laurel sulfate and it's the only product I have ever tried that really, really worked. It does not lather at all, smells nice and is almost like conditioning your hair. Put it on like conditioner and let it set while your taking your bath or shower and then rinse out when your done.

So....technically I have washed my hair in a year.
alienarena is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-31-2008, 12:07 AM   #4
PodWORLD
Avalon Senior Member
 
PodWORLD's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 171
Default Re: The best natural shampoo

I bought my wife some Emu Oil for her birthday. Amazing stuff. Aborigines have used it for thousands of years. Amazing for the skin and hair and any muscle aches or skin conditions. Nature is a wonderful chemist.
PodWORLD is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-31-2008, 12:11 AM   #5
David
Avalon Senior Member
 
David's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Ohio
Posts: 398
Default Re: The best natural shampoo

Interesting but for some reason my head now itches from reading this.
David is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-31-2008, 01:07 AM   #6
Phtha
Avalon Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 947
Default Re: The best natural shampoo

I agree with the op 100%
I've been washing my hair with nothing but water since I was 16, so thats 14 years.
I never have dandruff, I've gotten comments on how soft my hair is quite a few times in the past, and best of all no cancer causing chemicals absorbed daily!

Dish soap is another killer. I only use very hot water to wash my dishes, and they are always sparkle clean, and never have that film that I used to get
from dish soap now and then.

If I ate meat I would probably be using some sort of organic dish soap though.
Phtha is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-31-2008, 02:23 AM   #7
uniconr
Avalon Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: ottawa canada
Posts: 61
Default Re: The best natural shampoo

no shampoo for two years now, my hair is healthy shiny smells fine
uniconr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-01-2008, 02:29 PM   #8
bilderburger w/cheese
Avalon Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: NJ, USA
Posts: 128
Default Re: The best natural shampoo

its sodium lauryl sulfate and sodium laureth sulfate that are quite bad for your skin. i switched over to dr bonners organic soaps and use the suds from that once a week to wash my hair.
i suppose if one has excessively oily hair, shampooing might be needed.
bilderburger w/cheese is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-01-2008, 04:38 PM   #9
davefla73
Avalon Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Melbourne Florida
Posts: 109
Default Re: The best natural shampoo

hmm glad it all works for you guys, I will keep useing my shampoo though, are you sure it dont smell to other people or maybe you just cant smell yourself? just asking. you wash your body with soap why would you think your hair doesnt need it?
davefla73 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-01-2008, 04:42 PM   #10
california
Avalon Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Orange County, CA
Posts: 26
Default Re: The best natural shampoo

Great thread. Never even crossed my mind to think this way. The advertising industry had my hypnotized about the 'smell' thing. Hah!
california is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-01-2008, 06:59 PM   #11
LaRosa
Avalon Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Lima, Peru
Posts: 36
Default Re: The best natural shampoo

My thinking is "If you can't eat it, don't use it" I refer to whatever product for the body or the house.
ex: Fluoride-free toothpaste, organic deodorant from tea tree oil without parabenes.
- Some pure vegetable liquid soap that I mix with hot water in a spray bottle. I bought a big bottle 20$ years ago and still have half bottle. My house is sparkling clean. I use for everything. No more ascenic chemical!

If you can eat your product... it's safe.

I'm going to wash my hair with water today, I'll try for awhile to see for myself.

Sidenote: Humanity haven't use shampoo for decenny. I've seen native with hairs so beautiful you just want to caress them. If one use shampoo on a regular basis, I suppose it takes a little while for the hair to adapt to only water.
As for the smell, it's your signature, when you travel a lot you notice that people smell is different, some are repellent but some are quite attractive. We in industrialize country have lost touch with our olfactive function. Your body smell have more to do with what you eat them the use of cleaning product.
The natural body smell carry pheromones and when the person is chemically compatible with me, I can get quite exited, sexually, with the odor.

Thank's for this suggestion, I take good notes and will try water for my hairs.

Last edited by LaRosa; 11-01-2008 at 07:01 PM.
LaRosa is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-02-2008, 11:30 AM   #12
Connecting with Sauce
Avalon Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Chelmsford, Essex
Posts: 650
Default Re: The best natural shampoo

Quote:
Originally Posted by LaRosa View Post
My thinking is "If you can't eat it, don't use it" I refer to whatever product for the body or the house.
ex: Fluoride-free toothpaste, organic deodorant from tea tree oil without parabenes.
- Some pure vegetable liquid soap that I mix with hot water in a spray bottle. I bought a big bottle 20$ years ago and still have half bottle. My house is sparkling clean. I use for everything. No more ascenic chemical!

If you can eat your product... it's safe.

I'm going to wash my hair with water today, I'll try for awhile to see for myself.

Sidenote: Humanity haven't use shampoo for decenny. I've seen native with hairs so beautiful you just want to caress them. If one use shampoo on a regular basis, I suppose it takes a little while for the hair to adapt to only water.
As for the smell, it's your signature, when you travel a lot you notice that people smell is different, some are repellent but some are quite attractive. We in industrialize country have lost touch with our olfactive function. Your body smell have more to do with what you eat them the use of cleaning product.
The natural body smell carry pheromones and when the person is chemically compatible with me, I can get quite exited, sexually, with the odor.

Thank's for this suggestion, I take good notes and will try water for my hairs.
Just posted a picture of me after ~2 months or more of just rinsing only. No gel, clay or wax hair products either...

http://projectavalon.net/forum/album...pictureid=4395
Connecting with Sauce is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-02-2008, 02:58 PM   #13
Swanny
I dont need a label !
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: The Shire of Wilt
Posts: 2,889
Default Re: The best natural shampoo

I use shampoo bars from lush

Ingredients
Click on highlighted ingredients to learn more.
Sodium Coco-Sulfate, Glycerine, Nettle Infusion (Urtica dioica), Peppermint Infusion (Mentha piperita), Nettle Absolute (Urtica dioica), Rosemary Absolute (Rosmarinus officinalis), Bay Oil (Pimenta acris), Clove Bud Oil (Eugenia caryophyllus), Cinnamon Leaf Oil (Cinnamomum cassia), *Cinnamal, *Eugenol, *Benzyl Benzoate, *Limonene, *Linalool, Colour 73360, Cinnamon Stick (Cinnamomum cassia)
* Occurs naturally in Essential Oils

https://www.lush.co.uk/index.php?opt...=487&Itemid=80

Last edited by Swanny; 11-02-2008 at 03:01 PM.
Swanny is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-03-2008, 04:22 AM   #14
LaRosa
Avalon Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Lima, Peru
Posts: 36
Default Re: The best natural shampoo

John, I looked at your picture... you look healthy. Funny thing is we have about same haircut. Now i used shampoo yesterday without noticing, the habit is strong. I will continue with just water. Once I used water only for 1 week and my hairs were easy to mold, I gave them a funny shape without any products. Thank's for the picture, it greatly support your suggestion.
LaRosa is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-03-2008, 05:47 AM   #15
zorgon
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default Re: The best natural shampoo

WOW Great advice here folkes

No dish soap to wash dishes... just hot water... great way to kill bacteria

You DO know that the water has to be boiling in order to kill germs?... Sticking hands in boiling water while cleaning dishes? bad idea

No soap for the hair?

I wonder how many of you work hard for a living at a dirty job...

Uh huh thought so...

Enjoy your water... Just remember all the stuff they put in that

Last edited by zorgon; 11-03-2008 at 05:50 AM.
  Reply With Quote
Old 11-03-2008, 06:40 PM   #16
She-Ra
Avalon Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: London, UK
Posts: 159
Default Re: The best natural shampoo

I was thinking along the same lines Zorgon (just not as sardonically ) - I think this is a method that will work well for some and not for others but is easy to try. Personally, I live and work in a heavily congested city and have to blow my nose constantly, anyone heard of 'black bogie'? So I have to use shampoo and because I have a coarse Asian hair type I also need conditioner and leave-in moisturiser - purely natural ingredients though and not tested on animals, I also stay away from controversial ingredients like unenvironmentally friendly and non-fair/community trade palm oil.

Swanny - a fellow Lush lover here
She-Ra is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-03-2008, 08:27 PM   #17
Swanny
I dont need a label !
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: The Shire of Wilt
Posts: 2,889
Default Re: The best natural shampoo

Yea She-Ra they do some great stuff and it's not filled with chemicals
Swanny is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-03-2008, 08:33 PM   #18
Connecting with Sauce
Avalon Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Chelmsford, Essex
Posts: 650
Default Re: The best natural shampoo

Quote:
Originally Posted by zorgon View Post
WOW Great advice here folkes

No dish soap to wash dishes... just hot water... great way to kill bacteria

You DO know that the water has to be boiling in order to kill germs?... Sticking hands in boiling water while cleaning dishes? bad idea

No soap for the hair?

I wonder how many of you work hard for a living at a dirty job...

Uh huh thought so...

Enjoy your water... Just remember all the stuff they put in that
I don't work where I'd actually get my head covered in oil or such but I'm sure 2 or 3 rinses would sort it out. I use soap on the dishes in the dishwasher fairy tablets... I'm sure they aren't too good but technolgy is there to help us in certain respects until I have to wash my dishes or dish in a stream...

I do use soap in the smelly areas so not fully doing the caveman thing yet... I suppose if we didn't use clothes we wouldn't sweat as much going right back to nature.
Connecting with Sauce is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-03-2008, 08:36 PM   #19
Jenny
Project Avalon Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 496
Default Re: The best natural shampoo

I follow a very easy rule;

If I would eat it, I will put it on my skin.
If I would not eat it, I will not rub it on my skin.

And I follow an even simpler rule for what to eat; If my grandma recognizes it as being food I will eat it.

It keeps me healthy and it is very cheap; Coconut oil...
I bake in it and it is my skincare.

I wash my hair with a shampoo made of oils and herbs. once every 2 weeks.

And I smell like roses.

__________________




Last edited by Jenny; 11-03-2008 at 08:39 PM.
Jenny is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-03-2008, 09:41 PM   #20
Peer
Avalon Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Posts: 261
Default Re: The best natural shampoo

Quote:
Originally Posted by David View Post
Interesting but for some reason my head now itches from reading this.
Maybe you have to take of your helmet.....
Peer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-03-2008, 09:46 PM   #21
Peer
Avalon Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Posts: 261
Default Re: The best natural shampoo

@Jenny:
Peer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-04-2008, 03:37 AM   #22
Shellie
Banned
 
Shellie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Austin, Texas
Posts: 267
Default Re: The best natural shampoo

Do all of you who wash only with water have dry hair, normal hair, or oily hair? I have oily hair which if clean, but then gets wets, becomes GROSS. I couldn't imagine using just water- what cuts the oil?
Shellie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-10-2008, 03:49 AM   #23
bilderburger w/cheese
Avalon Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: NJ, USA
Posts: 128
Default Re: The best natural shampoo

does anyone have any 'alternative' shampoos for dandruff?
i got dandruff. what am i gonna do. <shrugs>
bilderburger w/cheese is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-17-2008, 02:25 PM   #24
Harper
Avalon Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Paris
Posts: 467
Default Re: The best natural shampoo

Hello folks,

There is a woman on BBC, whose name I have forgotten, but she makes all her own cleaning products from Lemon Juice, Vinager and bi-carbonate of Soda. This is not her site but has pretty much the same information

http://www.makingyourown.co.uk/make-...-products.html

Enjoy as you can eat all the ingredients !!
Harper is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-17-2008, 03:05 PM   #25
Seeker Mom
Avalon Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 73
Default Re: The best natural shampoo

Hmmm, so I've been messaging with a bunch of stinky folks?

Just kidding. But I seriously refuse to give up my shampoo and highlighted/colored hair. If and when the time comes when I must resort to no haircare products and cold showers I wish to die quickly.
Seeker Mom is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT. The time now is 12:50 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Project Avalon