Showering with water only will not really get you clean. The idea came about from a study in the 1950s, and of the sufferers of severe dermatitis and other skin conditions similar to that the lanolin that they were using (which wasn't anything like as purified as it should be) caused problems for only 1% of those people. bccgckdcedae. Most people recommend "washing" with a baking soda/water mixture, then conditioning with a vinegar/water rinse. pull my hair up (i do NOT get it wet in the hot water. And you can put your body wash savings to good use somewhere else. I have still not used shampoo and am finding that my hair styles so much easier. It's true, no stank. I been soap free for about two months now. Our girls are 4.5 and almost 2 and with the exception of a couple of baths at a friend’s house we’ve only ever bathed them with water – no soap or shampoo. I don't personally consider that to be a bad thing—I think my skin smells nice even without perfumes, and I used to wonder about exactly what the combination of my shampoo, conditioner, soap, and moisturizer scents was adding up to. Thank you for writing this. Those are, of course, very rare occurrences. You don't need soap and it's even better to not use soap except on your hands. The scent of body wash and soap are my favorite part of a shower, and I love the way my freshly bathed fiancé smells. Day two, and Ive been looking for articles like these. Been showering sans shampoo for almost four months now, just axed soap a few weeks ago. We were disgusted to learn that my grandma hasn't been using soap despite bathing daily due to the humid and dusty atmosphere. soak and 15 min jets (no soap), and a few hours later, giving time for Hot Water tank to recuperate, in a separate shower with full soap down and shampoo & conditioner. Wine headaches would make me sad. Once I get an idea in my head, I tend to go slightly overboard. I bet they would be awesome under soap free conditions as well. I feel satisfactorily clean and water alone doesn't dry my hair or skin. My hair doesn't get greasy the same day I shower, like it used to, and my skin never felt or looked better. I'm betting you'll love it! I can't get over how it just stays in place and the most important thing is (my husband hasn't noticed that im not using shampoo-he is a stickler for cleanliness - so if he doesn't think it looks dirty then that's fine by me). I last used soap on my hair last Sunday (it is now Friday) and have been washing with water only most evenings. lizlauder (author) from Western New York on May 08, 2013: Thanks, Lesley! The message was indeed delivered poorly but is true. After getting paid and buying more soap, the work scent returned. I'll keep my fingers crossed for you. I never get pimples or blackheads. :). I also find that I spend way less time in the shower which saves waste. That’s why I was never interested in all the various alternatives people were trying and talking about in the initial thread such as baking soda, coconut oils, and on & on. So how does this all work? I'm enjoying this. A couple years ago, I embarked on an all-natural skin and hair-care odyssey. I just use a silicone scrubber for any wet scrubbing. My doctor prescribed me an oil based emollient and told me to cut out soap entirely :D After suffering with itchy, dry skin and losing months worth of sleep thanks to itching I've had chance to come to a conclusion where moisturizers are concerned too: The rule with moisturizers is that if a doctor would prescribe if to an eczema sufferer, it's likely hypoallergenic. Darker, heavier and coarser. If just using water doesn't work I will definitely give those a try before caving in to the 'poo' again. The key is exfoliation. I use a wash rag to remove any excess oil and thats it. I'm so pleased and would highly recommend giving it a go. I'm loving the new me...no soap, shampoo, or Deodorant and I smell Fresh! If not, stay with me here). Water baths only. lizlauder (author) from Western New York on June 26, 2013: I would think you could just go ahead and do whatever you normally do with Veet. I'm dying to know if it stays good for you long-term. The no 'poo (i.e. Now that I'm older it's become harder to deal with now that my body is my temple; rashes tend to leave marks and minor scarring (it bothers me) and my maternal nan can no longer moisturise my tender skin the way she used to when I was a baby. I dunno how I feel about giving up the soap, but I do heartily recommend shower gloves to all - they feel great and leave your skin feeling wonderful. If you have a minor wound, it’s best to take the bandage off and clean it every day with soap and warm water, and the shower is a great place to do that. Now I'm doing the same routing (scrubbing my hair with water) but no shampoo. I've read about people who've had great success without the shampoo -- but I wonder if they just have a really different type of hair. If your issue is with using the chemical-laced conventional soaps on the market, there are plenty of other options, including DIY homemade cleansers. I only use Thai Deodorant Stone Crystal. If you're not in a shower or bathtub and have no access to running water, you can use bottled water instead. When you're sweaty and stinky, you might feel like you need soap—but you probably don't. Sans shampoo is the best. If your job (or hobby) involves grease or paint or other things that aren't water soluble, you might legitimately need soap to get clean. You could try and see if it works for you, I really hope it does! My hair is shoulder length. I guess the most scary thing for me will be my hair as I tend to have greasy hair. Love the idea of saving money too. Okay, Im 3 days in and so far loving it. I've had nothing but positive results from it. You could also just find soap that doesn't fuck up your skin. But two others did stick—the oil-cleansing method and the soap-free shower. and I am always soft all over. Over all your hair will be softer and you will start to smell nicer as your natural hormone odor will get through. I so desperately wanted it to). I'm interested in sustainable agriculture, the environment, health, and nutrition. Washing Hair With Water Only is seen as an ultimate goal within the No Poo world. This is the story of my journey with oil cleansing. The experiment was done to explore the necessity of covering our bodies with complex detergents, moisturizers, fragrances, etc. I brush it and leave it, no blow drying. so how do i do it? “I use coconut oil to shave and that’s it,” she says. Thank you for writing this article. PS. (Some people make a fuss about 'lanolin' perceiving it to be an irritant, and it can be but it's incredibly rare. I have dry skin and break outs, and dry hair as well. It's so easy. Soap and other cleansing products contain surfactants. So far so good. If you're anything like me, the first few times you do this, you might not feel clean while you're actually in the shower. And I get compliments on my hair several times a week usually. Trying to explain and convince others of his soap is not only unnecessary but actually counter productive, is all but impossible. I wouldn't consider this a Pro Tip unless if it helpful to anyone who tried it. It hasn't hit me until now why my grandma doesn't use soap. After that you will start to notice the difference. It's really great and was used to wash hair when shampoo didn't yet exist. Too much hot water can actually be bad for our bodies, according to experts in hair and skin care. I don't smell bad, 'good' according to the few I asked. Remove that top layer of dead and dying skin cells. It all started when she met a high school art teacher who told her he hadn’t washed with soap in two decades. for everyone. First of all you will need to wear new clothes each day. You just might be surprised at how much you like it! Ditch the soap! Better, but still not good.) I've been using it for months (I've tried every brand and homemade recipe I could find and only one worked for me but it also burned my pits something horrible, I've still got a slight discoloring on one small spot from it). I just shower with warm water twice a day and that's about it. I think I'm taking more time and care solely because I'm not using soap. Try showering with nothing but water. But me, personally, I almost never get so dirty that I need soap. There's NO WAY you can smell clean down there without using some sort of cleanser whether natural or conventional. Lemon juice in a spray bottle for deodorant. Moviestarplanet user - rØe | to get the special Ø just copy it or go to google and write o with a slash Through this journey I have come to understand that it's more important to get the message across about proper clarity of thinking through reason and logic than to spend time trying to dispel all the lies and misrepresentations out there be they from the 'skin care' industry or elsewhere, the best surfactant to snake oil is an educated populace. But somewhere along the line it got taken to mean 1% of the general population, which magnifies the sensitizing nature of lanolin by as much as 6000% and is patently false). Luckily, you have a few options available to you, such as taking a sponge bath, or if you have a bit more water, a navy shower. Surfactants have a head part and a tail part (a bit like sperm if that helps. I think not! I just was inspired last night after the gym not to use soap and honestly? . I also went to a function over the weekend and everyone said my hair looked better than it had in ages. Lol, let me know how it goes. But scrub down. The tail part is hydrophobic. Once you start to associate soap-free exfoliation with a clean feeling, you'll be good to go.The other big change you might notice, if you currently use scented soaps and body washes, is that your skin will smell like skin—not like night-blooming jasmine or cucumber coconut. I don't know whether to drop that and shampoo it in the morning. You get over that feeling after a week or two. The first 3-4 weeks are an oily hell until your body regulates, though. I am brushing a lot during the day. She's completely entertaining and has tons of recipes and suggestions posted. Much prefer to buy an ice cream or coffee. So give the no-soap shower a try. Thanks! lizlauder (author) from Western New York on June 24, 2014: There's lots of useful alternatives -- good luck finding something that works for you! It's now the envy of the office (so I'm told). The thing is, she sweats buckets but she doesn't smell at all - I feel she only uses water (tends to be cold there). Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts. And not in a good way. You don't smell as acceptable as you think you do. ur Comment...can not use any chemical it is starting to burn me so Iam willing to try any thing. I usually shampoo every morning. Thanks for the extra advice about the baking soda. I on the other hand have been dealing with on and off dermatitis since I was a child. I'm preparing with my hub to get a baby soon, so I just decided to get away from all the chemicals and keep my organism healthy. New York City dermatologist Dina Anderson, MD, explained that unlike soap, water itself won't bind to the oils and impurities and remove them from the skin. (I normally had to water-wash it every 4-6 days.) I guarantee you'll feel as squeaky clean as usual. And I'm so glad that the soap free is working for you. Today I opted for salt and I plan on continuing with this. Not sure if that's due to all the grease, ha ha. I still feel as though its dirty and stiff, but its having the same effect as gel. I am so going to try this! I guess I will have to give these up if I am going no-soap/no-poo. It has happened to the best of us. I spent 6 months washing my hair with water only. not sure about the no shampoo thing because i still havent found something i can use to clean my dirty hair but i will def try the no soap thing, i see no problem in doing that. I can tell I'm really happy with this and my hair and skin are better than ever. The key is exfoliation. No, no—you still need to lizlauder (author) from Western New York on May 03, 2013: Oh, bummer. Try taking a soap-free shower and save money. I am now going on 14 months without using soap or shampoo. Plus, after a month or so, it started absorbing tons of water -- so it took forever to blow dry and it could go all day without air-drying. Just as cigarette smoke or extra strong perfumes in enclosed areas are offensive, so is a vagina that smells like rotting fish. It seems to be getting thicker. With my body, I've been trying different things, but I'm learning that exfoliation is a must, cold water is best, and I just leave a spray bottle of ACV in the shower and spritz my pits, pubes, face, and hair - scrubbing it into my scalp while it soaks into my face and elsewhere, then I rinse, exfoliate my body with a scrub brush, and hop out. I would like to say that THIS HUB IS AWESOME!!! When I get out, if I want my hair to get a nice smell i just put water and few drops of essential oil in spray bottle and put on my hair. Thanks Lizlauder, I am a writer (or trying to be) and I do (sort of) have a site. lizlauder (author) from Western New York on April 30, 2013: Definitely give it a try! It's been 8 or 9 years now and I've never smelled better. recently while washing with soap i have been getting very itchy in my private part and it's kind of scary, will star the no soap thing tomorrow! Collect some of the water in a cup. Quick summary: amazingly, you need virtually no soap. Running bodies of water, such as creeks and streams, will work in a pinch. Well since I wrote the last comment I have definitely decided to persevere with the hair. I rub it all over my body and get into the hot shower. Even when water is scarce, you still need to keep clean. I expect there are some folks out there pursuing professions that will require soap. lizlauder (author) from Western New York on June 26, 2014: That's an awesome suggestion -- and SO MUCH EASIER than any other homemade deodorant recipe I've seen! My skin can rest easy now, and I hope yours can too! But I'm here to say, it can be done. . Even when I come home sweaty and muddy and disgusting from a cross-country run, it's nothing a little extra scrubbing can't take care. I will just tie it back till it feels better (that's if the old man lets me lol). the 'alternative medicine' crowd, who very usually are lacking in scientific understanding and most likely got their information from the real villains who spread mistrust of mainstream medicine and capitalize on it by exploiting the ignorant and gullible and the skincare industry in general respectively. No soap, no shampoo, but still scrub your hair and the rest like normal, and only with water. That's on my list of things to try...but I haven't made the leap yet. It gives my migraine, probably buying the cheap stuff. I don't use soap or shampoo to wash or shave, I have found that if I use body oil the razor glides beautifully and I end up with super soft skin afterwards. When I came home from work, I would splash Shampoo pulls all the life out of it and makes it look terrible. I myself have tried ditching chemicals of all sorts during the past few years. I had an itchy back for a few weeks now and it's going away. lizlauder (author) from Western New York on November 13, 2013: Oooh - tell me about your deodorant. I shouldn't think that soap or no-soap would impact it all. I'm not even close to a hippie, surprisingly. This is why. It's great. Right. So glad I found your page here. Since my hair is so thin - like a baby - it is almost impossible to manage, so I usually use leave-in conditioner and sometimes a keratin leave-in treatment. Even though I typically express it in the latter, my main thrust is the former. lizlauder (author) from Western New York on May 06, 2013: Not at all! He said that if you like it, use it, but that it doesn't really help. I dry scrub my body, then I use an oil blend I created based on some research of essential oils. I am saving this hub to refer back to. I will report back here in 6 months. Turn on your shower faucet until the water is coming out cold. Shaving foam or gel are best suited for the beginners and lazybones among you. I hope my bentonite recipe helps. It'll get better...but mine never got enough better. What I tried to emphasize was the difference between water only and no soap/shampoo. Just scrub your smellier parts more than you used to, and the transition will go more smoothly! Been doing this for 1.5 years now. For the foam lover there are shaving soap and shaving cream. I hope you don't mind me cluttering up your hub, I just wanted to update. I'll vouch. 3. I stopped using all kinds of bath and skin/hair care products (soap, shampoo, conditioners, lotions, pomade etc.) By using our Services or clicking I agree, you agree to our use of cookies. On the hair -- it will be awful for at least a week. lizlauder (author) from Western New York on February 12, 2013: I'm a huge fan of no soap on the face (I use the oil cleansing method), but I've tried a couple different times to go no suds on the hair and I just can't make it work. I haven't used soap, body wash, or shampoo for 4 months now, and don't plan on ever using it again. This looks really good to try to I'm definitely going to do exactly that. Do you have your own site? Thank you! It's so easy. I will say that I haven't managed to kick the shampoo habit. source Share Facebook Twitter Google+ ReddIt WhatsApp Pinterest Email It really did fix my black pubes..... ( sorry about that ), Hello to all, the contents existing at this site are in fact remarkable for people knowledge, well, keep up the nice work fellows. Very important not to trust people with no scientific data, particularly those who advertise and deliberately do everything in their power to sell nonsense as science to mislead the public, i.e. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer containing at least 60% alcohol. As soon as I dropped the soap and simply rinsed it well with warm water while in the shower, it started looking and feeling great. Which is how I happened to remove all soaps and shampoos from my skin- and hair-care routine—in the same week. Mine's shoulder length and I don't usually do anything but blow-dry it...so when it gets that weird stiff feeling it also looks really different. God damned hippies. Learn to take a soap-free shower that still gets you clean as a whistle. It even has some pretty great benefits. If you want to go no poo just use mixed egg as shampoo. Same thing for my body (cuz i wash it with water only, and what's important it's that it is 100% natural). I have found that I can go for a week without a shower, so long as I wash the nasty bits with a wet washcloth about mid week. I know that I would smell like shit after a day of just showering with water...my feet in particular. Hard water has an alkaline pH. That was from something I read. I am a blonde, and after a few months my hair adjusted and is as brightly colored as before. Shower gel and water are quick to use, but can be harmful to the skin and the shaver. For sure, I know exactly what you mean, but at the same time, I do also love it when she smells like herself, no extra scents. It really doesn't look greasy like I thought it would. Are you a writer? *shudder* I don't know how people do it... Keep me posted on how the experimentation goes! And how do you normally wear your hair -- short or long? Dr. Bronner's Magic Soaps. See how it goes. They … The fact that soap foams helps water get under dirt and grease more easily. If you live in a hard water area, washing your baby with just water may disturb the acid mantle of your baby's skin and dry it out. So, please tell me all about your hair. No soap, no shampoo, but still scrub your hair and the rest like normal, and only with water. Oh and good luck living through the extreme stigma against not using soap. But no (body) soap is pretty easy. Go natural and save money. I can't sign up until I know the ingredients. Its like being given freedom and permission to not spend money. Your hair will get oily often (transition period which is normal) but it is really great option and won't destroy the hair like other options could and will leave you hair silky and easy to brush. Shower-only My girlfriend loves it and always tell me how great I smell. and the rest of me smells like... me. My skin has really improve its no longer dry. I watch in awe as my girlfriend washes herself dry with 4 different specialized soaps, her skin then dries up so she applies 4 moisturizing products to balance. However? I love knowing that someone's actually reading this. I do use soap if I happen to get covered with motor oil or anything else non water soluble but inevitably, by the end of the next day I'll have developed an odor. That's all I can think of. I haven't used soap, body wash, or shampoo for 4 months now, and don't plan on ever using it again. Since 2008, and Jacuzzi tub installed, a combo of tub with Epson salt at 5 min. I live and work outside in Honolulu, so I sweat all day. You can't just stand under the water and hope for the best. I have two reactions. Hop out, dry yourself off, and wait 15 minutes. Cookies help us deliver our Services. Getting really great feedback if anyone here is interested. We asked several dermatologists to weigh in on the definitive way to take a shower. Although I expected to stink to high heavens (doing construction work). You step into the shower, fiddling with the temp controls, only to find there is no hot water. I have hard water, so I assumed it was just hard water mineral buildup or sebum buildup from the transitional period that was hard to wash away with just water. Soap is a lie, break free from the social conditioning and smell like a real man. doesn’t matter if it’s water or a blow dryer) No, no—you still need to scrub. i knew i’d be okay. I've gone suds free for my hair and face with tremendous results. No More Tight Skin Cleaning your face without soap is actually as simple as it sounds. After a couple days I noticed that I didn't smell at all after work. (Too me anyway. I've been soap free except for my pits all my life. At least now I have some documentation to back up my claim. Second is that at your transition from soap shower to water shower you will become REALLY greasy for the first 1 - 2 months. I've had nothing but positive results from it. The lemon juice works better than any deodorant or anti-persperant I ever tried! Let me know how the soap-free bod treats you. Eventually my hair gets really heavy and starts absorbing so much water that I can't get it dried. ), Please keep me posted on how your hair does! I associated "clean" with that tight-skin feeling that soap gives you, and of course, no soap, no tightness. I currently use oil and scrub gloves to shower. Keep in mind that most people can't smell their own odor, so while you may THINK that everything is all good down there, others who are better able to be more objective about your odor would beg to differ. I use hair gel all the time so should I use shampoo or not ? And if I use any kind of perfume, I don't need to worry about how it combines with my body wash. And do let me know how it goes. One quick water-only shower a day (sometimes 2 if I exercised). Unlike changing over to the oil-cleansing method or trying to ween yourself off shampoo, the switch to no-soap showers is pretty painless. Press J to jump to the feed. I've tried and I've made it six weeks or so -- but I have really fine blonde hair and it just gets darker and heavier and coarser. Let me know how it goes, I'm curious about others' results, New comments cannot be posted and votes cannot be cast, More posts from the LifeProTips community. (There's a really great thread on crunchybetty.com where everyone gives their various recipes for doing this -- but in short, too much baking soda will dry your hair out and too much vinegar will make it feel greasy.) It's lighter on the wallet too. It works wonderfully. Unless you've been rolling in axle grease or something, whatever incidental dirt you have on your body will slough right off. Shampoo free for years here - though I do color it. Definitely check out Cruchy Betty, if you're interested in homemade facial care and other cleaning-type stuff. If so, can I have the link? I hope I haven't caved in by then, but if I have, I will definitely let you know. I just started oil cleansing. Humans have become accustomed to using soap, and well some of my paternal family live in a moderate country (borderline low). My face is normally oily, but since I have started this, my oil production is actually leveling out. The hair isn't working out. You'll just scrub without soap. I stumbled across this article and found it quite interesting! I feel like I was fooled my whole life with this, I would react the same way had I not tried it myself. No Soap, No Shampoo, No Problem: Why Some Paleo Followers Are Shunning Conventional Hygiene Products Sarah Ballantyne sweats so much at her hour-plus CrossFit sessions, she leaves a … Great at removing dirt, oil and grease, but doesn't dry you out. I use natural oils like coconut (like cream before I go to bed), olive or even sunflower oil (which I use to clean my face, then i put a hot towel on for 2 times and then just remove oil with same towel). I got a hydrating facial 4 days ago and I was going to do the no wash caveman to rebuild skin barrier, but I went out with the lotions and stuff on my face from the facial and it started to draw too much attention by day 2. Deodorant and rare hair conditioner remain useful. (FingerLakesWineWeekends.com, though, if you're interested). I also checked out Cruchy Betty. lizlauder (author) from Western New York on July 12, 2013: I suppose it depends on your definition of "necessary" .... but I definitely still wear it. You have described how my hair is feeling right now. My back-acne is gone. It started simply because I didn't have any and couldn't afford to get some for several days. It will reset your biological timer and all your effort will be for nothing. Ladies dig that. "Fuck you, hippie" and "Willikers, I might even try this". More precaution is useful during cold and flu season, but even then you only need to wash your hands with soap and warm water for 20 seconds. (But, oh! That mix takes care of the actual "cleaning" of your hair -- so mine didn't ever *feel* greasy --but it looked and felt different. So I can confidently say that it works. The only reason I would give up would be because I miss the 'shiny' look. Don't be afraid to 'live dirty.' This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional. I have been brushing it through with a plastic bristly brush (I need to get my hands on a boar bristle) and giving it a good massage with my fingers in the shower. Jackie Hong hasn’t used soap on her body in seven years. My dentist has even taken me off of using toothpaste. :), Love your site. You won't actually smell anything or faintly but you'll get comments. After everything was said and done, Hamblin realised what other no-soap/no-shower devotees have known for years: that the human body, functioning on its own, is actually quite lovely. If you are interested in water only washing and the no soap method you are in the right place I stopped using shampoo and soap more than a year ago. If ever I were to get covered in mud or dirt or some other kind of grime, I might use some soap. since 2013. I have been shampoo free for years (the key is to get over the hump, and just like with your skin, exfoliate and cleanse otherwise - cold water and a good scalp scrub, and since I have seborrhea so my scalp seems to always be flakey, but apple cider vinegar really helps, as does exfoliating it [I have a silicone scrub brush I use]). Kind of makes you wonder why we're all so soap fixated, huh? yeah everyone has different hygiene needs. Thank you so much for this information! My advice is to not tell anyone. Are you still using just water? .unless of course, they're just as nasty. It was then or never. Kind of irrelevant but I'll share anyway. Also, spending just one day on a farm can better your microbiome. I haven't been using shampoo for a few months now, i'll have to give the no-soap thing a shot next. Gather anything you need to wash off with during your shower, such as your soap, shampoo, and washcloth. Just WATER ALONE on private parts, especially during menstruation? heat damage is heat damage. Like I said before, rinse with just water in the tub or shower, and skip the antibacterial soaps and shampoos. But that feeling is more psychological than physical. Please be considerate of your co-workers and loved ones, especially those who have to be intimate with you. Does anybody have any suggestions on what I should use in my hair as an alternative? I just wish I loved wine. 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