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Monday Teeny Poll

By Glinda



Glinda’s computer decided to fall down and go boom last night, so apologies for the lateness of the Monday Poll. Because I just know that it throws off your entire Monday when there isn’t a poll.   Your coffee didn’t taste right, traffic was horrible, and you couldn’t shake off your chocolate/sugar hangover from too much Easter candy this weekend. 

Last week, almost fifty percent of you felt that Katy Perry’s red carpet outift for the Kids’ Choice Awards was a big fail, either because of the excessive boobage (twenty five percent) or because it was just plain ugly (twenty seven percent). Thirty percent of you tried and failed to be a bit more charitable about it, and a clear minority of six percent thought it was fine. I thought it was too much cleavage and ugly, so maybe I should have done a choice that included both.

Today I want to speak with you about a small but growing movement of people who are choosing to eschew soap and shampoo in favor of washing both with just plain water.  This man is currently the most visible of the group, who claim almost universally that after a period of readjustment, their skin and hair feel softer than ever.  The post is really interesting, as are the comments.

4 Responses to “Monday Teeny Poll”

  1. dgm Says:

    I haven’t use shampoo on my hair for almost a year now–every other day I “wash” with paraben-and-chemical-free conditioner, then apply more conditioner, rinse, and put in a leave-in conditioner. I get more compliments on my soft shiny hair than ever before, and it never looks greasy. (I have naturally wavy/curly hair and it used to get frizzy and dry.)

    As for the soap thing, I haven’t made that leap yet but I’ve considered it. I haven’t washed my face with soap in forever–I “wash” with castor oil mixed with either jojoba oil or coconut oil (and no, I don’t have breakouts from it). As a result, my face doesn’t get shiny shiny by the afternoon like it used to.

  2. The gold digger Says:

    I had a boyfriend who only used shampoo every third day because he was convinced it was the shampoo that was causing hair loss. The other two days, he just got his hair wet. He claimed there was no difference in how his hair looked.

    He was wrong.

  3. raincoaster Says:

    I have a friend who does this, and she’s not smelly, oddly. She doesn’t use toothpaste and yet her breath is fresh. And her very curly hair is curly, yet under control.

    But while it’s got me thinking, it hasn’t got me giving up the soap. I LIKE soap! I LIKE shampoo.

    I know the cleaning oil idea is huge, and I’ve used Mac oil cleanser and Shiseido oil cleanser too, and they’re terrific. But I still use St. Ives Tea Tree Cleanser and Allenbury’s soap, because they’re WAY cheaper!

  4. Alisha Says:

    I also have curly hair and tried the no-shampoo thing a few years ago when I was wearing my hair long and curly. The results were fabulous! I “washed” every other day using just good conditioner, and then I sprayed on a leave-in conditioner (or, every other week, put in a deep conditioner) each time I wet/”washed” my hair. My curls were soft and well-shaped, no frizz, and looked shiny and left smooth. I cut my hair very short and now have to wash daily because there is not enough length to adequately use the natural oils, but I highly recommend eliminating shampoo (at least daily shampoo) for people with long, thick or curly hair!

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