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To never wash again

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Horridhenryrules Mon 07-Nov-16 20:04:22

Am I being unreasonable to never wash my hair again. Does anyone else not wash their hair?

ArmySal Mon 07-Nov-16 20:05:40

3 days would be my absolute limit. How would you keep it clean?

SunnySomer Mon 07-Nov-16 20:06:43

I used to sit in a seminar room at university with someone who didn't. 25 years later I can still remember the grim smell precisely.

Smartleatherbag Mon 07-Nov-16 20:07:42

I totally understand your sentiment but unfortunately, it needs washing.

Marcipex Mon 07-Nov-16 20:07:58

What sunny said.

Leanback Mon 07-Nov-16 20:09:00

Doesn't it eventually begin to clean itself?

Smartleatherbag Mon 07-Nov-16 20:10:45

How the hell would it clean itself? Have you ever caught a whiff of a dog? Or any pet? Even cats reek.

RealHouswifeofBury Mon 07-Nov-16 20:11:26

You would stink

Horridhenryrules Mon 07-Nov-16 20:11:39

I don't know how I would keep it clean. In the sun I read a guy from blur didn't wash his hair for 10 years. Further down the article a woman washed her hair every 10 days with egg and vinegar. They do say don't wash your hair you are stripping it and weakening it.

Leanback Mon 07-Nov-16 20:12:23

Don't know what cats you're smelling

Laiste Mon 07-Nov-16 20:12:30

I was going to say that leanback.

Someone here must have tried it? I'm sure i've read about people using only water on their hair and it being ok.

I don't imagine 'self cleaning clean' would be the same as shampoo'd clean though would it? Or maybe it would?

<waits to be enlightened>

PotatoCakeMixes Mon 07-Nov-16 20:15:06

I love burying my nose into my cats fur and having a good sniff.

MrsLettuce Mon 07-Nov-16 20:15:29

What's it doing to make you want to not wash it? Apparently there are people who not washing works for. I think you have to keep it dry though, always. Avoiding rain, snow, swimming, faffiness in the shower has got to be hard work.

There are other options, well, probably. Depending on what it's doing.

Leanback Mon 07-Nov-16 20:16:08

Cats smell delightful potatocakemixes

pklme Mon 07-Nov-16 20:16:38

I do that! There is a Facebook page which helps. In the last eight months, I have looked after my hair with egg, gelatine, porridge oats, aloe Vera, argan oil, coconut oil, flax seeds... No shampoo, no conditioner.
It looks fine, and I have used no plastic bottles.

Smartleatherbag Mon 07-Nov-16 20:17:51

Cats smell fishy grin. Plus they lick themselves. How would a human achieve this? Plus we naturally smell fucking awful. Trust me, my parents were hippies...

MrsLettuce Mon 07-Nov-16 20:19:27

THis is interesting, actually. "What I’ve Learned From Three Years Without Shampoo"

TheWrathFromHighAtopTheThing Mon 07-Nov-16 20:19:48

I used to sit next to a girl at school who had a braid right down to her knees.

It was never washed and utterly revolting. I can still smell it to this day.

Oldraver Mon 07-Nov-16 20:20:55

My DS1 didnt have his hair washed for nearly 9 months when he was a toddler... It did after a few weeks settle down and didnt look too grim but as soon as it got a bit wet it smelled again

MrsGsnow18 Mon 07-Nov-16 20:21:54

If you said you were going to wash it but not use shampoo then maybe but even then I': imagine it would get very lank.
To not wash your hair full stop, I would imagine it would look awful after a short time. Also hair does start to smell, even environmental smells cling to hair.
Each to their own and all but it certainly wouldn't be for me.

Smartleatherbag Mon 07-Nov-16 20:22:54

pklm, I'm sure it looks OK, but honestly, my folks did that kind of thing and it did not smell OK...

DearMrDilkington Mon 07-Nov-16 20:23:18

Cats don't smellshock. Well mine doesn't, although he does come home regularly smelling of someone elses cookinghmm.

I'll admit dogs stink though.

PinkSwimGoggles Mon 07-Nov-16 20:26:16

<notice to cat lovers> and cats do smell!

PinkSwimGoggles Mon 07-Nov-16 20:28:24

I didn't say cats stink

ChicRock Mon 07-Nov-16 20:28:31

It's going to smell tank and look rank.

Just shave your head and have done with it.

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