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To use washing up liquid from now on?

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Nyctophyllia Thu 17-Oct-19 22:31:34

Ran out of shampoo and used sainsburys washing up liquid on my hair this morning
Omg my hair was amazing, soft and shiny, better than any shampoo I've used
Do you think it wreck hair if used long term?

chesterfuckingdraws Thu 17-Oct-19 23:30:38

I use it if I've left hair washing a bit too long and there's a lot of product build up. Maybe once every 2-3 months. I agree it dies leave my hair squeaky clean and feels clean fir longer, however, it can be a bit drying if I use it too often and it strips the colour really quickly.

If you love it maybe just try using it occasionally rather that everyday.

Whatisthisfuckery Thu 17-Oct-19 23:30:58

No OP, don’t do it.

My mum had a thing when I was a kid about washing hair with washing up liquid. It dries your scalp out like a bastard.

Ginkypig Thu 17-Oct-19 23:31:20

I used it last night as an alternative to clarifying shampoo just to strip out the build up from the shampoo I had to use temporally before I go back to my silicone and paraban free shampoobut I'd only use it very occasionally.

Hair is ok today but to be honest it is a little dry and isn't as soft as it normally is. I wouldn't want to use it very often.

enjoyingscience Thu 17-Oct-19 23:32:03

I used to use it as a teenager, when I used dax wax on my spiky goth hair! Nothing else would get it out.

Thankfully don’t need it now smile

PickAChew Thu 17-Oct-19 23:34:34

Maybe try a sulphate free shampoo. All the crap that's in modern shampoos and conditioners to supposedly make it shiny and less frizzy can actually make it worse in the long run. The washing up liquid probably cleaned them off properly but would be drying in the long run.

Nyctophyllia Thu 17-Oct-19 23:37:11

If it dries it out would that not be a good thing if your hair was really greasy?
I think I might do it once every couple of weeks or so rather than every time

chesterfuckingdraws Thu 17-Oct-19 23:45:08

It will just leave your hair really brittle and prone to damage/snapping.

Once in a while might be ok.

Have you tried conditioner then shampoo if your hair gets greasy quickly? I couldn't believe how much longer I could go between washes when I started this.

NettleTea Thu 17-Oct-19 23:50:18

buy a massive bottle of castille soap - comes in many flavours, and you only need use a tiny amount. Its brilliant

Nyctophyllia Thu 17-Oct-19 23:51:54

I'll try the conditioner first thing, would never have thought of that

ThighThighOfthigh Fri 18-Oct-19 00:03:36

Only put conditioner from about mid ears down.

CleopatrasBookWorm Fri 18-Oct-19 00:32:52

@WhenISnappedAndFarted & @ItsOurTime which brand did you use for your acne please?

BrendasUmbrella Fri 18-Oct-19 00:45:51

It might be okay as a clarifying shampoo, but probably way too harsh to use on a regular basis.

(I feel like trying it tomorrow now...)

TiggeryBear Fri 18-Oct-19 01:07:00

When I was pregnant with my youngest I was having to use it every day as my hair was so greasy within hours of washing, nothing else would clean it. But I had to use LOADS of conditioner on the ends as they were so so dry.

1Morewineplease Fri 18-Oct-19 01:10:08

My dad used Fairy Liquid on his hair for decades and his hair was amazing. Just rinse it thoroughly.

EmeraldShamrock Fri 18-Oct-19 01:33:45

It has far to many chemicals, as an occassional solution it would be ok.

managedmis Fri 18-Oct-19 01:34:46

If it dries it out would that not be a good thing if your hair was really greasy?


This is what I'm thinking. My hair is mega greasy, like a chip pan after a couple of days. I will try it

Ladybirdbookworm Fri 18-Oct-19 01:41:36

I am so doing this tomorrow ......I grew up with Vosene which must have been one of the most harshest shampoos ever
But God it was a good un ...I never had nits as a child. As an adult I may have had them once or twice blush

KenAdams Fri 18-Oct-19 03:35:13

No use a proper clarifying shampoo instead. I use Paul Mitchell Shampoo Two, then my colour protection shampoo and conditioner. My hairdresser recommended it'sits done in that order and only hair that doesn't touch my scalp is conditioned.

People seem to think that oil products for skin and hair = bad and anything that strips your skin and hair = bad but that's not the case.

KenAdams Fri 18-Oct-19 03:37:09

If you have greasy hair and strip it with washing up liquid your scalp will produce more oil to nourish the scalp again leaving you with more of a problem than before. A proper clarifying shampoo helps to strip away the product without completely stripping the scalp.

Seahorseshoe Fri 18-Oct-19 05:16:59

I've found shampoos for greasy hair, makes my hair greasier. Its great when first done but it's like your scalp goes into emergency oil restoring mode and throws more at you. Either that or it feels so good that I keep fiddling with it.

CountFosco Fri 18-Oct-19 05:27:04

On my hairdresser's recommendation I use it on the DCs once a month to strip out the chlorine build up from swimming (swimming club swimmers so hours in the pool each week). Works very well but you've got to be very careful about not getting it in your eyes.

sashh Fri 18-Oct-19 05:37:38

If you want to strip chemicals out of your hair then Alphosyl shampoo works really well. I have it on prescription for psoriasis but you can buy it.

I have to use it so I don't bother colouring my hair because it would just strip the colour out.

whitebowls Fri 18-Oct-19 05:38:29

My DM used to use Comfort fabric condition on our hair after shampooing it with Vosene. This was in the late 1960's. I'm not sure hair conditioner existed then?

speakout Fri 18-Oct-19 06:16:59

When I was a child we used nothing else.

Wash up liquid for washing hair, used as bubble bath too.
Luckily none of the family had sensitive skin.

msmith501 Fri 18-Oct-19 06:30:58

I grew up as a child only having washing up liquid for baths and for washing hair. On balance I think it made my hair drier and perhaps a little brittle.

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