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gardengate Sun 24-Feb-13 20:11:59

We have a water metre so to save money I've decided to stop showering and bathing. I saw on telly (This Morning) about a woman who stopped washing her hair and it started self-cleaning in 8 weeks.

expatinscotland Sun 24-Feb-13 20:12:54

Um, boak. YABU.

cozietoesie Sun 24-Feb-13 20:14:49

I had a friend many years ago who stopped washing her hair and it did indeed stabilize after a while. I can't comment on how it felt or smelled because none of us wanted to go near her after a month or so.

ClippedPhoenix Sun 24-Feb-13 20:15:05

I knew someone who decided to do this once, her hair bloody stank grin

AgentZigzag Sun 24-Feb-13 20:16:52

You could save on your leccy bill by turning off the computer/telly instead?

That would be kinder on Everyone Else wouldn't it?

SirBoobAlot Sun 24-Feb-13 20:17:21


expatinscotland Sun 24-Feb-13 20:17:53

It's half-term.

McNewPants2013 Sun 24-Feb-13 20:19:18

Yuck, I wash my hair every time I have a bath/shower which is every day.

usualsuspect Sun 24-Feb-13 20:20:31

Just don't sit next to me on the bus.

flow4 Sun 24-Feb-13 20:22:10

A friend of mine stopped washing her hair with shampoo last summer. She did (of course) continue to wash it with water. Her hair was very short at the time - only about an inch or so long all over. She was abroad for 6 weeks at the time, so I didn't see it in the early stages, but by the time she came home, it did not seem dirty - just a bit lifeless. It is now soft and fluffy and 3-4 inches long, and no-one would ever guess it hasn't been shampooed for 6-7 months.

N0tinmylife Sun 24-Feb-13 20:24:12


Locketjuice Sun 24-Feb-13 20:26:08


gardengate Sun 24-Feb-13 20:27:46

I don't mean just my hair. I mean all of me. It will have the same effect won't it, that my body will start to self-wash in 8 weeks.

Alliwantisaroomsomewhere Sun 24-Feb-13 20:28:06


ThreeBeeOneGee Sun 24-Feb-13 20:28:51

Are you my teenage son? grin

LeaveTheBastid Sun 24-Feb-13 20:31:44

My god they're out in force tonight.

VisualiseAHorse Sun 24-Feb-13 20:34:59

I didn't wash my hair once for about 6 weeks. Didn't smell, but did become very lifeless. I'd say the shorter your hair, the better - plus you can wear a hat to cover it up.

I did still wash it with water and washed my body too! It was a little bit of an experiment back when I was in college.

HorribleMother Sun 24-Feb-13 20:35:20

yanbu, but yabu to ask us about it. Just set out your stinky ways without announcing it.

VisualiseAHorse Sun 24-Feb-13 20:36:18

Oh, and it gets REALLY bad before it gets better.

McNewPants2013 Sun 24-Feb-13 20:37:44

What about that time of the month, no way would a strip wash be ok

ThePinkOcelot Sun 24-Feb-13 20:38:35

You are joking, right?! You will stink to high heaven! Gross!!

AgentZigzag Sun 24-Feb-13 20:40:03

Not something a teenage lad would have to worry about though McNew?

Foggles Sun 24-Feb-13 20:41:28

I would say your body is more likely to rot than self-wash.


Sirzy Sun 24-Feb-13 20:44:05

This can't be serious?

solveproblem Sun 24-Feb-13 20:47:05

I didn't use shampoo for a year and my hair didn't stink. Washed it with conditioner only.

It's quite a big thing, google 'no poo'.

Yes to washing body though!!!

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