Refuse to Use Shampoo

Since I gave up shampoo almost one year ago, I’ve been trying to keep you updated on the status. Well, I love it. It’s cheaper and my hair is nicer. It’s fabulous. It’s good for me, my scalp, and the environment.

I admitted earlier in the summer that I’ve started to use conditioner occasionally. With the humidity in the air, I couldn’t seem to get a pick through my hair. When I stopped using shampoo, I stopped needing conditioner to pick my hair, but this all changed with the summer months.

Last week I was picking (sans conditioner) when one of the bristles on my pick broke. I continued until another one flung itself at my shower drain. My pick was done. I trashed it and started using another “Ouch Less” comb, unable to find a pick. It wasn’t ouch less when it broke in half in my hand.

Needless to say, lately, as the summer tapers off, I’ve been using conditioner more than not.

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Maggie Downie
Thank you for giving your time to stop and read my blog. I hope it encourages you to keep moving. Move and the body will be happier. And when you're moving you can hike, run, swim in Jell-O, race over non-Newtonian fluids, travel the world or build igloos--if that's your thing. If not, you can watch me do it. This is just a spot to try and feel good about life.


  1. Renny R. October 3, 2009 at 4:21 pm - Reply

    what do you use to clean your hair instead?

  2. Maggie Downie October 8, 2009 at 6:03 am - Reply


    Every two of three days I wash it with baking soda that I rub into my scalp–usually just around my hair line where I sweat. Every once in a rare while if it gets really greasy I combine bs with cider vinegar. That’s rare though. At first my hair was more greasy, but it found it’s own balance and I seem to need to wash it less now. Thanks for reading.

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