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Some of us use shampoo and conditioner, some baking soda, some just water...let's chat this out!

I always used s & c until a few months ago when I used baking soda. I liked it for a few months, but then my hair just couldn't decide how to be-it was sometimes oily, sometimes dry, sometimes weird. I learned, however, that it's not normal to have my hair coming out so much. Apparently, shampoo (all different kinds over the years) made my hair come out. Not a ton, but way more than was coming out with just a baking soda scrub. I went back to s & c for a short time, but now I'm trying the water only method. It's quite annoying to have such oily hair right now, but not a huge deal to wear it up/braided...which is usually what I do anyway.

P has only used water for a few months now, and says his is way less oily. I'm going to try to see how this goes! My hair doesn't feel dirty, and smells just like water..so that's fine. It looks fine as well, just oily on top! I just rinse well, then try to scrub really well all over my head, rinse again.

I used one of the Lush bars yesterday, in Spanish it's called "Like New". I looked at the US page and it's new, called "Stimulating Spice." I followed SoG's advice about rubbing it on my hands, not my hair. The suds felt odd the first wash but my hair was really dirty and sweaty so I gave it another go. I like the way it leaves my hair once it's dry, it feels natural, like my hair did when I was a kid.
I also got a "Jumping Juniper" bar for horrible oily greasy days. That one made me laugh because the Spanish name for it is "El Fairy"--like some kind of flamenco singer...also here "Fairy" is a dishwashing liquid that is famous as a greasebuster, like Dawn in the US.

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Lol, public hair.

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Lol! I saw the El Fairy one on the Spain site when I was looking for the link and I was like, oohh fairy shampoo?? hahaha. I think the "Like New" bar is called "New" here, but maybe it got translated differently on the site to "Stimulating Spice"? It has cinnamon sticks in it. But I use that one too! It's nice!

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Lol, public hair.

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Lol, public hair.

she's got a bush :-D

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Lol, public hair.

My MIL used to say this in Spanish, quite by accident. "Vello público." Cracked me up. DH and I still use it.

I tried the other Lush shampoo bar today. I like it better, even though there's not much scent to it. I figured out the storage problem; since it's supposed to be kept dry, I put each bar in half the tin (one in the bottom piece, one in the top, on the shelf)  so it's open and can dry after I use it. Playing all those escape games online is good for something after all!

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*sigh*  I have to wash my hair every day.  Except on weekends.  One of the non-cool things about my job.   :-\

where do you work that you HAVE to wash your hair every day?

I work in a metal shop.  I come home nasty and dirty, with my hair covered in metal dust, grease, oil, schmutz, and yuck.  Some nights I go straight from the car to the bathroom, depending on what nastiness I've been into that day!  ::)

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Lol, public hair.

she's got a bush :-D

geese i hope you ask sarah before spilling personal info about her for everyone to read?!

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Class is ska's middle name.

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I decided to use up some of my liquid shampoo that I had left and used it yesterday. Woke up today to totally "weird hair"--unmanageable to the place I'll have to wash it again to get it to lie down. It never did that with the Lush bars!

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SoG: I've been using the Lush bars regularly now and my hair doesn't seem to get as oily and sweaty as it did with normal name-brand shampoo. I don't need to wash it every day.

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Class is ska's middle name.

YUP.

Haha, Amy. I wouldn't care either way but he's not serious. Most of what he says is him being a weirdo.

Some girl asked if I changed my shampoo because my hair looked good and I told her about me not washing my hair and freaked out and she smelled my hair and said it smelled like nothing and that she was bringing me shampoo. Hah.

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bahahah awesome

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