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#1 WishClean

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Posted 07 July 2013 - 11:17 PM

I use Organix shampoo and conditioner, but I need to find a truly "pure" shampoo, conditioner, and body wash. I recently discovered that the organix shampoos contain SLS derivatives and cocamide - both of which I need to avoid due to allergic reactions. Every time I use hotel shampoo I get flare ups on my face and my scalp itches, and the breakouts look like dermatitis or some sort of allergic reaction (inflammed pimples and raised bumps), and I'm suspecting the crap they put in those things.

Any suggestions for a good body wash, shampoo and conditioner that does not contain SLS, cocamide, panthenol. and parabens? I'm open to making my own concoction. Tonight I washed my hair with grapeseed oil because my scalp usually itches whenever I use regular shampoo. However, anything with oil makes my hair more oily, so I'm looking for a shampoo that won't make my hair more oily than it is.

As for body washes, I haven't found anything that doesn't contain all of the ingredients I listed above, any suggestions? I don't want to stink!

While I'm at it, give me some deodorant suggestions too (without the aluminium, SLS, parabens, etc), I'm gonna replace everything I use on my body.

 

 

 

 

PS. I'm posting this here because all the shampoo recommendations I found on other forums have some of the ingredients I'm trying to avoid, especially parabens.


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Posted 08 July 2013 - 08:25 AM

I bathe with water only for the past 2-3 years and am constantly surprised by how soft my skin is. For the past couple of months, I have been cleaning my hair with baking soda followed by an Acv rinse. I have very tangly hair and have always used tons of conditioner, but amazingly, this works fine.

Except for a brief period during high school and a few years after when I believed that it was required, I don't use deodorant. I've seen a lot of recipes that involve coconut oil. There are links to some in this thread: http://www.acne.org/...ternatives-etc/


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Posted 08 July 2013 - 09:42 AM

I bathe with water only for the past 2-3 years and am constantly surprised by how oft my skin is. For the past couple of months, I have been cleaning my hair with baking Ida followed by an Acv rinse. I have very tangly hair and have always used tons of conditioner, but amazingly, this works fine.

Except for a brief period during high school and a few years after when I believed that it was required, I don't use deodorant. I've seen a lot of recipes that involve coconut oil. There are links to some in this thread: http://www.acne.org/...ternatives-etc/

Thanks! I tried some oils - olive oil, jojoba, and grapeseed, but they tend to make my hair more oily. What kind of baking soda do you use? Any alternatives to ACV and coconut oil? If I have ACV or coconut oil, I usually get red spots, so I guess it might be better to avoid them in my shampoo too. I tried the just water method, but my hair gets greasy and I need something that clears those oils and also protects from the harsh water in my area.



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Posted 08 July 2013 - 01:07 PM

I bathe with water only for the past 2-3 years and am constantly surprised by how oft my skin is. For the past couple of months, I have been cleaning my hair with baking soda followed by an Acv rinse. I have very tangly hair and have always used tons of conditioner, but amazingly, this works fine.

Except for a brief period during high school and a few years after when I believed that it was required, I don't use deodorant. I've seen a lot of recipes that involve coconut oil. There are links to some in this thread: http://www.acne.org/...ternatives-etc/

Thanks! I tried some oils - olive oil, jojoba, and grapeseed, but they tend to make my hair more oily. What kind of baking soda do you use? Any alternatives to ACV and coconut oil? If I have ACV or coconut oil, I usually get red spots, so I guess it might be better to avoid them in my shampoo too. I tried the just water method, but my hair gets greasy and I need something that clears those oils and also protects from the harsh water in my area.

 

The baking soda removes the oils.  Just plain old baking soda. The basic instructions are to wash with 1 tablespoon Baking Soda dissolved in one cup of water.  Then rinse with 1 tablespoon ACV in one cup of water.  You can add a few drops of essential oil to cover the ACV smell, or put a few drops on your hair brush.   then whenever I'm applying oil to my face or body, I rub the residue on my hair avoiding scalp and bangs.  I use safflower.



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Posted 08 July 2013 - 08:38 PM

 

I bathe with water only for the past 2-3 years and am constantly surprised by how oft my skin is. For the past couple of months, I have been cleaning my hair with baking soda followed by an Acv rinse. I have very tangly hair and have always used tons of conditioner, but amazingly, this works fine.

Except for a brief period during high school and a few years after when I believed that it was required, I don't use deodorant. I've seen a lot of recipes that involve coconut oil. There are links to some in this thread: http://www.acne.org/...ternatives-etc/

Thanks! I tried some oils - olive oil, jojoba, and grapeseed, but they tend to make my hair more oily. What kind of baking soda do you use? Any alternatives to ACV and coconut oil? If I have ACV or coconut oil, I usually get red spots, so I guess it might be better to avoid them in my shampoo too. I tried the just water method, but my hair gets greasy and I need something that clears those oils and also protects from the harsh water in my area.

 

The baking soda removes the oils.  Just plain old baking soda. The basic instructions are to wash with 1 tablespoon Baking Soda dissolved in one cup of water.  Then rinse with 1 tablespoon ACV in one cup of water.  You can add a few drops of essential oil to cover the ACV smell, or put a few drops on your hair brush.   then whenever I'm applying oil to my face or body, I rub the residue on my hair avoiding scalp and bangs.  I use safflower.

Thanks. Ok, I went to the store today but couldn't find the ACV so I'm going to an organic health store tomorrow for that plus rosehip oil and tea tree. I had success in the past using tea tree for scalp itchiness. Today I have coconut milk, baking soda, and vitamin E oil....will that do as shampoo for now until I get the other ingredients? I have some coconut milk I want to use up, that's why I didn't get the oil for now.

I was thinking of getting some castille oil too (Dr. Bronner's Magic Soaps), maybe use that as both shampoo and body wash. What do you think? And maybe cleanser, if I don't break out from it.

Also, I wanted to mention this for anyone who is interested in aluminum-free deodorant. After much browsing at the store, I found Crystal Body Deodorant. It has much better -- and fewer -- ingredients than other so-called natural brands like Toms and Arm & Hammer. I had to have my deodorant, can't go without it on hot summer days! I will also try baking soda to see if that works.


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Posted 09 July 2013 - 05:20 AM

http://thedruidsherb...hampoo-for.html 
On this blog I found a recipe for a home made herbal shampoo. Haven't tried yet, but planning to do so! Maybe it's something for you too



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Posted 09 July 2013 - 09:31 PM

Thanks, it looks easy to make, I will have to try it. Today I discovered a brand that doesn't have any of the harmful chemicals in conventional shampoos. It's called Shea Moisture....I got their shampoo to see if that will work. If not, I will make my own. Unfortunately, my original mixture didn't work, I need to add ACV and something to increase soaping otherwise it doesn't stay on my hair long enough to rinse it.



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Posted 10 July 2013 - 10:38 AM

Update: I switched my shampoo, deodorant, and conditioner and the pimples I got a few days ago are less red and no longer irritated. It might be just a random coincidence, but I 'll stick with it to see if there truly is a long term improvement. The pimples I got didn't look hormonal, they looked like a histamine reaction.