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Has anyone used Soap-nut shampoo before?

Answered on October 24, 2014
Created August 20, 2012 at 2:37 PM

A relative of mine is sending this organic, all-natural shampoo (against my will) called NaturOil (after finding out that I'm not using shampoo and thinks my hair looks horrible. It's called adjustment period for a reason!) and I'm skeptical. It's made with soapnuts, which I've never heard of before, and after doing a little research, they sound good...but has anyone used this shampoo before with success or not?

Lately I've been doing baking soda and lemon juice, and it's really helped with my oily scalp. However, it might be taking out too much oil so I'm going to try adding a little ACV. Is this combination actually hard on your hair like my relative is claiming it to be?

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on August 27, 2012
at 01:41 PM

Also, I do experience more frizziness when dried, so I either use pure aloe vera juice or a dob of oil to keep the frizzies down :)

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on August 27, 2012
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Huh, I'm curious...what kind of "hair treatment" did you get? I've been using alternative forms of "shampoo" for the past 3-4 months, and now after using the Naturoil twice in my hair, I haven't had that extreme of an effect (probably because my hair is use to not having shampoo). However, I can't disagree about the tangling part: when I use it in the shower, I get this tangled, "plastic" feeling in my wet hair that is really unpleasant. I already did this, but I HAVE to comb my hair right after a shower with a wide tooth comb to de-tangle...and it's never easy.

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on August 25, 2012
at 04:37 PM

I lost the wrapper (it was paper and twine), but I guess it is hand soap or multi-purpose soap. It is dark brown and the list of the ingredients: olive oil, salt (some name for the salt). That's it.

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on August 25, 2012
at 04:22 PM

do you mean just a plain olive oil bar soap normally used for skin, or something hair-specific? Sounds interesting.

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at 08:04 PM

I have curly hair, so brushing my hair when it's dry just turns it into a frizzy mess. Of course, that was before I went primal...but it still doesn't sound like a good idea for me. :/

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on August 25, 2012
at 01:33 AM

I have used the shampoo from naturoli. I had just gotten a $300 hair treatment and the hairstylist told me I should be using a sulfate free shampoo, which this is. It completely stripped the treatment out of my hair! not only that but my hair felt and looked weird afterward. I called the company and they told me that it was "detoxing my hair" and I should continue use. with continued use my hair never looked worse and it frizzed up into this weird afro thing and it had no moisture in it. I never had so many knots in my life after washing my hair a couple of times. My husband also tried the shampoo and it made his thick hair look thicker and feel really weird. There was no way I was going to "continue use" - my hair treatment was gone, and continued use only made my hair thicker and frizzier and knot more easily. This was by far the WORST shampoo I ever tried. I think if I wanted to start dreadlocks this would be the shampoo to use.

60dffe254787a2e7a96dedc87d11e5c5

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on August 27, 2012
at 01:40 PM

Huh, I'm curious...what kind of "hair treatment" did you get? I've been using alternative forms of "shampoo" for the past 3-4 months, and now after using the Naturoil twice in my hair, I haven't had that extreme of an effect (probably because my hair is use to not having shampoo). However, I can't disagree about the tangling part: when I use it in the shower, I get this tangled, "plastic" feeling in my wet hair that is really unpleasant. I already did this, but I HAVE to comb my hair right after a shower with a wide tooth comb to de-tangle...and it's never easy.

60dffe254787a2e7a96dedc87d11e5c5

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on August 27, 2012
at 01:41 PM

Also, I do experience more frizziness when dried, so I either use pure aloe vera juice or a dob of oil to keep the frizzies down :)

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on October 24, 2014
at 06:23 PM

I've used soapnuts for the last few months and use it for a lot of cleaning, including shampoo.

I feel like perhaps the shampoo you mention from naturoil, although it is meant to be natural it may have some stuff added to it to make it more like thick shampoo, and this may be causing issues for some of the people answering here.

Like another commentor, I boil up some soapnuts and make a liquid that is only slightly thicker than water (hardly at all).  It doesnt lather much, but when I use some on my hair and work it in, then rinse it out, it leaves my hair feeling clean and smooth.  No funny feelings or anything.

I think if you want to go natural with Soap Nuts, it is probably a good idea to get your own nuts and make some Soap Nuts Liquid, instead of trying that other stuff.

:)

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on August 20, 2012
at 06:50 PM

I have boiled the nuts to use as shampoo as well. They did not clean as well as I thought they would, and they left a very distinct order. Not unpleasant, but... I am not sure how to describe it... very distinct. I really did not like it. I mean, I hated it.

I wash my hair with 100% pure olive oil soap and it is smooth and silky.

My hair tangles very easily, so I use a special Goody Ouchless brush - even though it is made of plastic, it is the only brush that does not make me cry. I have tried most of them.

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on August 25, 2012
at 04:37 PM

I lost the wrapper (it was paper and twine), but I guess it is hand soap or multi-purpose soap. It is dark brown and the list of the ingredients: olive oil, salt (some name for the salt). That's it.

7636e1e02ef91a46f20a42e07b565a4b

(367)

on August 25, 2012
at 04:22 PM

do you mean just a plain olive oil bar soap normally used for skin, or something hair-specific? Sounds interesting.

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on August 20, 2012
at 02:54 PM

I once boiled down some soap nuts to use as shampoo, and it left my hair feeling weird. My city water is a little on the basic side, so that may be why it left a film.

I usually wash my hair with baking soda and rinse with ACV, and I find that to be best for my hair. I wash my hair a couple times a week, as allowing the natural oils to build up in between washings prevents my hair from drying out.

Since your scalp is oily, you might try getting a natural bristle brush, to more evenly distribute the oils along your hair.

60dffe254787a2e7a96dedc87d11e5c5

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on August 20, 2012
at 08:04 PM

I have curly hair, so brushing my hair when it's dry just turns it into a frizzy mess. Of course, that was before I went primal...but it still doesn't sound like a good idea for me. :/

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on April 14, 2013
at 07:49 PM

I've used soapnut it has many benifits to this world and my health and it can be used towards many objects and species I found when using it towards my body it cleans my skin nicely and towards my Hair it does strip it of everything which is why I use it basically 2 times a month and i massage my sebum into my hair and spread it out its best to comb your hair before use and put it into many small sections and apply getting the nuts can be a hassle since well you don't have to but I boil it I'm trying to make a bar out of it so it can be a bit more convinient

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on August 25, 2012
at 05:17 PM

I found BS much to harsh on my hair and scalp, even really, really dilute and totally predissolved. It just killed my scalp and dried out my hair. I mean, think of how it cleans teeth and tubs. Hair isn't as resilient. So yeah, I've tried soapnuts and lots of other stuff -but I've never sprung for the Naturoli shampoo. I bet it's better than using plain soapnuts.

Soapnuts work okay for me - I'd probably adapt if I kept at them. But I seem to have the nicest hair with minimized use of a shampoo bar (soap, not detergent) from Henna Sooq, followed by a rinse with white vinegar/water/clary sage EO. Sometimes I use ayurvedic herbs in my hair, too - then I don't use any soap. The berhempsu bar is my favorite so far.

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