For anyone who does no soap and no shampoo, what is your exact method? What temperature water? Washcloth or no washcloth? etc... Thanks
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on October 13, 2013
at 08:50 PM
This is why I started paleo in the first place, skin. I had such bad acne(lesions would be a better term) on my back and shoulders I could hardly sleep on it. I went months completely soap and shampoo free, with no odors, infections, or comments from people. I had to because I am allergic to all of it. So one day I gave it all up and threw it away. And now I am acne free. However, I eventually found a soap.
For skin washing get some sort of scrubber to exfoliate. I just used one of those Axe washers. I showered medium to semi cold temperatures because the hot water dried out my skin and again I am allergic to lotions and all that. For hair washing here are some interesting ones that worked for me. One just use your finger tips to clean the scalp. You can condition really well with braggs apple cider vinegar. But it smells weird while you are showering and if you workout and sweat you will smell it a little. The other method I used about twice a week: egg whites! It was perfect because I already just used raw yokes in a shake and tossed the whites. Rub them into your hair and leave them for about 20 minutes. Then hop in the shower to rinse them out (you do not need to use the apple cider vinegar after this.) My hair felt just like it did with shampoo. Some people do take time to readjust oil levels in their hair but the egg white method makes that barely noticeable and no one ever new I wasn't using any shampoo. Give it a try!
I am happy to say that I found a soap that has no adverse effects and actually comes in man scents like cedar, mint, and dragons blood. They even have a Sports soap bar. This was awesome as this particular genre generally caters to females.
Coconut oil or raw shea butter work great for lotion as well.
Good luck! @JosephR