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No Soap in the Bath

Commented on October 13, 2013
Created October 13, 2013 at 2:25 AM

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 11:04 PM

That is why your skin and hair get oily after a time of no cleaning agents. But soon it evens itself out and becomes balanced. Your best bet is experimentation but don't expect an overnight fix. It took the better part of a month for my skin to balance and heal again. All while doing essentially the most natural, gentle, chemical free things I could do. Sometimes the things we use to aid a problem, are the problem.

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on October 13, 2013
at 11:01 PM

I can't say this is something I have dealt with before but I will do my best. I know that the harsher I treated my skin the worse it got. If I over exfoliated, more than twice a week, or scrubbed to hard I would just end up with sore irritated skin that eventually got worse. Going gluten free was essential. I've heard stuff such as lemon juice dabbed on skin, vitamin b5 and zinc, or using jojoba oil to loosen up pores. A lot of oil problems concerning hair and skin come down to the cleaning agents we use stripping us of sebum oil and the body fighting to put it back.

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on October 13, 2013
at 09:47 PM

How do you think i could go about getting rid of sebaceous fillaments aka clogged pores without the use of soap? Im guessing exfoliation with a washcloth or something?

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on October 13, 2013
at 09:32 PM

You are welcome! That Zum soap really is great. Let me know if you have any more questions.

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on October 13, 2013
at 09:29 PM

Thanks for this!

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on October 13, 2013
at 02:38 AM

It is a new concept to me. Why would you skip using soap?

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on October 13, 2013
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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

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