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Old 07-27-2012, 08:01 AM   #31
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Becky, the vinegar treatment is great for getting some of the ickies out of my hair (from gel, mousse, etc.). I try to do that every several weeks. Plus it helps my curls to get a bit bouncy again.

I just use conditioner to "wash" my hair. It can take a couple of weeks to get used to it because some people view the "oil" as bad, but it's just the hair's natural oils coming back. Alot of people are skeeved by not using shampoo, but the only thing shampoo has that conditioner doesn't, is the stuff that makes the bubbles. Which makes us feel clean. The bubble stuff strips the hair of natural oils. I haven't used shampoo in years and anyone who trims my hair says it always looks healthy.

Awesome that you use silicone free stuff, too!
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Old 07-27-2012, 08:47 AM   #32
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PJ, I googled and found your grandmother's stuff - it comes in a box and has a blonde chick on it - is that the one? I posted on the DE thread and hope some of the suggestions will be carried at either Netrition or our local VS store.
If you Googled "Nature's Plus Ultra Hair", yes, that's the one. I guess they changed their packaging. The old boxes had a brunette.
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Old 07-27-2012, 08:55 AM   #33
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I am on week 3 of no shampoo using baking soda/water to clean and acv to rinse. I have 2 teen daughters that have done this and one had particularly oily (and very long) hair, but she made it through the transformation and is loving it. They've been doing hot sweaty field work the last few weeks and after their showers their hair looks clean so that convinced me to try it.

My hair is super dry (hypothyroid) and extra kinky in high humidity. (Before I was diagnosed I had super straight smooth hair that tended to be oily.) I had tried many 'natural' and/or organic shampoos and nothing made my hair look good and it was actually getting worse. Now it's back to being mostly smooth and not so frizzy though a really humid day will make some frizzies come out. It does look thinner though....the frizz helped to 'fill' it out. LOL
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Old 07-27-2012, 12:22 PM   #34
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Becky, the vinegar treatment is great for getting some of the ickies out of my hair (from gel, mousse, etc.). I try to do that every several weeks. Plus it helps my curls to get a bit bouncy again.

I just use conditioner to "wash" my hair. It can take a couple of weeks to get used to it because some people view the "oil" as bad, but it's just the hair's natural oils coming back. Alot of people are skeeved by not using shampoo, but the only thing shampoo has that conditioner doesn't, is the stuff that makes the bubbles. Which makes us feel clean. The bubble stuff strips the hair of natural oils. I haven't used shampoo in years and anyone who trims my hair says it always looks healthy.

Awesome that you use silicone free stuff, too!
I decided last night to use the last of my Lush bar shampoo (didn't want to throw it out as that stuff ain't cheap)! The only reason I don't like it is it has SLS in it and I didn't know this when I bought it . So I suds up, rince and get out of the tub then I decide I need some conditioning so I get some coconut oil (not a lot...or so I thought) and run it through my hair, I combed it and zonked out. I wake up with hair that could have held dreadlocks, it was clean for sure but sooooo "clumpy" and kinda greasy. I re-shampooed this morning in the shower with my SLS free stuff and conditioned with a very little bit of coconut oil, my hair feels much better! Can't wait to get my DE in, my husband is ordering it from amazon for me.....please let it help my hair!!!
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Old 12-23-2014, 07:10 AM   #35
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Reviving this old thread because my hair is falling out so badly. It has always shed more in colder weather but it's alarming how much is falling out now. I have taken biotin for a long time because I have problems with thinning hair anyway. About a year ago I stopped covering my grey and am full on silver now which I love but at this rate of shedding I'm afraid I'll be bald soon!
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Old 12-23-2014, 07:29 AM   #36
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Mine falls out when my thyroid is off and/or my meds need adjusting.
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Old 12-23-2014, 09:46 AM   #37
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I started taking diametateous earth and it has reduced my hair fall dramatically. There's a whole thread on it here:

Silica supplementation (diatomaceous earth)
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Old 12-23-2014, 04:13 PM   #38
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I started taking diametateous earth and it has reduced my hair fall dramatically. There's a whole thread on it here:

Silica supplementation (diatomaceous earth)
I have some but I'm afraid to try it again. Last time after a week I got the shingles I know it more than likely wasn't from that but my worry is it was some form of die off and I'm too chicken to go through those terrible things again. I may get brave enough to try if the loss gets much worse.
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