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24th-Jun-2010 10:54 pm
OK, I know that all of my friends think I have gone crazy.  I have specifically selected friends from among those who *would* think ideas like the ones that are possessing me are crazy!  :-) Please don't be shy about feedback. Recently, lariss did me a favor of going off on a rant about raw milk.  (The jury is still way out on that). Before I adopt these radical notions, I need to get them past as many  filters of logic and reason as I can. So, call me names, ask me questions, make me defend my views, put me on trial.  I will repeat this message from time to time to make sure no man is left behind.

1. We've been making soda for some time now with sodastream.com . They send you a little carbonation device and a selection of syrups. The result is absolutely delightful.  Well, since I started Paleo, my taste for sugar has plummeted.  I can't stand almost anything that's sweet.  It really grosses me out. Water is better than soda, but boring. Today I found a delightful idea: carbonated water with lemon juice!  Unbelievably delightful. I'll be trying other juices next!  I imagine, grape & pomegranate are going to be a good idea.

2. OK, this is a crazy one.  Heard of "poo-less"? People decided shampoos are evil. Don't get me wrong. I am pretty sure I hate 99% of those people. But I also happen to think that shampoos, though lacking the morality of any sort, overdry our hair and are marketed for daily use, which is clearly inappropriate (this claim supported by every hairstylist I've ever visited). Well, poo-less people say that if you quit using shampoo and put up with the horrid mess that results for a few weeks, your hair will start doing the job on its own.  Poo-less people use water, occasionally baking soda on roots, someone suggested coconut oil on the ends (makes a lot of sense, actually), and a vinegar solution for dandruff, if it's a problem at all.  Can't say much about the latter (I do have horrible dandruff, so I'll have to try it soon) but I did try the baking soda/coconut oil.

It was amazing.  My scalp is singing! We'll see how I look in the morning.  I used coconut oil for shaving, too, as someone suggested, and that was predictably very very nice.
25th-Jun-2010 11:52 am (UTC)
Yeah, I've heard about poolessness before. libbet42 did an experiment on it a couple years back if I recall. I also remember some story from someone years ago when she was hiking through Europe that she noticed that after a while her hair went into self-cleaning mode. So it's not completely off the wall. Never heard of the coconut oil thing. Maybe I'll give it a shot.
25th-Jun-2010 01:11 pm (UTC)
With regards to "no-poo" - yeah, it's for real, and it can work. I never went completely no-poo, but was down to washing about once a week and it was lovely. My hair grew about six inches past what I thought was its terminal length just due to less shampoo.
25th-Jun-2010 02:04 pm (UTC)
My mom has curly hair and swears by this stuff:
It smells really great and you can use it every day - I can't say one way or the other because I'm not at the point yet where I can spend that much money on myself, but maybe someday...
And please don't drink raw milk, that's just gross:
25th-Jun-2010 03:18 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I am taking the raw milk thing off the table, I think. The link you provided was excellent - I subscribed to that blog - looks like a great resource!
30th-Jun-2010 03:13 am (UTC)
I stopped using soap a few months ago, and my skin is much softer now. I still haven't made the transition to no 'poo, but that's next on the list. I also shave and use coconut oil as moisturizer. It's fantastic. :)
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