Originally Posted by karliejaye
All I want to do is try to be more conscious in my living, and this is one thing to try! For now I am (and have been for about 5 weeks) using Dr Bronners castille Soap. Still considered a bit harsh by some of the "pure crunchies" it has much less impact on the environment (it can be used when backpacking) and when only used a few times per week it doesn't strip the beneficial oils.
Okay, I am not sure what more conscious living is (?). The largest insult to the environment from shampoo is not the contents - its the bottle. I use castille soap on my horses (no residue), and have taken it camping..good stuff...but it doesn't exactly leave your hair feeling squeeky clean. It also comes in a paper wrapper, not a plastic container.
In the plus column for those that wish to never wash their hair is the fact that lice is not attracted to oily, unclean hair.
Poor egyptians, they didn't get that memo...so they shaved their heads....which would really
eliminate the need for shampoo!