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 Post subject: No soap or shampoo for 1 month: better skin
PostPosted: Sun May 25, 2014 7:27 am 
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I'm sure most of us have been reading about the wonders of good gut bacteria recently.

Well, now a small startup has a bacterial solution that looks, smells, tastes like water that they hope will reduce the need for soap and shampoo. The bacteria in it are natural and eat ammonia, which is what makes sweat stink. The bacteria also do some other healthy things.

One of the women in their study is a journalist and she decided to write about her experience not using soap, only this solution for a month.

Her hair got a little greasy, but a few of her skin problems cleared up.

Having recently gotten into the whole gut bacteria thing and making water kefir at home I found the article to be very interesting.




My No-Soap, No-Shampoo, Bacteria-Rich Hygiene Experiment

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/05/25/magaz ... .html?_r=0

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 Post subject: Re: No soap or shampoo for 1 month: better skin
PostPosted: Sun May 25, 2014 2:28 pm 
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beforewisdom wrote:
I'm sure most of us have been reading about the wonders of good gut bacteria recently.

I don't think so.

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 Post subject: Re: No soap or shampoo for 1 month: better skin
PostPosted: Sun May 25, 2014 2:33 pm 
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Why is this in the Parlor? I pmed you about this once but I didn't get a reply so i'll say publicly: please look at all of the different subforums we have before posting because i'm tired of moving your threads around.

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 Post subject: Re: No soap or shampoo for 1 month: better skin
PostPosted: Sun May 25, 2014 2:37 pm 
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I've seen some stuff about poo transplants. That's kind of wonderous-gut-bacteria-ish? I would hope that's not what is in the washing solution though.

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 Post subject: Re: No soap or shampoo for 1 month: better skin
PostPosted: Sun May 25, 2014 3:55 pm 
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it's not ammonia that makes sweat smell. But it's an interesting article. Thanks for linking!

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 Post subject: Re: No soap or shampoo for 1 month: better skin
PostPosted: Sun May 25, 2014 4:00 pm 
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ftr: I haven't used shampoo in 7 years, and I only use soap when I've got something to wash off (usually bike grease). it's not bacteria that you need, but generally reasonable hygiene. shower, scrub, and be merry sans-soap!

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 Post subject: Re: No soap or shampoo for 1 month: better skin
PostPosted: Sun May 25, 2014 11:16 pm 
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mrsbadmouth wrote:
Why is this in the Parlor? I pmed you about this once but I didn't get a reply so i'll say publicly: please look at all of the different subforums we have before posting because i'm tired of moving your threads around.


It isn't a product for sale yet, it didn't seem to fit into vegan nutrition/health, and the experiment was in the news.

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PostPosted: Mon May 26, 2014 5:31 am 
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Pictures!

http://6thfloor.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/ ... r-28-days/

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