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    Posted: January 28 2006 at 3:01pm
Hi,
Has anyone ever used "waterless" or "no rinse" shampoos or body washes? I had  a friend who cared for her elderly grandmother and I remembered her mentioning that product a couple of years ago. I never asked if it was effective.
I thought it might be an interesting alternative to not washing my hair daily or using up my water to wash my hair. I just wonder if it leaves any kind of residue or if the hair feels greasy or sticky in any way??

Let me know if you or anyone you know has ever heard of it/used it!
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We had some for camping, but don't think we ever used it. However, this morning I didn't have time to wash my hair before attending a convention and I sprinkled baby powder in it and then brushed it out. The baby powder absorbed some oil and made my hair "last" longer... Libby
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These products were used on me when I was bed ridden...they aren't something I would recommend beyond one, in-between, normal shampoo.  BTW, baby powder is as effective IMO.

IF pandemic hits I am going to shave my head.  No joke.  I have already planned it and I have long hair.  No worries about keeping it up or clean.  No worry about virus parking itself on my hair.  No worry about maintaining it if I am one of the unlucky ones infected.  It just seems like the best solution to me.  I am not a vain person & don't plan on being out in public anyway so what's the dif?

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I heard that waterless soap is highly recommended for this situation, although I don't have any. 
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not only that they are expensive.....I have used them...in my younger days..lol...when i did not have kids..i used the conditioner...hair now shoulder lenght and straight..i would rather have regular stuff...

This is one of the things i lake in preps..but pine needles boiled in water are great for shampoo..and leaves in water..toilet paper...woohoo

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Millie....the baby powder does work.   My husband was in traction in the hospital for three months years ago and that is what I used on his hair. 

I bought a large bag of baby wipes today....they will come in handy if you can't bathe.  I saw a camping shower at KMart that I am considering buying.  I think it was around $16.00.  I could never go days without showing.  UGH!
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I totally agree! I can't imagine not showing for days at a time. I may have to look into getting a camping shower.  Baby wipes are a good idea too.
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Originally posted by SophiaZoe SophiaZoe wrote:

IF pandemic hits I am going to shave my head.  No joke.  I have already planned it and I have long hair. 

I dont know what you look like but Im having visions of Demi Moore in GI Jane dancing through my head....

 

 

MMMMMMMM Demi Moore

I'm not afraid, I'm paranoid. Dont talk too loud, they are listening.
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Ooh Rah Master Chief!

While I certainly don't look like Demi I did my stint in a "man's world".  It takes steel in the back bone, clear vision, & the determination to do what has to be done.  The very things I plan to use to tackle AI with no intent to fail.

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Oh! Hey!;

Right there with all of you!

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meewee, I have the feeling that you and I together would be a force to be reckoned with!
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You go girls. Go forth and be reckoned with.
I'm not afraid, I'm paranoid. Dont talk too loud, they are listening.
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Sophie! What about going with a full mohawK?  

I like the way you think. 

I might go with full war paint like on Predator.     

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I thought I was the only one with the shaving of the head idea!  I too have long hair and as much as I love it, I will shave my head as bald as a cue ball! I will do whatever it takes to beat Bird Flu, ( and Cooties!)
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I have used the baby powder trick but it only last for a day or so then you really neded to wash your hair.   I plan on a baby wipes daily plus rain water for washing my hair.  I will use a large  tarpe for water collection over a large garbage can    

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I have gotten 5 cases of babywipes.  I have a 17 month old little girl and we use them for everything.  Babywipes will store better then TP and they always stay wet if they are closed up good.  So, I could use them to wash off, wash hands, clean up spills and even in the bathroom.
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Don't spend $$ on baby wipes.   Do this instead.   Cut a roll of paper towels in half.  Put the half roll in a zip-lock plastic bag.  Add a little baby shampoo (or baby wash) and a little baby oil.   It's the same as baby wipes but whole lot cheaper.
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I better stock up on some more baby wipes.  I can't rely on rain water here in OK, we have had rain once (not a measureable amount even)  in the past 100+ days.
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Originally posted by Margo Margo wrote:

Don't spend $$ on baby wipes.   Do this instead.   Cut a roll of paper towels in half.  Put the half roll in a zip-lock plastic bag.  Add a little baby shampoo (or baby wash) and a little baby oil.   It's the same as baby wipes but whole lot cheaper.

They have a new scott towel out and they are half the size of the ones you pull off a normal roll and not a bad price..I found this out when I bought the wrong kind..but glad I found them...

I have 36 tubes of toothepaste and several spare tooth brushes..I have also stocked up on soap about 50 bars so far..tons of laundry detergent..and baby powder..I really have to get some shampoo...I have some but not as much as what i would like...

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We got a lot of soap and shampoo 10 bottles of shampoo. 200 oz  bottles and the soap is dial and dove soap.

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