Shampoo is a Lie (for me...and maybe for you too??) 

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Why I haven't washed my hair in 5 years
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Johnny Harris
Johnny Harris 18 days ago
so I usually make videos about maps and international stuff but as you all can see lately i've been diving into all sorts of different topics (NFTs, icecream makers, shampoo). The reality is that I make my videos based on what is genuinely fascinating me at any moment. I'm glad you are all here along with me on this wild ride of trying to understand how things work. lots more stuff to come! -Johnny
Mela Cambiaso
Mela Cambiaso Hour ago
Ahora me lavo con champú sin parabenos, solo una vez a la semana. Mi pelo está precioso
Vegan V
Vegan V 2 hours ago
@Lizzie's Lukas , .. are use Olive oil soap. It’s natural. Thousands of years old 🌳🌾. In Greece 🇬🇷. Google it.. and it’s cheap !! I’m really good !!! Poor innocent animals. They did nothing wrong. They are innocent. Purely innocent. Over a burger et cetera. Five minute burger.... you can have vegan burgers and vegan chicken and vegan pizza and vegan tacos and vegan burritos and vegan curry....... and it’s good for you. Think about the victims. Not yourself..... It’s easy being a vegan. Don’t hurt animals. Simple. ✅👍 You can have vegan pizza and vegan curry and vegan burritos and vegan tacos and vegan ice cream.............. delicious vegan food on US-first.
Vegan V
Vegan V 2 hours ago
@••Saudovsty Vides•• .. are use Olive oil soap. It’s natural. Thousands of years old 🌳🌾. In Greece 🇬🇷. Google it.. and it’s cheap !! I’m really good !!! Poor innocent animals. They did nothing wrong. They are innocent. Purely innocent. Over a burger et cetera. Five minute burger.... you can have vegan burgers and vegan chicken and vegan pizza and vegan tacos and vegan burritos and vegan curry....... and it’s good for you. Think about the victims. Not yourself..... It’s easy being a vegan. Don’t hurt animals. Simple. ✅👍 You can have vegan pizza and vegan curry and vegan burritos and vegan tacos and vegan ice cream.............. delicious vegan food on US-first.
Nick S
Nick S 19 hours ago
Wait, do just rinse your hair real good with hot water in the shower? Or are we talking a shower cap type thing?
Serhat Donmez
i am not doing it since 20 years :)))
Ethan Forrester
Ethan Forrester 29 minutes ago
This but now apply this to literally everything else in society. Capitalism incentivizes this
Bellaoui Assil
Bellaoui Assil 29 minutes ago
6:54 the book he is talking about is called "The Power of Habits - Charles Duhhig"
Caro 42 minutes ago
good thing you don't have much
Urdhav Koch
Urdhav Koch 43 minutes ago
This would probably work in a no population world for every single person but considering this worked for him is really mind boggling. I don't know if this would work for me since I did stay not shampooing my head 1 week prior to have this recommended to me and that experience was the worst. That week was my worst week of my whole life. I was losing hair, my head was filled with dirt, grime, dandruff and was so itchy. So, not shampooing was the worst decision for me (emphasis on "ME") since it literally degraded my hair health.
Matt Washer
Matt Washer Hour ago
The film coating on your teeth robbing them of their whiteness is real, it’s called plaque. It is a mixture of food and bacteria clumped together which is responsible for tooth decay and gum disease.
Brande Lemke
Brande Lemke Hour ago
Brande Lemke
Brande Lemke Hour ago
Zo true
jimboid135 Hour ago
I literally never use shampoo. I clean my body with a bar of soap and that’s it
Mr Darko
Mr Darko 2 hours ago
These Commercial people could sue you because they will see you're destroying their money bags. PS: I don't use Shampoo I wash my hair with water ONLY.
Mr Darko
Mr Darko Hour ago
@nikois847 sometimes you need to check with doctor Who is specialized in such matters with skin, it could be skin Allergy or Eczema
nikois847 Hour ago
@Mr Darko I did that last time washed with water well and then used rose water. But I have some flakes dry skin I don't know how to remove them
Mr Darko
Mr Darko Hour ago
@nikois847 it depends on the type of your skin first, but for better results, it's preferably to use the oil (100% pure argan or almond oil) at least 2hours before washing you hair and better using middle-hot water while you wash your hair, otherwise you could wash your hair with only water and use after washing some Rose or Flowers Water
nikois847 Hour ago
@Mr Darko I was thinking to use argan oil or almond oil. But you first put the oil and then rinse with water ?
Mr Darko
Mr Darko Hour ago
@nikois847 I use flowers homemade oil, and for the dead skin I go to Sauna
Willy Luciano
Willy Luciano 2 hours ago
Sat here thinking "Dont have to buy a thing and have to do less things a day? FUCK YEAH ILL TRY IT" slowly coming to realize that im a mechanic. There are bad oils and dirt in my hair...
herishmerish 3 hours ago
Shampoo is for getting dirt out of your hair. If you have a blue collar job you know its not a "Lie". You will get dirt in your pillow and develop breathing problems and potentially asthma.
Watts 3 hours ago
ya i only wash my hair with shampoo when it gets a smell to it, usually after working out or sweat induced activities. even then i tend to just rinse really well and scrub really aggressively with water only. soap every day tho i aint gonna smell like shit lol
Zeemz 3 hours ago
Not a fan of the BetterHelp sponsorship, but otherwise great video👌
Ishryn 4 hours ago
Me : *bald* Also me *Interesting*
Mary Lova
Mary Lova 4 hours ago
Me watching this right after my shower with shampoo and conditioner 😂
Ailin Olivella
Ailin Olivella 4 hours ago
after seeing this I just want to say.... drop your hair routine !, we all want to know how we should start
Yoel Quevedo
Yoel Quevedo 4 hours ago
I always had that too throughtout all of highschool because I "couldn't find a shampoo that worked. I eventually did but I found that with no shampoo I also dont get that Kinda feel cheated that I had my hair like this bc of the products I used
metropolitan police
for anyone thinking of trying this, I'd recommend trying les oily hair products before committing to this: such as mouse, gel for shorter hair or a volumizer for longer hair
Ademar Junior
Ademar Junior 6 hours ago
Besides all you said. I would also say diet. A crappy diet can make you have a crappy hair
Flores 6 hours ago
Okay but i can't go more than two days without washing my hair/scalp because the oils and smell, itchiness and flakes start to make me feel like sh*t. With one day's worth of oil i can lubricate a V-6 engine lol and if I don't wash with shampoo my head smells like wet dog! Seriously, it stinks. 😵
Ved 7 hours ago
Am i the only one who uses shampoo and soap ONLY ? Without conditioner and some products and all ?
Pattie Prophet
Pattie Prophet 7 hours ago
Your great
Joey Cyzz
Joey Cyzz 7 hours ago
A shampoo ad poped out right after this video was finished lol
Polish guy
Polish guy 7 hours ago
I wash my hairs 1 a month and when I wash it more often or not at all then my hair are worse, bad, more dirty( yeah I know )... Idk my English is to bad to remember this word :|
Murad Ali
Murad Ali 7 hours ago
I use shampoo only after getting a haircut 💇‍.
strawberry 8 hours ago
this just makes me realize how dumb-looking most shampoo commercials are :DDD
olezha 8 hours ago
I’m bald why am I watching this
Chris Hunter
Chris Hunter 9 hours ago
just a little bit of shampoo works very well... using a bottle since 6 months now
Lisa Trombley
Lisa Trombley 9 hours ago
I haven't washed my hair in over a year, I quit using shampoo 5+ yrs ago. Best thing I've done for my hair
Lisa Trombley
Lisa Trombley 33 minutes ago
@nikois847 there's sort of a lot to what I do to my hair. The texture of your hair determines a lot. I have curly hair, so there's more I do than if you have straight hair. I use coconut oil daily, and I use my fingers and hands to 'clean' my hair. My husband has never complained of my hair having any bad odors, I do occasionally use baby powder especially if I've accidentally used too much oil. We have bonfires and that smell lingers in my hair so sometimes the hair gets a spray of perfume/body spray
nikois847 2 hours ago
How do you manage to cover the odor or flakes? I wanna try it too.
Ben G
Ben G 9 hours ago
*stops shampooing* Problem multi billion dollar conglomerates?
The Gorn
The Gorn 10 hours ago
Piekay 10 hours ago
Rye seems to be a good alternative for shampoo. It works for some people, at least
This is Faizan
This is Faizan 11 hours ago
If not shampoo then what you use to wash your hair?
Drunkass 8 hours ago
“Tea is packed with good-for-you nutrients that can help make damaged hair soft and shiny again. The antioxidants it contains work to remove buildup and help your hair absorb nourishing vitamins and minerals, as well as protect it from UV rays that can further damage and dry out strands.” Black tea seems to be the most popular option, but most of the teas are good as well.
Armel 11 hours ago
At last, someone like me! I haven't used shampoo for a long time. I just rinse it with water really well while massaging my scalp. My gf can't believe that i don't use shampoo because my hair is super smooth and looks so healthy😅 maybe it's genetic why some people need shampoo and others don't 😅
SierraAspen 11 hours ago
Every time I bought head and shoulders because my head was itchy 💀🤦🏽‍♀️😑
Nuryana Panaligan
Nuryana Panaligan 12 hours ago
I only wash my hair with Conditioner, no Shampoo. My scalp isn't dry anymore.
Dylan Rush
Dylan Rush 13 hours ago
What metric did you use to determine the problem being "1000 times worse for women"?
peace 13 hours ago
Any diy tips tho?
Drunkass 8 hours ago
Tea is packed with good-for-you nutrients that can help make damaged hair soft and shiny again. The antioxidants it contains work to remove buildup and help your hair absorb nourishing vitamins and minerals, as well as protect it from UV rays that can further damage and dry out strands.
EivenKim ちわ:D
EivenKim ちわ:D 14 hours ago
Humans are well known by trying to replace natural things with the artificial one just to make money out of it or, from pretending they bring back natural things again. One day we will be all in mars and doing like is edgy and trendybto live on earth
EivenKim ちわ:D
EivenKim ちわ:D 14 hours ago
I only use a soap bar for all (I am a woman)
Exodus Cypher
Exodus Cypher 14 hours ago
Your right, leave the HR to not offend others out. Speak the truth and call it what it is. Your right about what your said through and through. It makes sense and ads up. Awesome presentation minus the HR interjections
MikiGameplays 14 hours ago
i never in my life used conditioner,i did not know man use that ahaahahahaah WTF , that is new to me xD maybe know i have to try it one time
ThriftybyNature 14 hours ago
I use urine to wash my hair, it stopped my balding and it actually stimulates hair growth in my case.
Drunkass 8 hours ago
I don’t think it’s hygienic to use it every time you wash it. Try tea, it’s super good for the hair
Future Invest
Future Invest 15 hours ago
how does this man washes his hair if not shampoo
John Paul Riego
John Paul Riego 15 hours ago
I just use conditioner so my hair smells good.
Ангелина Суворова
I tried the no shampoo method while I was visiting my grandma in a village for like 2 months and nothing happened except my hair was starting to become dreads and I gave up But it did drastically reduce the amount of hair washes I have per week (from 4-5 times to just 2). So it’s definitely not for everyone, but it may at least help And also I’ve always wondered how those medieval people lived without shampoo. I guess they had bugs living in their hair, but not all of them right?
Joshua Peralta
Joshua Peralta 16 hours ago
I'll try this no shampoo thing
itsDezz Ray
itsDezz Ray 16 hours ago
Only my opinion ppl!!! But I think daily hair washing is a cultural thing. I've always wondered why white ppl washed their hair everyday. Seems like other measures could be taken to get rid of the excess oils. A couple of times in my life as a black woman I have been asked ( By white ppl) how do blk ppl not wash our hair daily in protective styles. Yes we wash our hair and like for him its not a everyone thing but maybe a majority thing. But its just not necessary to. I've always had so many questions.
bney 16 hours ago
This sort of reminds me of how the “blackheads” on your nose are seen as this horrible thing that you have to strip out of your skin when a lot of the time it’s just sebaceous filaments that everyone has and is totally normal, natural, and will always be there.
Agus Kamaludin
Agus Kamaludin 17 hours ago
Meanwhile I got a salloon ads
Galuh Puspita
Galuh Puspita 17 hours ago
masuk akal sih jaman dulu orang kan gak pake shampoo... mereka pake apa buat bersihin rambutnya ya?
Elliot Kane
Elliot Kane 17 hours ago
Yo I tried this. Lasted a week and felt like I had lice. Had to wash. Pro tip let the shampoo sit in hair while you wash rest of body. Then rinse last.
Elliot Kane
Elliot Kane 8 hours ago
@Drunkass 🤔
Drunkass 8 hours ago
Try washing it with tea instead of shampoo.
Emanuel Custo
Emanuel Custo 18 hours ago
But you didnt say HOW you wash and take care of your hair dude!
piwo 18 hours ago
This makes me think of the Yao women in guangxi. They only wash their hair once a week i believe and using plain water. I always felt that for me using shampoo is kind of a vicious circle that encourages to add more and more products. The thing is that I workout outside everyday in very hot weather so I never really considered not shampooing since my hair ends up super wet with sweat. But I will try to give it a go, just rinsing them thoroughly instead of shampooing.
daris taufiq
daris taufiq 18 hours ago
Im confused with the terminology of "washing" (pardon me, im not a native English speaker) in my understand "wash" is just let the water pour into our hair.. in my home we always "wash" but not always with shampoo.. when you said havent washed your hair.. my mind automatically think your hair havent touch water for five years which is... probably wrong.. right?
Sneaky NinjaKat
Sneaky NinjaKat 18 hours ago
I shampoo my scalp once a month and condition once a week. I have 4B and C hair so v different from straight/wavy
Minhaj SixByte
Minhaj SixByte 18 hours ago
i get the idea of oil but what about the dust from the roads and stuff.
Hazim Irsyad
Hazim Irsyad 19 hours ago
8:39 damn my life is a lie
Andydv68 19 hours ago
Two weeks into giving up shampoo (still washing hair with water + scrubbing) and am never going back to using shampoo.
BatataFria 20 hours ago
Blonde don draper?
Jacob Shaw
Jacob Shaw 20 hours ago
What about the beard though 😞
legal illegal
legal illegal 20 hours ago
but but how to wash our hair clean😂😂😂
FrownyMascot 20 hours ago
Rhaegar Blackfyre
Rhaegar Blackfyre 20 hours ago
I wash my hair maybe 5 times a year and that might be a generous number. People are usually shocked if the topic of shampoo is mentioned and I inform them i've had the same bottle for 5 years. lol
Earl Cedric Mediavillo
Now that I think about it, I don't use anything on my hair when I was younger. I only started using shampoo and conditioner because my hair isn't fragrant
Jeff Baker
Jeff Baker 21 hour ago
This is like an Onion video.
Jahn Xavier Bonfiglio
This sounds like my life, and since my hair is very fine, I washed it almost every day. My hair always looked good, but had no real body, and just laid flat across my head. In my 50s, I am now going through recovery from a back injury, and I began washing my hair less and less often. For the first few weeks, I was really self-conscious, but after a few more weeks - when I didn't even want to leave the house, because I was certain my hair looked awful - I started to look in the mirror, and dammit, my hair looked GOOD. The dandruff, flaking and dryness I had endured for a lifetime had disappeared as if by magic, and my hair had a fullness and body to it that I had never experienced. I am loving it. I run water over it in the shower, and that's it. Also, I have reduced the temperature of the water. I am certain the super-hot water I was shampooing with every single day - for decades - added to my scalp problems. Also, your comments on therapy are dead-on. Love your channel. Cheers!
Marina 21 hour ago
I wash my hair 3 times a week and overall it looks nice. I tie it up on the days I don't use shampoo. It's long down to my waist, although it's thin and just a little dry from the middle to its ends but only because I don't take care of it that much as I should since I've been dyeing it for about 20 years. As for the rest, it looks and feels fine, really soft and smooth. The longer your hair is, the dryer its ends will be, IT'S NORMAL because by that point it's just dead hair, you just have to trim it instead of using 3495 products for broken ends that won't work or that will fix it cosmetically (and partially) but not from the inside out as companies say, that's a complete lie. Whatever people put in their bodies when they eat is key, but genetics have a lot to do in the matter. If you don't have a proper healthy diet with all the nutrients your body needs, your hair, skin and so many other aspects in your body will always be messed up. Plus, your hair is different from other people's hair, so it will never look like the model of the commercial, also because it has been stylized for the commercial. People need to accept themselves a little more and focus on those things that are worth the energy invested. And accept diversity because we will never look the way other people look. We don't have to.
Vitor Miranda Bertani
Brazilian Indigenous use extracts and oils of vegetables to also clean hair, so technically properly cleaning your hair is important, it is part of natural human behavior. However, I agree about these industrial chemicals that we use, instead of extracts directly from nature
rosyid abdurrahman
rosyid abdurrahman 22 hours ago
what about smell? how does your scalp smell? i shampoo every other day, when i'm feeling brave i'm like yeah natural oil is good maybe i'll shampoo tomorrow, then tomorrow comes my head is all itchy, and every few minutes i would get a whiff of my own scalp and oh do they smell, are you telling me that in your case after 3 weeks the oiliness is gone? what about itchyness and smell?
ruanfernando 22 hours ago
What do you actually do with your hair then? Just let the water go through it? Even if you work out and are all sweaty?
Zoggere 22 hours ago
I recommend using nizoral which is an actual medicine, instead of head and shoulders or palm tree oil, nizoral has really helped me almost instantly with my dandruff.
TheRathead80 23 hours ago
I hadn't washed for for two years prior to having my girlfriend move in with me. When she questioned why I didn't wash my hair I told her why. I had no dandruff either. He'll I strayed from using alot of soap and only took cold showers. Had no pimples no dandruff nothing. She started forcing me to use shampoo and shit. The only time I'd soap my hair was if I did really dirty work where I would get literal shit on me. But never shampoo. And my hair was great. Now I hate my hair and want rid of it.
F1rstxDz 1
F1rstxDz 1 23 hours ago
How many times do you Shower / shampoo a week ? I wanna know about people all around the world !!
DDG B 23 hours ago
Head and shoulders does really work for me tho
Afaq Day ago
How many no poos are out there? 🤔 (I think we might need a new name for this btw)
mkrnkv Day ago
I heard about this idea before, the people who tried it were in about a month adaptation to this no-shampoo life or so. And yeah, then their hair became naturally healthy. Anyways, that's a great topic to have a conversation about. Plus I agree on the point of questioning our habits, that were mostly created by the corporations. Now I even feel inspired to try it myself. Thanks for sharing!! I hope more and more people will be soon waking up from this marketing propaganda everywhere and finally coming to their true-self.
mido eldeeb
mido eldeeb Day ago
" And if I'm saying this as a man in this society it's a thousand times worse for women " damn , that's so deep if you think about it.
typical girl
typical girl Day ago
got a ad of shampoo in between 😐
Fee Day ago
“Cold turkey” 😂 never thought I’d hear someone say “stopping cold turkey” re: shampoo 😂😂😂😂
Fee Day ago
BRO There is very much a dangerous coating on your teeth it will literally rot your teeth if you don’t brush. ALL toothpastes sort that out but don’t try your hair method with teeth please
Red Panda X-Wing _
When you talk about toothpaste around 7:40, I was so happy, cause I eat apples and everyone's like : How the fuck your teeth look so clean ?
william Day ago
Went through the exact same thing. Now I shampoo about 2-3 times a week mainly to clean off sweat, dirt, excess oil etc. The important thing here is to find a routine that works for u
Nick Dziwanowski
I love all your videos about how marketing has fucked our society. I love all the other ones, too.
G L 1 T C H
G L 1 T C H Day ago
He speakin fax but i have a guy in my class who washes his head once a week and smells like shit.
Be Memorable
Be Memorable Day ago
wait, now you are complaining about capitalism? what are you some kinda communist?
My dad uses Irish Spring soap to wash his hair and it's always fluffy.
Nathan Edge
Nathan Edge Day ago
Didn't wash my hair for 3 years and yes your right
shane nelson
shane nelson Day ago
The best condition my hair has ever been was after not showing for 4 weeks when I was in the military. When I was finally able to shower it felt amazing.
Sarah Day ago
As a black person with afro hair I only wash my hair every 2 months and then use protective styles...natural oils are the best thing.....
Gabriel A. Zorrilla
Greasy Harris.
I got a shampoo advertisement right in middle of this video.🙄
ottoman fall
ottoman fall Day ago
Pause: then click 9:09 and have some FREEDOM !!
Robert Bailey
I’ve only used conditioner to wash my hair for years now, and I used to get a super dry scalp and I would snow with dandruff As well. I tried head and shoulders but that only made it worse. So oddly, I just tried not washing my hair ever day, and when I do, only with conditioner. Since then I’ve had no issues at all with my hair and it’s been extremely healthy
Aolah Day ago
Thank you dove men for putting an ad in this video.
Ryouga Hibiki
Surely you need to wash your scalp every now and then. Like when you get sand/dirt fall in there. What do you use? Soap or just water and a fine comb?
Steve Hendrickson
So what does he do? Just rinse?
Advaith Shankar
When i shampoo, my hair becomes so dry. I personally ( *personally* ) like some oil in my hair coz if not then its gonna be itchy to me ( *to me* )
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