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How Often Do You Really Need to Shampoo?

Maybe not as often as you think, dermatologists and stylists say.


Bogna McAndrew, an entrepreneur in London, quit shampooing her long, straight hair. She says her hair always looked best when it was a little dirty and she wished it could look that way when it was clean.

Six weeks after giving up shampoo, she said, "I love my hair now. I just didn't know there was any alternative to shampoo. I thought you just had to be a dirty hippie. I didn't know you could clean your hair any other way."

McAndrew uses a baking soda and water mixture once a week on her scalp, and she's learned about other shampoo alternatives including lemon juice and even beer.

"It has really opened my eyes," McAndrew says.


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