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Nancy Reading wrote:Next step soapless, which will be more of a challenge. Getting past the bad body odour possibilities, so I need a plan for this!


I recommend to go boldly forward and just see what results you get!  No plan necessary.  Of course, everybody is different, both in preferences and in body chemistry, but I a suspect most of your apprehension is just in your head.

When I first abandoned the use of soap in the shower - more than a few years ago now - it was the easiest thing I ever did.  No greasy transition period, no increased body odor.  Just one less step for the same results.  Lots of hot water!  That's what I recommend for your plan : )

Having said that, I take showers.  You bathe.  I can't personally attest to how that might change the dynamics and affect your results.
 
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Nancy, since you liked my 1 year update from a year ago here’s another.

My hair only really gets washed now if it gets really dirty, smoke or major dust, even then hot water only.
It’s still just past shoulder length, it reached terminal length about 10 years ago..

If I working on the bikes and get greasy, I’m as likely to got for the dish detergent as for the hand soap but I try to wear gloves.

I shower dailyish with just hot water, deodorant is just one of those rock crystals (lasts for months!) and comb hair twice every day.
I clean my comb as I go, as it does gather sebum deposits.

My only ‘conventional’ practices are dental, brush twice a day and floss when I remember and cream for my psoriasis. The cream is basically a moisturiser with vitamin D (Calcipotriol / Dovonex).
 
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