Friday, November 5, 2010

Friend Friday - To Soap or not to Soap

Katy of Modly Chic is so kind to have started Fashion Friend Friday where she asks participants five questions to answer. This week, the questions are soap, shampoo and deodorant related. Sounds bubbly!

1. The move to do away with soap, shampoo and deodorant has been
growing in popularity in the last year. What are your thoughts on this
I've seen this done, in Oregon, by Birkenstock wearing females who did not shave their armpits. And you know what, I could smell them. I'm sure they're lovely giving people, orrrrrr....they could be terrorists. I can't stand close enough to tell!

2. Be honest how often do you wash your own hair?
Every single day. Really. I may have a random day every couple of months that I don't, but for the most part, every day. And the people that have to look at me every day, thank me!

3. Have you tried to go the more natural route by forgoing shampoo?
What happened? Or would you be tempted to try it?
NEVER. Never even crossed my mind. In fact, just the other day I was mentioning to my husband a new shampoo I'd like to try. No temptation here.

4. What products do you use and have you ever gone with more organic
I regularly use Pantene. I LOVE it! I've tried to go organic with Burt's Bees shampoo and conditioner and honestly, I hated it. My hair felt so greasy really quickly (and my hair tends to the dry side).

5. What about that daily shower? Would you forgo that opting to shower
three times a week instead?
ABSOLUTELY NOT! Seriously, I have to shower every day. Maybe it's my age or how I was brought up, but for me, that's just good grooming. I have to have a daily shower.

This was a bit of an interesting Friend Friday for me. I'm really not that familiar with the no soap or shampooing trend. I don't know why I'm not more familiar, I love Asheville and that's like another Oregon or Seattle, Washington (all three of these places I love by the way!). So there you have it, I'm normally happy to embrace healthy changes. This one however, I'm keeping at arms' length.


  1. I'm totally with you on the daily showering and shampoo. Granted, because of my texture of hair (african american hair), it only allows me to shampoo once a week, I could never give that up! And the showers, I have to shower everyday, even if its just to sit in the house! LOL


  2. In the winter, I have such dry skin that I will sometimes go 2-3 days without a shower. What I substitute is an "oil bath", like I would sometimes give my babies. I'm left feeling clean and glowing, without the ITCH.

  3. Fierce.....thanks for visiting! I'm returning the sweetness! If I didn't wash my hair about every wouldn't be a good thing. At. All.

    Terri, I can certainly understand that...that's something that I'm not crazy about regarding winter, my skin tends to be dry. But baby oil all over my skin makes me break out. Thank goodness for Nivea! ~Serene


Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment! ~Serene