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

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    1. Johnny Harris

      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

      1. Mela Cambiaso

        Ahora me lavo con champú sin parabenos, solo una vez a la semana. Mi pelo está precioso

      2. Vegan V

        @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 KGup.

      3. Vegan V

        @••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 KGup.

      4. Nick S

        Wait, do just rinse your hair real good with hot water in the shower? Or are we talking a shower cap type thing?

      5. Serhat Donmez

        i am not doing it since 20 years :)))

    2. Caro

      good thing you don't have much

    3. Urdhav Koch

      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.

    4. Matt Washer

      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.

    5. Brande Lemke

      So TRUEE

    6. Brande Lemke

      Zo true

    7. jimboid135

      I literally never use shampoo. I clean my body with a bar of soap and that’s it

    8. Mr Darko

      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.

      1. Mr Darko

        @nikois847 sometimes you need to check with doctor Who is specialized in such matters with skin, it could be skin Allergy or Eczema

      2. nikois847

        @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

      3. Mr Darko

        @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

      4. nikois847

        @Mr Darko I was thinking to use argan oil or almond oil. But you first put the oil and then rinse with water ?

      5. Mr Darko

        @nikois847 I use flowers homemade oil, and for the dead skin I go to Sauna

    9. Willy Luciano

      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...

    10. herishmerish

      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.

    11. Watts

      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

    12. Zeemz

      Not a fan of the BetterHelp sponsorship, but otherwise great video👌

    13. Ishryn

      Me : *bald* Also me *Interesting*

    14. Mary Lova

      Me watching this right after my shower with shampoo and conditioner 😂

    15. Ailin Olivella

      after seeing this I just want to say.... drop your hair routine !, we all want to know how we should start

    16. Yoel Quevedo

      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

    17. 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

    18. Ademar Junior

      Besides all you said. I would also say diet. A crappy diet can make you have a crappy hair

    19. Flores

      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. 😵

    20. Ved

      Am i the only one who uses shampoo and soap ONLY ? Without conditioner and some products and all ?

    21. Pattie Prophet

      Your great

    22. Joey Cyzz

      A shampoo ad poped out right after this video was finished lol

    23. Polish guy

      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 :|

    24. Murad Ali

      I use shampoo only after getting a haircut 💇‍.

    25. strawberry

      this just makes me realize how dumb-looking most shampoo commercials are :DDD

    26. olezha

      I’m bald why am I watching this

    27. Chris Hunter

      just a little bit of shampoo works very well... using a bottle since 6 months now

    28. Lisa Trombley

      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

      1. nikois847

        How do you manage to cover the odor or flakes? I wanna try it too.

    29. Ben G

      *stops shampooing* Problem multi billion dollar conglomerates?

    30. The Gorn


    31. Piekay

      Rye seems to be a good alternative for shampoo. It works for some people, at least

    32. This is Faizan

      If not shampoo then what you use to wash your hair?

      1. Drunkass

        “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.

    33. Armel

      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 😅

    34. SierraAspen

      Every time I bought head and shoulders because my head was itchy 💀🤦🏽‍♀️😑

    35. Nuryana Panaligan

      I only wash my hair with Conditioner, no Shampoo. My scalp isn't dry anymore.

    36. Dylan Rush

      What metric did you use to determine the problem being "1000 times worse for women"?

    37. peace

      Any diy tips tho?

      1. Drunkass

        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.

    38. EivenKim ちわ:D

      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

    39. EivenKim ちわ:D

      I only use a soap bar for all (I am a woman)

    40. Exodus Cypher

      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

    41. MikiGameplays

      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

    42. ThriftybyNature

      I use urine to wash my hair, it stopped my balding and it actually stimulates hair growth in my case.

      1. Drunkass

        I don’t think it’s hygienic to use it every time you wash it. Try tea, it’s super good for the hair

    43. Future Invest

      how does this man washes his hair if not shampoo

    44. John Paul Riego

      I just use conditioner so my hair smells good.

    45. 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?

    46. Joshua Peralta

      I'll try this no shampoo thing

    47. itsDezz Ray

      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.

    48. bney

      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.

    49. Agus Kamaludin

      Meanwhile I got a salloon ads

    50. Galuh Puspita

      masuk akal sih jaman dulu orang kan gak pake shampoo... mereka pake apa buat bersihin rambutnya ya?

    51. Elliot Kane

      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.

      1. Elliot Kane

        @Drunkass 🤔

      2. Drunkass

        Try washing it with tea instead of shampoo.

    52. Emanuel Custo

      But you didnt say HOW you wash and take care of your hair dude!

    53. piwo

      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.

    54. daris taufiq

      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?

    55. Sneaky NinjaKat

      I shampoo my scalp once a month and condition once a week. I have 4B and C hair so v different from straight/wavy

    56. Minhaj SixByte

      i get the idea of oil but what about the dust from the roads and stuff.

    57. Hazim Irsyad

      8:39 damn my life is a lie

    58. Andydv68

      Two weeks into giving up shampoo (still washing hair with water + scrubbing) and am never going back to using shampoo.

    59. BatataFria

      Blonde don draper?

    60. Jacob Shaw

      What about the beard though 😞

    61. legal illegal

      but but how to wash our hair clean😂😂😂

    62. FrownyMascot


    63. Rhaegar Blackfyre

      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

    64. 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

    65. Jeff Baker

      This is like an Onion video.

    66. 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!

    67. Marina

      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.

    68. 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

    69. rosyid abdurrahman

      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?

    70. ruanfernando

      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?

    71. Zoggere

      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.

    72. TheRathead80

      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.

    73. F1rstxDz 1

      How many times do you Shower / shampoo a week ? I wanna know about people all around the world !!

    74. DDG B

      Head and shoulders does really work for me tho

    75. Afaq

      How many no poos are out there? 🤔 (I think we might need a new name for this btw)

    76. mkrnkv

      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.

    77. mido eldeeb

      " 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.

    78. typical girl

      got a ad of shampoo in between 😐

    79. Fee

      “Cold turkey” 😂 never thought I’d hear someone say “stopping cold turkey” re: shampoo 😂😂😂😂

    80. Fee

      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

    81. 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 ?

    82. william

      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


    84. Nick Dziwanowski

      I love all your videos about how marketing has fucked our society. I love all the other ones, too.

    85. G L 1 T C H

      He speakin fax but i have a guy in my class who washes his head once a week and smells like shit.

    86. Be Memorable

      wait, now you are complaining about capitalism? what are you some kinda communist?

    87. kazenosakura151

      My dad uses Irish Spring soap to wash his hair and it's always fluffy.

    88. Nathan Edge

      Didn't wash my hair for 3 years and yes your right

    89. shane nelson

      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.

    90. Sarah

      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.....

    91. Gabriel A. Zorrilla

      Greasy Harris.


      I got a shampoo advertisement right in middle of this video.🙄

    93. ottoman fall

      Pause: then click 9:09 and have some FREEDOM !!

    94. 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

    95. Aolah

      Thank you dove men for putting an ad in this video.

    96. 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?

    97. Steve Hendrickson

      So what does he do? Just rinse?

    98. 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* )

    99. Ake tparsyaa

      well, my dad doesn't use shampoo but he uses family soap bar for his scalp 🤣. Seriously, he is 57 now, still has no grey hair, idk if that's one of the factors.

    100. IamMe

      But do you still shower? Or do you cover your hair then?