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

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Johnny Harris

6 күн мурун

Why I haven't washed my hair in 5 years
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Johnny Harris
Johnny Harris 5 күн мурун
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
tempest031 3 саат мурун
Well shampoo comes from Hindi word "champi" for oil ; Just use a healthy sparse layer of coconut oil, rub your scalp and take a shower , no dandruff, no flaky dry skin.
Michael Warren
Michael Warren 4 саат мурун
Use a bit of vinegar to soften up ya hair, works like a charm, it will feel just like conditioner. FYI it will burn the first few times using it. that will go way over time.
Jonathan 4 саат мурун
try coconut oil and olive oil (2/3:1/3), virgin and cold-pressed of course. And no parmesan, that stuff sticks...:.).
Tom Antony
Tom Antony 5 саат мурун
I totally agree with you.. I had figured this out really early and finally someone out there is telling it out loud. Thank you!!🎉
Whatever 6 саат мурун
@Slezren Omega sorry man, no soyence here
Bergatrollet 2 мүнөт мурун
First off fantastic video. But I do want to add that H&S products do have "things" in it that helps against dandruff. Why I believe this is true is because "Veritasium (a very reliable source of information here on YT)" made a video (sponsored but still) about H&S and I'm fairly sure he would not lie or misinformed people. Just some food for thought. Again, love the video. :)
dannydaw59 3 мүнөт мурун
I wonder if Spain and Italy have some kind of advertising laws that don't allow fake claims or fake doctors in advertising.
AbyssalSoda 20 мүнөт мурун
Me who has flakey hair with and without shampoo.
Abhijit Biswas
Abhijit Biswas 22 мүнөт мурун
At around 9:30 i realised i didn't use shampoo coz i had to refill my small shampoo bottle from the humongous big bottle😂😂 3+ weeks, actually i only dry scalp now, my dandruff has actually disappeared! It's incredible, i remember thinking for a few days where's my dandruff, i haven't been shampooing 😂 i really love this concept! What are things do we not need😱 Not kidding, this is actually my situation! And I'm from India, during possibly the hottest summer of my life! Sometimes i run residue soap through my hair but i don't take it to scalp, clean your hair, and not the scalp!
Pyromancy 27 мүнөт мурун
have u seen cats? they're always clean but they are rarely actually washed
Maxime Dur
Maxime Dur 28 мүнөт мурун
OK. But is not that true also for your entire body ? Except if you make hard work (sweat) or dirty ones with powder and black components, you probably do not need to clean.
siirifani4ever 39 мүнөт мурун
Yup, didn’t work for me. Spent 6 months with greasy hair waiting for the oil production to calm down which it never did. Washed with water only, and didn’t have any bad smell. Would be amazing though if we could normalize slightly greasy hair so people didn’t feel the need to wash their hair every day just because of social pressure
sayantan Das
sayantan Das Саат мурун
Make a video about India and its covid disaster
Sebastian K.
Sebastian K. Саат мурун
a good schampoo is going to help you to prevent hair loos / receding hair line - just like the guy in the vid, with the exception that he already has a problem with receding hair line, lol
Ü6 Саат мурун
I feel this video on a personal level, my hair get greasy after 1-2 days and it’s so frustrating an when I wake up I have to take a shower to get my hair looking nice because going out in public with greasy hair gives me a lot of anxiety
Roger Gustafsson
Roger Gustafsson Саат мурун
You're right. Shampoo isn't needed. I've tried it. It works.
Nate Middleton
Nate Middleton Саат мурун
I am totally the same. Shampoo would make my scalp itchy and my hair frizzled. No shampoo for 3 years. never better.
Forrest Саат мурун
Stopped using medicated shampoo and my dermatitis is back full force. I'll give it a few weeks, but so far this seems like horrible advice.
NATE Саат мурун
Wow you are brave 🙌🏿👏🏿👏🏿👏🏿🚨🚨 I hope you are telling the truth of your experience and it’s not just for views. What you are saying is facts 💯 these chemicals are not made for health it’s just for money, along with many other products. When ever you buy something just read the back and research the ingredients trust me you will be very surprised what they are selling you!! JUST TURN THE PACKAGE OVER!! 👀 many blessings ❤️🙏🏿
Rahul Саат мурун
I can totally relate with this video guys.. For example I don't use after shave lotion and I don't feel the need of it. But then brands would make advertisements on them as if your shave is not complete without after shave lotions 😏😏
Rahul Саат мурун
7:00 johnny kindly let us know the book you read about creating pshylogical triggers.
Sabrina qqch
Sabrina qqch Саат мурун
A counsellor. you don't say I am dirty to buy your shampoo say I am mentally ill so I need a therapist , it makes you same as big companies and I am unsubscribing and reporting this channel, good luck to you, hope you get the conclusion out of this
movbi Саат мурун
Can you plz make a video about whats happening in Colombia
Aspiring Aspie
Aspiring Aspie Саат мурун
I use to wash my face and beard every day with face/beard wash, once a day when I had a shower. My face and beard is better without and I just use water now and the shampoo that comes out of my head hair.
Manasseh Gallemit
Manasseh Gallemit Саат мурун
Hey @JhonnyHarris, can you make a video about The Philippines, why the US gave it independence and why the gave up the position to box the communism or China.
JorgeBernier5d Саат мурун
Okay, you convinced me. I'll give it a try for a month to see what happens. I guess scalp issues also related to what we eat and No by the lack of shampoo. We'll what happens.
Jeremy Ellis
Jeremy Ellis Саат мурун
Luckily, there is a long history of these companies being honest and truthful, while not at all trying to make massive profits while people most certainly never got addicted or got poisoned by their products. And for sure they aren't tied up in the oil industry and world domination, so go ahead and have brunch now.
Linh My
Linh My 2 саат мурун
me at the end of the vid: got it, i'll keep shampooing
toijg avnnr
toijg avnnr 2 саат мурун
same before I went to bed. Now I only wash my hair with shampoo twice a week.
Nick N
Nick N 2 саат мурун
Honestly. I do not shampoo either. Just rinse it. You can style it easier.
toijg avnnr
toijg avnnr 2 саат мурун
foundry so there was a lot of dust and chemicals floating around.
Silky Wizard
Silky Wizard 2 саат мурун
If I don't shampoo my hair I would end up with horrendous dandruff and extremely itchy hair. So for me I'm carrying on with the shampoo.
Bosa Gosa
Bosa Gosa 2 саат мурун
good amount of omega 3 nutrient in your diet can make wonders in the term of hair quality and skin and i wash my hair almost once in a month, and they are good, but now i will avoid that too LOL
Liam McNieve
Liam McNieve 2 саат мурун
SHAMPOO IS RACIST AND EATS BABIES!!!!(it could possibly if these certain things happened)
Parth 2 саат мурун
Water does the trick for me.....✌
Gosha Tabak
Gosha Tabak 2 саат мурун
I'm 20 and i also have dry skin I really started noticing when my mom.told be i should shampoo every day so my head would not have those flakes. When i shampooed every day she would notice those flakes every day on my head But when i don't wash my head these flakes really don't occure
Lou F
Lou F 2 саат мурун
You probably haven't considered concentration. Shampoo is not a "lie". And reside on teeth will harbor bacteria more easily. Head an Shoulders IS a topical, medicinal treatment. This is b/s.
Emmy 2 саат мурун
I learnt about this hair oil cycle you talk about when Iwas studying advertising. Our lecturer broke the truth to us, and he said "thats the power of advertising, it makes you believe that only shampoo will make you beautiful and happy. The core message of advertising is to convince the audience that your life will only be complete by having this product"
chefdab 2 саат мурун
One reason I shampoo nearly every day is my work. I work in a restaurant and if I don't wash my hair regularly, it stinks like the greasy food I make. And that smell is quite repulsive.
Matt 2 саат мурун
I havent used shampoo in about 5-6yrs either. I was shampooing every day in winter and twice a day most days during summer as it would get greasy so quickly, then I had to go out to a remote spot for a month long project with work and I forgot to bring shampoo. Needless to say my hair got disgustingly greasy and when I got back the first thing I did was shampoo, but after that it just didn't really become greasy again so I decided to stop using shampoo for good, as it was definately causing my scalp to overproduce oils. I've told a few people but most just get weirded out by it, like I'm saying I've given up showering altogether.. so I just keep it to myself now, but not 1 person has said my hair looks oily since then and I also have less dandruff
Coin Bureau
Coin Bureau 2 саат мурун
I've always admired the contents and nature of this channel mate, you're doing well. All hell breaks loose after just a few days of decrease in the value of major crypto currencies, a lot of us keep forgetting that crypto is obviously exposed to a volatile market setting, though am 100% sure that cryptos would go up on a long run cause new investors keep turning to crypto as investment resort. Though personally a seasoned trader would agree with me that a trader earns big regardless of the price of the crypto currencies, plus a dip in price equally represents opportunity towards acquiring equities towards gainful trading, Mr. R.o.b.e.r.t S.t.e.v.e.n C.l.a.r.k.e, a firm trading expert has been far more than a trading mentor to me, he has been the main reason for the successes I've been recording under my personal trading sessions, his signal services remain unmatched when compared to other traders I've worked with. For trading related concern Mr. R.o.b.e.r.t S.t.e.v.e.n C.l.a.r.k.e can be reached on telegram {@robertstevenclarke} or on What's-app {+ 1=2=0=2=8=0=4=6=0=9=4}.A trader is opportunistic, lets not sleep on the benefits these crypto currencies offer.
shallowkal 2 саат мурун
I just don't wash
pereti wallace
pereti wallace 2 саат мурун
Silky Butter
Jonathan 3 саат мурун
The thang that gets me is where are all these chemical products ending up...[the chemical-dimension?] and should big-beauty foot the bill for restoring our Aquifers.
Nalzhaaay 3 саат мурун
10:08 We didn't give them the power they already had it this is just the status quo
Rice Cooker
Rice Cooker 3 саат мурун
but your hair doesnt look greasy
MembersOnlyXl 3 саат мурун
Make a video why Australia has so many spiders
Ad Deenen
Ad Deenen 3 саат мурун
I thought Shampoo means massage in Japanese. For relaxation and blood flow. My mom washed her hair only with rainwater and a shot of vinegar. We lived next to an iron foundry so there was a lot of dust and chemicals floating around.
Christopher Lacroix
Christopher Lacroix 3 саат мурун
I heard there's no hard proof toothpaste has any benefit. Brushing,yes, but not toothpaste.
James S
James S 3 саат мурун
Hey Johnny, can you do a segment on "Mail Fishing?" I put a bunch of packages (with tracking numbers) into one of those blue Post Office collection boxes overnight. Over the next few days I kept looking at the tracking info and nothing was showing up. My packages never made it into the system. I initially thought a Post Office employee stole my packages from the collection box, but after doing some digging I realized some random thief off the street "Mail Fish" inside the blue box and stole my packages. More people need to know about Mail Fishing and how average citizens are getting their checks stolen and bank accounts ruined by using the blue collection boxes.
Adam Reese
Adam Reese 3 саат мурун
You don't use shampoo for your hair its for your scalp. If you don't produce enough oil to clog your pores and hair follicles then I don't think shampoo is very important for you. Brushing your hair or rubbing your scalp and tugging on the follicles is also I good way to clear any oil, dirt, or debris that may be stuck in the follicles. When follicles become clogged they die and don't produce hair anymore causing baldness. Also shampoo is just a detergent you can use the same bar of soap or body wash you use for the rest of your body on your scalp as well. I actually think one of the most important things males with short hair should do is dry their hair with a towel and vigorous rubbing as this will clear most of your pores and follicles without any shampoo or soap.
NetGeek15 3 саат мурун
My hair gets a lot of dandruff if I don't use shampoo. If I don't use shampoo for days, my scalp gets flakey. Kind of the opposite of what you're experiencing haha
Kafke 3 саат мурун
Fun fact: your body naturally has the ability to maintain homeostasis. So many people use tons and tons of products that are simply unneeded.
Kamarul Effendi
Kamarul Effendi 3 саат мурун
I am 38, i just syampoo once a week since more than 15 years ago. Now i am the only one among my schoolmates that dont have grey hair
Aristeidis Lappas
Aristeidis Lappas 3 саат мурун
Hello! I haven't been using any shampoo, conditioner or other hair products for more than ten years now and I haven't had any problems at all, even getting the occasional complement. I shower and clean my hair every day rinsing them with warm water and their not oily or dry or anything, they feel great. I'm a big advocate for the method and I believe the whole hair care and body cleansing industries are a bit blown of the top and over rated. I feel that keeping it simple and natural is the best. 🤘🏼😊🤘🏼
HomegrownTyrone 3 саат мурун
So how do I wash out product I use to style my hair? Is water enough to remove it?
Wayne Cxynoire Loreno
Wayne Cxynoire Loreno 4 саат мурун
same no shampoo thing work for me too.. My dad don't believe me, he keeps insisting i should use shampoo but shampoo feels like it irritates my scalp..
90sGirl 4 саат мурун
Please don't give publicity to BETTERHELP watch pewdiepie's video about it. They're not professionals and don't even help people. A lot of small youtubers have testified.
Song Sabai
Song Sabai 4 саат мурун
....but,but.. without Pantene my hair won't smell "nice"......
Carlo Bellucci
Carlo Bellucci 4 саат мурун
Now, make a video about reptilian shapeshifters in positions of power all over the world. It is an interesting subject to research.
Tim Hoefer
Tim Hoefer 4 саат мурун
Alright, who else licked their teeth @7:26?
Silas Walgenbach
Silas Walgenbach 4 саат мурун
Did you say you did not washed your hair for 5 years? Not even with water?
Avser 4 саат мурун
im the same way but with showers, my skin feels greasy so i shower more and i still get itchy and greasy because the soap and hot water drys my skin out
rushabh shah
rushabh shah 4 саат мурун
One of the youtuber who is revolutionizing the conventional media. Damn man are so good. ❤️❤️ I'm following you since Vox. Look at his channels rate of growth. It shows that majority of people like his videos after clicking for the first time. Love from India.
Julian Katsuta
Julian Katsuta 4 саат мурун
I really enjoyed watching this. Thank you for sharing. I am curious though. When you say you haven’t washed your hair in 5 years, do you mean just without shampoo? Or you haven’t wet you’re hair at all? Genuinely curious
Bartłomiej Mańkowski
Bartłomiej Mańkowski 4 саат мурун
So if I get it right - the need to shampoo my hairs is now purely psychological and the need to talk to a strangers (therapists) is the right thing for me now? ;)
Tada Beats
Tada Beats 4 саат мурун
I haven’t used shampoo for almost 12 years and people look at me so crazy when I tell them
Dustin Barbour
Dustin Barbour 4 саат мурун
I stopped shampooing on the regular about two years ago. My hair looks great. Hot water and aggressive agitation is all it takes... particularly if you maintain a shorter hairstyle. Shampoo is for suckers. My wife also gave me shit for it for a while, but I know my head is healthier so she can cram it on this one.
Ahmad Ashraf
Ahmad Ashraf 4 саат мурун
How about deodorant? Daily bath is enough coupled with clean washed cloth. In fact, sometimes bathing with soap isn't even necessary. Although I won't recommend not using soap during these Pandemic
Dingle Berry
Dingle Berry 4 саат мурун
Your history of shampoo is false. So, on that note ....bye.
Julian Cobos
Julian Cobos 4 саат мурун
so how do you wash your hair nowadays? just water? I'd love to try your routine.
Dingle Berry
Dingle Berry 4 саат мурун
0.k. caveman. I don't want to smell you.
Anup satya
Anup satya 4 саат мурун
Man !! You would not believe !! Your story is my story .... minus 5 years . I am at that point where my scalp is itchy .. my god ... I just went bald day before yesterday in order to treat the dandruff myself . Have been applying lemon , curd and other home remedies . Fuck the shampoos . I was shampooing every other day . I think I am going to scrap shampoo for a while. Let’s see for a month !
Lucid Dreamer
Lucid Dreamer 4 саат мурун
Shampoo was invented before household shower plumbing became common. People used washcloths, sponges, and towels to wash themselves. Then they would occasionally take a bath by either soaking in a tub or pouring water over themselves while standing in a tub. Hair got excessively greasy because people didn't have an effective way of washing it on a regular basis. The fact is that doing a good rinsing of your hair every time you take a shower can clean it equally well with or without shampoo. The difference is that without shampoo, you will not be damaging your hair.
chris johnston
chris johnston 4 саат мурун
Yep, lol shampoo never made sense to me. Always just use soap
phaniraj patel
phaniraj patel 4 саат мурун
After watching this video, I've started washing my hair with out shampoo. I'll update this comment periodically from now on
Vøponn ßéjork
Vøponn ßéjork 4 саат мурун
Its other way around for me.
Me 5 саат мурун
America be like : gIvE mE yOuR hAiR !!!!!
Emily Janet
Emily Janet 5 саат мурун
I have really long hair now and honestly I wash it tops once a week. I just brush my hair a lot to help distribute the oils and it works wonders! (There's a reason our grandmothers told us to brush with 100 strokes!)
OwlyEagles 5 саат мурун
I skipped all the way to 6min time and he still hasn't going to the point.
jke 5 саат мурун
Gross!! Jk. But I like my hair looking amazing. Unfortunately it doesn’t look as amazing without using my sea salt spray or dry shampoo. The unnatural route looks much better for me and I do care about the looks as should everyone. But ultimately genetics are important. Same with hair loss. I would rather take a drug to save my hair then go bald “naturally”. Natural isn’t always the way to go. Just way your options people.
Emily Janet
Emily Janet 5 саат мурун
The best advice I ever got was an esthetician who was always telling people ADVERTISING DOES NOT EXIST TO EDUCATE YOU
multa tuli
multa tuli 5 саат мурун
I'm a 90s kid, and using some anti-dandruff brands since I was young, the result was getting a partial baldness same thing happened to my friends 8/10 most of them don't have a genetically bald family.
everyday tenor
everyday tenor 5 саат мурун
Water is a solvent. If you wash your hair occasionally (or often) with water, the solvent, water, will clean it. Soaps and shampoos work by making your hair (or hands, or body) slippery so the solvent (water) is more effective. You can even wash your clothes just with water. Adding detergent just makes the water more effective. If you have healthy, normal skin, washing with water is fine.....ish. Except places with bateria buildup really do need some soap.... to help get rid of the dirt and bacteria. If you have skin problems, then using soaps and shampoos can be either good or bad. Some people do need to strip oils to avoid irritation. Other people will benefit more by not stripping oils. So there is no hard and fast rule either way. Johnny is obviously fine with no shampoo or soap and less washing. But.....that is just Johnny.
Lucid Dreamer
Lucid Dreamer 5 саат мурун
I stopped using shampoo a few years ago. I found that my usual warm shower will remove any excess hair oil. I just need to let the water run through my hair a few times (just like shampooing but without the shampoo). My hair looks and feels better than ever now that it is no longer being tortured by unnatural chemicals. Also, I used to have a problem with getting dandruff. But it hasn’t happened since I stopped using shampoo.
J George
J George 5 саат мурун
I love the name “no poo”. Think it’s hilarious. I also think that we should refer to the shampoo industry as “big poo”
deepstateflatmoonlizardcultist 5 саат мурун
I wash my hair once a month or so. It just seems to be the most healthy thing to do. I had no clue that people in the ~30s did the same. I used to wash my hair every single day, and while I never had a dry flaky scalp, or dandruff, I did have really dry hair for the majority of the day. I'm glad that I stopped washing so much.
The three-eyed Prophet
The three-eyed Prophet 5 саат мурун
Zack Excell
Zack Excell 5 саат мурун
This video hit on a different level. I feel like you could replace shampoo with just about any group you were born into or any reality you were born into. Truman Show vibes!
Holy God
Holy God 5 саат мурун
Marking is lying People go to college to get a degree in marking AKA a lying degree
Gerald 5 саат мурун
To add up to the hair care conspiracy: have you ever seen a bald hobo
unstoppableExodia 5 саат мурун
I’ve gone years without shampoop and conditioner and my hair and scalp is just fine. It has saved me a fortune over five to ten years of not buying shampoo and conditioner from the super market
ajay rathode
ajay rathode 6 саат мурун
This is awesome. Thanks
Jonathan Bryant
Jonathan Bryant 6 саат мурун
Oh so this is the “Big Lie” I’ve been hearing about
Butonfly 6 саат мурун
You should probably wear a mask on the top of your head. Maybe get a shot to protect others from your hair. And stay home, definitely stay home.
RueyTenTen 6 саат мурун
What to do with the styling product you use in your hair? Do people just sleep on it?
Grant 6 саат мурун
I'm at day 5 and it's pretty greasy lol :(
El Vegan Loco
El Vegan Loco 6 саат мурун
Haha such bs
Patricia Fettig
Patricia Fettig 6 саат мурун
I'm glad this works for you. I can go about 3 days tops without washing my hair depending on my hormones and what time of the month it is, yay for being a woman.
Clyde Dilao
Clyde Dilao 6 саат мурун
Bruh It's been 2 years and I'm not using any shampoo on my hair.
Michael P. Martin
Michael P. Martin 6 саат мурун
Wow! Coincidentally, I haven't used shampoo for 5 weeks now, and it's also the same for me: less dandruff and not itchy at all. I think I'm gonna keep doing this. I was starting to get conscious of what others might say if they knew it, I guess that's just another part of psychological response I was sold to.
ulises carrillo
ulises carrillo 6 саат мурун
I don't use conditioner, and a bottle of shampoo, like a big bottle last me 2 years, yup that is the true, and I have curly hair.
Gabriel Archibald
Gabriel Archibald 6 саат мурун
Why's that dude letting shampoo wash all over his face like that
Antony Decosta
Antony Decosta 6 саат мурун
Absolutely i also felt the same...
SauvageSparrow 6 саат мурун
I only wash my hair if it's actually dirty.
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