Category Archives: Hair care

Jean B, Nelson.

Throw away your shampoo and conditioner! All your hair needs is a daily sluice with warm water while you have your shower. Before you do this give your hair a good “head down” brushing. It is almost a year since my hair was shampooed, and it is softer and silkier than it ever was. Also, […]

Alice, Christchurch

I am 60 and my red hair is loosing its colour with some grey coming through. I buy cheap Henna powder at the Trade Aid shop and make a paste with a heaped table spoon. I wash my hair normally and use the paste as a conditioner. I leave it in for a few minutes […]

Frugalite, Hamilton.

Found out from a book written by a beautician that the best thing to wash your hair with is soap! She said the reason most of us need to use conditioners is because of the shampoo we use – they strip hair of their natural oils. Her recommendation was to put soap scraps (or grated […]

Peter Cox, North Shore City.

Who needs shampoo? Not me. I’m a 68 year old male with thinning white hair so when I shower all I use is a refill bottle of Palmolive Liquid Hand Wash for everything including my hair. It does a great job. I use Dove “Beauty Bar” when just washing my hands and face in the […]

Karen, Palmerston North.

Shampoo is expensive – we tend to use twice as much as we need to. Because we apply it to one spot on the crown of the head, the hair there can become damaged and break. I now spread a surprisingly small amount of shampoo between the palms of my hands, then apply to the […]

Vicki, Waihi

When I have used about a third of my bottles of shampoo and conditioner, I top them up with water, shaking to mix them well. You will notice very little difference in the consistency of the liquid, and it lasts heaps longer! I have been doing this for more than thirty years now. And it […]

SandyA, Auckland

This is a trick I learnt when I was tired of paying for haircutting. I have long hair (just above my waist) and when I want to trim it, I just get a hair tie and scissors. I lean forward and brush all hair forward and put it in a ponytail. I then pull the […]

Reader, Masterton

I wash my hair with Sunlight soap. Where it was becoming very coarse and straight with commercial shampoo, it now gleams and is soft to the touch. I no longer need to use conditioner either. So cheap and good!