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

30-Apr, 2021
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Why I haven't washed my hair in 5 years
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  • 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

    Johnny HarrisJohnny Harris11 kun oldin
    • And you just got a new fan

      DaltoDalto3 soat oldin
    • nice wonder how much infested your hair is

      WRTopGlobalWRTopGlobal15 soat oldin
    • Im a mechanic, i need something to clean the motor oil and mud from my hair, but you clearly dont have that problem ;)

      gcKukiegcKukie21 soat oldin
    • I've been not using shampoo for a year. And yeah it's working

      Michi KhodaMichi KhodaKun oldin
    • @Richard V. WTF, all the people I know shower themselves everyday. I don't know where do you get this information but I can totally deny it.

      XCL4M4t10NXCL4M4t10NKun oldin
  • Ervery Time I see your map I remember one video about one geography teacher explaining why the majority of maps are wrong in scale on purpose, you should investigate that maybe it's very interesting. Greetings!

    Tecno Argentino Labs 2.0Tecno Argentino Labs 2.011 daqiqa oldin
  • It's been a week and feels very itchy now. But I will keep endure it until 1 month. If the itchy not going away, I'll stop and do shampoo.

    Sulthan AlamSulthan Alam16 daqiqa oldin
  • Water, conditioner, and cocounut oil for me. Culry hair shampoo once or twice a month MAX. Def reduced dry scalp and dandruff that i had most of my life.

    S1LVAW0LFS1LVAW0LF40 daqiqa oldin
  • But what happens if you wash your hair, condition it, and NOT put product, is the cycle broken then? Product does not work in my hair even when it was short, the only time it would work is when grease was put in it and that was when it was really short. Now It's too wavy, curly, and long, and I am not going to use a blow dryer to damage it in any way. I shampoo and condition once a week and rinse/wet like twice a week because the hair ties I use take out my natural curls and makes it a bit straight and frizzy.

    Zacky MohmandZacky Mohmand45 daqiqa oldin
  • agree. after i stop using shampoo and using vegetable oil soap bar 1 week, my hair is not itch or have any dandruff problem. *not using petroleum soap!

    jmn sqacjmn sqac50 daqiqa oldin
  • Do you use soap instead or just only water?

    Alex MythAlex Myth51 daqiqa oldin
  • So do people who tried this wash their hair with just water everyday? Or do they take some days off and wash with just water

    mitigatedsteam07mitigatedsteam07Soat oldin
  • Me too! I also don't use soap 😅but my partner asked how I don't have BO and it made me think, body has normal bacteria that stops the BO. If you wash it off, it smells. just hot water shower and rub down. And don't use deodorant, only colone sometimes. Also no shit, no tooth paste, just brush and water. All my teeth are there and white. Haven't needed to go to the dentist in like 20 years. I was just about to go to bed now I'm thinking way to much now

    Remy ChéRemy ChéSoat oldin
  • your video was brutally interrupted by a loud shampoo ad, oh the irony

    Tiago VarellaTiago VarellaSoat oldin
  • I dont think this applies to super hot, humid countries.. If I go two days without shampoo my head gets incredibly itchy and sticky.

    pepperoniseaspepperoniseasSoat oldin
  • Why does black peoples hair seem oiler is there a reason behind this?

    N RN RSoat oldin
  • Please cover the Palestine-Israel next!!!

    FirzanahFirzanah2 soat oldin
  • Is it that you didn't even wash your hair with water in these past 5 years?

    shreyansh jainshreyansh jain2 soat oldin
  • Do a video if using skincare products is necessary for a face or not

    Angelo TemplaAngelo Templa2 soat oldin
  • Another great video!!! Thanks for this it's really crazy how marketing is on the attack to sell their products!! I personally only wash my hair 1-2 times a week now and I have been that way for years I think I'm gonna try even less !! Thanks again, Mother Nature always knows best , IMO

    james jonesjames jones2 soat oldin
  • so your hair right now is dressed the way it is naturally? there is no gel involved? who are you kidding? so you are still using some chemical in your hair even if it's not shampoo, so the message like "h chemical in my hair boo boo so bad" it's a bit paradoxal...

    Flo LaforetFlo Laforet2 soat oldin
  • Coming here to see that I have one more vicious and cyclic problem in my life... thank you 😂

    Darque Rosa d’AvisDarque Rosa d’Avis2 soat oldin
  • 🤢🤮💩

    Douglas MeuraDouglas Meura3 soat oldin
  • Women's wash cycle in the west used to be approximately once a week. Wash day was also rag curl/ pin curl/curler night, hence the old common excuse to avoid a date "I'm washing my hair tonight". As the days of the week went on, the curls would be put into different styles and protected under a silk cap every night night until the end of the week when it was washed and fresh curls put in to dry over night. The routine was pasted all over old women's magazines.

    L.R FeralL.R Feral3 soat oldin
  • You just described how all of life works in our corrupted society. As John Rose says, “Washing is a mechanical process, not a chemical one”. Money is a tool of degradation and enslavement. Consider removing ads from your channel.

    Brian BlackwellBrian Blackwell3 soat oldin
  • do you wash your hair Johnny? please make a video on your shampoo-free hair care methods!

    Olivia SenaOlivia Sena3 soat oldin
  • I had a similar experience with toothpaste years ago. Brushing and flossing are important to get food particles out from between your teeth, but toothpaste is just goop that makes your toothbrush taste minty

    Bobby JacksonBobby Jackson3 soat oldin
  • After watching this, and from being a Head and Shoulder user since I was in middle school, I am using water for my hair only. I have dandruff but it seems that natural oils work for me.

    Alvin Earl LasalaAlvin Earl Lasala3 soat oldin
  • Obi wan Kenobi??

    Émile PainchaudÉmile Painchaud3 soat oldin
  • i use shampoo only once a month

    RikkedRikked4 soat oldin
  • Female here, Mid 50's I wash my hair once maybe twice a month. I do use a bit of shampoo. Its never looked better :)

    LinusLinus4 soat oldin
  • Stopped using shampoo 15 years ago. My dad and both brothers have hair loos in mid 40’s. I’m 50 now and have literally no hair loss. I use Shea soap.

    Max WedgieMax Wedgie5 soat oldin
  • My hair is oily and sticky like a week without washing my hair after just one day

    Dinh NhanDinh Nhan5 soat oldin
  • Imagine not balding during your mid 20’s couldn’t be me.

    ゴーストghostゴーストghost5 soat oldin
  • I pretty much have NEVER used shampoo since I was a teenager, never dry it, never use pomade. But I do wash my hair every day with regular shower gel, otherwise I do feel unclean. I never cared too much about it, and since my habit seemed good enough for my hair, I never bothered changing it. Now in my 30s, among many guys who are starting to bald and many gals with frankly horrible hair, destroyed by the constant stress of different chemicals and thermal shocks, my hair has even become the envy of many ahahahahah Anyway, it's unclear to me after watching the video: do you use just water? soap? shower gel?

    Valentino MValentino M5 soat oldin
  • Don’t know how I got here. Is UZworld spying on me? 😱. Haven’t washed my hair in months with shampoo and it’s in the best state. Just use water only and a fine tooth comb in the shower to detangle and get any debris I may have. Shampoo = scampoo for me.

    maggie jmaggie j6 soat oldin
  • But like, how do you keep your hair from looking like a sticky, ugly mess after like 3 days of not washing it? Or do you just wash the hair using water and nothing else? I don't understand

    LaurenzLaurenz6 soat oldin
  • Try washing your hair with an egg. To be precise - with yolk and egg white. It washes your hair without drying it out.

    Zoran IvanićZoran Ivanić7 soat oldin
  • UZworld has been pushing this video on me since it came out xD FINE, i'll watch it lol

    IncrementiumIncrementium7 soat oldin
  • Don't give into corporations. ...Hold up..let me tell you about my sponsor 🤣🤣🤣🤙😏

    Jake D.91'Jake D.91'7 soat oldin
  • Interesting, my dad stopped using shampoo years ago and uses soap instead, he never gets dandruff

    Abyss StriderAbyss Strider7 soat oldin
  • I've been there! For a DECADE I tried every product labeled "for dry damaged hair" including immense amounts of conditioner. Then almost 2 yrs ago I realized what I needed was a biotin supplement! I have a damaged stomach that doesn't absorb nutrients well and I was biotin deficient. I suffered for so long and wasted so much money it's so frustrating!

    The Magician And the MoonThe Magician And the Moon8 soat oldin
  • Then what kind of cleaner u put for head..??

    rimzan rauffrimzan rauff8 soat oldin
  • I always use regular soap because I am too lazy to remember to buy a shampoo and body wash. I just use soap and have no problem with that.

    kmdsummonkmdsummon9 soat oldin
  • Dandruff isn't caused by poor hygiene, too. It's (probably) genetic.

    Zad RaseraZad Rasera9 soat oldin

      Zad RaseraZad Rasera9 soat oldin
  • Only wash my hair once a week have no probs at all

    SharkahhSharkahh9 soat oldin
  • what a coincidence, I just write something about " teth pasta is a lie"

    Gerald BuzoGerald Buzo9 soat oldin
  • Sham on you poo

    lehlogonolo papolehlogonolo papo10 soat oldin
  • That modern ad from Head & Shoulders is from the Philippines. 😅

    Aristela De LeonAristela De Leon10 soat oldin
  • I take a shower like 1-3 times a week lol

    Oh Yeah YeahOh Yeah Yeah10 soat oldin
  • You should make an video talking about Palestine and Israel

    AarafathAarafath10 soat oldin
  • Shampooing also depends on the climactic conditions in which you love. India doesn’t allow not shampooing. Dust and heat will compel you to shampoo. Though we also regularly oil our hair

    Neil PaliwalNeil Paliwal10 soat oldin
  • "no poo??" what the FUCK SHAN'Tpoo, people, come on!!! it doesn't affect the "not defecating" connotation, but at the very least replace "sham" with something that sounds like it. i suppose the only reason they didn't just say SCAMpoo or SHAMpoo is because they're barely different from the word and without context someone would just assume you misspelled shampoo.

    Ricky JaegerRicky Jaeger10 soat oldin
  • Shampoo is a sham🤔...poo..? 💩

    Richard HoggRichard Hogg10 soat oldin
  • ok but in practice how do u “wash” your hair, for example after doing sport? Just water?

    Riccardo FissoreRiccardo Fissore10 soat oldin
  • So, I am curious. How do you care for your hair? Do you put water on it? I wash my hair once a week with an herbal conditioner and that’s all my hair needs.

    Lourdes VillelaLourdes Villela10 soat oldin
  • Free will is a myth. Religion is a joke. And shampo, is as a lie.

    Maciek RadziszewskiMaciek Radziszewski11 soat oldin
  • Dove soap for all the body parts bruh. You're welcome.

    Willy DruckerWilly Drucker11 soat oldin
  • I've been washing my hair with regular soap since i was like 14. What is conditioner?

    SinoraSinora11 soat oldin
  • I went through that same cycle 10 years ago and quit using shampoo and I never went back

    Alerta AlertaAlerta Alerta11 soat oldin
  • It's hilarious seeing all these people talk about how they never wash their hair and how *they* think their hair smells, looks and feels fine. Biiiittcch. I give *zero* shits about what *you* think of *your* hair. I wanna know what *other* people think of your hair and how it looks, feels and smells. Just wash your hair twice a week and shut the hell up already. Jesus Christ. This isn't uncommon knowledge. Like you think the people at "Big Shampoo" *aren't* also washing their hair?? lol come on.

    Keith WoodcrestKeith Woodcrest11 soat oldin
  • My hair gets extremely greasy if I don't wash it, and in fits of depression/no need to leave the house for long periods, I 100% can tell you it gets worse over time, and gets really gross and feels terrible. I also do not use product, or conditioner.

    yewwowduckyewwowduck11 soat oldin
  • my hair is so disgustingly greasy and I don't use products and that's only a few hours after shampooing

    Jeef SquaaJeef Squaa11 soat oldin
  • This guy is a fucking idiot.

    itzhexenitzhexen11 soat oldin
  • No, conditioner is the problem.

    itzhexenitzhexen11 soat oldin
  • Hi, i try it's work thank you.

  • 6:38 Are you fucking kidding me!?

    LeͥgeͣnͫdTMLeͥgeͣnͫdTM11 soat oldin
  • This video is mostly about marketing!

    MuflahMuflah12 soat oldin
  • Does it works the same with girls' hair?

    chaewon's bangchaewon's bang12 soat oldin
  • I only shampoo once a week, should I just cut it out entirely?

    Social XperimentSocial Xperiment12 soat oldin
  • 13:59 help?

    Luke MilliganLuke Milligan12 soat oldin
  • once a week use shampo and it's feels better than everyday shampo my hair XD

    Cornelius SianturiCornelius Sianturi12 soat oldin
  • A good video. It’d be a bit better to cut the “do whatever you want with your hair” repetition. The message was clear from the first time you mentioned it.

    Non ANon A12 soat oldin
  • Freud approves

    Juan OlayaJuan Olaya12 soat oldin
  • Bro doesn’t swim in a chlorinated pool every day. If you put crap in your hair, you need to clean it out... walking in the city, swimming in the pool, using hair products, using hair styling tools... then you need to clean your hair.

    Mitchell ShieldsMitchell Shields13 soat oldin
  • Only reason why i watched this is because i stopped using shampoo two years ago. Best choice ever, and the only thing conditioner is good for is shaving 😆

    dustinbboyddustinbboyd13 soat oldin
  • l not use shamboo and l havet never be broplem my hair but yeah like to say they use pyschological trigger so many other product and yeah so many wall that trap and they make money out of it

    markusmarkus13 soat oldin
  • My son is 6 years old and he has Never, not once used shampoo. His hair is amazing! Never looks oily, always looks normal. My husband decided to stop using shampoo 5 1/2 years ago after noticing that my son’s hair was perfect and his hair fine. He doesn’t have any issues, it’s not oily and his able to style it perfectly. I wish my mother would have never used shampoo on me.

    AA13 soat oldin
  • It's not bad to clean your scalp at least once in a month... I'm bald so...

    J.D. VisionJ.D. Vision14 soat oldin
  • Makes sense, how do you remove dirt and sweat after a hot day or going to the gym for example? Water alone? Soap?

    Justin BeckerJustin Becker14 soat oldin
  • Then how do you clean your hair after exercise?

    sf jazzsf jazz14 soat oldin
  • so wait a second... do you only use water to wash your hair then?

    K BK B14 soat oldin
  • Over the years with my hair has been tough and annoying my scalp and hair was healthy slightly oily but there was no issues. My family then started having the universal belief that we need these products then one day my parents started buying our entire family this shampoo which I won't name. So I started using this shampoo every shower and I started getting flaky hair and I thought I clearly need to wash more so I did and it just got worse and ever since I had a really bad dry itchy painful scalp it also made my hair feel like confetti so this shampoo clearly was bad for my hair. I start living on my own and I used a different less stronger brand and my hair and scalp feel so clean and nice I ran out so I asked my mum to get me a shampoo...She got me the one my family use *sigh* so I used it and would you believe it my scalp got dry and itchy! Now this clearly tells me the top brands don't make the best or one that works for everyone. Nowadays I use more product than ever because the damage to my scalp is too much I have to use special shampoos to clean my scalp then I have to look at ingredients properly I wish I could fix my scalp I get such dry hair with large flakes of dead skin out of my scalp. In conclusion I've come to realise that these top brand shampoos have too many chemicals and likely do more harm than good. So I agree with what you said toward the end and I wish I was aware of this growing up and being independent.

    Mahdi NaeenMahdi Naeen14 soat oldin
  • i cant not wash my hair like it makes me sick if i dont for a few days

    MitsuhashiTakashi96MitsuhashiTakashi9615 soat oldin
  • I gotta employ the LOC method to seal in moisture to my low porosity hair. Otherwise it’s a mess. Also, for a year or so I was washing my hair with yogurt and honey combo, then rinse with acv.

    a̷l̷l̷ ̷t̷h̷e̷ ̷s̷a̷m̷e̷!̷ iProductionsa̷l̷l̷ ̷t̷h̷e̷ ̷s̷a̷m̷e̷!̷ iProductions15 soat oldin
  • Been using baking soda for 10 years. I hit it with vinegar rinse when it gets dry feeling. Nothing better!

    Keith CarmichaelKeith Carmichael15 soat oldin
  • What do I do after hockey and my hair smells like my disgusting hockey helmet?

    Justin EltoftJustin Eltoft15 soat oldin
  • I stopped wearing deodorant years ago because of constant itching and health problems, and no one has ever complained that I smell. All I do is shower everyday and that is enough. There's some people who are too cheep to buy toilet paper, but that's taking it a bit too far.

    surfer dudesurfer dude15 soat oldin
  • So hip, the hipster beard, so ironic.

    Zeph OracZeph Orac15 soat oldin
  • So how is it you keep your hair maintained without shampooing or conditioning?

    Herson AlfaroHerson Alfaro16 soat oldin
  • How do you wash your hair?

    Pranjal ShuklaPranjal Shukla16 soat oldin
  • I stopped using deodorant for a long time and realized that my smell is not as bad without deodorant as when I used it.

    amargamentedoceamargamentedoce16 soat oldin
  • So how do you get your product out of you’re hair then?

    Siebe BakkerSiebe Bakker16 soat oldin
  • So what do you do to keep your hair clean? Do you just rinse it? My hair has been in this exact fucking cycle my whole life.

    thedorsinatorthedorsinator17 soat oldin
  • Every skin is different, I have slight Seborrheic dermatitis (diagnosed by a dermatologist) and I need to use medical grade shampoos to destroy the huge amount of lipids my scalp produces. If I skip washing my head it gets really gross lmao.

    ezforsakenezforsaken17 soat oldin
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  • I have to use product in my hair for it to look remotely good. I'm not going to just rinse it out to remove it - I have to use shampoo to remove the hair product I use every day.

    juanjeanjohnfuljuanjeanjohnful17 soat oldin
  • This is true for most personal care products - down the rabbit hole.

    Adam FAdam F17 soat oldin
  • Mom : why you hair stinks Me : I've watched a youtube video telling me not to wash it anymore

    Moôtez BouazraMoôtez Bouazra17 soat oldin
  • i have long hair if i dont wash it its getting all greasy. this whole video is based on literally nothing. your hair must smell like a garbage dumb right now

    Metal VideosMetal Videos18 soat oldin
  • I don't wash my hair and it stopped to become dirty

    Miroslav AntsipovitchMiroslav Antsipovitch18 soat oldin
  • Conditioner is a lie, i only use shampoo.

    RexorRexor18 soat oldin
  • yea but when I dont wash my hair it feels very greasy and itchy and nasty

    Robert BrykRobert Bryk18 soat oldin
  • Yo, Filipino ad @9:35 quite surprised you included this lol

    tendurrr34tendurrr3418 soat oldin