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Is it bad to wash my scalp and hair with dial white bar soap? I'm allergic to shampoos and conditioners.

Is it bad to wash my scalp and hair with dial white bar soap? I'm allergic to shampoos and conditioners.

May not be best: Dial isn't the name most would recommend for sensitive skin, given its traditional product has scent and coloring additives. However a new line might prove itself. Less so for hair. Patch tests can identify allergy to chemicals in shampoos and conditioners, and may help you find hair products that don't trigger allergic contact dermatitis. ...Read more

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How can I clean my scalp if I'm allergic to everything? I can't use medicated shampoos, nor baby shampoos. However, I can use a bar of soap.

How can I clean my scalp if I'm allergic to everything? I can't use medicated shampoos, nor baby shampoos. However, I can use a bar of soap.

Use creamy bar soap: you definitely cannot be allergic to everything, yes you may be reacting to many chemicals included in the shampoos, but unscented ones can be helpful, you can try on a small area first wait for 48 hours, if no reaction continue, otherwise you need to see a dermatologist or an allergist, good luck ...Read more

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Would shampoo be a good substitute for antibacterial soap?

Hibiclens/PhisoHex: I use hibiclens/chlorhexadene or phisohex/hexachlorophene as a shampoo and soap for patients who are staphylococcus aureus carriers. ...Read more

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How much of the substances in shampoo and soap are absorbed into the skin and bloodstream?

How much of the substances in shampoo and soap are absorbed into the skin and bloodstream?

No EVIDENCE THAT IT: There is no evidence to suggest that it gets absorped the regular soaps and shampoos do not stay on the skin for long as these are washed away after app;ication. ...Read more

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Is masturbate with shampoo or or liquid soap for body is (good)?

Is masturbate with shampoo or or liquid soap for body is (good)?

Probably OK...but...: Anything to increase lubrication and ease friction for sex pleasure is okay to use with care: Watch for possible skin sensitivity to product ingredients and avoid the mucosa such as that of urethra/vagina if any possible. Of course, let common sense tell us what we should do. As to being "good" or "bad", it's personal feeling and decision. But, if still in doubt, ask Doc timely. ...Read more

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How do you grow out your hair from having a shaved head? Do I use soap or shampoo?

How do you grow out your hair from having a shaved head? Do I use soap or shampoo?

Hair Growth: Hair will grow naturally after shaving it. You can wash the growing hair with soap or shampoo as you please. ...Read more