Here’s my latest video:

Two additional things I wanted to add about not using shampoo:

1. Your hair will eventually stop getting greasier. An equilibrium will be reached where you scalp produces lower levels of grease than if you used shampoo every day.

2. If you engage in combat sports and want to clean off the sweat of other men from your scalp, use only one or two drops of shampoo. It’s enough to have a cleaning effect but won’t fully de-grease your hair. A sign that you are using too much shampoo is if you notice any lather or bubbles.

Watch Next: Is Self-Improvement Unnecessary?


  1. SpeedG January 30, 2015 at 9:21 am

    shampoo free here. Only use is 3 or 4 time per year, when i go to the hairdresser or on very special occasion

  2. CeeloG January 30, 2015 at 9:36 am

    Roosh u lost me here. U went to far man.
    What next ? ” why men shouldn’t brush their teeth”?
    Should I expect that next ?

    1. CoCo January 30, 2015 at 11:15 am

      Yeah, but only after he publishes ‘Don’t Bang England’.

      1. seth datta January 31, 2015 at 8:37 am

        England has become the world’s foremost mind-controlled society where social policies are enforced that under the right contexts could be good (e.g. multiculturalism, feminism), but they are perverted to damage both the host population and the immigrants.

        It has some bangable girls, but next-to-none for LTRs and I challenge any British bloke who says otherwise by outing him as the ultimate mangina who is so brainwashed he doesn’t realise that his society doesn’t actually have a future, and that he is but a slave byproduct of a dystopia, where he is allowed to exist until the bankers and their brethren decide to send his country tits up. He has no weapons to defend himself with, is betrayed by his fellow countrymen, is surrounded by sometimes hostile immigrants, and his own folk have become self-destructive in their habits. The population density of the UK relative to its resources ensures that the US and other nations will fare far better in future, no matter how bad things get.

        The real problem is that such trends that are unfolding are undesirable and we cannot have a future in a world where the white race is reduced in number to sub 5% (it is 9% now), where it was 30%+ of the world in the 1950s. We have enough resources for billions of more people, despite what the manipulative think tanks say. The only problem is that most of us have been deemed useless eaters by an elite who are the ultimate sociopathic parasites. Except, how do we undo such trends. Surely, white women have become the end of white men – alimony, single motherhood, welfarism, the slut culture… The only thing to learn from the west is how such a thing as gender dynamics can undo an entire culture and perhaps even a race.

      2. Baker January 31, 2015 at 2:00 pm

        Yes, if UK continues in this direction, it will end up like Sweden in less than ten years.

      3. corvinus February 2, 2015 at 6:51 pm

        The UK is Sweden, with uglier women.

      4. Mantis February 4, 2015 at 2:04 pm

        At least Sweden has huge tracts of unspoiled nature and low population density. So it could pleasant to live there if keeping away from urban areas. England… not so much. It’s just a big park.

      5. EvigtRegn February 28, 2015 at 12:07 pm

        The question is just how long you can survive by avoiding. You move out of the urban areas but they will eventually follow you. The schools you send your children to, even in the countryside, has already gotten the new cultural marxist instructions on how to “progressively educate your children”.

        I live in Sweden, but it feels quite frankly like hell here except for the good economic standard.

      6. MCGOO October 10, 2015 at 8:39 pm

        Many American urban metro areas became unlivable throughout the 70’s and cities like DC, Balto and Detroit would trade off from year to year as to which was the official new ‘murder capitol’. The burbs and periphery known as the ‘exhurbs’ (50+ mi from the inner city) were like night and day compared to inner city life. It’s funny that Newtown, Ct (exhurb of NYC) is an area of country clubs, mansions, elites and is as gun fortified as rural Alabama despite the state’s image as strict on disarming the urban pesants. Md and Mass are similar.

        England, Canada and Australia with their standard ‘bitch face’ currency enforce a ‘mommy complex’ on their disarmed males resulting in alphas and betas alike who oblige feminism and bitch rule.

        Rural sweden may respond differently to the non white insurgency, but I don’t sense the urban/suburban apartheid that distinguishes the US. The culture is more consistent throughout Sweden and therefore a cultural invasion infects the entire country due to the lack of (apartheid like) firewalls that divide elite areas vs ghetto in the US. Sweden never imported slaves and totally lacks immunity to cultural invasion.

        Americans have more private vehicular independence than Brits or socialist Swedes with their restrictive fuel prices and strict licencing. Ghetto dwellers in the US often spend their entire lives never leaving their inner city borough and never getting hands on wrench turning experience to procure their own cheap private transpo. Public train schedules and routes are all they know.

        Common big city dwellers become lax and never venture far or trot the globe. A stifling laziness sets in with common urban dwellers similar to procrastination or the psyche that triggers writer’s block, but the phenomenon effectively keeps inner city herds corralled. It’s best described as a ‘fem bitch’ or ‘mother’s nest’ bitch dominated existance where individuals find it uncomfortable and worrisome to leave the warm and matriarchal nuance of the tight ghetto for extended periods of time. A controlling matrix is at work definately.

    2. arcterex721 January 30, 2015 at 3:30 pm

      I personally like these kinds of articles whether I agree with them or not. There are so many things we do automatically without even thinking about them; it’s helpful to occasionally stop and think of the pros and cons.

      1. Neocrummer January 30, 2015 at 3:54 pm

        Yeah I use to have dandruff issues so I would avoid this. Even my beard had dandruff

      2. YosarriansRight January 31, 2015 at 9:54 am

        For dandruff, run Listerine through your hair. Pour straight Listerine onto your head, massage it in your scalp, let it set for 2-3 minutes, then rinse it out. You may need to repeat this a couple times (like I had to). It works better than any OTC treatments out there. Yes, I’m serious. I developed very, very bad dandruff around 11-12 years old, tried this and it’s been gone since.

        The label for Listerine used to say “…for removal of dandruff…” on it.

      3. Ninjaman February 1, 2015 at 4:19 pm

        Thanks man… Who would have thought

      4. Mantis February 4, 2015 at 2:06 pm

        I stopped using shampoo a few years ago and have had no dandruff since then. I never had it bad before, but often enough to be annoying.

    3. TyskKille January 30, 2015 at 6:35 pm

      I will go for reducing the amount of shampoo somewhat.

    4. Cicero February 21, 2015 at 2:53 am

      What’s next could certainly be not showering every day. The word is, again, that we wash our skin too much. Natural oils are designed to protect the skin, and if we wash them away too often, it’s bad.

      My issue is that I work out intensively. During that time, sweat certainly gets in my hair and all over my body. There’s just no way I’m not going to shower & wash my hair after that. I don’t work out every day, so don’t need to wash my hair every day.

      Interesting video and this is something to try, in any case…

    5. Sangelia October 26, 2016 at 3:33 pm

      More like why males supposedly should not use either plain soaps and or deodorants.

  3. Maverick January 30, 2015 at 9:55 am

    Dr Bronner’s Soaps!!!!! All natural. Da Best! Do it!

    1. tropicalhotdognight January 30, 2015 at 9:10 pm

      You must be a zio-communist troll 😉 Don’t you know the Bronner family are evil Khazars??!

      1. bear January 30, 2015 at 10:10 pm

        For the love of all that is good – would you stop looking for Jew shit behind everything. I don’t care if their damn aliens if their shampoo works I buy it .

      2. tropicalhotdognight January 31, 2015 at 1:24 am

        Was being ironic, hence the wink and over-the-top phrasing and punctuation.

      3. seth datta January 31, 2015 at 5:28 pm

        Why bring in jews at all unless you have a point to make – you don’t come across as intelligent, just as a shill or just plain unintelligent. I’d sooner give respect to a homeless man than someone who presents themselves like you, trying to stir shit up and ridicule arguments rather than come up with something coherent. You say that shit in public as a joke, you’ll find eventually you’ll have no friends as the elite don’t care about you and the rest will have you hanging by your balls as they remember your idiocy/treachery.

        If you have nothing useful to say, don’t come across as an idiot and say the useless comments that cross your mind. I’m sure you can be better than that, but maybe I’m wrong.

      4. tropicalhotdognight February 2, 2015 at 10:27 pm

        You are a silly man.

        I don’t even disagree with the general thrust of many of your comments about the elites’ role in Western cultural degeneration, but you take the obsessive paranoia, doom-saying and Jew-hate much too far. Truly, you need to lighten up.

      5. seth datta January 31, 2015 at 5:24 pm

        Jews aren’t behind everything, but most of the big things. If you haven’t figured this out by now, where they own the banks and all the real assets, you are blind. Go read the bible, the koran, several other books, and the jewish talmud. Go spend time with the jewish upper class and elite. Until then your opinion on the matter doesn’t really count as you have no experience on the issue, you and any other who claim otherwise are acting like a chick acting on her feelings, no offence intended.

        I’ve done all the above and more, so I know because I took the time to investigate the thing for myself and my life experience dictates my views. And when people say aliens, illuminati etc etc its always a jewish diversion to take the heat off them and ridicule the situation so people don’t catch on. When you say you’d buy their shit no matter what, you sound like the best guy to be enslaved – that’s why evil exists in this world. I hope one day you see this truth.

      6. westpapua January 31, 2015 at 10:46 pm

        you spent time with the jewish elite ?
        how did that come about ??

        lets hear the story !!!!!!
        or just refer us to the youtube video !!!!!!!

      7. seth datta February 1, 2015 at 10:41 am

        I live in Britain where they are more commonplace amid the upper-middle and upper classes. Apparently you are gentile and are not true jews, as admitted by one of yours. I like the up votes that you guys keep giving yourselves in the circle-jerk around the monitor in Tel Aviv.

      8. westpapua February 1, 2015 at 8:03 pm

        Excuse me baron Rothschild ,after my next dissertation in the roosh forum could I please come by and monitor your actions so as to better recognize Zionist domination ?? Of course since we are both upper class I’ll assume the answer is YES.

      9. jared thompson February 1, 2015 at 10:48 am

        How come you are always making comments whenever you see the word ‘jew’? You have got to be a paid troll. And trolls usually have something to hide, like a bunch of lies and a small dick.

      10. westpapua February 1, 2015 at 8:01 pm

        Worrying about another man’s penis size ? Tsk task. ….another WN closet case …..

      11. playamike February 1, 2015 at 9:22 pm

        dats sum str8 homo shit
        stop worryin bout the next man dick

      12. bear February 1, 2015 at 8:54 pm

        Do you actually think I give a shit what you think about my opinions. Regarding the Bible, I can honestly say I have probably forgotten more of it than you have probably ever read. As to the grand Jewish conspiracy : well my mother is Jewish I’m married to a beautiful Jewish gal, and have been more exposed to Jewish culture than the 15 minutes you’ve spent talking to a couple of heimes in Britain. So, due to my lineage I guess I must be part of it. My advice seek mental health – you can sure use it.

    2. bear January 30, 2015 at 10:09 pm

      been using it for three years – hasn’t hurt these follicles

  4. Skoll January 30, 2015 at 10:31 am

    I tried this and within three days I was told that my hair stinked. Will the smell go away naturally if I wait longer?

    I also swim, so does anyone have any ideas on how to get rid of the chlorine without using a shampoo?

    1. YosarriansRight January 30, 2015 at 11:27 am

      Give it more time.

      Chlorine removal: When you shower, wet your hair, then massage vodka thru it, let it set for ~1 minute, then rinse.

      1. HalfAsian January 31, 2015 at 3:15 am

        Vodka will surely eradicate the smell… of chlorine. Then you’ll be reeking of vodka. Bang Russia (or Ukraine), I guess.

      2. YosarriansRight January 31, 2015 at 9:44 am

        Actually, no. Vodka doesn’t (or shouldn’t) have a smell to it. In addition to that, vodka is a very effective c

    2. Mantis February 4, 2015 at 2:09 pm

      Apple Cider Vinegar.

      Baking Soda.

      Not together.

  5. YosarriansRight January 30, 2015 at 10:35 am

    Back when I used to shampoo & gel before going clubbing (when smoking was still allowed), I questioned the wisdom of shampooing my hair, only to crap it up with gel, smoke and all the other environmental pollutants.

    I’ve been shampoo/conditioner/gel free for years now. Why waste your time or money?

  6. ddada January 30, 2015 at 11:20 am

    I’ve heard of people avoiding shampoo before, but I’ve always found that going to sleep without it can make my acne flare up. Grease gets on the pillows, you roll over, grease gets on your face, etc and you can’t wash it off my face because you’re asleep.

  7. Barwin January 30, 2015 at 11:35 am

    What about darkness of the hair? I find that when I put gel into my hair, my hair goes from medium brown to nearly black, which looks better on my pale face. Also, I’m 33 and I’ve been getting a few grey hairs over the past few years and gel seems to hide the greyness quite well; overall it seems to make me look younger. Great video though Roosh!

  8. Frankwhite001 January 30, 2015 at 1:35 pm

    Not sure if this is a joke.

    1. seth datta January 31, 2015 at 8:38 am

      Some people swear by not washing their hair and that after the initial month, it doesn’t smell. I wouldn’t go as far as not washing your pubes though.

      1. westpapua January 31, 2015 at 10:44 pm

        jews , zionists and the talmud all collectively peed in your hair while you were sleeping , thus the smell .

      2. seth datta February 1, 2015 at 10:40 am

        wow, you gave yourself two up votes. How’s the weather in Tel Aviv today Mossad? I’m not surprised they tried to in my hair, seeing as their favourite hobbies are genocide, murder, torture and rape. Did I mention your time on this planet grow short? You should repent because your death comes sooner than you think.

      3. westpapua February 1, 2015 at 8:06 pm

        Ask your alleged zionist elite colleagues for my dossier !!! Lmao

      4. jared thompson February 1, 2015 at 10:47 am

        It’s another jew or paid troll.

      5. westpapua February 1, 2015 at 8:05 pm

        Hey are you really Seth’s boyfriend or just another of his pseudonyms ?? I’m hoping the latter

  9. Yatchimae January 30, 2015 at 1:58 pm

    I use shampoo about once a week, on Mondays, mainly to keep dandruff under control. For the rest of the week my hair looks fine even without shampooing. I’ve been doing this for years. Saves money as well.

  10. Ironthumb January 30, 2015 at 3:13 pm

    Tried that once, for a couple of months,,
    No poo,
    not even soap.

    The idea was the fat emmulsifiers in those will produce a “negative feedback” response from your glands and will actually have them producing more and more grease thus more and more acne.

    Dove brand seems to work (conditioner white dove) to remove exercise grease from hair once in a while while still only having a mild effect.

    But now I am back to shampoos and soaps to be honest.

    But I have to agree that it indeed helped and I had wonderful hair (albeit so greasy) and soft skin.

    It will be great if you could commit to this and have some discipline.

    You should search for “No Poo” method. I was popularized by some die hard paleo guys.


  11. Sean January 30, 2015 at 4:28 pm

    Shampoo free for two plus years now. I cosign his entire post. I can easily go three days without having to wash my hair where that isn’t really possible otherwise. Three times a week baking soda and once or twice a week an apple cider vinegar rinse.

    Head doesn’t itch, my full beard doesn’t itch where I couldn’t grow one before just from the itching. Also no pimples under the beard.

  12. ninjabastard January 30, 2015 at 4:57 pm

    The girl who cuts my hair told a me a long time ago to knock off using shampoo so much no more than once every other week. Since then i followed her advice and it has been good. A few times I let my hair go for like 3-4 weeks without using shampoo but my scalp started getting itchy so i tend to keep it to once every other week.

  13. zilt January 30, 2015 at 5:10 pm

    I think the no shampoo thing works better for some people than others, depending on your skin and hair genetics. If you have nice thick, coarse hair, you’re a great candidate for it. If you have thin, fine hair, or very oily skin… Not so much.

  14. mclovin89 January 30, 2015 at 5:32 pm

    what about using a bar of soap on your hair is that ok?
    i stopped using shampoo a year ago but my hair aint greasy nor does it smell.

  15. Will January 30, 2015 at 10:22 pm

    It’s called CLEANING your hair. Your body produces odors that’s why we wash ourselves with soap.

    This is delusional. Idk what this is ha

  16. michael January 30, 2015 at 11:38 pm

    As someone with history of scalp problems leading to clogged pores on scalp, dandruff ,thinning hair issues….this is a topic I am very much interested in…to keep it simple:

    1)roosh was right in saying that shampoo is designed to strip away grease. Esp those commercial ones heavy laden with SLS , parabens and other crap…isn’t good for the scalp in the long term

    2)hair is dead tissue…it’s the scalp that counts…nothing you put on your head can ‘kill’ hair.An unhealthy scalp however, can cause clogged pores,causing hair to come out thinner or not at all. Hair follicle miniaturization and DHT are a different topic altogether.

    3)For me the best approach is using an SLS free,paraben free shampoo every other day to maintain a clean scalp. After washing, I apply an essential oil product. Google up the benefits of essential oil on scalp. My hair is curly so SLS free products and moisturizing the scalp with good oils are important.

    I am a fairly active person,coupled with a hot climate here in.malaysia, it’s just not practical without shampooing ones head. I went 2 years on a “no poo” experiment,and ended up with an itchy scalp,clogged scalp pores, stinky head and dandruff….hair looked great though:)…a visit to a hairdresser showed me how excess grease on my scalp had clogged the pores and was blocking hair follicles from coming out .(using a microscope thingy)

    2 years using the shampoo+essential oils above and my curly hair is thick and nice again. Hookers and my office ladies can’t help touching it when we’re sitting together.

    No shampoo, IMHO is broscience,from personal experience…

  17. Frederic January 31, 2015 at 12:52 am

    100% with you Roosh.

    I have been shampoo free for months now. My hair looks really good.

    However, instead of massaging my hair in the shower, I do brush it, like 3-5 times a day, with a pretty rough boar bristle brush. With this procedure I do get a lot of crap out of my hair/skin, and as you mention it, I know it evens the grease (sebum) all over the hair.

    It made my hair a lot stronger than before. I am sure I could be hanging by my hair (it used to be thinning and falling).

    I find great, strong, shiny natural hair to be very masculine.

  18. tropicalhotdognight January 31, 2015 at 1:22 am

    Not sure what I think of this advice – I already use a mild organic shampoo and don’t have a lot of hair left anyway – but I will say that I took Roosh’s advice to use a dab of baking soda as deodorant every day and it has been a life changer. Now I’m odor-free: no more worry about which deodorant or anti-perspirant to use, no more weird chemical smell from those products, competing with the b.o. smell to form a rancid mix, and no more expense.

    1. Alpha1 January 31, 2015 at 2:23 am

      I personally use nizrol shampoo ( ketakonazole 5%) Becuz it prevents hair loss
      Heard about it on

      1. tropicalhotdognight January 31, 2015 at 3:10 am

        My hairdresser recommended some shampoo that actually grows hair back but I always forget the name of it.

  19. sdddfs January 31, 2015 at 5:36 am

    I’ve started avoiding shampoo. I had terrible dandruff. stopped using shampoo and it started to go away. Then i rubbed coconut oil on it and the rest vanished overnight.

  20. j February 1, 2015 at 12:32 am

    This advice cannot be applied to everyone. People who have seborrhea or dandruff will require a zinc, magnesium or tar based shampoo to control the flaking. Not using such a shampoo will worsen flaking, clog pores, increase fungal growth and lead to thinning hair.

  21. Anonymous coward guerrilla February 1, 2015 at 5:28 am

    A boars hair brush will help distribute the grease from the roots nicely. Akka kappa military style brush is nice if you can afford it. I did this with medium length hair for about a year and it was fine (although it really bothered my gf at the time for some reason). Ultimately I prefer how my scalp feels on an every other day shampoo/conditioner cycle and I add dry wax for hold on more formal occasions.

  22. shamp February 1, 2015 at 11:14 am

    Dr Bronners Peppermint. The liquid version is perfect as it has some oil in there. Leave it in for a bit and feel the tingle

  23. Andrea February 1, 2015 at 3:00 pm

    Great video!!!! I noticed how well put together you look to add credibility to your suggestion. Also, this is a great example of how we can begin our recovery from Consumerism.

  24. playamike February 1, 2015 at 9:24 pm

    plus side to the dread life , no shampoo necessary .

  25. JOHN February 2, 2015 at 1:51 pm

    What are you doing after Gym? You dont use shampoo with sweaty hair?

  26. rpmav February 3, 2015 at 6:14 pm

    I stopped using shampoo 2 years ago. No problems, I have had to use it about 6 times when my hair got longer and a bit oily, otherwise I keep it short and no worries.

  27. origamioo February 6, 2015 at 1:44 am

    While you are picking style sunglasses, you
    ought to choose the suitable one as indicated by your face shape. It will make
    you look more in vogue. More info here:
    R a y B a n Sunglasses T ip s

  28. spicynujac February 7, 2015 at 12:23 am

    Man I love this guy. Roosh is willing to experiment, and test, and invite others to stick their nose deep in his hair, and report back, things most guys would accept as “the way things are” and never question.

    My dad only uses Kirk’s Castile soap (bars) which he buys by the case, as it is hardly carried in stores anymore, but readily available at health food stores and online. It does not have the sodium laurel sulfate stuff and claims to not strip the oils off your skin. I just ordered some of their bath gel and shampoo and will experiment with this, as an intermediate step before cutting out poo completely.

    I do remember my parents always teaching me it’s bad to shampoo your hair with every shower, and my skin often feels dry and irritated after showering with soap. Health advice also tells you not to “rub” off with a towel, but to “pat”, as this retains your natural oils that your skin needs (google any skin care advice to see). Well, doesn’t it follow that scouring off said oils with chemicals is even worse than rubbing off with a towel??? Gotta get rid of aluminum deodorant which gives you hard pits and move to the baking soda soon too…

  29. frank rook February 7, 2015 at 3:07 am

    Stopped using shampoo years before i even knew about the Manosphere. Had dandruff issues stemming from using commercial shampoos.
    The stuff i use that actually works :
    1) baking soda
    2) fresh squeezed lime or lemon mixed with a cup of water.
    3) aloe vera gel (taken from the plant itself)
    4) apple cider vinegar (a capful mixed with a small cup of water)
    Hair & scalp feel & look a lot healthier than when i was using regular ol’ poos.

    *i don’t recommend mixing these substances. Sold separately.Taken separately. Got it?

  30. Corne van Niekerk February 11, 2015 at 12:12 am

    How do you style your hair then? Do you use a hairdryer at all? My problem is that my hair tends to fall flat very quickly if I don’t style it after washing.

  31. Sean Detente February 12, 2015 at 3:48 am

    A lot of people complain about dandruff…WTF, do you guys spend your entire waking lives inside away from the open air?

  32. zayeedah February 22, 2015 at 9:24 pm

    You need some of my 100% natural handmade soap and shampoo bars!!! NO ingredients that cause all those annoying problems and I even have specialty bars for eczema, dandruff, and other sensitive skin. Only things like coconut and olive oils, cocoa and shea butters, clays, 100% natural botanicals, and pure essential oils. I have shaving soaps too.

  33. Rubén Darío Salas April 18, 2015 at 1:17 pm

    Long hair like a women? Didnt you use to have long hair bro? Haha

  34. TheTomsc October 10, 2015 at 1:01 pm

    Replace grease with Greece and the results are too good.

  35. Sangelia October 26, 2016 at 3:32 pm

    There are masculine scented shampoos. My husband uses one. It is made by Old Spice. They have scents like Hawksridge, Wolfthorn, etc..
    Besides, in some ways, this falls under the thought of “why should men use deodorants?”