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Alternative to shampoo?

AussieJan

Member
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances 2012
Via de la Plata 2013
Chemin le Puy (2015 hopefully)
Just wondering if anyone can recommend a multipurpose soap - body, hair, laundry?
 

Jan_D

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
Aragones (2011)
Frances (2012)
Norte (2013, 2014)
Hospitalera (2014)
Portugues (2017)
Didn't have any myself, but I heard some pilgrims raving about Lifeventure All-Purpose soap.
 

Dutch

Straightforward
Camino(s) past & future
SJPP-SdC sept '13
Porto-SdC May '14
SdC-Finis/Muxia May '14
SJPP-Finisterre sept '14
Pamplona-Burgos march '15
Porto - Sdc may '15
Camino salkantay june '15
SJPP - SdC aug/sept '15

Pacific Crest Trail april thru sept 2016
Yep, its called......shampoo :)
 

Dutch

Straightforward
Camino(s) past & future
SJPP-SdC sept '13
Porto-SdC May '14
SdC-Finis/Muxia May '14
SJPP-Finisterre sept '14
Pamplona-Burgos march '15
Porto - Sdc may '15
Camino salkantay june '15
SJPP - SdC aug/sept '15

Pacific Crest Trail april thru sept 2016
My stomach turns from just walking past a lush store. That smell....ieuwwww:p:)
 

clearskies

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
Here and there
I've used Lifeventure multi purpose soap for all washing. No complaints!
 

nidarosa

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
Inglés 2009+2017, Francés 2012+2018, Astorga-Santiago repeatedly
Tut tut, fellas, it's because nothing is packaged and therefore better for the world ... Thanks, LesBrass, I used the Seanik for the first four weeks of my six week CF and have fallen in love with Karma Komba - though I have also got Montalbano, Jason and Honey from the new range which is without bits! Much better for your laundry!
 

Ahhhs

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
SJPdP to Santiago, May 2015
Porto to Santiago, April 2016
Muxia-Finisterre-Santiago, April 2016
Camino Del Norte, April 2017
Dr. Bronners "magic" soap bars. Lots of flavors. Available at Whole Foods and other places.
 

Felipe

Veteran Member
Spanish walkers swear by the multipurpose "Lagarto" soap, which can be bought everywhere. It is so popular that it even has its own Wikipedia entry and it is recommended by some Spanish online guides, as Mundicamino. I have used it, and it was just fine.
Generally speaking, I try to use local resources, because it is one less thing that I have to worry when I am preparing my travel, and they are easily replaceable. But personal care is, well, a very personal thing.
 

Dutch

Straightforward
Camino(s) past & future
SJPP-SdC sept '13
Porto-SdC May '14
SdC-Finis/Muxia May '14
SJPP-Finisterre sept '14
Pamplona-Burgos march '15
Porto - Sdc may '15
Camino salkantay june '15
SJPP - SdC aug/sept '15

Pacific Crest Trail april thru sept 2016
Having a wikipedia entry is not that difficult. Even my unborn camino blister could have one.
 

Sheilajg

Member
Camino(s) past & future
(2013) 250 kms Camino Frances, (2015 Camino Frances)
i am bringing a bar of homemade soap from home. I've tried it out as shampoo a few times and it works great. It's all natural, moisturizing and tried and true.I find Ivory and similar brands really drying and lots of the fragrances in other soaps irritating.
 

Piccata

Pedestrian, at best
Camino(s) past & future
Frances (Fall, 2012), Primitivo (Fall, 2015), Via de la Plata (Spring, 2016)
FWIW, I have VERY dry skin and really can't use the same soap for my hair/body and my clothes--the clothes would end up an oily mess or my skin would completely flake away! Last time I used a moisturizing bar of soap for hair/body and a bit of Fels Naptha I brought from home for my clothes. When I ran out of that, I found I even preferred the bar of Chimbo brand soap that I bought in a Spanish grocery store. After I bought it, I noticed many women using it at those outdoor communal laundry tubs some of the villages have. I will do the same again, with maybe the addition of a Lush hair conditioner bar because my hair is longer and therefore even dryer now.
 

Felipe

Veteran Member
Having a wikipedia entry is not that difficult. Even my unborn camino blister could have one.
Well, Wikipedia has a "Notability" test for entries; new contributions are watched and reviewed, and actually most of them are erased after a few days. Not a perfect system, obviously, as it happens. On the other side, if we discuss a particular camino blister for some time, and it becomes an issue of public interest, it may fulfill the criteria for relevance. :)
Anyway, I only mentioned the Wikipedia entry to show that this particular soap has a very peculiar and curious place in Spanish pop culture.
 
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Walter1407

Guest
There are the "Kathmandu" shampoo leaflets. Not terribly good, but very light.
On the Camino I wash my hair twice a week with shampoo and on all other days rinse it well with water. During the occasional hotel stay I get refills for shower gel and shampoo.
 

Dutch

Straightforward
Camino(s) past & future
SJPP-SdC sept '13
Porto-SdC May '14
SdC-Finis/Muxia May '14
SJPP-Finisterre sept '14
Pamplona-Burgos march '15
Porto - Sdc may '15
Camino salkantay june '15
SJPP - SdC aug/sept '15

Pacific Crest Trail april thru sept 2016
Well, Wikipedia has a "Notability" test for entries; new contributions are watched and reviewed, and actually most of them are erased after a few days. Not a perfect system, obviously, as it happens. On the other side, if we discuss a particular camino blister for some time, and it becomes an issue of public interest, it may fulfill the criteria for relevance. :)
Anyway, I only mentioned the Wikipedia entry to show that this particular soap has a very peculiar and curious place in Spanish pop culture.
Thats ok. I only said what i said as a joke :) but i am fairly sure that some of my blister deserved their own wikipedia page, considering they've had just about any color know to mankind. I bet even Pantone could have been inspired by 'm.
 

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