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Powder shampoo - this looks like it would be great for the Camino

trecile

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Camino(s) past & future
Francés (2016 & 2017), Norte (2018), Francés-Salvador-Norte (2019), Portuguese (2019)
An ad for this popped up on my Facebook feed. It looks like it would be great for the Camino.

 

kazrobbo

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Camino(s) past & future
CF 2012
CP 2015
St Olavs Norway 2016
88T Japan 2017
PWC/VF 2019
Israel 2020 X
Wales CP 21?
KK?
VdlP?
Sounds a better option than the 'dry' shampoos (interim fix, not daily use) which have been around for many years. I'm with @domigee ...try before departure!
Having long-ish hair, I'm always seeking less weighty (& leaky...) alternatives. I've got a dry shampoo to experiment with & also one of those soap shampoo block types...but I seem to innately not trust/like them! 😄
Would be interested in an opinion if anyone tries it.
For non-US residents it could be cost prohibitive considering exchange rate & postage. 😒
👣 🌏
 
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trecile

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Francés (2016 & 2017), Norte (2018), Francés-Salvador-Norte (2019), Portuguese (2019)
I have been using bar shampoo almost exclusively since I discovered it for my first Camino, but I think that the powder idea is intriguing.

If anyone is interested in a good bar shampoo and/or conditioner, forum member @JillGat makes great ones!
 

AZgirl

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Camino(s) past & future
Frances 2012 , via de la Plata 2014
Madrid/frances Sept/Oct 2017
Next : mozarabe 2021
I'm game for trying it. I have hair that easily gets dry and tangly. Before I have use bar shampoo and carry a travel sized conditioner.
At first I was surprised at the price, but they say one bottle was 4 regular shampoo bottles and the mini was one shampoo bottle.
If you are willing to give your soul (or email in this case) you can try the mini for $5 with free shipping. I ordered it. I find that since my Camino is at least a year away (between work and covid) I have been spending time trying new great. ETA I meant gear

I'll update when it finally gets here, I live in the middle of nowhere so it will probably take a while before it gets here.
 
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trecile

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I'm game for trying it. I have hair that easily gets dry and tangly. Before I have use bar shampoo and carry a travel sized conditioner.
At first I was surprised at the price, but they say one bottle was 4 regular shampoo bottles and the mini was one shampoo bottle.
If you are willing to give your soul (or email in this case) you can try the mini for $5 with free shipping. I ordered it. I find that since my Camino is at least a year away (between work and covid) I have been spending time trying new great.

I'll update when it finally gets here, I live in the middle of nowhere so it will probably take a while before it gets here.
I just ordered the mini for $5 too, though the site was a little confusing, because it said that there would be a code revealed "below." I just continued on to the payment page after I put it in my cart, and the discount showed up when I checked out.

 

AZgirl

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
Frances 2012 , via de la Plata 2014
Madrid/frances Sept/Oct 2017
Next : mozarabe 2021
I have been using bar shampoo almost exclusively since I discovered it for my first Camino, but I think that the powder idea is intriguing.

If anyone is interested in a good bar shampoo and/or conditioner, forum member @JillGat makes great ones!
I've been looking for a good conditioner, I'll give her a try.
 

Aidan21

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
SJPP to SDC 2013/14
SJPP to SDC 2016
Porto to SDC 2017
VdlP Sevilla/Salamanca 2018
There are very few upsides as you get older and your hair starts to disappear. But it is short, easy to maintain and words like 'hair conditioner' are simply not part of my lexicon. Sometimes being a boy is easier....
 

easygoing

Camino Sharon
Camino(s) past & future
I have walked the Camino Francis 7 times, twice in 2017 and 2018. (2019)
I like these pocket soaps from Sea to summit. They have several choices: shampoo, shaving, laundry and more. I bought them all and the ingredients are similar so one could get by with just the body wash for everything. Because this year's Camino was not to be I have only tried them at home but my socks came out clean and fresh.
 

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kazrobbo

Tassie Kaz
Camino(s) past & future
CF 2012
CP 2015
St Olavs Norway 2016
88T Japan 2017
PWC/VF 2019
Israel 2020 X
Wales CP 21?
KK?
VdlP?
I just ordered the mini for $5 too, though the site was a little confusing, because it said that there would be a code revealed "below." I just continued on to the payment page after I put it in my cart, and the discount showed up when I checked out.

Pity the offer is valid for the US only.
The rest of us will await critiques from you & @AZgirl ! 💆‍♀️
👣 🌏
 

David Tallan

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Camino(s) past & future
Frances (1989 and 2016), Portugues - from Porto (2018)
I have been using bar shampoo almost exclusively since I discovered it for my first Camino, but I think that the powder idea is intriguing.

If anyone is interested in a good bar shampoo and/or conditioner, forum member @JillGat makes great ones!
Does she have an online or Etsy store or is it just DM her? We use them and are always looking for good sources.
 
Camino(s) past & future
Sarria to Santiago 2014
Pamplona to Santiago 2017
Norte. 2018
I figured I was only out $5 if I didn’t get. I received a confirmation right away and within 30 minutes I received an email saying it had shipped. Hope it is as good as their service.
 

Iriebabel

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Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances 2018
Camino Del Norte & part of Lebaniego 2019
I've been looking for a good conditioner, I'll give her a try.
You can also try Ethique bar soaps and yes they do have sample sizes from new zealand you can buy on Amazon. I used it on my last camino shampoo and conditioner and they are amazing. I have a lot of hair waist length simular dry sometimes and easily tangled. Website below if you want to check it out...I have no commercial affiliation


 

trecile

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Camino(s) past & future
Francés (2016 & 2017), Norte (2018), Francés-Salvador-Norte (2019), Portuguese (2019)
Camino(s) past & future
CF in sections 2019/2020
Perhaps only for Europeans, but Yves Rocher has a highly concentrated shampoo, just two drops needed and my Camino hair (now in CF, Portos, aim to arrive in SDC on Sunday) looks very good. The Germans would say “Ich hab die Haare shön”.
 

Barbara

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
Frances, Norte (twice)and Primitivo, Sureste, In France From home Tours and Vézelay, also Le Puy.
There are shops and hairdressers in Spain. Buy a bottle of shampoo and leave it for the next person?
 
Camino(s) past & future
this will be my first. Norte September 2018.
I used the Lush shampoo bar. You have to let it air dry a bit before repacking it, but it was great. I use them at home now and alternate between my 3 favorites. I also now use “ dirty mouth” tooth powder. Thanks CdN!
 

anthikes

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
2016 SJPdP > SdC
2018 Porto > SdC
2019 Sevilla > SdC
I use a shampoo bar too. Works very well, even wash my clothes with it
 

trecile

Camino Addict
Camino(s) past & future
Francés (2016 & 2017), Norte (2018), Francés-Salvador-Norte (2019), Portuguese (2019)
I received my mini container of the powder shampoo. I've used it once so far, and it worked well. My concern is if it will get clumpy in the container due to humidity in the shower. I plan to use it exclusively until it's gone, and I'm keeping track of how long it lasts. The mini weighs less than once ounce.
 

MikeJS

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
Francis (2011), Norte (12), VdlP (16). Sureste/Invierno (17). Olvidado/San Salvador/Primitivo (19)
I just use the same bar of soap I wash my body with! As with many things I have never felt the need to get something especially for the camino.
 

trecile

Camino Addict
Camino(s) past & future
Francés (2016 & 2017), Norte (2018), Francés-Salvador-Norte (2019), Portuguese (2019)
I just use the same bar of soap I wash my body with! As with many things I have never felt the need to get something especially for the camino.
I think that I might have just a bit more hair than you. 😉
 

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