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

Why I haven't washed my hair in 5 years
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  1. Johnny Harris

    Johnny Harris9 days ago

    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

  2. Richard V.

    Richard V.Hour ago

    Seems like you've been fascinated with not shampooing for 5 years.

  3. thestorminator89

    thestorminator896 hours ago

    So, how do you wash your hair? Just water, or something else?

  4. BazzaB

    BazzaB9 hours ago

    @Johnny Harris So what do you use instead of shampoo??

  5. Narwhals R Awesome

    Narwhals R Awesome13 hours ago

    Hi I just got to see this video and I doubt you will see this comment, but I wanted to know. Do you use any hair products? In the video you cut out the shampoo, but do you still use pomade and hair conditioner and finally most important Do you use soap, to clean your head and scalp or strictly water?

  6. NecrochildK

    NecrochildK15 hours ago

    I was wondering if you simply don't use shampoo or anything or if you use something else instead as you don't mention any specifics. The no poo method I learned about nine years ago is making a paste from baking soda with a little water and using that in place of shampoo, then after rinsing it out, you dilute a little bit of vinegar in a cup of water and rinse it through your hair to balance the ph back out. My scalp used to scab and my hairline was always cracked and raw before I started using this no poo method. It took less than a month of the baking soda wash for my scalp to heal. I have very dry skin overall, so I can never be fully free of flakes, but it was drastically reduced. I used to be able to shake my hair up and just snow everywhere, anymore, I just get a few flakes on my shoulders over the course of the day. After that, my husband switched too and despite having very oily hair, his hair evened out a lot and like mine got a lot softer and healthier looking.

  7. Neil Burns

    Neil Burns26 minutes ago

    No problem iam bald as a coot

  8. Navpal Singh

    Navpal Singh29 minutes ago

    so what should I use instead of shampoo to clean my hair; soap or just water?

  9. antony kolony

    antony kolony41 minute ago

    I never use soap on my face:except if I did mechanics or some dirty jobs. (Ok.. I wash my beard with soap!) I take at least a shower a day btw. I don't have any pimples. My skin is in good condition.(no wrinkles..any use of skin care products) So yeah: maybe we don't need so much products to be healthy and clean!

  10. Atraxia

    Atraxia42 minutes ago

    now here's the question, Do bald guys wash their head with shampoo or body soap?

  11. PeaceSeeking Missile

    PeaceSeeking Missile53 minutes ago

    I literally never used conditioner growing up and my hair turned out fine.

  12. CT-2938

    CT-2938Hour ago

    Good soldiers fo follow orders . Kill that Jedi !

  13. da22do

    da22doHour ago

    I have no clue how you comprehend how profit-driven, psychologically manipulative and exploitative big companies are and then go ahead and put out a take “actually the world economic forum really cares about people and is striving to create a ‘stakeholder’ capitalism where massive corporations pinky-promise they will stop caring about their bottom line - profits” Like you are at the same time incredibly lucid but amazingly gullible. I hope you put two and two together one day.

  14. C R

    C RHour ago

    Well if you use these western toxic chemicals shampoos, it will not help you.

  15. o _ o

    o _ o2 hours ago

    If I go like 4 days without washing and shampooing my hair it looks like it was dipped in cooking oil

  16. Dennis Bermal

    Dennis Bermal2 hours ago

    So when will invade it?

  17. Ahmed mostafa

    Ahmed mostafa2 hours ago

    Didnt know men do conditioners.

  18. DJkayoo

    DJkayoo3 hours ago

    I wash my head with shampoo once a week even that is small application of it and every morning I just rinse my head with water to get birds nest out of it after sleep.

  19. Lucy Gaming

    Lucy Gaming3 hours ago

    Was about to buy an expensive tea tree oil based shampoo. Watched this video, gonna try not shampooing.

  20. Andrew Dunbar

    Andrew Dunbar3 hours ago

    Depends on your hair type and maybe hair length and scalp type. I've tried ditching shampoo for weeks or months at a time several times over twenty years or more. Also tried just shampoo but not conditioner. I've had long hair most of that time. Shaved or really short was fine with just soap/shower gel/nothing, but once it got longer it would just get oily and skanky after one or two weeks. With shampoo and no conditioner it would turn to straw first and then get oily and skanky. Anti-dandruff shampoo definitely gave me worse dandruff. Now I shampoo once every week or two when it starts to feel yuck, but if I don't condition I'll have to shampoo again sooner. But hey haven't got that much hair these days even though it's still long (-:

  21. Flying Star

    Flying Star3 hours ago

    For a long time I was washing my hair with bicarbonate of soda. Once a week. And my dry hair needed just once a week to be washed. But then I understood that it's drying my hair to much and I got to back to the shampoo. And I need to use it now several times a week. Also I had the experience with rye flour. It's washes very good my hair. Think now I need to go back to it. Thank you for your video!!! BTW, with rye flour you don't need the conditioner at all.

  22. Tony Anderson

    Tony Anderson4 hours ago

    Just watched your"is collage wort it"video. Please,run for president!

  23. Pedro Vitor

    Pedro Vitor4 hours ago

    I think that maybe it's because you has straight hair... and actually washing your hair 5 days in the week is actually pretty insane, you has to do it like 1 or 2 times per week. More than that is dangerous. I will try not shampooing my hair too, but I believe it will not work since I have curly hair and we, curly people, has to use more heavy products to style the hair.

  24. M

    M4 hours ago

    Not a lot of science referenced in this video. I will take this video with a grain of salt until I find out otherwise by evidence based science

  25. AziziTheStorm

    AziziTheStorm4 hours ago

    So what DO you use to clean your hair? Just water? Hand soap? Butter? I'm just curious. Surely you use something other than shampoo to get rid of all that hair smell.

  26. supersportryder

    supersportryder4 hours ago

    I just take my cat in a very hot shower and rub her on my head. Since cats clean themselves she is always clean.

  27. ohh_dior

    ohh_dior4 hours ago

    ahaha SHAMpoo

  28. Rich C

    Rich C4 hours ago

    I'm bald and I liked this video, what's your excuse? (Paid by Big shampoo)

  29. Garrison

    Garrison5 hours ago

    My hair looks disgusting if I don't shampoo every other day

  30. Ombelle

    Ombelle5 hours ago

    I have not shampooed for over a year and a half. I only comb my hair with my fingers and thoroughly massage my scalp. It is deeply relaxing, and my hair feels just like when I had used conditionner, silky and smooth.

  31. Anthony O'Brien

    Anthony O'Brien5 hours ago

    Now my head is itching! 🙄

  32. Josh Egert

    Josh Egert5 hours ago

    If after watching this you still want to shampoo at least buy it from a brand that uses natural ingredients like jäson it’s way better for your hair

  33. Hieronymus

    Hieronymus5 hours ago

    10+ years, more than a third of my life with no shampoo. Only condition after I dye it. Never use shampoo. I will vouch for everything Johnny is saying. Give it a try.

  34. Michael Parise

    Michael Parise6 hours ago

    Love what you do Johnny. But this time I think you dropped the ball. You've got a head of hair like a Siberian Husky: thick, plentiful, no balding, full can do anything you darn well please with it and style it 100 different ways and still have it come out handsomely. What about the majority of us guys who wake up with serious bed-head, who need to shampoo it just to get it to lay down and have any hope of styling? What about we who are balding, thinning, have fine hair, greying (and texture changing), etc.? It's like those guys in men's magazines with perfect bodies, lean muscles, large packages, no stomachs, long waists, perfect ages, consistent beards, and yes, perfect hair...all telling us normal guys the torture we ought to go through to try to look, eat, and be like them. So next time you want to do something special, please look in the mirror and realize that you look pretty damned perfect to the rest of us. You lose credibility when you use yourself as an example (I suspect you're pretty close to those guys in the mags, unless you can find something that is objectively wrong with you.) You do a great job tackling other subjects, so keep it up.

  35. Overhand Golf

    Overhand Golf6 hours ago

    I haven't shampood my hair since 1978. The last thing I want on my scalp is coal tar which is a known carcinogen.

  36. Ira Singh

    Ira Singh6 hours ago


  37. Robert Bailey

    Robert Bailey6 hours ago

    HOLD UP! is it only a black people thing to not wash our hair everyday?

  38. Ira Singh

    Ira Singh6 hours ago


  39. Davi Krisnawan

    Davi Krisnawan7 hours ago

    I'm lazy, I'm not using toothpaste.

  40. NeerieD20

    NeerieD207 hours ago

    I shampoo only once a week, week and half, and only use baby shampoo because my hair is so fine. A bottle lasts me over a year.

  41. Ira Singh

    Ira Singh6 hours ago


  42. hatdog hatdog

    hatdog hatdog7 hours ago

    oh now i know the reason why everybody compliments my hair. it's because i don't take a bath and rarely use shampoo

  43. Ira Singh

    Ira Singh6 hours ago


  44. Tom Weis

    Tom Weis7 hours ago

    Thanks for not getting preachy and for being balanced about what you say, but it would be nice to hear what it is you do when you step into the shower. I mean your hair gets wet, and then what? You rinse it out only with water? You wear a shower cap to keep it dry? Do you towel it off, use a hair dryer, or let it air dry? From the looks of it, you use product in your hair even now, yes? I mean it’s perfectly coiffed…

  45. mmpj twod

    mmpj twod7 hours ago

    My entire world has just been shattered. Thank you for that!🤣

  46. Ira Singh

    Ira Singh6 hours ago


  47. Xevion

    Xevion7 hours ago

    "If I'm saying this as a man in this society then it must be a 1000x worse for women" Most of the commercials you played were targeted towards men.

  48. Ira Singh

    Ira Singh6 hours ago


  49. mmpj twod

    mmpj twod7 hours ago

    where you live...

  50. Mortan Á. Mørk

    Mortan Á. Mørk8 hours ago

    ..... Is that why my hair is always so fucking greasy i swear to god tbf i only shower everyday because that my body heats up at night and usually makes me smell

  51. Ira Singh

    Ira Singh6 hours ago


  52. Stavros 03

    Stavros 038 hours ago

    I get the point of the video but I am not so sure if being adviced on hygiene from past generations habits is a good idea. After all keeping dirt on your hair and scalp for a long period of time doesn't seem as the best choice...

  53. Deny Pardede

    Deny Pardede8 hours ago

    Thank u for sharing ur story...reminds me to not take things for granted...

  54. Ira Singh

    Ira Singh6 hours ago


  55. noahevanm

    noahevanm8 hours ago

    I have thick hair so I only use shampoo every few days usually. I'm a little confused about using hair product for styling. DO you need to shampoo your hair when using product?

  56. Ant Denzic

    Ant Denzic8 hours ago

    Way to go man you're just like a superhero, saving the world one video at a time.

  57. Ira Singh

    Ira Singh6 hours ago


  58. noahevanm

    noahevanm8 hours ago

    So can I still use product like pomade even if I don't wash my hair?

  59. Ira Singh

    Ira Singh6 hours ago


  60. Warren Anderson

    Warren Anderson8 hours ago

    I discovered this many years ago, drinking water and my diet is better than Shampoo (for me)

  61. Steve

    Steve9 hours ago

    I have been a hairstylist for over 15 years and can confirm what you are saying is true. I haven't washed my hair in over seven years - I only scrub it with water in the shower. If you quit shampoo, you will go through a period where your hair is oily, but after a few weeks, your oil production will settle and you will no longer have oily hair. The whole haircare industry is a joke.

  62. Ira Singh

    Ira Singh6 hours ago


  63. becausewin

    becausewin9 hours ago

    somthing somthing fortnite minecraft skins, shampoo is a scam, all hail the algorithm

  64. tried everithing

    tried everithing9 hours ago

    I wash my whole body with only soap for 15 years not using no creams or any bs no problems at all.

  65. Ira Singh

    Ira Singh6 hours ago


  66. Pedro Vitor

    Pedro Vitor9 hours ago

    Doesn't work for thick curly hair

  67. Ira Singh

    Ira Singh6 hours ago


  68. Matthew Lane

    Matthew Lane9 hours ago

    Keep it coming. Thank you.

  69. Dudás Bertalan

    Dudás Bertalan9 hours ago

    *Who else got a shampoo ad after the video?*

  70. becausewin

    becausewin9 hours ago

    same tbh, if you dont eat garbage your scalp wont be too dry, if you wash your hair with water regularly it wont be dirty or too oily

  71. Ira Singh

    Ira Singh6 hours ago


  72. Lord _ Scrubington

    Lord _ Scrubington9 hours ago

    ye but like. I enjoy my hair when it smells nice.

  73. Ferreteh

    Ferreteh10 hours ago

    I feel like a few other big factors with this are whether you use styling product / what kind of product you use, what your diet looks like, where you work, what the weather is like where you live...

  74. Ira Singh

    Ira Singh6 hours ago


  75. Wow zzing

    Wow zzing10 hours ago

    My main questions is I'm a heavy duty mechanic and I get nasty shit in my hair from work. What do you recommend?

  76. Filip Gugo

    Filip Gugo10 hours ago

    Laughs while holding razor blade

  77. Ira Singh

    Ira Singh5 hours ago


  78. P

    P10 hours ago

    Same old story ... Ignore the news (and advertisements) and end up uninformed, or follow the news (and advertisements) and be misinformed. The fancy sophisticated computer graphics might look really slick but they're old tech, completely unchanged since they first appeared big bold headlines in newsprint.

  79. Richard Needham

    Richard Needham10 hours ago

    Hair is for morons =p

  80. Readme .txt

    Readme .txt10 hours ago

    Dirty lier! Do not listen to him people. You clean your hair every time you take a shower!

  81. Antony Reynolds

    Antony Reynolds10 hours ago

    Yes. It is true. Just wash with water every day and shampoo once a week.

  82. Ifthakhar Hossain

    Ifthakhar Hossain11 hours ago

    Please bro make video on petrodollar

  83. The Studious Alchemist Of 78

    The Studious Alchemist Of 7811 hours ago

    30 yrs without deodorant here..I dont stink but smell like fruits because of my eating habits..Once I figured out that the females were developing breast cancer from deodorant blocking their glands causing a backup of toxins which are supposed to be released via the armpits/glands..I stopped using them and changed my diet along the way as well.

  84. brk hrmns

    brk hrmns11 hours ago

    Now the us is gonna invade my hair

  85. Ashton Garner

    Ashton Garner11 hours ago

    tried no shampoo and made it 2 months before i gave in because my hair just felt disgusting. i have naturally thick and curly hair so it's easy to tell when it's dirty, and i found that shampooing twice a week works best for me to keep my hair light (because oh buddy can i tell when i wash it). as gross as it felt for me, i'm glad i at least tried not shampooing.

  86. Richard Butler

    Richard Butler11 hours ago

    Works for me, haven't used shampoo or soap in my hair for almost 20 years.

  87. Ensar

    Ensar12 hours ago

    4:55 jOFFREY?

  88. Jezus nadchodzi

    Jezus nadchodzi12 hours ago

    1. All have sinned 2. Penalty for sin is eternal damnation in hell 3. You cannot repay your sin 4. There is a Good News 5. 2000 years ago Jesus Christ, Son of the living God died for the sins of the world 6. God gives you a chance of receiving forgivness of your sins Acts 3:19 Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord. Proverbs 28:13 He that covereth his sins shall not prosper: but whoso confesseth and forsaketh them shall have mercy. Acts 2:38 "Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost." Mark 16:16 He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned.

  89. zack willadsen

    zack willadsen12 hours ago

    “Shampoo” “it’s a sham!”

  90. Doogie H

    Doogie H12 hours ago

    So your hair will just smell like an unwashed head of hair?

  91. Gokki

    Gokki12 hours ago

    You missed the chance to replace "skeptical" with "scalptical", 3/10

  92. Bean

    Bean13 hours ago

    Head and Shoulders actually made my head itch like crazy... I avoid it. My hair gets SUPER greasy and with long hair... that looks awful. So I can't say I can do the same as yourself. When I dye my hair it helps with the natural oils.

  93. iamseph

    iamseph13 hours ago

    My hair doesnt get oily again at the end of the day, it takes a few days.

  94. Frank Plane

    Frank Plane13 hours ago

    I usually wash my hair at most once a week. The issue I get is if I go too long, my scalp gets insanely itchy

  95. Chris Clarke

    Chris Clarke13 hours ago

    Cavemen didn't use it, why should I?

  96. Christie Prescott

    Christie Prescott13 hours ago

    The water-only method is life-changing! I've been simply rinsing my hair (thoroughly) with warm/hot water for the past 4-5 months! If I rinse it every day, my roots do not look "dirty"/greasy and my scalp no longer gets dry! My hair overall just looks glossy and feels super soft - about as sleek and soft as when I used to use hair oil by Ouai!! This past winter I wanted to find completely natural hair products online, and then in the process wondered if just rinsing with water would do the job. I googled it and saw there's a whole "movement" called the "water-only" method! It's pretty self explanatory but some people made a few suggestions about what to do in addition to the rinsing. Someone online recommended "preening" (or something like that), where you massage your scalp, and then pinch a strand of your hair at the roots and slide down the whole strand to spread out the oil. I did this "preening" a couple times but don't think it's very necessary, and I don't remember how often the blogger recommended to do so. I think rinsing my hair and brushing it out spreads the oil enough. I noticed you can also just hold the body and ends of your hair in your hands throughout the day to make it more oily, if it starts to look frizzy or if you just want to make it glossier 👍🏼 As for me, I just rinse my hair thoroughly, dry my hair in a soft shirt for a couple minutes [while washing my face with African black soap (a wonderful, natural product!)], scrunch it slightly to bring out my natural waves, air dry it the rest of the way, brush my hair when it's pretty much dry (I want to start experimenting to determine what type of brush would spread oil out the best), and pat water all over it in the morning if it looks frizzy! Magnifique! I've been wanting to tell poeple about the water only method, because it's definitely cheap and very effective! I just haven't wanted to comment on hair ads on social media so as to avoid angering major hair companies, lol :). But people should know about this!! We've been manipulated! lol

  97. Narwhals R Awesome

    Narwhals R Awesome13 hours ago

    Hi I just got to see this video and I doubt you will see this comment, but I wanted to know. Do you use any hair products? In the video you cut out the shampoo, but do you still use pomade and hair conditioner and finally most important Do you use soap, to clean your head and scalp or strictly water?

  98. fsxaviator

    fsxaviator13 hours ago

    But the argument of "your body produces it so it must be good" ... What about sweat and oil on your skin? You don't wash your hands/body with soap?

  99. Christopher Murray

    Christopher Murray13 hours ago

    If you do a video about The Kentucky Derby winner failing the Drug test, I’ll give it a like and subscribe to your channel. #KentuckyDerbyGate

  100. Stefan L

    Stefan L14 hours ago

    I've been doing the no shampoo thing but what do I do if I want to style my hair? Does it reset the whole oil cycle?

  101. SJ218P

    SJ218P14 hours ago


  102. Fred Fleetwood

    Fred Fleetwood14 hours ago

    Man they really missed out on the name "Sham"-poo

  103. Luke Andersen

    Luke Andersen14 hours ago

    Been trying this for like 4 days now after shampooing every day previously. I feel enlightened.

  104. Maedschnoe fuckgoogle

    Maedschnoe fuckgoogle14 hours ago

    Cool to find others, who do it the same way! I stopped using shampoo and shower gel 15 years ago and since my hair and body adapted an normal (natural) sweat- and oil-behaviour, i have no problems with stinky axles or greasy hair. The best you can do to your body is just pure water!

  105. Last H

    Last H14 hours ago

    I agree with you

  106. Afiq Naim

    Afiq Naim14 hours ago

    How about face wash?

  107. Isabel Gil

    Isabel Gil14 hours ago

    Wait so should I use shampoo LOL

  108. scRam Jet

    scRam Jet14 hours ago

    In india we apply like a spoon of oil. its the best. It protects the hair from harsh sunlight and saturates the hair (with oil) so that it doesnt act like wick to strip scalp oil.


    METAPODCAST15 hours ago

    I watched the whole video even though I have no hair...

  110. Sayjae

    Sayjae15 hours ago

    Is this a metaphor for the coronavax?

  111. taesmulletarmy

    taesmulletarmy15 hours ago

    Bruh I got 2 shampoo ads already in between this video💀

  112. James Smith

    James Smith15 hours ago

    you are an interesting person

  113. zeeqco ziq

    zeeqco ziq15 hours ago

    I hate shampooing but shampoo makes my head dandruff free... i shampoo maybe once a week or more... hahaha... yeah you right using shampoo makes my hair fluffy ... i hate it!!

  114. Grzegorz Brzęczyszczykiewicz

    Grzegorz Brzęczyszczykiewicz15 hours ago

    i havent showered for over a year now

  115. dima juravel

    dima juravel16 hours ago

    -We've got you surrounded! Come and wash your hair! I hate the cosmetic industry! I hate the cosmetic industry! I hate the cosmetic industry!

  116. orlandocbm1

    orlandocbm116 hours ago

    Me too ~0 $hamp00😂. Just my biológica feeling told me no shampooing, no conditioner 😊

  117. fc3sbob

    fc3sbob16 hours ago

    maybe I missed it, but what do you do instead? just wash it off with water in the shower, or not wash it at all? and how many times a week do you shower?

  118. Jeff Gao

    Jeff Gao16 hours ago

    Don’t you need to washing hair during COVID?

  119. sarahghutch

    sarahghutch16 hours ago

    "all I'm asking you is to scrutinize your standards" YES YES YESSSSS!

  120. Bianca Geraldine Inez

    Bianca Geraldine Inez16 hours ago

    I really want to try this, but what about the odor? I go out a lot and it makes my hair smell nasty overtime. How do i overcome this?

  121. SIMPL3 TV

    SIMPL3 TV16 hours ago

    So i will just use water? I live in a hot place the sweat and oily hair makes my scalp itchy. If i don't use a shampoo may hair smells bad.

  122. Eoku

    Eoku16 hours ago

    I have a real skin disorder. For a very long time I was convinced it was because I didn't wash enough. My scalp was literally bleeding, and I thought it was because I only washed my hair twice a week instead of once a day.