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Old 09-23-2016, 12:35 PM   #1
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Best shampoo conditioner shower stuff.

It has come to my attention that I take reeeaallllly long showers. We have a 25 foot MH with small water tanks. And we want to get off grid in our home. So I have to change my evil ways.
I have searched this forum and can't find what I am curious about.

Does anyone have a favorite shampoo-conditioner combo they use. Using them separately uses too much water.
Best washcloths. I thought those net poufs would dry faster but they require more rinsing than I realized.

I am sure others have some great ideas.
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Old 09-23-2016, 12:51 PM   #2
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Hi, Nancy! Long showers are the best!

I use Pantene Pro-V 2-in-1 shampoo and conditioner. It comes in several formulas. I like that you can easily find it in any wallie world, grocery store or drug store.

You're so right about the poufs and they seem to take quite a while to dry completely. Have recently switched to a set of quick dry bath towels, hand towels and wash cloths from Target. Was skeptical, but they really do dry super quickly - even the washcloth. Planning to order another set.

You can find them here - they come in 28 colors:

Target : Fast Dry Towel Set

Hope this helps!

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Old 09-23-2016, 01:06 PM   #3
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I use whatever is cheapest at the dollar store. But, I'm a guy, so...you may not want to take my advice on that.

How long are you planning on camping for? If its 3 nights or less, my wife and I generally just don't shower. Hit the important areas with some baby wipes, apply deodorant, and call it a day.

Have you considered joining a gym, like Planet Fitness? You could drive into town for a shower?
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Old 09-23-2016, 03:37 PM   #4
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When dry camping we use baby washcloths (those that have soap already in them). Get ourselves wet, moisten the washcloth, wash, rinse then toss the washcloth. But we only do this when dry camping.

I use Dove shampoo & conditioner combo.
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Old 09-23-2016, 03:44 PM   #5
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We wet down, shut off the water, lather up, then rinse. That is called a Navy shower. We don't use wash cloths. My hair is short, so it doesn't take too long. I use Shiny Silver shampoo with conditioner, but my hair is almost white.
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Old 09-23-2016, 05:03 PM   #6
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Using baby wipes alone you can get pretty darn clean. But sometimes you gotta take a shower. We are doing navy showers although I didn't know it had a name. But no pre soapy washcloths. I will have to look that up,and the fast drying wash cloths at target. I got some Turkish towels. They dry really fast and somehow don't get stinky.

im going to look in the travel sizes for Pantone and Dove. Duh, why didn't I think of that!? Thanks everyone.
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Real boondockers shave their heads to the skin before a camping trip removing the need or shampoo or conditioner. DW wears a wig while it grows back.
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Real boondockers shave their heads to the skin before a camping trip removing the need or shampoo or conditioner. DW wears a wig while it grows back.
Are you serious, lol! She GI Jane's it? Never heard of that before
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Most name brand shampoos have a 2 in 1 shampoo/conditioner. Everyone has different hair types so pick the one that is closest to your home shampoo. My hair gets way too knotty for a 2 in 1. When tight on water I will do the navy shower as above. A good idea is to get yourself shaped up then put the shampoo on your hair and rinse it all off at the same time. You can try dry shampoos too. I practiced getting quicker in the shower at home. It has helped my morning routine before woek when I oversleep. I can be showered, dressed, 9 yr old Fed and dressed, dog fed and out and be out the door in under 30 min.

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