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Soap Vs Shampoo.

  1. Feb 22, 2009 #1

    MathematicalPhysicist

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    What's the difference between the two?
     
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  3. Feb 22, 2009 #2

    turbo

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    Very little. I prefer to use unscented liquid soap made for hunters, distributed by Hunters Specialties. It is VERY sudsy and economical.
     
  4. Feb 22, 2009 #3

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    I had a sneaky suspicion that it's all commercial to buy both soap and shampoo and spend our money by those companies.
     
  5. Feb 22, 2009 #4

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    If you can get that unscented liquid soap, use it top-down and be happy. There is no reason to buy all sorts of specialized stuff to use in the shower. Think of it - when our ancestors jumped into the local pond or river to clean up, did they have plastic squeeze-bottles of chemical goo? Liquid soaps (detergents/surfactants) certainly speed up the cleaning-time, but they are not absolutely necessary.
     
  6. Feb 22, 2009 #5

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    Very simply soap is a salt of a fatty acid. Detergents or surfactants which are not salts of fatty acids are not soaps.
     
  7. Feb 23, 2009 #6

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    It depends on the shampoo. Something like pantene has a bunch of ingredients to make it more shiny or 'bouncy' or smell like fruit or whatever. Soap will work perfectly fine for simply being clean.
     
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  8. Feb 23, 2009 #7

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  9. Feb 23, 2009 #8

    Hurkyl

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    Our ancestors didn't use refrigerators either, but I don't think I've seen you argue that we shouldn't refrigerate food. :tongue:
     
  10. Feb 23, 2009 #9

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    You wouldn't insist on buying a beer fridge separate from the milk fridge,
    but my wife seems to think you need separate shower cleaner and bath cleaner.
     
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