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Old 05-05-2012, 01:34 AM   #1
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Saving water shampoo technique

I boondock a lot and have been finding ways to conserve water. I discovered a way to shampoo and condition my hair in the kitchen sink using 16oz of water or less. At first I used more water, but with practice I am getting better at saving. Also, I will admit to having short, fine hair. You may need more, but I hope you find this helpful.

Save the cold water that runs until it becomes hot in a clean empty 2 liter bottle. Continue adding hot until the water in the bottle is the right temperature for you. This should be all the water you need to wash, rinse condition and rinse your hair. Thick, long hair may require more, but the principle is the same.

Dilute your shampoo and conditioner and put into plastic squreze bottles like resturaunts put ketsup and mustard in. The spout makes it easy to get the products in the right places without using extra water. Use the water you
saved to rinse. The small opening again makes it easy to control where the
water goes. I now use a 20 water bottle with a flip top sport cap. Any leftovers can be used to fill the toilet.
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Old 05-07-2012, 02:03 PM   #2
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My wife's a cheapskate from way back, she takes your idea one step further.

She has a drain pan in the sink when she washes her hair, then she uses the 'used' soapy water to pre-wash the pots & pans. The worst of the gorp (yes it's a word) gets scrubbed off then they just need a final rinse.

Amazing how little water and electricity you can get by with when you're in love with the place you're boon-docking in.
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Here is an interesting discussion on washing hair while boondocking
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My wife's a cheapskate from way back, she takes your idea one step further.
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She has a drain pan in the sink when she washes her hair, then she uses the 'used' soapy water to pre-wash the pots & pans. The worst of the gorp (yes it's a word) gets scrubbed off then they just need a final rinse.
Just D**N!!!
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I like the catch pan idea, but I think I'll use the water to flush the toilet. I also figured out today that I can heat the water in the diluted shampoo, conditioner and rinse bottles in the microwave in only 2 minutes. I squeezed some air out and sealed the bottles so they wouldn't overexpand when heated. Propane is in much shorter supply while bdockin than fuel for genny.
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When we were building our home (and boondocking) I bought a 250 gallon water tank and ran it into our pump. Probably solved...
(nothing wrong with a little conservation, but if we were to try it again, I'd pull a trailer with a tank)
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I often need to conserve water AND space in the grey and black holding tanks. Where I can get away with it, I dump my grey water on a nearby tree.
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Waterless/Dry Shampoo and Medical 'Bed Bath' Wipes...
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I do the waterless spray shampoo so that I don't have to wash my hair until day 3 or 4. For baths we always did sponge baths because the showers in the old class C's were way too small. Now I shower in my dads toyhauler once or twice a trip but am looking forward to being able to use the shower in the class A if we buy it.
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Since I have such a massive head of hair, I use a dry washcloth!

The Good Lord only made a few perfect heads, the rest he covered with hair.
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