Shampoo for sea water

Submitted: Saturday, Jul 17, 2004 at 11:52
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I will be camping on a remote beach for 4 weeks ie no fresh water and the Indian Ocean will be our giant bath tub. It's a hard life!
Any sugestions for a salt water shampoo or liquid soap that I could use that doesn't contain coconut oil.
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Reply By: Zita - Saturday, Jul 17, 2004 at 13:07

Saturday, Jul 17, 2004 at 13:07
Try some Cetaphill lotion instead of soap. The sweetwater water filters are good for small amounts of water, however they are time consuming. Cheers Zita
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Reply By: Member - Penguin (NSW) - Saturday, Jul 17, 2004 at 13:41

Saturday, Jul 17, 2004 at 13:41
Hi Ali

Whitworths Marine sell sea water soap. I don't know if it contains coconut though.
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Reply By: new boy - Saturday, Jul 17, 2004 at 14:22

Saturday, Jul 17, 2004 at 14:22
I have Sailed Extensively through Kimberleys Ect and we have always used just Sunsilk Shampoo for soap and hair wash . My hair gets very oily but have found the sunsilk in salt water did fine job .
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Reply By: Bilbo - Saturday, Jul 17, 2004 at 15:18

Saturday, Jul 17, 2004 at 15:18
Shampoo probably has more surfactants ( the thing that make it soapy) than just about any other product, with the exception of dishwashing liquid. Shampoo will lather up in sea water no probs. Just not quite as good as fresh water.

Bilbo
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Reply By: Coops (Pilbara) - Saturday, Jul 17, 2004 at 16:49

Saturday, Jul 17, 2004 at 16:49
how about doing the shampoo & soap thing away from the water, that way you won't be harming the marine life and it won't matter what you use.
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Follow Up By: Ali L - Saturday, Jul 17, 2004 at 17:07

Saturday, Jul 17, 2004 at 17:07
It does matter what I use as there is no fresh water available for washing. Regular soap does not work in sea water
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Follow Up By: Quartzy - Sunday, Jul 18, 2004 at 09:00

Sunday, Jul 18, 2004 at 09:00
I'm with you Coops,
- As long as you get the saltwater in a bucket /tub and then use the detergents AWAY from the sea. The ocean may be big but you can still affect the marine life in it.
Quartzy
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Follow Up By: Ali L - Sunday, Jul 18, 2004 at 14:23

Sunday, Jul 18, 2004 at 14:23
BUT what detergents/soap/cleaning product that's my question not where I do it. I'm happy lathering up AWAY from the ocean
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Reply By: Member - Bruce and Anne - Saturday, Jul 17, 2004 at 16:52

Saturday, Jul 17, 2004 at 16:52
Hi Ali l, When I owned my trawler and spent up to three weeks at a time at sea we used the deck hose to bath under and we used the cheapest shampoo available to wash our whole bodies in, but the trick is to use a little conditioner in your hair and leave it there still next wash, stops the hair from feeling like barred wire.
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Follow Up By: Ali L - Saturday, Jul 17, 2004 at 17:09

Saturday, Jul 17, 2004 at 17:09
Yes my hair gets dread locks and "lumpy" to sleep on after about 7 days. Thanks for the conditioner tip - i'll try it
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Reply By: Member - Royce- Monday, Jul 19, 2004 at 19:32

Monday, Jul 19, 2004 at 19:32
Have a No 1 haircut. easy
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Follow Up By: Muddy 'doe (SA) - Monday, Jul 19, 2004 at 19:43

Monday, Jul 19, 2004 at 19:43
I'm with you Royce,

Short hair is the best. Low maintenance on trips away.

***Warning*** Can look a bit "GI Jane" on the fairer sex though!

Cheers

Muddy
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Reply By: Troopy Travellers (NSW) - Tuesday, Jul 20, 2004 at 08:09

Tuesday, Jul 20, 2004 at 08:09
Ali

I did a search in "Jeeves" asking for shampoo for salt water and got loads of addies, this one looked good and is not that expensive. Carolyn

Salt Water Shampoo
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