Remember that one time when I tried to go “poo-less?” No? I’ll give you time to go back and re-read (link here). I still have nightmares. I fell like I’ve been hearing more about the idea that you don’t need to use soap to be clean and, instead, let your body self regulate. I don’t need to be that natural. No one needs to be that natural. I hate to break it to you but people are animals and do you know what happens to unwashed animals? They stink!
I feel like those that demand they can go without shampoo have never washed a dog. Every time I lather up one of the pups that is staying with me I’m AMAZED at how
disgusting they are. As far as I’m concerned that’s all the proof I need. I’ll push, shove, beg, coerce the dog into the shower and then rinse him off. The water coming off the dog seems relatively clean and the whole time I’m thinking, “Wow. This isn’t bad. Maybe he wasn’t that dirty after all.” THEN I add shampoo and after a good scrub my second rinse is a different story. It’s a mud slide of filth coming off that mutt. It’s amazing the difference between just plain “rinsing off” and actual “scrubbing off.” I figure if it’s true for a dog it’s gotta be true for me.
Now I admit a dog has fur and I have hair but is it really all that different? No. Filth is filth. Of course I’m not as disgusting as the dogs. It’s not like I see a dead decaying critter and think, “Man I gotta get that smell all over me.” and go rub my head all over
the death and dirt. I don’t pee on myself nor do my friends pee on me. In general I shy away from rolling around on the ground. BUT the fact still remains that you get cleaner with soap then without it.
I suppose it is drying and harmful in other ways but that is why you use moisturizer. I’m the QUEEN of lotion. I can guarantee I put way more soothing creme on my body than you do. That’s a topic for another blog. For now I just need you to know that I support the use of shampoo and based on my very detailed and scientific research of dog washing I think you should too!