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no rinse body and hair cleansers
Posted: Wednesday, November 18, 2020 11:57 AM
Joined: 11/18/2020
Posts: 1

I'm looking for a way to wash my wife's hair between showers.  She is 88 (140 lbs) and I am 70 (180 lbs). She is unsteady and I usually can get her safely onto the shower chair at least once a week but her hair gets oily in between.  Does anyone have a way to wash hair at the kitchen sink? or a good dry shampoo option?  While on the subject does anyone have a no-rinse body cleanser that doesn't leave a residue on the skin?  Thanks everyone!  (I'm new to the forum, hoping I can receive tips and impart tips that I'm using for her care).
Posted: Wednesday, November 18, 2020 12:04 PM
Joined: 12/18/2011
Posts: 12519


 Welcome to the forum.  You need to check on Amazon (maybe other places, too). They have a no-rinse body and hair wash.  I think it's a foam if I remember correctly and after you use it there's no rinsing.  I tried it when Charles was here and it worked well.  Hope it gives you good results, too.

Posted: Wednesday, November 18, 2020 1:40 PM
Joined: 12/27/2017
Posts: 349

Google:  Sage Shampoo Cap

This is the product our hospice uses on DH.  Works!


Posted: Wednesday, November 18, 2020 2:06 PM
Joined: 4/2/2018
Posts: 3682

Sutherlin, welcome aboard. Here's a solution I found on another site.


Posted: Wednesday, November 18, 2020 2:07 PM
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Posted: Wednesday, November 18, 2020 7:30 PM
Joined: 5/25/2020
Posts: 151

Hi Sutherlin, welcome. If you're able to wash DW's hair every week anyway, I'd go for dry shampoo in between. I have used several, for my own hair, and I'm a big fan.  I suggest Batiste brand - the original dry shampoo, and really good. I use Oribe brand, but it's expensive.

Good luck.

Posted: Monday, November 23, 2020 3:39 PM
Joined: 11/22/2020
Posts: 2 offers many hygiene items; disposable cloth wipes for showering; dry shampoo and many others.  You can also find these types of items at Walgreens, Target, CVS, drugstores.

They work well from my experience using them after surgery.  Hope this offers some suggestions for you.

Dreamer Lost
Posted: Monday, November 23, 2020 7:47 PM
Joined: 3/7/2019
Posts: 570

Thanks to Ed's picture of the small float he used, I purchased a bedside hair washing kit from Amazon for my Dh.  A little bulky but I can get Dh's hair good and clean. There are different versions on Amazon so maybe check some of them out. 
Posted: Tuesday, November 24, 2020 2:35 AM
Joined: 8/2/2018
Posts: 6

I have a bather come in several times a week. I mention this because she showed me a trick to wash hair in bed. Use a large trash bag to put over a rolled up towel with the drawstring end. This will go behind the neck and will catch water at rinsing. I use the bath and hair care soap. It takes out the use of many products down to one or a few.

Ahem.. just don't tie the drawstring around your LO neck. The bag catches the water without drawing the string!