I understand why we should buy recycled toilet paper. I understand why we should take short showers. I completely agree that cars are a selfish and wasteful mode of transport. But there's a lot of stuff I just don't put into practice.
Here's one. Shampoo. Shampoo is unnecessary. I recently befriended a fellow who does not wash his hair. No, he's not a filthy hobo. He's just a smart enough guy to realise that if he stopped wringing the crap out of his hair with chemicals all the time, his hair would basically sort out its own chemistry.
Thing is, shampoo is a mild detergent. You know, like for laundry and dinner plates. It strips the oil out of your hair and exposes and washes away and dissolves all the foreign bodies (AKA dirt or, more likely, hair gel). That's why your hair feels pretty dreadful after you shampoo it. At a celluar level, it's been scrubbed ragged. That's why you need conditioner. The conditioner is there to re-coat your hair and make it smooth again, plug up all the rough bits you've just exposed.
Why do we need to do this to our hair? We think we need to wash the oil out of it, but the only reason our scalps produce so much oil is because they're periodically sucked dry with hair detergent. If I stopped washing the oil out of my hair, my head would stop overcompensating. Really, all I'd need to do is rinse with water.
But I can't do it. I can't give up shampoo. It would be healthier, but it wouldn't look as healthy. And I couldn't bear the transition period, where my scalp went into withdrawal and secreted too much oil because it expected to be washed and I didn't wash it and so I got covered in oil and had to go around like that for several weeks.
And I can't stop eating delicious lamb and I can't stop buying whichever toilet paper is on special and I really like having a car.
Am I evil?