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Bob Barnes: Legendary social activist….. talks dandruff, ShamPHree, and living his principles.

7U6A2311Bob Barnes. Father of Nikki Jacoby and her charming ginger brother Jesse. Legendary Seattle union organizer, direct action activist for human rights and social justice. Occupy Seattle fort-holder. Papa bear and father earth. Host of an epic yearly solstice party and Columbia City’s creepiest Halloween haunted house. Santa libre to Seattle’s mini-activist children. Spirit father to a gaggle of girls and guys that are friends of his wonderful children. Husband of Sue, Tilth garden crusader and mega-greenthumb mama.

His hair and beard are long and white. He wears all black, with combat boots. Add to the list of his many non-violent fights, a fight with itchy, flaky scalp and dandruff. Like many of men ( and women, but mostly men) dandruff is not only annoying but can be uncomfortable and perplexing. Where does it come from? Why do I have it? Why do none of these store-bought solutions work? Guess what? Apple Cider Vinegar is a miracle dandruff cure.

Bob was just about to take his doctor up on some industrial-strength Dandruff pharma-solution. But then, his lovely daughter Nikki gifted him a ShamPHree kit.

He agreed to let me interview him, and here is what he said.

Bob Barnes: ShamPHree man.1.  

What do you call yourself? Personal branding statement?

Papa Bear will do.

When did you start your ShamPHree journey?

Last week of December 2013.

What inspired your switch?

Nikki.  She got me a starter kit for a solstice gift & i figured i’d better try it.  She had been encouraging me for months prior to that.

Did you have an adjustment period before you were sold on it? If so, how long and what was it like?

Loved it from the first washing.

What changes have you seen in your hair/scalp that you like since going ShamPHree?

I had pretty bad, dry, flaky dandruff & ShamPHree got it majorly under control from the first washing.  I still have some dandruff, but its not as dry & flaky & doesn’t cause a snowstorm all over my shirt, which is nice because i wear black a lot.

Have their been any surprises?

Surprised at how clean my hair feels & how the natural oils don’t feel greasy but just, uh, natural.  & it stays feel’in clean for several days.

What would you tell a friend who was on the fence about going ShamPHree?

Get off the damn fence & just do it.  If its takes an adjustment, be patient with it.

Has your experience with going ShamPHree inspired any other positive changes in your self-care routine/ life in general?

Wow-thats a lot to put on one product.  I am less self conscious about making sure i don’t have a snow flurry on my shoulders.

Anything you want to add about ShamPHree, hair, life in general?

Just a big THANK YOU for coming up with ShamPhree.  Its a great product & it feels great not contributing to the chemical industry which poisons our bodies way too much as it is.  & i guess thats a life in general thing because i feel that using ShamPhree allows me to live my principles in one more little way.

Thanks, Bob. Love ya!


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