we are still using the same bulk container of shikai shampoo that we bought at the beginning of january. yay! three girls with long hair and it's still going. that is more value than i expected, and it has saved many individual shampoo bottles. i tried shikai conditioner in a little sample bottle, and there is no way that it is going to serve it's purpose in my fine hair. i'll stick with acure for now and try to use it as sparingly as possible.
we are still using toothpaste and the floss we have already. i still use a touch a hairspray daily, and i'm using a commercial deodorant in these summer months. i think one tube of deodorant will be enough to last through the summer... and will go back to the crystal as soon as the extreme temperatures dip.
it's amazing to observe how the body is truly created to care for itself. the less we mess with "natural" the better most of the time (and less waste producing too). :)