A lot of people think that showering every single day is absolutely necessary. I don't agree. The first thing that people need to understand is that people have different skin and hair types. I have always had naturally super curly hair that tends to be quite dry. My sister has much softer/wavier hair so hers does not dry out as easily as mine does. Also, we both have dry skin (we never get oily or pimply skin but we do have to moisturize quite a bit especially in the winter). For this reason, it's nearly impossible to have a complete shower (hair and body) every single day. People do not need to shower every single day because it WILL deplete your skin and hair of moisture and essential oils that allow them to be hydrated.
Whenever I go out in public, my hair is always straightened and I have a lot more confidence that way. Having super curly/frizzy hair is difficult to handle so I usually shower on Wednesdays and for the rest of the week my hair is straight and beautiful looking! For those of you who do not have curly hair and are blessed with extremely soft straight hair, it is extremely difficult to go through the straightening process every single day and truth be told, your hair starts looking better as the days go by (less static and it becomes more tamed and glossy looking). If I did, my hair would become even dryer and damaged because of the constant hair straightening.
I recently found hair products that moisturize my hair very well, but that still does not provide me with a free pass to abuse my hair in that way. Although I would like to embrace my big curls and appreciate what I have, society is not very accepting and straight hair is generally thought of as more beautiful. Secondly, I believe that if you are a generally hygienic person you don't need to shower every single day. Applying deodorant on a consistent basis is extremely important and you can still wash up without actually bathing/showering on a daily basis. You can still apply body lotions and body sprays that leave you smelling and feeling fresh.
What are people doing that they need to shower every single day?? If you are eating healthy foods, your sweat should not even be all that bad in the first place. If you exercise as frequently as I do, just remember the tips above: deodorant!! For people thinking that this all sounds a little unsanitary and gross, even your private parts are able to clean themselves and experts actually suggest that girls should go "commando" every once in a while (it can actually prevent certain infections from occurring because of constantly being covered). I'm not saying that going "commando" is always acceptable, but every once in a while is not the end of the world.
Another obvious reason why constant showering isn't always the best choice is because of the environment. It's a waste of water to shower every single day if you generally smell and feel clean. I think showering just for the sake of showering is a little bizarre. I can understand that some people feel this obsessive need to shower every day, but doing it several times a day is a little extreme in my opinion. When people shower in the morning and then at night...what could have possibly happened in the hours in between that possessed you to take yet ANOTHER shower?? Maybe I'm just a nasty, gross, disgusting, completely unhygienic person, but I feel that it's perfectly reasonable to shower only once or twice a week.
Final reason (which probably makes me sound all the more bizarre): Sometimes you're just too tired or lazy to take a shower every single day. We all work, go to school or just have major obligations that are a bit time too consuming. We don't always have time to shower every day (let alone multiple times a day). Hopefully I'm not the only one who feels this way (that would be kinda embarrassing) ahahah :P
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