Why Washday and Showering Don’t Mix

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Have you ever wondered why your skin itches  when shampoo runs from your hair to your body?  Read further, and I will tell you why washday and showering don’t mix.

What do you think of when you hear or see the word washday, wash-day, or #washday?   Most of us immediately think of our hair right?  Right! Or maybe not.

Surprisingly,  there are still folks in the Natural Hair Community who don’t understand the word, hashtag, or just don’t think there should

Twitter Washday Poll
Twitter Washday Poll

be a day put aside for the washing, conditioning, and styling their tresses.  So, before we get into why washday and showering don’t mix,  I need you to

  1.  Wake up sis
  2.  Catch up on the many blog posts I’ve done regarding the importance of washday.

Ok, now that we are all caught up, I need for you to think about about why in the world I would write a blog post on how washday and showering don’t mix.

How many times have you watched a commercial or YouTube video with a particular shampoo being promoted and the woman is in the shower?  It’s all over the TV and social media.  It’s become the norm, but is it healthy>

Now I don’t know about you, but I have sensitive skin.  Most shampoos  for adults are not formulated as body washes. At least none of the ones I’m familiar with.  If you know of any, then let  a sista know.

So why are we allowing the shampoo to run down our bodies?  Sure you can lean forward  or backwards in the shower, but that is not going to completely stop the ingredients of that shampoo,

Why Washday and Showering Don't Mix
Why Washday and Showering Don’t Mix

conditioner, or co-wash from running down your face and body. I’m sorry it’s just not!   So, why do we continually irritate our skin for the sake of killing two birds with one stone?  Sis, it ain’t that serious. I’ll say it, and say it again, showering and washday don’t mix!

Why washday and showering don’t mix
  • Shampoo is meant for your head, particularly your scalp.
  • Shampoo  will strip your body of its natural oils
  • Chemical allergies are real, and they don’t feel good.
  • The skin on your scalp is different then your face and body
  • Irritated, burning, or dry skin is not happy skin.

So, if the above reason’s have not convinced you washday and showering don’t mix, at least I can say I tried.  I am strong on self-care and am important part of taking care of yourself, is taking care of the body you were given!

How do you wash your hair?
How do you wash your hair?

As we age our skin ages, holding on to the beloved moisture we cherish so much becomes more difficult.  So why make the situation worse by allowing products that don’t belong on our skin, on it.

Why not do what I suggested in  my recent blog post titled, Cold Rinse in the Winter?  Why not just shower your hair when you are OUT of the shower.  Trust me is saves the skin on your body.  Also make those cold rinses on your hair way easier.

 

 


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4 thoughts on “Why Washday and Showering Don’t Mix”

    1. Thank you. I seem to bring up a lot folks don’t talk about much. I appreciate you taking the time to read the post and leave a comment. Thanks sis!!

  1. I admittedly was guilty of washing my hair in the shower but my upper back and neck area would always itch and be so irritated and it took a while before I realized that it was because of the shampoo and conditioner running down my back. I thought I was thoroughly allowing the residue to wash away not realizing the damage was already done. I would get my husband to lotion my back thinking it was only dry skin. Well I am not going to be showering and washing my hair together anymore. Thanks for the valuable tips.

    1. Yes indeed! Making a simple change can save us from so much irritation and unnecessary pain. I’m glad you made the switch. Thank you so much for reading. Stay tuned for more useful tips. Hope to see you again!😊

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