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    Hi! I hope some of you could help me out with this problem I have. In our house we have a shower in the basement and then in our upstairs bathroom we have a tub. We can't use the shower because of plumming issues and I'm unsure of how long we will not be able to shower, so I have been having baths. I love having baths but I'm trying to stretch washes and take really good care of my hair. So the few questions I have are: When I'm laying in the water and my hair is also in the water is that damaging my hair? Since I'm trying to stretch washes should I not be use bubble bath? Is there anything special I should be putting in the bath with me to help my hair? Any other advice anyone has about just having baths instead of showers would help. And who else has more baths then showers? Thanks for all the help.

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    I wish I could take a bath when I want to, but sadly, I only have a shower. If you don't want your hair to get wet, you can just put a shower cap on? Or you can put your hair up?

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    I like taking baths more than showers so unless I'm pressed for time that's what I do. Just having your hair in the water won't damage it but bubble bath might not be a good idea on non-wash days. What I do is just use plain water when I'm washing my hair (every three days or so) and If I'm not washing my hair then I tie it all up in a bun on top of my head and don't even get it wet. On non-wash days that's when I'll use stuff like oils or bubble bath in the water because my hair doesn't touch any of it

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    I generally put my hair up while soaking in the tub. Then you can put whatever you want in the water and not worry about whether it should be in your hair.

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    The main ingredient in most bubble bath solutions is SLS, so I would think laying with your hair in a bubble bath would be drying over time, especially if you don't rinse it out with clean water at the end of your bath. I take a lot of baths too, and taking bubble baths has helped me stretch washes because I've been conscious to put my hair up and not let it touch the water. I would just be careful to put your hair up and not get it wet if you're putting anything in your bath.
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    I agree with putting your hair up whenever you're not washing. I only have a tub and while I will rinse out my first shampoo/treatment mermaid style, for all subsequent rinse I begin draining the tub and then fill up a pitcher from the tap (mine is enameled metal, you could use plastic) and pour that over my head to rinse out conditioner, apply vinaigre, etc.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BambooBeauty View Post
    When I'm laying in the water and my hair is also in the water is that damaging my hair? Since I'm trying to stretch washes should I not be use bubble bath? Is there anything special I should be putting in the bath with me to help my hair?
    Marinating my hair in bubble bath and other things would count as a daily hair wash for me. Since most of my damage comes from detangling my hair during and after washing, I make sure to pin my hair out of the way whenever I have a bath. I can happily soak while keeping my head above the water level.

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    I take baths all the time at home. The only time I have the luxury of a shower is when I stay in a hotel or at a friend's house. I'm not a bubble bath user but I don't think it would be more damaging than shampoo as long as you rinse well and condition after soaking your hair. I do mermaid soaks all the time but I make sure my hair is detangled while I have conditioner on it and that i rinse well with my head tipped back and my hair flowing down my back.


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    I don't have a shower. I just put my hair up when I'm having a bath unless I'm washing it. There's no point getting your hair wet if you don't have to, especially with all the soap and stuff that's usually floating around in my bath
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    Default Re: Baths and stretching washes

    Well if you are trying to stretch washes, just enjoy your bath without dunking your head. I shower everyday, but I wash my hair every 3 days. I just put it up in a high bun, wash everywhere else except my hair...there might be a little bit of moisture at my nape, temples or whatever, but stay 99% dry.

    eta- in regards to damage, I think the bubble bath would have the "washing" abilities as soap???
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