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    Default Re: Tips for caring for hair with no running water?

    Actually, I do that "bucket bathing" thing most of the time, because I prefer buying bottled spring water to using the tap water (which makes me itch). Standing in the shower works! I estimate I use 1/2 a gallon, unless I've done a heavy oiling/hair mask, which takes 4 or 5 gallons to wash out.
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    Default Re: Tips for caring for hair with no running water?

    I know that when I've been on vacation as a child we sometimes washed our hair in the sea, maybe that's not an option, but it worked fine for me.
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    Will officials allow you to boil water at all? If you are allowed to have a campfire it really doesn't take much boiling to kill bacteria (I'm from South Florida, it's what we did after most hurricanes) will the place with the generator allow you to boil water?
    But if they won't allow it, I agree with stretching washes and an occasional ocean rinse until you get somewhere with better conditions.
    Can we do anything to help? Are you and your family alright?

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    Default Re: Tips for caring for hair with no running water?

    Quote Originally Posted by SwanFeathers View Post
    But if they won't allow it, I agree with stretching washes and an occasional ocean rinse until you get somewhere with better conditions.
    Can we do anything to help? Are you and your family alright?
    I was wondering about that too, but I've only washed in lakes, streams, and brackish water. Regular shampoo worked (didn't foam up as much) and a crapload of conditioner and I was good to go. I'm guessing that ocean around the Bahamas is a lot saltier though... Anybody know how the hair would faire in that type of water?
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    I think the problem at the moment with washing in ocean water is that it too is contaminated from the storm.

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    Oh! Of course. Then you're right!
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