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On Earth, washing your hair is a simple act of standing under a shower and lathering shampoo on your melon. But there's no shower on the space station, and even if there were the water wouldn't fall down — it would spray everywhere in weightless blobs.
According to Nyberg, there are some must-have tools she relies on to wash her hair: a small pouch of warm water, a bottle of no-rinse shampoo, a towel and a comb.
To wash her hair in space, astronaut Karen Nyberg uses a towel first to help add no-rinse shampoo to her hair, then to dry her hair. Reusing towels is vital since there is a limited supply, she says.
"Sometimes I'll take my comb and help work it all the way to the ends. Then I like to take my towel while I have the shampoo in there and work it," Nyberg said while demonstrating the technique. "Because without standing under running water, you kind of need to use the towel a little bit to help get some of the dirt out."
originally posted by: MystikMushroom
Well if you had a water tight chamber with big spongy wall panels...
You could wet them and then rub yourself all over them. Then, soak them again and wring them out. The floor could have a grate and a suction mechanism to suck/dry the sponges attached to the walls when you get out.
originally posted by: zazzafrazz
Count me out Mars.
My mane is my crowning glory.
originally posted by: Bigburgh
Note.. she said "wash the dirt out" .
There's no dirt in space, other than dander.
"Because without standing under running water, you kind of need to use the towel a little bit to help get some of the dirt out."