How often do you wash or shower?

February 16, 2009 5:32pm CST
We all know washing ourselves is hygienic and really should be done, but how often do you do it? What's the right amount per week? I wash myself nearly everyday, with some exceptions as in if I forget or if I'm too busy. I don't however clean my hair as it can be bad if you over-clean it since it washes away all the natural oils and chemicals in your hair! So share your thoughts on this discussion...how many times do you shower per week? Happy mylotting!
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29 responses
• India
1 May 09
near by 5 times in a day.
@lingli_78 (12844)
• Australia
17 Feb 09
i try to take shower everyday and wash my hair every other day... but during winter when the weather is really cold, i will take shower every two days once because i can't stand the cold... anyway, i try to keep myself clean as cleaniness is the key to health... take care and have a nice day...
• United States
17 Feb 09
hi there sara i shower ever day and wash my hair ever other day but the last job i had i had shower when i got to work and then when i was leaving work or anything i left so some times i would shower 4 times a day it was not fun showing that many times then some time i showered before bed if i worked out after work so some days i would have 5 shower a day i think that was a little much but i had to do that for my job so i just did it till i quit that job because i got tired of showering so much it was drying my skin out and my hair was so dry to because of it so i just quit
@bamakelly (5194)
• United States
17 Feb 09
I take a shower every day and in some cases even twice. It depends on how scummy or dirty I feel during the day. In the summer when I get a little more hot I will usually take a shower in the evening just to feel more refreshed. I don't feel right if I am not clean everyday. I also wash my hair everyday and shave my legs on a regular basis even if I am wearing pants.
• India
17 Feb 09
haha my mum yells at me an awful lot for not bathing.. well in my case it depends if i dun have to go newhere.. i dun bath for for upto 4 days :P but if i have to.. :( sometimes even go college without bathing.. not much of itch if i dun bath
• Philippines
17 Feb 09
I do wash or take a bath everyday. I don't see any harm cleansing. But what i don't do everyday is shampooing. I can do hair conditioning everyday , it is much better than shampooing everyday that harms the hair even if it claims that it is an everyday shampoo. I wash my face twice a day too, using a very mild liquid soap to face and use moisturizer for my face as well as sun block. About scrubbing, i do it only once a week, i use my favorite body scrub and also my favorite facial scrub. Once a week is recommended by dermatologist. Do not over scrub your face, use only a loofah or a facial towel to do that, but of course with proper care.
@kiran8 (15354)
• Mangalore, India
17 Feb 09
I have a shower every morning and if it has been a very hectic day with a lot of physical activities and if it has been a very hot day then i have a shower again in the evening. However during summer months i shower twice a day. I wash my hair every other day. In a warm country like India we sweat a lot when we go out in the sun and we need to wash more often to feel clean..
@ddfreedie (690)
• India
17 Feb 09
i used to take bath everyday..but execpt on sundays....i don bath on sundays being it a holiday
• China
17 Feb 09
I washing myself everyday in the summer , I wash 3 times per week on the winter.
• Malaysia
17 Feb 09
I washing myself and hair everyday...
@godkid308 (105)
17 Feb 09
I shower every day and wash my hair every day.
@scheng1 (24748)
• Singapore
17 Feb 09
Shower at least twice a year. If you been to Singapore, you will know the reason. The weather here is really horrible. It is hot and humid. When you sweat, the sweat makes whatever you wear sticks to your body. I shower the first thing in the morning. Then follow by breakfast. In the evening, another shower after my evening walk. Sometimes when the weather is really very horrible, I will shower in the afternoon as well. Wash my hair every day also. Otherwise it will be very sticky and oily and itchy. Waste a lot of water and shampoo. But really have no choice, the weather is terrible. Can't bear to walk around with a smelly and sticky body.
• Canada
17 Feb 09
I shower almost every day. I shower every single day that I have to go to school in the morning. When I work for my father in the summer (as a roofer) I shower at night time because I am genuinely dirty, when I get home, and it is a huge waste to have one in the morning since it is not necessary. I rarely have two showers a day, only when I really need to from playing excessive sports or getting dirty in one way or another. I actually wash my hair every day that I do shower too .. Basically because my hair gets greasy and flat without it.
• Singapore
17 Feb 09
Hey there saraloves10. I live at a tropical country so I don't really have a choice but to shower everyday at least twice. I mean the humidity and the heat really brings out the sweat and often times they can lead to body odor, not cool at all. I also shampoo my hair daily as I feel it necessary just to get rid of the itch. I take another shower before and after I hit the gym.
@pinkista (892)
• Philippines
17 Feb 09
I admit that I usually take a shower in every other day especially when I'm just staying at home. But if I go to school/weekdays, I take shower everyday.
• United States
17 Feb 09
I shower 2 times a day on the weekdays and about once on the weekends. So in a week I shower about 11 times. Well that is because I am a runner and need to stay clean. Otherwise the sweat will make me smelly which I cant have and my girlfriend will get angry at me. I cant have that especially.
@TessWhite (3147)
• United States
17 Feb 09
I admit I'm amazed at how many times someone comes up with this same topic. I've seen it several times in the last few weeks. I've also always been curious why anyone cares how often the rest of us bathe? LOL The next thing you know someone on here is going to ask how many times we pee each day.
@izathewzia (5142)
• Philippines
17 Feb 09
I make it sure that I take shower at least two times a day. After waking up and before going to bed. It makes me feel clean, relax and always on the go. I like the idea that I am physically clean before and after the day ends.
• Singapore
17 Feb 09
well, i wash and shower myself daily, at least once a day... if not, twice, due to the humid and warm country im in, its easy to sweat here just by walking under the sun.. .
17 Feb 09
I shower when necessary. Usually only once or twice a month. It's better for your skin to maintain natural oils.