A woman has taken to social media to reveal the reasons why she showers just once a week.
TikToker Reina, who uses the Twitter handle @reindrrop, stunned 7600+ of her followers by revealing in a post that she only showers one time per week.
In a video that has amassed over 2.7 million views, Reina explained: “I shower once a week. You heard that right. Not just wash my hair once a week – I step into a bathing receptacle once a week.”
But why? Well, the TikToker has several reasons why she doesn’t like bathing – other than she just “doesn’t like it”.
“Reason one: the time commitment,” she starts off by saying. “From warming the water up, getting into the shower, doing all of the necessary shower things, to getting out of the shower, to drying, to waiting for my hair to dry.”
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“Reason two: Wet hair,” she added. “I hate the feeling of wet hair. And, no, I can’t use a hairdryer because I hate the sound of a hairdryer.”
Next up was reason three: “Skin issues.” As Reina explained: “Since I started showering less […] my eczema, my dry scalp – just all my skin issues have gotten better.”
And finally: “Reason four: It’s not wasteful. Both for water and products.”
One of the big questions from viewers was about whether or not Reina was smelly as a result of not bathing. Well, in a follow-up post, she gladly answered that.
“Short answer: I probably do [stink],” she explained. “Humans are smelly. And come Saturday – the day before my shower day – I don’t recommend that you shove your face into my armpit. It’s probably not going to smell good.”
Reina replied to another person in a post. She asked Reina if her husband thought at all. To which she said that he doesn’t.
Reina believes that Reina’s main problem is sensory. It’s similar to how some people can’t stand certain textures or temperature changes.
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