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gardengate Sun 24-Feb-13 20:11:59

We have a water metre so to save money I've decided to stop showering and bathing. I saw on telly (This Morning) about a woman who stopped washing her hair and it started self-cleaning in 8 weeks.

susiedaisy Sun 24-Feb-13 22:52:31


MoonlightandRoses Sun 24-Feb-13 23:15:47

Sorry Flo - couldn't help myself.

Blue waffle anyone? [Whistles innocently]

McNewPants2013 Sun 24-Feb-13 23:27:54

DO NOT google blue waffle.

MoonlightandRoses Sun 24-Feb-13 23:31:29

How about a Liberty Bodice then OP? Just to help contain the stench aroma of 8 weeks worth of unwashed flesh...

P.S. - the rest of you may not want to Google that term either. wink

gardengate Sun 24-Feb-13 23:31:40

So its vaginal toe jam? Doesn't say that it smells though.

WorraLiberty Sun 24-Feb-13 23:33:18


OHforDUCKScake Sun 24-Feb-13 23:34:26

I didnt wash my hair for 3 years once (dreadlocks) and it didnt smell! It smelt of the body spray I used to wear. I had very long dreads so inevitably used to end up getting sprayed too.

YouTheCat Sun 24-Feb-13 23:36:11

My ex never washed.

And yes he did smell.

WorraLiberty Sun 24-Feb-13 23:45:58

Seriously no-one I've ever known who had dreadlocks didn't have foul smelling hair.

It really just smelled of dirty grease mixed with whatever perfumed stuff they sprayed on it.

A bit like a smoker smelling like a smoker who has just brushed their teeth.

MammaTJ Mon 25-Feb-13 00:01:57

Interesting first post OP!

susiedaisy Mon 25-Feb-13 09:06:07

Moonlight that was sneaky throwing in blue waffle like thatgrin

Do not google blue waffle I did after finding out about it on here and it's stuck with me ever since!shock

susiedaisy Mon 25-Feb-13 09:06:53

Goes off to google liberty bodice gringrin

susiedaisy Mon 25-Feb-13 09:10:29

Comes back disappointed, it was a type of clothing!!

melika Mon 25-Feb-13 09:13:55

YANBU! I've moved to a house with a water meter and it is so so much cheaper!

We are a family of four who power shower and use a dishwasher and washing machine daily.

Please do have a wash!

HorraceTheOtter Mon 25-Feb-13 09:22:10

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Binkyridesagain Mon 25-Feb-13 09:26:50

Is this what scented panty liners are for?

MoonlightandRoses Mon 25-Feb-13 14:37:23

Sorry susie - couldn't help myself! grin

Now, Liberty Bell on the other hand envy <-- vom emoticon.

Flojobunny Mon 25-Feb-13 17:21:33

Ok so I couldn't help myself, I googled blue waffle, eww. Where do they come up with these things.
Not as bad as the one with shit everywhere that MNers told me to Google <seriously scarred for life>

Theicingontop Mon 25-Feb-13 17:23:54

Erm, you should wash. But I don't 'wash' my hair, with shampoo at least. I'm no poo, and it's a pita at first, but my hair's gorgeous now. Shiny and soft, and no dry ends I used to look like a scarecrow

But no, definitely wash. Nobody likes standing next to someone on the tube with rank underarms.

MoonlightandRoses Mon 25-Feb-13 17:24:08

Ah, the 'two girls' one - yes, that is particularly revolting. Mind you, there's worse around, but I think I managed to brain bleach most of the memories away after about five months...

gardengate Mon 25-Feb-13 20:02:57

Day 2 of experiment. S'alright so far.

SirBoobAlot Mon 25-Feb-13 20:04:17


Thanks for the update hmm

Sirzy Mon 25-Feb-13 20:04:48

I wonder if people she has to sit by would be willing to provide updates next week...

chickensarmpit Mon 25-Feb-13 20:51:54

Are you seriously going to walk around festering?
Aren't you concerned about toe jam or winnets? I feel all itchy just thinking about it.

DeepRedBetty Mon 25-Feb-13 21:00:38

After five days at a very good but very mucky festival, with not enough showers and too hung over to face the queue anyway, I was definitely not self cleansing.

I have done the hair thing, it took about a month to settle. I only stopped because water alone won't rinse out chlorine or sea-salt and I was missing swimming. Also I wanted to dye it.

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