Fandango Provocative Question # 132 – Daily showers

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Welcome once again to Fandango’s Provocative Question. Each week I will pose what I think is a provocative question for your consideration.

One article I came across noted that when you shower daily, you dry out your skin, especially if you are scrubbing with an abrasive material or soap. Further, you can deplete the essential oils, lipids, and bacteria that help your skin fight off inflammation, maintain a smooth look, and reinforce its protective barrier.

So with this in mind, my provocative question this week is this…

Do you regularly shower or bathe daily? If not, how often do you shower or bathe? If you do shower or bathe daily, is there anything that might persuade you to do so less often?


Since my childhood, I have been taking a shower daily. It is an ingrained habit too hard to break at this age when I’m almost 60. When I was sick or after my surgeries, I still had a towel bath because I cannot abide by myself if I don’t.

When I was in Seattle, the humidity level there made my hair wild, frizzy, and difficult to manage. I consulted someone at Sephora and she advised me to wash my hair less frequently. 2 times a week, maximum of 3 times. This advice I have followed with good results. And this helps save water too.

I never took a bath, just usually quick showers. That helps minimize water wastage. If, and it a big if, someone convinced me to not take a shower daily because of any reason, I still would be very reluctant to embrace this new state of being.




37 thoughts on “Fandango Provocative Question # 132 – Daily showers

  1. Ever since COVID I started washing my hair only two to three times a week. I think it was because our city pool was closed and I couldn’t go to swim practice. I have to have my daily shower. When we had a water shortage, I put a bucket in the shower and watered my potted plants with it.

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  2. There’s just something about being fresh and clean for a new day! 🙂 I’m a fan of the quick shower too, and because of various reasons I don’t shower every day now, but my hair gets a wash every day. My showers usually take less than five minutes because I honestly can’t stand up longer than that without fear of falling over. But the feeling is still the same, things are fresh and clean! 😀

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  3. I take a shower daily too especially before going to bed. It makes me sleep better. If it’s too hot, I take a bath 2x a day 😁. And I wash my hair every other day or when my hair is getting oily. My hair looks great with this practice. 😉

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  4. I take a quick shower daily. I wash my hair twice a week and on the days I don’t wash it, I use an Apple Cider Vinegar spritz I got from Sephora. It freshens and conditions the hair without the heaviness of dry shampoo. I use a blow dryer set on low temp to freshen it, as well.

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      1. It’s a nice product, Sadje. It is deHUE ACV Apple Cider Vinegar Leave-In Therapy. I spray it on the palm of my hands and then apply it to my hair. Too much can make the hair oily. I got it at Sephora and you can also get it through Amazon. It lasts a long time.

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  5. As long as it is not hot and humid or I stay in the air conditioning all day, I try to only shower every other day… especially in the winter when it gets so dry. Even if I take a quick 5 minute one I love my showers. They help to wake me up a lot of days.

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