A woman on TikTok has left her followers divided after revealing the reasons that she only takes a shower twice a week. Allison, who posts as @abmccarthy5757, is a 27-year-old woman living in Boston who says she was shocked to learn that other women shower daily. For her, twice is enough. However, there’s a method to her madness, she promises.
It’s all to do with washing her hair.
As Allison explained, she hates taking a shower if she’s not washing her hair, which she only does a couple of times a week. Ergo, she goes without bathing too. “So I’ve recently found out that I am in fact a gross human being and this is because most girls, when they say that they wash their hair twice a week, they literally mean wash their hair – and they shower every day,” she explained in a video. “I only shower once or twice a week. I’ve gone five days without showering before.”
Any time she showers, she washes her hair.
While you would think she could just pop a shower cap on if she didn’t want to get her hair wet, that didn’t seem to occur to her. Why would I get in the shower and not wash my hair? “But I don’t want to wash my hair every day,” she continued. “So I’ve had to start saying that I ‘wash my hair twice a week’ – but I only shower twice a week.”
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People had some pretty strong opinions on her admission.
Shockingly, plenty of people supported her. One person simply wrote: “THIS IS RELATABLE.” Another added: “Girl same. These comments are wild. Natural body oils is a good thing. Y’all showering everyday must be stinky people without it.” A third person wrote: “If I’m not leaving the house you bet I’m not showering every day.”
Not everyone was impressed by Allison’s hygiene, though.
“The comments saying showering is exhausting, grab a loofah add some soap and scrub it’s less than 5 mins, without hair washing, laawwddd,” one showering fan wrote. “The amount of people not washing in these comments… is sad,” another said.
Allison posted a follow-up video to defend herself.
Replying to one of the naysayers, she insisted that the comments section showed she wasn’t alone in her take. “I am sorry that I had to be the one to break the news to you, but I think it goes to show that this is more common than people think,” she said. “But they just aren’t talking about it and I unfortunately decided to talk about it. I also think it shows though that you aren’t noticing that all these people aren’t showering because we don’t smell. I’m sure there are people who don’t shower and smell, but I don’t smell and I don’t need to wash my hair, so why would I shower?”
What do you think? Could you deal with only taking a shower twice a week?