How to wash your hair in space

by Hair Romance on July 11, 2013 · 11 comments

in Hair Care

I found this video from the International Space Station fascinating!

how to wash your hair in zero gravity - international space station

Astronaut Karen Nyberg is currently on the International Space Station and was also the 50th woman in space. She is often asked about hygiene questions in space, and here she gives a demonstration as to how she washes her long hair in space.

Click here if you can’t see the video

It’s probably not very useful, as I’m not sure you’ll ever need to worry about how to wash your hair in zero gravity but I’m so intrigued.

In case you were wondering, the shampoo she uses is called No Rinse Shampoo.

Did you ever want to be an astronaut when you were little? Would you ever go on a space flight for a holiday?

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xiaohan July 11, 2013 at 1:55 pm

Fascinating!! Never thought about it before, but like you said, so intriguing.
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Hair Romance July 11, 2013 at 3:09 pm

Glad I’m not the only one! Now I keep thinking about how the cope with everything at zero gravity, so weird!


Kate July 11, 2013 at 3:01 pm

That is the most interesting and bizarre video I think I have ever watched!! I couldn’t look away!!


Aysha F. July 11, 2013 at 7:42 pm

This was SO fascinating to watch :D
And really bizarre!


Hair Romance July 12, 2013 at 8:23 am

Can you imagine how hard doing everyday things would be? So bizarre!


Jodie July 11, 2013 at 9:37 pm

What a shame the video link (or link you provided below it) doesn’t work on my ipad. The photo is intriguing. Imagine keeping hair nice in zero gravity. My hair is fluffy enough! :)


Hair Romance July 12, 2013 at 8:27 am

Here’s the youtube link Jodie xx


Elizabeth July 11, 2013 at 10:30 pm

Thanks for posting this video! It’s really fascinating! I love following the events on the International Space Station, but I hadn’t seen this video. As someone who has had very long hair most of my life, I’ve often thought it would be very strange to have that “halo” of long hair in zero gravity. I’d never considered how to wash it, though!


Hair Romance July 12, 2013 at 8:25 am

I can imagine her hair getting tangled! I wonder if your hair grows faster or slower in space?


Natalie July 12, 2013 at 12:57 am

I never wanted to be an astronaut, so I guess I never really thought about how they’d wash their hair! That was such an amazing video, but golly, I don’t think I’d cope!
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Hair Romance July 12, 2013 at 8:26 am

I could not cope at all!


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