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is this culture thing?

When I studied abroad, my roommate and my American friends took a bath about three times a week. 

I took a bath every single day at night so I kind of shocked about this. 

Also, they don't wash their hair so often.

Is this normal?

Sep 10, 2016 12:36 PM
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Hi Yummy,

I think most Americans would say they shower every morning, but it's not unusual to skip a day if we're running late. As for hair, I had to look it up. I don't wash my hair every day. This link explains how different hair textures need different care.

We don't have a culture of relaxing in a bath at night, for sure. Many homes don't even have bathtubs, just showers!

September 10, 2016
From my experience, I have met both kinds of people who take a shower every single day and who take a shower 3 times per week. I have met many friends who take a shower twice daily. So don't be surprised at all, this is normal. I think it is about how their moms raised them. 
September 10, 2016
From my experience, Americans tend to take showers/baths every day.  I imagine most females I know wash their hair every 3-7 days, depending on hair texture, style and the hair's needs. But many women wash their hair every day or other day, also; it really just depends on the hair.  As for the men I know, I imagine they probably wash their hair every day or other day, but some hair styles may make that unnecessary so they may wait longer. All in all, I'm pretty sure just about everyone washes his/her hair at least once a week. 
September 10, 2016
Thank you for your comment! My Japanese friends are also saying that and many American friends surprised  me so I just wondering. 
September 10, 2016
I think to them it is normal, however many people choose to be cleaner than others, for example i would take a shower/bath everyday. It may be a stage their going through, too busy or not bothered to do it, but on the other hand like i said, many people are raised where it is a norm to only do it 3 times a week. This may be because of water or income shortage or purely because it runs in the family. :)
September 10, 2016
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