In the zero gravity quarters of International Space Station, many of the mundane, routine tasks we do on earth become a challenge for astronauts. This has left many people pondering: just how do you wash your hair in space? With no gravity to create running water, the classic steps of “lather, rinse, repeat” clearly aren’t going to cut it. According to NASA astronaut Karen Nyberg, PhD, this is a question she gets quite a lot. So often, in fact, that she felt compelled to make this awesomely fascinating video for us to watch. Using this, I’ve created the Scientista 10 Steps to Washing Your Hair in Space. Check out the steps and Dr. Nyberg’s video below!
Step 1 - Wet your scalp with water.
Step 2 - Work the water through your hair.
Step 3 - Squirt no-rinse shampoo on scalp.
Step 4 - Work shampoo through ends with comb.
Step 5 - Rub off extra dirt with towel.
Step 6 - Add more water.
Step 7 - Comb through with comb again.
Step 8 - Towel hair dry.
Step 9 - Final comb run-through.
Step 10 - Let hair air dry.
Source: The images above are screenshots from the Reel NASA youtube video by Karen Nyberg, Karen Nyberg Shows How You Wash Hair in Space