What happen if a person do not take a shower for six weeks
If you ever tried going without a shower for three days? An experiment is being done....to see how a average normal person would react to going without a shower for at least three day.. straight.
I believe most folks could handle not having a shower for three days straight, but I would think that they would feel a bit lousy after six weeks. In a worse case scenario, you could always go skinny dipping if the water was warm enough and bring a bar of soap along.
I'm sure it can be done, but it is going to be very unpleasant for the person and any around them. Just the natural oil on the skin and in one's hair is going to make them feel dirty after that length of time.
I think after 6 weeks the accumulated dirt and skin oil will be a haven for bacteria and fungi. When these organisms get going no one would want to go near you for the stench - yuck!
I think after not bathing for six weeks, you will develop rashes, infections and other foul grossness on parts of your body. If your a menstruating woman, not showering could adversely affect your reproductive system. Causing more than a yeast infection, let's think UTI, a blood infection and some other unimaginable infection down there. For a man, you could develop something equally gross. The hair on your head may be prone to falling out as the follicles are now clogged with dirty, you will develop pimples/acne and blackheads all over your face.
I think the key would be the answer to these 2 questions first:
Where in the world would the person be? Very different scenario between cold, dry areas and hot, humid climates, right?
How active is the person? Sweating a lot? Sedentary? Big difference, eh?
eeeks. More than the person being stinky and filthy, I would pity the people around him. a lazy loner out of his mind would dare not take a shower for 6 weeks!!
I will be able to tell you tomorrow lol jk. I know if I go three days I get a little funky. If I went six weeks I think I would be growing new bacteria cultures on my body a.k.a. super funk.
I believe that is a bit much. I think you would feel gross and stink after three days I know I would
my first thought was of what is most deffinately NOT going to happen if you go 6 weeks w/ a shower!
A) your not gona get the date w/ the hot chick in the cubicle next door
B) your not gona get the date with the fuuny looking lady that brings pictures of her cats to wok iether
C) the night out with the boys,... not so much after day 5 or 6
D) your dog has better sence than to hang out with you after week 2 or 3,... and you think HE'S nasty because he licks his butt!?
I've read from a magazine, there is a tribe in Africa wherein women do not bathe for months. It is encouraged by men because they love the smell. It all depends in the culture. But here in the city? With all the pollution and crowd, it might be difficult, yet possible. I myself couldn't imagine not taking a shower for even just a couple of days straight. It'll make me feel so itchy all over.
FranYo, when i was a soldier that happened to me and to mi friends in the army. So its possible , it happened years ago and relax ... you can live with that. Its not quite comfortable, not like 5star Miami hotel but sometimes you might not have any chance. All the people who served in bg and rus army knows what im writing about ...
The person will be suffer from bad odor and may get bad disease.
I woud think you would start to stink and possibly become more prone to certain types of infection mostly staff and other gross skin irrations
Well, first things first, the shower won't take him/her back in.
When I was a child in the 1950s, I was one of the cleaner ones. I had a bath every Sunday ready for school the next week.
Oh, and I would get a clean shirt to last me the week too
My parents bathed at the same intervals too, don't remember them stinking!
I had a roommate freshman year of college who would go anywhere to 4 - 6 weeks without showering, and he was overweight. It was disgusting. The reason he would not shower was that he was so overweight he wasn't able to fit into the small space saving shower stalls that we were given. Either way, it was not a pretty sight, or even better yet smell. My other roommate and I would bleach the floor and clean the whole dorm every week to try and get rid of his odor, but it would not happen. We even got to the point where we would spray him with febreeze, cologne, or any scented spray we could find when he was asleep or not paying attention. It was terrible, he smelled terrible, and it was very unhealthy for everyone.
From what I could tell he didn't grow any bacteria on the outside, but I know it smelled so bad that the whole floor smelled. He did have a bad case of foot odor as well considering he did not wear socks with his shoes and he wore slippers everywhere. Also, he did not own a toothbrush from what my roommate and I could tell, we never saw him brush his teeth, nor did we ever see his toothbrush in the room. Overall, worst college roommate possible.
I think people that live in poverty may go without showering for months. I believe it is most likely smelly for the person and others they are surrounded by. I remeber a time when I had the flu I did not shower for 5 days.....
They finish a summer on Phish lot.
"'cause we're all in this together, and we'd LOVE to TAKE a BATH!!"
They smell bad and probably develop multiple skin fungus infections.
I think that the stink would be pretty bad. One could always sponge bath.
Six Weeks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! well for me taking a shower everyday is as important as is brushing your teeth daily. So I personally feel that if a person is not having a shower for a stretch of six weeks he is the best organism for parasites.
I honestly cannot imagine doing that. I take shower twice a day, even during winter and even when I was ill.
I personally do not think it as a problem especially people who are less fortunate and do not have access to clean water. Other than that, they will just stink!
In answer to your question, I remember reading an article and watching a documentary on this exact thing!
Nicky Taylor, a British documentary maker undertook this challenge as part of a scientific/social experiment.
Nicky undertook this experiment after finding herself shocked that British people spend a whopping 10.5 billion each year on grooming products as well as an estimated £2000 on beauty products. She was also shocked at the number of chemicals in the beauty products that she had been using on a daily basis.
Could there be negative effects on health?
At the end of the six weeks Nicky reported that her skin looked better and brighter than ever. She no longer uses lots of facial products.
She also said that she felt healthy and happy within her self.
Bacterial swabs were taken from areas of the body before and after the experiment. Although bacteria had increased, it still remained at a safe level.
The downside came mainly from the social aspect. She felt self conscious in public and embarrassed by her appearance when compared to other people. She even canceled going to a friends wedding!
Although it is widely reported that the hair begin to clean itself, the six week experiment lead to greasy, smelly, dirty hair.
Not brushing her teeth also meant she needed her first filling!
If you research Nicky Taylor and her experiment, you my find the documentary and there are also articles online.
Hope this helped!
If that person live in hot area their will be bad smell around him. Fell sleepy & itching on all body . There will be less problem for the person who live in cold area. But its really horrible to listen six weeks without shower.
certain cultures don't bathe but in certain countries you would be the smelly kid in class
well i think the person is telling his surroundings to stay away from him simply, & this my hurt his health even
I feel like this should never go through someones mind, but in case that happens.. i'm sure you would smell horrific and you may even catch a disease or two.
I have heard of a mother whose child had very bad eczema was told not to bath the child for a long period of time and the eczema improved. I think we wash out all the natural oils in our skin and hair. I guess its about finding a balance.
I imagine if you didn't bathe, then you would begin to smell of many different odors, sweat being the main one. Your body excretes moisture at all times, and if you don't get rid of it, then you will indeed smell like BO.
In the military during field training activity, it was typical to go 7-9 days without a shower. However, it was always a nasty experience. You could go longer, but who'd want to if you had the choice. Also, at some point you must be concerned about your hygiene for your health sake. Consider this, after 5 days without a wash, who's going to want to stand next to you? To directly answer your question... At the 6 week point, your body adapts to the funk and others stay away!
They smell beyond terrible? At least they can go out in the rain yes? I would imagine all sorts of bacterial build up and other health risks associated with bad hygiene?
It all depends on the geography they are located in. In colder places you don't require a bath even for weeks because u wont precipitate. The sweat goes out from your body in other way, so you feel fresh all the time. But the places like hot regions like India and parts of asia people have to bathe at-least twice a day to keep them comfortable between every one.
such a person will stink. It doe snot matter where the person is located.
If the environment is very clean enough to let a person live without taking shower for six weeks otherwise go for shower regularly...
Antartic and Artic is a good place to go without shower....
Well, I would hope a person who didn't shower for 6 weeks was a resident in a highly urban city. That way their smell would just blend in with the rest of the city. It would be advisable to spend some time in highly populated parks and near buses with large plumes of diesel fumes. Please stay away from any enclosed spaces like offices, restaurants, coffee shops and libraries.
I did forget to ask though..... Would this person be allowed to wear patchouli? If so, this person is probably a hipster, drinking coffee at Starbucks listening to cool, indie acoustical music.
wow 6 weeks! I winder if i could survive through the 3rd day without a shower. i think people might just get crazy. it'll be depressing for me if i have to go that long without a shower.
They save a lot of water! - its eco friendly to stink.
He will probably have a combinations of a few smells on him. lolz )
OH man no way! I have to shower 2 to 3 times a day....my job as a plumber explains that, but still even if I just sat at a desk, it would be 2.
well... hot or cold weather Or sweaty or non sweaty person....After Six weeks a stinking person would be found moving around and people fainting on each step.
He/She would not have many friends! Hygiene is very very important, and there is no excuse for not bathing.
What happens if a person doesn't take a shower for six weeks?
He gets very lonely.
I cannot believe that this 3-year-old question is still active!! It's been well and fully answered by many people!
Historically many people would go through the entire winter without a shower. Don't hold me to this, but I have heard that cologne was invented to mask body odors of people who went months without a bath.
All i know is that I am not around one of those people that have gone that long without a show.
by tnvrstar 2 days ago
Can you catch any infection from toilet water splash?Can you get bacteria like h. pylori from toilet water splash?
by Michele Travis 8 years ago
The world is supposed to end on Dec. 21, 2012. Am I still going to have to pay my bills?
by Silver Fish 10 years ago
Hi, I applied for a google Adsense account 7 days ago and have not heard anything yet ( I am a UK resident).Their return email said I should hear within 2-3 days. Does anyone know how long it usually takes?
by paarsurrey 3 years ago
Hi friendsMirza Ghulam Ahmad 1835-1908 has given many proofs from the Bible; that Jesus did not die on the Cross. One such proof is as follows:Let it be noted that though Christians believe that Jesus (peace be on him) after his arrest through the betrayal by Judas Iscariot, and crucifixion -- and...
by Brian 4 years ago
A lot of straight people don't understand why gay people are gay, and why we are constantly fighting for our rights. If you take this simple test and think about it you might get it.It doesn't matter what your gender is, just have an open mind as you read further.Lets say for example you are...
by suncat 5 years ago
hubpages.com/question/114075/have-you-ever-had-to-treat-staph-infection-any-natural-remedies-what-worksI asked a question there, but you can only answer a question once. So i'm posting this here now.
Copyright © 2021 HubPages Inc. and respective owners. Other product and company names shown may be trademarks of their respective owners. HubPages® is a registered Service Mark of HubPages, Inc. HubPages and Hubbers (authors) may earn revenue on this page based on affiliate relationships and advertisements with partners including Amazon, Google, and others.
HubPages Inc, a part of Maven Inc.
|HubPages Device ID||This is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.|
|Login||This is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.|
|HubPages Traffic Pixel||This is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.|
|Remarketing Pixels||We may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.|
|Conversion Tracking Pixels||We may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.|