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Mandi-Style Bathing

Sometimes, you will have to make do with mandi-style bathing. Mandi is Malay for bathe.

To the Western market, this may appear to be a fun and novel traditional way of bathing, but personally I don't think it's effective, because it takes up a lot more water. With long hair, you need like twenty scoops to rinse off your shampoo, followed by another twenty to rinse off the conditioner. By which time there's no more water left! It also requires a lot more coordination when washing other parts of your body.

But when you're in a situation where you have to shower, and you have no water flowing through the shower, you have no choice but to accept that mandi style will be the way to go.

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