A woman who only showers once a week says her husband doesn't mind her hygiene habits – even though they've left the internet divided.
Reina, who posts under the username @reindrrop on TikTok, initially went viral with a video revealing four reasons why she only washes once a week.
In the clip, which has more than 2.7million views, she explained: "I get the question, why? And I stick by my original answer to this comment. I just don't like it. But I figured I could try to provide a little more insight into why I don't like it.
"Reason one, the time commitment from warming the water up, getting into the shower, doing all of the necessary shower things, to getting out of the shower, to drying, to waiting for my hair to dry.
"Reason two, wet hair. I hate the feeling of wet hair and no I can't do the hairdryers because I hate the sound of the hairdryer.
"Reason three, skin issues. Since I started showering less, keep in mind, I was never an everyday showerer since like middle school maybe.
"Anyway my eczema, my dry scalp. All my skin is [sic] better and reason four, it's not wasteful both with water and products."
Since the video swept the web, the creator has been inundated with questions about her hygiene habits.
And one of the most common queries concerns her husband's opinion on the matter.
Reina insists her husband isn't fussed about her hygiene, saying: "My whole husband. No, I mean like does he mind it enough to get the government involved to separate us. I hope not".
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However, TikTok users are still divided on the issue with some offering their support – and others criticising her for not showering even after a workout in the gym.
One commenter said: "Good for you! People in the comments acting like people don’t have sensory issues and stuff, not everyone’s norm is the same."
Another added: "So you have the time to commit to a whole workout but not a quick 3-5 minute shower? That’s crazy."
A third said: "And this woman is married. Yet I’m over here taking a shower twice a day and single for five years."
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Weighing in on the issue, Dr Sarah Welsh, gynaecology doctor and co-founder at HANX, told the Independent: "From a medical perspective, unless you are visibly dirty or sweaty, you probably don't need to shower more than three times a week.
"The factors that impact your need to wash include your occupation (if you're doing manual labour or working with patients) and your social and exercise habits.
"Generally, it's important to especially wash your feet, armpits and groin, as these areas are prone to becoming infected if not kept fresh. And even without Covid, you should ensure you wash your hands regularly."
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