As for those of us addicted to fancy and delicious smelling shampoos and conditioners? Apparently, they aren't that great for us either.
McCarthy wrote that he traveled to the heart of the Amazon and visited with the Yanomami. He noticed that their hair was gloriously shiny and rich, and realized that they used no chemicals on their hair ”” just water.
Since then, McCarthy only washes his hair with water. He has never again suffered from an itchy, dry scalp or coarse hair.
Hamblin decided to try a soap alternative as part of the miniseries ”” basically a "spray-on" bacteria.
He explained that since humans started using products like soap and body wash, which are chock full of chemicals, we've made our skin "less livable than a frozen Arctic lake."
UM, NO THANK YOU?
Whatever your style of cleanliness is, it's pretty cool to think about the scientific aspect of showering. It might make you think twice the next time you're about to drop $30 bucks on a fancy body wash.