The One Beauty Item Not To Pack In Your Nuclear Survival Bag, According To The Government
All this nuclear blast talk has people packing their go bags. If you're a beauty lover that might mean grabbing your favorite lip balm and some dry shampoo. No shame. As the Huffington Post found, there is one item you shouldn't bring with you in that survaval bag. According to the government, you shouldn't condition your hair after a nuclear blast, so you can save some room in your to-go bag. There are also a few fashion tips that might just save your life, so listen up.
With Guam and even Hawaii preparing their citizens for a nuclear attack, you might be wondering what you should do in case on a nuclear blast. Well, it doesn't involve conditioning your hair. According to Ready.gov, you should not condition your hair after a nuclear blast, especially if you've been outside during the explosion. Go ahead and shampoo your hair with soap or your normal go-to product, but the conditioner will lock in all the stuff that you're trying to get out.
"Wash your hair with shampoo or soap and water," the website reads. "Do not use conditioner in your hair because it will bind radioactive material to your hair, keeping it from rinsing out easily."
While you're at it, the site recommends jumping in the shower as soon after a nuclear blast as possible. Although the don't mention it directly, you should still wash your hair with shampoo a few times as well. The tip is for everyone — no matter what hair type you have. Because you don't need to look great at the end of the world. You just need to keep yourself safe.
While we're on the topic, the government has a few fashion tips for you as well. According to the website, you should take as much of your clothing off as possible off, if you've been outside during the blast. You should put your clothing in a sealed bag away from people or animals as well.
"Remove your clothing to keep radioactive material from spreading," the website reads. "Removing the outer layer of clothing can remove up to 90% of radioactive material."
So there you have it people. if nothing else, make sure to get clean, remove your clothing, and not condition your hair after a nuclear blast. Of course, hopefully you'll never need to know any of these facts. Now you do just in case.