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How to Have Good Hygiene (Girls)

Improving your appearance is one of the best steps you can take to looking and feeling your best. However, a lot of girls don't know where to begin! That's where this article comes in handy. Following these steps will leave you feeling (as well as looking) great!


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    Shower regularly. Showering helps get rid of dead skin cells, sweat, and dirt produced throughout the days. Use a gentle soap or bath gel. Wash your hair every other day with Shampoo. Use Conditioner with every wash.
    • Don't use soap to clean your private parts, this will disturb your natural pH-balance, and might result in yeast infection. It is good to clean any of the sweat and bacteria gathered around your inner thighs and around your private general area, but there is no need to clean the outer or especially inner parts of your vagina. The vagina is a self cleaning ecosystem of good bacteria, and your discharge (the clear fluid that comes from your vagina) is what sweeps out anything unwanted.
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    Make sure to always use a good deodorant. Especially as you get older, deodorant will be an extreme necessity. Try not to use antiperspirant often, as it contains chemicals that deodorant does not. You can also use some scented deodorant, but if you don't want to, there's many non-scented ones on the market.
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    Wear clean clothes. Keep in mind that clean underwear and clothes are a must! Do not wear clothes with stains, wrinkles, and smells on them. Sometimes reusing clothes are okay, as long as you are sure they're not dirty.
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    Take care of your hair. Care for your hair each day. Don't forget to comb it. Knotty, frizzy, and unkempt hair is harder to manage or clean. If your hair is really not cooperating, and you don't have time to wash it, throw a hat on, or put it up. Please remember that it is not your job to please other people visually. If your just don't feel like dealing with or dressing your hair up, don't! It's YOUR hair.
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    Use shampoo often, and conditioner on the tips of your hair. If you have especially greasy hair, do not use the conditioner near your scalp. That will only make your hair more greasy.
    • If you need to, purchase a new shampoo and conditioner. Make sure the kind you get is designed for your hair type, whether that be dry, normal, or oily. Also, check to see if it is designed for straight or curly hair.
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    Care for your nails. Trim your nails regularly to keep them how you like, also washing your hands often enough should keep them relatively clean underneath, but if not, use an under nail scraper to get the crud out (there might be one built into your trimmer).
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    Have good dental hygiene. Brush your teeth, floss and use mouthwash at least twice a day. If you want, you could also whiten your teeth, but know that once you start, it's hard to turn back (really just brushing well, thoroughly, you can often notice a loss of stains) and whitening your teeth will not look natural or last long, when you really just need them to feel and look healthy, so just brush regularly.
    • Toothbrushes should be replaced every few months, and after you are ill.
    • Be sure to brush your tongue.
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    Wash your face twice a day. Your face needs to be washed every morning and night. Use warm water to open your pores, then wash with mild soap.Finish your rinse off with cool water to help close your pores back up. After you rinse your face, pat it dry with a clean towel. Rubbing your skin with the towel can irritate it. Apply moisturizer once a day to keep your skin soft.
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    Put lotion on your knees, legs, and elbows if your skin is particularly rough in those areas and you want them to be smooth.


  • Bring a packet of breath mints with you, especially for after meals. No one likes bad breath.
  • Try wearing a nice perfume, if you wish, but make sure not to put too much on! One or two sprays will do. By spraying in front of you two-three times and then walking through three seconds later, you will have just the right amount of perfume on. Only use perfume if you have already bathed.
  • You can also bring a travel mirror, toothbrush and hand sanitizer for field trips, dates, etc.
  • Everybody is different and the steps listed here may not work for you specifically. Work out a hygiene routine that works for you and makes you feel good about yourself!
  • Choose the right shampoo and conditioner for your hair type. There are many types of shampoo on the market today. Some shampoos also de-frizz and add shine, or boost volume. Take your pick!
  • Take tissues for noses and take a comb and a bag.
  • Shave or trim the pubic hair around your vaginal region as needed. Long or excessive pubic hair can trap odor, moisture, and other bacteria when not groomed or properly maintained.
  • Paint your nails at your own risk! Certain nail polishes and removers can damage your nails. Adding a clear coat for growing out nails is a good idea too.
  • Spray your hairbrush 1 - 2 times and brush through your hair. This will make your hair smell pretty, without drying it out.
  • Make sure to bring a bag full of the products above just in case you forget one of these things above.
  • Use Moroccan oil to tame frizzy, dry hair!
  • Always brush your teeth twice a day.


  • Remember to get all shampoo and conditioner out of your hair! If you use gel or other stuff like that it can make your head flake and result with bad dandruff.
  • Never use fingernails to scrape the skin.
  • Do not dunk your hairbrush in perfume, as this will dry out your hair. Same rule for directly spraying your head with perfume. Do not do it.
  • Don't overdo the hair care products, perfume, etc. Some people may be allergic to perfume and get mad when they catch a whiff of you!

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Categories: Beauty and Grooming for Girls | Personal Hygiene