in Misc YSK: If you are exposed to nuclear fallout, you should not use conditioner during your decontaminating shower. It binds radioactive material in your hair. |TTI by Ytima August 13, 2017, 7:45 am 13 Views 44 Comments Here is a source [article](https://www.racked.com/2017/8/10/16114814/post-nuclear-decontamination-shower-no-conditioner) with further information on how to decontaminate after a nuclear event. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading... 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Reply Who would’ve thought in 2017 we’d be sharing nuclear fall out tips. Reply Someone tell me how I know if I’m exposed to nuclear fallout. I mean if you see the bomb explode that’s easy, but if it explodes a few time zones away, how do you know when the fallout gets in your hair? Reply This sub is going the /r/lifeprotips route Reply YSK: If you find yourself buried in the bottom of a hair conditioner avalanche you can drool out of your mouth to figure out which way is up. Reply You’re also supposed to be really careful not to scratch yourself or rub too hard while taking the shower to avoid, I guess, letting the radiation in. There are lots of things I wish I didn’t learn in the last week or so. Reply ‘maybe she’s born with it, maybe it’s irradiated iodine’ Reply But, my ends. Reply Why am I taking a shower when the water system is probably contaminated with radiation. Reply It’s a weird time we live in. Life hacks used to be like ‘how to cut a banana using only a rubber band’ and now it’s tips on how to not die during nuclear war. Reply That is a very specific situation. I think it’s interesting but not YSK material. Reply You should use dish soap with luke warm water. You don’t want your pores to open or close. You don’t want to use abrasives or harsh chemicals. Don’t swallow any water. The goal is to get the stuff off and to keep it from getting in you. Intake can happen through inhalation, absorbing through skin, mucus membranes , or through wounds, and through ingestion. -Health Physicist Reply I can imagine the panic with people trying to loot conditioner. Reply I took my conditioner use for granted when Obama was in power. I wish now that I had conditioned far more often. Reply So we’re getting pessimistic, are we? Reply I knew this as a kid..i guess growing up in Soviet Russia makes one know shit Reply When there’s destruction all around you and her hair smells like daffodils, that’s how you know she’s the one. Reply Nope. I don’t want to be part of the timeline where tips about how to survive nuclear fallout are making the front page of Reddit. If the world ends because some senior with a Twitter habit causes nukes to be used in anger then quite frankly we all deserved it for not stopping it. Reply I hope I don’t read anything more useless than this today. Reply I’ll accept that all the information there is true, but tips like this just try to normalize the horrific. This is one of those “just scrape off the top 6 inches of topsoil to get rid of fallout” recommendations. It’s there to make you think something like radioactive bombs are just kind of inconvenient, so the thought of your government using them is ok. Average topsoil is what, 8 inches? Can you grow crops in two inches of topsoil? Where is that mound of radioactive dirt going to sit? Where is the wind blowing it? There were fallout hotspots from the Nevada testing in freaking Ohio. All that radiation doesn’t magically disappear like poop down a toilet because you scraped it off a field. Maybe thinking ‘good to know I just won’t condition my hair for a few weeks’ gives you some solace but if nukes get used we’re fucked. You next three generations of kids are fucked. We’re threatening use of nukes with another country. What is the rest of the government doing right now? Where are the protests? This isn’t right. Reply >Like most people confronted with the possibility that a nuclear weapon or dirty bomb could release radioactive fallout somewhere near me, I’ve become obsessed with how to best wash my hair after such a disaster. Not really sure what to say about that. Is there a community of such obsessives? Reply I wish someone had told me this before i left the vault… Reply For some reason thought conditioner was referring to air conditioner. “Why would anyone use a/c in the shower?” Reply Ok I’ll keep this in mind for when everything is so fucked that I don’t really care about anything anymore. Reply /r/learnuselessknowledge? Reply What if i want my hair to glow and burn the hell out of me Reply Okay, but if nuclear fallout makes my hair super humanly soft and silky, I’m doing it anyway. Reply We got to the point where this is a YSK we’re fucked boys Reply Damn it, my laziness is really going to bite me in the arse… all I’ve got is 2-in-1. Reply A year ago this would sound absurd. Reply It’s sad that this post is relevant. Reply How does shit like this even get upvoted? Reply good to know, because using my favorite conditioner was the first thing on my mind after a nuclear strike. Reply Sweet! A brand new worthless fact that’s filled my head and replaced something important. Legit, I’ll never forget this strange fact. Reply Why? Why should I know this? Reply I heard this on the news tonight too, along with “if you see a really bright flash, don’t look at it” Haha Reply Buy head and shoulders shampoo + conditioner 2 in 1 they said. It’ll save time and money barring a nuclear fallout they said. Reply But my split ends! Reply Using conditioner wouldn’t even be in my spectrum of thoughts after nuclear fallout. Reply Reply Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.