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Playa Living

How was my Playa living this year? Compared to the other two years when I stayed in RV's it was much dustier and not as comfortable but I managed. After a few days I had a pretty good routine down with washing my face and body in two large bowls and brushing my teeth.
And I used a lot of baby wipes for everything. I "washed' my hair once, if you can call it that.
I dunked water into one of those green storage bins and attempted to wash my tangled tresses in that. My Playa hair was a mess, I could only get a comb through it a few inches away from my forehead until it said stop. Strangely enough people still complemented me on my ropey looking hair. I bought a twin size air mattress for $12 specifically for this adventure and amazingly enough it made it without popping. This year was very windy, strong gusts swept through the Playa and that means that everything gets covered in fine dust. It got pretty cold at night a few times. I was super cold two nights, I mean like FREEZING cold. So I doubled up on socks and slept in my hoodie.
I survived and got out of the Playa in perfect health, probably stronger than I was before. Didn't even catch a cold.







Here is our camp and my Playa home. My tent is the one to the right and my bike is the white one with the pink and white handlebar basket.



Besides a couple of pairs of flip flops I brought my pink fringe boots from last year and two pairs of other shoes. I wore flip flops during the day and stuck to my pink fringes at night.
I think I'm going to get a few more in different colors for next year (Mandy.....take notice!). Comfortable to dance in. Cute too I think. And I ran in to another person that had them too!



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mumintrollet on :

"I "washed' my hair once, if you can call it that.
I dunked water into one of those green storage bins and attempted to wash my tangled tresses in that. My Playa hair was a mess, I could only get a comb through it a few inches away from my forehead until it said stop. "

Isn't there something like "dry shampoo" that would work out there?

Tatiana on :

My hair was not greasy.....it was tangled and covered in dust. The dust on the Playa kind of works as a dry shampoo actually. To keep my hair hydrated I would spray it with water and a leave in conditioner, I think if I would spend a few months on the Playa I would have dreads.

mandy on :

Well you know I have the black ones with the heel. Where was it on Amazon???? :-D

Tatiana on :

Yes the black ones would work (SO cute) but would get ruined though.....I guess we can always buy some more and have a pair each specially designated for Burning Man.
:-)

wonderhussy on :

I wondered how you stayed to clean looking out there!! I must learn your bowl system :-) And your hair looked amazing for only having washed it once!! I don't know how you did it...mine would have been a total disaster if I wore it loose like you do!

Tatiana on :

I felt like my hair was a large clump with some ropey strands coming out from it.
The bowl system works surprisingly well......it is what it is.
Next year we should hit up Dr.Bronner's, like every day.

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