VIDEO: Astronaut Washes Hair in Zero Gravity on the International Space Station

How in the world does mechanical engineer and NASA Astronaut Karen Nyberg wash all that hair in space?

Getting clean while suspended above Earth can be quite the challenge, but since astronauts living in space have the same personal hygiene needs as us regular folks, it has to be done.

To wash their hair, astronauts use a rinseless shampoo, the same kind that was developed for hospital patients who were unable to shower.¬†We are amazed by her demonstration of one of life’s daily tasks in microgravity while aboard the cramped quarters of the International Space Station.

You have to check out this astronaut washing hair in the video above. Also, make sure to follow Dr. Nyberg over on Twitter.

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