I don't blame you! Sorry you have to go through that. Hygeine is super-important in the U.S. culture, too. I wash my hair every other day because that's all it needs. My scalp is dry and our winter weather makes it very dry. I also only take a shower every other day, though I sponge bath those bacteria prone areas on no-shower days. It really helps my skin and scalp. My legs are all flaky and I itch at night as it is!

No one has ever asked my secrets - I've only had a compliment or two once in a while cause my hair is pretty ordinary. I'd be hesitant to tell people that i only wash it every other day, though, just because not washing your hair or taking a shower every day sounds like bad hygeine to most people. I don't understand the obsession with cleanliness.