**Remember the best rule of thumb is to ALWAYS have your laptop and other important electronics plugged into a surge protector...NEVER EVER plug anything straight into the wall outlet. They use the American standard wall outlets here, so if you're American there's no need to buy outlet converters. Also remember that the power outages cause major electrical surges that will harm or completely fry your laptop. So if you're not using those items...shut it down and unplug everything.
This I can understand, because the minerals and bacteria in the tap water can make your hair dry and unmanageable and actually grimier over time…especially if you have a perm. Her mother’s hair is like most African American women hair textures (with a perm). My hair is 100% natural. As such the tap water may be fine, but although I don’t use chemicals or perms I didn’t want to take a chance. Since I’ve been here, I currently wash my hair in a huge bowl with purified bottled water. I swish my head around in the bowl, scrub my scalp a few times and then empty the bowl. I place more bottled water into the bowl, then rinse. Since arriving, I only use a Co-Wash…it makes more sense considering I use less water and it takes less steps to complete.
I do miss having washers and dryers: