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Conditioner before mikveh

29 November, 2023


I’ve learned that one shouldn’t use conditioner the night before or the day of immersing in the Mikva. Does that also apply to using a 2-in-1 shampoo+conditioner?


Thank you for reaching out to us.

There is a range of views on the permissibility or advisability of using conditioners prior to mikveh immersion, specifically regarding whether possible residue would create a barrier to immersion (chatzitzah).

Those who are concerned with use of conditioner prior to mikveh would likely not distinguish between a 2-in-1 product and a standard conditioner.

We follow the view that it is permissible for a woman to use a standard conditioner (not a heavy leave-in type) prior to immersion, so long as she rinses it off as part of her preparations.

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