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    Just received my first Salux cloth last week. The first time I used it I thought it was kinda like using a nylon bath puffy scrubber, but after the 2nd and 3rd wash, WOW! I can really feel the difference! This cloth is definitely going into my must pack list!!! Thanks!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Melissa View Post
    Just received my first Salux cloth last week. The first time I used it I thought it was kinda like using a nylon bath puffy scrubber, but after the 2nd and 3rd wash, WOW! I can really feel the difference! This cloth is definitely going into my must pack list!!! Thanks!!!
    Melissa,

    Ditto here, I just received my three pack last week,
    Amazon.com: Salux Nylon Japanese Beauty Skin Bath Wash Cloth/towel (3) Blue: Beauty

    And love them! No need to pack my back scrubbing brush anymore for trips.
    And they dry fast as well.

    Thanxxxxxxxx as well!


    On a side note - I feel like there is a long bungee cord that tethers me to this forum via my ipad.
    I can't seem to get too far from here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by backpack View Post
    Japanese Microfiber hair towels are the best, the ones at Sephora are very efficient but heavy. I found a lighter one from Scunci, an hair accessories drug store brand.
    I use Rick Steves' travel towel for hair. My usual Aquus is too bulky. This is a good compromise. Soaks up a lot of water and dries quickly. The bright color doesn't get mixed up with hotel laundry (or get left behind), and I love the size. It can stand in as a body towel in an emergency, such as when your hotel in Kampala "forgets" to stock towels. I roll mine up in a baggie for packing.

    Micronet Travel Towel - Rick Steves' Travel Store
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    Quote Originally Posted by dwright17 View Post
    I can't remember where I saw it on this forum a couple of years ago, but someone recommended SkinVac for the microfiber face cloth mentioned above. It's fabulous! I don't have to bring facial cleanser since it's meant to work only with warm water, and it doesn't harm my super dry, sensitive skin. Here's the link:Skinvac - Acne Prevention Pore Unclogging, Facial Cleansing and Exfoliation.

    Thanks for all the tips!
    I don't remember if I ever posted about them by name, but the SkinVac pore cloths are what I use too. Love those things!!!

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    Salux cloths
    On this note, I lived in Japan for more than 5 years and can say that these nylon long wash things are used by most people there, and I started using them then as well. I travel to Japan often and usually pick up 4 or 5 whenever I am back, I use them regularly, and always travel with them. They dry super fast, get you feeling super clean, and are light! Love em.

    Loved the other tips here! I'm especially curious about the tooth powder and laundry bar soap recommendations. Going to have to start getting into that. Wondering which ran tooth powder to try... Not going to make my own, not that hardcore!

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    Quote Originally Posted by saikyo View Post
    Wondering which ran tooth powder to try... Not going to make my own, not that hardcore!
    Some Indian grocery stores carry tooth powder. I've also heard baking soda can be used but don't have a recipe (but you're not looking to make your own). There's some stuff online about how tooth powders can be abrasive, but I would think occasional use may be OK.

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