‘We love you, but I can’t sleep’: A woman has told her friends to keep her shampoo out of her home
A woman in Brazil has spoken of her frustration with the country’s “hygiene law” which she said she “loved” but now has to use in her bathroom.
Lisa Maria Silva, 30, told Brazilian newspaper Folha de São Paulo that she was tired of using her “sad” shampoo at home and decided to use a new product which she claims is less harmful to her health.
“We love our soap and have been using it for years, but when we were young we used the sad shampoo,” she said.
“But I’ve been using this shampoo for more than a year now, and it has become more and more problematic.”
Ms Silva said she was “really angry” with the “hygienic” laws in the country, which she added are “so stupid”.
“I’m trying to stay clean, but sometimes I can smell the sad smell, which is like the smell of death.
I am scared that if I don’t do anything, the smell will continue to be there.”
Ms Silvas husband, Mario Silva, also lives in Brazil, but he said he “can’t see” why his wife’s shampoo is so “dangerous” to him.
“I don’t understand why they are using this soap,” he said.
The Brazilian shampoo industry has been hit by a surge in infections linked to the virus which has seen the number of cases in the capital Rio de Janeiro rise from around 1,000 in April to nearly 50,000 last month.
Ms Silva is now taking her shampoo to a Brazilian cosmetics shop in the city, and says she has also been making the soap herself.
“For me, I can only hope that the soap I use will not be harmful to my husband,” she told Folha.
“He is a big man, and I am also afraid he will use it to spread the virus.”
Brazil has a population of over 5 million and the country is already experiencing an increase in cases.
The number of infections in the state of Rio de Janiero has risen by a further 50% from the previous month, with more than 40,000 cases reported, the health ministry has said.