Who Shouldn't Float?

We are such huge proponents of floating that sometimes it's easy to think EVERYONE should float, and although that would be a great world to live in, the reality is, sometimes due to lifestyle choices, or medical ailments some people may not enjoy the experience to it’s fullest, and sometimes should use caution and/or ask their medical professional if floating is safe for them. This post isn’t meant to scare you away from floating, for the vast majority of people floating is a very safe, relaxing and serenity promoting experience, unfortunately, there aren’t many things in this world that are good for literally everyone.

We aim to know as much about our floaters as we do our float tanks. If you have questions or topics you would like us to research please reach out and spark that conversation. HUGE DISCLAIMER, we are not doctors, we are not in a position to diagnosis or provide advice about your medical concerns. The information collected here is based on reports from float centres across the globe, but not from medical professionals. When in doubt please ask your medical professional if floating could have any harmful effects to your medication or conditions.


Please take all of this information with a grain of salt and do your own research. Above all, always remember to #PracticeSafeSalt.

When someone has an issue with floating the triggering factor is often the high density of Epsom salts, which are not actually salt, but Magnesium Sulphate (MgS04). Float tanks contain 800 – 1000 pounds of Epsom salt! There are many resources that promote the health, beauty, and cleaning properties of Epsom salt, but that’s not what this post is about. For now, just know that there is a crap ton of it in every float tank.

There are studies that show the body’s ability to absorb magnesium through the skin, which suggests floating might be an excellent method of replenishing this essential nutrient, but the science isn't strong enough to confidently make that claim. There are a lot of bullshit claims about toxins and detoxing, and we want to steer clear of making such claims. 

We've complied a list from questions we've received, stories we've heard, and ailments we've researched. This is intended to be a living document, but not an exhaustive list. If you have a question that isn't addressed here reach out and we'll look into it. 


Hair Dye

You spend a lot of money on your hair and it looks damn good on you! We want your colour to stay as vibrant as it was on day 1; we also don’t want the colours left in our solution to stain or strain the filtration system. For our benefit, and yours, if you have recently dyed your hair we ask that you wait a minimum of 1 week (or 3 thorough washes) before floating. For the super vibrant colours - or any spectrum of red, you will want to wait longer. The quality of dye impacts the wait time. When you can shower with no dye running, and a white towel doesn’t change colour, you're good to float. If you are a frequent dyer schedule your floats for immediately before your hair appointment.

Hair Extensions

We have been told that only alcohol will dissolve the glue that holds (some) extensions in place, and that floating is totally safe. You’ve likely invested a ton of money into your gorgeous locks so it might be a good idea to ask your hair stylist and do a trial run at home with Epsom salt for added security.

Hair Keratin Treatment

Anyone using keratin treatments for their hair are told to avoid salt water; and yes, this includes Epsom salt. On the advice of a hair professional, we recommend you wait 4 weeks after getting the treatment before hopping into a tank. Keratin extensions need to be adjusted monthly, and generally last 6-12 weeks. The best practice would be to float right before you get a treatment done. A float likely won’t damage the keratin any more than a swim in a chlorine pool.

Tattoos, Piercings, and the like

We love seeing your personal expressions of individuality, but you want to wait until your tattoos or piercings have fully healed before getting into the tank. Everyone heals at different times, and it also depends on the type of tattoo. Generally speaking, 3 to 4 weeks should suffice, after the scabbing and peeling has subsided. As a test, apply hand sanitizer to the area and if it stings you’ll want to wait a little longer to get in the tank. Henna tattoos will be stripped by the salt so you will be asked to wash them off before your float.

Tanning Lotions & Sprays

We’ve been advised that a spray tan itself should not run, assuming the spray tan is simply DHA (from sugar cane) that changes the pigment of your skin. However, if the spray tan contains a bronzer the float will strip the tan. If your spray tan includes a bronzer you shouldn’t float until it’s gone. Instead we recommend you come in right before you get the spray tan.


There should be no issues with floating with dreadlocks. You will be required to wash your hair of any dirt and oils before your float, so if you use an oil or balm on your dreads save it for after. We'll provide you with an extra towel too!

Physical / Medical

В какие сроки проходят соревнования?

Соревнования делятся по сезонам. Сезон начинается 1 марта и заканчивается 1 ноября. Сейчас идет сезон 2019 года. Вы можете начать участвовать с любой даты.

Есть вопросы, на которые мы не нашли ответа. Как быть?

Ответы на любые вопросы по участию в "Городском сборе" вы можете получить в нашем чате в правом нижнем углу сайта. Также вы можете написать нам на общую почту cc@crowdcleaning.org, менеджер проекта свяжется с Вами и ответит на все вопросы.

Могут ли разные отделы одной компании, разные институты одного университета, участвовать в конкурсе отдельно от головного учреждения?

Да, участие в таком формате возможно, в этом случае ответственному за участие в соревнованиях необходимо будет пройти регистрацию, чтобы получить возможность предоставлять отчеты по отделу, по институту.

Каким образом предоставлять отчет о массе собранного за отчетный период вторсырья?

Отчеты сдаются в разделе "Отчеты" личного кабинета. Отчетный период в конкурсе равен 1календарному месяцу. Таким образом за сезон один участник предоставляет 8 отчетов.

Что если за отчетный месяц нет данных для отчёта?

Если у вас за месяц не собралось вторсырье, необходимо отправить нулевой отчет.

Каким образом должно быть рассортированно вторсырье?

Используйте систему раздельного сбора отходов Single stream (простой поток). Все полезные ресурсы (пластик, металл, стекло, макулатура) собирайте в один контейнер отдельно от опасных отходов и пищевых отходов. Это значительно упрощает процесс организации системы сбора в помещении и сдачу вторсырья. Если вы используете многоконтейнерную систему раздельного сбора отходов, то также можете принимать участие в соревнованиях. При этом учитываться будет общая масса собранного вторсырья.

Где отслеживать результаты?

На странице "Результаты" доступны текущие и итоговые показатели.

Когда и куда сдавать вторсырье?

Мы все забираем сами. Оставьте заявку любым удобным для Вас способом: -79293670389 (WhatsApp) -cc@crowdcleaning.org -чат на сайте. Вы также можете заказать вывоз вторсырья на странице "Отчеты" в личном кабинете на нашем сайте.

Есть ли какой-нибудь приз или другое вознаграждение победителям соревнований?

Мы обязательно отметим победителей соревнований по категориям при объявлении итоговых результатов. Вместе с тем соревновательный аспект носит вторичный характер по сравнению с конечной целью повышения осведомленности участников о необходимости ведения раздельного сбора отходов.

Please reach out to us if you have concerns that are not addressed here. There are so many possible ailments that people could have, and this is not an exhaustive list. We will do everything we can to research and provide you with the most up to date information possible. This post is intended to be an evolving list; we want to keep it as current as possible.

We want to reiterate that for most people, floating is an incredibly safe, lovely experience that promotes positive fuzzy feelings of serenity. 

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