Nofuratu's Beauty Secrets

Many humans assume hairless cats require very little care where grooming is concerned. In reality, we Sphynx are just as demanding in this aspect as we are in everything else! Since we have no hair to wick away our body oils, we require a weekly bath.
Some Sphynx get bathed in a sink, or bucket or even the shower! I prefer my claw foot tub full off water and rubber duckies.

Just to be clear, I do not like baths! I tolerate them as a price I must pay for being beautiful and less stinky. We all have sacrifices we must make and beauty queens are no different!
Here is daddy washing my arm pits. Dirt seems to build up there. Some weeks if play my cards right, and my people are busy, I can get away without a bath for 2-3 weeks! We use baby wipes during that time to maintain my skin. Unfortunately, they are often cold, so I have put a baby wipe warmer on my accessory wish list!.
Accessories are vital to being a well groomed Diva! I have practically a whole salon of potions, lotions and equipment!
This is my “Diva” cosmetic case. I also use this as a suitcase for travel. It can hold an astonishingly large amount of toiletries, clothing and has a built in mirror!
Most Sphynx grooming kits include the essential toothbrush, toothpaste, nail trimmers, baby wipes, wash cloth, baby shampoo, ear cleaner, Q tips, tissues and coconut oil.
I have my people add scented flower candles and bathing cap for ambiance.
If you look closely at my satin harlequin bathing cap, you may notice the little yellow duckies!
Coconut oil helps work the dirt of skin without scrubbing hard. I use it on my nose, toes and bottom about 15 minutes before a bath. It tastes great!
One of my favorite things is my pink monkey clean up box! Tissues come out of the monkey’s face….
and cotton balls and Q tips are inside!
This is my salon chair. It has working pedals to make it go up and down!
After my bath mom bundles me in a hot towel and I curl up on my microfiber pillow with a warm chamomile neck wrap. While I start to doze off …. The REAL work begins. Fans with weak stomachs should probably skip this part!
…Mom starts with my head and removes my eye boogers! Since Sphynx have no eyelashes to protect us from dirt, we need our boogers wiped out once or twice a day.
Here is an eye booger example. I think this substance should be analyzed by the space program as a potential zero gravity adhesive .
Next comes the ears! Sphynx accumulate copious amounts of black sludge in their ears that many mistake for mites. This sample is actually much lighter than usual because mom cleaned my ears twice this week.
Lastly, mom cleans out my toe jam. You may notice Sphynx have very fleshy bulbous toes! Inside the skin folds of each toe, and around nail base we like to save up a greasy black sludge.
As an advocate for the environment, I recommend saving this material for the wheels of your rollerskates or bicycle chain. I believe the government stumbled onto this alternative to fossil fuels in 1982 and are in process of perfecting the refinement……(but you did not hear that from me.)
I try to clean my toes myself but do not do as good a job as mom. First she scoops out the black goop with a Q tip and then scrapes each toenail clean with a baby wipe before trimming it. I HATE having my back toes cleaned.
Here are my freshly pedicured tootsies! Now mom gives me a soothing foot massage and I forget I was angry about having my digits cleaned and cut.
Mom does such a good job keeping me clean, I like to give her a break and wash my own toys!
Here is my furry catnip mouse in the washer. Every time I wash my mouse, mom tends to freak out when she discovers it hiding amongst the socks. I think she should seek help for her irrational fear of bleached cottons.
Once I am squeaky clean I like to parade around in my tiara for a bit and then search for something filthy and malodorous to roll in!
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© 2010 Aislynne


Teri and the cats of Furrydance said...

This is a very good, informative post! And the photos are adorable. As you said, we aren't care-free and education is the best way to help people take care of their Sphynx well. Our mewmie made some videos on how to groom a Cornish Rex, but think your post is even better with all the close ups! She uses Coconut oil on Disco, too!

Daisy said...

Very interesting, Nofur! I love your fancy bathing cap and salon chair. And of course you would bath in a CLAW FOOT tub! Hahahaha!

One Cats Nip said...

Nofur this was such a fantastic post! Your seriously a superstar!

Anonymous said...

I love the monkey case and your chair, oh your chair!! I had no idea what must be done to care for a hairless cat. You have wonderful parents.

mug-ys mumma said...

Thanks for such a useful blog Nofur! You truely are one gorgeous diva!


Harry Spotter said...

I agree we take a lot of work to stay beautiful My blue spots don't stay blue unless they are cleaned regularly. My arm pits get stinky too along with my ears. My mom is always cleaning my ears. Fiona is jealous over all your cool diva stuff, expecially the crown and monkey and hot towel warmer. You are one lucky Sphynx. You are a star!

SuziQCat said...

Great post...I always wondered about the cleaning routine of sphynx cats...thanks for sharing!

Kay Fazio said...

Love it....Very cool!

Sianne R said...

You and my Sphynx Alice seem to have similar habits. She tries to wash her own toys too.

Puddin said...

Oh I LOVE all of the super girly pink things in this post. The tiara is my personal fave. You're soooo confident in your manhood. That's how my kitties will be as well. Your mom does a great job of cleaning you, it really looks like a day at the spa. I wish we all could get as good a treatment as you do!! Hehe! Pink really suits you.

Mochy said...

Wow, you have some really great beauty products. I especially like the travel case!
I have to get my Mom to buy me some new gear!
Yr friend,

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