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Stay clean in Red Dead Redemption with this guide! This includes how to bathe, shave, & get a haircut, as well as how appearances affect how people treat you in the game.

Red Dead Redemption 2 Hygiene

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Maintain Your Hygiene & Appearance

Red Dead Redemption 2 Hygiene

People Will React to Your Hygiene

In Red Dead Redemption 2, your appearance will have an effect on how people in the world will act towards you. Come into town with mud all over you and you will see townsfolk actively avoiding you.

You Might Get Restricted from Shops & Other Establishments

Establishments and stores may refuse to give you service if your appearance is dirty or if you're starting to smell. Be sure to maintain an acceptable appearance to be able to get these services.

Change the Way Your Hair Looks

Grow Out Your Hair or Cut It

Red Dead Redemption 2 Beard

Players will have the freedom to choose whether to grow out Arthur's hair or to cut it short. You can even shave his head if you wanted to!

It Takes Time Before Your Hair Grows Back

If you do decide to cut his hair, you will have to wait for his hair to grow back after! Make sure that you will commit to his haircut or you will be waiting quite a bit to fix it.

Get Your Hair Cut at the Barber

Red Dead Redemption 2 Hygiene and Appearance Guide

Arthur's hair can only be cut at the Barber found in Saloons. You can choose which styles you want from there, but certain cuts depend on the current length of Arthur's hair.

Choose to Grow Out Your Beard

You Can Shave or Groom Your Beard

Red Dead Redemption 2 Beard

Just like Arthur's hair, players can also choose the length and appearance of his beard. They can keep growing it out or just shave it all off to show off Arthur's impressive jaw.

Shave / Trim Your Beard at the Camp

Red Dead Redemption 2 Hygiene and Appearance Guide

At your tent in the camp, you will find a barrel with a mirror where you can shave your beard. There you can choose which style and length you want as a whole or per specific facial hair.

Get a Shave from the Barber

Red Dead Redemption 2 Hygiene and Appearance Guide

Alternatively, you can also get your beard shaved at the Barber, but unlike the one at your camp, this will cost you money. It's also very convenient as you can get a haircut and shave in one sitting.

Remove Smells & Dirt with Baths

Bathing Will Clean Out Dirt & Blood

Red Dead Redemption 2 Hygiene and Appearance Guide

Bathing will help players get rid of any dirt and blood Arthur may have gotten on his adventures. A freshly bathed Arthur is much more accepted by people than a dirt-ridden one.

Take a Bath in Hotels

Red Dead Redemption 2 Hygiene and Appearance Guide

Take a warm bath and scrub away the dirt of the road in the bath tubs of hotels. It will cost you a few cents, but it's worth the price for Arthur's overall cleanliness.

Deluxe Baths are Also Available

Red Dead Redemption 2 Hygiene and Appearance Guide

You can opt to get the deluxe bath which will have a woman scrub down Arthur. In exchange for 50 cents, you will not have to manually press buttons to clean Arthur.

Keep Your Horses Clean By Brushing

Horse's Cleanliness Affects Their Core Stats Drain

Red Dead Redemption 2 Horses

It is also important to remember keep your horses clean as well. You can clean your horse by using a brush by interacting with it while off it's saddle, or ride them through a body of water for a dip.

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