How to Take a Water Efficient Shower

In this day-and-age, many people are cutting costs to help them save money in such a turbulent economy. Being tight on money or just wanting to conserve water, follow these steps to take an efficient shower.

Steps

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    Turn the shower on, but be sure to keep it on a cooler setting. Higher temperatures of water take longer to heat up, waste water, and cost extra money to supply energy to the heater.
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    Soak your hair in 30 seconds. Depending on length and condition of hair, i.e products in hair, time may vary.
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    Turn off the water. During this time, thoroughly massage shampoo into your hair. Make sure the water remains off as you continue to massage shampoo. Once you feel satisfied that you've shampooed well enough, see the next step.
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    Turn the water on and rinse thoroughly and quickly. At this point, the water should not have lost its heat as it was sitting in the pipes so there is no need to allow the water to run a little longer.
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    Turn the shower off, and thoroughly lather your body with any soap of your choosing.
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    Rinse away all of the soap lathered. Once again, the water should not need to be heated up again.
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    Dry off and enjoy your accomplishments of successfully taking an efficient shower.

Tips

  • Be conscious of the amount of products used as well. Too much shampoo can cause you to waste the product and buy more sooner.
  • For special hair types, apply conditioner (if needed) once out of the shower to allow it to sit.

Warnings

  • Following this method in winter or early morning may cause you to feel cold. Never use this method if you do not feel comfortable doing so.

Things You'll Need

  • A shower
  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner
  • Face wash
  • Body wash
  • A hairbrush (optional)

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