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post #41 of 52
Because I need my hair conditioner to set in for at least 5 minutes, a 5 minute shower is only doable if I cut the water off (I only wash my hair 2-3 times a week though). When I get in I immediately wash my hair and then put in some conditioner, while it is setting in I wash my face and body, etc wash that off and then it should be time to rinse conditioner out.

I am very good at doing that when it is warm out but in the winter I freeze if I cut the water off and I started to slack.
post #42 of 52
I almost always shower under five minutes. Here's what I do:

Wet and wash hair.
Put in conditioner.
Oil face.
Wash body
Wipe oil off face.
Rinse conditioner.
Done!

For those who need to leave in conditioner longer -- have you tried a leave-in kind that doesn't require an extra rinse?
post #43 of 52
It's called the mom shower. Mine is 2-5 mins. I don't shave.

Turn the water on, get in. wet hair while reaching for the 2 in 1 wash hair and body. rince off, get out.

no one really needs that 5 min set on conditioner embrace the frizz!
post #44 of 52
I will give you my Ds.:LOL Five minute shower: you will be lucky if he lets you stay in for three minutes!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I really only shower every two days and I raely get to shave. I usually do the pits and wash my face,hair,condition while I wash my body and then my knew trick is to shave one leg one day and the other the next shower. I always put my "best leg" forward>
post #45 of 52
I am sooooo happy to see this thread! We have been trying to cut back shower times, but with my 4DD's it has been hard, & I'm guilty too :
I am going to buy an egg timer just for the bathroom & see if that helps. It just seems like the shower time has gotten longer for everyone, except DH, & our water bill has gone up too
post #46 of 52
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I will give you my Ds.:LOL Five minute shower: you will be lucky if he lets you stay in for three minutes!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Ha! Yeah, that helps, too. My son sits in his bouncy chair on the bathroom floor while I shower so his older siblings don't love him to death. I keep peeking out to see how he's doing. When he starts to whimper I know I have approximately 30 seconds to rinse off any soap, towel off, and throw on underwear before he's screaming to nurse!
post #47 of 52
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2. Sit on edge of tub with one leg stretched across tub. Turn on hot water. While it gets warm, pee into the drain. (Practice your aim! Never know when you might need it.)
Best piece of advice in this thread!
post #48 of 52
I find it so hard to have a short shower. (Although it's been easier since we moved here... a small hot water tank means no more than 10 min. of hot water..) I used to be a 40 min. shower girl in my teens too. (For the pp who asked what I did, I would sing, wash my hair multiple times (why? who knows?) and enjoy being warm.

My biggest problem is just that it's so COLD when I first get out. I hate it. But I'm working on it..
post #49 of 52
A bit of shower head trivia...the government now mandates that shower heads not have a flow higher than 2.5 gallons per minute. Older shower heads may have a flow rate of 5 or even 8 gallons per minute. If you look straight at the face of the shower head, you can usually find the flow rate written there in fine print. If not, you can time how long it takes to fill a gallon bucket--for instance, if it takes 12 seconds, you have a 5 g.p.m. shower head.

I can't do the 1 or 1.5 g.p.m. shower heads--I feel like I'm standing in a mist, can't get the shampoo out of my hair. But anything between 2 and 2.5 works well for me. I want to order myself two 2.15 g.p.m. Prismiere shower heads with the on/off switch for when you're lathering up...one for the downstairs bath and one for upstairs. I've tried this brand before and liked it.

I don't really know how long my showers are, maybe ten minutes? I only shower like twice a week, and join the boys in the bath a couple of times too (though three in the bath is a bit crowded). My ex used to take 45 minute showers--he would sit down and FALL ASLEEP in the shower. I kid you not. Beyond my comprehension.
post #50 of 52
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[shave one leg one day and the other the next shower. I always put my "best leg" forward>
This is a GREAT idea. Thanks for the tip!
post #51 of 52
Ooh, I loves me my showers.

I'm not that virtuous, but I do have a few water-saving ways. I use water only (WO) to wash my hair, which means I wash it less often--the washing itself actually takes longer than when I was shampooing and conditioning, because it's harder work to get the oil and dirt out, but I'm washing my hair about half as often or less, so that helps.

I rarely shave my legs, as I have sparse light hair you can hardly see in any case, so that saves time.

And I shower with DH. Which more than halves our water use, because a) he doesn't shower every day, so I don't either (I don't really need to, I hasten to add!), and b) he washes me very efficiently and then demands I get out so he can wash his hair, which prevent me lingering! I shower without him occasionally, but mostly just when I have to wash my hair. I occasionally have a bath with the baby, but I consider that a good use of water--washing and relaxing me, washing and playtime for her, bonding for both of us, all good.
post #52 of 52
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Originally Posted by ShareBear View Post
A bit of shower head trivia...the government now mandates that shower heads not have a flow higher than 2.5 gallons per minute. Older shower heads may have a flow rate of 5 or even 8 gallons per minute. If you look straight at the face of the shower head, you can usually find the flow rate written there in fine print. If not, you can time how long it takes to fill a gallon bucket--for instance, if it takes 12 seconds, you have a 5 g.p.m. shower head.

I can't do the 1 or 1.5 g.p.m. shower heads--I feel like I'm standing in a mist, can't get the shampoo out of my hair. But anything between 2 and 2.5 works well for me. I want to order myself two 2.15 g.p.m. Prismiere shower heads with the on/off switch for when you're lathering up...one for the downstairs bath and one for upstairs. I've tried this brand before and liked it.
I think the reasons why my showers are relatively short is because DP took the flow stopper (or whatever its called) out of the shower head. We have a nice flow of water now. I hate standing under a tickly trickily shower for 5 minutes just to get my hair wet. This way, it saves me time in the morning. Plus our hot water heater is great and is turned way up (no standing outside the shower waiting for the water to warm up and wasting water to boot). I'm not stepping in cold water.
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