Why run the shower while you are shampooing/conditioning? Many showerheads now come with a pause button! It may not save the world, but it can save a couple of gallons of water each shower.
Check out this article by WiseBread on how to shower in under a minute (well, a minute of water).
- First, get organized. Make sure all of your needed supplies such as shampoo, soap, razors, rinse-off cups for poorly functioning water heads, and pumice blocks are in easy reach.
- Next, turn on the hot water tap until the water becomes hot enough to stand under. (Depending on how high your heater temp is set to, you may or may not need to mix in cold water.)
- Turn the shower knob to get the water flowing from the shower head instead of the regular faucet, and immediately jump under.
- Get your hair and body wet enough to lather easily and turn off the water, leaving the shower nozzle on.
- Lather up your hair and skin.
- Turn the water back on to rinse. Since the shower nozzle handle is turned on this will save you a few precious seconds of hot water for your own use.
- Turn the hot water off again. If you feel the need to condition your hair, this is the time. Put the conditioner on your hair and leave on while you shave. (Guys, this won’t take you quite as long as the ladies.)
- Lather up your legs with the product of your choice (shampoo, soap, gel, foam, hair conditioner).
- Turn the shower nozzle off and run cold water only to rinse your razor every few strokes. Fill up your rinse cup or use your cupped palm to splash water and rinse off face, legs and underarms. If you feel the need to spray, scrub and rinse your shower, now is an excellent opportunity to do so.
- Turn off the cold water. Then, turn the shower nozzle back open and the hot water tap back on.
- Quickly rinse out conditioner. Done.