How to Take the Shower the Right Way: An Expert Walkthrough Guide

To us, taking a bath or a shower is not tricky at all. Just get in the shower stall, turn on your shower head, apply some soap or shampoo, rinse it and finally, clean everything. At the very last, wipe yourselves off the water, right? But is it really THAT simple? I’m afraid, no.

We all know regular shower is the key to keeping us healthy and hygienic. But we need to know how to do this thing right. That is where this “Expert Guide” on How to Take the Shower the Right Way will help. In this article, I’ll go through the do’s and don’ts of a quality shower for hygiene and health conscious people. So, let us get on board.

Detangle Your Hair First

This is an important thing to do even before you begin. You might not realize, but wet hair is weaker than its normal state. As a result, it might break apart with the slightest of force. Thus, we should all refrain from the urge of detangling our hair even when we apply the conditioners. The best route to follow is to detangle the hair when it is dry before the shower. You should start from the top and then work all the way to the roots.

Don’t Shower for Too Long

This is a mistake that people do. They tend to take long showers and even in hot water sometimes. Yes, after a long working day; a hot shower might feel rejuvenating, but it hurts your skin. According to the doctors, hot showers can make your eczema worse than you think.

But there are no straight benefits of utterly cold water showers as well. Cold water closes the pores and makes you dilated with heat. Besides that, you won’t find any advantages. Also, don’t take up longer than 10 minutes.

Bath in Lukewarm Water

So, what is the solution? What will be the ideal water type for people to shower in? The answer is “Warm Water.” If the water is “Very” hot, it will rob the skin of essential oil and softness. And, it makes your medical conditions like eczema worse as I earlier mentioned. I suggest you turn the temperature to a mild state and enjoy the shower.

Rinse and Get Shampoo Out of the Way First

When you are in the shower stall, make sure you clean your head first. Don’t go shampooing right after you turn on the lukewarm water. Wait for 10 seconds or so before you apply shampoo onto your hair by a quarter. Make sure to spread it all over your head.

Trust me, this much is enough. People often lather the fragile parts of hair too. It is a mistake as hair might break and fall off. My advice to you is to spread the shampoo up to the nape of the neck.  This is perhaps the oiliest part out of your scalp. After you apply, be sure to scrub the area for 30 to 60 seconds before you wash it off.

It is Time to Apply Some Conditioner

People differ in opinion when it comes to “How long should you implement the conditioner for?” I prefer to leave it for a few seconds then wash it with water. Use some conditioner to both ends of your hair and let the warm water do its magic.

The Lukewarm water opens up follicles and helps your scalp and hair soak up the benefits of the conditioner you are using. It takes a jiffy if you prefer to use conditioner on a daily basis. If you are using the conditioner once a week, I suggest you use deep conditioning masks.

If you have long, and thick hair needs more conditioner than thinner hair. After you are done washing your hair, brush it to take out any sort of impurities or broken hairs.

I’d Rather Not Use a Loofah

What is a “Loofah” you ask? Well, that is the thing most people use to scrub their bodies (more specifically: the dirty parts). Experts say that Loofahs often don’t dry entirely after you use them. These things often travel to the messy parts of your body. And since they don’t dry that easily, they are the perfect breeding ground for bacteria and mold.

Why risk using a thing that can give you skin conditions and diseases in the first place? A washcloth will serve you better in this case. Better yet, use your hands or a bar of soap instead. Some people even share loofahs. Please, don’t!

Clean the “Right” Areas to Save Time

Earlier I spoke of how important it is to cut down on shower time, right? You can do that by cleaning up the special parts of your body. Which are these particular parts? Well, these are the areas where most of your sweat glands lie. More specifically, your armpits, under your breasts (if you are a female), the groin area, and the buttocks. These are areas that are dirtier than others.

Again, if you apply shower gels or soaps on the whole body, these things will take the essential oil away from areas like your arms and shins. So be careful.

Done with All the Essentials? Proceed to the Extras

If you are done with washing your hair and cleansing body parts, you can add in some extras like brushing your teeth or shaving your facial or groin hair. I wouldn’t advise you to do that too often, though. It takes the natural glow of your skin away. When shaving, do not shave too close to your body. It would take the initial layer of your skin away. It prompts the hair to grow in unwanted ways.

Lastly, Apply Some Lotion

When you have just completed your shower, your body is moist and damp. Trust me, all the right things are in there. The best way to keep the moisture intact is to apply some lotion to your whole body. It traps the moisture in. Even if you don’t have a lotion nearby, plain coconut oil will do just nicely.

Final Thoughts

As we come to the end of this lengthy guide, I must say; “A shower feels much different than usual when you cover all the basics.” Doing all these things will ensure your skin feels less itchy and dry every morning. Believe it or not, a quality shower is the best rejuvenator for people. These step-by-step processes will ensure you get through your day with great joy, confidence, and stamina.

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