In my internet travels this week I, perplexingly, came across an article called, ‘Showering: You’re doing it wrong,’ and then another one popped up in my Facebook feed, ‘How To Take a Shower: Yes, You’re Probably Doing It Wrong.’
Now maybe they caught me at a weak moment, or maybe on some deeper level in my subconscious I think I am a totally failing in the shower department but I went down that rabbit hole friends, and here’s what I discovered.
(Hey, we all need a little life guidance from time to time, right?)
Mistake #1: Thinking there isn’t more to showering than you know, showering.
Mistake #2: Taking your sweet time in there.
Mistake #3: A sloppy rinsing routine.
Mistake #4: Using a towel.
Mistake #5: Doing it everyday.
Mothers of newborn babies aside, most of us tend to shower on a daily basis. Throw in a gym session, maybe a pre-date spruce up and that number doubles or triples but that’s a silly, outdated way of thinking. The new trend in personal hygiene is ironically called ‘cleansing reduction,’ where it’s perfectly acceptable to only shower once a week.
Finally I’ll leave you with this gem that I find so deeply inspiring that I’m considering having it embroidered on a pillow. “If you wash your hair every day and shower every day, you’ll use up that bottle more quickly.” It doesn’t get deeper that folks.
And now that we’ve gone down this path, how often do you shower? Wash your hair? Are you a ‘water-only’ gal?