A steamy morning shower is like a reset button for the soul. We’d never give it up, but since the average shower uses 16 gallons of water, a small change is necessary to save H2O.
That’s why today’s small step is to cut just one minute from our morning shower routine, which conserves 60 gallons of water a month. If we all did it, that would save over 165 million gallons a year—or 250,000 Olympic swimming pools of water.
Cutting a tiny bit of shower time can also help your hair health, especially with a few of these expert tips:
TURN THE WATER OFF BEFORE YOU SHAMPOO OR CONDITION
Salons don’t leave the faucet running during their shampoo and conditioner sessions, because the products need time to penetrate the hair cuticles and degrease the scalp. By lathering up with the water off, you’ll be getting your hair product’s full detox and shine benefits.
WHILE THE WATER’S STILL OFF, LATHER UP YOUR SOAP OR SHAVING CREAM
Drippy soap is never a good time. And by lathering shaving areas when the shower is off, you save water while better protecting skin from razor burns.
ALSO: STOP WATCHING NETFLIX ON YOUR PHONE IN THE SHOWER
We promise, Love Is Blind
will still be there once the faucet’s off.