Do you turn the water off while shampooing/conditionin g your hair or soaping your body?

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Do you turn the water off while shampooing/conditionin g your hair or soaping your body?

Ash1141 Ash1141
I read on the back of a shampoo bottle that everyone should turn the water off while soaping up their body and hair. Does anyone do this to save water? I could probably do this during the summer but in the winter, I'd get too cold with the water off.
11/01/2011
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Ash1141 Ash1141
Obviously, this is for in the shower. Lol.
11/01/2011
Taylor Taylor
No I don't do this. I use one of the showerheads that uses less water though so I figure that is enough.
11/01/2011
Jul!a Jul!a
I don't. I'm also horrible and stay in the shower longer than I need to so I can enjoy the nice hot water.
11/01/2011
Ansley Ansley
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Originally posted by Jul!a
I don't. I'm also horrible and stay in the shower longer than I need to so I can enjoy the nice hot water.
I'm with ya. I can't tell you how many times I sit in the bottom of the tub and just let the water rush over me. It's really comforting and warms my cold feet. I think the longest shower I've ever taken was 30 minutes, the shortest being around ten minutes. I can't stand to be wet and cold.
11/01/2011
Antipova Antipova
If I lived in the tropics maybe I'd try this... but a hot shower is one of those luxuries that you'll have to pry from my cold dead hands. I will happily not water a lawn to save much more water *and* keep my toes warm.
11/01/2011
GenderSexplorations GenderSexplorations
Step out of the water's path, yes, turn it off, no. It'd take too long to get it to the perfect temperature again!
11/01/2011
Jul!a Jul!a
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Originally posted by Ansley
I'm with ya. I can't tell you how many times I sit in the bottom of the tub and just let the water rush over me. It's really comforting and warms my cold feet. I think the longest shower I've ever taken was 30 minutes, the shortest ...
Get. Out. Of. My. Head.

I did that sitting in the tub thing just the other day
11/01/2011
Ansley Ansley
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Originally posted by Jul!a
Get. Out. Of. My. Head.

I did that sitting in the tub thing just the other day
I.told.you.it.is.too.c omfy.


Man, Eden formatting really hates that "c" and "o" being right next to each other when there's an "m" right behind it, doesn't it?
11/01/2011
Beck Beck
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Originally posted by Ansley
I'm with ya. I can't tell you how many times I sit in the bottom of the tub and just let the water rush over me. It's really comforting and warms my cold feet. I think the longest shower I've ever taken was 30 minutes, the shortest ...
I totally do this also. Sometimes I just sit under neath the water in lala land not paying any attention to how much water I am wasting. I love to just let the water run all over my body. Plus not to mention I have a three year old and an 8month old that are always with me. So the shower is the only peace I get sometimes, so I take advantage of it. I will stay in there 30 or more minutes a day sometimes twice a day.
11/01/2011
Ansley Ansley
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Originally posted by Beck
I totally do this also. Sometimes I just sit under neath the water in lala land not paying any attention to how much water I am wasting. I love to just let the water run all over my body. Plus not to mention I have a three year old and an 8month old ...
Aw. My mom used to try to pull that and I would go lay on the bathmat and wait until she'd get out. Hahaha. Co-dependency much? Yep, that's me!
11/01/2011
TameTemptress TameTemptress
I don't... I am terrible at wasting water too, I lovvvve a long HOT shower.
11/01/2011
Kitka Kitka
I definitely don't do this, I'd get way too cold. I have horrible circulation, especially in the winter so yea, I waste precious water.
11/01/2011
Diabolical Kitty Diabolical Kitty
I love my long hot showers. It's a lot of help to my fibro. I don't ever turn off my hot water.
11/01/2011
WhoopieDoo WhoopieDoo
I turn it off when I soap up, because I leave it (soap) on for 2 minutes. (I use head and shoulders as body wash to treat my kp)
11/01/2011
Vanille Vanille
Nope.
11/01/2011
indiglo indiglo
No, not in the shower. However, I normally wash my hair after my shower (my hair is really long, and for health reasons it's dangerous for me to stay in a hot shower too long) and I do turn the water off while shampooing/conditionin g when I'm just washing my hair. I also try to remember to turn the water off when brushing my teeth.
11/01/2011
NaughtyNikkie NaughtyNikkie
Heck no, I would freeze to death !!
I'm a long hot shower girl, a lay in the bottom of the tub when I'm done & waste hot water type of girl, the girl everyone in my house hates cuz I use every last drop of hot water !! Haha I can live in my shower once it's on & it's hot
11/01/2011
NaughtyNikkie NaughtyNikkie
Heck no, I would freeze to death !!
I'm a long hot shower girl, a lay in the bottom of the tub when I'm done & waste hot water type of girl, the girl everyone in my house hates cuz I use every last drop of hot water !! Haha I can live in my shower once it's on & it's hot
11/01/2011
El-Jaro El-Jaro
It's a water saving thing...I wouldn't do it. It takes too long to get the water temperature just right.
11/01/2011
Moein Moein
You are absolutly right. I must start do that to save water ... Thanks
11/01/2011
zwee75 zwee75
No. The water hitting my back is therapeutic and serves a purpose!
11/01/2011
Peggi Peggi
My guy thinks I'm weird because I am the first girl he's ever met who does this, and only 1 of my friends does this too...I don't actually wash my hair while I am in the shower or bath. I wash it separately.

I'll wash it in the sink because I hate having my hair wet when I get out of the bath or shower, so I do them at different times.

THAT being said, I do turn off the water because I don't get cold, and the sink I use is pretty consistent with the temperature.
11/01/2011
Becauseiamawoman Becauseiamawoman
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Originally posted by Jul!a
I don't. I'm also horrible and stay in the shower longer than I need to so I can enjoy the nice hot water.
I second that. Maybe one day I will stop this habit!
11/01/2011
EJ EJ
Nope, but I don't generally take long showers anyway.
11/01/2011
Shellz31 Shellz31
HELL NO!
I enjoy the water too much and it's a pain having to adjust the temp just right again.
There's no way I'm getting that strict with water.
11/02/2011
CreamySweet CreamySweet
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Originally posted by Ash1141
I read on the back of a shampoo bottle that everyone should turn the water off while soaping up their body and hair. Does anyone do this to save water? I could probably do this during the summer but in the winter, I'd get too cold with the water off.
Lol - um no. I let it run. I also let my truck idle for extended periods and use plastic store bags... all things in the socialist republic of California that would get you strung up.
11/02/2011
wetone123 wetone123
I let that water run! Love every minute of it too! Guess I'm spoiled. We really should conserve water, but I'm gonna keep it while I can!
11/02/2011
slynch slynch
I don't shut it off.
11/02/2011
The Giveaway Diva The Giveaway Diva
I do to save the water! =)
11/02/2011
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