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How to Shower Properly – A Few Tips

How to Shower Properly – A Few Tips

While it is true that soap and water are all you need to get the job done, if you know how to shower properly, you will come out with shining hair and glowing skin every time. It all just depends on how you do it. And it’s not complicated either. In fact, you can get the striking look by simply following a few grooming rules.

Get the water to the right temperature

Use warm water as it is best for the shower to be as comfortable as possible without drying your skin. Very hot water will strip your skin of natural oils, and is not recommended.

Brush your hair before washing it

If you are going to wash your hair, make sure that brush it beforehand so that you don’t tangle it further when it gets wet. Use plastic vent brushes because they have multiple bristles. Work through any tangles, and brush it out again gently after the shower.

Shampoo your hair thoroughly

Distribute the shampoo evenly on your head. Pour a small amount into the palm of your hand and spread it in all over. Scrub for 30-60 seconds and rinse thoroughly. If you have a hard time measuring 30-60 seconds, try singing “Happy Birthday” to yourself 3 times in a row. That should equal to roughly 45 seconds. Also, make sure to spend a considerable about of that time massaging your scalp as well . Dirty hair usually oils at the root and focusing on the scalp will ensure that you have clean hair.

Condition quickly

Don’t leave the conditioner on for a length of time. In fact, your hair needs only needs a few seconds with the conditioner unless it’s a deep conditioning mask. Lather your hair up, then quickly wash it out.

Cleanse your body well

If you find breakouts on your back, then that could be the leftover conditioner. So, make sure that you cleanse your body after washing your hair. Avoid tradition soaps which can dry and irritate your skin. Get a non-soap hydrating cleanser and use your hand to work out all the key areas.

Shave well

If you have to shave, ensure that it is one of your last steps. On days that you also need to do some exfoliation, make sure that you scrub before shaving to release any ingrown hairs. And always use a sharp razor, but as always, please be careful.

Wash your face

Don’t forget to wash your face. First, wash your face with warm water to open the pores so that the product can penetrate and fight dirt. Then the next step is rinsing your face with cold water to close the pores. This is important because open pores will open a channel through which bacteria will enter.

Apply lotion immediate

Apply lotion to your body when you are still damp. This is important in locking the moisture into your skin. With your body just out of the shower, it makes the right canvas for a thick moisturizer.

How to Replace Your Shower Knob

How to Replace Your Shower Knob

Replacing your shower knob is one of the most important steps that you will need to take when remodeling your bathroom. You can actually replace the shower knob anytime you want-not necessarily when you are remodeling your bathroom. Installing a shower knob is much easier than you can imagine. Here are the steps to follow:

Step 1: Buy a new knob

Buying a knob for your shower is a task that is a bit complicated than it looks. First, you must be sure that the new knob will fit with your bathroom fixtures. You need to determine the brands of the bathroom fixtures. But if you cannot determine the brand, you can buy a universal knob.

Shower knobs come in different colors and styles; therefore, it is important to consider the look you want your bathroom to achieve. If you are remodeling the bathroom, it is a good idea to purchase the knob when purchasing other replacement fixtures. However, if you are only replacing the knob, you may want to take a picture of your bathroom and take it with you to the home improvement store.

Step 2: Removing the shower knob

Turn off the water supply to your house. This is important in helping you to avoid leaks. Find a small screw at the center of the shower knob. If you can’t find the screw, it may be hidden under a decorative cover.

That means that you will have to remove the cover to unscrew the shower knob. Push a flathead screw under the cover to dislodge it and remove the screw. After loosening and removing the screw, you can proceed to remove the knob. After loosening the screw, remove it and remove the knob. Pull it towards yourself and avoid jerking it to the side.

Step 3: Installing the new knob

Installing the new knob is easy. You simply need to push the knobs onto to areas you pulled the old knob. Be careful not to mix the cold and hot water as doing so could cause a nasty shock. Nearly universally, the right knob corresponds to the cold water and the left knob to cold water, but some homes are built contrary to the norm.

You can add the screws after pushing the knobs. Make sure that the new knobs are secured well, but not too tight to the extent that it will be difficult to unscrew during future maintenance. Once the knobs are screwed into position, add the decorative cover back onto the knob to complete the replacement. See how easy it was?

How To Clean Your Shower Doors

How to Clean Your Shower Doors

Showers doors are known to accumulate grime and soap scum, but with the right cleaning techniques, shower doors remain clean for a very long time. You can clean both plastic and glass shower doors with the same process, using either natural or commercial material.

Fill a spray bottle with equal part of white distilled vinegar and water

Spray the solution on both the front and back of your bathroom shower doors. Leave the mixture to stand for 5 to 30 minutes depending on how tough the soap scum is. Vinegar will remove the most stubborn grime and dirt and also prevent future buildup.

Fill a small bucket with water or use your sink or bathtub

Put on a pair of gloves, dip a sponge in the water, and wipe down the shower doors to remove the vinegar. Make sure that you wipe areas where the shower doors overlap.

Use an old toothbrush to clean the runners of the shower doors

Squeeze some white toothpaste onto an old toothbrush and scrub the runners of your shower doors to remove any grime, dirt or soap scum. Spray vinegar solution on the runners when you are done and rinse with clean water

Use a clean towel to dry the shower doors and ensure they are sparkling clean

If you are still seeing dirt or soap scum, repeat the steps we’ve highlighted above until your shower doors are clean. Once you’ve cleaned the doors thoroughly, you will want to put little preventative measures in place.

Use a cloth saturated with baby oil to wipe down the shower doors

Baby oil is important in preventing the accumulation of unsightly soap and will also reduce the amount of time between cleanings. You can use lemon oil in place of baby oil as it will provide the same protection and give your bathroom a lemony fresh scent.

Don’t have much time? The showerhead can be a big help!

If you have trouble removing some of the grime or you’re just looking for a quicker and easier way to clean your shower doors, consider the use of a handheld shower head. Most handheld showerheads should have several different spray settings including a high-pressure spraywhich be a great asset in clearing some of the grime on your showerhead. While you can potentially remove some of the grime with just the water, it is still recommended to spray a little vinegar on the doors for added benefit.

 

How a Shower Can Help Your Cold Symptoms

How a Shower Can Help Your Cold Symptoms

It is cold and flu season and you can’t stop coughing and sneezing, but did you know that taking a shower can make you feel good when you are at your worst? A hot shower will stimulate the flow of blood to the rest of the body and deliver benefits that can lessen your cold symptoms.

Taking a shower when you have a cold

Showers have been identified as beneficial because of their ability to clean and refresh the body. However, there are many more benefits that are associated with taking a shower such as boosting the immune system and fighting cold symptoms.

A lukewarm shower in the morning will get your immune system going whereas a hot shower in the evening will lower your blood pressure and help you to relax after a hard day. In fact, you can even boost your immune system by taking cold showers. Of course, you might also get a little sick in the process.

If you have a cold, and not influenza, there are many benefits that may come of a hot shower. To start, it can help warm you up if you are having chills. It can also ease chest congestion along with clearing your nasal passage. Finally, as every cold sufferer knows, your nose can get very dry from the excessive tissues. What better way to bring a little moisture to your nose then through the use of a hot shower? Of course, you should always monitor the water temperature and ensure you don’t burn yourself.

Finally, if you are not in the mood for a shower but still have a cold, you should still consider the idea of filling your bathroom with steam while you sit and relax for a few minutes. You could turn the shower on while using the bathroom, or even while quickly brushing your teeth. Yes it’s still a bit wasteful, but in small amounts shouldn’t be too much of a strain on your water bill. And if it gets you feeling better, can you really put a price on that?

 

 

 

History Of The Shower

History of the Shower

It goes without saying that one of the most sought-after pleasures that people look forward to after a hard day is a a hot, relaxing shower. The show you see today has come a long way since it was first invented. Actually, the first shower was more naturalistic like waterfalls and lakes. Back in the days when our forefathers used to live in caves, the best way they could shower was to go under a waterfall. Apparently, people would seek out these spots by traveling for long distances after realizing that this was the most effective way of washing after a hard day of hunting.

Ancient Egyptians

One of the main problems faced by the ancient hunters was that they didn’t have access to their own private waterfalls. However, as human started being innovative, they were able to replicate the effects of a waterfall by simply pouring water on their bodies.

The ancient Egyptians are believed to be the first people to realize the potential that this approach could offer. They are thought to be the masterminds behind establishing how the shower could be used as a thing of luxury. In fact, elder members of the Egyptian community ordered slaves or servants to bring jugs of water to their shower rooms.

Ancient Greeks

Greeks not only adopted this idea of a shower but also improved by inventing the first drainage system. They didn’t really like the idea of having waste from one’s session hanging around, so they developed an ingenious system to transport water in and out of the rooms through lead pipes. For this reason, Ancient Greeks could be considered to be the first plumbers.

Romans

The Romans were known for their love of constructing large bathrooms and keeping clean. They had developed and built an advanced sewage system and this was a vivid indication of the investment that the Romans were willing to put to ensure that they maintain a high level of hygiene.

The modern shower

The first shower was patented in 1767 by a London stove maker known by the name William Feetham. This shower pumped water into a basin above the head of the user before pulling a chain to release cold water. But the noticeable downside of this invention was that that same dirty water had to be reused every time the chain is pulled during the same shower session. Can you say yuck? =)

In 1820, the English Regency shower was invented by an anonymous entrepreneur. This breakthrough offered a hot shower for the very first time. It was then adapted further as an old Roman and Greek plumbing technique was rediscovered. This meant that people didn’t have to use the same old water.

In the 1920s, the United States started selling fancier shower accessories to the public as opposed to just the rich. Today, showers have become popular, with a wide range of attachments, showerheads, and other goods now available in the market.

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