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Mar 6, 2011

Shower Less - Save More

To many, this many seem like a crazy idea. Most of us have it hard-wired into our brains that we must shower every day, sometimes even more than that, to stay clean and hygienic.This simply is not true, and our persistence in believing this could be a draining source to all of our money.

Let's take a look at what we're spending when we shower...

Shampoo and Conditioner -  Most shampoos, especially cheaper shampoos, have active ingredients that are very rough and unforgiving on the human hair and scalp. Most shampoos also strip hair of its natural sebum oils which can allow for a naturally luscious shine without having to shell out $50 for a bottle of Wen or Paul Mitchell.  Not using shampoo and/or conditioner every time you showered could benefit in saving a great deal of money over time. I generally shampoo my hair once every 3-4 days depending on my activity level. It is generally known to be not healthy nor frugal to use so much shampoo on the hair.

Water - The average cost of water per 1000 gallons in the United States is near $2 and the average shower set-up uses 2.5 gallons per minute. This can really add up, especially for those who don't like to simply shower in the shower.

Soap - The use of too much soap can often can lead to drier hair and skin. This tends to cause us to go out and buy other products aimed at moisturizing the skin, while our problem may be over-showering.

I urge everyone to at least dedicate a week to trying this out. Many will find that their preconceived notions of not showering everyday will lead to unkempt-ness and unhygienic tendencies are false!

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