Do you like showers or baths? What's your normal wash routine?

United States
November 20, 2009 7:28am CST
Do you prefer to take showers or baths? Also, how long does it take you? Do you like them hot or cooler? Tell us about your personal customized experience! As for me, I usually take showers during the week before work and it only takes me about 15 minutes to shower. I like my water temperature on the hotter side. On the weekends I will usually take a bath because I like to lounge and relax and exfoliate, shave, etc, so I enjoy taking my time and letting the hot water soothe my muscles. My baths can take up to an hour or more sometimes! When I take a bath, my normal routine is to fill the tub only a few inches -- just enough to wet my body and exfoliate after soaping up. Then I shave and let the water down. Next, I fill the tub about halfway and wash my hair and then soak for a bit. How about you?
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@jewels49 (1783)
• United States
20 Nov 09
Showers for me 95% of the time..Hot and about 15 minutes long. On those rare ocassions I ake a bath I have to take a shower after my bath. I know it's odd but I just can't feel clean if I sit in the water I washed off in.
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@Djbrat (333)
• United States
20 Nov 09
Hi Bethany, that sounds like a great routine. I never really thought of it that way. I almost never take a bath. I am a shower person. I take a shower every morning before really getting into my day. I used to take my shower later in the day because I usually ran on my treadmill. But i have gotten lazy, so I haven't been running. Boy that sounded bad. I hate that word "lazy". Maybe this is a sign to get off my "hiney" and get running. LOL, thanks for sharing and listening to me babble. Your AC writer friend... :o)
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@SouravRC (248)
• India
20 Nov 09
Since India is warm country so having a good bath is very important here. I love to take shower. And it takes me almost 30 mins. I love water and take a lot of time to shower. I prefer shower to bath. In the summer I take shower thrice a day. I just love it!
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@bwanna (282)
• United States
20 Nov 09
I try to take a bath everyday, as I love them so much! I usually take about 45 minutes on each one, which is becoming a terrible thing because of all the homework that I'm starting to get! Stupid high school!
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@bettydeng5 (1709)
• China
23 Nov 09
I like to take shower, it take about 20 minutes to shower, and I like use the shampoo to wash my hair, and use the midium hot water. I felt the cold water can't clean completely. and I use soak to wash my clothers.
@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
21 Nov 09
usually I take showers, but I take baths when 1) I have a little extra time 2) when I want to loosen up my back muscles and 3) when I color my hair...
• United States
21 Nov 09
I honestly take showers more than baths. Showers are just more convenient and more sanitary, no? Baths are nice and comforting, but tubs usually aren't very big to even hold one normal sized person! When I do take baths though, I use bubble bath and put some music on and make the water super hot and then I just relax!
@happy6162 (3011)
• United States
21 Nov 09
I like to take a hot shower the hotter the better and I take a shower about every other day. My showers last about 10 minutes a piece.
@rjvb26 (2518)
• Philippines
21 Nov 09
I prefer taking a shower, i don't care if it is hot or cold, i just wanted to wash my body so that it will be cleaned and refreshed that's all. It takes me 15 minutes also to shower, but if i have an appointment i do it for 3-5 minutes only. I use soap first to my body then after wards i use shampoo for my hair and then soap again for my body then was it. Then i am done. This is a cool topic you know, who would've thought of putting up a topic like this. But anway this is good cause this is about hygiene. Cheers! Two thumbs up!
• United States
20 Nov 09
I'm a shower girl. I like to take mine in the evening though. I guess because that's what mom made us do as kids and I still do. I want a nice clean body on the sheets. I do enjoy my baths though which I don't do as often as I like. I may say the heck with it once every couple of weeks. I love to just soak. I do the same as you but I soak 1st then I wash my face and hair and then I wash. Once that is done then I will drain the tub some and shave. Now the husband with bad knees would benefit from soaking in a tub on occasion but he flat out refuses to its a shower and nothing else doing.
@michelyn (717)
• United States
20 Nov 09
I live in a house with two bathrooms, one being in my room. Our bathroom only has a stand-up shower area. The common bathroom is the only one with a tub, but my husband and I live with our two children. My daughter is 18 and my son is 16. The opportunity to take a bath is pretty non-existent. It's time consuming and I would rather not have the kids going through my bedroom to use my bathroom. Kids are nosy by nature. I take showers, but I don't take them at any particular time of the day. Since I'm home all the time, the best time to take a shower is during the day when the kids are at school. It only takes me about 10 - 15 minutes to take a shower. Closer to the 10 minutes now that I cut all my hair off. I used to love taking hot showers or at least as hot as I could stand it, but the past couple of years, I've noticed that I've been cooling it down a little. My husband used to complain about the water being too hot for him when we would try to conserve water, but now he says it's too cool for him. Go figure! There's just no pleasing men sometimes... hehehe I wash my hair, put conditioner in my hair and then wash my body with a scrunchy thing. After that, I rinse my hair of the conditioner and for the last minute of my shower, I turn the water to full cold, rinse off one final time and step out refreshed and ready to go!
@rosepedal64 (4192)
• United States
20 Nov 09
Hi Bethany Well, I love to soak in a tub from time to time. I usually do that if I have had a stressful day. It seems to calm my stress level down for the night. Other than that I take showers. It is more quicker for me to get in and out. I have the tendency if I get in the tub I will stay longer than I have time for. Nice discussion and keep up the good work. Keep Smiling.
@ANTIQUELADY (36488)
• United States
20 Nov 09
I take only showers becauce i can not get down in the tub anymore. I want the water just as hot as i can stand it.
@goldeneagle (6775)
• United States
20 Nov 09
I do not usually like to wash my face in water I have been sitting in, so I usually prefer to take a shower. However, I have a physical handicap that makes it hard for me to wash my feet while standing in the shower, so I will usually run just enough water in the tub to wash my feet and legs good, then I will stand up and start the shower to do my hair and everything else. It seems to work pretty well for me this way.
• United States
20 Nov 09
I dont remember the last time I've taken a bath. I take "Hollywood" showers. Showers that last 30 minutes or more. Everyday. But that's because I wash my hair, face and brush my teeth in the shower. I use a loufa or sponge with body wash and at the end of it all shave. Then I end everything with a blast of cold water to close the pores on my face and body.
• United States
20 Nov 09
I like baths over showers, but my normal routine is to take a shower. During the summer I run the water at room temperature and during the winters I use hot water. Since I'm pressed for time during the week like most people, I usually take a shower, which takes me at most 10 minutes. On the weekend I like to take baths, which run between 30-45 minutes. Sometimes I even add bubbles to them. So, during the weekdays I shower and on weekends I take a bath.
@cream97 (29166)
• United States
20 Nov 09
Hi, Bethany. I prefer to take showers instead of baths. I only take a bath when I am feeling ill or when I have pain.. I like my water hot but not scalding. I like it to feel hot and soothing.. I know that I should take more warm baths.. But it is just something about the hot water that is soothing. I like to stay in the shower up to 15 to 20 minutes. I love washing. I just prefer a shower over bath. I like to feel the water all over my body.