shampoo or soap first?

Philippines
April 10, 2007 9:08pm CST
when taking a bath, do you shampoo your hair or do you soap your body first? what i'd do is shampoo my hair first then apply conditioner and i'd let it stay there for 3-5 minutes. while waiting, i'd soap my body then scrub a little then i'd rinse:)
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• United States
20 Apr 07
it depends on if i am shaving my legs lol. i wear glasses and i am as blind as a bat. if i am shaving then i use soap first. that way the water doesnt get on my glasses or they dont fog up. this way i can see my legs lol. if i am not shaving then i first wash my hair. i take showers only cause i dont like sitting in the dirt i cleaned off of me. funny huh?
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@Woodpigeon (3710)
• Ireland
22 Apr 07
I think I shampoo my hair first, because then I have plenty of time to let the conditioner sit in and soak before rinsing out. I hate having to rinse my hair with water that has started to cool down because the hot water has run out. Soap can happen whenever, but the hair comes first.
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@marababe (2513)
• Philippines
21 Apr 07
I shampoo first, then facial wash and then soap. But I wash *down there* first before shampooing. I've read somewhere that one way to prevent heart attacks or something to not wet your head first. I don't know. But I've always been used in my routine for a long time now.
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@aidonia (4210)
• Greece
20 Apr 07
I shampoo my hair first too.The most of the times I use conditioner but sometimes I don't.If I use i let it at my hair until I soap my body.The last thing I do is let the hot water as long I can over to my body and head,even if I know the very hot water isn't so good...
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@mickidmw (992)
• United States
20 Apr 07
I shampoo first, then condition and then do everything else, wash, shave legs etc.
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@wdiong (1818)
• Singapore
20 Apr 07
I will always shampoo my hair first before soaping my body. I do not apply conditioner every time I wash my hair as my scalp tends to be on the greasy side.
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@azilanohj (286)
• Philippines
18 Apr 07
I'm just like you when taking a bath. i usually do first shampoo my hair then rinse it and them apply my conditioner and and while waiting I'll soap my body then scrub and lastly rinse it throughly.
@cheching (54)
• Philippines
18 Apr 07
first, i shampoo my hair. then i wash it up and condition it. i let it stay for a few minutes, maybe 1 or 2 minutes, while i soap my body and scrub my body. then i'd my body and then my conditioned hair. =)
@Rabi0322 (188)
• Pakistan
18 Apr 07
i soap first bcuz i want to clean my self first then i clean my hairs another reason is that i use conditioner shampooso if i use it first then i feel the conditioner is cleaned while showering i also soap for 2 to 3 times while bath everyday i know i waste alot lol
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@kaka135 (14068)
• Malaysia
18 Apr 07
I do about the same. Eventhough I don't apply hair conditioner, I'll still wash my hair first. When I wash my hair, my body will get wet, I think it's faster and consume less water to wash in this sequence. :p
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@Dana5881 (609)
• United States
17 Apr 07
I do the same thing!!!! However I don't wash my hair everyday because it dries it out so on those days I don't have to shampoo. Leaving the conditioner in for 3-5 minutes is always good, even if the directions don't say to do this.
@cikedo (3487)
• United States
17 Apr 07
I have the same routine that you do. While the conditioner sets I scrub my face as well.
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• India
17 Apr 07
i do the shampoo my hair and wash my body with soap as shampoo needs to be left for a while to act on the hair. i think every everyone who bathes over the head regularly does that way.
@elisa812 (3033)
• United States
17 Apr 07
That's the exact same thing I do! It makes me feel like I'm using my time wisely or something, lol. Sometimes I shave my legs while I'm waiting for the conditioner too. :)
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@lightningMD (5932)
• United States
13 Apr 07
The first thing i do in the shower is wash my hair. Then i scrub my body and shave my legs.underarms and genital area. Then i rinse off. dry off and brush my hair and teeth.
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@wachit14 (3600)
• United States
13 Apr 07
I have the very same routine. We must be very efficient people because we make the very best of our time in the shower and make the most of the products we have. Truthfully, I have such a busy life and hit the ground running most mornings so I have to be very organized, even when I take my shower.
@femimi (872)
• Indonesia
11 Apr 07
I also do it the same way like you, so we are not wasting our time in the bath room I think -lol-
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11 Apr 07
I don't take a bath. I prefer showers. But, I will always wash my hair first and then condition it. Doing it this way allows all the suds from your hair to wash off before you even start on the rest of you. When I have no choice and I do take a bath, I will always do my hair first. I don't want to use dirty water on my hair. I have really long hair and it takes awhile.
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• Philippines
11 Apr 07
I also do that. Hehe. Eventhough sometimes i don't put conditioner when i am in hurry, i stay the shampoo in my hair for about 3-5 minutes so while witing, i'd scrub my body.
@arkaf61 (10882)
• Canada
11 Apr 07
When I take a shower I do it exactly like you. Shampoo first, conditioner and scrub scrub while the conditioner is on. When I fill up the tub and relax in a nice bubble bath I usually do the opposite. First relax for a few minutes in the nice hot water, then I soap, rinse, then wash my hair. No sure why I reverse it like that, but that's the way it goes :)