Do you prefer cool water or warm water while showering?

shower - After having a cold water bath in the morning we could be more refreshed and energetic.
@lkbooi (16093)
Malaysia
August 11, 2007 6:11am CST
I used to have cold water bath in the morning. This could make me more refreshed and energetic to begin a new day. Before going to bed I prefer warm water shower. The massaging effect of the warm shower really makes me relaxed and comfy. After enjoying the warm water bath normally I could be able to sleep more peacefully.
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@tyler7h (85)
• Canada
11 Aug 07
I like warm showers of cold. for the main reason is that when I take cool showers I get goosebumps and the whole shower is awkward. The heat makes people tired, well most, and therefore helps me sleep. PersonaI think that cold showers are for people a really bad hang-over.
@lkbooi (16093)
• Malaysia
12 Aug 07
I suppose it is true that cold shower could really make a person to get goose bumps, worst still if it makes the person shivered. As the heat could make you tired it is advisable not to take warm shower too long in the bathroom so as to avoid falling asleep in it lol...
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@Wario_1 (965)
• Sweden
9 Jan 08
That could be true, i remember almost falling asleep during warm baths, so there is a possibility to fall asleep during a warm shower. I could not, because i don't like getting water over my face, feels like its hard to breath when it happens.
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@lkbooi (16093)
• Malaysia
23 Jan 08
Hi Wario_1, I totally agree with you as once I did experience this while having warm water shower in a hotel bath room. The water of the shower there was quite powerful. I did feel like suffocated when heavy water was pouring on my face.
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@lani0529 (1725)
• Philippines
11 Aug 07
Hello ikbooi!(",) I would prefer cold shower everyday because its very refreshing and cool. I also found out that cold shower has lot's of benefits to the body such as the following: In an article from http://www.earthclinic.com/Remedies/showers.html the following benefits of cold water were noted * Brings blood to the capillaries, therefore increasing circulation throughout the body. * Cleans the circulatory system. * Reduces blood pressure on internal organs. * Provides flushing for the organs and provides a new supply of blood. * Strengthens the parasympathetic and sympathetic nervous systems. * Contracts the muscles to eliminate toxins and poisonous wastes. * Strengthens the mucous membranes, which help resist hay fever, allergies, colds, coughs. Let's enjoy a cold shower everyday!(",)
@lkbooi (16093)
• Malaysia
14 Aug 07
Hi lani0529, thanks for supplying me the valuable information which could give us many benefits for our health. It is really great to take cold water shower. I enjoy taking it everyday especially in a warm weather.
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@madlees (1379)
• India
26 Feb 08
I too think like that lani, I prefer to take cold water bath daily. If I have hot or luke warm water bath, I don't feel as if I had bathed at all. I prefer the zing in the cold water even during the winter times as much as I can. Snce Iam getting older for that I am thinking of changing for my health sake. I do not want to get sick...
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@lkbooi (16093)
• Malaysia
27 Feb 08
Hi madlees, I also encourage people to take cold water shower as it could give all the advantages as mentioned by our friend, lani. As long as it is bearable I do always try to take cold water shower. What you said is true. Age is another factor to be considered for health sick when having cold water shower or bath.
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@Nardz13 (5056)
• New Zealand
11 Aug 07
Hi there. I most definetly prefer the hot showers, one in the mornings and one in the evenings...
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@lkbooi (16093)
• Malaysia
12 Aug 07
I suppose the place you live is rather cold so you like to take hot showers all the time.:)
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@Nardz13 (5056)
• New Zealand
12 Aug 07
Hey. The weather in New Zealand is not too bad, it can get cold and it can get hot sometimes, but not as hot as other countries get though... Thats just me, Im always down for hot showers, even in summer lol...
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@lkbooi (16093)
• Malaysia
13 Aug 07
Hi Nardz, I envy the place where you live. In my impression I always associate your country with fresh cool air, the snowy mountains and vast greenish meadow. In my country Malaysia, nearly all year round the daytime weather is quite hot but at the night time or rainy day the water is rather cold. So the people here used to take cool shower during daytime.
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@ayris77 (1303)
• Malaysia
11 Aug 07
i prefer to take a shower using awarm water.More freshen to my body,especially in the morning!
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@lkbooi (16093)
• Malaysia
12 Aug 07
Yeah, it’s really nice to take a warm water shower bath in the cold morning as it could make us refreshed and energetic.:)
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• Italy
11 Aug 07
i prefer warm water i hate the cold water!!!! i cna't able to do shower if not
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@lkbooi (16093)
• Malaysia
14 Aug 07
I believe it is normal for people in temperate countries like Italy to take warm shower rather than the cold one as the temperatures there are rather low as compared with my tropical country here. As for me I couldn’t take cold water bath at all when I visited a foreign country during a winter season few years ago.
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• Switzerland
16 Aug 07
Most of the time, I use cold water as I am use to it. I feel that cold water really wakes me up and like you, I find it very refreshing. Also, I find that when I use cold water, I shiver less after taking a bath than if I use warm water. However, during winter months, I switch to warm water as I just can't take the cold!
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@lkbooi (16093)
• Malaysia
22 Aug 07
After taking cold water bath we really feel like more energitic and refresh. Definitely you will get shiver after having a warm shower as the room temperature is lower than that of the body after just finishing the hot bath.
@blueman (16513)
• India
11 Aug 07
i prefer to bath in cold water but when it is too cold, i prefer warm water. :)
@lkbooi (16093)
• Malaysia
12 Aug 07
Yes, we feel nice to enjoy the cooling effect of the cold shower but if the weather is too cold we better take the warm one.:)
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@williamjisir (22883)
• China
14 Aug 07
In the hot summer season, I take a cool shower because the water is not cold at all. I cannot suffer warm water in summer. But on cool days, I take a warm shower. In winter, I have to take a hot shower every day to keep me warm. Therefore it depends on the weather.
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@lkbooi (16093)
• Malaysia
15 Aug 07
The habit of taking warm or cold shower depends much on the environment temperatures. Here I usually take cold shower at daytime when the weather is rather warm and warm bath at the evenings. If I were sick I always take warm water bath. In my experience to take warm bath in winter was rather pleasant. But at the moment when I turned off the warm shower and started wiping my body I could then be shivering with cold due to the sudden change in the temperature. Do you feel reluctant to take bath in winter? When I visited China someone there told me in certain places in China there are people who only took bath twice in their life time. Once when born and the other when married, it’s true?
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• China
15 Oct 07
Question: "Do you feel reluctant to take a bath in winter?" As I have a comfortable gas heater in my shower room, I still love to take a shower every day or every other day if it is too cold. But I feel warmer after taking a hot hot shower in winter and am happy for that. Question: "When I visited China someone there told me in certain places in China there are people who only took bath twice in their life time. Once when born and the other when married, it’s true?" I am not sure about the truth of it as I live in the south of China, not in the cold north or somewhere where there is not enough water in the northwest of China. In the south of China we have plenty of water and our weather is nice in winter not as cold as that in the north. I love to take a shower even in cold winter. hehe
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@lkbooi (16093)
• Malaysia
15 Oct 07
Dear jisir. Thank you as so kind to provide me the informative answers for the individual questions. Oh! Now I come to know that during winter, water will be less in the cold north and even worse in the northwest of China. I believe that you are very lucky to stay in the southern part of china where the weather is quite comfy even during the winter and no worry of getting shower at all for the cold period.
• China
11 Aug 07
I am new here ~!~! I used to have warm water shower not only in winter but also in summer~!~!
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@klusik (23)
• Czech Republic
15 Aug 07
Hi, I preffer colder water, but no 12°C, something normal. I do not like warm water, because when shower is finished, I am cold than :-D And if I have colder shower, I feel normal than :-D ANd thus is super, isn't it? :-D
@lkbooi (16093)
• Malaysia
20 Jan 08
Hi nevertolate, thanks for your response.
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@Bujoyseth (1684)
• Philippines
16 Aug 07
well, that depends on what time of the day i'm having a shower.. when it's early in the morning, i prefer cold water to make me alive and energetic to start the day, to do the chores and everything.. but when i shower before going to bed, i definitely prefer having warm water coz it relaxes my muscles, my body from the whole day of work.. it really makes me sleep tight and comfortable having a warm shower..
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@lkbooi (16093)
• Malaysia
22 Aug 07
Right, Bujoyseth, cold shower always could make us more energetic and refresh so as to star a good new day. Whereas a warm shower could promote the blood circulation of our whole body that could always make us relaxed and sleep soundly.
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@sarry81 (84)
• Malaysia
11 Aug 07
I will look to the temperature however i mostly like cold water it make me more freshies.
@lkbooi (16093)
• Malaysia
15 Aug 07
Yes, cold water bath could really be thrilling especially during a warm weather.:)
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@Loen210 (1540)
• United States
10 Mar 08
Deinitely warm water, but in the summer, I usually take a semi warm shower, and then right before getting out, turn it freezing cold, frolic and shiver with a smile, and then pop out. It's a great way to cool down in the heat.
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@lkbooi (16093)
• Malaysia
13 Mar 08
Hi Loen, well semi warm shower is quite ok in the summer days. Your way of showering in the bathroom is really unique and amusing, and could be the great way to cool down in the heat.
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@Loen210 (1540)
• United States
13 Mar 08
Goshness, you're too popular for me! It just took me ridiculously too long to find out where I had posted to re-reply to you. Pheow. Page 11. ;o) Anyway, yes, thanks for response. Gave me a smile. Also, cold water is supposed to be good for the hair.
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@lkbooi (16093)
• Malaysia
14 Mar 08
I feel so nice to have you dropping by here. Your vivid words really make me pleased and amused. I felt sorry that I couldn’t approve your friends’ request though I had tried for days due to my posting problem. Finally I had got it yesterday in the late of night. We have the different time zone. I have just taking my breakfast after having my cold shower this morning. I think you might be busing surfing net now.
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@eagle_f15 (2051)
• Malaysia
10 Apr 09
It's cold splashing bucket style bath for me all the time. And yes it is most definitely refreshing and it just wakes you up. I can't understand some people like my brother who will turn.heater to maximum and bathe hot water in the middle of the day 3pm where the sun is burning hot !! LOL !!!...I can't,I just can't. In fact if I bathe like that I would come out feeling like I didn't bathe at all. my mum use to say my brother is going in to get himself cooked !!!
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@lkbooi (16093)
• Malaysia
11 Apr 09
Yeah eagle, for people like us, living in the tropical country always experience the scorching hot weather all the time prefer to take cold water bath or shower to get rid of the heat. I dislike taking warm or hot water shower as well. I would become sweaty again easily once I step out the bathroom. Really, bathing by keep on pouring the bucket of cold water onto our body during sunny afternoon is really a great enjoyment. I like the cool and comfortable feeling when cold water flowing down from our head or shoulder part to the feet continuously. It is really a wonderful and cool experience during hot sunny noon. my niece also doing the similar style of bathing as your brother, yeah even during the hot days. Happy posting and take care.
@eagle_f15 (2051)
• Malaysia
12 Apr 09
Yeah...I just cannot comprehend how they can bathe hot water to the maximum the heater allows.....hehehe!!!
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@lkbooi (16093)
• Malaysia
21 Apr 09
may be we have to experience the hot water bath by turning on the heater to its maximum point as well. After having the bath, we then could understand how the true feeling actually is. For aught we know, we might be addicted to it like them as well
• India
14 Feb 08
Since its very cold in here so we can't even think of cold shower. So, its definately hot shower for me
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@lkbooi (16093)
• Malaysia
15 Feb 08
Hi tirthasharma, you are right, only hot water could make us feel comfortable and relaxed during cold days. Try not to bother much about the terrible cold water, my dear friend, just enjoy the hot water shower as much as you like.
• India
15 Feb 08
ya sure...moreover i can't even thing of a cold shower..anyways,thanks for responding..
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@lkbooi (16093)
• Malaysia
22 Feb 08
You are most welcome, dear tirthasharma, so you better keep away from cold water showering.
@maximax8 (31164)
• United Kingdom
11 Nov 07
In a cold country like England I prefer to shower in warm or even fairly hot water. It can feel relaxing and so very comfortable. In a tropical country I am happy to shower in cool or even cold water. In a hot a humid climate this can feel wonderful refreshing. When I was in Darwin in Australia the cold water felt so lovely and refreshing. As soon as I dried myself I went back to being hot and sticky. Luckily I love hot weather and warm sunny days. If I read in a guide book that accommodation has cold water only it does not put mer off at all. When I was in a village in Indonesia I had to wash in a river. I did this wearing many clothes rather than shock the local Muslim community by wearing just a swim suit.
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@lkbooi (16093)
• Malaysia
11 Nov 07
Oh, it is interesting to travel widely and experienced different climates with different types of water when showering. Generally it is true to say that we prefer to warm water in cool weather and cold water in hot climate. It is quite a different experience to take bath in natural environment openly in river and pond. The water there could really refresh us other than we could enjoy the beautiful surrounding scene in the meanwhile. In my place I often go to the nearby stream at the foot hill to take bath and have picnic there with my family. The water there is crystal clear and cool and it really refreshed me in hot and humid tropical weather here.
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@maximax8 (31164)
• United Kingdom
11 Nov 07
Yes, there is nothing quite like showering, bathing or swimming in natural water. I liked washing in the lake. I went to a stunning set of waterfalls and pools in Australia. Wow! It was a magical sort of day enjoying relaxing in the cool and quite refreshing water.
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@lkbooi (16093)
• Malaysia
12 Nov 07
The air around the water is extremely fresh as it contains more ozone which is believed due to the action of the water falls. I believe you visit Australia quite often and love the peaceful and beautiful natural environment there.
@m_5ugar (1013)
• Malaysia
31 Oct 07
Usually, I don't really care whether it is cold or warm water as long as I take a bath and feel very clean. If you ask me to choose, I will prefer warm water when the weather is cold and prefer cool water when the weather is hot.
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@lkbooi (16093)
• Malaysia
4 Nov 07
Well you are such a simple and easy going guy. Yeah, the main purpose of taking bath is to keep our body clean. Of course we take hot or cold water mostly depends on the weather.
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@lkbooi (16093)
• Malaysia
11 Nov 07
I did accidentally turned on the cold water shower in a hotel bathroom. The sudden showering down of cold water really did make me shivered at that unexpected moment.
@sophylline (1042)
• Philippines
26 Sep 07
That really depends on what kind of weather my place is having. When it is really cold, I would of course prefer to take a bath with warm water. But usually, I have always use cool water as a shower. I think cool water is just basically refreshing.
@lkbooi (16093)
• Malaysia
6 Oct 07
I was told that to take cold water bath the skin of our body is much healthier than to take warm water bath. Yup, cool water shower really makes us refreshed and pleasant especially during sunny days. Of course the cold water could always make us shivering if taken during cold rainy day.
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• Philippines
8 Oct 07
LOL You are right! Using cold water for a shower when the weather is cool makes us shiver. Brrrr! haha I don't like that feeling at all. And I have experienced that lately. The heater at that time just didn't work and had no idea why, so I went ahead and took a shower at night and the weather was cold. Yikes! The weird thing is, the next day the heater was working again!
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@lkbooi (16093)
• Malaysia
9 Oct 07
Hi sophylline. Only people who had really experienced taking cold water shower during cold day could really understand the terrible feeling of doing that. Your heater must be that of an understanding type. He might have sympathized with you and became serviceable the following day lol...
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@kaysue4 (951)
• United States
10 Mar 08
Well it really depends on what time of the year it is. In the summer and it is over 80 outside a cool, not cold shower works for me in the middle of the day. In the winter and when my back is in SO much pain. I get it as hot as I can stand it. Now my one son, loves the water so hat that it turns his skin pink, which is not good for a long period of time.
@lkbooi (16093)
• Malaysia
14 Mar 08
Hi kaysue4, here the tropical weather is rather hot and I am used to take cool shower in the morning. This could really make me refreshed and comfy especially after exercise or gardening. At the evening when the weather is cooler I sometimes take warm shower.
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@lkbooi (16093)
• Malaysia
15 Mar 08
Oh, now I only come to know hot water could ease the pain on the back during winter. Wow! Both your son and you could tolerate such hot water. Be careful, hot water might hurt the skin if taken too long.
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• United States
14 Aug 07
In the summer when it is hot I want a cool shower or bath. In the winter I want a hot shower or bath. When a person is ill with a fever they should bath in cool water to help bring down the fever.
@lkbooi (16093)
• Malaysia
22 Aug 07
I agree that when we have fever cool water bath could always help to drive away the fever. I really enjoy swimming in the cool stream water during hot day (here we dont have summer) as it's rather cooling and refresh.
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@madlees (1379)
• India
26 Feb 08
But we are not allowed to have bath at all when we have fever.. They just say just wash your head with cold water and do not take bath at all. The water shouldn't touch the body I suppose...
@cheongyc (5072)
• Malaysia
12 Aug 07
During normal days, I prefer shower with warm water because it is so refreshing and helps our blood circulate. But during hot days, I would prefer showering with cold water. It helps coold down our body and our mind.
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@lkbooi (16093)
• Malaysia
17 Aug 07
It’s lucky that we as modern man could enjoy a modern device, the electric heater which could provide hot or cold water so conveniently to serve for different purposes. In this way we could enjoy bathing at different temperatures of the day or the season. The shower could provide chlorine free water and even vitamin C lol...
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@cheongyc (5072)
• Malaysia
27 Feb 08
That's right. As our society are becoming more and more advance, our environments conditions are deteriorating. Our water supply are polluted and in long term, our health are endangered. Therefore we human need to design and install advance filter just to obtain water safe for drinking and showering.