My CG showers are NOT green/earth friendly.....

My showers are way too long while washing my hair. Cowashing/detangling in the shower has made them long.

What do you do to save water and/or energy in your routine?

(Yes I know I can turn off the water and do while I'm cowashing etc but it gets SO COLD in there, plus I need to add water while I'm washing.)

Maybe I should detangle before getting in the shower with coconut oil??????
2bc/ f / ii. low porosity roots + normal porosity shaft. normal elasticity.

Currently using:
Low-poo: Seaweed Bath Co. Unscented shampoo
Cowash: Cure Care
RO: Cure Care, V05 KL, G SAS
Styler: UFD CM (old formula), FSG + CNPF, DE Shine & Refine, AB Strong Hold gel, SM C&S milk
PT: IAgirl's gelatine, CJ Repair Me

hydrolized protein, jelly stylers
guar hydroxypropyltrimonium chloride, sulfates, jojoba oil
Neutral on cones.

iherb discount code: CFN646
Uh I totally feel you. Another problem for me, my hairwashing shower takes up almost all the hot water from the tank that I keep getting frustrated rants from the boyfriend. :/

I'm so susceptible of cold (my nails turn blue really easily) and even with a heater above the tub, I'm still freezing. (

"Luckily", I have short hair and I just try to scrub my scalp as quick as possible. Or if I'm not too lazy to wake up, turn on the heater 10 minutes before shower to heat up the bathroom so I can turn off the water. Still not green enough, but I guess I get less angry remarks from my boyfriend.
2B/C canopy & 2A/B underlayer
coarse | low-normal porosity | normal elasticity | low-med density
(by GoosefootPrints)

Clarify: North American Hemp Co. Moisturizing Shampoo, Citric acid rinse
CO
/RO/LI: Jason Moisturizing 84% Aloe Vera / The Body Shop Banana
Styler: DIY Okra Jelly / Paul Mitchell Sculpting Foam / Suave Pro Captivating Curls Mousse
Treatment: H&B Wonder Oil + VCO, Honey-Cardamom-EVOO-Chamomile
I am mastering that "I slept in a ponytail last night and it looks ok/reasonable this morning so I'll just roll with it" look.

I'm still not that great about wearing second day hair down yet. Laziness is winning out. Probably not the answer you're looking for, though, LOL
Smorgasbord of finer, porous 2a-3a; straight underlayer

collagen
humectants outside of optimal dews, PVP, oils/butters, anything remotely comedogenic

poos: Giovanni TTT, WF365FF, Suave Clarifying
condishes: VO5 VMT, KLS; IonEC
stylers: FSG, 4NSBCC, VolumaxMega, AIF, GFPC


Mod CG since 11/2012. My waves occasionally look best when combed out, so you can pry my combs from my cold, dead hands
My showers are the same and I always get lectures from my fiancť. He has to plan his showers if I'm going to be taking one, lol. It just takes so long to do everything - sometimes it's a real pain. Literally - my arms get tired from so much scrubbing.

Not to mention when I have to shave my legs, there will be 0 hot water left. That's probably why I get lazy with shaving.
2c-3a - med-coarse - normal-high porosity - high density

NP/LP: CJ Daily Fix, KMF Whenever / Giovanni TTTT
RO/LI: Sevi Pumpkin Seed, CJ Argan & Olive Oil, YTBbs
DC/PROTEIN: KC Stellar Strands / CNPF
STYLER: CJ Curl Queen
COLOR: henna, amla & indigo
: glycerin in high/low dews, polyquat-10 & 11, parabens
Just adding my voice to the "I can totally relate" pac. Even with turning the water off in between washing, and detangling I still feel like my showers are entirely too long and use far to much water. I have thought about brining a pitcher into the shower and using that to rinse. But like you all, my problem is that I know that will result in me being cold (which I hate).
Hair Stats (CG since 3/31/12)
Type: 3c/b; Density: M; Texture: F-M; Porosity: L-N

Products
Cleanser: DevaCurl No Poo
Conditioners: DevaCurl: One Condition or Heaven In Hair
Leave-In: DevaCurl B'Leave-in
Styler: DevaCurl Light Defining Gel
Refreshers: DevaCurl Mr.Right

Journeying back to gray!!!
Last Henna: 11/3/14
My showers are the same and I always get lectures from my fiancť. He has to plan his showers if I'm going to be taking one, lol. It just takes so long to do everything - sometimes it's a real pain. Literally - my arms get tired from so much scrubbing.

Not to mention when I have to shave my legs, there will be 0 hot water left. That's probably why I get lazy with shaving.
Originally Posted by sixelamy

Same with me!! My arms get so tired from the scrubbing and I DO shave my legs every day (I am weird about having smooth legs; I apply Palmer's Oil to them after my shower). Our hot water tank is not that big and my showers do take all the hot water. If my husband also needs a shower that day I simply get up early enough to "do my thing" including getting ready after the shower (makeup and hair) and then wake my husband up. That gives it enough time for the water to heat up again. But my showers are definitely NOT earth friendly.


I'm definitely a "curly" 2c. Sometimes curly and sometimes just wavy upper layer with a ringlety under layer. My hair has been thick and coarse since birth. Strawberry blonde in color that can and does change depending on the type and amount of light.


All in all, I'm happy with my hair type but almost for sure think yours is prettier.
GUILTY! I can totally relate to this as my weekly wash day definitely hogs all of the hot water and just uses A LOT of water in general.
I found that once I started washing my hair in sections (I section into 4, sometimes 6), the time increased in spite of doing my pre-poo treatment (EVOO & conditioner on dry hair) prior to even turning the shower water on. My only saving grace is that once Iíve finished cleansing my hair, since I DC every week, I spend 40 minutes or so sitting under the dryer which allows the supply of hot water to be replenished. Itís during the rinsing out of my DC that I proceed with concentrating on cleansing my face/body and whatnot with the hot water and then rinse my DC out with cool water.
One thing I will say though, only cause I just had a rare occurrence where I actually did a mid-week wash last night, I managed to cleanse my hair, face, body etc just as the water went totally cool (not quite cold).
Not sure if it had anything to do with the fact that it was late (got home from the gym around 10pm) and I didnít want to take all night dealing with my hair, unlike on the weekend when I definitely am not even thinking about the time it takes to do my hair.
Detangling was super quick as my hair was just done on Saturday, so I didnít have my usual full week of craziness going on up in there. I didnít DC, instead I used Aussie Moist for a quick concentrated conditioning session (left this in while I washed the rest of me). I then rinsed (with cool water, cause thatís all that was left!), did my LOC followed by a WnG, sat under the dryer for 40 mins, pineappled and off to bed I went.
  • Oils: EVOO,Camelia Seed,Argan,JBCO,Jojoba,Coconut
  • Cleanse: AIA Coconut Cowash, T&B Whipped Perfect Moisture Shampoo, T&B Rhassoul Whip Poo
  • Pre-poo: EVOO, Conditioner, T&B The Antidote
  • LI: CRN CW Leave-in, CRN CW Style-setter, CRN Curl Love Moisture Milk, CJ Argan & Olive Oil Conditioner
  • DC: CRN CW Penetrating Hair Treatment, Crece Pelo
  • PT: CJ Repair Me
  • Style: CRN Curl Maker, CRN CW Style-setter, WetLine Xtreme Gel,Cantu Coconut Curling Cream
I recently resolved to use less water during my showers. Getting cold is the worst. I found that if I leave the window closed and the fan off and just let the bathroom get steamy and warm, it helps a lot. I'm also going to try dunking my hair in a bucket of water for the initial soaking (it takes a while to get all my hair wet and ready for washing). You could try wearing a bathrobe, but maybe it would get too wet and product-y...
I have short hair and wont be more than 5-10 minutes, but SO when comes home he drains all the hot water and can spend 30 under the water ( and it drives me nuts).

So I detangle his hair (gorgeous long curly hair he bast*rd) with oil before letting him use the shower.
I'm curious, how long are your showers? Mine are about 5-7 minutes and I detangle everyday!
Coarse texture, normal-high porosity, normal elasticity (Komaza Care), very weak waves
cleanser: Redken Fresh Curls Shampoo, CJ Daily Fix

rinse out: GVP Conditioning Balm, CJ Beauticurls, CJ Smoothing

jellies/creams: CR Curl Maker, KCCC
gels: CJ CQ, CJ Pattern Pusha, BRHG

Oh my gosh yes. My showers take so long now. I have to wash, sometimes pre poo, chelate, then sometimes I do a treatment (protein, catnip tea) for 5-10 minutes, apply conditioner and let it sit for a little while, then rinse, then apply product, then get all my product out of the bathroom…. not only do I drain the hot water (even turning the water off in between washing hair), but I drive people nuts because they're waiting to use the bathroom. And I make several trips to get my product out ASAP, and then frantically try to get to the diffuser before my curls get pulled out. This is not sustainable if I ever have children. I'm told even a 5 minute shower is a miracle when you have young ones. I think the solution for me, if I have kids, would be not to wash my hair for a year or so (eww).

2B/2C/f/i
Baby fine brown hair, fluctuating porosity (currently low)
No poo: AVG mixed with glycerin, KMF volumizing conditioner
Leave in: SS PT
Stylers: AO Mandarin magic, SS CEJ, SS protein, homemade gelatin hair gel, SCE crazy curly FSG (sans PVP),
Treatments: amla, fenugreek, irish moss, aloe vera powder, rosemary and chamomile tea rinse (with marshmallow root and irish moss water), henna, hydrogen peroxide, catnip tea
IA Girl's PT
I'm curious, how long are your showers? Mine are about 5-7 minutes and I detangle everyday!
Originally Posted by asianrunner
Mine aren't as quick as that but reading this thread makes me think that perhaps I'm not as bad as I thought I was!
If I'm doing the whole kit and caboodle with my hair and shaving my legs I'll be 15mins. I feel bad about the water, we've had water restrictions in recent years and our rates have gone up considerably, so not only are we (I include my two boys, 20 and 17, in this!) not green, we feel it in the hip pocket as well.
I try to be quicker but there's a limit to how fast I can get things done. And I don't even have the sort of hair that needs detangling!
3b in South Australia.
My quick showers are 15-20 minutes, but they usually last around 30 minutes or just shy of. I'm also a bit OCD about cleansing everything thoroughly.
2c-3a - med-coarse - normal-high porosity - high density

NP/LP: CJ Daily Fix, KMF Whenever / Giovanni TTTT
RO/LI: Sevi Pumpkin Seed, CJ Argan & Olive Oil, YTBbs
DC/PROTEIN: KC Stellar Strands / CNPF
STYLER: CJ Curl Queen
COLOR: henna, amla & indigo
: glycerin in high/low dews, polyquat-10 & 11, parabens
I'm one of those 'turn the shower off' people or, if not, just turn it right down. Our shower you can control how powerful the water is with this dial, so I'll just put it on super low power so its barely coming out, but I'll still get the warmth from the steam of the water.
3B. Med porosity. Med thickness. Med density.

LP: Shea Moisture Coconut & Hibiscus
Conditioner/CW: Jason Aloe Vera

LI: Aunt Jackie's Curls & Coils Quench
Refreshing: TRESemmť Naturals Aloe Vera & Avocado
Gel: Ouidad Climate Control/Curly Hair Solutions Curl Keeper
DC:
Aunt Jackie's Soft & Sassy Super Duper Softening Conditioner
Treatments: Coconut oil/Coconut milk

UK curly. CG since Oct 2013.
Growing my hair to WL
To be honest not only do showers take too long but for me so do all the steps in the CG method....even modified CG.
That's what has turned me off this method before. I am too busy and can't be bothered to spend so much time on my hair. To me it just isn't that important to have "clumps" or "root volume" etc. I have better more important things to do.
I am not criticizing anyone else for this. Not at all. It's just too time consuming for me. And while I want my hair to look decent I can't get worked up about it if it doesn't. That's just me.
Come to think of it, our hot water tank is so small! When it's hair wash day, I spend 15-20 minutes in the shower and I most often almost finish the hot water up. I'm too slow, but I like to really scrub everything out of my skin.
2B/C canopy & 2A/B underlayer
coarse | low-normal porosity | normal elasticity | low-med density
(by GoosefootPrints)

Clarify: North American Hemp Co. Moisturizing Shampoo, Citric acid rinse
CO
/RO/LI: Jason Moisturizing 84% Aloe Vera / The Body Shop Banana
Styler: DIY Okra Jelly / Paul Mitchell Sculpting Foam / Suave Pro Captivating Curls Mousse
Treatment: H&B Wonder Oil + VCO, Honey-Cardamom-EVOO-Chamomile
I'm curious, how long are your showers? Mine are about 5-7 minutes and I detangle everyday!
Originally Posted by asianrunner
When I don't wash my hair they're about 5-10min max. On hair wash days 20-25 min.
2bc/ f / ii. low porosity roots + normal porosity shaft. normal elasticity.

Currently using:
Low-poo: Seaweed Bath Co. Unscented shampoo
Cowash: Cure Care
RO: Cure Care, V05 KL, G SAS
Styler: UFD CM (old formula), FSG + CNPF, DE Shine & Refine, AB Strong Hold gel, SM C&S milk
PT: IAgirl's gelatine, CJ Repair Me

hydrolized protein, jelly stylers
guar hydroxypropyltrimonium chloride, sulfates, jojoba oil
Neutral on cones.

iherb discount code: CFN646
When I don't wash my hair they're about 5-10min max. On hair wash days 20-25 min.
Originally Posted by wavydaze
It averages out then

But say, do you ever use the sprtiz and condish method?

My hair doesn't tangle too much, then again, it's above my shoulders these days. So, I'll spray my hair with water and comb it through outside of the shower (roots to tips), then apply conditioner, comb through, and wrap it up for a bit. Once I finally do get in the shower it's conditioned (sort of like cowashing) but it's more in the washing and rinsing stage at that point. I do less to it under the running water, and keep the actual shower times down to about 15 minutes or less (if I have to shave my legs all bets are off, sigh).

Could be something to try if you've never done it before.
Smorgasbord of finer, porous 2a-3a; straight underlayer

collagen
humectants outside of optimal dews, PVP, oils/butters, anything remotely comedogenic

poos: Giovanni TTT, WF365FF, Suave Clarifying
condishes: VO5 VMT, KLS; IonEC
stylers: FSG, 4NSBCC, VolumaxMega, AIF, GFPC


Mod CG since 11/2012. My waves occasionally look best when combed out, so you can pry my combs from my cold, dead hands
I find it easiest to do my hair in the kitchen sink - and everything else in the shower. It definitely saves time, and I presume it saves water. For me, leaning over and resting my elbows on the edge of the sink is much easier than trying to maintain balance while standing in the shower doing hair stuff.

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