What are the benefits of shorter showers for your hair and skin?
"Most people who tend to take longer showers will have the temperature of the water quite hot. Whilst this can be relaxing for your muscles, it can irritate your skin, leaving it itchy and dry. Hot water causes damage to the outer layers of the skin, which can cause skin irritation. Hot water can also dry the scalp, causing dandruff and an itchy scalp. It can also weaken the roots of the hair, causing it to become frizzy, brittle, and easily breakable. However, warm water opens the pores on the skin and scalp, helping to remove oil, dirt and sweat, so a lukewarm shower is optimum."