Do you use soap or shampoo first?

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Do you use soap or shampoo first?

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  2. shampoo

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  3. I dont shower

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  1. hewittfan3

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    My friend and I are in an argument. I think that people use soap before shampoo when they take a shower but he disagrees. What do you do?
     
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  2. Fee

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    I shampoo and condition my hair first (it's almost down to my wasit now) and put my hair in a shower cap so that it can deep condition while I do everything else. Everyone is different, there are no rules for this. You and you friend should argue about US foreign policy or something more important. ;)
     
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  3. MegacedU

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    I shampoo first and condition last.
     
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  4. Rickson

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    I soap up first.
     
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  5. zebano

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    Who cares? Personally I like to shampoo up and then soap while the shampoo soaks in.
     
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  6. WBF

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    Shampoo, (conditioner occasionally), face, body.
     
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  7. rasajadad

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    Does this qualify as Health OR Fitness? (jk)
     
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  8. Geezer Guy

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    Rinse, Shampoo, Rinse, Soap, Rinse, Dry.
     
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  9. MegacedU

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    Do you have hair?
     
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  10. Rickson

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    That wasn't nice, but to answer your question, plenty.
     
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  11. MegacedU

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    I was just poking fun.
     
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  12. Rickson

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    I know that. ;)
     
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  13. stormholloway

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    Everyone who's anyone knows you're supposed to shampoo first, so that your hair is more dry by the end of the shower.
     
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  14. Moses Man

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    Well then I guess I learned wrong... I always soap first, then shampoo. Of course, I have curly hair, so I don't always shampoo when I shower.
     
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  15. Fee

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    What does having curly hair have to do with shampooing?
     
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  16. swimntennis

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    I shampoo first... I always shower after swimming and think that if I use soap and wash my body, and then wash my hair, all the chlorine will just negate my previous washing. :D
     
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  17. stormholloway

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    I have fair skin, so I don't really have to bathe at all.
     
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  18. cghipp

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    Curly hair is usually much more dry and doesn't need to be washed as often. The texture is part of it (curly or kinky hair is more easily damaged), but it's also because the hair is not lying flat against the head, so oil from the scalp doesn't transfer onto the hair. In addition, when hairs are more straight, the oil is wicked up between the hairs down the length of the hair shaft.
     
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  19. Fee

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    I know, I have curly hair and it's very dry and coarse at the ends, but shampooing is determined by the dirtiness of the scalp (more so for men, it seems). My husband rarely lets his hair get to the second day without shampooing it and I'm pretty sure he would fall into the 'normal' hair and scalp category. I guess I just thought that all men shampooed their hair every day, but that would be generalizing the entire population based on the ones that I grew up with (not very enlightened of me I suppose).
     
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  20. CanadianChic

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    I start with shampooing my hair. I then put the conditioner in it to let it sit for a few minutes while I use body wash, then soap, then a quick shave, then I rinse the conditioner out.
     
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    oooh la la :twisted:
     
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  22. CanadianChic

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    This is me exhibiting my self control and walkin' away. :-?
     
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  23. Fee

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    Okay, I'll bite. Why do you think that you don't have to clean yourself just because you have fair skin?
     
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  24. CanadianChic

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    lol. I wasn't trying to sound like the belle of the ball Lee. I used to have hair to my waist so it would take a lot of time to rinse the conditioner out (sometimes draining the tiny hot water tank here, forcing me to use a 2-in-1 for a while). i have a long regime of post shower activity that I will spare everyone from. ;)
     
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  25. drakulie

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    I wash my feet first, then work my way up. By the time I get to my hair, all the dirt has rinsed down to the rest of my body. :roll:

    Do you sweep your floors first or dust off everything first?? On second thought, I don't want to know. :)
     
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  26. CanadianChic

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    Dirty boy! ;) I dust first of course.
     
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    I wash my hair first cause I dont want to use shower gel on my body and stuff for it to get covered in shampoo afterwards.
     
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  28. ThA_Azn_DeViL

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    shampoo first, if u use soap first then when you rinse off all your shampoo your gonna get dirty all over again...
     
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  29. user92626

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    I dun get it. Why would you shampoo, condition and then shave it anyway? :confused:
     
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  30. tricky

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    I think she means shaving her legs and armpits and other stuff. Not the hair on her head necessarily. That would just clog up your drain!
     
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  31. Sentinel

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    Real men don't shampoo, or even soap.

    p.s. is this a sequel to the which way do you shave thread?
     
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  32. tricky

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    Back in uni, one of our dormmate's boyfriends, a mechanic, never washed. We all thought he was high because he had that fried look in his eyes, but it just turns out that he was just so oily and gritty that it looked that way. He always left his very compelling odor big time on our dorm coach, which looked a little different colour after he sat there.
     
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  33. kairosntx

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    Shampoo first. You should wash top to bottom just like washing a car!
     
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  34. superman1

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    Soap, but wow, I've just learned something here. Doing shampoo first and leaving it in while you soap will let it absorb better. So it looks like I'm going to switch it up.
     
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  35. hewittfan3

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    yeah im not goin to lie...the more me and my friend fought about this the more i agreed with him....maybe it is smarter to use shampoo first....one for the reason u mentioned and two because then the shampoo doesnt wash down ur body and maybe wipe the soap away...idk haha but i agree
     
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  36. Fee

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    Depending on your hair type, leaving your shampoo in is a bad idea. Most shampoos are designed to clean your hair and scalp, and that's it. If you leave them in, they could go beyond cleaning and end up 'drying out'. So, wash your hair (concentrating on your scalp) and rinse thoroughly, then condition your ends if necessary. For people like me with loooooong, very dry, coarse, curly hair, it's good to leave conditioner in as long as possible so it can coat the hair well before it's rinsed. :)
     
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    Shampoo first! Top down, as top not let the filth filter on down after I wash it.
    I wash my hair first, then conditioner sometimes.
    Face, then torso, then lower body.
    Then a lil' final rinse.
     
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  38. LanEvo

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    yea i soap then wash my hair with shampoo
     
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  39. Fee

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    Still waiting for stormholloway to explain why people with fair skin don't need to bathe at all.
     
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  40. stormholloway

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    Look, we're just a cleaner people. Our skin naturally bathes itself.

    Plus, bathing causes autism.
     
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  41. tricky

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    This tongue-in-cheek, or do you really mean this?!?
     
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  42. stormholloway

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    With this autism of mine, sometimes I don't know what I mean.
     
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  43. hewittfan3

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    I dont get it
     
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  44. drakulie

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    LOL. That was funny!
     
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  45. Babb

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    Soap then shampoo, but after reading this I'm going to have to reverse it. That is, if I think of it while I'm half asleep at seven in the morning...
     
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  46. PROTENNIS63

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    soap first
     
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  47. stormholloway

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    If you have a lot of hair, I suggest getting shampoo over with. That way your hair isn't soaking when you get out.

    It's simple bathroom strategy folks

    Now, on to wiping. Front side or back side?
     
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  48. notujoo

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    i shave my head so.. first i put on soap on my face like anyone else would and slowly go up to forehead to top of my head and all over and rinse. towel dry!
     
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  49. CanadianChic

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    But you have fair skin Stormy! Are you sure that wiping is even necessary? :shock:
     
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  50. stormholloway

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    What an excellent point! I should be saving all of that paper!

    I'll use it, henceforth, on which to write my memoirs: "Next to Godliness: Diary of a Fair Skinned Beauty" by Storm Holloway.
     
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