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November 14th, 2012, 08:44 AM
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In my effort to be environmentally conscious I just got a low-flow shower head. I hate it!!! It feels like I am being peed on and I have to turn sideways to wash my sides and it takes forever to rinse my hair.

I gotta say that I tried but I am getting a normal shower head this weekend and going back to enjoying my showers.

I only shower twice a week so I feel like I am conserving in that respect.

Any of you use the low-flow shower heads? How do you like them?
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November 14th, 2012, 11:56 AM
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Nope, I have thick curly hair, low flow actually means I use more water. We've measured it, I can almost fill the tub with a low flow because the soap just won't come out of my hair.

We have a high pressure shower head, I can have my hair washed and conditioned in less than 4 minutes (that's 15 with a normal shower head). I can get in, out, washed and shaved in about 10 min now.
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November 14th, 2012, 07:47 PM
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We took the restrictor out of our shower head. I too noticed we were spending twice as long in the shower.
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November 19th, 2012, 10:14 AM
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So I ended up getting a regular shower head and it is still less pressure than what we had before but it's tolerable so I guess we are saving water anyhow.
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November 19th, 2012, 04:14 PM
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We have a filtration system on our shower. DH's skin is so bad he can no longer bathe in tap water. I'm wondering if he put the new filter in backwards, cause we have 1/2 the pressure we used to.
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November 19th, 2012, 11:48 PM
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I have never tried one, but my hair is so thick it's tricky to wash and rinse properly without a hindrance like that. We don't even have a shower in the house, that would be step one. We do share and re-use bathwater tho.
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November 24th, 2012, 08:00 PM
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Wow, Sharron! It would take me a long time to get used to not having a shower at all.
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November 30th, 2012, 08:04 AM
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I can't use the slow flow ones. When we lived at our apartment there was one in there and we had to get a new one. Taking showers was just taking to long.
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November 30th, 2012, 05:15 PM
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We live in military housing so I can't change my shower head even if I wanted to. But I had been thinking of one for when we do build a house, I guess that's out of the question now though. My showers and baths are honestly my escape, I love to sit in the bath and read a book.

I wonder is there any way I can have the water from our shower drain into a water system for our garden? Hmm....
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