First  Prev  1  2  3  Next  Last
Post Reply The art that is ''The Toilet Routine''
4907 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
22 / F / Johnstown, PA, USA
Offline
Posted 9/11/13 , edited 9/11/13
My homemade toothpaste doesn't need water, because I use soft bristles and the toothpaste hydrates it plenty. Also, the main components of the paste are salt and baking soda, so it's easily dissolved and washed away by water. I don't use electric toothbrushes. My brushing method is very thorough, and I prefer circular motions when scrubbing the front of my teeth. The toothbrushes that I use are very basic, because my brushing method ensures that toothbrush types hardly make a difference. I tend to floss too roughly, but I'm getting better. I occasionally gargle salt/baking soda/water and apple cider vinegar/water combinations, particularly when I'm feeling under the weather.

I use bars of homemade soaps for my hair (preferably a simple lard soap), not shampoo and conditioners. I leave the soap on for at least a few minutes. My hair is on the oily side, so stripping my hair is actually best for me, which is what lard soap is great for; however, unlike many commercial shampoos, its far more easy for my hair to recover from lard soaps. I also like boar bristles, which stimulate my scalp's oil glands and further help my hair to regain moisture. When I use lye soaps, just like with the lards, I like to use simple soaps. Complex lye soaps tend to make my hair far too oily, thus causing my scalp to itch.

I officially shower after, but I use homemade soaps instead of shaving creams or lotions, so the line between shaving and washing is blurred.
Posted 9/11/13
I wash my brush with soap before I use it. Don't judge me but I believe in invisible entities.
Inklid 
19276 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
16 / F / England
Offline
Posted 9/11/13
I don't like mint toothpaste so I use 6 year old Hello Kitty Sparkly Strawberry

I put water on before and after, and I mean I wash the whole brush, not just the bristles xD I'm usually next to the sink, and my method... I count to 30 seconds for each quarter of my teeth

By the way, is there anyone out there who brushes their teeth in the shower? Like my brother >.> I want to tell him he's weird...

As for washing my hair, I only use shampoo, rarely conditioner cause I don't have time, but we do have it I keep it on for like a minute, or something >.>
15466 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
23 / M / UK
Offline
Posted 9/11/13
You wanna know? You really wanna know? Well, here goes.

Dumpus maximus for five minutes followed by washing of hands. Water on toothbrush, water on toothpaste. Ensure taps are only on when needed. Brush for at least four minutes - upper right molars first, then canines. Lower right molars and canines. Upper and lower incisors. Upper left molars and canines, lower left molars and canines. Repeat process for the inner side. I brush my teeth very thoroughly.

Shower for fifteen minutes. Wash hair twice with shampoo, condition. Leave conditioner in while I scrub the rest of my filthy skin. Wash conditioner out. Gtfo.

Hope this brought many things to light that you were not previously aware of.
15466 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
23 / M / UK
Offline
Posted 9/11/13

-tion wrote:

I wash my brush with soap before I use it. Don't judge me but I believe in invisible entities.


That's... whoa. Whoa. Doesn't the taste bother you?
15466 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
23 / M / UK
Offline
Posted 9/11/13 , edited 9/11/13

-tion wrote:

Been doing it since I was little kid so it's not about a taste and really there is no any different taste to it than toothpaste.


I don't know, those few times my brothers loaded my toothpaste with soap when we were kids really told me otherwise. That said, if your toothpaste contains bicarbonate of soda, it will taste as though you've got soap in there. Fair play to you, my man/woman.
12020 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
Offline
Posted 9/11/13
After my usual morning bathroom usage I hop into the shower and brush my teeth and shave while I'm showering. I have a soft brush for the mornings since I have sensitive gums, and I use Colgate Sensitive toothpaste. I usually shampoo with whatever VO5 fits my mood or the weather that day (it's less than $1 so I keep about 6 different kinds around), and then start brushing my teeth while the shampoo is on; I continue brushing while I rinse my hair out well. Then I put conditioner in, again the matching scent to whatever I chose earlier. While the conditioner does its thing I finish brushing my teeth and then soap up my body using Irish Spring (Original scent), I do not use a washcloth, I have exfoliating gloves I use instead (which I have 7 pairs of, one for each day of the week). I do not wash my face with soap since my face is sensitive and soap makes it break-out. Once I'm lathered up real good I use Gillette Sensitive Skin Shave Gel and my Gillette Fusion Proglide to shave using my shower-mounted mirror. Once I'm done I do a final rinse to get the conditioner out of my hair and the soap off my body. Typically takes 10 minutes total.

At night, I use a bucket of hot water and my soap to wash off in the empty bathtub, and rinse off with the rest of the water. Then I fill the tub up and take soak in the hot bath. When I get out I cool off with a homemade fruit-cream popsicle (yes, every night), and then use a hard toothbrush (after cleaning it) and the same toothpaste to brush extremely well (vigorously for 5 minutes, without pushing too hard on my gums), and then I floss. Then I use the soft brush with just water to rinse anything off that might have gotten stuck on my teeth from flossing. I then rinse my face off with water and a wash cloth.
13276 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
M / West Point (USMA)
Offline
Posted 9/11/13
Do you put water before or after you put the toothpaste on the toothbrush?
Before and after.

What's your favorite brushing technique, the smooth rotation or the powerful ''aint nobody got time fo dat''?
Aint nobody got time fo dat! I have to get my room super clean and organized, brush my teeth, shave, and get my uniform all ready quickly so that smooth rotation stuff doesn't exist!

How long do you keep the shampoo on for it to take effect?
Barely a second, I just put the shampoo on my hands and scrub it on my head. I don't have long hair anymore so..

How would you describe and rate your soap application skills?
Pro.

Do you shower before or after you shave?
Hm.. No preference. They both happen throughout the day at random times.
2289 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
18 / F / California
Offline
Posted 9/11/13
Toothpaste then water.
Whatever helps me not have cavities.
Don't know really
Good, I guess.
In the shower
1338 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
F / Yorozuya
Offline
Posted 9/11/13
I brush my teeth in the shower, sooo.

First, I'll rinse my toothbrush, add toothpaste, then rinse again and start brushing (I brush lazily but rigorously). When I get tired of brushing, I'll hold the brush in my mouth and shampoo my hair for a minute or so. Then I rinse the shampoo, put conditioner in, and put my hair in a bun to let it sit. Then I use soap (rate - normal?) and shave after. I'll brush my teeth at random times in between. When I get finished shaving, I'll rinse my mouth, wash my face, and rinse the conditioner out of my hair.
Moderator XIV
67154 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
33 / M / somewhere that is...
Offline
Posted 9/11/13
Let's keep it clean and avoid getting personal guys. If you have an issue with a post just report it to the mods and let us resolve it.
2265 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
23 / M / only kami neko knows
Offline
Posted 9/11/13

aeb0717 wrote:

My homemade toothpaste doesn't need water, because I use soft bristles and the toothpaste hydrates it plenty. Also, the main components of the paste are salt and baking soda, so it's easily dissolved and washed away by water. I don't use electric toothbrushes. My brushing method is very thorough, and I prefer circular motions when scrubbing the front of my teeth. The toothbrushes that I use are very basic, because my brushing method ensures that toothbrush types hardly make a difference. I tend to floss too roughly, but I'm getting better. I occasionally gargle salt/baking soda/water and apple cider vinegar/water combinations, particularly when I'm feeling under the weather.

I use bars of homemade soaps for my hair (preferably a simple lard soap), not shampoo and conditioners. I leave the soap on for at least a few minutes. My hair is on the oily side, so stripping my hair is actually best for me, which is what lard soap is great for; however, unlike many commercial shampoos, its far more easy for my hair to recover from lard soaps. I also like boar bristles, which stimulate my scalp's oil glands and further help my hair to regain moisture. When I use lye soaps, just like with the lards, I like to use simple soaps. Complex lye soaps tend to make my hair far too oily, thus causing my scalp to itch.

I officially shower after, but I use homemade soaps instead of shaving creams or lotions, so the line between shaving and washing is blurred.
bet you use home made deodorant
4907 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
22 / F / Johnstown, PA, USA
Offline
Posted 9/11/13

sizzlingmochi wrote:


aeb0717 wrote:

My homemade toothpaste doesn't need water, because I use soft bristles and the toothpaste hydrates it plenty. Also, the main components of the paste are salt and baking soda, so it's easily dissolved and washed away by water. I don't use electric toothbrushes. My brushing method is very thorough, and I prefer circular motions when scrubbing the front of my teeth. The toothbrushes that I use are very basic, because my brushing method ensures that toothbrush types hardly make a difference. I tend to floss too roughly, but I'm getting better. I occasionally gargle salt/baking soda/water and apple cider vinegar/water combinations, particularly when I'm feeling under the weather.

I use bars of homemade soaps for my hair (preferably a simple lard soap), not shampoo and conditioners. I leave the soap on for at least a few minutes. My hair is on the oily side, so stripping my hair is actually best for me, which is what lard soap is great for; however, unlike many commercial shampoos, its far more easy for my hair to recover from lard soaps. I also like boar bristles, which stimulate my scalp's oil glands and further help my hair to regain moisture. When I use lye soaps, just like with the lards, I like to use simple soaps. Complex lye soaps tend to make my hair far too oily, thus causing my scalp to itch.

I officially shower after, but I use homemade soaps instead of shaving creams or lotions, so the line between shaving and washing is blurred.
bet you use home made deodorant


No, not yet.
15959 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
22 / M / The Dark Continent
Offline
Posted 9/12/13

Karkarov wrote:

Let's keep it clean
8092 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
22 / M / Francesville, Ind...
Offline
Posted 9/12/13
Do you put water before or after you put the toothpaste on the toothbrush?

After.

What's your favorite brushing technique, the smooth rotation or the powerful ''aint nobody got time fo dat''?

I guess, the second choice? All I know is that I brush vigorously because having food chunkage stuck in my teeth even AFTER I brush is kind of embarrassing. I also have braces, so there's more to brush around and in between. That considered, I might have a slight intermittent swirl to my technique after all.

How long do you keep the shampoo on for it to take effect?

I actually apply my shampoo/conditioner using the same scalp scrubbing technique I learned in massage school. There's a very OCD nature to my shower routine. I rinse immediately after finishing the scalp scrub.

How would you describe and rate your soap application skills?

Spotty, I guess? I use body wash. After thoroughly scrubbing every nook and cranny of my person with a wash rag, I apply the body wash to the areas that (in my opinion) need the soap.: axilla, crotch, and soles of the feet. Rinse the soap off, and the washing process is complete aside from a few optional spins in the spray depending on if I'm in a hurry or not. I would definitely say my washing process is thorough in any case.

Do you shower before or after you shave?

After. Gotta wash all the hair particles off. Showering helps sooth the skin too, since I often cut myself or just feel raw after a shave.
First  Prev  1  2  3  Next  Last
You must be logged in to post.