Have you ever wondered if there’s a difference between bathing with cold water vs. hot water?
I’m sure you’ve heard that cold water is better for your skin and hair, but have you ever tried it for yourself? And, for an extended period of time?
I’ve always been curious about the difference between bathing with cold water vs. hot water, but I’ll be honest, I love my hot showers and baths. The thought of using cold water to bathe every single day and night has never been appealing to me. In fact, I was always afraid using cold water would lead to skin congestion and breakouts, and I was never quite sure if washing my hair with cold water would be as effective as washing it with warm or hot water.
As much as I’ve contemplated trying an experiment of washing my face, skin, and hair with only cold water, I’ve always come up with reasons why not to.
Then, at the end of last May, an “opportunity” came up for me to do a cold water experiment.
Pretty much we moved into our new home that we’re still in the process of building, and we didn’t have a hot water heater yet. If you’ve ever built your own home (or have done extensive renovations on your house), you know how costly it is, and the never-ending list of things you need to buy. Living in the tropics, a hot water heater isn’t as much of a necessity as having a fridge or even air conditioning, so the hot water heater kept moving to the bottom of the list. My kids have always preferred cold baths and my husband grew up never having hot water, so the only person in the household really yearning for hot showers was me. No one else seemed to be bother by it but me.
I decided to seize the situation as an opportunity. Temporarily not having a hot water heater meant I didn’t have a choice but to do the experiment, and at least I couldn’t cheat or stop the experiment mid way through.
So, for over 3 months, I’ve been washing my face, body, and hair with cold water. Not a drop of warm or hot water has touched me. In today’s video below, I share my results, if it benefited my body, face, and hair, and if you should try it too?
The products I used with cold water:
- LIVING LIBATIONS Frankincense Best Skin Ever
- GROVIA Cloth Wipes
- ONE LOVE ORGANICS Vitamin B Enzyme Cleansing Oil
- DRUNK ELEPHANT Beste No.9 Jelly Cleanser
- HONEST COMPANY Shampoo & Body Wash, Sweet Orange Vanilla
Shampoo & Conditioner:
Other beauty experiments I’ve done:
If you enjoyed this experiment, check out other skin care experiments I’ve done:
- Oil Cleansing With Castor Oil – My 30 Day Experiment: Demo + Tips
- Dry Oil Cleansing For Dry & Maturing Skin: Part 1: Demo + Instructions and Part 2: Results From My 30 Day Experiment
- 30 Day Living Libations Experiment: Part 1: First Impressions + Demo and Part 2: Results + Final Review