Showering Is Simple, Right? Not Necessarily

The right showerhead, shampoo and frequency play a role in bettering your hair and skin.

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Showering is easy — in theory. You turn the water on, draw the curtain and get to work. But what you use while in there, including shampoos, soaps and even your showerhead, will determine just how clean you really are after exiting. You may look it, and possibly feel it, too — so squeaky — but contaminants in your water could be causing dry skin, your shampoos could be exacerbating scalp conditions and the water's temperature, however nice a steamy shower might feel, is probably doing more harm than good.

Below, you'll find our answers to pressing questions (see: how often should you shampoo?), guides to shampoos and soaps, a report on a new showerhead that strips unknown contaminants from your shower water and more.

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How Often Should You Wash Your Hair?
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While some shampoo religiously, others forgo it for days on end. Who's right? We asked an expert.

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Is This New Showerhead the Secret to Better Skin?
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Contaminants in our water could be behind dry skin, acne, dandruff and damaged hair.

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The 16 Best Shampoos for Men
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Options for every hair type.

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The Best Bar Soaps for Every Skin Type
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Our list offers options for folks with dry, flaky patches, acne, excess oil or sensitivities like eczema.

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According to Experts, You’re Showering All Wrong
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Bet you didn’t think you could do it wrong.

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The Best Dandruff Shampoos for Fixing Your Dry, Flaky Scalp
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A dozen options that address an issue plaguing 50-percent of the population.

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20 Bathroom and Grooming Essentials Under $20
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Exfoliating towels, nail brushes, body wipes and more.

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