LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- The average U.S. household wastes about 10-thousand gallons of water every year. That's enough to fill a backyard swimming pool!
Here are a few ways to save water and money from Renée Loux, eco-expert and Women's Health advisor.
1. Replace your showerhead. A low-flow showerhead can save around half of the water you would regularly use.
2. Detangle beforehand. Brush your hair and completely detangle it before getting in the shower. That way you spend less time in the shower getting your hair ready to wash once you get in.
3. Wax, don't shave. Shaving may be less expensive, but waxing saves a lot of time and water.
4. Time yourself. This may be the hardest tip to stick to, but taking one to five minutes off your shower, you can save up to 1,000 gallons of water per month.
5. Give towelettes a try. You can freshen up quickly using towelettes. You can get facial-cleansing cloths or try deoderant towelettes.
6. Style strategically. Dry shampoo can extend your hair one day after your shower. Also, you can opt for an updo. Dirty hair is a little more voluminous and will hold a style better than clean hair. Try a topknot or ballerina bun.