There are actions that we perform daily without paying any attention to whether or not we’re doing them correctly. Sometimes it’s better to look at these everyday things from a different angle. Of course, we all know how to take a shower or wash our hair, but do we do it in the most effective way?
Bright Side is about to show you some useful tips that will shed even more light on how to correctly perform everyday actions. Some of them may even turn your world upside down.
How to wash your hair
Dry wet hair with a T-shirt instead of a towel to smooth your frizzy hair. Use your fingertips to gently massage shampoo into your hair. Roots should never, ever be conditioned. Then wring out your hair before applying any hair conditioner.
How to wear a backpack on public transportation
To protect yourself from pickpockets while on public transportation, it’s better to have your backpack within eyeshot.
How to hold the steering wheel
The safest place to put your hands is on the centerline (as is shown in the above picture). This position prevents the airbags from opening up onto your hands and arms, thus protecting your head and body.
How to brush your teeth
You don’t need to cover every bristle on the toothbrush with toothpaste the same way you see it done in toothpaste ads. In reality, you need just a small drop.
How to apply a band-aid to a cut on your finger
Cut the 2 sticky ends in half and stick them to your finger in a crisscross pattern. Now you can do whatever you want without having to be too careful.
How to fix a tight bra
If you find that your bra is getting too tight for you even when the cup size is correct, use a bra extender to increase its band size.
How to hang toilet paper
It’s best to hang toilet paper with the tear-off end facing away from the wall and not against it. This way, your hands won’t touch the wall which may have harmful bacteria on it.
How to keep your hands clean
Only gels that are comprised of no less than 60% alcohol are the most useful. Other hand sanitizers don’t remove all the different kinds of microorganisms. If that’s the case, you’ll need to wash your hands.
How to take a shower
Like hot water, lengthy bathing dries the skin out too much, resulting in rashes and itching. The optimal duration of a shower is about 10 minutes.
How to avoid after-gym mistakes
After working out, your core body temperature rises, so if you long for a cool shower, don’t make yourself wait. A cool shower aids in the process of recovery when it comes to your muscles. It diminishes soreness and helps muscles reconstruct faster.
Exercise makes your muscle fibers stretch and uses glycogen to fuel your body. This is why replenishing those losses quickly is so crucial. Try eating a meal consisting of protein and a little bit of carbs no more than 30 minutes after your workout.
Have you already tried any of these tips? Share your thoughts with us.
Illustrated by Daniil Shubin, Marat Nugumanov, Yekaterina Ragozina, Victor Senin, Anna Syrovatkina for BrightSide.me