Hello! My name is Stephanie and I like to do random ~life challenges~ that make me super uncomfy.
Maybe I'm a glutton for punishment, but I have been reading a lot about the possible benefits of cold showers and now I'm invested — even though I live for boiling hot shower sessions.
If you don't already know, some benefits that Cold Shower Takers™ swear by are a potential mental boost, positive effects on skin and hair, and reduced muscle soreness after intense workouts. And of course, a cold shower will instantly wake you up!
Read more on cold showers here, here, and here. Though it's important to note that experts warn people with heart disease (or risk of heart disease) *not* to take them.
So for an entire week, I decided that I was going to take a cold shower every morning and see if I experience any of these benefits. Here's how it went!
DAY ONE: I'm deeply regretting this already. Cold water...is cold. 😬
DAY TWO: I'm more awake but also annoyed.
DAY THREE: My hair is looking FA-BU-LOUS.
Just LOOK at these curls!
DAY FOUR: It's getting a lot easier...but I still hate it.
DAY FIVE: Feeling like a new person!
DAY SIX: Missing hot showers, but still going strong.
DAY SEVEN: ♫ It's the Final Countdown! ♫
Just doing my happy dance now that it's over.
THE VERDICT: Honestly, cold showers have had a lot of amazing benefits for me!
Would you take a cold shower? Or do you swear by taking them already? Let me know in the comments! ❄️