10 Weird But Wonderful Shower Products That Make Your Life Easier
I really enjoy my shower time. I put on some music, and I just don't think about anything for 15 minutes. But sometimes, I'm in a rush and need to be done quickly, which is why I went looking for some weird but wonderful bath products for taking faster showers and make your life easier.
In those cases, it usually goes something like this: I get home too late to shower, and I decide to leave it until morning because I don't want to deal with it at the time. Then, I usually end up waking too late (forgetting that I needed to shower). So I end up rushing, and then I'm just stressed out. But in cases like that, you can always use some products that will speed up your shower process, making mornings that much easier. Use a two-in-one shampoo and body wash to save time, or consider a cleansing conditioner, if you don't have time to shampoo and condition hair.
If you want to shave but don't have time, you could also try a hair removal cream that works while you shower, and then all you have to do is rinse it off when you're finished. I've found that there are a ton of products that make showering a little bit easier and faster, so you can still use that time to relax (because that's really what the shower is for — and maybe getting clean, too).
1. Put Your Hands Up
If you want to remove leg or arm hair, you can save time by applying hair remover before you step into the shower. Apply it to your legs, underarms, and bikini line. It's made with aloe, chamomile, and green tea, which makes the application a little more soothing. Hair removal cream could be a great alternative to shaving for you, and it saves time because you can do other things while you wait for it to work ( just remember to wash your hands before you start touching your hair!).
2. Moisturize Skin In The Shower With A Dry Oil
I love to moisturize right when I'm done in the shower, before I dry off. I think that my skin locks in moisture better when it's still wet. This dry oil is made with plant oils and vitamin E, which nourishes, repairs, and softens skin. And if you want, you can even use this oil as a hair mask before you step into the shower. Users agree that it leaves skin feeling really soft.
3. Wake Up Skin With A Scrub
I love a good scrub in the morning. It wakes up my skin and leaves me feeling fresh and clean. For the ultimate wake up call, use a scrub that uses ingredients high in caffeine, like matcha green tea. This one combines that with both lemongrass and ginger, which have smells that will really invigorate your senses and have you ready for the day. Plus, it is also made with jojoba oil and eucalyptus oil, which will soothe skin and leave it feeling extra-soft.
4. Detangle Hair While You Condition
I've been meaning to pick up a new tangle teezer brush. My hair is always a tangled mess. It's because it's long and damaged from days in the sun and sea. I usually have to brush my hair while it has conditioner in it, while I'm in the shower. It's the best way for me to get all of the knots out without pulling half of my hair out. The fine bristles allow you to detangle without any pain.
5. Protect Your Blowout From A Steamy Shower
This oversized shower cap is perfect for maintaining your new blowout. It's made with a waterproof nylon exterior, and a mold-resistant lining in the inside. It's cute and comfortable and will keep water and humidity away from your hair while you shower. One user said, "I have very long hair and this has room to spare, even with a clip in my hair. It has a tight fit so nothing slips...After my first shower with this it was the first time the hairline at the base of my neck wasn't wet."
6. Skip The Shampoo When You Use Cleansing Conditioner
Sometimes you don't have a lot of time in the shower, and you may not be able to wash your hair. But if it has been a few days since the last time you did and dry shampoo just won't cut it, then you could try a cleansing conditioner. You put it on your hair from your roots to your ends and it will strengthen your cuticle as well as leave your scalp and locks clean, without the need for shampoo.
7. Clean Your Hair And Body With The Same Product
One of my friends with extremely sensitive skin swears by using baby shampoo. This hair and body gel is soap-free, and it's great if you have breakout-prone skin, too. It is formulated for babies and children, and it'll leave both your hair and skin feeling very soft. One user said, "I'm a grown ass 23 year old woman. For years I struggled with a dry, flaky, itchy scalp. Nothing I did seemed to help...This product is a life saver and I recommend it not just for babies, but for people who are at their wits end with their dry hair."
8. Tan While You Shower
Self-tanning can be a messy business, but St. Tropez created an in-shower self tanner for even the messiest people. You apply it when you get in, and rinse it off in just three minutes. You'll be left with a buildable, natural-looking glow. They say that you should use it for three days in a row, so you can get the healthiest-looking tan, no matter your skin tone.
9. Moisturize And Brighten Skin With An In-Shower Mask
I am all about products that are efficient, and this in-shower face mask is just that. You apply it before the shower, and let it sink into your face as the steam opens your pores. It will wake up tired skin and leave it clearer and brighter. It's made with hyaluronic acid and a triple berry formula, which hydrate and moisturize, for smoother skin.
10. Dry Hair Faster
I am pretty much the queen of the microfiber hair towel (that might be the weirdest thing I've ever said). Seriously, though: They are the best towels ever because they absorb water so well. I first fell in love with them as travel towels, but I now always use one to dry my hair when I get out of the shower. When I use a microfiber towel, my hair ends up drying a lot faster and leaves me with a frizz-free look. Plus, they're super lightweight and dry really fast after you're done using them.
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