My shower routine was definitely was I ignored until recently. ‘What’s the point, my skin and hair are more or less fine.’ was usually my thought and I was much more focused on my face. I had my fair share of teenage acne, which transformed to painful cystic acne and now I have some lovely scars and indents left over to cherish from all those years. The skin on my body almost never had any ‘issues’ per se. I was diligent with moisturising after showers (most years) and love to exfoliate so a scrub twice a week was used. Other than that, I had a basic shampoo and conditioner that I stuck to and never considered stepping up my shower game.
Now, I have 2 hair masks I love, a hair scrub, 2 shampoos, 2 body scrubs and a shower oil. This is still far from having a very elaborate shower routine, but I’m glad I invested time and money in better products rather than the same €4 shampoos and body washes.
Frank Bod Original Coffee Scrub // €16.95 – This has a special place in my heart. I love the smell, love that the grains are coarse but so smooth on the body at the same time, and this lasts you for ages! It leaves my skin feeling soft like butter.
Delhicious Original Black Tea Body Scrub // £7.95 – This was a PR gift and to be honest, it’s very similar to Frank Bod (also in terms of packaging). The only 2 differences are the smell – I prefer Frank Bod (even though I’m a tea drinker) and that the grains of this scrub are a bit finer (A BIT). I alternate between this one and Frank Bod, although I’m still a die-hard Frank Bod fan.
L’Occitane Shower Oil Terre de Lumière Intense // €18 – I can’t believe I went years without using a shower oil, it’s so much better than using a gel! It does lather a teeny bit but my skin feels a lot more moisturised afterwards.
Function of Beauty Customised Shampoo & Conditioner // €39.99 – PR gift. I was very impressed with this at first as it tamed my frizz startlingly well, but it makes my roots so oily 🙁 I’ll write a full review on the brand soon, which includes their hair mask and serum.
Christophe Robin Cleansing Purifying Scrub with Sea Salt // €39 – Got a mini of this on sale recently as I wanted to test it out (CR products in general are $$$ so I took advantage of that). This is…peculiar. I find that the grains are too large to effectively scrub my scalp. I feel like it just scrubs my hair close to my scalp. I’ll do a full review on this brand soon.
Christophe Robin Regenerating Mask with Rare Prickly Pear Seed Oil // €53 – I have only used this twice as of now and I’ve been happy with the results. Happy enough to cut out the Function of Beauty hair mask from my routine. The only reason why I’m undecided about this mask is whether I really need a 53 euro hair mask that’s in a 250ml container. I’ll keep you updated.
Function of Beauty Hair Mask // €19 – This was one of the gifted products I received and loved initially. To be kept in mind that this mask is drowning in silicone – literally. Maybe that’s why my hair felt so good. The price is great though, 19 bucks for 222ml, but I’m looking for alternatives with less silicone; I like silicone, but it shouldn’t be the primary ingredient in haircare.
Foot Scrubber – I don’t know where I got mine from, so I linked a generic one on Amazon that resembles it a bit. It keeps my feet baby soft (even in winters) and it’s quick to use and cheap!
Nail brush – I really don’t know the name of this tool but it has soft bristles and you can use them to clean your finger nails, especially if you have long nails. It’s quick to use and gets the dirt out in no time. I linked a generic one again for reference.