I’ve been blogging for around 5 years now (oh my lord) and have never really mentioned by favourite bath and shower products; it’s so easy to get caught up in makeup and skincare that I end up neglecting one of my favourite things – a good ol’soak and scrub to get rid of the grime and feel refreshed again.
Anyone who says a shower after a day in London isn’t the greatest feeling on Earth is lying. I feel so alive after.
So today I wanted to take you few of my fave products in my shower – I literally took everything off the shelf so this is truly what’s being used regularly day to day, and have been for a while so strap yourself in for some squeaky-clean recommendations…
I reviewed Noughty Haircare a few months ago after getting sent a few of their products, and not only is my original bottle still going strong, it’s now officially the only hair brand I’ll use with every wash. Noughty is cruelty-free and vegan, is sulphate and SLS free, and despite having a lack of lather it really does clean up and soften the hair beautifully. I use the Care Taker Shampoo* for dandruff and oily scalps with the Wave Hello Conditioner* for nourishment and curls, the former keeps my scalp refreshed and clean as it gets oily first and is always the first sign of grime whilst the latter softens the ends and makes my natural wave come through and hold a lot better. Overall the ingredients and formula are great, even my fine and easily weighted hair feels bouncy and soft for once, and with a wider range for different hair types there’s something natural and gentle for everyone to try.
Another hair product I use for deep cleansing (aka after a day in London or after 2-3 washes) is Christophe Robin Purifying Scrub with Sea Salt*, which really gets deep into the scalp and root to lift any pollution or product and thoroughly cleanse your scalp. It recommends about 1 Tbsp to work through the hair, and I like to take a bit extra to do my lengths every so often so every strand is cleansed, and afterwards you get a lot of volume and texture which is always fab! I would say it can make your ends matted together, hence why I don’t use it there so often and usually double cleanse with Noughty afterwards, but it really does a miracle and making your hair feel fresh and alive again.
Two body washes I’m loving right now are both cruelty-free and vegan which is uh-mazing, and really make my body feel taken care of. Firstly is Pai’s new Gentle Genius shower gel* which is aimed at sensitive skin-types and has moisturising properties to soften skin and protect it after every wash – I love the subtle fresh herby scent, and it’s not irritating at all which is a plus, and my skin has definitely felt soften with every use. It also comes with a konjac sponge which is renowned for preventing a build up of bacteria and mould, and also un-cloggs pores which is great if you have clogs or need gentle exfoliation.
Before I started using Pai, I regularly had Original Source on rotation (usually between Mint and Tea Tree or Lavender and Tea Tree – can you tell I like tea tree?) which is another natural and totally refreshing shower brand. If I really need a zingy refresh, to feel completely clean, then I reach for this – the mix of mint and tea tree makes my skin feel alive and cleansed again, and especially in the summer with the heat and extra sweaty humidity it’s a saviour.
I’ve been needing to up my scrub game over the last few years, especially in the summer and keeping my back clean from sweat and impurities, and recently added the Sukin Purifying Body Scrub* into my routine. The mix of rosehip and aloe keeps skin soft after a vigorous exfoliation, whilst the natural scrubs made from bamboo and walnut removes dead skin cells and allows the new skin to breathe. The scrub is paraben and sulphate free, cruelty-free and vegan, and is packed with so many good ingredients to keep skin protected between washes – I’m talking vitamin E, chamomile, and jojoba, all the good and kind things for your body!
Finally is Rita Hazan True Colour Ultimate Shine Gloss*, an in-shower hair colour touch up that’s cruelty-free and so easy to use; every 2-3 washes I take a handful of foam and work it through the ends up to the roots to refresh my colour, and it does keep is soft, glossy, and super vibrant. I will say it’s more of a warm-mid brown which I don’t usually go for, but it’s great when your ends start to look a little lighter and need a quick touch up, and also if you’re not up for a huge colour change but want a boost, it’s the quickest re-fresh you can get.
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