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Shower Power

There is nothing I look forward to more after an exhausting workout than a steamy shower. At home – it’s the main reason I can never workout in the morning. I like my space and stuff. It’s my motivation for surviving the class. Oh, yeah, I’m back on the Classpass train. After a failed attempt at joining a more traditional gym that offers classes, I decided to sign back on. I’m not happy with their new pricing structure at all but it’s really the only way I find myself consistently working out so I’ve decided it’s worth the spend. And a hot shower really is a treat. I’ve got a bunch of new stuff in mine that I wanted to tell you about.

I’ve been loyal to Hask Shampoo and Conditioner for months – I feel like I’ve been holding out on sharing my secret. Hask sent me a few of their different blends to try and each one is better than the next. And they’re only $6 a bottle! I was talking with the team at Hask and apparently they are used on a lot of film and TV sets – tons of ABC shows. Guys, I think there is a chance that me and everyone on Grey’s Anatomy uses the same shampoo. I like mixing it up – the Nourishing Shampoo with coconut and monoi oils and Color Protection Conditioner with Kalahari melon oil. Pretty much the best smelling combo ever.

I also started exfoliating my scalp – it’s all the rage now. I do it about every two weeks which means this tub of Christophe Robin Purifying Sea Salt Scrub will last me 25 years. I love using this and have to resist the urge to do it more because I just don’t need that deep of a cleanse that often. My hair is so light and bouncy afterward – it’s tempting. If you use a lot of dry shampoo or product, you might benefit from a once a week.

We are a Dove household. There’s always at least one bottle in each of our showers. I’ve been testing out Dove’s Shower Foam in Deep Moisture these past few weeks. It’s the same classic Dove scent I’ll never tire of but in a formula I think I prefer. One, it’s really helpful to have body wash with a pump top. Two, the texture is soft and airy. Three, my skin is soft after I get out of the shower. Four, $6 for a giant bottle. Are you seeing a trend?

The most exciting shower upgrade is my new razor. I think I’m retiring the Venus for good – I’m totally into the (technically for men) Harry’s Winston. It’s sleek and minimalist and actually much less expensive than women’s razors. Refill Harry’s razors are $2! Don’t you hate the “pink tax”? Harry’s is obsessed with design so I think the design and shave experience is superior, too. The set I got came with a cap so I’m going to bring this razor with me on my upcoming vacation. I’m going to Tulum with Lindsay, which means I plan to hit up the Classpass heavy this week in anticipation of all of the vacation calories I’m sure to take in.

Anything in your shower have you excited?

Fading Daylight Problems (& Shower Solutions!)

Herbal Essences Dry Shampoo

This weekend, we officially ‘fall back.’ The entire month – and it really is transcendent – is our last hurrah with daylight. It’s dark in the morning and has been noticeably darker earlier every evening. You’ve felt it too, right? Waking up and getting moving in the morning is tough enough as is and yet, I can’t help but make matters worse by staying up later than I should. Chicago (and Toronto!) have had picturesque falls so far with sunny days, crunchy colorful leaves accompanying you on evening walks and, importantly, intense post-season baseball. Staying out late is what you do when your team is in the playoffs. Ugh, guys, fresh wounds. Crushing end to the season.

Olay Age Defying

All of this night owling had me pausing my evening bath ritual…temporarily. I love the bath to relax but October mornings necessitate a steamy shower to wake me up. Instead of dimming the lights, I’ve got them on full blast bright. And instead of wine, I drink coffee. My antidote to October fatigue is experimenting with new treats in the shower. There’s the Olay Age Defying Body Wash which is like a cozy blanket of moisture. If I can’t be in my bed cuddled up at least I can feel that way in my shower. I use it to shave, too. I’ve also been playing around with some modern day Herbal Essences; it’s as exciting as it was 20 years ago. Color Me Happy Shampoo and Conditioner is an all-out invigorating lather. You know the one, right? (Moans on mute, however.) I love after my hair is dry and I’m going about my day and all of a sudden I get a whiff. It kind of does make me happy. And, for those moments at the very end of the day when you’re battling baseball hat hair, there’s a Color Me Happy Dry Shampoo for a volume reboot. It is a spray so shake it really well and spray from a distance. Then give it about 30 seconds before roughing your fingers through your hair to blend in. It’s kind of like hair perfume.

Herbal Essences Color Me Happy

And seasonal fatigue is never without headaches. This one is for outside of the shower – Head & Shoulders Instant Relief Scalp Soother uses peppermint and tea tree to give an instant cooling effect. a.k.a. a jolt to wake you up on weary mornings.  And, if you do have dandruff, it’s going to help with that, too.

Tell me how you’re coping with fading daylight and any new shower goods that are perking you up? Also curious, how long has it been since you’ve had a Herbal Essences morning?

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