I’m always looking for ways to make my showers more spa-like, or at least a little bit fun. Sometimes it’s the only “me” time I get in my day, so I like to make it more than just utilitarian.
Adam and I recently finished a bunch of shampoos, conditioners and body washes at the same time and tossed all the empty bottles. You know what that means: it was time to add a few new products to the routine! This time around, I had several unique items that I wanted to test out… some where novelty, and some genuinely seemed like they’d offer new benefits. They’re all available at Ulta Beauty, so you can pick them up yourself if anything catches your eye!
The first product I wanted to try out was the new Daily Concepts Detox Massage Brush. I’ve wanted to start dry brushing for a while now, which helps detoxify and exfoliate your skin as well as reduce the appearance of cellulite. I personally feel like I get a lot of ingrown hairs on my upper thighs that aren’t super visible, but annoying and make my skin rough. Dry brushing before showering has helped remedy this, plus the silicone touch points give a massage that feels super nice!
The DevaCurl Wash Day Wonder Pre-Cleanse Slip Detangler came to my attention about a month ago, but I wasn’t really keen on adding an extra step to my hair washing. I dread wash day as it is, and didn’t realize that this product could help ease some of that tension. Using it before you shampoo will jumpstart your detangling process so it doesn’t get worse in the water. This means less breakage in the shower and a much easier time brushing through afterwards. Even though it’s an extra step, it ends up saving me time post-shower.
Next up, I was dying to try this foamy body wash from Being by Sanctuary Spa. It reminds me a lot of a shaving product, but it’s for all-over cleansing. It dispenses as a gel that quickly starts foaming up and expanding! It ends up giving you a dense and rich lather, and the scents are soooo good. But the best part is, even with the slim bottle that doesn’t take up much space in the shower, you’re getting 40 uses in just one bottle with a guarantee with no product wastage due to the dispenser. I love space-saving products that don’t skimp on the good stuff.
Finally, I shared these on Instagram a couple months ago but I’m still loving them! These packet deep conditioners from Hask are WINE themed. I mean, come on! The Unwined by Hask Deep Conditioners come in three types: Rosé for color protection & hydration, Pinot Noir to repair and moisturize, and Cabernet Sauvignon to repair and strengthen. Yes, they are actually infused with wine, and I can personally get two uses out of one packet even with my thick hair. I actually love using these for travel because it can be difficult bringing large jars of deep conditioner with you in your luggage. These not only work really well but they’re cute and transport-friendly!