If there’s one thing we look forward to, it’s a shower. Whether we opt for one in the morning or the evening, we love the steam, the aromas of our many shower products, the quiet time, and of course, our performance worthy of a Grammy itself. But to be honest, we don’t really have a plan once we’re in there, and we’re really freestyling it by the time we’re outta there, but according to experts, there is some business we should be attending to once we get out. So here is our best advice for an after-shower routine!
Care For Your Hair
Once you wrap things up in the shower, make sure to wring out the excess water from your locks, then wrap it up in a microfiber hair towel. Not only does this reduce drying time thus preventing heat damage, but if you’re prone to post-shower frizziness, this will help with that too!
One Word: Moisturize
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After stepping out of the shower, pat yourself down gently, then apply a moisturizing body lotion or oil. Keeping a little water on your skin before your moisturizing regime ensures that it locks it into your skin, keeping you radiant!
Wash Your Face
Yeah, yeah, we get it, it seems silly because you were just in the shower, but if you’re like us then your shower water is the temperature of a flame, and that can actually strip skin of natural oils. So hold off on the facial cleansing until after you get out of the shower.
Back to Your Locks
Give your hair a little extra love and apply a detangler, followed by a leave-in conditioner. Next up, you’ll want to reach for a brush that is designed for wet hair. And yes, it’s important you have a brush designed specifically for wet hair. Why? We’ll tell you! When your hair is wet this means the cuticles are open and filled with water, making your hair weak and fragile; brushing your hair stretches it, and if it’s stretching it too much, it could break. Using a hairbrush made for wet hair prevents this from happening, saving your hair!
Can’t Forget Cuticle Care
Post-shower time is the best time to apply a cuticle oil while your skin is nice and soft. The wintertime is especially harsh on our hands and nails, so there’s no time quite like the present to make this part of your daily routine!