Three things in my shower

6 February 2022

Three things in my shower, Alterna shampoo and Conditioner, Rituals foaming shower gel and exfoliator

Are you a morning or an evening person when it comes to showers? Or, are you both? I'm a morning person through and through. There is no greater way to wake up and get ready for the day than standing in the shower and feeling the water rain down on you. Don't get me wrong, I do enjoy the odd shower in the evening but it's a rare occasion. The only times I tend to shower in the evening is after the gym (as I go to evening classes), I'm feeling sweaty, or I just feel like having one.

I can see the attraction of evening showers. There is something nice about slipping between the sheets freshly washed but there is no way I'm washing my hair in the evening. Firstly, it'll take forever to dry; secondly, when I wake up I'll have a very flat patch on one side of my head from where I've slept; and thirdly, I have a fringe. And that's reason enough; they're hard work!

With that said, here are some of my favourite shower products lately...

ONE // Alterna Every Day shampoo & conditioner. 

One of my New Years resolutions is to rescue my hair. It’s been looking a little sad as of late, a little limp, especially as it’s getting longer and the weight is pulling it down. I also have quite an oily scalp which means by about 36 hours later I look like I've poured oil on my roots - and not a good kind of oil. Or as my Mum likes to refer to it as, chip fat. I’ve been using this duo for a little while now and I’ve been enjoying the fresh salon feel my hair has. I don't use that phrase lightly. I double cleanse my scalp and gently massage my head, which is kind of difficult to do yourself. My hair feels a lot cleaner, lighter and importantly, healthier.

TWO // Dehlicious Black Tea body scrub.

I’ve used a lot of body scrubs over the years but I don’t think I’ve ever come across one that makes my skin feel like an actual baby’s. For some reason, rubbing dried black tea all over my body is the perfect level of exfoliation and doesn’t feel like I aggressively tried to shed a five layers of skin.  It smooths the skin around my elbows and my knees that can get a little bumpy. The only downside is it does leave my shower in a complete mess. There are brown bits of dried tea everywhere, EVERYWHERE!, so use with caution. Occasionally, I use the Santuary Spa scrub which is nice but is a little harsh on my skin.

THREE // Rituals Foaming Shower Gel.

Who says you can’t have fun in the shower? I love this foaming shower gel. It comes out as a gel that foams up within seconds and you can watch it grow in your hand. The first time I used the gel I felt like a kid having bath time. Fun aside, it smells divine. I love all the Rituals scents and there’s something so refreshing about them too. It’s surprisingly quite hydrating too which often with such fragranced products can be a second thought.

Love, Aoife xo

Alterna shampoo and conditioner and Rituals foaming shower gel on a shower shelf