Your shower is a major part of your day. The average person spends 13 minutes in the shower. That’s an hour and a half every week so you may as well enjoy them! Yes, simple soap and water will get the job done, but if you know how to take a shower the right way, you’ll come out with glowing skin and shining hair, every time. It’s all in the technique. And its pretty straight forward!
Turn the water on, set aside a fluffy towel for afterwards. Our muti-coloured terry spot towel is perfect for this. Warm water is best to be comfortable without drying out the skin. But avoid using very hot water because it strips the skin of its natural oils.
If you are planning on washing your hair, brush your hair fully before getting into the shower. This detangles it before washing it. Start form the bottom of the hair up with tangles this stops mass tangles from forming! Plastic bristles are the best to get these out, it may hurt a little but it is better to get the tangle sour pre shower. After your shower you should also brush it.
Make sure the hair is fully wet and soaked right through. When shampooing, make sure to distribute the product evenly. Don’t just pour it on top of your head as this will only wash that part. Put a 50p size amount into your hands and work it in all over. Make sure to get the nape of the neck, especially if you have long hair. Most people forget that and it can actually be the oiliest area. Keep scrubbing for at least 30-60 seconds before rinsing. When scrubbing, take time to really massage your scalp. Dirty hair always oil at the root, and really focusing on the scalp with insure clean and buoyant hair. As an added bonus, a scalp massage will cause extra blood flow, which can stimulate extra hair growth. Repeat this step for a deep clean.
Leaving hair conditioner on for extra time doesn’t make a difference in how the hair will come out. The effects of conditioners are instant. By the time you get to that step, your hair is swollen from water molecules, so the conditioner can’t further penetrate your hair. Most of the benefits of standard formulas come from coating the hair’s surface to smooth and protect the cuticle. And use a deep conditioner or hair mask just once a week. Natural conditioners are best as they don’t leave any residue on your hair and this promotes growth.
Whilst your conditioner is in, cleanse your body with Laura Thomas Co. fully natural shower wash. Citrus + Herb allows you to leave the shower smelling divine. Natural ingredients are more likely to react well to sensitive skin types and help to cleanse the skin. Ingredients that are naturally occurring are considerably more environmentally friendly than regular body wash and can reduce your impact on the environment.
When you wash your face with warm water, your pores open, letting products penetrate the skin and work its acne-fighting magic. The trick is to follow that warm water up with a cold water rinse at the end. Cold water will close the pores, which is key because open pores are a gateway for bacteria to enter. So, unless you like taking cold showers, washing your face can be easier to do at the sink where you can splash cold water on your face without dousing your entire body in it.
Rinse your hair with cold water. The cold water seals the hair cuticles promoting shiny hair. Hot water is drying to your hair, so rinse with the coldest blast you can handle.
Apply lotion right away, even when you’re still damp. This serves to lock the water into the skin and moisturise it well. Your body just out of the shower is the perfect canvas for a thick moisturiser. It helps you get the most from the product. Senses is best for this!