6 women tell how much their shower really costs
Showers are like the last bastion of tranquility in our lives. Just think of all the things you do not do when you froth: roll thoughtlessly through a stranger’s Instagram, mark a text from your friend who just got back with his worst ex, get worked up over a passive-aggressive e-mail mail from your colleague. Depending on your routine, it̵
7;s anywhere from five minutes to half an hour where you can completely zone out and get zen. And of course, a shower would not be complete without the products that make up this sacred, all about you time. From cleansers to shampoos, our shower products can convey a lot about ourselves, such as our favorite scents, hair color habits and the parts of our bodies we choose to give a little extra TLC – and inevitably these routines can be added. Therefore, we teamed up with Vagisil to ask six women to break down each product that goes into their shower routines, as well as the total cost. Click through to find out what they swear by. Deirdre H. Age: 30 Location: Brooklyn, NY Industry: Advertising Products: Dr. Bronner’s Pure Castile Soap in Hamp Rose: $ 11.29 “I love warm granny-y scents – and also that it’s vegan and not tested on animals. I really enjoy reading the crazy long philosophy on the bottle while I wait for my conditioner to do the same. “Gillette Fusion5 Men’s Razor: $ 7.82” The cheapest I can find – I refuse to pay more for pink. ”Eos Shave Cream in Vanilla Bliss: $ 3.99“ Again, I really like warm scents, and I like that this does not foam like a shaving gel. It feels like lotion and does not leave a ring around my tub like some other brands. “Trememe Keratin Smooth Shampoo: $ 5.99 Tremmeme Keratin Smooth Conditioner: $ 5.99” I use a lot of heat on my hair and this supposedly helps with breakage? Remains to be seen. “Total: $ 35.08 Diandra B. Age: 29Location: New York, NYIndustry: FashionProducts: Dove White Beauty Bar: $ 6.88 for six” When I was growing up, Dove Beauty Bars were the right thing in my household. They smell good, they are gentle on sensitive skin, and you can find one almost anywhere. “Gillette Venus Comfort Glide Women’s Razor: $ 7.97” I have rough hair and sensitive skin, and this razor gives me the closest shave without irritating my skin. Olaplex No. 4 Bond Maintenance Shampoo: $ 28 Olaplex No. 5 Bond Maintenance Conditioner: $ 28 Olaplex Hair Perfect # 3: $ 28 “Hands-down some of the best products I have ever used on my curly hair. I have some heat damage and since I used Olaplex I have seen a huge improvement in the overall quality of my curls. The products smell great, a little goes a long way and they give my curls life! “Oribe Côte d’Azur Replenishing Body Wash: $ 42” I used this at a very nice hotel in Vegas, fell in love with it and had to have it. I have bought it twice and only use it for special occasions when I want to smell extra luxurious. This is definitely a ‘treat yourself’ product. Total: $ 140,85Alison M. Age: 32Place: New York, NYIndustry: CommunicationProducts: Redken Color Extend Blondage Color Depositing Purple Shampoo: $ 22.50 “I dye my hair every six weeks, so I use this to keep unwanted brassiness gone. Clairol Nice’n Easy CC + ColorSeal Conditioner: $ 12.99 This is the iconic conditioner that comes in Nice’n Easy hair color box. It is something my mother has always used and I still use it to this day! Gillette Venus Mini On The Go Women’s Razor: $ 19.38 “When I shave, I use this razor in the shower. I love the white tea scent and how the leaves curve against my skin. No nicks ever! Rodan + Fields redefines Daily Cleansing Mask: $ 44 “I like to exfoliate my face when I’m in the shower. Sometimes I leave this on for five minutes like a mask while shaving my legs. Love Beauty and Planet Murumuru Butter & Rose Body Wash: $ 8.99 “I love the scent and that it leaves my skin soft and smooth. Vagisil Scentsitive Scents® White Jasmine Daily Intimate Wash: $ 5.59 I use this for extra shower cleaning! I love that it is hypoallergenic and does not have harsh detergents. Total: $ 113.45 Vagisil SCENTSITIVE SCENTS® WHITE JASMINE DAILY INTIMATE WASH, $, available from VagisilAlison L. Age: 31Location: Gainesville, FLIndustry: MedicinalProducts: Pantene Pro V Moisture: $ 3.99 Herbal Essences Cucumber and Green Tea Conditioner: $ 5.99 “I honestly buy what’s reasonable – and these just smell good. I do not use formulas that are thin or do not foam up enough. “Dove White Beauty Bar: $ 6.88 for six” I prefer bar to liquid soap. In my head it cleans better – plus it means I can skip the step of using a loofah. Neutrogena Oil Free Acne Wash Pink Grapefruit Facial Cleanser: $ 9.99 I use this to take my makeup off in the shower. This is purely out of laziness. Total: $ 26.85Abby S.Age: 26Location: Brooklyn, NYIndustry: Social MediaProducts: Kristin Ess The One Purple Conditioner: $ 12 “My curly hair is currently blond, so to minimize brassiness and keep my curls moisturized same time I use this. It has a clean smell and is not messy at all! Every time I use it, I feel like I just did my hair again. Briogeo Curl Charisma ™ Rice Amino + Avocado Hydrating Shampoo: $ 24Briogeo Curl Charisma ™ Rice Amino + Shea Curl Definition of Conditioner: $ 24 Avocado, shea butter, and risamino acids help cleanse my hair, eliminate buildup and keep my hair from curl before the day starts. A curly girl’s dream. “Garden of Life Organic Virgin Coconut Oil: $ 13.44” I’ve been using this since high school – coconut oil is super moisturizing. I take a small amount and apply it in sections, starting from the ends and only up to the medium lengths. I leave it at that when I finish the rest of my routine; when i’m done, i rinse thoroughly. Your hair will thank you. IE Spa Indulgences Handmade Lavender Soap: $ 10 “I love getting handmade soaps from small businesses. I bought this lavender scent at a flea market. Lavender helps reduce stress and keeps me calm and united throughout my shower. It really feels like I have my own spa at home. Total: $ 83.44 Sarah S. Age: 29 Location: New York, NYIndustry: LawProducts: Redken Color Extend Shampoo: $ 17.50 Redken Color Extend Conditioner: $ 17.50Redken Color Extend Blondage Color Depositing Purple Shampoo: $ 22.50 “I use these to protect my color and keep it blonde for as long as possible. I change into Extend Blondage shampoo once a week. Dove Shower Foam Deep Moisture Foaming Body Wash: $ 5.94 “I like the foam structure. CeraVe Hydrating Facial Cleanser: $ 13.91 “It’s the best for my sensitive skin. “Shaffali Pineapple + Peppermint Facial Exfoliant: $ 46″ This was recommended by a facial once and it feels clean and refreshing. ” Nécessaire The Body Exfoliator: $ 30 “I use this once a week – my sister recommended it to me when I was in the market for a new one. Total: $ 153.35 Do you like what you see? How about something more R29 goodness right here?