Have you taken an everything shower? Chances are you already have — you just didn’t know it yet. But whether or not you’re already familiar with this TikTok trend, taking one can definitely do wonders not just for your hygiene but also your mood and mental health.
What’s an everything shower?
Well, it’s everything. Think of all the things you can do in a shower and do them on a single night or afternoon and you have the everything shower. This varies from person-to-person, of course, but it can include deep conditioning your hair, exfoliating before shaving, and more.
Many see it as a way to reset and get on top of their hygiene-related activities before starting off a new week. But you can definitely add more self-care elements to the mix so it doesn’t feel chore-like. Light a candle, put on your favorite soothing music or maybe sing your heart out.
How to take an everything shower
There is no one way to go about it! The steps and the products will be different for each person too. But I’m sharing mine so you have an idea. I split my everything shower into two parts: hair and body.
For the hair
I’ve been a bit more careful about what I use on my hair ever since I had it colored in May. So I’ve been using a shampoo and conditioner made specifically for chemically treated tresses. If I remember to use it, I’ll also do a menthol-infused hair and scalp treatment.
For the body
I don’t really have an elaborate routine; I just stick to cleansing, exfoliating and moisturizing. You might be curious why I have brightening products in my routine, but I picked them up not for their supposed skin lightening benefits. Kojic acid is great at exfoliating the skin. And since I haven’t found the best mechanical exfoliator for me yet, I’m relying on this one.
The reason I chose my lotion is because of a different reason too — it has SPF. I do apply another layer of body SPF if we’re at the beach but I prefer to use just one product for moisture and protection if I’m just staying at home or just doing errands.
Now, in terms of my routine, I start off with cleansing, of course.
I used to use olive oil to do some type of oil cleansing for my body’s skin, but I’m on the hunt for a different body oil.
After cleansing, I exfoliate with a chemical exfoliant (kojic acid soap). I’d shave in places where I don’t want any hairs.
And then I finish it off with my non-sticky lotion all over and a more heavy-duty skin cream in areas that need a bit more moisture.
Simple but definitely satisfying!
Will you make the everything shower part of your routine? If it already is, what’s your regimen like?
Jorj is an editor by profession, a b/vlogger on weekends, and a wife to Yop and mom to Cadence always. She's powered by curiosity and is in the process of becoming her best self.