Updates to my Shower Routine and Haircare

New bodycare and styling products

I’ve been using this Oribe Hydration and Anti-pollution Booster* for a few months now and I thought I had already raved about it here! Birchbox kindly sent it my way to create some content for their Instagram and I think it’s such a smart product; I use serum daily on my face and even sometimes on my body, so why not treat my hair the same?

This one has a thin, watery texture that’s packed with Hyaluronic acid to hydrate dry hair. I use about whole dropper of product as the first thing I apply to my hair once I’ve towel-dried it. I focus the serum around my crown where I get a lot of frizz and run it through my ends. I love how soft and moisturized this makes my hair feel. As with all Oribe products, it smells very luxurious and wonderful too! This is a pricey item, but I still have half the bottle left and I would easily spend more on a facial serum, so I think it’s worth the investment in my experience.

On day two or three hair, I’ve been using the Ghost Oil* from Verb to add back some moisture and perk up my strands after sleeping on them and flattening my waves. It truly is weightless and helps tame flyaways while adding shine. The texture is definitely thicker like a traditional oil, but it spreads nicely and is easy to rinse off my hands. I also like the minimal packaging and it smells great, like the rest of the Ghost line (reviewed the shampoo and conditioner here!). I had previously been using the Bumble and Bumble Invisible Oil and like Ghost a bit better!

I’ve been testing their Dry Shampoo* too, which is a loose powder version. I like this smaller bottle for travel and it has a nice tapered nozzle for adding the powder directly to your roots. I tend to squeeze out too much on accident unfortunately, so I’m still trying to figure out the proper technique. As such, it requires a bit more working in than a traditional spray version, but it definitely adds volume! It gives my hair the perfect amount of grit and texture, which I really enjoy. By the way, you can always get 16% off Verb if you’d like to shop with me!

Lastly, my sweet friend Jessica sent me these beautiful body products from Soak + Unwind, a vegan and cruelty-free line. I love their minimal, chic packaging and pretty two-tone formulas. I can’t believe how affordable these are as well; I’ll definitely be restocking when I’m out!

The Whipped Sugar Scrub (left) has the perfect gritty texture that isn’t too harsh. It’s perfect to use before shaving. Sweet Dreams, to me, smells like lavender mixed with a tiny bit of candy (in a totally non-nauseating way), but it has a beautiful depth to it too. This is my new favorite body scrub!

I also love the scent of this Whipped Soap in Fall Vibes (right) which is basically the total opposite. It’s warmer, a bit spicy, and a bit fruity. It makes me feel cozy and is definitely reminiscent of apple picking in Autumn. The texture on this one is softer and a tad slippery, which creates a little lather.

These lovely products have shaken up my routine in the best way and I just had to share them all! What have you been loving lately?

Verb Review and Updated Haircare Routine

An affordable and luxurious line

Verb has quickly become my favorite haircare line. I love their scents, simple packaging, and effective products. Plus they’re all $16, cruelty-free, and sulfate-free! You can actually receive 16% anything from Verb through my link if you’d like!

Their Hydrating Shampoo and Conditioner were my go-to shower choices for the past year, and I wanted to try another one of their lines when I ran out last month. I decided on the Ghost Shampoo and Conditioner which cleanse and smooth weightlessly. My hair is pretty fine, so it’s easily dragged down (which can make my curls fall flat). It’s also quite dry; the Hydrating line did a great job addressing that, but it’s good to rotate every once in a while.

I’m really enjoying Ghost so far! The Shampoo lathers into a really fluffy and soft wash that easily rinses out. It doesn’t feel stripped or straw-like afterward either. The Conditioner is hydrating without being heavy. I leave it in for about five minutes before rinsing and it makes my hair feels really soft. They both smell great, but it’s not too perfume-y or strong. I think my hair could use a bit more moisture/taming, which is easily solved with my styling products.

For some added frizz-fighting and UV protection, I’ll spray the Bumble & Bumble Invisible Oil Primer from roots to ends. It’s also lightweight and smells nice, plus it adds that extra boost of hydration to my dry hair. Lastly, I lock it all in with the Verb Curl Cream. This really helps define my waves into looser ringlets while adding hold that’s not crunchy at all. I haven’t found a curl gel or cream that works as well and has allowed me to wear my hair down so much more often! I would highly recommend this product if you have waves or curls.

I love how quick and easy these few steps are. I only wash my hair about three times a week, so I’ll add in dry shampoo and other styling products throughout the week to help keep my hair feeling this clean and smooth.

Verb has so many interesting products and since it’s an affordable brand (especially for Sephora), I feel like I can explore without too much risk. Plus, I’ve liked everything I’ve tried so far! Their Sea line, Dry Shampoo, and Volume Spray are definitely on my wishlist.

Have you ever used Verb? What’s your favorite haircare product?