For when you're lazy but also want to be clean.
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Showering is a big production for me. There's hair to be washed, legs to be shaved, a face to be cleaned. And that's not even including the post-shower routine, especially if I have to dry and style said hair. Basically, if I have to shower, my friends know I need at least an hour.
But that's an hour that I don't always have during my busy weekly schedule. And since looking (and smelling) like a hot mess is not my ideal situation, below are 12 must-have products for people like me who hate to shower, but still love to be clean.
There are few things more critical to my life than dry shampoo (I use it way too often). And because it's such a popular product, our experts tested some of the top brands and found that the Dove Refresh + Care Dry Shampoo is the best dry shampoo out there. It has that clean scent that Dove is famous for and rejuvenates hair without leaving any residue or visible buildup.
Despite the fact that half of millennials don't use deodorant, I still firmly believe it's 100 percent a necessity. And this ZeroSweat deodorant, which uses the highest antiperspirant formula you can get without a prescription, claims to keep you sweat-free for up to a whole week. Its nearly 2,000 5-star reviews praise its scent and effectiveness, calling it "life-changing."
There are regular cleansing wipes—and then there's the Epic Wipe. With a 4.8-star rating on Amazon, people swear that it leaves them feeling clean and is perfect for everyday use, especially after a workout. Plus, despite its huge size (at 19.5 by 30.5 in., it's 16 times larger than other wipes), it's apparently very lightweight. Even though each wipe is single use, they're also biodegradable, which is a huge win.
You slip on some shorts before racing out the door—only to realize you haven't shaved your legs and you have zero time to hop in the shower. Fortunately, this moisturizing shave cream can be used wet or dry, meaning you can shave on the go (even in your car!). Reviewers love that it leaves your legs smooth, yet not greasy, and is super hydrating for your skin.
The 20,000 people who like this shower cap from Sephora know the struggle that is washing—and then styling—your hair every single day. If you don't have time for all of that (and who does), cover up with this cap while you shower. Customers rave that it's completely waterproof and fits firmly over your head to keep all of your strands protected. Bonus: It comes in tons of fun prints.
Baby powder is not just for babies anymore! This common powder is so good at soaking up moisture that you can dust it on your roots (as a dry shampoo substitute) to absorb oil and give your hair a lift. And this particular baby powder from Johnson's is highly-rated on Amazon because it's hypoallergenic and fortified with aloe and vitamin E, both of which claims to benefit your hair, too.
Your hair isn't the only thing that gets oily when you go a day or two without showering—your face does, too. The solution? These sheets that you blot all over your face to absorb any excess oil that builds up throughout the day. The 1,500 people who have given them 5-star reviews on Amazon love how well the sheets eliminate shine and that they're completely biodegradable.
Sure, you knew dry shampoo exists but what about dry conditioner? Yes, it's a thing, and yes, according to Sephora shoppers, it's a game-changer. With over 7,000 hearts on Sephora's website, this one from the famous Drybar leaves your hair feeling soft and smooth without weighing it down.
This cleansing foam was originally created for people in the hospital who can't take an actual bath. So if it's good enough for doctors to use and recommend, it's good enough for the rest of us, right? People who have used it and given it a 4.7-star rating on Amazon like that the no-rinse foam cleans and softens their skin and has a fresh, but not overpowering, scent.
Lush is known for its top-quality bath and body products and this powder is no different. In case you need proof, 96 percent of people who use it say they'd recommend it to a friend. Fans like that it absorbs dampness and can easily be used on the go when you need to freshen up. And of course, they love the subtle jasmine fragrance.
Sometimes, no amount of dry shampoo can save the greasy, tangled mess that is your hair five days post-wash. On those days, slip on one of these hats, which has an opening at the top for high ponytails or messy buns. It has a 4.3-star rating on Amazon for being comfortable, cute, and great quality.
One of the most important parts of any shower is washing your face. You can get the same effect (without the actual shower part) with our experts' favorite face cleansing brush: The Clarisonic Mia 2. We love it because how gentle it is on your skin while still cleansing and leaving your face feeling refreshed.
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