How to Maximize Your Shower (in 7 Minutes or Less)

This one goes out to all the hard-working, busy, no-time-to-really-shower kind of women out there because we can all come together to agree on one universal thing… not having enough time to take as many showers as we would like. How many times have we gone an extra day or two skipping a shower because the day got ahead of us or got too busy? Side note: I want to give a special shout-out to whoever created dry shampoo in advance!

My amazing assistant Jessica, who’s always doing a million and one things for me at any given time actually requested this story. She (and my whole team) are always running in and out every week getting who knows what done like a boss! So, for those of you that have a long commute to work and always get home late, actually hate to shower or don’t have more than a max of 7 minutes a morning to actually shower…we feel you and this story’s for you.

Here are all the ways the CINCteam and I maximize our shower time:

Candle: Diptyque

1. After you’re done with your usual shampoo + conditioner, throw on a quick hair mask to get your hair nice and healthy.

2. While you’re waiting for your hair mask to soak in, throw on a quick face mask while you brush your teeth. This may sound really weird at first, but it’s really effective and using a chic toothpaste like this helps get the job done. Total GAMECHANGER!

3. After you’re done brushing your teeth, make sure to exfoliate your body while your hair and face mask are still on. You want your masks on as long as you possibly can during the duration of your entire shower.

4. If you don’t need to exfoliate, use a nice body wash. I’ve been sharing this one with CloClo!

5. Now is the time to shave if you need to since you’ve exfoliated your body and gotten rid of all those dead skin cells.  You’ll have a better, more even and clean shave. If you don’t have shaving cream, try using your conditioner!

6. Now, wash everything off and immediately throw on a microfiber towel to your hair!  This is another GAMECHANGER! It saves so much time drying your hair and really helps to minimize frizz (which we all know is something that I personally struggle with.)

7. Massage a hair oil into the ends of your damp hair. This will help your hair stay shiny and conditioned all day long without feeling greasy. This is something that we never skip.

8. Layer on a body oil with your favorite sunscreen to damp skin for maximum absorption and voilá, and you’re ready to go (in under 7 minutes or less)! Mixing your body oil with a sunscreen helps keep your body hydrated longer.

What are some ways you maximize your shower time? Let us know in the comments below!




  • autumn rains says:

    Thanks for sharing for the tips.


  • Wow, you did all this in 7 minutes?! Okay, I need to tighten my belt then, haha. My showers are about 15 minutes and they only include body gel, shampoo, shaving, face cleansing and tooth brushing.

  • Chloe says:

    So many steps in such a short amount of time, I didn’t think this was possible haha! Thanks for sharing xx

    Chloe x

  • Tiffany says:

    Such great tips! Multi-tasking is definitely the key for us busy girls!!

    Tiffany x

  • Elizabeth T. says:

    Wow, I really need to try this! I usually take at least 15 minutes in the shower! Thank you so much for these tips, Chriselle! <3 🙂

    XO, Elizabeth

  • Angela says:

    I love masking in the shower. I never have time to do it otherwise but I’ll throw one on while I’m washing my hair. Great tips!

  • Fantastic tips, I always take ages in the shower and need to become more efficient!

  • nia nastiti says:

    Really efficient tips 😉

  • Mireia says:

    Absolutely love it!

    Mireia from TGL

  • Jennifer says:

    Wow! Great tips. Although this doesn’t apply to me now, I find these tips to be useful for the future. 🙂

  • Tabitha says:

    Great post! I personally prefer baths to showers myself. Nothing beats soaking in a hot tub and relaxing while still doing everything else ( shaving, facemask, shampoo, etc). It takes me less than 10 minutes to relax and bathe, plus I don’t have to stand up any lol!


  • Kathrin says:

    These are great tips! A shower can be so time consuming…

    Kathrin | Polar Bear Style

  • Jenny Yang says:

    I’m always known to be the one as the fast shower-er in my family so i definitely need to share this with them ahha–they are also stuck in there for so long!
    xx Jen

  • Emma says:

    My routine is usually:
    1. shampoo and rinse
    2. apply conditioner
    3. face cleaner and foreo, rinse, apply face mask
    4. exfoliate body, use shower gel and shave, apply in shower body cream and rinse
    5. rinse off face mask and conditioner
    6. microfiber towel
    7. if I really am on the run I will apply two drops of squalane based face oil or if I have a few minutes to spare I’ll use my belif essence and aqua bomb cream instead, either way I follow up with sun protection

    It might sound like a lot, but it doesn’t take longer than 10 minutes and you get into the habit of doing them quickly after a few times.

  • Nikki says:

    That still sounds extremely complicated!


  • Nicolette says:

    Love this, never thought of using a face mask and brushing my teeth in the shower. Ha, unfortunately I’m such a perfectionist that shaving my legs can take 10 minutes alone. I think it’s time for me to start waxing… My current favorite body scrub is Rituals Ayurveda Himalayan Scrub, which has almond oil in it so it moisturizes at the same time.
    Nicolette |

  • Fatou says:

    Love this! This is amazing tips!!!

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