I have a confession to make. I absolutely hate showering — at least while I’m here at school. It can be super uncomfortable to shower in a more public place than your own personal shower at home. But over the years, I’ve discovered ways to make myself want to shower, or even just to get me into the stall. These tips can even be applied to all you gym-going girls out there, because it all works pretty similarly! Here are some of the essentials I’ve come up with over the years here at college to make showering more fun… Or bearable.
Find shower shoes with traction.
Take it from me. Foam flip-flops are great for the beach, but they don’t make the cut when they’re completely waterlogged from the showers. I ditched my pair pretty quickly freshman year after I slipped coming out of the shower. Funnily enough, I found my trust shower flip-flops at the beach. They have major traction, and they’ve made it this far to junior year, so they have held up great so far! Invest in a pair with material isn’t too absorbent and has good traction so you don’t fall.
Nice smelling soaps and hair products you’ll want to use.
Maybe even look forward to using! Recently, I’ve been loving the Paul Mitchell Tea Tree shampoo and conditioner, which is an old favorite I’ve used since I was a kid. Also, I’ve recently discovered this Beauty & Planet Coconut and Ylang Ylang body wash that smells so good! Because I love how these smell and how they feel, I look forward to using them. Gathering products like these that you’ll enjoy will motivate you to go take that shower… It’s the little things!
A plastic shower caddy with room to spare.
I say get one with room because you never want to find that you’re missing an essential in the middle of your shower. It’s the absolute worst to trudge down the hall to get your shampoo while you’re drenched. So, get yourself a big caddy like this from Target and keep all your things inside it. That way, you’re never without your razor or conditioner when you’re in need of it.
A playlist you love. (And a speaker to go with.)
Maybe even to sing along to, if you’re so inclined! If I’m in the mood to sing, I go with Britney Spears. Other days, I go with Japanese House’s “Clean” and “Pools to Bathe In” EPs (I write more about this band here), if I’m in a more reflective mood. Compose a playlist of songs you love and can get lost in while you shower. If you’re listening to good music, you won’t hear… Whatever else you’re liable to hear going on in a dorm bathroom.
As for a speaker, I got a Bluetooth speaker for Christmas two years ago that I love (this SCS speaker). However, my Iphone’s speaker does just as well if I angle it into the corner of one of the tiled walls (which helps with the resonance). Because me being me, I forget to charge the Bluetooth speaker sometimes.
If there’s anything that helps you deal with the showers, or even college dorms, leave it in the comments below!