Most mornings, you fall half asleep into the shower at the crack of dawn, lathering up the shower gel as you try to get your eyes to open. If you didn’t snooze your alarm, you might throw in a hair wash too.
But every now and then – most likely on a Sunday evening – you do things a little differently.
In place of the 15 minute quick wash, you take time your time: there’s a leave in conditioner, hair removal, and perhaps even a body scrub.
It’s something the girlies have been doing for years, but now, TikTok has brought it to the mainstream, and given it a name: the everything shower.
‘Everything shower with hot water and Taylor Swift is better than sex,’ says TikToker Kouvr Annon, in a video posted by her boyfriend, Alex Warren.
After her three hour shower, she explained: ‘Everything shower happens once a month. I wash my hair, shave my legs, shave my armpits, deep condition, exfoliate, do my skincare. I do everything in the shower.’
‘Is this normal?’ Alex asks his viewers. ‘Guys do not take an everything shower.’
And it’s a serious undertaking. As creator, Ashley Paige, says in her video: ‘This is where the weak will not survive.
‘I feel like a soldier coming out of battle at the end, but nothing can top how good I feel after, so this is all worth it.’
It’s been touted as the ultimate self-care practice – not only does it leave you squeaky clean, but it leaves you feeling relaxed, and ready to take on the world.
So, what do you need for a peak pampering everything shower? Below is the ultimate checklist – it’s worth noting that we’ve not included facial skincare in this routine, as it’s best not to wash your face in the shower.