The beautiful bath in The Lord's Room, Allington Manor, Lincs
I always have a quick shower before my bath as I prefer the idea of being clean before I soak! At this point, I wash my hair with my all-time favourite shampoo Pantene's Protect & Volume. It has a thick, easy to lather formula that gives my hair a thorough clean and makes me feel like I am doing something to protect my over-highlighted locks.
My current favourite bath soak is Calm One Calm All from Soap and Glory. This has the beautiful , slightly floral but not overpowering scent that Soap and Glory are well known for and comes with a built-in body lotion which has a lovely softening effect on the skin.
The first product that I use in the bath is the Intensive Moisture Mask from James Brown. I bought this from Boots to top up a 3 for 2 deal when I was buying some shampoo and conditioner as a wedding present for one of my best friends to take on her honeymoon (I also got her other products, I wasn't being that frugal!). As it was bought on a whim, I wasn't expecting too much from it. I was soon proved wrong! It has a thick consistency and a zesty, unisex fragrance. My hair always feels so soft and smooth afterwards and it doesn't weigh my hair down or make it too greasy which is a must for me.
Following on with the Soap and Glory theme, I then like to use one of two body exfoliators. Some Like it Hot, as the name suggests, contains 'self-activating Therminerals' - basically it warms up when you rub it on. Pulp Friction does not have the heat feature but foams up into a luxurious lather as you scrub. I probably prefer the latter for a bath as I don't feel the heat is necessary when you are already in a hot bath. I also have some Dead Sea Spa Magik Salt Brushing Sachets that I got from a blog sale (the lovely Louise at http://confettiletters.blogspot.co.uk/) Either way, the only downside to these is the grittiness left at the bottom of the bath when you have rinsed them off.
As I don't have a bathroom-friendly stereo, I set up Deezer on my phone and play the chart. I LOVE this site as it gives you access to almost any music ever released for a subscription cost that is barely more than 1 CD per month. And my phone speaker sounds great mixed with bathroom acoustics!
What is your bath routine?
Do you have any must-try pampering products for your bath?