It’s safe to say our Editor in Chief knows just about everything there is to know about hair and the best products to use. So naturally we tapped the inimitable Jen Atkin as the first in our new Shower With series, which showcases the hair and body products top tastemakers reach for in their own personal showers.
Jen needs no introduction–she’s styles the biggest stars in the world like Kendall Jenner, Hailey Bieber and Dua Lipa and has her global hair and lifestyle brand OUAI–all while managing life as a new mom and being active on alll the social platforms. Carving out time for yourself as an entrepreneur has its challenges, but if there’s one place where she can catch 5 minutes to herself, it’s behind that glossy glass door in, you guessed it, her shower. Ahead, we’ve got the scoop on everything Jen uses in her shower routine, along with links so you can add everything to cart ASAP.
Shower With Jen Atkin
Shower Length: Short and quick during the week but I try to indulge on the weekends.
Wash Frequency: I generally hair wash every few days and use the OUAI Detox Shampoo every few showers to get a deeper clean.
Most Stolen Product: OUAI Rose Hair & Body Oil is a big hit with my clients because it’s multi-use OR OUAI Detox Shampoo to help them avoid product build up.
Signature Hairstyle: I love a quick blowout with the Dyson Airwrap because it lasts for days and works well with my texture.
To Get the Perfect Air Dry: Fresh out of the shower, on towel-dried hair I’ll apply some OUAI Curl Creme and scrunch it in for frizz-control and definition and let it be.
Post Color Hair Health: Use a hair mask on your next wash day.
Biggest Hair Mistakes People Make: Using too much or too high of heat and not clarifying the hair to get rid of buildup.
Hair Health Tips: Silk pillowcases, supplements with biotin and collagen, take OUAI thin hair supplements for growth.
Inside Jen Atkin’s Shower
Scalp Care / Pre-Poo
There are three I reach for depending on what my hair needs. If I have build up, I’ll reach for a detox shampoo, and on other days I reach for a light cleanse or something to give me extra volume.
OUAI Detox Shampoo: $30
The perfect reset for that wash day after a week of dry shampoo. Formulated with ACV which acts like a toner on the scalp and micellar water to give that super clean feeling.
Sunday Riley Clean Rise: $48
Clean Rinse scalp serum has niacinimide and is great for clarifying.
Dr. Sturm Anti-Hair Fall Treatment: $100
Full of B5, sunflower sprouts and hyaluronic acid helps promote strong hair and hair growth.
OUAI Medium Shampoo: $28
This is my everyday shampoo, it’s perfect for medium hair types and doesn’t dry you out.
OUAI Medium Conditioner: $28
This conditioner has strengthening keratin, nourishing babassu and coconut oils and vitamin-rich Kumquat Extract that leaves hair shiny, silky and smooth.
OUAI Fine to Medium Treatment Mask: $38
When my hair is craving moisture, this is my go-to. I use a hair mask about once a week or the day I use a detox shampoo or scalp treatment to make sure it is moisturized.
Briogeo Be Gentle Be Kind Mask: $38
Another mask I love to help with dry hair and ends because it’s filled with superfoods like avocado, kiwi and spinach.
OUAI x Byredo Leave-In Conditioner: $26
This is our second collaboration with Byredo and it smells heaven… and it’s good for your hair.
OUAI Body Wash: $28
There’s nothing quite like sudsing up with your favorite scent! Our Ouai Body Wash will have you drenched in Melrose Place.
Necessaire The Body Wash: $25
Necessaire’s The Body Wash is a great multi-vitamin body wash that has a light sandalwood aroma.
Glossier Body Hero: $18
If you love oils like I do, you’ll love Glossier’s Body Hero body wash that has an oil consistency that foams on application.
OUAI Scalp & Body Scrub: $38
Right now I’m loving the OUAI St Barts scent and pretending I’m on vacation.
Dyson Wide Tooth Detangling Comb: $33
This guy will detangle even the toughest knots.
Sheila Stotts Brush: $36
I have a sensitive scalp and this is so gentle for me.
Balmain Texturizing Salt Spray: $45
I have been using Balmain on my clients for years, and this texturizing salt spray give the best beachy waves.
Favorite Styling Product
OUAI Wave Spray: $26
For those perfectly tousled beach waves–our OUAI wave spray is a great choice is you don’t love using salt on your strands.
OUAI Curl Creme: $32
I like a little bit of control but still having some texture, and our OUAI curl creme delivers.
OUAI Rose Hair and Body Oil: $32
Who doesn’t want to smell like roses? Also, I love a two-in-one product, I always bring this with me when I travel for hair and body.
Gisou Honey Infused Hair Oil: $90
My friend Negin Mirsalehi’s line Gisou uses honey from her family bee garden and I think you will agree this hair oil smells so divine.
OUAI Finishing Creme: $24
Perfect for keeping everything in place.
Gisou Propolis Polishing Primer: $34
Another great pick from Negin’s line–their honey infused polishing primer.
Tancho Stick: $9
You can get this on Amazon and it’s incredible for frizz control, I always have one in my kit.
Dyson Airwrap: $549
I can style and dry my hair almost anyway I want with it–if you follow me you already know I’m obsessed. A trick I love is to use the Smoothing Brush attachment to blowout my hair then switch to the Large Barrel to curl the ends under so it has some flip.
Dyson Corrale: $499
Who doesn’t want a cordless flat iron?
Balmain Session Hairspray: $45
This Balmain Session Hairspray is another go-to I’ve loved for years, I can always find a bottle somewhere within reach.
OUAI Melrose Place: $56
I just spritz a little OUAI Melrose Place in my hair for a pick me up.
Emi Jay Claw Clips: $34
Safe to say we’re all down for claw clips right now, these are so cute.
Ahn Co Tran usually cuts my hair but David Von Cannon freshened up my ends last time.
Cassondra Keading keeps my color fresh.