I always have to use this in the shower if I don't then I have the sandy stuff left behind in my hair or in my ears. I always use this scrub first before I wash my hair and body. that way I have enough time to get it all removed. I also like to use this scrub all over my body too. I love the clean smooth feeling afterwards.
I know what you're talking about. I mainly only feel that while actually washing my face. I generally use this one in the shower because it can be a little messy especially with the little beads in it.
I believe it is the product, the grittiness is what helps exfoliate your face.. You must wash your face very well with water after using. I found some in my hair today in the shower while washing it off.