Hello everyone! Today I am bringing you a small review of Lush's NEW Solid Shampoo Bar, that I got a few days ago.
I think this product is so cool. It is completely different then what you would expect for something called shampoo. It is so interesting and so unique. I was dying to try it out!
Lush has a lot of different Solid Shampoo Bars, with different smells and for different purposes. The one that I got smells like cinnamon and clove and it is suppose to help with hair-fall and breakage.
It should last up to 80 washes, which corresponds to 3 bottles of liquid shampoo. They are a little pricey -- 7.95€ if I'm not mistaken-- but if they really last that long, it's not that bad.
It comes with no packaging at all, so you do need to buy a little tin container as well and that costs 4€, You don't have to buy it, but it good to keep it in a container. I bought it because I travel a lot and it's useful to me. Oh, and that's another thing I love about it being solid! I can take it on a plane with me!
In the store they gave me a couple of tips on how to take care of my bar to make sure it lasts as long as possible:
1) Do not submerge in water. Get it wet but don't completely put it under water. If it gets too soaked it will take a long time to dry and it may start to crumble.
2) Dry it in the sun or near a window. It should dry between uses, and the best way to do it is to put i near a window where it can get some sun. This will avoid the proliferation of mold and some other bacteria.
3) If you are getting one of the tins, get the squared one! It sticks a bit to the bottom and this ones are easier to get the out, without braking it.
They are very simple to use -- all you do is wet you hair and and you just give it a couple strokes all around your hair and it starts to ladder up immediately, creating a lot of a very small fluffy foam.
It feels a bit different from regular shampoo. The baking soda really reacts and you feel like a lot of air is getting mixed into your hair, giving you a lot of volume. You hair feels immediately lighter.
If you drop some of the foam in the water you'll hear a very satisfying fizzing, which is really cool. Something else that I've noticed is that I think my hair absorves less water, after rinsing it. I realized that it was so much easier and fast to blow-dry my hair, compared to what I am used to. It really feels like I've removed all the excess oils from my hair, and I love that feeling!
The smell of the actual bar is really intense, but it just leave a subtil aroma in your hair, that lingers around for a couple of days.
I've actually washed my hair on Sunday. Today is Friday and it still looks good, light, with a lot of volume, and it still smells like cinnamon! Super awesome!
I hope you enjoyed my review! I think you should all try this, I think it's so eco-friendly and that it will save you money on the long run! It's really awesome!