Today I’ll be reviewing this solid shampoo bar from LUSH. The brand carries a good variety of these, ranging from scented to specialised for hair growth and scalp conditions. Each bar costs £5.75 – and I’ll tell you now, I LOVE them!
The LUSH website says that these little bars (about the size of the palm of my hand, so not too tiny) are the equivalent of two or three 200ml bottles – and last up to 80 washes.
I have to admit, I was a bit confused when the shop assistant recommended this to me as a good shampoo. It looks like a soap, it feels like a soap, and it smells like a soap (albeit a delicious cinnamon-scented one). Unsurprisingly, I thought it was a soap.
The particular bar I was advised to try is called the “New” bar. It contains peppermint and cinnamon, which stimulate hair growth as well as thickening my existing hair. As someone with trichotillomania (a compulsion to pull and tug out my hair), this was something I didn’t realise I could have without getting special medicinal shampoo – which let’s face it, usually smells gross and is overly expensive.
The bars are simple to use – just like a bar of soap. Once the lather is all over your hands, use it on wet hair. The tiniest amount of foam will produce loads of gorgeously spicy-smelling bubbles which give a really deep clean.
My opinion? I’m sticking with these. They’re comparatively cheap, take up little space and are completely natural products. I’ll be picking some more up in LUSH’s boxing day sale.