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Monday, August 04, 2014

Lush Solid Shampoo and Conditioner Bars - Worth the Switch?

Lush Solid Shampoo and Conditioner Bars

In my haul post I said I'd wait a full week before sharing my thoughts but after four washes I feel that it really is a case of now is as good as ever - I guess that is the benefit of washing your hair daily? Anyway I have one hit and one miss...

First of all I love the concept of Lush Solid Shampoo and Conditioner Bars, they are compact, well priced and as they are solid you have zero mess until they become wet. If you have ever had a leaky bottle of shampoo in your suitcase I'm sure you will feel my pain. To use you simply wet the bar, rub between your hands and apply as you would a liquid hair product - you may feel it is easier to actually rub the bar straight on to the hair or scalp, basically whatever you find convenient. I also recommend purchasing the Lush Round Tin or any small container with a lid to keep your products dry in-between uses. It is also wise to let the shampoo/conditioner bars dry out much like you would with soap before popping them into an air tight container - hygiene and all that.

So the hit Lush Seanick Shampoo Bar, a beautifully aquatic scented shampoo bar that has been created to add shine and volume to the hair. It contains lemon oil, seaweed and sea salt which does make my scalp tingle slightly. The idea is that this shampoo bar stimulates the scalp and deeply cleanses much more than any typical bottle of shampoo I have ever used. It doesn't leave the hair dried out (even with continuous use) and more importantly for me did add crazy amounts of volume. As a matter of a fact I didn't really notice any added volume but then again I'm dubious a product that you rinse out immediately could actually deliver such claim? The only annoying thing about the Lush Seanick Shampoo Bar is that it contains little chunks of seaweed that do end up everywhere but of you can look past this, the Seanick is a brilliant detoxing shampoo that used once a week (or when needed) will rid all traces of product build up and generally leave your hair feeling soft and silky. It's a thumbs up from me! You can find it here for £5.50 - link.

The miss for me was Lush Jungle Solid Conditioner, don't get me wrong if you have fine or maybe even normal hair that doesn't need a lot of moisture this could work for you. Well like I said maybe. My main problem with Jungle is getting the product on to my hair, if using my hands I can't get enough conditioner for my needs. Then if I use the bar directly on to my hair, the bar is too solid in form to disperse the product - it needs the heat of your hands. It was a loose, loose situation for me. In the end out of frustration I would reach for a bottle of conditioner which is a shame as Lush Jungle smells wonderful (really fruity) and the bar would be really helpful for those who travel frequently but I just can't get on board! You can find it here for £3.95 - link.

I'd happily give up bottled/liquid shampoo in place of Lush Shampoo bars but for me I'm afraid that won't be the case where conditioner is involved.


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42 comments:

  1. I've never tried anything like this! The shampoo bar sounds amazing - I'm always trying to find ways of adding volume to my fine, flat hair!

    www.ceejayell.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. It gives a really good cleanse, the volume aspect I can't comment on but then again my hair is pretty wild on its own haha!

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  2. Try Lush's "BIG" solid conditioner, it is so much better than Jungle!

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    1. I think I will, I want to like Jungle for the convenience and price aspect but it did nothing for me.

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  3. Sounds good :) I love Lush shampoo's - I love Juicy is my favourite :) I will check out these too :)
    anjnaharish-thoughtsofagirl.blogspot.co.uk

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  4. I agree I got a solid shampoo and Conditioner I love the shampoo but cannot get on with the Jungle Conditioner
    Carrieanne xx
    http://www.beautiesunlocked.com/

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    1. It really is, I love how clean my hair and scalp feel after using it! The conditioner was the polar opposite. Don't want to chuck it out as that is such a waste but it literally did nothing for me! x

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  6. I sware buy 2 of the lush shampoo bars and I have tried 3 of them. the purple one was a miss for me as its for oily hair an di have oily hair and it made it worse. I haven't tried the conditioner bars but after what you said I don't thank I will bother.

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    1. That sucks but I guess like everything it is a case of if you don't try it, you don't know if it is for you or not? I have quite oily roots and dry ends and the seanick works really well for me :)

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  7. I've never tried anything like this before, they sound super interesting!
    xprincessjas | ♥

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    1. If you ever try them out let me know how you get on :)

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  8. I have to say the thought of a sold shampoo and conditioner, for some reason really doesn't appeal to me. I'd still be interested to try them out for myself though, just to see what they're like! xx Thou Shalt Not Covet

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    1. Literally how I first tried the shampoo bars out, I went in felt the need to buy something (that is terrible isn't it) and thought meh why not! Curiosity it gets us all haha! x

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  9. I feel exactly the same, I LOVE the solid shampoo bars but I really do not like the Jungle conditioner bar, also the scent of Jungle is just too much in my opinion.

    www.RaySnaps.com

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    1. I really like the fragrance (I love strong, fruity scents) but it did nothing and I mean nothing for my hair. I really don't know what to do with my bar now.

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  10. This sounds really interesting! I always felt a bit strange to the idea of their shampoos and conditioners, I'm not sure why. Probably because they are natural and handmade I assumed they wouldn't do anything and would leave your hair greasier than before!
    Ellie | eleanormaes.blogspot.com x

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    1. I totally understand what you mean - in some aspects it feels like you are washing your hair with soap haha! The Seanick shampoo is great though - 100% recommend.

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  11. I never tried the LUSH solid shampoo bars, but my mom just purchased one to take with her on her trip. She wanted a bar shampoo so she wouldn't have to worry about it leaking. I think these products are just the thing for travelling! It's too bad the conditioner is no good.

    Pnk Cynthia

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    1. Can't beat them for travel (I hope your mum had a lovely trip), I really hope the other Lush conditioner that is solid is better. Will keep you posted :)

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  12. I am not good with LUSH products..firstly I have no where sensible to keep them, my shower has no storage and it's simply not feasible to carry them in and out of the shower every time I need to wash my hair...secondly I'm just fairly suspicious of LUSH in general, their bath bombs are great as a treat but on the whole I'm fairly meh...saying that, I am intrigued. Perhaps when I get a more suitable shower I'll give them ago.

    http://lilhm.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Totally understandable, I mean if you don't have a bath you have no real "need" to pop in. If I can recommend one product it would be Feeling Younger - it is a cream highlighter and easily the best one I own.

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  13. I love shampoo bars! I used the Tigi Rockaholic Shampoo Bar while travelling and it smelt so good, and left my hair so soft even without conditioner. I might have to try the Lush one :)

    Headline Beauty xox

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    1. Ah cool I had no idea Tigi did one, must check that out! Thank you! x

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  14. that is so fun ~ I'd like to give it a try
    www.makeupforlunch.blogspot.com

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  15. I've never tried anything like this but I'm definitely considering giving the shampoo bar a whirl :) Jenny
    jennyseverydaylife.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. It is a pretty fun way to wash your hair but more importantly it works :)

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  16. Jungle really isn't worth the effort (Neither is BIG Solid for that matter. If you found Jungle hard to work with I would give BIG a miss, this is from someone who worked at Lush.) If you want convenience for travel then Godiva is a good solid shampoo bar to try. It's conditioner and shampoo in one. I've tried and tested in India!

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    1. Ah thank you :) I will do, in all honesty I will still need to use conditioner afterwards but might as well have a moisturising shampoo for my parched ends :)

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  17. I've always wanted to try the shampoo bars and after reading this I think I'll pick one up :) x

    books-and-memories.blogspot.co.uk/

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  18. I recently bought both of these and had the exact same thoughts! I really love Seanick, but Jungle is so tricky to use :)

    -Jen

    www.vibrantbeautyblog.com

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  19. Hmm, I'm not convinced! x
    http://my--socalledlife.blogspot.com.es/

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  20. Let me try the seanick bar.. Seems promising.. Thanks for reviewing them :)

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  21. Really love Lush products and I had always wanted to try their solid haircare products! Perhaps, I should try their shampoo! Thanks for the review! (:

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  22. I've never thought to try shampoo bars as my hair is rather particular to what goes on it else it just looks a greasy mess. This though I might just try out! Thanks for the review :)

    xx

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  23. I've used a few of the solid shampoos and LOVED them, they leave your hair feeling squeaky clean and last for ages, I don't like the solid conditioners that much though I found they were hard to use and didn't even condition that well.

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