Monday, February 09, 2015

Lush Montalbano Shampoo Bar Review

Lush Montalbano Shampoo Bar

Lush Shampoo Bars and to an extent the entire hair care line up can be a little hit or miss in my opinion; of course this is entirely subjective, very much dependant on what you purchase and your hair type. I've had a few encounters with the Lush Shampoo Bar range and although enjoyable none could sway me to ditch the bottle in favour of a solid shampoo. Lush Montalbano Shampoo Bar could be the one, not only is it more economical and environmentally friendly to use a solid shampoo, this bright yellow, zest yellow bar has been working wonders on my hair.

"Solve the case with this citrus-y shampoo bar that promises serious shine. Green olives improve the tensile strength of hair whilst cleansing rosemary absolute, Sicilian lemon oil and freshly squeezed lemon juice make hair gleam from root to tip."

Lush Montalbano Shampoo Bar

If you like bright, fresh and lemon based scents I can imagine you will find this bar difficult to pass up in-store. Imagine freshly cut lemons coupled with a slight herbal note - like a Italian countryside in the Summer. It truly is a sensory treat. Fragrance aside my long, dried out (due to over processing)and thick locks have been lapping this up. Lush Montalbano Shampoo Bar deeply cleanses my hair and scalp, removing any traces of product build up without stripping or further drying my hair. From the first wash my often brassy blonde tresses appeared brighter and after a good few uses my hair did begin to have a little more shine the normal. Most impressively my easily irritated scalp has never been calmer - no itch, no blemishes (oddly I get little bumps on my head). My guess is that the natural anti-bacterial agent that is lemon oil has went to work, clearing and refreshing my scalp. As someone who spend a lot of time in the city it is only fair that I mention this is one of the few shampoo's that I can still lightly smell on my hair at the end of the day. I'll take fresh lemons over stale smoke any day!

Lush Montalbano Shampoo Bar £5.75/55g via Lush - link.

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  1. Like you I’m not sure If I could stop using my bottled shampoo. But I would definitely like to give these a go!

  2. I'm quite tempted by the idea of the Lush Shampoo bars, especially in terms of something to take away on a holiday as they're small and compact.

    Any idea which one might be suitable to take away on a beach holiday? I've been keeping my eyes on LookFantastic and the like for those 'specialist' sun shampoos and from what I can gather you need something clarifying to remove the traces of salt and chlorine but also something super nourishing to combat all those drying agents.

    This one sounds as though it could do the trick what with the lemon and oils but I'd always appreciate another ladies opinion on that front!

    Laura x

    1. Is your hair naturally dry or normal? I have a few suggestions but would base them on hair type :)

  3. I've heard so many things on the Lush Shampoos but I've never tried one myself. I'm a huge fan of Lush so don't ask why! They seem really good for travelling and on the go as they are really small.

  4. Ooh they look good enough to eat, how lovely!

    Josie XOXO
    Fashion Mumblr

  5. These look so delicious I almost want to eat them, they look like macaroons! This one sounds so lovely, I really need to get myself into a lush store! I love how eco friendly these are, I think they could be revolutionary!

  6. This sounds lovely and I can just smell it by the description. I really want to try a shampoo bar now and have to find one suited for my hair.

    Jackie | fashionxfairytale | bloglovin' |

  7. Great post, love a lemony sent!
    I really want to try a Shampoo Bar but not sure how compatible they are with my bright red hair... I feel like they might strip the colour??
    Are you able to shed some light for me please?

    Gemma xx

  8. I love Jumping Juniper shampoo bar , always taking it with me when i travel ^ ^

  9. I've never used solid shampoo before and I am always a little unsure whether to try it out or not.This post has definitely swayed me into trying it! They look like they smell so good!!!xxx

    Beauty ghoul // bloglovin'


  11. Looks amazing! Do you think this would work on my hair? I have quite dry, split hair and need a remedy! x

    Eva //

  12. Love how these shampoo bars look, I need to give them a try!

  13. I love the thought of these but don't know how they would work for me... I have sensitive skin and dry hair almost down to my waist so I just don't know if they'd be moisturising enough. I love the smell of the Godiva one though :)


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