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."
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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