Wednesday, 15 April 2015

Lush Jason And The Argan Oil Shampoo Bar


Lush Jason And The Argan Oil Shampoo Bar

Lush Jason And The Argan Oil Shampoo Bar* £5.75

When I attended the Beauty School Bloggers Party at Lush Braehead last month (link here), I was very kindly given a little goody bag filled to the brim with some seriously exciting products and this was one of them. I have to admit, when it comes to Lush I've only really dabbled with their bath products, so to find one of their brand new shampoo bars in my goody bag really put a smile on my face.

First of all, I wasn't exactly sure how to even use this shampoo bar. That sounds kind of silly but I wasn't sure if it was to be applied directly to the hair or not so I made sure to do a quick Google search before heading for my shower. After reading mixed advice online, I decided to use it a bit like a bar of soap, which really did feel quite strange the first couple of times that I did it but strangely you get rather used to it.

I was really surprised by the amount of lather that this shampoo bar provided. I've got traditional shampoos that don't provide as much as this bar does and a little really does go a long way with it. So in terms of value for money the bar itself does seem like it will last quite a time which is good. My hair also feels squeaky clean after using this. Normally my hair always feels like it still has shampoo in it even after I spend ages rinsing it but with this it actually feels properly clean. And what I mean by that is that the shampoo bar doesn't leave a slimy or greasy residue on the hair, which some other shampoos do.

But what really struck me about this particular shampoo bar was the fragrance. I'm not the biggest fan of rose scented products and for that reason I've always steered clear of any overly floral fragrances in Lush. Jason And The Argan Oil has a strong rose scent to it and even my mum, who loves Lush's Rose Jam Shower Gel commented on how strongly fragranced this was. However, thankfully the scent doesn't linger in the hair after you've washed it out, well as far as I can tell anyway. Maybe I'll need to ask someone to give my hair a sniff the next time that I use it just to double check. Hehe.

My only real gripe with the shampoo bar idea is the fact that you really do need to purchase something to house it in. My shampoo bar is currently stored in it's original paper bag, as seen above but to say that that that bag is in a bit of a state now would be a real understatement. Lush do have a tin that you can buy for £2.50 but when you start to add up the price of the shampoo bar itself and the little tin, you've essentially spent around £9 on shampoo which is a little pricey for me. So it is an additional expenditure to take into consideration.

I do like the idea of solid shampoos and shampoo bars but maybe this one just wasn't for me in terms of scent and that's what has put me off using it as much as my other shampoos but I guess I will need to try out a few more to see how I get on and explore the range a bit more.

What do you think of the solid shampoo concept? Have you tried any of the Lush shampoo bars before? If so, what do you think of them? And do you have any other shampoo bar suggestions for me?

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  1. I have this shampoo bar - I love it! I don't use it daily, but I really do like it! It is an expensive initial outlay, but I guess once you've got the tin and you've decided that you do love the shampoo bars it's not so bad! Plus the shampoo bars last around 80 uses - I've had mine since Christmas and it's still a full on bar!

    I'm looking forward to trying the lemony one!

    www.ceejayell.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. I think I might need to try a few more just to see if it was the rose scent that put me off a little Carly! :)

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  2. I've only ever used a solid conditioner from Lush and really struggle to make it work for my forever knotted hair, but I think I'd quite like to try one of the shampoo bars! I keep mine in a little tupperware box that I got from Poundland, a bit of a faff but cheaper than forking out for a wee tin xx

    Charlotte / Colours & Carousels

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    1. That's definitely a much better idea than forking out for the little tin. I'll be stopping by my local Poundland to pick one up Charlotte and then I can finally bin the paper bag it's currently stored in! :)

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  3. Depending on the colouring of your hair I would recommend the Copperhead bar, it has quite a clean masculine scent but I love it and as you say the scent doesn't tend to linger with these bars and it really helps bring out the red and copper (funnily enough) colourings in your hair, it gave me such a boost. Might be steering clear of this bar though as I really don't like rose scented products.

    This is a great review though and I totally agree about the tin!

    Hannah | Granite City Girl

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    1. Well I am a redhead Hannah so Copperhead sounds perfect for me! :)
      Thank you so much for your lovely words and for the recommendation!

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  4. Awhh I love the shampoo bars! I'd definitely give the 'New' shampoo bar a go, it's my favourite. It's got a lovely cinnamon smell that isn't too overpowering and it made my hair grow twice as fast as normal which is fab. I bought the little tin to put mine in, but to be honest, I normally just leave it to dry on an old towel and then put it on my windowsill as it can be a bit fiddly to get out of the tin! x

    Always, Alice x

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    1. It sounds like I'll need to give that one a try Jayd! :)
      I'm glad that I didn't fork out for the little tin the other week when I was in, especially if it is a bit fiddly to remove!

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  5. Never tried this! Looks quite cool! x

    Jasmine || blogsallbeautyy.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. It definitely looks cool and unique Jasmine! :)

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  6. I haven't used this one but i have used the jumping juniper one but nothing else, i might have to try this one as my hair loves a bit of argon oil.

    http://itslaurensbeauty.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. I would certainly recommend it, especially if you don't mind the scent as it has given me squeaky clean hair Lauren! :)

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  7. I've heard so many great things about lush bars or bombs that i feel i need one in my life ASAP! but i think we don't have that store in the US.
    x,Abril
    The Color Palette

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    1. You should be able to find Lush in the US Abril! :) I saw two stores when I was in Florida last year.

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  8. I'm SUPER fussy about Shampoo - my current favourite is actually an Aussie one that literally I don't have to wash my hair for about 3/4 days with. Unheard of!

    I do love lush - but tend to steer clear of anything not for my face. The body washes/bath bombs especially cause all sorts of nasty infections ummmm you know where haha! OVERSHARE!

    Georgina
    foxonthehunt.com - smashbox palette giveaway!

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    1. Wow!! Why have I not tried Aussie shampoo before Georgina?! That sounds amazing! :)
      Oh gosh! Hehe.

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  9. I would love to try one of these! I have used shampoo leaves on a South Africa trip before and they were a nightmare! This sounds much different though! xx

    That Girl Rhianna

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    1. I think that it would be great for travelling as it really takes up no space at all and isn't liquid either Rhianna! :) I would certainly look into it!

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