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?