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My Favorites: LUSH Shampoo Bar

I legitimately had no idea shampoo came in bar form.

After reading an article about LUSH Handmade Cosmetics and how they are striving for reduced packaging (I unfortunately cannot find the article I originally read), I decided to finally step into LUSH. To be honest, all this time I had avoided Lush because I found the the smell of the store so over-powering. All I thought was, “I do not want to smell like that LUSH store.”

But I went in, and I asked about their lack of packaging and for some suggestions about curly/wavy hair. I left with these purchases:

Honey I Washed My Hair Shampoo Barshampoo bar

I don’t think I had ever been so excited to wash my hair when I got home (and I hate washing my hair). First of all, it smells AMAZING. Like I could stand there all day and smell it.

In the shower, it works just like a bar of soap. You rub it between your hands to form a lather and then shampoo away!

Shampoo Bar Tin

tinTo keep my shampoo bar safe in the shower and while travelling, I also got the tin. After showering, stand your bar upright in the tin to let it fully dry. We don’t want moldy shampoo bars.

Once it has dried (and it makes your bathroom smell heavenly while doing so) pop it back in the tin and store it upside down with the lid on the bottom. This way when you are getting towards the end of the bar, you will be able to get it out.

The best part is, there is no packaging! What you see in the pictures is what I got!

Overall, my hair has been unreal. I barely use any product to get my natural waves/curls under control. My hair still looks good the next day, and the next (since I wash it maybe 2-3 times a week). In between I also use the Sea Spray Hair Mist and No Drought Dry Shampoo after a sweaty workout.

Step-by-Step Sustainability is also getting on the LUSH train too in their recent post (which reminded me that I planned on writing this one!).

You can read more about LUSH’s Green Policy here.

On the other hand, some are not convinced about Lush’s products. What do you think about LUSH?