The Best Shampoo
Zero plastic! Less plastic! Suck it plastic! Those phrases are everywhere these days. Okay maybe not the last one, but we all know we’ve become plastic gluttons.
On the other hand, if we’re going to be honest with ourselves, a lot of the natural and eco-friendly options can unfortunately be weak sauce and not work as well.
Take a step, take a small step, but take any step! I stepped into LUSH and their ultimately top notch shampoo bars. I started exploring what other options are out there for shampoo and hair products. There was a company that refilled your bottle but then I stumbled upon shampoo bars. The perfect zero waste shampoo product. It is literally a bar of soap but holds magic inside.
For me the bar was set low in my head on this shampoo (pun wasn’t intended but there it is!) I’m not the kind of person that just goes out there and buys the latest product. I sit and think and research. Well the day came and I found a LUSH store and I went in, had a chat with the very friendly, helpful salesperson and they helped me choose the proper shampoo bar for my hair type. They are constantly updating and modifying and introducing new options, so you have choices depending on your hair type. I live in a humid climate and have straight, fine hair that gets greasy easily. I found a nice lemon option and also got a conditioning bar as well.
I had an incredible experience in the store itself and did not realize how cool this store is. The smells alone are worth going to visit. If you want to feel fresh and uplifting while getting dragged around at a mall sneak in to LUSH. Now I have technically been living overseas for about four years so try not to judge too harshly if you can’t believe I’ve never used LUSH. And if you haven’t heard of LUSH then welcome to the wonderful world of happy hair products and much more.
I figured it would wash my hair with this shampoo bar and it would be okay. Like I would be helping the environment but my hair would just turn out mediocre. WAS I WRONG! THIS SHAMPOO BAR IS PURE MAGIC. I did NOT expect magic from this shampoo bar, let alone any shampoo ever. I’m pretty sure it has unicorn breath and angel wishes and gumdrop dreams mixed in. I lathered up the bar, rubbed the bar on my hair a few times and rinsed it out. Then used a conditioning bar. (I use the conditioning bar sometimes but don’t always need it.
a day I can completely tell the difference between using regular shampoo and this shampoo bar. I have body and bounce and my hair is smooth and gorgeous. Somehow it looks like I put product in my hair and it holds almost like hairspray. This small shampoo bar somehow cleans my hair, leaves it feeling extra smooth and fresh and gives me the bounce and hold that I need. I have gone back to my old shampoo just to see if I could tell the difference. Maybe I was just having a weird magical hair day by accident but nope, it really is the shampoo bar. Time and time again I am just blown away by this shampoo bar. It retails at around $12 and is good for about 80 washes depending on how much hair you have, because obviously, pixie cut will last longer than Rapunzel hair. Also note, the employee said the dryer you keep the shampoo bar the longer it lasts. (If you leave it in the shower and water is constantly running over it, it’s gonna break down faster. ) I’m putting this down as a win for everyone.
All the bars I’ve tried for my type of hair – FINE, STRAIGHT, GETS GREASY EASILY, DOESN’T HOLD STYLE are all marvelous. It’s nice to mix it up occasionally. Honey I Washed My Hair is the BEST smelling one. Seanik has more salt and gives me bigger body and helps me skip washes more but Montalbano may be my favorite. I recommend you try them for yourself. The ONLY ONE I would pass on is Flyaway. It has extra salt in it and I found that it crumbled almost twice as fast as the other bars.
- MONTALBANO – my favorite overall, fresh lemon smell, great volume, no hairspray or after product needed 100% 100%
- HONEY I WASHED MY HAIR – wins for best smell ever maybe works a tiny bit less on my hair than the Montalbano. The smell may be too much for some but it was wonderful and lasted longer than the others. 90% 90%
- SEANIK – I would choose Seanik over Flyaway for volume. Lasts longer, lower volume of salt, worked well. 85% 85%
- FLYAWAY -Dissolved fast due to high salt content. Gives best volume & longest time for washes between hair 40% 40%
I am also now hooked on LUSH. They are a responsible company with ethical buying, hand make their products and they take their commitment to protecting people, animals and the planet seriously. And that is a company we can all support more Read More about their policy here. I’ve also seen negative reviews on people getting their undies in a twist about SLS, so read on about Sodium Lauryl Sulfate if you are curious in some LUSH products and what they have to say about it.
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