Monday, 30 May 2016

Lush Hair Care The Shampoo vs The Shampoo Bar

Hello, my name is Amy and I usually blog at but I’m excited to be guest posting on Annie Writes Beauty today!

As a firm Lush fan I’ve tried A LOT of Lush products and I adore their hair care – it’s kind to my hair and always leaves it feeling and, of course, smelling amazing. Their Curly Wurly shampoo has been a firm favourite of mine for a while now, but recently I picked up the Honey I Washed My Hair shampoo bar to try and thought I’d do a low down of the pros and cons of both so if you’re looking to buy some Lush hair care read on to see which would suit you best!

Curly Wurly Shampoo 

As I said this has been a favourite of mine for a long time. I don’t have curly hair and if I’m honest I originally bought this for the smell alone (and the fact that it contains real coconuts!) but it really manages my frizz as well as adding a bit of volume to my usually flat hair! It is really easy to use once you realise that it doesn’t lather as much as a normal shampoo – this resulted in me using up my first tub far too quickly – so a con is that it’s easy to use more than you need and therefore not get your money’s worth. Speaking of money this is pricey for a shampoo at £10.75 for 220g and all of Lush’s tub shampoos retail between £10.75 and £18.75 for that size. That is the main con of this product for me because I’m not willing to shell out that much all the time!

Honey I Washed My Hair Shampoo Bar 

In comparison to the tubs, the shampoo bars are much cheaper, retailing between £5.75 and £6.95, with Honey I Washed My Hair being at the cheaper end of the scale at £5.95. You also get a lot more bang for your buck with the shampoo bars if you know how to use them – again though you are at risk of using more than you need. All you do need is to wet the bar and rub it between your hands like soap – the lather from your hands will be enough as it really does lather quite quickly with little product. This means the shampoo bars last ages so they are good value for money. The smell from this one was really quite sweet so I would maybe pick a different one in future, but my hair looked healthy and bouncy after use. The only real con of the shampoo bars is that they’re more difficult to store especially when they’re wet after use – Lush do sell tins for them, but I find using a soap dish fine.

All in all I definitely think I’ll be trying some more shampoo bars in the future as I got just as good results and better value for money. I’ve got my eye on Jason and the Argan Oil!

Have you tried either of these? What would your Lush hair care recommendations be? Thank you for reading!

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  1. I have never tried a shampoo bar but I really want to give them a go. Great post lovely!

    Ella xx

    1. Thank you - it really surprised me how good it was! xx

  2. I use the shampoo bars as a make up brush and sponge cleanser, it works wonders and is much, much more affordable than the solid beauty blender cleanser. I stopped using them on my hair, though as they contain sulfates and I wanted to stop using those but you're absolutely right, they are very good value for money and they lather up A LOT which I personally like.

    1. I do love how much they lather! I hadn't thought about using them on my makeup brushes thanks for the tip :) x


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