Tuesday, 28 August 2012

Lush 'New' Shampoo Bar Review

When I decided to start growing my hair out one of the first things I did was look everywhere for a shampoo that would help it to get longer. After a long search I decided to go with Lush because their products are completely natural and didn't think that pumping my hair full of chemicals would help it to grow. I went into my local Lush store and was recommended their 'New' shampoo bar. Before we get started I'd just like to apologise for using a stock photo, I forgot to take a picture before I used my bar and it become a little unpresentable!

I'd heard positive reviews about their other shampoo bars so I decided to try it out. To use it you can either lather it up in your hands like a regular bar of soap or you can rub it straight onto your hair. I think that the actual shampoo bar is a great idea because it doesn't have packaging so it's good for the environment, as is every Lush product in its own way. And you can't forget that Lush are 100% anti animal testing which is a massive pro for me because I'm a vegetarian, but sadly that's where the praise stops.

Photo Credit: https://www.lush.co.uk

 Though it definitely kept my hair clean it wasn't for me at all. I have very thick hair so I needed to really lather it up in my hands, which seriously dried my skin out. This also meant that because I had to use so much, it only lasted for about 2 weeks. Since I'd read that other peoples' reviews that said theirs lasted well over a month I was slightly annoyed! I also didn't notice any hair growth. I've mentioned before that I'm not naturally blonde so it's easy to see how much my hair has grown by looking at my roots. I started using this about two weeks after I dyed my hair, which is the period when my roots really start coming through, and if anything they stayed back! It also has a really spicy scent which, as a personal preference, isn't for me at all. I prefer sweeter scents, especially when it comes to shampoo.

Overall I'm disappointed in this particular shampoo bar because it didn't do what it said on the tin and it made my skin really dry. This being said, I love Lush and can't be mad at them. Though I didn't have a very enjoyable experience with this particular shampoo bar I'm definitely up for trying another. I wouldn't recommend the New bar if you have thick hair or dry skin.

You can find out more about New here.
Are you a fan of any Lush shampoo bars?


  1. I want to try a Lush product of some kind so badly, but whenever I'm within a a few yards of the store my head just instantly pounds so I can never go in there! Some goodies may have to be on my christmas wishlist this year! I know what you mean with having a lot of hair, my boyfriend laughs at how quickly I go through shampoo and conditioner but I need to use loads otherwise I don't end up washing my hair properly. It's such a pain haha! Hope you find another shampoo soon! xx

  2. first I wanted so say "it looks so delicious" )))) Love LUSH for their ideas ))


  3. It's a shame this shampoo wasn't so good, but I find I don't like their shampoo bars either. I used 'Seanik' (the blue one) and I found my hair ended up even drier than usual, and didn't look very clean, which is odd. It says it gives hair volume & makes it softer, but neither claim held up! Think I'll stick to their bubble bars in future x
    Sirens and Bells

  4. Ooh this is interesting!
    I've never bought a shampoo bar before and I really want to try one now! :)

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  5. wow, this is unique! but sometimes lush is a hit and miss with hair, because everyones hair is different :/ i may have to give it a go! but it looks like it will make my hair dress :( xx


  6. oh wow, i've never seen anything like that before.
    it looks like a challenge to use it, hehe. awesome post! :)

    hope you have a fab day hun! ~ XO
    Chriissydollxo's Blog

  7. I'm glad I read this as I was going to try these. Did you find anything that helped your hair grow? I'm trying to growm mine out too!


  8. I'm not keen on any lush products as they all contain so much perfume and I have quite sensitive skin. Maybe that's why your hands dried out.

    Sheree x


  9. I love Lush products but I've never tried this one before. After reading your review I don't think I will! xxx

  10. Aw no that's such a shame, it looks so nice as well! I've never really used many lush products aoart from a few bath bombs I got as gifts! x

  11. I've never tried anything from blush and now I have a feeling that I won't be trying this as my first purchase. Such a shame that it was no good, spicy does seem like a weird fragrance from shampoo? Great post though, very informative!


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  13. Great review. Will have to try this.

    Sadie x


  14. I love lush but i must admit their shampoos/conditioners don't appeal to me at all for the reason you experienced! Great review :) xo


  15. I really want to try the shampoo bars but i just find the concept of them so unusual aha!
    Natalie xx

  16. Hey hun! I'm sorry this didn't work well for you as I love it so much! It's the only shampoo bar I have tried from LUSH though. I have found it works better if I rub it directly onto my hair, which produces a much thicker lather and I don't need to use too much product. Let us know if you happen to try out some other LUSH shampoo bars! x

  17. Such a strange product, I don't really see the appeal in it, think it would be harder than using actual shampoo. Although I do love Lush so much :D


  18. I use the Godiva one and its actually had a brilliant effect on my hair letting it grow and adding shine. Each shampoo is different for everyones hair/scalp though :)

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