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.
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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?