Lush Shampoo and Conditioner Bars Review

Photograph by Tala Parker

Photograph by Tala Parker

Shampoo and conditioner bars have become increasingly popular. Many companies sell them in a variety of scents. They’re small, making them perfect for traveling as well as daily use. I bought mine at Lush because I could smell them before purchasing For the shampoo ($11-$16) I liked ‘soak and float’. I chose ‘big’ for my conditioner ($12-$13). I also bought the round tin to store the shampoo in and the square tin for the conditioner.

I love the shampoo and now use it in my hair care routine in leu of liquid shampoo. It gets very foamy with just a few rubs on my hands. One bar lasted me about a year, making the high price tag definitely worth the money. It smells delicious but isn’t overpowering. I also love it because it doesn’t seem to strip the moisture away from my hair. Previously, I was using a shampoo from Kiehl’s which smelled great but left my hair and scalp feeling dry. Soak and float, on the other hand, cleans my hair while also leaving it feeling healthy.

The conditioner, however, is hard to use and doesn’t last very long. It’s still great for traveling, but not ideal for everyday use. I find I can never get my hair to feel properly coated and within just a few washes I notice a sizable difference in the size of the bar. However, I do have long hair, so it might work pretty well for those with shorter hair. Big, similarly to soak and float, smells great but also isn’t overpowering (I’m pretty scent sensitive).

If you do get the bars, I highly recommend getting the tins to store them in. I leave my both of the bars in the tins except for the few seconds when I use them to prevent them from melting away in the shower. They’re also very light weight and are perfect for traveling. Plus, they can be reused for any other bar toiletry like body soap.

Overall, I’m super happy I made the switch and tried the Lush bars!

Photograph by Tala Parker

Photograph by Tala Parker