Today’s review is going to be on the lovely Godiva. No, not Lady Godiva…this isn’t THAT kind of a blog. I’m talking about LUSH’s solid shampoo bar.
By now you should know I love my LUSH products and have not come across one product I have disliked. Their products are interesting, innovative and ‘green’. LUSH fights against animal testing and use only fresh ingredients, essential oils and safe synthetics (where needed). They are trying to reduce their carbon footprint by not using unnecessary packaging for their products and the packaging they do use is biodegradable (see below).
OK, so on with the review then!
What LUSH says: Our vegan, 2-in-1 shampoo bar cleans and conditions your hair with moisturising nut oils and shea butter. These butters and oils care for dry, processed locks and leave you with glossy, shiny, and softened tresses. Long used as a tonic for the hair and scalp, Jasmine also perfumes your locks with an ultra-sexy fragrance with serious staying power. Named after a certain naked protestor, Godiva gets to work sending a message to your hair. Wet both hair and the shampoo bar. Glide the shampoo bar down the length of your hair about three times (right, left and back). Work into a lather and rinse thoroughly. Follow with LUSH conditioner if needed.
My review: When I read about solid shampoo bars from LUSH, I knew I had to get one – it’s so intriguing! This is my first solid shampoo I have tried and will definitely be trying some of their other ones. It looks like compressed sprinkles of shampoo with other floral-looking ingredients. It has a fresh scent, perfect for those mornings when you’re still half-asleep when you get in the shower. I have highlighted long(ish) blonde hair that gets heat styled about 3 times a week. Because of the heat styling and highlighting my hair is damaged but I find this shampoo is delicate enough to clean my hair without leaving it dry and unmanageable but is also intense enough to remove product build-up. It lathers into a rich, luxurious consistency and leaves my hair with a lingering jasmine scent. I usually follow this with a treatment or my LUSH American Cream conditioner.
The pro: The bar lasts for about 60 – 80 washes (that’s a lot for such a small bar), considering I get about 20 – 30 washes from a normal 200ml bottle I’d say the price isn’t bad at all. It’s also travel friendly. The bar leaves no residue on my hair and gives soft, shiny hair with a pleasant scent. And, by making their shampoo bars solid they save over 450 000 liters of water every year!
The con: I can’t only use this bar for shampoo AND conditioning purposes (although LUSH says you can), I feel my hair isn’t as manageable (and gets a bit knotty and tangly) when I use just the bar without using a conditioner / treatment afterwards (this isn’t really a con though).
The price: R 85,00 (available at LUSH V&A Waterfront or LUSH Cavendish Square).
I can’t wait for our holiday at the end of September, we’re going to Cape Town again! I’ll definitely be stopping by a LUSH store to get more bath & shower goodies, I just need to remember to pack an extra suitcase!