So I mentioned in a post way before Christmas that I would be trying out soap and conditioner hair bars and sharing what I thought here after I used them up.
Before I get onto that, lets start with my washing and hair care habits, before trying these.
I wash my hair three times a week using a shampoo from a bottle. I don’t stick with a particular brand, as I like to swap and change it at times, as I think it helps the hair to have a change. I also like to have a change too.
When I shampoo my hair I mostly do it just the once, but about once, or twice in a month, I may shampoo my hair twice in that wash.
A shampoo bottle, based on a 200ml bottle will last me from either to not quite 3 months, to 3 months.
I use a leave-in conditioner for my hair, which I have been using for a couple of years, because I was finding conditioner that you use after shampoo seemed to make my hair a bit greasy, or flat all of a sudden. So after trying different ones, I went with the leave-in option.
These have worked well for me, but I did mention a time last year when all of a sudden my hair was going frizzy a bit more than normal. A reader recommended Creightons Frizz No More. I never heard of this one and so I shopped for this to try before contemplating on going back to a more expensive equivalent version. I have been using Creightons since it was recommended to me and I will continue to do so, when I need to. So this is part of my hair care now.
When blow drying my hair, I will spritz on a spray to protect my hair from the heat of the hairdryer. Although at times, I may not use it.
So the above is what I usually do, before trying these Lush bars. Now onto the Lush hair bars, as pictured at the start of my post.
I bought a ‘Jason and Argan Oil Shampoo Bar and ‘Big Solid Conditioner Bar.’
The ‘Jason and Argan Oil Shampoo Bar’ cost me £8 and the ‘Big Solid Conditioner Bar’ cost me £7 at the time of buying last year. These were recommended to me out of a few others, when I spoke with a member of staff in a Lush shop. So after speaking with her and seeing what they had, I came out with those. The service was brilliant I would like to add at this store.
While using these hair bars in the shower, I had both my bars here on my shower rack, as pictured below.
My hair routine of three times a week remained the same and during the time of using the shampoo bar, there were only two occasions where I washed my hair twice. While reviewing these hair bars, I did not use any of my usual products mentioned before, with exception of my spray to protect my hair while drying it with hairdryer.
When stopped using the conditioner bar, I then started using my leave in conditioner and Creightons Frizz No More again.
The Big Solid Conditioner Bar had a very faint smell, so would not clash with the lovely fragranced Jason and Argan Oil Shampoo Bar. It was a lovely nice size bar. This bar was bigger than my shampoo bar. I could smell the conditioner bar better when wet. But it was still a nice delicate smell.
First time using, it did not feel like any condioner was coming off the bar. I put the bar through my hair, as I have read other bloggers do.
From second time and onwards, I felt there was conditioner coming off the bar and onto my hair. But in the end, in just under 2 weeks, I stopped using the Big Solid Hair Conditioner Bar. This was because at first my hair looked like it wasn’t being conditioned, to quickly looking like there was residue in the back of my hair. And I rinsed my hair very well under the shower. More than I have ever had to do, to still see that my hair looked like there was residue in the back of my hair.
My hair texture changed. I did not like the feel of it and it was very static that all I could do was tie it back. It looked clean. But it didn’t feel like it.
The ‘Jason and Argan Shampoo Bar,’ I continued to use after I stopped using the conditioner bar.
This shampoo bar was a lovely smell and made my bathroom smell nice too. But it wasn’t an overpowering smell.
It was easy to lather up and my hair felt squeaky clean to start with. But at some point down the line, that squeaky clean feeling stopped. I only realised when I finished using the soap bar unexpectedly and, so washed my hair using shower gel and felt that squeaky clean feeling again. The shampoo hair soap finished unexpectedly because it just crumbled when getting it off my shower rack and I was dropping it all as I tried to lather it up. This is what was left, after picking it all up and putting it to one side on my sink, to take the photo.
This shampoo soap bar lasted me 7 weeks! No saving money is it? when my shampoo bottle lasts longer at near 3 months, to 3 months.
Had the hair conditioner bar been any good, I think that bar would have still been going on strong. But only for a another week I think. The shampoo bar, I am very disappointed in how long that lasted.
So my lasting impression when it comes to shampoo and conditioner hair bars is I will stick with the bottles. It certainly wasn’t saving money when it came to the shampoo bar. But the conditioner certainly did nothing for my hair and the shampoo bar I have doubts with in the long run when it came to cleaning my hair, because using this with my hair care products, my hair still did not feel like before when using shampoo out of a bottle. So no, I wouldn’t recommend, or convert.
One day I may treat myself to a different Lush product, when it comes to my body. But certainly not my hair.
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