Last Updated on 16th October 2023 by Sarah Sarsby

Lush Jumping Juniper Shampoo Bar image
Credit: Lush

For today’s post, I’m really happy to say I’ve got another fabulous guest post from my beautiful sister reviewing the Lush Shampoo Bar.

This is the second time my sister has written a guest post for my site and I’m so excited because her writing is great and I always want to hear her thoughts on everything. Her last post was on dealing with difficult, dry skin – you should definitely check it out if you have sensitive or dry skin!

Solid shampoo bars have been the hype recently due to them being environmentally-friendly through no plastic packaging. Plus, they’re supposed to work wonders on your hair, what’s not to like?

Admittedly, I’ve been dubious as to how well solid shampoo bars would work, though, but I’ll take the plunge if my sister says they’re good!

I hope you enjoy the post and let’s see if the Lush Shampoo Bars are actually decent…

Recently I’ve become more and more aware of my impact on the environment. I am a big believer in gradually making lots of small changes that eventually make a huge difference to the planet. But I also believe that alternative, environmentally friendly products and methods do not have to be lower in quality.

Lush is an international brand that is known for having vegetarian, handmade products that are not tested on animals and contain no harsh chemicals. To add to the list, Lush offers packaging-free products or packaging that is 100% recyclable or reusable. The honest and environmentally friendly ethos has always attracted me to Lush and is the reason why I searched their range of shampoo bars first.

Intrigue mixed with some scepticism is what led me to purchase a shampoo bar. I’ve seen them on social media before, advertised as a much more natural and eco-friendly alternative to the more popular liquid shampoo. However, I was worried about their effectiveness as well as how long they last for compared to regular shampoos.

When I went into the Lush store, I asked an assistant about the bars and she told me that one shampoo bar lasts for 80-100 washes, which is more than a regular bottle of shampoo. She also showed me the range of bars that cater to different types of hair, as well as how to use it in the shower.

I opted for the Jumping Juniper bar costing £8.00, as it provides a deep clean while regulating the scalp’s natural sebum production and adding more shine to the hair.

I also purchased the round tin for £2.50 to accompany it as the bar has a strong purple colour, which I didn’t want to clean up on my white bathtub!

Lush Round Tin image
Credit: Lush

First impressions

On my first try, I wet my hands and the bar under the shower, lathered the bar in my hands and massaged the bubbles into my scalp and pulled it through to the ends. It didn’t bubble up anywhere near as much as ordinary shampoo, although it definitely felt like a little went a long way.

A small amount of product covered my whole head and it rinsed out easily, leaving behind a lovely smell of lavender. After my hair dried, it felt incredibly clean without the irritation that regular shampoos can often leave behind.

After continued usage

My hair is definitely less oily at the roots while being shinier. I am also finding that I need to wash my hair less often. For me, this is a massive plus as I hate the hassle of needing to style my hair after every shower.

Being packaging-free, the bar makes me think about the plastic that I am saving as well as how natural the ingredients are. It really is a win-win!

Final thoughts

I couldn’t be more impressed with my shampoo bar. For the price, Lush’s bar is perhaps still more expensive than regular shampoo. However, the price difference is marginal depending on whether you usually buy a more upmarket brand.

For me, I am happy to invest in a product that for me is more effective, but also has the added bonus of being a natural, clean product that is environmentally friendly.

If you’ve been thinking of switching shampoos, I’d highly recommend giving Lush’s shampoo bars a go!

Since my sister said that the Lush Shampoo Bars are amazing, I went out and bought my own. I’m yet to try it, but I’m expecting great things!

It’s nice to know that the shampoo bars are both eco-friendly and effective, so you can do your bit for the environment without sacrificing quality.

Have you ever tried a shampoo bar before and if so, what did you think? I’d love to hear about your experiences.