I’ve mentioned that Lush’s Soak and Float Bar is a great dandruff shampoo, but the fact is that I’m a fan of all their shampoo bars. I notice that these bars clean well but don’t dry my hair out and they all smell so original!
Some of you may be concerned that a bar shampoo bar will leave residue. All I can say is: one person’s residue is another person’s leave-in conditioner! In all seriousness, I can’t say that I’ve never noticed them leaving any residue on my hair, and I’ve tried them all. My hair has certainly never felt limp or looked lackluster after using a shampoo bar and those are two signs of a product leaving residue on your hair. I also haven’t had to wash my hair more often than when I used to use a liquid shampoo. I do think that shampoo bars will work for almost all hair types.
The unadventurous among you might be afraid of using a shampoo bar. Do they work? Do they clean your hair? Is your hair going to get super-tangled?
Yes, the shampoos work and yes they do clean your hair. You can avoid tangles as well.
You can use a shampoo bar in two ways. The first way is to rub the bar in your hands so that you get some lather and then work rub this lather into your scalp and through your hair. If you have longer hair, it might be a better idea to rub the shampoo bar directly into your hair. First rub the bar on to your head and then rub it into the rest of your hair. The key is not to go back and forth. Instead, rub the bar in a downwards direction a few times and then put the shampoo bar down and work a lather into your hair using your hands. The bars are concentrated so it really shouldn’t be too much of a problem. Using the shampoo bar helps avoid tangled hair.
My favorite shampoo bar is called Hybrid– a shampoo + conditioner that is super moisturizing. If you haven’t ever tried Lush shampoo bars, go ahead and take the plunge. The bars last anywhere from 3 to 4 months and are especially great for traveling because they are so portable.