Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Review: Lush Ultimate Shine Shampoo Bar

I bought this little baby about a month ago in the Lush shop in Newry for £4.65 and fell in love.  I'm all about the shiny hair, it's half the reason I dyed my mousey brown hair a lovely dark brown.  I'm now letting it fade/grow out while I decide what I next want to do with my hair.  In the meantime, I am using Lush's Ultimate Shine Shampoo Bar.

Lush says "Lovely smelling ylang ylang oil makes dull hair shiny; we’ve even added little bits of glitter to increase the dazzling effects."  I tried hard to get a photo showing the little bits of glitter in it, but alas, it wasn't meant to be.  I've used the bar over 10 times so far and there is still plenty of glitter to be seen.

Firstly, I love the smell.  It's a clean, fresh scent that isn't too overpowering.  I have a weird thing with fruity or sweet smelling shampoos and conditioners.  I just think my hair *feels* cleaner when I've used something with a clean scent.  Put it this way, whenever I'm picking out things like shower gels, it's usually the blue or green ones that I go for, they're generally the clean smelling ones in my book anyway!

This lathers so easily.  I used the Godiva Solid Shampoo Bar earlier in the year, and while I absolutely adore the smell of it (I just kept picking it up for a sniff when I'd walk by), it took a bit of work to get it to lather and it crumbled to bits as I got towards the end of it and made it hard to use.  Ultimate Shine lathers within seconds covering your head it lots of lovely bubbles :)

When I rinse it out of my hair, I'm left with squeaky clean hair, which is a must for me.  I need to hear the squeak to know when I dry my hair, I'm not going to be left with a big greasy head from any product residue.

Sometimes I'll condition my hair in the shower but mostly when I use Ultimate Shine Shampoo Bar, I'll use a leave-in conditioner.  My hair is left lovely and shiny which is what I'm all about.

Lush sells little tins to store the shampoo bars in, but I don't know how well that would work out.  At the moment, I leave mine sitting on top of a pot of cream and when it dries, it sticks to the lid of the pot.  I wonder if the shampoo would stick to the inside of the tin and how hard it would be to get it out!

I will most definitely repurchase :)


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