Apparently, I’m late to the ‘bar shampoo’ party, but whatever. Better late than never, right? I’ve purchased a few bar shampoos from LUSH but this has been the only one I’ve gotten a chance to try. It’s called “Brazilliant” and is a little orange disk that smells unbelievable (as all LUSH products do, I guess). It’s a solid bar that is supposed to ‘tame unruly locks’ with it’s strengthening andiroba oil, specifically thick and curly hair. No one believes me until they see pictures, but my hair naturally is the definition of unruly. It’s frizzy, it’s curly, it’s all over the place and I can’t control it. I’d give this bar a solid (no pun intended) 6/10 and here’s why:
Can’t be beaten in the smell category – it smells heavenly and delicious but you rarely find a LUSH product that would fail in this category
I feel like if my shampoo doesn’t suds, it’s not working. This is a fairly sudsy bar and I loved the lather, so I thought it worked well
For a bar of shampoo, it was decently priced. 55g bar costs $10.95, which is way cheaper than the shampoo I usually buy from the salon (Kevin Murphy is always shampoo king). I wash my hair almost every day (gym life) and this bad boy lasted me a good month and a half. I did store it in the metal container I got from LUSH, which helped keep it away from moisture that could speed up it wearing down.
Although it bragged to make my hair tamer, I didn’t find it to be the case. My hair was definitely soft but in no way did this tame my wild lion mane.
There’s no good way to store this thing. You can buy metal containers at LUSH that store their bar soaps, but the round container just fits the soap and once it gets wet then dries in the container, it’s hard to get out with wet hands. The associate recommended I put a piece of string underneath so it was easier to lift out but I’m not looking to MacGyver my shampoo experience, so I never did. I basically just rubbed the bar on my head while it sat in the metal container.
The other con was that I found the oil separated from the bar itself and sat on the top in a sticky pile and if I got a chunk of that in my hair, it took forever to get it out because it just kept lathering.
Have you tried bar shampoos? Did you have better luck than me? Would love to hear your thoughts!