Tuesday, 21 May 2013

Lush Haul - May 2013

Recently I've been having issues with my hair. Basically I've been getting this really greasy patch at the back of my head straight after washing my hair. It isn't due to not rinsing enough as I spend ages doing that. I thought it was down to the Tresemme products I was using but then I realised it started happening with other shampoos such as Head and Shoulders and a clarifying one as well.






I decided that I wanted to try a more natural shampoo and conditioner to see if that would get rid of my very annoying greasy patch. This is where Lush comes in. I've tried their liquid shampoos before and loved them but I fancied going for a solid one this time. I spent some time looking through the different variations online before visiting the store so I already knew I wanted the Jumping Juniper bar and after chatting to the friendly assistant Katie (Newcastle store), I knew this was the right choice. This is the best option for greasy hair as it contains Juniper oil for controlling sebum production along with rosemary and lavender for their antimicrobal properties.


L-R: Shampoo Tin, Jumping Juniper Shampoo Bar, Jungle Solid Conditioner


Katie explained that you only need to rub this on your wet hair three times to create enough lather to wash your hair and having used this twice now I can confirm that is definitely the case! I think this bar will last for a very long time and I bought a shampoo tin to help keep it dry when it's stored in the bathroom. A great tip Katie gave me was if you place some ribbon in the tin before the shampoo bar, it makes it super easy to get the bar back out of the tin next time you use it. I think these tins are good for travelling too. 

I've tried Lush liquid conditioners before and I wasn't that impressed as I felt like they didn't put enough moisture into my hair and I felt unable to brush through my damp hair as it was knotty. Despite this I decided to try a solid conditioner called Jungle which contains ingredients like cocoa butter, bananas and avocado. I've also used this a few times in combination with the Jumping Juniper shampoo and I'm really impressed. Whilst I'm in the shower this doesn't feel very conditioning on the hair but I found it easy to brush through afterwards using my tangle teezer and once dry it feels nice and healthy. Using these products leaves a gorgeous scent in my hair too! Love it!

Just in case you're wondering, my greasy patch disappeared after the first wash and hasn't returned yet so fingers crossed!




A product that Katie recommended when I explained that although my hair gets greasy quickly, it's also quite dry at the ends, is the R&B Hair Moisturiser. This is a leave in moisturiser to use after shampooing and conditioning your hair. It's quite expensive at £10.95 for a 100g pot but when I tried combing a little through my hair with my fingers it seemed really soft so that was my decision made! I haven't given this a proper try on wet hair yet so I can't really comment on how good it is at this stage.





On the way over to the till I decided to purchase some soap as I fancied a change from shower gels and hand washes so I picked up a bar of Rock Star soap which I've purchased multiple times before. It's a really sweet, girly scent and it's a bright pink bar too! I haven't started using this yet but I keep returning to my Lush bag and sniffing it. Ahh it's so good!





My final item was a sneaky, well placed Sweetie Pie Shower Jelly right next to the till. This is another product I've had before so I knew how delicious the scent of this one was so I immediately exclaimed "I'll take one of these too!". This is a very unique product as you wouldn't normally wash yourself with jelly but it really works! I take a small amount of this and rub it into my shower scrunchie and it does a lovely job of foaming up. The product looks great in the pot too as it has blue glitter in it!

So I went into Lush for a shampoo bar and ended up spending £30.00! Ah well, I had fun and I'm really enjoying the new scents in my bathroom. 

Do you ever shop at Lush? What are your favourite products?
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  1. I love Rockstar soap, one of my faves!

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    1. Ahh it's so dreamy! I can't stop sniffing my skin when I've used it! xx

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  2. The R&B moisturizer sounds lovely. Great haul x

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  3. These sound like fab products. :) x

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    1. Hehe I'm happy with my purchases :D xx

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  4. Oh what a great haul! I love the Rockstar soap, it's on of my favs! And I haven't actually tried any of the hair products, but may have to check them out now!! :)

    xox

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    1. Thanks :) It's so sweet and lovely! Yeah you definitely should, maybe you could get samples in store xx

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  5. Sweetie Pie shower gel is so much fun and smells amazing! I'm really intrigued by the hair moisturiser and I hear the BIG shampoo is amazing x

    shotofbeautyblog.blogspot.co.uk x

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    1. Hehe yeah it's so different and smells great! Ooh I fancy trying the BIG shampoo actually xx

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  6. I am so jealous, I want to do a Lush haul xx

    http://beautyqueenuk.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Aww hope you get to do one soon :D xx

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  7. Oooo I love the rockstar soap! Such a great haul, quite jealous xx

    Amy / srslylou

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    1. Hehe I'm loving all the lovely smells the products are giving off in my bathroom :D xx

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  8. Ooh my hair has an issue with getting really greasy in my fringe really quickly. Might have to try one of these also. Let us know how you get on!

    http://nataliewrites.co.uk x

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    1. Ah yes, I have been getting on great so far so it's looking good :D xx

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  9. Love Lush will be purchasing the R&B hair moisturiser next time I am in!

    www.littlepieceofbeauty.com

    xx

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    1. Ah cool, hope you like it :) xx

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  10. I've never tried lush shampoo's before I think I will look into it
    http://www.joannavictoria.co.uk/

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    1. Yeah I'm super impressed so far so it's worth a look :) xx

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  11. I'm so intrigued by solid shampoos and conditioners now, they've never really caught my eye in the past as they just seemed as though they'd be too much hassle, but having read this the shampoo you got sounds really good.
    Nothing like a good Lush haul to make you feel pampered :)
    Hope you're well hun.
    Mel xx

    melswallofmirrors.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. I'm really enjoying using them and they haven't been any hassle :) My hair and scalp feel so clean lately and I haven't had the greasy patch! Yeah that's true! Thanks Mel, hope you are well too xx

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