Review: Lush Reincarnate Solid Shampoo

This is a review of the Lush Reincarnate solid shampoo. This is one of the things I purchased in a haul which I posted before, and is not available in Japan or the US.

What it does: (from the Lush UK website)
Brunettes and redheads, step this way! Reincarnate is specially made to put life and shine into dark hair, making it look healthy and bursting with rich, natural-looking colour. Whether you’re a natural brunette or need a little assistance to go over to the dark side, Reincarnate is the shampoo to choose to keep your colour looking vibrant.

Price: around $8 for 100g.  This lasts me 6 to 8 weeks.

Availability: This product is only available through Lush UK online, or at select Lush UK stores

Scent:  smells earthy, similar to rosemary.  Unlike many Lush products, this does not have a strong smell and I need to intentionally sniff it to smell it.

Pros:

  • This is one of the few Lush solid shampoos that does not strip my hair or make it feel squeaky
  • Although this contains henna, it rinses clean and does not bleed onto my towels

Cons:

  • I don’t know if it really my hair color to look vibrant

Would I repurchase? Maybe. Other bloggers have mentioned that this made their hair feel straw-like, which did not happen for me. I like that it rinses clean and does not strip my hair, but I really didn’t feel that it did much.

Hope you enjoyed this review!

xoxo, K

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Review: Lush Gentle Lentil solid shampoo – only available in the UK!

This is a review of the Lush Gentle Lentil solid shampoo. This is one of the things I purchased in a haul which I posted before, and is not available in Japan or the US.

What it does: (from the Lush website)

A decoction of lentils makes a fantastic ingredient for this beautiful solid shampoo. It’s suitable for most hair types, but is particularly good to soften long, tangled or flyaway hair. Gentle Lentil’s mild formula also makes it a great choice for children and they’ll love its delicious vanilla ice-cream fragrance, which is the same as that used in our best-selling Butterball bath bomb.

Price:
4.95 GBP (around $8)

Scent: This product has a very sugary scent. However it did not linger in my hair. 
Pros:
  • Compared to other Lush solid shampoos that I have used, this product was more moisturizing and did not leave my hair feeling stripped
  • This product makes a thick lather, but only if I use a face wash net.
Cons:

  • This is a very soft soap. I first left it in my shower, but it melted easily.
  • I felt that this product did not rinse out well, and left a residue on my hair.
  • This product has small beans in it. As usual, I don’t understand why Lush puts food products in its soaps!

Would I repurchase? No.  I did not like that this product left a residue on my hair!

I liked the scent and I liked the lather, so I was hoping this product would work for me! Hope you enjoyed this review!

xoxo, K

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I hauled at Lush UK…

Yes, I know… I’m supposed to be using my stash.  But um… I caved.

I hauled some stuff from Lush UK.

(deep breath)

Lush stuff is cheaper in the UK, and can be bought online. The trade off is that the shipping is INCREDIBLY expensive. Still, there are products which are less than half the price in the UK when compared to other countries. There are also products which are only available in the UK. Anyway, on to my haul!

Let the Good Times Roll cleanser

Rose Jam shower gel

Slammer shower gel
Sonic Death Monkey shower gel

Gentle Lentil solid shampoo 

Banana Moon soap

Orange Jelly hand and body soap

Queen of Hearts soap

Reincarnate solid shampoo

Pineapple Grunt soap

Reviews coming soon!

xoxo, K

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Review: Lush Squeaky Green Solid Shampoo – the most popular solid shampoo in Kobe???

(purchased product)

This is a review of the Lush Squeaky Green solid shampoo. When I went to the Lush store, the sales associate told me that this is their most popular solid shampoo!  I have purchased a few of the Lush solid shampoos before, and I have previously done a review of Lush Godiva before as well.

In Japan, this product is called 柊の贈りもの (Hiiragi no okurimono, “the gift of hollys”).

What it does: (from the Lush UK website)
Nettle is great for the scalp and gives shine to the hair. Rosemary is antiseptic and a great hair and scalp tonic. Peppermint is great for stimulating the scalp and increasing blood flow to the roots, whilst tea tree is antimicrobal and will help with any dandruff. The beautiful green herby fragrance will last on your hair for hours. We wanted this to be a back to basic bar that had the best of nature in here – because if we look after Mother Nature, she will look after us. 

Price: 5.50GBP, 850 JPY, 11.95USD.  Interestingly enough, with the current exchange rate, this product is cheaper in Japan than in the UK. It is nearly 40% more expensive in the US than in Japan!

Scent: this product smells like Lush stores.  It has that herbally scent that you can smell from Lush stores 100 feet away.

Pros:

  • This product left my hair feeling soft and my scalp feeling clean

Cons:

  • This product is full of herbal bits, and hurts my hands when I try to lather with it! (I know some people rub the shampoo bar directly on their hair. I find that I get too much product in my hair if I do that)

Notes about Lush solid shampoos:

  • Lush solid shampoos have a lot of air incorporated in them. They contain less product than soaps of the same size.
  • They melt very quickly in warm or damp environments.
  • This product lasted me 35 days. Compared with bottled shampoos, they do not last very long. (Lush says that they last as much as 3 medium sized bottles, which is not the case for me)
  • Solid shampoos in general are a little difficult to use. I like to rub them in my hands and then rub the lather into my hair. 

Would I repurchase?  No. While this isn’t a bad product, I don’t really like the execution. I felt like I was rubbing a ball of twigs in my hands every time I tried to get lather with this product.

Hope you enjoyed this review!

xoxo, K

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Review: Lush Roots Scalp Cream – a minty scalp treatment

(Purchased product)

I have a ton of hair but it tends to fall flat. I don’t really like using hair products on my roots since they often irritate my scalp. I was pretty interested to try this product which claims to add body to fine hair.

This product is called “Genjitsu Tohi” (現実頭皮) in Japan.  This is a funny pun – the characters mean “Real Scalp”, and it is also a homonym for “現実逃避” (“Running away from reality”).

What it does: (from the Lush UK website)
A stimulating treatment for people with thin or fine hair. Fine hair needs careful looking after – and this treatment is packed full of ingredients to revitalise from root to tip. Starting with three kinds of mint to stimulate the scalp and hair follicles, olive oil to give condition and strength, honey to soften and soothe and nettle absolute for shine. We’ve topped this off with a delicate perfume containing sweet orange oil, neroli and grapefruit oil all known to be cheerful and uplifting. Together these are the foundations to build great hair.

How to use:
Apply the product to the scalp when the hair is dry, then leave it on for 20-30 minutes before shampooing it out.  The Lush website suggests using 1/4 of the pot for short hair and 1/2 of the pot for longer hair.  I used much less than that.

Price: 9.95 GBP/225g, $19.95/8.4oz, 1880JPY/225g.  This is in Lush’s big black pots. I really wish Lush would come out with small sizes of all of their products. It is hard to drop $20 for a product you have never tried!

Pros:

  • This product leaves a minty feel on your scalp and is quite refreshing
  • This product left my hair feeling very soft and clean

Cons:

  • This product is a really thick cream. It was really hard to apply it on to my scalp.  I like to dampen my hair before applying this product, which helps make the application smoother.
  • This product is relatively expensive, so I only used it on my scalp.  
Would I repurchase? Maybe.  At the UK price of 10GBP, I think this is a great product for the price. At the Japan/US price, it seems a little expensive for what it does.
I purchased this product in a haul from the Lush UK website. I strongly suggest that if you want to try out a bunch of Lush products, especially their products in black tubs, order them off of the Lush UK website. When I was in a Lush store in the US, the sales associate even told me that it is much cheaper to buy these products from the Lush UK website!
Hope you enjoyed my review!
xoxo, K
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