As you may remember, I recently attended the launch of Lush's new haircare range, and I got a few samples to take home with me to try. I went on the Friday night and received a sample of their new Big solid conditioner bar. I tried it once at the weekend and loved it so much that I bought it on the Tuesday.
As a lot of you may not have used one of their solid conditioner bars, I should explain first how to use them. This may not be how everyone uses them, but this is what I do. With this bar I have found it easier to break off a small piece, then rub it between my hands until it melts, and also press it down with my fingers into my palm so that it turns into more of a paste. Then I run it through the ends of my hair, and then the excess through the rest. For me, a piece the size of the finger nail on my thumb is about enough, just to give you a rough idea! It depends really on how much you want to use, I'd say some days when I feel like my hair needs a bit more I'll use extra. I've also heard that it's good to break a piece of and put it in a small bowl of hot water and let it melt into a liquid. I haven't tried this but feel free to see which works best for you!
I really love this bar as I find it is a lot different to the Jungle solid conditioner bar which I normally use. When you first lift the bar it starts to melt into your hands straight away, which reminds me a lot of one of their body butters. This makes it a lot easier to use with your hair. Scent wise, to me I smell a mixture of vanilla and coconut, and it's not too strong which is nice. Although my sister says she can smell it on my hair when I use it, whereas I can't really notice it! I never really believe products which say they'll give me more volume, as I've tried a few non Lush products and they've done nothing. However, when I used this and dried my hair, I could already see a slight lift in my hair, and I have very fine, flat hair. I haven't used it before, but I think this paired with the Big Shampoo would give lots of volume for those who love that in their hair products. The shampoo is definitely on my 'to buy' list now!
- Lovely creamy texture. A lot easier to massage into hair than the Jungle solid conditioner bar.
- Fresh scent, not too overpowering.
- Environmentally friendly. No packaging, which I love about the Lush products!
- Gives added volume
Overall, I love this conditioner bar. At £9.00 for those who live in the UK, some might find it a bit pricey, but I think it's worth it. Although I'm used to paying only £2.95 for the Jungle solid conditioner bar, this is almost twice the size (if you buy 100g), so you're getting more for only a little bit less, and it'll last longer depending on how much you use. From my sample pot alone which is very tiny, I got 5 uses because I feel I only need a small amount. If you'd like to check it out, click here to have a look online.
Have you used this conditioner before? If so, what were your thoughts?