Monday, October 1, 2012

Review: LUSH Soak & Float Shampoo Bar

Happy Monday everyone! I hope all of you had a nice weekend like me. My family and I spent the whole Sunday in our place at Tagaytay with some family friends for my dad's birthday.. I really enjoyed eating a lot of delicious foods :)

For today's post, I decided to do a product review for LUSH Soak and Float Shampoo Bar. I have read and watched a lot of good reviews for this shampoo that it is great for itchy flaky scalp. I have been having problems with my scalp for a long time and I can't find a shampoo that works...I decided to try this because 1) I haven't tried a shampoo bar and 2) this is made by Lush and is popular among Lush fans.
Ingredients/Description from
- Antibacterial dandruff prevention -
"We’re just going to say it upfront: this shampoo bar smells like tar and campfires. A rather pungent shampoo bar, Soak and Float is incredibly effective at fighting flakes and dry scalps. Cade oil is what gives Soak and Float its distinctive smell, and works wonders against the microbes that cause dandruff, and it also works to alleviate bothered scalps that are dry and itchy. Lavender oil helps to improve the smell, and works its magic with marigold petals to soothe and clear up dry and irritated scalps. Don’t be ashamed, if you have dandruff all you need to do is Soak and Float."
- cleanses my hair and scalp really well. 
It made my hair feel lighter since it removes all excess oil that weighs down my hair. I really love the clean feel I get after every wash.
- Helped in lessening the itchiness of my scalp. 
There's definitely improvement in the condition of my scalp.

- A bar of this shampoo is said to last 80 washes. It's a really good deal for the price.
I think this can be true because it doesn't melt easily. I have used mine for a month already and it still looks the same as when I bought it.

- Lathers really well for a shampoo bar.
You just need to run it under water and rub your hands with it to create enough lather to coat your scalp and hair.

- LUSH is a cruelty-free brand that uses natural ingredients which is always a plus in my book.


- I hated the smell.
It really smells like smoke just like in the description. I love sweet smelling shampoos so this is a sacrifice for me. I don't like the idea that I smell like I've been sitting near a campfire when my bf is hugging me.

- It didn't totally helped in removing the flakes.
I used it very consistently and though it helped with regards to the itchiness, I still have flakes on my scalp.

- It dried up my hair and increased hair fall. 
This shampoo definitely needs a conditioner as a partner. The ends of my hair are so dry and tangled because this doesn't give any moisture to it. Also, I noticed a lot of hair falling whenever I shower.

- You can't use this directly on your scalp because it will break the strands.
I did this the first time I used it and I had a lot of hair falling due to breakage. It is really best to lather it on your hands and then apply it on your scalp.

This is a good clarifying shampoo. It definitely leaves your hair and scalp feeling light and clean after every wash. I just wish it works as great as what the reviews says with regards to dandruff treatment.

WILL I RE-PURCHASE? No. I wanted to try other shampoo bars from Lush once I've used this up...maybe Seanik or Godiva.

What is your favorite shampoo from Lush? Please share them with me so I can check them out too :)

Thanks for dropping by!


Janet said...

aww, too bad this didn't work as promise. I think most anti-dandruff shampoo does have the pungent smell because they included some ingredients on it in order to work on the itchiness and flakes. I, too have dandruff and itchy scalp and until now I have yet found the product that cure it..>_<

MAGGIE said...

Great review, Gale. I've never tried lush products but I'm glad you made a review on this one. Pls. do update us if you've found a better product. I have problems with my hair since it can be little itchy at times. I probably need an effective clarifying shampoo.

Mishelles Sleepy Time said...

I have always been curious about these when I go into Lush! That smell sounds really off putting! I love really clarifying shampoos, I might have to check out their range!

Crystal Gale said...

Janet, yeah..The ingredients for treating dandruff really smells unpleasant :(

Maggie - Sure! I will definitely update you guys if I found something worth using :)

Mishelles - Do try the SEANIK bar shampoo. I've heard good things about that being a good clarifying shampoo :)