Lush is a hit or miss brand to me,while I have found items that's I have repuchased more than once (Shampoo bars in Montabalno and Goldiva), there are others that I do not care about (body soaps) or loathe with gritted teeth. Today, I will show you another two that didn't agree with my scalp.
I Love Juicy is a shampoo with oils and juices of tropical fruits. One thing I like about Lush Shampoo is that, they are more concentrated than drugstore brands so the unit price is rather affordable. The gel shampoo is no different so I need a small glob for my my head.
Juicy smells...like juices on the brink of turning stale (neither freshly squeezed or straight up sour), just weakily acidic. It cleanses well but triggers a bad cases of itchy/oily scalp. I decided to call it quit after two weeks since it also caused breakout along my hair line. Normally I have no problem finishing up unwanted shampoo (undergarment detergent) but I am struggling with this one. I prefer my undies to smell like (nothing, ideally) something that's not unfresh tropical juice.
Next up, a fail in the solid department.
There was a bit of misunderstanding between me and the Avocado Cowash: How am I supposed to use it? The conditioning shampoo bar, which is soft and has the texture of chilled lotus seed paste (ever had mooncake?) which doesn't really foam.
When I break a piece trying to lather up in my hair, it sinks in like a piece of gum. Lucikly, with lots of rubbing and actual shampoo, it goes away eventually (leaving a bit of greasy ick). I am sure there is some way to work the magic for dry ends but I am too scarred from my experience to try it for the fourth time. It's such a shame since I really like the sharp fruit smell.
IngredientsFair Trade Organic Cocoa Butter (Theobroma Cacao) , Rosemary; Lavender Flower and Nettle Infusion (Rosmarinus Officinalis; Lavandula Angustifolia; Urtica Dioica) , Fresh Avocado (Persea gratissima) , Cupuacu Butter (Theobroma Grandiflorum) , Sodium Laureth Sulfate , Glyceryl Stearate & PEG-100 Stearate , Cetearyl Alcohol and Sodium Lauryl Sulfate , Fragrance , Glycerine , Extra Virgin Olive Oil (Olea europaea) , Disodium Laureth Sulfosuccinate , Cider Vinegar , Guar Gum (Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride) , Bergamot Oil (Citrus Aurantium bergamia) , Litsea Cubeba Oil , Olibanum Oil (Boswella Carterii) , Gardenia Extract (Gardenia jasminoides) , Amyl Cinnamal , *Cinnamal , *Cinnamyl Alcohol , *Citral , *Limonene , *Linalool , Chlorophyllin . *Occurs naturally in essential oils