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Lush Fair Trade Honey Shampoo
Member Name: shirleyleunicorn
Lush Fair Trade Honey Shampoo
Date: 28/01/13, updated on 28/05/13 (34 review reads)
Advantages: Makes you hair feel and smell nice
I bought this Fair Trade Honey Shampoo from Lush for the quite astonishingly high price of £7.00 for a small 110g bottle; the smallest size this shampoo is available in to the best of my knowledge. It is a lot for a shampoo, undeniably, and normally I would only consider spending from one to two pounds on a regular sized shampoo bottle, but then again, this is from Lush which is not a cheap store, and a natural product like this is clearly not cheap to obtain.
It states that the natural properties of the shampoo meant that they did not need to put any preservatives in the shampoo, which is always a bonus; I don't like having additives in my product if they are not truly necessary.
The thing I love about Lush products is the yellow sticker they stick on to each of their products with the name of the person who made the product, the date it was made and the use by date. This is sort of a guarantee that your product is genuine and that it is fresh (and you know who to blame if it isn't!). This product is packaged in a small see through plastic bottle (said to be made from 100% recycled plastic) so that you can see the honey shampoo inside, with a black cap which can be flipped on and off so that you can squeeze the shampoo out. This cap can also be screwed on and off. Around the bottle is a paper label with simple details and instructions and details on it. It looks pretty typical of a Lush product.
This shampoo is quite small and therefore it could probably be taken on short trips when you do not want to be carrying full sized shampoos around.
The instructions state as follows:
"Work gently and thoroughly through hair to create lather, then rinse away. One light lather is enough."
This feels comfortable on your scalp, and it feels quite mild and gentle, lathering into foam easily. As the instructions dictate, you do not need a lot of shampoo per wash. It can be easily rinsed off, though the smell still lingers. As a shampoo, I feel that it is overall very effective. My hair felt softer and very clean after use, and it was effective at removing grease and making your hair feel better. The fact that it is such a natural product is a pleasant addition to this.
To be honest, the smell was not all that great when at first I lathered it in my hair- it wasn't vile but then it wasn't as amazing as I thought they'd be either. However, when my hair dried, the smell started to smell lovely, like the honey and flowers that it is supposed to smell like. The smell is not overpowering, but it is nice and it is a very nice difference from the ordinary chemical smelling shampoos that you usually find. It is a rather soothing smell and I find that it helps me to relax. The smell also lingers in your hair long after you shower which is nice.
I would recommend you to try this shampoo, despite its obviously large price tag for such a small bottle, as it is a lovely and natural product that makes your hair feel clean and refreshed, not to mention lovely smelling. However, because of the price, I am afraid that this will not be too much of a frequent buy for me, instead being an occasional indulgence. Though once you use the shampoo it makes it seem like it is all worth buying it, the £7.00 still is very steep for a shampoo and so I can only give this 4 out of 5 stars.
Summary: Nice honey shampoo