Lush Jumping Juniper is a solid shampoo bar with junpirberry, lavender, rosemary, lemon and lime oils, designed to regulate sebum production, clear the scalp and give shine. It's priced at £5.50 for a 50g bar.
This was my second solid shampoo, so I'd already got used to using it and prefer it really over the traditional liquid shampoos. I rub the bar over my hair a little to create a lather and then massage it through, but you can also lather it in your hands and then use the lather to wash your hair.
It lathers up nicely and it smells really nice. I was a bit worried that the scent might bother me (I bought it online so hadn't smelt it before!) because I really dislike the smell of laveneder, but thankfully I don't notice the lavender in it at all, it just smells nice and fresh and citrussy.
It makes a lovely soft lather and rinses out easily leaving my hair very smooth. Once it's dry my hair feels quite soft, but I couldn't get away without using conditioner, and I don't think it makes a difference to how shiny my hair is.
The main reason I chose this particular shampoo bar was it's claim at regulating sebum production on the scalp and therefore making the hair less greasy, but I didn't find it had any effect on my greasy roots (unlike their Seanik shampoo bar which worked a treat!).
I'm kind of on the fence with this one. It's a decent enough shampoo, it cleans my hair and leaves it looking perfectly fine, but it doesn't have any added benefit for me, so I won't be buying it again.
I am a little late in catching on to the whole Lush phenomenon, as despite buying bath bombs and bubble bars as gifts for my daughters who are both Lush fans and also enjoying browsing round the wonderfully scented Lush store, I had never actually tried any of their products myself until recently, when I was given this pretty looking shampoo bar as a birthday gift.
I was determined to actually use the product this time, as I must confess I was given a couple of Lush products two or three years back and never actually got round to use them, giving them to my daughter instead.
I don't think this Jumping Juniper shampoo bar would have been something I would have ever got round to buying for myself as I couldn't see how this could possibly be as good as shampoo from a bottle. A bar of shampoo just didn't seem right somehow, but I was however, suitably intrigued.
Lush do solid and liquid shampoos and even though I would have opted for the liquid variety if it was down to me, I could recall hearing some positive reviews on these solid bar shampoos.
Designed to get greasy hair jumping, this Jumping Juniper shampoo bar is made from lavender and rosemary, as well as lemon, lime and juniperberry oils to help control oily hair and is bright purple in colour. Rosemary and lavender infusions are antimicrobal and help soothe and protect the scalp, whilst Juniperberry oil helps control scalp sebum production. The lemon and lime essential oils give shine to the hair.
Juniperberry oil has many good properties which can be beneficial to skin, and the antiseptic quality of the oil is good at helping skin problems. It is extracted from the fresh ripe berries of this shrub by steam distillation. As the Juniperberry oil helps the scalp produce less sebum which is what makes your roots oily, I thought this would be a good product for me to try as I do suffer from oily roots.
Lush state that by taking out the water and turning the shampoo solid, it also removes the need to add preservatives and so these shampoo bars have a great natural quality.
Using the shampoo bar was surprisingly easy and I must admit I wasn't expecting a solid product to be so easy to apply. Simply hold it as if it were a bar of soap and gently rub it over the top of your head. It did begin to form a slight lather as I did this, but I found once I placed the bar back on the side of the bath and began rubbing my hair and massaging the shampoo into my scalp, it lathered up really well. It actually lathered up better than many liquid shampoos I have used. Therefore the application process was much better than I had anticipated as using this shampoo bar didn't require much effort at all and gave a great lather.
It has a wonderful fruity fragrance with only a slight tinge of lavender which I was pleased about as I am not a big fan of lavender.
I wash my hair nearly every day because of my oily roots and whilst using this shampoo bar has not seen me needing to wash my hair less often, it certainly cleans my hair and leaves it soft and shiny and I can smell the product on my hair for much of the day.
It rinses out easily and leaves behind no residue and so my hair feels light, fresh and vibrant.
I did think prior to using this shampoo bar that these products were overpriced but my opinion has changed since using my shampoo bar and I now think it is actually quite good value for money. I've used this bar for a couple of weeks but it is still a decent size and I should imagine it will last another three weeks or so as I haven't used half of it yet.
Jumping Juniper shampoo bar is something I will definitely purchase for myself after I have used it all and my experience of this product has made me want to try other Lush products. I am starting to see what all the fuss is about!
A 55g bar costs £5.25 and it is possible to buy a shampoo bar tin to store it in priced at £2.50.
I first decided to try this shampoo after reading about it in a magazine. The magazine recommended it was good for greasy hair which I have recently been suffering from.
The product costs £5 from Lush. The product smells great. The main advantage of this shampoo for me is that it keeps my hair really clean. I have gone from washing my hair every day to every other day. It really removes build up of product aswell.
I find that this shampoo lathers up really well. I was skeptical at first about washing my hair with a bar of soap, but it works well. I usually lather the soap in my hands and apply the foam to my hair.
This is on the pricier side for shampoo. Lush claim it will last for 100washes. I am now on my second bar and in my experience (with shoulder length hair) it did not last this long. I would say it lasted closer to around 30 washes but I still think it is reasonable value if it saves me washing my hair every day.
When I first purchased this shampoo the sales assistant talked me into buying a tin to store it in. I do not find this useful as the soap gets stuck in the tin after each use! I prefer to store it on a normal soap boat tray.
Overall I am glad I found this shampoo and it will definitely be a product I will continue to use as it has kept my hair cleaner than any others!
I bought one of these shampoo bars because I was going traveling for a year and wanted to keep the weight of my toiletry pack down. It's a gorgeous purpley-blue colour, it cost £4.99 for a 50g disk-shaped bar, and I got a free conditioning bar thrown in by the lovely sales assistant! There's no packaging so you really feel that you're helping the environment by not adding more plastic to landfill.
I bought this solid shampoo based entirely on the scent (I know the smell of Lush is overpowering when you walk past but it's fine on individual items!). I have fine greasy hair and wanted to keep it bouncy in hot and humid countries, something that this shampoo bar did excellently at.
It foams really nicely, lasted me about 3 months on the road, and was solid enough just to be wrapped in cling film in my toiletry bag. It left my hair feeling clean, shiny and bouncy. Next time I would buy one of their little tins to put it in though, because another of the Lush solid shampoos that I bought disintegrated in my bag.
I would definitely buy this again even if at home, just so I don't contribute as much to landfill!
I was always intrigued by Lush's solid shampoo's and and had never tried then as I believed they would not lather up and clean my long hair enough. It is only recently that I have really begun to to convert a lot of my beauty products to Lush after finding that they really suit my skin.
I have very greasy, fine flyaway hair that has to be washed everyday due to the greasiness of it and the fact that I go to the gym daily. I have tried many shampoos claiming to reduce greasiness and I have found none that really work. But I decided to give the Lush shampoo a go after reading some reviews.
The Jumping Juniper shampoo bar is a shallow disc, about the diameter of a hairspray bottle. It is light and a solid soap type looking bar. It is purple in colour and smells of lavender and juniper. It is £5.00 from Lush so appears very costly, but they say that the bar will last around 100 washes. If this proves to be true then it would last longer for me than 2 bottles of Pantene shampoo which would end up costing more! I have been using it for around over a month now and it hardly reduced in size at all so I am already impressed!
The bar has ingredients of:-
You can really smell the Lavender and Juniper straight away! Directions to use are simple and easy. Just smooth the bar onto your hair and lather up, or use the bar like a soap and get a lather in your hands then apply to your hair. The first time I used it, I was not expecting much lather as all, but you get loads. I simply ran the bar down my long hair a few times and the lather was great! It smell fantastic as your using it and I hoped this lovely smell would stay on my hair all day.
Once I had lathered up and rinsed out I found my hair smelt lovely, but did feel like it needed some conditioner. I wasn't sure if I should use a conditioner with the bar or not so the first time I didn't apply any. As I dried my hair it did tangle more than normal (than when I use a conditioned) but had more volume and body. I dried my hair as usual with a hair dryer and styled as normal. I went about my usual day and on the way home from work went to the gym. Normally by bed time my hair would be starting to look lank and greasy again but I noticed it didn't look as bad as normal!
I woke up the next morning and found that my hair still looked OK. I did use a little dry shampoo just to freshen it up but to be fair I could have got away without using this. By the time I got home from work my hair did need washing and the grease had returned. At this point I was still impressed with the results as my hair had easily gone an extra day without washing than normally. As I have continued to use the bar I have noticed that its effect gets better and my hair can now go just over 2 days without looking greasy and lank. I am really impressed. I have never found a product that actually helps before and I am using it every time now and it is helping and getting better with the more time I use.
On a morning when I was running late for work I reached for my old Pantene Shampoo and used this simply as I was in a rush and it had been sitting unused on the side since switching to the Lush bar. I was surprised that within around 18 hours my hair had reverted to it greasy past and I had to wash it again the next morning as I had before. When I used my Jumping Juniper again it began to reduce the greasiness again. It seems that my hair really did miss the Jumping Juniper shampoo and it show how much it worked for me!
I have found that I do have to apply a conditioner to the ends of my hair as the ends tend to dry out, but this does not seem to have an detrimental effect on the shampoo bars results. The lovely fragrance the bar emits while in use does not stick to your hair once it is dry which is a shame as it is so lovely.
I have naturally blonde hair, but I do have a few highlights in it to brighten it up. The shampoo bar has both lemon and lime oil which I thought may be too drying on my highlights but it hasn't dried them out all, it has though seemed to lighten them a little though! Lemon is used in a lot of lightening shampoos for blonde hair so I suppose this makes sense, but I am not sure if this would suit hair that has been died dark. I think it may strip some of the colour out! For me this is a bonus though as it seems to have brightened my hair, so I love the effect it gives. My hair also feels fuller and cleaner with prolonged use.
I will definatly be sticking to my lush shampoo but have heard good reviews on the 'New' bar so will be trying that aswell. But it I do, I will make sure it is alternated with my Jumping Juniper to keep the grease at bay!
Over time I have come to appreciate the Lush solid shampoo range, at first I was sceptical thinking that a solid shampoo was just another gimic but now I'm converted to the products and find them to be good quality and kind to my hair. This Jumping Juniper cost me £4.99 for a 55 gram disc of shampoo which is a speckled blueish purple colour and quite nice looking.
I was impressed with how well this product lathers up, i have long hair so rather than applying the shampoo direct from the bar to my hair I find it easier to lather it up in my hands first and then apply it to my hair, I find this a more efficient method plus because it lathers up a lot you do not need to use a lot and this way I have more control over the amount I use. It has a lovely floral fragrance which remains in my hair after it has been rinsed out, it is not an over powering smell but a very pleasant and fresh one.
It has a good effect on my hair leaving it wonderfully soft and manageable, it certainly adds body to my hair and leaves it feeling very healthy with a nice shine to it, my hair also feels really clean. When I first used this my scalp was a little flakey and irritable from spending too long in the sun without a hat however after using this shampoo it was not so itchy and it had a calming effect which was a nice bonus as i did not expect that.
I have been really pleased with the results from this shampoo from Lush and would certainly recommend it and because you do not need to use a lot each wash it will last a decent amount of time as well. I have had mine for a month now and it is still going strong.
The Lush solid shampoo has been on the top of my list of Lush products i've been wanting to try out for a while. I wasn't sure which one to get as Lush have so many solid shampoo's available, so I decided to ask a sales assistant in store to see what would suit me best (my hair gets oily easily which I hate). After briefly explaining my hair type to the guy who worked there, he suggested I try Jumping Juniper. At first I was a little wary - the shampoo bars are tiny for the price, but according to the sales assistant each bar lasts for upto 80 washes which I do find a little hard to believe (80 washes equates to around 2-3 months, so it supposedly has the same longevity of an average-large sized bottle of shampoo) so ofcourse, been the Lush addict that I am I ended up buying the Jumping Juniper, which was £5 for a 55 gram piece. The shampoo bar is quite simple looking as you can see from Dooyoo's picture (it looks more feminine looking than masculine though in my opinion due to the colour, and this joined with the smell makes me think it's not really a unisex product) and packaging is minimal, just a Lush paper bag.
Using this is simple. While in the shower I lather it up in my hands (it doesn't lather as much as I expected it to though) and then massage it into my hair and scalp thoroughly. Alternatively you can rub the bar straight onto your hair. You don't need much at all - my hair is quite long (comes to half way down my back) and a small amount gives complete coverage. The smell is a really lovely, fresh lavender scent. I love it as it's a nice, different kind of smell - a smell you don't really associate with shampoo, and it has a bit of a gin and tonic undertone to it in my opinion. It's a subtle smell so is not overpowering which I also like, and the fact that it's not a long lasting/lingering smell is good as I don't have to worry about it clashing with my body butter and deodrant smells (I have a thing about not layering different scents).
Once it's all in my hair I let it sit for 2-3 minutes and then wash it out, it comes out easily and doesn't leave anything behind. I didn't really notice a difference to my hair at first, but once my hair was dry and straightened it felt softer and looked alot healthier and slightly more shiny, it felt really nice and fresh and clean aswell. My hair is very thick and I felt that the shampoo added even more body to it which is great. I've used this a few times including before a long day out at Skegness Beach on a warm day, and even by time I got home 8+ hours later, my hair felt lovely and refreshed, clean and soft. It definetly keeps oil at bay and my hair does not get oily as easy as it did before I used this. When using this shampoo my hair usually starts to get greasy around 4-5 days after using it although because i'm a hygeine freak i've only gone this long without washing my hair once, and this was because it didn't feel greasy at all due to using the shampoo, but despite how fresh it leaves my hair I do still wash it every 2-3 days.
I was really impressed with the results of this shampoo bar, it's lasting well, has great effects on my hair and is a fun alternative to liquid shampoo.
I have a daily cleaning routine as more people probably do, it helps to stick to a routine as any changes can cause a bad reaction so it's always to true new products but of the same type, also it helps your body be more balanced so if you wash your face twice a day it always help to do it the same sort of times every day so your face is protected for the full 24 hours all the time and not just sometimes. I used to bleach and dye my hair wacky colours all the time since I was about 10/11 so my hair is really beaten up, I like to try new products for my skin and hair to help repair and reduce or stop so much breakage, I also have to wash my hair every day which a complete nightmare, so I thought i'd try this shampoo bar.
Lush is a well known company who hand make their own products specializing in the body and hair, they mainly sell bath products such as ballistics, melts, wash's and scrubs, but they do lots of hair care, facial, perfumes and creams as well. Lush only used the best quality ingredients and do not buy from suppliers who test on animals which is one of the main issues today. More and more people are refusing to buy products tested on animals and I think Lush are a great promoter of this.
I am really tight with my money, i'd rather wait till products are on sale or seek out a sale than pay the original price as i'm always looking of good effective ways to save more money, the most money I spend on hair care products is on tresemme conditioner 3 bottles for £10 and even then I think that steep. If you are like me you may find the price of one shampoo bar rather shocking, this 'Jumping Juniper' is a whooping £5 for a 95g bar. This is available direct from the website, your local Lush store or over the telephone by ringing a Lush employee on 01202 668545. I as always would recommend going into the shop because you don't have to worry about postage but if however you live nowhere near one, then use the website for free but make sure you get the most of your money as the postage is quite high. Over the phone is good but you will have the product, postage and the phone bill afterwards to pay.
Looking at 'jumping juniper' is reminds me of those biscuit-y things called Macaroons, although I've never had a Macaroon, it looks really tasty which makes 'Jumping Juniper' look tasty too, but I wouldn't recommend taking a bite. In the picture shown above it quite different to how the product actually looks, in this review picture it makes it look like one of those coconut squidgy blue bobble-y sweets out of the liqourice all sorts sweets which I don't like at all! So I prefer it looking like a Macaroon, also in this picture it's quite dark blue/purple colour and the actual 'Jumping Juniper' looks like a roughed textured smooth clam shell which is a light lilac-y colour.
The smell of this 'Jumping Juniper' is mainly Lavender but also has some other citric flavors in the ingredients such as lemon and lime, I'm not the biggest fan of Lavender smells as I think the smell is quite choking, this smell was really over powering and I wasn't looking forward to using it in the slightest, I only bought it because of the effect it was supposed to have on your hair. I was quite glad that whilst in the shower the hot water made the smell fade away and was more of a nice hint not an overwhelming scent.
'Jumping Juniper' I find is a rather amusing name, the name to me doesn't really reflect anything to do with the product as i'd of expected it to have something to do with Lavender in the title. 'Jumping Juniper' sounds like a phrase you'd say when shocked, a more funkier term to use rather than 'as if' a little like the term 'Merlin's beard' used in Harry Potter as a shocked phrase. If you think this is weird, try saying it allowed int hat type of voice an you'll know exactly what I mean.
'Jumping Juniper' is made up of lots of ingredients such as Lavender, Lemon and Lime, the Lavender helps balance out the oily in your hair making it not greasy and less greasy for longer days so like me you won't have to wash it every day but every 2 - 3 days instead which is really helpful. This also helps if you have scabs on your scalp, this may sound weird, but if you bleach and dye your hair often you'll know that after time you can actually burn your scalp and it leaves behind lots of scabs, these ingredients help to heal and protect them and help balance it back out again.
To anyone who isn't quite sure how to use a shampoo bar, you can do it two ways. Number one way is to go in the shower or bath rinse you hair until soaking wet and with the shampoo bar in your hand rub all over your hair and scalp and then put down massage in and carry on as if it was liquid shampoo. Number to way it to wet your hands and rub vigorously into your hands to get it all lathered up and soapy then apply to scalp and hair.
After using this, I didn't apply conditioner as I wanted to see the full effects of the shampoo bar alone, my hair felt really brittle when wet and I was quite scared to comb it, so I left it and proceeded to drying it, I noticed it became softer and softer and it got dryer and it was lusciously soft even without conditioner and I have to wash it everyday but I only had to wash this every three days so this is a products I will continue to use on my hair.
Ingredients:Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Lavender Decoction (Lavandula angustifolia), Rosemary Decoction (Rosmarinus officinalis), Juniperberry Oil (Juniperus communis), Lemon Oil (Citrus limonum), Lime Oil (Citrus aurantifolia), *Citral, *Limonene, Perfume, Colour 18050, Colour 61585 * Occurs naturally in essential oils Vegan
Jumping Juniper is marketed as Lush's shampoo bar for oily hair. The juniper is supposed to deal with an oily scalp, while the lemon and lime included is designed to make your hair clean and shiny. Lavender is supposed to balance sebum production which can control oiliness. This shampoo bar costs £4.65, which is the same as most of the others, and is a pretty lilac colour. It also smells of lavender which is really nice.
Now strictly speaking I don't have oily hair. In fact it tends towards dryness. However, if I ever leave my hair without washing it for more than a day it feels a bit gross (I think it might be the products I use on it) and I want to use something to get it really clean. I thought this shampoo bar might hopefully do the trick.
I normally use conditioner every time I wash my hair, but decided to only use the shampoo the first time, purely for 'research purposes'. I did notice that the smell completely disappeared when I used the bar to wash my hair, both in the shower and once my hair was dry. This is a shame in one sense, but in another it's not a problem as in the normal way I would be using conditioner anyway and would be smelling that instead, especially if it's American Cream! As usual with shampoo bars, I wet my hair, ran the bar over my scalp a couple of times and massaged the resulting lather into my hair before rinsing off.
I was reasonably impressed with the results once I'd dried and straightened my hair. My hair felt very clean, incredibly soft, and manageable although not as shiny as it can sometimes be. The first time I used this product I hadn't washed my hair in three days (I'd been on a long haul flight coming back from Hong Kong) - I wouldn't normally leave it that long before washing it! My scalp, which can sometimes get a bit dry and itchy, felt soothed as well.
I've been using the shampoo bar for a couple of months now and it's lasted well. It does get my hair really clean but it doesn't feel quite as shiny and moisturised as usual. This is only to be expected to be fair. I've decided to switch to only using the shampoo bar once a week, rather than every day.
I do like this shampoo bar, but it isn't really suitable for my hair type. If you have oily or normal hair I would recommend it. I probably wouldn't buy it again myself - I'll go for one more suitable for dry hair next time. I'll give it four stars though, because in itself it's pretty good.
I alternate what I use on my hair at the moment. It seems to be the best way I've found to keep my hair looking nice and feeling in good condition. My main three products are Lush soak and float, Neem soap and this Lush Jumping Juniper, although to be honest since I started using the Neem soap regularly, I've found my hair to be much less greasy anyway, so I may stop bothering with this shampoo bar soon.
As shampoo bars go, this is good. It's recommended for hair that gets greasy easily and it does do a good job of keeping hair free from grease for a decent length of time. The smell is nice too juniper and lavender and rosemary amongst other things keep it smelling quite light and fresh and though the smell doesn't stay around strongly after my hair is dry it does stay a bit which is nice.
The bar itself is nice and round and purple - it looks even better wet than dry as the purple colour deepens and looks really lovely. It's a 55g bar same as all their other ones, and costs £4.65 which seems a lot till you start using it and realise how well it lasts. Using it is simple, wet your hair, and rub the bar across the hair till you have enough lather. I know a lot of people worry about a solid bar and whether it will lather up well, but believe me you have nothing to worry about here on that score. Unlike some of their other solid shampoo's (soak and float for example) there are no bits in this either to get in your hair and need rinsing out.
Where I find this falls down a bit is if you have dandruff it doesn't help with that at all, which is why I'd never consider using it all the time without thinking about using anything else in between. Also, like many Lush products these days, although it's mostly natural ingredients, it does still contain a few things which to be honest I'd rather not be using on me! I do wish they'd go back to using more natural and less chemical ingredients in their products, it would make them stand out from the crowd as they used to instead of blending in.
Overall this is a nice shampoo to use, and one which is good value for money. It's easy to get hold of compared to a lot of low/no chemical soaps and shampoo's and is far better than many products you could be using on your hair, but don't bother if you have dandruff.
As with my other favourite Lush shampoo bar (Seanik) this is extremely convenient for taking to the gym or swimming baths, with a lovely fresh fragrance which gets rid of chlorine smells very effectively. I find the smell of this bar (citrus and lavender are the main 'notes' which I notice) to be uplifting and invigorating - perfect after a good workout.
Lovely smells are all very well though, but what of it as a shampoo? Well, it's the Lush shampoo bar most recommended for greasy hair, and I have found it great at dealing with greasy roots without drying out the ends. I definitely have the impression that my hair lasts longer between washes when I use this, and the same appears to be true for my daughter who is fast approaching her teens and coming across the phenomenon of greasy hair for the first time.
She also loves the smell of this bar - and the eco-friendly ethos of the company makes it a real winner for her.
Oh, and cool purple colour - what more can I say?
I bought this on a friend's recommendation after I complained about having to wash my hair everyday. Jumping Juniper contains juniper oil and lavender and is designed to get hair squeaky clean if it's prone to getting greasy quickly.
It's a lovely purple colour and smells lightly of lavender. Unfortunately this scent doesn't linger very long (although I use American Dream which overpowers it anyway)
I was initially unsure about how a solid shampoo would lather but there's no problem there! Just rub in into your scalp and you get loads of creamy bubbles. My bar has lasted about 6 months now and although it breaks into little pieces when it gets too thin it's still possible to rub these pieces between your palms and get enough lather from them.
At £4.65 for the bar it seems a little pricey but I think it works out quite reasonably for the length of time it lasts. According to Lush one of these bars lasts as long as 3 bottles of liquid shampoo.
I highly recommend this shampoo and it does literally make your hair 'squeak' as you comb it through and you can feel how fresh and clean your hair and scalp are afterwards. This is aimed at people with oily hair but can also be used effectively on normal hair to get rid of all the build-up or residues of styling products to keep hair shiny and soft.
Since using Jumping Juniper I've noticed a marked difference in how long my hair stays fresh and clean looking and will definitely be buying another one!
Well I suppose that I am a fully fledged member of Doo Yoo now, I have purchased my first Lush product!
I just popped into my local store as my other half wanted to look in there for Christmas gifts. I was very intrigued by the solid shampoo, having not been particularly impressed with any other liquid shampoo that I have used in the past, except for perhaps Head and Shoulders. On seeing this one and that it was the one most suited to my hair type I thought that I would give it a go.
It costs £4.53 for 55g and apparently contains lavender, the titular juniper berries, lemon and lime. The block itself is purple. On initial smell, the main scent is that of citrus, perhaps with a lavender undercurrent. I understand that it is recommended that you either put it on wet hands and then rub onto your hair or you can apply it directly to your hair. I chose the latter, finding it less awkward. Surprisingly a little goes a long way. You do not need a massive amount to get a good lather!
On lathering you get a nice fresh hit of the citrus, but it is quite refreshing compared to the heavy synthetic fragrance given off by most high street options. On washing it out, one thing that I have noticed is that it doesn't appear to take long to leave your hair, leaving it squeaky clean almost instantly. I follow this up by using Lush Veganese liquid shampoo on the hair ends which is also citrusy and was recommended by the staff members that I spoke to in Lush as the accompanying product.
To store the shampoo it is recommended that you buy a special tin. This shuts firmly, is quite attractive and silver with the Lush logo engraved on them. It costs £2.49 but is free if you buy two bars. To be honest, I don't think that it looks amiss in any bathroom and obviously takes up a lot less room than several bottles of shampoo!
I did notice that my damp hair did not feel as smooth as I would have expected but as it dried I was pleasantly surprised at how healthy and shiny it looked. I can only imagine it was because it was cleaned rather than cleaned and then coated as with some liquid shampoos. I also know that it was this product rather than the conditioner which gave this effect as it was most pronounced on my roots, where as someone who has an oily scalp, I never put conditioner! I have had lots of compliments on the condition of my previously rather neglected hair! It also seems to bring out natural highlights more. This effect is also prominent even when I let my hair dry naturally, which isn't always the case I find.
Most impressively, my roots look the least weighed down that I have seen them for a while, a great bonus as it tends to look really unflatteringly flat most of the time!
The shampoo does not appear to dry out in the same way that soap does, I am sure that having it stored in the tin is helping with this though, it also stops your bathroom surfaces getting icky.
The sheer size of the product means that it is convenient for travelling and particularly for taking to the gym. Unfortunately however, there isn't a solid conditioner version which I would have liked. However, I do see that there is a shampoo and conditioner bar that Lush do called "Godiva" which I may purchase for times when I am especially short of time and space.
All in all, am very impressed with my first Lush purchase.
This is the Shampoo Bar I use daily (well,apart from once a week or so when I use Big) and my once greasy hair has become gradually less and less inclined towards oiliness the longer I use it.
To use you just rub it onto wet hair,lather it up then rinse it out thoroughly.
It's a lovely purple colour and up close looks like it has tiny little hundreds and thousands in it! Odd,but who cares?
Once you've dried your hair it should feel lovely and squeaky clean and less tangly s long as it's been rinsed properly.
It lasts at least as long as 2 bottles of liquid shampoo,3-4 if you have shorter hair.
You can buy a tin to keep it in but I prefer to keep it in a cleaned out Lush face-mask pot as it's cheaper and works just as well. Be careful not to store it in anything too wet or it will go gungy on the side exposed to the wet - however,you can still use the gunge as shampoo,it's just a bit messier.
Bored of the usual high street shampoo's and having a slight obsession with all Lush products, I decided it was time to give Lush's range of shampoo's a go. Lush do solid and liquid shampoo's and if I'm honest I wasn't particularly interested in the solid range, however I did read some positive reviews on the solid shampoo's so I looked more closely into them. I have terribly oily hair with dry ends and knew that Jumping Juniper was for me.
Jumping Juniper is made from lavender and juniper to help control oily hair, and is bright purple in colour. Juniperberry oil has many good properties which can be beneficial to skin, and the antiseptic quality of the oil is good at helping skin problems such as acne and for this reason I can see why this oil will be good for oily hair types. Lavender oil is very balancing and helps the scalp produce less sebum, which makes your roots oily!
So needless to say I was intrigued by this shampoo and decided this one was for me. Lush do a good range of shampoo bars aimed at different types of hair, and they even have a one designed for use in hard water areas, named 'hard,' and a one for use in soft water areas, named 'soft.'
The price of the shampoo bars range from £4.00 to £5.50 and this one in particular costs £4.53.
Using the shampoo bar is very easy. Simply hold it as if it were a bar of soap and gently rub it over the top of your head to help it start to foam. I've found it foams very, very quickly and you really don't need to rub this bar much at all to get a very good lather. You can then put the bar down and work the lather through your hair, which I have found to be thick and just as good as normal liquid shampoo.
I like the smell of the shampoo bar, however I can't often smell it once in the shower, but due to my allergies I have a bad sense of smell. After m,y shower however, a good sniff of my hair proves to me that this DOES smell nicely and it lingers in my hair for a while after showering.
So, does it work? Well my hair is certainly less greasy than usual after using this shampoo bar, however I still have to wash my hair every single day which is a pain because I'm so lazy! I do believe that my hair gets so oily though that no shampoo could probably help me in this area. I do find that using this shampoo bar my hair stays fresher for longer, and it doesn't start to feel heavy as quickly compared to when I use a normal shampoo.
Because I suffer from oily skin which will always breakout, I like to believe that using this shampoo bar with the juniperberry oil and it's properties I mentioned earlier, that it will help decrease the blemishes I get around my hair line. I haven't noticed this yet, however I have only used this bar around 10 times so it may happen yet!
I would say that this shampoo bar is excellent value for money. I've had this bar for around 3 weeks and used it quite frequently yet it's still large and certainly has a long way to go yet before it's finished. The bar lathers up really well, if not better, than your average shampoo and the fact it's made with some great ingredients and smells nice you just can't really lose!
So if you suffer from oily roots I would certainly recommend giving this shampoo bar a try.
When I bought my shampoo bar online from www.lush.co.uk they offered me a free Lush shampoo bar tin if I bought 2 shampoo bars. I did and now I have a lovely silver tin to contain my shampoo bar inbetween washes. I would advise getting one of these if you don't have anywhere handy to leave your shampoo bar to dry, especially in a shower. The tin keeps the water out and keeps the shampoo bar nice and fresh.
Just because your hair tends to be greasy doesn't mean that it can't look wonderful too / We make Jumping Juniper with juniperberry oil because this particular essential oil, made by distilling dried fruit (like gin), is an excellent tonic for oily and congested scalps / Lavender is used for its ability to balance sebum production, so we use lots in Jumping Juniper, then we add lemon and lime to tone and refresh (and to make you hair smell even more like a gin and tonic) /