Product Type: Lush hair care products
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Lush Trichomania Solid Shampoo
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Lush Trichomania Solid Shampoo
Date: 09/12/12, updated on 09/12/12 (41 review reads)
Advantages: Lots of lovely ingredients in a solid form shampoo
Disadvantages: It does have Sodium Lauryl Sulfate in it
Lush Trichomania Solid shampoo
"Tricha means hair.
At Lush we are hair care fanatics, so as this bar was Lush's first solid shampoo block, it seemed only right to name it thus. You could say we took our passion and made it happen!"
I was in Lush some time back prior to going on one of our trips and was trying to decide which of the many solid shampoo bars to buy to take with me on the trip. I love Godiva but fancied a change. While I was humming and hawing the lovely assistant said tell you what why don't you buy the 'Ultimate shine ' one and I'll give you a sample of the Trichomania one as well. I was quite delighted and when I saw the huge lump that she had given me as a sample I was even more thrilled as it was bigger than the bar I had bought!
Trichomania is one of the solid shampoos sold by Lush that is weighed out and a lump cut off rather than in bars like soap already rounded and bought as they are.
A BIT ABOUT LUSH'S PHILOSOPHY
Lush only buy ingredients from companies that do not test on animals.
They invent their own products and fragrances and make everything fresh by hand. They use as little preservative and packing as possible. They put the date made on the product so you can see how fresh they are and they use vegetarian ingredients
Taken from their website:
"We believe in happy people making happy soap, putting our faces on our products and making our mums proud.
We believe in long candlelit baths, sharing showers, massage, filling the world with perfume and in the right to make mistakes, lose everything and start again.
We believe our products are good value, that we should make a profit and that the customer is always right.
*We also believe words like 'Fresh' and 'Organic' have an honest meaning beyond marketing."
LUSH TO BUY
Many towns in the UK now have a Lush shop but if you are one of the unlucky ones they do have a mail order site too but you have to add postage costs to any order. You can buy some products on line that are not available in the shops so if you want something retro then on line is the only option. Lush have shops in the USA, Canada, Australia and others, they are very big in Japan. I have visited Lush in all those countries except Japan!
WHAT LUSH SAY ABOUT TRICHOMANIA
"She's a maniac, maniac on the floor
And she washes like she's never washed before.
A rich creamy coconut solid shampoo to nourish and soften dry or curly hair types."
This is a solid shampoo and all you have to do is wet your hair as usual then run this through your hair like you might a bar of soap. It lathers up quickly and then after a quick massage I thne rinse it out as normal and follow the rinse with a good conditioner.
I love coconuts and know that coconut oil is not only great for the skin but also for hair because of its natural moisturising and conditioning ingredients. Lush say; "We've put lashings of creamed coconut in this bar, to give you as much as possible of its effects. We've also included soya lecithin to give protein. "
I find the shampoo bar lathers up really easily and has lasted me ages. I don't use it every day or even every time I wash my hair as I like to ring the changes. The lather is thick and creamy and smells wonderful, not only of coconut but also my favourite vetivert too and the smell does linger in my hair which I like depending on how strong the conditioner scent that I use is. I find a coconut conditioner is a good one to complement the scent of this.
I have found that this makes my hair feel squeaky clean despite all the moisturising I do feel I need to condition my hair after using this. My hair is quite dry so needs all the feeding I can give it.
I have had no problems with itchy scalp or with my horrible eczema that appears from time to time at my neck hair line, after using this shampoo. This is one of a couple of different ones that regularly comes on holiday with me.
Solid shampoos are perfect to pop in your suitcase for travelling as they will never leak; they add a lovely fragrance to your clothes when in the suitcase. They weigh less than a bottle of shampoo, so do not add much to your weight allowance. After using the bar all you have to do is dry it a little and pop it in plastic bag and you are ready to pack it again.
The other shampoo bars that are round have special tins that you can buy to keep them in but this is not really the right shape so I keep old Lush black pots to keep things like this in as they have decent screw top lids that don't leak and the pots don't break and also are not heavy either.
Yes this is a good solid shampoo bar and one of my favourites. I like to buy different ones as I enjoy different smells and also find my hair likes to have different shampoos as it gets dull using one all the time. Theses solid shampoos look expensive when you first buy them but they last ages and are really so very handy when travelling that I always have at least two different ones on the go at a time for our trips away.
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Summary: A nice coconut solid shampoo