Simplifying Your Haircare

Are you not a morning person? Do you find general haircare a pain in the neck? Do you seek to simplify something as mundane as shampooing your hair? Do you travel alot?

If you answered yes to any of the questions above than I have quite a simple solution for you!

Look no further your wish is my command!

A shampoo puck.

Yes, yes I am already hearing you say to yourself, “What’s she on about now?”
Well..occasionally…the Muse is a bit lazy in the morning or just wants to keep things a bit on the simple side so she uses a nifty little shampoo puck to get her locks cleansed, shining, and happy in the shower!

Lush Cosmetics offers several kinds of these multitasking demons!

I generally use shampoo pucks when I’m being a bit lazy but they are also quite a nice little bit to have when you are traveling! Reason being with airline security being so tight these are a simple little treat to stow in your train case without the drama of large bottles! They also double as a bar of soap! Wash your hair and your body with one puck! Cool eh?

You’re probably curious how these work aren’t you? Easy as pie! Wet your hair, swipe the bar across your head a few times, lather, rinse, repeat, and smile! Simple as 1-2-3!

Not only are these easy to use and easy to travel with but they last for ages! If you’re currently being frugal with your money and don’t want to shell out for expensive shampoos this is a good way to go! One puck will last as long as 3-4 months!

If you aren’t happy enough at the idea of a cute little shampoo puck you will be at the fact that they have cute little tins to hold ‘em in too! Excited yet? I knew you would be! And since Lush likes it’s customers so much, if you buy two bars you’ll get a free tin! Yay!

At the moment their are 9 different bars to choose from! I’ve tried most of them so I can give you a brief review of each! As I said above I generally use these when I travel or when I am feeling a bit on the lazy side in the morning! My hair is dry and tangles easily so I can use only some of these without conditioner! You may very well be able to get away with using the puck alone but I can’t with most of them. I’d recommend a good condition afterwards! Lush also offers solid conditioners (I recommend trying Jungle) to compliment it’s solid shampoo bars so that’s something you might like to try as well!

Sadly Lush has discounted a few of my favorite shampoo bars such as Doctor Peppermint! But they have since replaced it with another of my favorites which is called New!

New! smells like red hot candies and feels quite refreshing and tingly when lathering up my hair! I actually use it once a week as a clarifying shampoo to cleanse my hair! It clarifies really well, maybe too well as it does seem to dry my hair out a bit more than I’d like! But it does a great job of making my hair shiny clean!

New! Shampoo Bar

Godiva is a very popular shampoo bar and ends up on the bestseller list quite alot! It’s not not my favorite but I do like it! I can easily use it as a multitasking shampoo bar and don’t need conditioner very much afterwards as the bar is loaded with chunks of cocoa butter which my hair seems to really like thus causing it to behave and remain tangle free! Godiva has the strong scent of jasmines and after one use I guarantee your hair will smell delightfully floral all day long!

Godiva Shampoo Bar
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Lush offers two distinct shampoo bars which are used according to your water! If you’re in an area where your water is soft they present the Soft Shampoo bar and if you live in an area where the water is hard they offer the Hard Shampoo bar. I personally do not like either! They tangle my hair up badly, aren’t the best smelling, and dry my locks out to a straw like texture! These you can pass up in my humble opinion! If you by some chance live in the UK or are traveling there you may want to pick up a Hard Shampoo bar because in cases of harsh water as England’s this works a treat even though I’m not a huge fan of it!

Soft Shampoo Bar

Hard Shampoo Bar

Karma Komba a Shampoo Bar that is most loathed for this girl! To my nose this smells like oranges and dirt! Yes, oranges and dirt. You heard me right. Patchouli is a very hardcore note in this Shampoo Bar so if you enjoy a deep green, herbal scent this be for you! As for me I can’t stand it!

Karma Komba

Soak and Float is a bar for problem scalps! If you suffer from dandruff or oily locks this be the bar for you! The scent is quite overpowering and just terrible. I’ve never actually used this on my hair as I suffer from neither dandruff or oily bits but from what I’ve heard it’s a miracle cure all for a troubled scalp! I guess if you can get pass the scent you’ll be on squeaky clean scalp street with this bar!

Soak and Float Shampoo Bar

Seanick is the type of bar that will give your hair that just out of the ocean look! I’m serious, tis true! If you like the way windblown, full hair looks this be the bar for you! Seanick gives great volume and bounce and it simply makes your hair shine! It has quite a nice scent, like fresh ocean air! This is an overall lovely Shampoo bar that comes with a healthy recommendation!

Seanick

Now Hybrid is a friend of the Muse’s hair! When my hair begins to grow down my back once again (I cut it, shoulder length, not so long ago) this is the bar I reach for! If you have long hair you realize how much weight that is and how it feels so heavy on your back and product just seems to stay “glued” in it! Hybrid makes your long locks feel airy and light, it clarifies and cleans too! It has a strong smell of black licorice that’s quite appealing to my little nose! And best of all I don’t have to worry overmuch about conditioning afterwards because my hair behaves very well after a lather up with Hybrid!

Hybrid Shampoo Bar

The Ultimate Shine promises shine, bounce and condition. It does none of the above. It smells quite strong of Ylang Ylang which makes my nose wrinkle up in dismay! It tangles my hair awfully and causes generally havoc with my locks! This one I’d avoid at all costs!

Ultimate Shine Shampoo bar

Remember prior to putting your puck in your tin, dry it out fully otherwise you’ll end up with a mushy shampoo bar when next you use it!

Shampoo Tin

These are great little multitasking tools when traveling abroad or just for those really quick Monday morning showers!

The Muse likes to simplify life sometimes and these shampoo bars help that along! And if you happen to be a guy these might just be an offering from the Gods (Think we didn’t know you’ve been washing your hair with a bar of soap? We girls know everything! Now you can use a bar of soap to wash your hair and guilt free too!)

Some of my Shampoo Bars
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  • 8/15/07 21:59 Anonymous:

    Thanks for fixing it. I was asking what shampoo bars do you have from your pics. Thanks.

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  • 8/15/07 22:05 A-Mused:

    You’re most welcome :)

    Thanks for telling me! I didn’t notice till you mentioned it!

    Ok let’s see…from left to right in the tins are:

    dr peppermint (sadly not available anymore :(), ultimate shine, and fanciful fruit (I think that’s what it was called! it’s not longer around anymore either! Too bad it was darn good).

    Out of the tin starting from the top left are godiva, moving down we have new, and the last one hard shampoo ;)

    Hope this helps lovie!

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  • 12/29/07 22:39 Kara:

    Great review! Thank you! I’m interested in buying a solid shampoo bar (now lol), but I want if I can, a recommendation from you!

    Back in August I got a perm. So I still have curly hair and it’s a little dry. I’m thinking Godiva, NEW!, or Seanik. Which one do you think would be best? Or a totally different one?

    Thank you Muse!

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  • 12/29/07 23:24 the Muse:

    hi there kara!

    Thanks love!

    Have you seen Lush’s new shampoo entitled Curly Wurly? And also Jasmine and Henna Fluff Eaze? I haven’t tried either but I hear that Curly Wurly is AMAZING for permed hair and curly hair. My sister has both and she swears by them! They aren’t solid though!

    New! Is my very favorite. it gets the hair squeaky clean but I find it a tiny tiny bit drying so that you might wanna skip! I’d say go with Godiva as it has bits of butter in it for your dry hair :) Should smooth it out nicely ;)

    It also smells delightful! Solids are a bit tricky with curls (I’m a wavy curly type) but they are nice for sure ;)

    I’d try the Godiva and see how it works for you! And if you head to the store you can buy 1 and get 1 during the Cleanslate sale so definately grab a New! too :)

    Hope this helps!
    Thanks for your comment!

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  • 4/7/10 7:55 Sue:

    Hi,
    I love the Ultimate shine shampoo bar. It makes my hair supershiny. After I lather the shampoo in my hair, I leave it for a couple of minutes before rinsing it out. Maybe it will work for you too :)

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    • 4/7/10 9:45 the Muse:

      hi sue. My fav is the New! bar :-D It works a treat :D

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      • 4/7/10 10:12 Sue:

        Thanks, will try when available in Europe :)

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  • 11/2/12 23:55 purpleladyfa:

    karma komba is my fav.. but, i want to try other shampo bars that can help my hair fall..
    I’m confused between “NEW” and “Dr.Peppermint”.
    I read that U have tried both new & dr.peppermint.. Which one do you like most? :D

    xoxo

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