About five weeks ago, I received those lovely LUSH goodies! A lot of you requested reviews, so it's high time I deliver!
** Please note that I am not a vegan, but I am trying to clean up my lifestyle by making small changes here and there. I love companies that do not test on animals, but I love products that do not use any animal by-products even more! I'm not an extremist. Cutting all leather, beeswax, dairy, feathers, and wool is a process. I'm merely trying to prove to myself (and to who ever else cares to know) that it is possible to be good to the planet and still be an everyday gal. A modern hippie, if you will. **
Trichomania Solid Shampoo
I bought this bar, because Bobbi recommended it. I have "wild woman" hair despite what my flat iron will have you believe. If Bobbi said it worked for her, I trusted her! For starters, this bar smells divine! Coconut bliss! This bar is for dry, coarse, frizzy hair. I get a nice lather in my hands, and then work it into my hair starting at the scalp. This bar strips my hair of all excess oil (in a good way). It's easy to work in and easy to rinse out. I love this, and I will keep buying it.
Jungle Solid Conditioner
I had high hopes for this bar! I read great reviews online, and the price was far cheaper than the Veganese Conditioner. Since this was my first purchase, I didn't want to blow too much money, so I decided to give it a go. Like the Trichomania bar, it's gets rid of all the excess oil in my hair, so I never get that smooth conditioner feeling. It works really well, but here is why I've decided I cannot use solid conditioner: It takes 20 minutes to work it into my hair. Way too long! I lathered it in my hands repeatedly, and I rubbed it directly onto my head with success, albeit it labor- and time-intensive. My hair is too thick, and I now know that I absolutely need a more liquid consistency to really work it into my hair. After I use up the rest of this bar, I'm going to buy Veganese! (Until then, I'm melting down the bar so I can skip the extra 20 minutes in the shower.) I'm sure this product would work really well for anyone with average thickness and/or fine hair.
None of Your Beeswax Lip Balm
Like so many women have confessed, I have a lip balm and gloss collection. This potted balm smells light and delightful. It has a matte finish, but it is moisturizing. My husband appreciates that it doesn't "kiss off" like a gloss. It does need to be reapplied more frequently (although not much), but I'm willing to do that since it's a vegan product.
I was originally drawn to LUSH, because most of their products are vegan. Then, I was happy to hear that so many loved the brand, including my favorite cosmetologist blogger, Jenna! Now I like LUSH even more because of quality. I will definitely be buying more LUSH!
Which LUSH products do you recommend I try next?