Review: LUSH Solid Shampoo Bar For Greasy Hair

Up until quite recently, LUSH was a brand that I had often dismissed on my trips into town, naively thinking they only really sold their incredibly popular bath bombs and treats. How wrong was I? So in the last couple of weeks, I’ve been trying out some of their non-bath related goodies, including D’Fluff (review here), and the LUSH Solid Shampoo Bar in ‘Jumping Juniper’ which I’ll review for you today.

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LUSH offer 14 different solid shampoo bars (£5.75 each), so there really is one for every hair type or individual need, but this time around, I only picked up one – Jumping Juniper. The assistant in store advised me on this one, as my roots get greasy very quickly and I always feel like a proper clean is in order.

“Perfect for when hair needs a really deep clean. Juniperberry gets to work regulating sebum production, clearing the scalp. We’ve also used calming lavender and antibacterial rosemary essential oils to soothe and cleanse the scalp. Lemon and lime oils give shine, as they help the cuticles on your hair lie flat, enabling them to reflect more light.”

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The Lush Solid Shampoo Bars are highly concentrated 50g discs, packed with natural ingredients and essential oils that can do the job of two/three 250ml bottles of liquid shampoo. They’re around five times lighter and slimmer than a regular shampoo bottle, and can be used up to 80 times, which makes them perfect for travelling.

I was initially quite sceptical about using this bar, as I didn’t think it would lather up properly in my hair, but I was definitely pleasantly surprised. I simply rubbed the LUSH Shampoo Bar onto my roots, and a lovely lather was produced, easily enough to clean all my hair properly. You can use the bars the same way you use normal shampoo, whether this is massaging them in between your hands to create a lather, then applying this to your hair, or rubbing it over your wet hair, creating the lather, like I do. After using Jumping Juniper, my hair was left feeling thoroughly cleaned and fresh, and I didn’t have that awful tacky feeling I often get on my roots (anyone get this too?). Once dried, my roots felt incredibly clean, light and lifted instead of the dreaded stuck to my scalp look.

I was slightly worried that after using this a couple of times it would begin to crumble and become unusable, however that is really not the case. The pictures on this post were taken after around 4 uses, it’s just gradually getting smaller, like a regular bar of soap, so I don’t think I have anything to worry about for the mean time.

Although this Shampoo Bar is described as containing Lavender and Rosemary, I’m not sure really sure if it has that kind of scent. To me it just smells fresh and clean, something I really love from a hair product.

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The only slight problem I have with the LUSH Solid Shampoo bar is that it’s quite awkward to store, it should be put away once it’s completely dry but where do you put it in the mean time without it sticking to your bathroom cabinets? LUSH do sell a tin specifically for these bars, separately for £2.50, so I will be picking one up next time I’m in a store – I just thought it was something to mention.

As with everything from LUSH, this hasn’t been tested on animals, and is made from fresh, organic ingredients with essential oils and safe synthetics. I have definitely enjoyed using this LUSH Solid Shampoo bar, and I’m looking forward to picking up a couple of the others. If you’re looking to switch up your hair routine a bit, try something new or are travelling, I would definitely recommend picking one of these little beauties up – they’re online at LUSH here or you should be able to get your hands on one, in most stores.

Have you tried any of LUSH’s Solid Shampoo Bars? What’s your favourite LUSH product?

emily x

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  • I’ve always wondered about these bars. How is it lasting? I always thought it would only last a couple washes. I thought it would be like their bath bombs and the minute you put it under the water, it would all dissolve.

    Iona (

    • Just reminded me I was meant to mention about this in the post! It’s lasted really well so far actually, I was expecting it to crumble after a couple of uses, but it’s just getting smaller like a normal bar of soap. These pictures were taken after about 4 uses x

  • I love the Lush shampoo bars I’ve used – I’m currently using the Lullaby one x

    • Which one has been your favourite so far do you think? I’ve heard a lot of good things about Lullaby actually! x

  • You’ve made me really want to get one of these now!

    Nikita |

    • You should definitely take a look at them Nikita!! x

  • Mia

    Great review, this shampoo really sounds like it’s worth a try! 🙂

    Urban Obsessions // Vegan Food & Lifestyle Blog

    • Thank you – I think it is worth a shot! Perfect for travelling x

  • I’ve never tried any of the Lush hair products but I’m really interested in trying this as I have really oily roots too! I was about to mention the tins until I saw you already had – I think they’re such a great travel-friendly shampoo option! Lovely.
    Rebecca | The Two Twenty Somethings

    • This is the first Lush hair product I’ve tried to Rebecca but I really like it. I wish I had picked the tin up originally, definitely need to go back and get it – and a couple more of these! Thanks for reading xx

  • Eloise Balazs

    Ah thanks for the review I’ve been thinking about buying one for a while, but didn’t know what to think! Amazing that you get so many uses out of them as well!


    • You’re very welcome Eloise 😉 I couldn’t believe how little gets used each time – I think this will do me for ages! x

  • Ooh this sound so different! I love the sound of it though, and I do like lavender anything so I need to give it a try xx

    Gemma ? | Miss Makeup Magpie

    • It definitely is very different! You should give them a try Gemma, I really loved it x

  • Ohh the juniper scent sounds great!

    Erin | Erin and Katherine Talk Beauty

    • It’s really fresh and lovely! x

  • Victoria Nightingale

    Even though I’m a big Lush fan, I haven’t given their solid shampoos a go yet. My main problem is storage, because I’m the sort of lazy person who would probably just leave this by the side of the bath and I’m sure that wouldn’t end well lol

    • I completely agree with you – I’m definitely lazy too! I’m going to have to pick up their tin next time I’m in store, I think leaving one by the bath would probably dry it out 🙁 x

  • Whitney Oleman

    I haven’t tried the other products at Lush (aside from bath bombs) but this looks really promising!! I’ll have to check their stuff out 🙂

    I’m doing a giveaway over on my blog, it’d be awesome if you went and checked it out!! I Naked Basics Palette Giveaway

    • Would definitely recommend giving one a shot next time you’re in store, I think this one is really great – prefect for travelling! x

  • Wow! Never heard of anything like this!? I think I need to head into Lush and see what else is going on!!

    • Neither had I until I spotted them in store, they had loads of different ones – some really exciting bits in there recently! x

  • I am obsessed with these bars! I nearly bought jumping juniper but went for Lullaby instead, it smells amazing and my hair has never been in such good condition! I’ve been suing it for about 3 months now and it’s still going strong, It will probably last another 6 which is amazing for the price!

    • I’ve heard such good things about Lullaby I think I’m going to have to get that one next time! So great to hear that yours is still strong after that long! x

  • Woah I’ve never used anything like this before! I have quite dry hair so I’ll definitely pop in and see if I can pick one up that’ll suit my hair type!!! x

    Aisling | Aislings beauty bytes

    • Yeah I would definitely recommend going in and having a look, there were looooads of different ones in my store, and the assistant was super friendly xx

  • I’ve tried bar shampoo before and find they just weight down my hair. Smells proper lush but too heavy for me :/

    Angie x | Chocolate & Lipstick || UK Beauty and Lifestyle Blog

    • Ohh no that’s a shame to hear! Which one did you try out? x

  • I’ve been thinking about trying one of their shampoo bars, but I didn’t know whether it would actually be any good or not – I think you have me sold! Although, I think I’ll be picking one up that is better suited to dry hair!

    The Velvet Black // UK Style & Beauty Blog

    • There was so many different types in my local lush, and the assistant really helpful when I didn’t know which one to chose! Hope you do love it if you give one a try! x

  • I’ve always debated about picking up one of these Lush shampoo bars but never been sure whether to just go for it. I found your review really helpful, and I’m now tempted to take another look at them.

    Kristy |

    • Thank you, I’m really glad you’ve found this helpful! If you do pick one up, I hope that you love it too! x

  • Just looking at this, I can tell it smells amazing lol


    • It’s really lovely – so fresh! x

  • I have used up the Jason and the argan oil one and I really liked it. It eventually crumbled and broke but I guess it’s normal, just like any other solid soap. xx


    • Which one is your favourite do you think?x

      • I have only tried Jason and the Argan Oil so far 🙂 I don’t really have any comparison with other solid shampoos.

  • Mademoiselle Lala

    Somehow I just cannot put my mind to these solid shampoos. I probably need to go for it and just try them but I like a lot of foam! 😉

    • I like quite a lot of foam too, and I was pleasantly surprised how much this one did foam up actually!

  • Jess Moore

    I need to try this! I have the worst case of greasy hair ever, I’ve stopped using conditioner to try and fix it but it sems like this might be a better idea! Lovely post 🙂

    Jess |

    • My hair is super greasy too! I only ever condition the very tips and lengths of my hair now, which has definitely helped. I also reverse wash my hair too! Thank you x

  • It sounds like we have really similar hair types, I think I need to try this! I hate the tacky feeling on my roots too xx


    • I’m glad you know what I mean when I say tacky haha! x

  • great review! I have never even heard of shampoo bars but now i really want to try this one! i get really greasy hair as well so thats just what i need!

    xx emily |

    • Aww thank you! Yeah I would definitely recommend giving them a try x

  • This is like the third great review of their shampoo bars that i’ve seen now. I most definitely will be picking one up the next time I nip into lush!

    PrettyMadThings // x

    • You definitely should pick one up if you see them! I think they’re great – especially for travelling! x

  • Great post, thanks for sharing!

  • i have a bunch of these to test so i should really get started! they always sound so good

    from helen at

    ps. there’s a USA beauty giveaway inc lorac, tarte etc on my blog! click here.

    • You definitely should start testing them out – I love this one! Thanks for reading xx

  • I love the shampoo bars. I used “new” for the longest time. They last ages and they really do clean the hair nicely. I definately need to try this one. I’m a sucker for fresh, clean scents in hair and body products, and I find my scalp getting a Little more greasy at the moment.

  • I am up for trying anything that helps my greasy hair and I love lush!

    Jenna // Beauty And The Style

  • Aditi Oberoi Malhotra

    I am looking forward to try it :))

  • Great post! I’ve never tried one of their shampoo bars but I do have their shampoo for curly hair which is in a different formula. I’m keen to give the bars a try X


  • This sounds interesting, I’ve never tried anything like this!

  • Antonella_7694

    Great post my dear,I really like it!

    xoxox Antonella

  • Hello,

    So amazing ! 😀


  • I’ve been wanting one of these for a long time! I’m just so unsure on which one to get, and so are all the sales assistants! I just have very awkward hair haha!

  • Just a lil’ tip – whilst you’re waiting for it to dry, place it in the tin lid, when it’s try put the bottom over the top – that way it’s much easier to get out of the tin too! 🙂 Fab post,
    Hannah xx

  • i keep mine in the tin, but i only use it when i travel! great review!