I’ve always loved the idea of a solid shampoo bar. I think it’s so fun and fresh. They’re also supposed to last 80 washes! I’ve used (and loved) the Godiva shampoo from Lush before so I had to give the bright pink Jason and the Argan Oil a try.
Jason and the Argan Oil is a handmade, glycerine based solid shampoo infused with Moroccan Argan oil for softness and shine. It’s also blended with Rose Absolute, rose and geranium essential oils and fresh Sicilian lemon oil which gives it a delightful candy rose scent. I must point out that the fragrance is quite strong and sweet; so if you don’t like a very potent rose scent you might want to give this one a skip.
Solid shampoos can be a bit tricky to deal with at first. I have very thick hair and I struggled quite a bit in the beginning but I succeeded in getting it to work for me eventually. Once you have it in your hair, Jason and the Argan Oil lathers up very nicely and you can work it into your roots. It rinses off easily too and it left my hair really soft. It also gave my hair great shine and didn’t weigh it down. I’ve been using it for about 2 weeks and I haven’t experienced any build up which is great for a formula that’s filled with oils and glycerine. You don’t really need a conditioner after shampooing with Jason and the Argan Oil but I think if your hair is really dry and unhappy you might need to condition. The sweet and decadent rose scent really lingers in the hair throughout the day!
On the downside, this bar melts and crumbles quite easily. I suggest keeping it in a little container in the shower (Lush has tins for ZAR25) so it doesn’t disintegrate. I also found that although the formula is quite hydrating; it doesn’t quite detangle the hair. I know this isn’t major to the actual performance of the product, but the colour really bothers me. I feel like its too bright pink for something fresh and handmade. I know though that Lush uses safe dyes and all their ingredients (natural and synthetic) are ethically sourced.
I’ll definitely buy Jason and the Argan oil again. I love how soft and shiny it makes my hair and I absolutely adore the intoxicating rose scent that follows me all day.
Lush does not test their products on animals and only purchases ingredients from suppliers who do not practice animal testing.
You can find Jason and the Argan Oil in 50g bars at Lush Cosmetics stores or online at www.lush.co.za
Until next time
Love and rose-scented sparkles