I really wanted to love this vegan friendly oily hair soap bar. My hair gets very oily very fast, but I had the same problem as a lot of others have complained about. The Jumping Juniper Shampoo Bar by LUSH leaves your hair extremely brittle and I think that is because of the overbearing amount of Sodium Lauryl Sulfate they use. This is a very drying chemical and not really needed and the very first ingredient. It is only popularly used, because it comes cheaply and feeds that sudsing foamy addiction people have come to love. For me, I would gladly forgo the bubble trouble on my head or at least cut the amount in half. There are so many other alternatives now that still deliver plenty of lather. It's needless, toxic and something should replace it.
It works, which is sad. It could be amazing with the right chemical restructure and the bar lasts eons when kept in a metal tin, so it's very economical and makes me even more sad it doesn't deliver. I love the smell and look of the bar and the way it really helps my oily hair, but no amount of conditioner will repair that dry brittleness. It also leaves my hair very frizzy and puffy, which is minimally tamed with styling cream and conditioner. This only sets it in stone for the vicious circle to continue. I use it sparingly, but not much. Only because i'm in LOVE with the smell, which is a heavenly trio of lavender, lemon lime and juniperberry.
If the ingredients don't bother you, try it. There are as many raves as complaints on their main site.
I will probably use this up very sparingly and not repurchase again, but the hunt is on for that scent. I would love it in a candle, detergent or lotion. SO good.
Sodium Lauryl Sulfate , Lavender Infusion (Lavandula Angustifolia) , Rosemary Infusion (Rosmarinus officinalis), Fragrance , Lemon Oil (Citrus limonum) , Juniperberry Oil (Juniperus communis) , Lime Oil (Citrus aurantifolia) ,*Citral , *Limonene , *Geraniol , *Linalool , Propylene Glycol, Violet 2 . *Occurs naturally in essential oils
This product was not provided to me. I paid for it with my own money and wanted to contribute my opinion to consumers.