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What the heck is this? Well, it used to be my shampoo bar. Unfortunately not all #plasticfree swaps are created equal. For plastic free July I’m doing a series of ‘Honest Reviews’ of plastic free swaps (sorry for the small hiatus, I was on holiday in beautiful Tasmania.) Ok so Lush shampoo and conditioning bars: Ease of Transition: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ It takes a bit of getting used to a solid bar rather than liquid in bottle and it needs storing in a tin to make it last, but overall it’s pretty easy. You just lather the amount needed in your hands and shampoo away. Effectiveness: ⭐️⭐️ I would love to say that these worked for me, but they really didn’t 😞 I have hair that has literally broken brushes and I found that these particular bars didn’t provide the moisture my hair needs. Plus they melted in the summer heat, hence why this one now looks like Pokemon 💩. The other thing I don’t like is that they have SLS which are known ecotoxins. Cost: ⭐️⭐️⭐️ Usually sold by weight- I bought each bar for about $16 which is a little pricey, but apparently they last a while. Convenience: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ With Lush stores everywhere these days, they are easy to find. You can usually also get a tin to store it in so you don’t have to go too much out of your way for this swap. Amount of plastic averted: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ The estimate is that one shampoo bar lasts the same amount of time as 3 bottles of shampoo, so over a year, I would say that this is at least 20 bottles of shampoo and conditioner averted. A decent effort I think! Overall verdict: Unfortunately only 3/5 tangled manes from me. ⭐️⭐️⭐️ HOWEVER, this does not mean that it won’t work on someone with finer, straighter hair than mine, and it does not mean that I will give up! Going plastic free is sometimes a trial and error process. I have heard good things about @ethiquenz products so I will give them a go next!