Thursday, January 24, 2019

Review: LUSH Jumping Juniper Shampoo Bar

Hey cupcakes, I hope everyone is having a great week so far! 😍As part of my journey towards zero waste, I have recently been switching out my bathroom essentials to products that are more sustainable... I was a bit wary of trying a new shampoo, as my scalp produces this weird oily substance that is hard to maintain. I have been using Paul Mitchell's Tea Tree Shampoo ever since I was in 6th grade, and this product was able to at least control my scalp a little bit.

When I was looking to find a more sustainable alternative, I immediately knew I wanted to try a shampoo bar from LUSH. When looking through their "flavors", I decided to buy the Jumping Juniper one that is aimed to "sort out oily hair problems by washing away grease and managing oil production". I have been using it for about a month now, so I thought I would share the pros and cons of the product. ðŸ‘

~Works great on my scalp: While I thought the Tea Tree shampoo had been helping my hair, it clearly was not doing that great because this bar does an excellent job of washing away ALL the oil! I was actually blown away the first time I used it, and the oil has still been controlled after using it for a month.
~Smells great: I can't place what this bar smells like (I am pretty sure it is some sort of candy or dessert), but it smells amazing regardless. Sometimes heavily scented things can irritate my nose, but this one has just the perfect amount of scent to it.
~Easy to use: I actually love how easy this is to use! You basically just use it as you would with any bar of soap (get the bar wet, lather it up, and lather your head!)
~Looks ascetically pleasing: Who wants a brightly colored plastic bottle in their shower? Not me! I love how simple naked products are ðŸ˜ƒ
~Sustainable: Because this has no packaging, it is definitely a great sustainable alternative. I would recommend giving it a try!

~It is difficult to keep the bar dry: To last for all 80 washes (which is how many washes the website say it will last for), it is essential to keep the bar dry when it is not in use. I bought the round tin to hold this product, but I would recommend not storing it in this container unless you are traveling, as it doesn't allow the bar to fully dry.
*Update: This shampoo bar lasted me a total of 98 washes!!! ðŸ˜² *

~Makes my hair full of static: This is a minor thing, and I am pretty sure that is the dry air of my dorm...
~Kinda pricey: One bar is $10.95, which means you will need about 5 bars per year (if you wash your hair every night). While $55ish isn't that expensive for a whole year of shampooing, there are definitely cheaper options out there if you are concerned with price.

Overall, I think the LUSH Jumping Juniper shampoo bar is an excellent product, and I will continue to use it! ♥ Would you ever try out a shampoo bar? Comment below and don't forget to follow The Chic Cupcake to never miss another post!

Jenna ♥


  1. I've always wanted to try Lush's solid shampoo's! Maybe I'll try one out when I next visit Lush!

    Zoey |

  2. I've never actually heard of a Shampoo Bar before but I think it is a great idea, especially as there is no packaging and no waste! I'm tempted to give this a try, thanks for sharing your thoughts Jenna <3 xx

    Bexa |

  3. I've always been interested in trying out the Lush shampoo bars! I have incredibly fine and thin hair though so I get scared of using things like this.

  4. wow, i have never heard of a shampoo bar before, but this looks pretty good, i may hav to give it a try x

  5. I've heard about/ seen shampoo bars before but I've never really liked the idea. I don't really know how I'd wash my hair (it's bum length) without wasting a lot/ making a mess/ both. I'm intrigued by it, but I think I'd only purchase once to experiment. It must be really hard to keep it dry in your shower? x


  6. This was such a great review. It would definitely be hard to keep the bar dry enough to get all 80 washes out of it. Thanks for the heads up!

  7. I love Lush's shampoo bars! I haven't tried this Juniper one, but I've tried many of the others. I think the Jason and the Argan Oil one is my favorite!
    Also, I got the square tin (I think it's technically for the massage bars), and I think it works a little better than the round tin! You still have to wait to put it in there after using it, but with the square one, the shampoo bars are a bit easier to get out.

    Melissa //

  8. Great detailed review! I've also wanted to try Lush's range of shampoo bars but find them very pricey and I also have very a dry scalp. I'm not sure how long one of the bars would last for me as I have fairly long hair at the moment.


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