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5 May 2019

Dear John Coffee Shampoo Bar




With the amount of new hair care coming out from Lush, it can be very daunting for fans to know what to invest in, and which ones to avoid altogether. As quickly as they arrive, my hair becomes the testing ground for these new products, which often leaves my locks feeling rather confused and in despair.

After numerous new conditioners and protein shampoos, Dear John Coffee Shampoo Bar came along and completely blew each and every one of them out of the water. This is easily the best shampoo bar that Lush have EVER done. Yes, you heard that right! And if you're not convinced what makes this one shine, please continue reading to find out. 

Firstly, the smell of this bar is simply delicious. If you enjoy Cup O' Coffee Body Mask, you'll love the rich and smoky coffee scent that this limited edition brings to the table. As others have mentioned before me, there is also something slightly woody about the fragrance of this that reminds me a little of Dear John as well.

Having said that, if you're not a fan of coffee, you may be pleased to know that the scent of this doesn't really seem to make itself known when it's being used in the shower. Strangely, despite the robust smell when its dry; when it's wet, the smell almost evaporates a little. If you're worried that the coffee will permeate your locks and leave a smell that follows you around, you may be pleased to know that the aroma all but dissipates when the shampoo is washed out. 

What the inclusion of both the coffee beans and the caffeine powder does do however, is stimulate the scalp and promote healthy growth. If you're like me, that suffers from both rather thin hair, or hair that doesn't seem to want to grow as fast as others do, this shampoo bar will work wonders at helping this process to speed up a little. While it's probably more wishful thinking than actual progress, my hair genuinely feels a little longer since I began using this about 10 days ago.

What I will say is that Dear John Coffee Shampoo Bar lathers up really generously, so you barely need to stimulate it between your hands before you have enough to massage into your hair and scalp. Once you have done this, leaving it on for a couple of minutes before rinsing it away will work wonders at cleaning your whole head of hair.

After using this only once, I was amazed when I noticed how soft my hair felt before I applied my conditioner. I find that a lot of shampoos tends to rely on the conditioning aspect of your routine, to retain that moisture. However, I can safely say that this limited edition could easily be used by itself, and still heed impressive results.

While my hair was drying, I noticed how much softer my locks felt; how much more shine my hair had on offer; and even how much thicker it looked and felt after I had brushed out any tangles. While my ends were still a little frizzy, the rest of my hair sat beautifully down my back, and it's the first time in a long while that I was able to wear my hair down without needing to apply an oil.

Ultimately, I do think that it's a little strange that one of Lush's best ever shampoos has been released only as a limited edition. And it's a shame that it has received less coverage than these other products because of this fact. In my mind, Dear John Coffee Shampoo Bar is my favourite shampoo from Lush, and coupled with the recently released American Cream Pressed Conditioner, makes my hair look and feel like gorgeous.

Quantitative Ingredients: Sodium Coco Sulfate, Fair Trade Organic Clove Infusion, Perfume, Ground Coffee, Cocoa Powder, Whole Coffee Bean, Cedarwood Oil, Vetivert Oil, Coriander Seed Oil, Clove Bud Oil, Molasses, Aloe Vera Extract, Caffeine Powder, *Citral, *Coumarin, *Eugenol, *Limonene, *Linalool.

Vegan?: Yes.

2019 Price: £7.50 each.

Year Of Original Release: 2019.


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