Here in the Philippines, it’s a practice to wash our hair daily due to the humid weather we have. In my quest to reduce my waste, one of the things that I find that we throw a lot in our household are plastic bottles, with that are shampoo bottles. Other than that, commercialised shampoo’s have a lot of chemicals which damage the hair and scalp.


** grabbed from Lush Philippines FB page **


SHAMPOO BARS! Shampoo bars may be the answer. So I searched high and low for any sellers of shampoo bars here in the country. (I am yet to create my own shampoo in the future) In my shock, I only found two shampoo bars being sold here. (If you know any, do let me know.) This blog post is dedicated for the first one.


LUSH. Many of you may have heard of this company. It is readily found in almost all Ayala Malls. They offer a variety of fresh handmade products imported from the United Kingdom. With this they have different types of shampoo bars in the Philippine market, made with essential oils and fresh ingredients. As per their advertisement, one bar (lasting up to 80-100 washes depending on hair length and thickness) is equivalent to two to three 8 fluid oz. shampoo bottles.


Because I have dry scalp hence the dandruff (no matter what type of anti-dandruff commercialised shampoo I use, it never seems to be gone), I opted to get the Soak and Float shampoo bar which was recommended by the staff at Lush.


The Soak and Float

“Sad, irritated scalps rejoice! We’ve got just the thing to soothe your troubles. We pack cade oil into this one to treat dry or angry scalps, leaving them feeling calm and relaxed. Rose oil works to soothe the scalp too, and also lends its heady aroma to this bar’s sweet and smoky perfume.” – Lush

Table 2

Rating: 5 being the highest, 1 being the lowest; based on the comparative results I get from my previous shampoo


** Lather’s really well even with just 3 to 4 rubs to my hair. My hair is also quite long as it is up to my mid lower back. **

Here I did a short comparison between a Lush shampoo bar versus a regular shampoo bottle.



** Various pictures taken during the duration I was using the shampoo. My shampoo bar lasted around 85 washes. **

Why I opted to buy this product

** The only thing that I do not like about this product is that it is imported. Hence, I still looked for another place wherein I can source shampoo bars here in the country. I believe it is very important to support and use locally sourced and made products. ** 


** grabbed from Lush Philippines FB page **


This review is purely based on personal experience and is not a sponsored review. Tables presented were a simple comparison on the locally available shampoo competitors.

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10 replies on “Conscious living : Lush shampoo bars

  1. Ms. Phoebe, I think it’s more than 85 washes because I tried it too several times. It did worked for my scalp too. Thank you for doing this. I am all support to your advocacy. Through your posts in your Blog my experience as a professor of Environmental Science will have more meaning and impact. It’s living what I teach😊

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  2. Me and my friends would like to use a shampoo that is not plastic pàckaged. But where can we buy lush bar shampoo here in Iloilo City?

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  3. I’d like to try this too because of my dandruff that never seems to go away..and of course I want to lessen the use of plastics. Is it effective for your flakes?


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