Assonance: Lush Stimulating Spice Solid Shampoo for Sensitive Scalps

A few weeks ago I bought some new skincare from Lush and it’s all been pretty well used so here are some speed reviews of the products!

I have used Lush shampoo bars before and didn’t think much of them – they seemed to disappear quickly and didn’t lather nicely.

But since I was having a Lush Renaissance I picked up this new shampoo bar, Stimulating Spice because it’s for delicate scalps like mine. It smells lovely; like cinnamon and gingerbread. A bit Christmassy I admit, but who cares.

This one contains Cinnamon, clove and bay oils for stimulate scalps; its good for dry and irritated scalps but also for thinning hair.


My verdict on this product is both love and hate.

I love it because it smells fantastic, it does make my scalp feel clean without any mad itching, it lathers up beautifully with little effort and it’s easy to use.

On the other hand, it feels good on the scalp but is harsh on my hair – my hair is literally squeaking after this shampoo (like in the old adverts – does you hair squeak?! Congratulations, your hair is now dry and damaged) and it’s very knotty afterwards. It’s super super foamy. Makes me feel like I am performing a magic trick.

Also the Sodium Lauryl Slufate my scalp does not like AT ALL in any shampoo, even solid ones. Sure enough after a few washes, my scalp started to flake as it does when I over use shampoos with SLS. Eek. It’s a shame they didn’t have an alternative to it.


Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Nettle and Peppermint Infusion (Urtica dioica and Mentha piperita), Glycerine, Nettle Absolute (Urtica urens), Rosemary Absolute (Rosmarinus officinalis), Bay Oil (Pimenta racemosa), Clove Bud Oil (Eugenia caryophyllus), Cinnamon Leaf Oil (Cinnamomum zeylanicum), *Cinnamal, *Eugenol, *Benzyl Benzoate, *Limonene, *Linalool, Colour 73360, Cinnamon Stick (Cinnamomum cassia)

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