I had previously tried Trichomania, and that didn't work for me. So I decided to try a different solid shampoo, and went for soak n float since I have a dandruff problem.
I've finished the bar, and it's lasted a few months, but that's using it about 3-4 times a week and only on the scalp. But I used it along with Curly Wurly shampoo. This did not eliminate my dandruff, it just reduced it. But now that I'm done with the bar. Also, about the smell, I could smell it, but it wasn't really strong for me.
Overall, I liked it, but no miracles.
I am writing this review on behalf of my husband.
He has severe psoriasis; his scalp is red and irritated, and he has a lot of flakes. He decided to give this a shot to see if it made any difference in the condition of his scalp. After about two weeks' use, he reports less itching, softer and healthier hair, less redness, and a slight decrease in flakes. He also loves the scent, but he is a man who loves smokey scotches, so I can see the appeal for him.
He also thinks it's really easy to use, and he likes the little tin! The shampoo gets stuck in the tin, so he just rubs the bar all over his head while it's still in the tin.
I said I would buy this product again because I would if I needed to. The smell was just too much for me to take, it almost made me wretch each time I used it. I had to wash my hair with the bathroom window wide open in the middle of Canadian winter BUT, it literally 'cured' a dandruff problem that had appeared suddenly. After a couple applications, the itchiness, flakes and the characteristic smell on my scalp was gone. For good. Head & Shoulders did nothing at all for me. Soak 'n' Float, literally blasted the dandruff away without killing my hair.
on behalf of my husband...I want to thank you LUSh for making this shampoo bar. He is very happy with the result. His dandruff is gone after 1 application, his scalp is healthy (not itchy, flaky and dry anymore). FANTASTIC!
Ok, so the smell is not everyone's cup of tea (I happen to like it and find it rather comforting, but I'm also known to have no sense of smell... so....) but I really think people aren't giving this shampoo a fair shake. It absolutely works. It's been keeping my flakes at bay, and since I've run out of my bar, my hair has lost the shine and lustre that I attribute to Soak 'n' Float. It just seems so much healthier when I use it. And it doesn't contain sls. And it's environmentally friendly because the packaging a simple reusable tin. And it lasts forever so you get value for money. A couple of swipes with the bar on the top of my head and I've got more than enough lather for one wash. The bar I bought lasted me for four months. And there are reviewers here that have made it last many months longer. I think that's my only gripe with this product-I don't really know how to store it after I use it. It can get mushy and water logged fairly easily. But don't hate on it because of the smell people! It's still worth it and anyways, it really doesn't last long after you wash.
I recently got dandruff, I've no idea how, but was using LUSH Squeaky Green when I noticed itching and flaking, so I switched to Soak and Float, but it didn't do anything for my dandruff, and the itching has gotten worse. The smell is bad as everyone has said, but I give it a 2 because of the organic, packaging-free and no-animal testing policy of LUSH. However, using a supermarket anti-dandruff shampoo worked better in getting rid of my dandruff than Soak and Float.
This shampoo strips off more oil than the Lush Ultimate Shine Solid Shampoo. That works well for my very oily hair. It does remove some flakes but not completely. The smell is very strong but tolerable. Each bar also lasts a long time. This shampoo also contains less synthetic ingredients than some of the other Lush solid shampoo.
I love this shampoo. It does exactly what it promises to do: gets rid of the flakes. Interestingly, I also need a richer conditioner with this bar, so I use retread, also from lush. I have to say that switching from store brands to lush took no time at all. I have yet to find a product from them that turns me off, so to speak. The smell on this is rather strong, and might be off putting to a lot of people. But it is a warm smell, nevertheless. Though I never went camping, this is what good wood fire should smell like. According to the website, the smoky smell is due to oil of cade, which is also the key ingredient here to battle the fluff.
I love the fact that it has no packaging. I love th fact that it is economical, compared to many other brands that I have tried from sephora. When I get through the bar I am using now (which I alternate with Big, and Rehab from the same line), I will certainly purchase again to keep the flurries at bay.
I have tried so many things to get rid of my flakes. I've tried shampoo bars with oils, olive oil soaks, coconut oil and many different shampoos. I bought this on a whim to see if it would work, and because I like that Lush doesn't package shampoo in plastic bottles, instead they do shampoo bars with no excess waste.
It does smell strongly, but the smell doesn't stay on my hair. I don't mind the strong smell in the bathroom since it gets rid of my flakes like nothing has before! Just wet it, rub it in my hands and then rub it into my scalp. It lathers sooo much! I just follow up with conditioner and I'm set. My hair has no flakes now. I will be buying this bar from now on!
I'm reviewing this product for my fiance, who has dandruff and was looking for an alternative to the tar-based, sickeningly chemical-smelling shampoos from the drugstore. As a LUSH employee, I decided I'd have him try this out. At first skeptical, after washing with it he was sold. He claims his scalp feels better moisturized, and he enjoyed the bar's consistency. I will update this review after a few washes to check the progress of the bar's dandruff-fighting claims. He was wary of the bar after attempting to lather it in his hands, which apparently was an unsuccessfully endeavor, but claimed that following direct application to his scalp, he worked up much more lather than he even needed. A word on the smell: personally, the smell of this was very off-putting to me. To put it best, it smells very strongly of a campfire, nothing more. If you like the ashy, smoky scent of a campfire, than you'll probably enjoy this bar. It doesn't smell as horrendous as the other reviewers have ranted about; rather, it's a VERY potent scent of campfire, period. I'm sure most women, as I am, would be reluctant to use a product that doesn't leave us scented with something more appealing, but my fiance truly does love the scent. And it wears off quickly after use. He follows up with the Coolaulin conditioner and that leaves a pleasant coconut fragrance behind anyways. We are both pleased with the packaging, as always, as he keeps it in his handy shampoo bar tin which can then be reused. So far, it seems that this is another winning LUSH product.