After using it a few times I already can say: This is the best hair product I ever used!!! Because IT DOES WHAT IT SAYS, and in such a perfect way you can't believe. After all those hollow promises in advertisings or hair salons (I used everything.. from drugstore shampoos to overrated brands like tigi) I never thought I would ever come across a hair product the costumer can really count on.
I have extreme bleached hair and til 2009 I often straightened it and blow-drying after every wash was a must. Added on this I have problems concerning hormone balance - you can't believe how much hair I lost everyday!! Hairline crack caused of long-term "little" hair damages AND real hair loss caused of hormones, malnutrition, whatever. NEW! Hair .. It's a mercy! I have been using this for 1 week and every morning I'm so happy running with my hand through my hair and finding no fallen out hair!! when I did this before using NEW!, you could find blonde hair everywhere.. sofa, on my jacket, on the carpet under my seat at school :D,.. Incredible it did its work already after 3 times of use. changeover from hair loss-disaster to healthy scalp that keeps your hair. And it HAS TO be the shampoo which did this miracle - I didn't take hormones, didn't eat other things than normally,... I just took another shampoo :) Now I'll definitely buy also a LUSH hair treatment for my damaged hair (of course NEW doesn't repair your hairline crack.. it already does enough miracles without ;D) and I'm convinced I get back my healthy hair with my new favorite brand. Since I know NEW! Hair, I also know: I'll never return to TIGI. I found my perfect hair product which keeps its promise :)
I bought this shampoo bar at a time when I had experienced a lot of hair loss due to using clairol herbal essences. Let me tell you: this little bar WORKS! After the hair loss, I started using this and the hair came back! It left my scalp feeling clean and invigorated. The cinnamon scent didn't linger but it did wake me up in my morning shower. This bar helped me out during a time when I was so worried about the hair loss so it will always hold a special place in my heart.
its such a cute little shampoo bar hehe. it doesn't smell as good as the other Lush products i think~ but its still good nonetheless~
i bought this after a terrible haircut (==") and the BA told me its suppose to stimulate hair growth. i haven't really noticed much of that. though i use this with American Cream and my hair ends up really smooth and shiny~
it was a bit too... tame afterwards? like, straight and shiny, for my liking anyways~ im more looking for hair with more volume. so because of that i won't be buying this again (gonna try New next time =]) but its still a good shampoo~
This is my first experience with a solid shampoo bar, and already I love the idea. Love the lack of packaging and how long it lasts. I was worried it would leave my hair feeling like I'd washed it with soap, but it didn't, although it did feel more squeaky-clean than some liquid shampoos leave it, and you DEFINITELY need a good conditioner after it.
The smell is ok, reminds me of Dentyne Cinnamon Gum which I used to love!
The best way to store it in the bathroom is on a wire soap-rack or dish - keeps it dry and leaves no splodges of shampoo anywhere. I'd only use the tin for travel.
I haven't had it for long enough to establish whether it's helping the growth of new hair or not, but I haven't noticed a change in the amount coming out.
The only thing that might prevent me buying this again is that I think it leaves my scalp a little bit dry and itchy (not flaky though - so far!). Usually my scalp takes about 3 days to become slightly greasy after washing, but I left it 4 days after using this and it still wasn't greasy (washed it anyway though!). I will be buying the Ultimate Shine bar next I think, although I'm a bit put off by the 'sparkles' in the bar. I really wish Lush wouldn't put bits of crap in otherwise good products - I had to chuck away a massage bar because it contained purple glitter which got everywhere, and I'm considerably over the age of 10 so it just seemed ridiculous.
I colour my hair and it is possible this shampoo lightens the colour a bit - but that's actually good for me since dyes usually make my hair darker than I like anyway.
It has left my hair very noticeably shinier and smoother, which is fantastic for a very frizzy girl!
I'll monitor the itchy scalp situation and try different conditioners in case they're the problem. If it is the shampoo bar, then so long as it doesn't get worse it probably wouldn't put me off it as it's only mild and the benefits outweigh a slight itch.
This is THE best shampoo I've ever used on my hair. Soft, shiny, a lot of my dry scalp scabby bits seem to be GONE from my scalp in just one use, and I'm not even kidding.
I am completely SOLD on this product. love, love LOVE it! HG product for sure!
I love Lush's solid shampoos, but i was after one that didn;t have Cocodamide DEA in it. So I picked New, even though it wasn't really marketed at me. I hate cinnamon, but this smells beautiful and combines surprisingly well with American Cream.
The effects New has had on my hair are as follows:
Its has brought out the lighter blonde and gingery bits in my otherwise muddy mouse barnet.
My hair is much stronger and before I used to lose a lot of hair showering and brushing. Since using New this is much less. My hair is even shinier and softer than when I was using the Blonde.
I love this bar. Its lasts for months, so is incredibly cheap and there is no packaging whatsoever.
This is the most amazing thing I have ever tried. This is the first time I ever tried Lush's solid shampoo, or any kind of solid shampoo and I am amazed at how great it works. I just wet my hair and rub this straight all over my scalp and it forms the most amazing lather! I massage it into my scalp, wash it out, and my hair feels really clean, then I apply conditioner. Once I have washed the conditioner out, my hair feels so smooth under the water. I let my hair air dry or sometimes blowdry and ever since I started using this shampoo, my hair has been so healthy, shiny, and light-feeling even when I do not style it. It feels like it gets rid of residue that other shampoos leave behind. I can just let my hair air dry and it still looks great natural. My hair has grown a ton ever since I started using this. Plus, this thing lasts forever! It is such a great buy. I got mine for about $10 CDN from the Lush store. I highly recommend this.
I love this shampoo! Its so nice and fun to use. I dont spell cinnimon as much as cloves, though I know it has 'cinnimon?' stuck right in the middle. I bought two and I have have shampoo forever. I really like it, though I havent noticed a dramatic improvement in my hair condition. It does the job, well
i didn't expect to like new! as much as i do. i don't use it every day because i prefer big, but new! makes my hair really soft and my hair has grown a ton. it doesn't dry out my hair like some other lush hair products i've tried.
my hair doesn't grow slowly or anything by any means, but i recently got my hair cut and now i'm tired of having short hair so i'm trying to encourage it to grow. i've been using new! two or three times a week, and my hair is growing much faster than normal. my hair has definitely grown an inch in the past month.
the scent is alright, i personally do not like heavily scented shampoos or anything because they tend to make me nauseous, but this one just smells like cinnamon so it's not too bad. it reminds me of spice curls soap, though spice curls is definitely spicier than new! the scent doesn't stick to my hair after i rinse it out, and i can't smell it unless i'm using it. like it doesn't scent my bathroom or anything like a few of the soaps do.
the price is wonderful, i think. the bar is about ten bucks and i've been using it for a month now and it doesn't even seem to have shrunken in size, and i use more than recommended. instead of three swipes across the scalp i use more like five, and i lather it in my hands afterward. that's awesome for ten bucks. no packaging doesn't bother me, if it bothers you you could always buy a little tin for it. i have a tin in case i'm traveling but i just store the puck on a shelf built into my shower.
My favorite LUSH shampoo bar is normally Seanik, but this bar just took it's place. ♥
First, I love the cinnamon scent. It's very invigorating. Secondly, it lathers up incredibly well. Much faster than even Seanik. The lather seems denser, more abundant as well. And lastly, I was in awe of how shiny my hair was after using this bar for a few days. Every time I used it my hair just looked shinier and felt so soft, light and bouncy. With my hair type, that is hard to come by.
For reference, I have fine, wavy hair that falls about mid back. It can get very frizzy if I use something too drying on it, but at the same time, very weighed down if I use something too moisturizing. This was perfect.
Also wanted to note, I usually have to wash my hair everyday because of it's fine texture; It tends to look really greasy on top if I don't. Using this shampoo I noticed that I can almost let it go 2 days in between washings, though. I say almost because at about the 1.5 day mark it will start to feel like it needs washed (without using this bar that feeling comes at the one day mark, though) but when I look in the mirror it doesn't look like it needs washed, yet. So I can go 2 days if I wanted to now. Huge plus since it usually looks like it needs washed everyday when I use anything else.
Giving this kudos also for using less packaging than regular bottled shampoos. I was skeptical at how well a shampoo bar would work before I tried LUSH's, and now I much prefer them and have a hard time going back to bottled shampoos. I just find these much easier to use and store.
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