LUSH Solid Shampoos Now SLS-Free!

I’m a big fan of LUSH products, especially the solid shampoos. I have been using ‘Seanik’ for a couple of years now (it’s my summertime fave!) and it gives my normally limp hair lots of body and shine. One of the best things about LUSH solid shampoos is that the only packaging involved is the piece of paper it comes wrapped in. That’s it! You can purchase a cute little tin to keep it in, and it makes traveling a cinch, especially with all the air travel restrictions on liquids.

Even more good news – LUSH has recently eliminated sodium lauryl sulfates (SLS) from many of their solid shampoo formulations. The new and improved formula uses a gentle, natural alternative derived from pure coconut oil.

From the LUSH website:

Sodium coco-sulfate is less irritating than SLS because it removes less moisture from the top layers of skin. For people with sensitive skin (prone to dermatitis, acne, eczema, psoriasis, and chemical sensitivity), the drying property of SLS may cause flare-ups of skin conditions or may worsen existing conditions. Sodium coco-sulfate also leaves hair and skin wonderfully soft and conditioned.

The solid shampoos that are now SLS free are Karma Komba, New!, Seanik, Soak & Float, Squeaky Green and Ultimate Shine. (Now if only they would nix the synthetic perfumes!)

Another thing I love about these solid shampoos is that a little goes a long way and one little bar will last you months on end. Mine usually lasts for up to 3 months of almost daily use. It’s easy to use, too – you can either apply it directly to your wet hair, or wet it and rub it between your hands and then apply the lather to your hair.

Stephanie Rogers is a fashion- and beauty-obsessed freelance writer with an abiding love for kale and organic wine, living in Asheville, North Carolina.