LUSH Copperhead is one of six new solid shampoo bars launched this spring. LUSH already offers henna hair dye bars to add shine and colour to hair, but now they've worked red henna into a shampoo bar promising similar effects.
|Copperhead in a LUSH shampoo bar tin (sold separately for $3.95)|
Since I had dyed my hair several weeks ago and the colour was fading, I decided it didn't hurt to give it a shot. (At this point, if you are familiar with LUSH shampoo bars, you probably know that they are formulated with sodium lauryl sulfate. You're thinking, "you idiot, sulfate shampoos will strip the dye out of your hair." Here and here are two posts suggesting that sulfates may not be as stripping to dye as is commonly believed. I personally haven't noticed a difference between sulfate and sulfate-free in regards to my dye job.)
What I really love about LUSH's shampoo bars is that they are low in packaging (no plastic, wrapped in paper if you buy in store) and are super portable (no liquid to spill all over inside your luggage!) However, after previously trying Seanik and Soak & Float, and now Copperhead, I feel that the shampoo bars just aren't for me.
If you have had success in the past with other LUSH shampoo bars, Copperhead might be worth a look! Unfortunately, it didn't do anything for my fine, thin hair and exacerbated my dry scalp. Judging by the reviews on the LUSH website and online, it's actually pretty well-loved, so I'm in the minority. I might revisit Copperhead once every week or two in between shampooing with something that agrees with my scalp a little better, and hopefully see some of that promised shine and colour.
Ingredients: sodium lauryl sulfate, agar, water, red henna (Lawsonia inermis), cocoa butter (Theobroma cacao), fragrance, ground coffee (Coffea arabica), vetivert oil (Vetiveria zizanoides), fair trade vanilla absolute (Vanilla planifolia), roasted cocoa extract (Theobroma cacao), coriander seed oil (Coriandrum sativum), powdered rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis), fresh organic lemon juice (Citrus limonum), caffeine powder, coumarin, limonene, linalool
Available at LUSH: $11.95 CAD / 55 g