Saturday, January 29, 2011

Review LUSH Cosmetics Solid Shampoo: Karma Komba

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*Side view of the solid shampoo bar

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* Top view

*The Claims for Karma Komba* 

Karma scented hair wash.

Calm the mind.

This Karma scented shampoo uses lavendin oil to promote a relaxed attitude, calmer mood and softer skin. It's a simple base that creates a rich foam to clean hair, but this one is really for scenting your hair with our Karma fragrance.

Orange oil smells delicious and tones scalps.

It has toning orange oil, plus pine and patchouli to help keep your scalp soothed and free of the problematic microbes that could cause dandruff.

Lavendin Oil

Lavendin oil is used in our Karma range, from soap to fragrance and haircare. It is soothing, calming and works to relax the emotions.
*My Experience with the Solid Shampoo Bar:*
  • Price: $9.95 for a bar (55 grams)
  • Effectiveness:  Karma Komba lathers very very well; a little bit of the shampoo goes a long way.  I've been using this bar on a regular basis for two months and I'm about half way through. Anyways, the bar leaves no residue whatsoever and makes my hair squeeky clean and sleek. The product also seems to balance the natural oils in my hair in that my hair appears less greasy.
  • Cons: The bar can be a bit drying to use everyday. I circulate my shampoos, and use the Karma Komba every other day or once a week for a through clean. Another con is that the shampoo doesn't give my hair that "umph" of volume.  
  • Scent: Herbally and citrusy - may take some time to get use to but the sent only lingers for 3-4 hours.
  • Bottom line: I would purchase solid shampoos in the future but I'm on the fence about repurchasing Karma Komba.   I love these bars because it's great to carry around when I'm traveling, and it's an environmentally friendly product. 
  • Grade: 8/10

    7 comments:

    M. said...

    Ohhh, it's been awhile since I have checked out your blog! Looks at all these new entries!

    > Thanks for reminding me to check out solid shampoo bars now. I've been curious about them.

    Jenny said...

    I think this shampoo is stinky. :P

    Gigi said...

    Yay! You're reviewing/writing again!

    Great review! I will check out Karma Komba. My fave bar would have to be this:
    http://www.lush.ca/shop/products/hair/solid-shampoos/dr-peppermint

    Margaret said...

    @ M.: YW. I hope to be more regular when posting entries. I will try to post at least twice a week on Wed. and Sat.

    @ Jenny: that's what my mom said too!

    @ Gigi: Yay me! Haha. Ohhh, I will check out Dr. peppermint for sure. I have a lot of shampoo products in my house...gotta use that up first.

    Sammy said...

    Are there any surprise things embedded in the product? I used some of their products before and found dried flowers and stuff once I get to the core...

    Chelsy said...

    I have greasy hair, hopefully this soap will make my hair less greasy! I can't wait to check this out next time I'm at Market Mall.

    Rose said...

    I <3 Karma Komba

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