I don’t know about you, but whenever I use a liquid shampoo I always seem to use too much! It then takes forever to rinse out, or even worse, feels like it’s still stuck in your hair after rinsing. And of course then you also get through it a lot faster as well.

With the promise of 60 – 80 washes for my short hair, the Montalbano Shampoo Bar seems surprisingly good value for £5.75, lasting much longer than the liquid shampoo I was using previously, and containing more natural ingredients too. It has a very lemony scent, which you can smell on your hair after a while although it’s not overpowering. There’s piece of green olives in the shampoo bar as well, which I did think might be inclined to make my hair greasy, but thankfully they didn’t have that effect.

Lush Montalbano Review

My hair is naturally blonde, but it tends to look more brown in the winter before the sunlight lightens it in the spring and summer. The inclusion of lemon oil in Montalbano helps to lighten my hair without the need for sunshine, which is fantastic for a typically British summer!

The bar lathers up easily when rubbed between your hands, but works equally well just streaked over hair before rubbing it in with your hands, which can help to get those awkward strands of hair that always lurk behind the ear. Because it lathers so easily, there’s no risk of using more than you need, which means it should definitely last a nice long time. It’s a bit annoying to have to leave it out to dry off for a while before putting it away, but that aside, it’s definitely good value for money for the amount of washes you get.

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