My nephew is coming into town, so I’ve moved what’s left of my bottled shampoo and conditioner to the guest bathroom. I now have a good excuse to buy my first bottle-free shampoo – a good way to reduce plastic usage. I read Suzan’s review on Lush shampoo bar and headed over to Del Amo mall and the Lush store this morning.

The first thing that struck me was how visually appealing the store was. Lots of colors! I like it.

Ashari was really helpful in showing me the shampoo bars and the various attributes and scents of each.  I decided go with the “Honey I Washed My Hair” for my first venture into Lush shampoo bars. It’s supposed to good for color-treated hair. Maybe I’ll try something more exotic next time.

Store manager Dominique was friendly and knowledgeable. (She kind of reminds me of Penelope Garcia of CM.) She told me about a special Halloween event they were having today (sorry – posting this too late) featuring re-usable treat-or-treat bags. Dominique explained how their plastic cartons, made from 100% post-consumer plastic, can be returned to the store and are recycled again into containers; and how their product bundles are packaged in tins that can be re-used as lunch boxes, or paper made from recycled materials (she pointed out one made from banana peels) and are recyclable.

What caught my eye were their charity pots.  Containing body lotion, 100% of the purchase price goes towards supporting humanitarian, environmental and animal rights causes locally and around the world.

I look forward to learning more about Lush.