7 Reasons To Ditch Your Bottle Of Shampoo For Lush's Shampoo Bar

7 Reasons To Ditch Your Bottle Of Shampoo For Lush's Shampoo Bar

Honestly, it would be stupid not to.

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As the weather begins to chill each year I find my scalp becoming dry and irritated. I'll find a new shampoo that'll help my scalp for a few washes, but it will quickly become flaky again.

This year as I was searching for new products, I stumbled upon Lush's shampoo bars. I was extremely hesitant at first because honestly scrubbing your head with a bar seems a little strange. After only one wash I was completely obsessed.

Now, months later, I am having just as much success as when I started, and my one bar of shampoo is still going strong! Here are some reasons why this product will also change your life!

1. One bar can last up to 80 washes

Yes, that is correct. One small bar can last up to 80 washes. That's as much as 2-3 bottle of regular shampoo!!!

3. All natural

Emily Anne on Instagram: “Ohhh the smell of #lushlabs OCT 29 2018 release of shampoo bars’ #mangoexuberance is fresh and fruity and delightful. Although I have no…”

Just like all of Lush's products, their shampoo bars are made from essential oils and all natural ingredients.

4. Works wonders for sensitive skin

The bar I've been using is the "Soak and Float." It is made specifically for irritated scalps. Filled with cade and rose oils along with marigold and rose petals, it leaves your head happier than ever.

5. Environmentally friendly

Shampoo bars require ZERO packaging. That is ZERO waste being put onto our earth. If you are worried about storing your shampoo bars, Lush also sells round, reusable tins that are perfect for holding a variety of products!

6. Cruelty free

This is a major seller for me, personally. Lush does not test their finished products on animals and only purchase ingredients from cruelty-free suppliers.

7. Makes your hair healthier and happier

The best part is that by switching to this product, you are not losing any of the value provided by other salon recommended products. My hair has never been softer or healthier than it is now. Even color-treated hair can benefit from Lush's shampoo bar!

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20 Small Tattoos With Big Meanings

Tattoos with meaning you can't deny.
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It's tough to find perfect tattoos with meaning.

You probably want something permanent on your body to mean something deeply, but how do you choose a tattoo that will still be significant in 5, 10, 15, or 50 years? Over time, tattoos have lost much of their stigma and many people consider them a form of art, but it's still possible to get a tattoo you regret.

So here are 20 tattoos you can't go wrong with. Each tattoo has its own unique meaning, but don't blame me if you still have to deal with questions that everyone with a tattoo is tired of hearing!

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1. A semi-colon indicates a pause in a sentence but does not end. Sometimes it seems like you may have stopped, but you choose to continue on.


2. "A smooth sea never made a skilled sailor."


3. Top symbol: unclosed delta symbol which represents open to change. Bottom symbol: strategy.


4. "There are nights when the wolves are silent and only the moon howls."


5. Viking symbol meaning "create your own reality."


6.Greek symbol of Inguz: where there's a will, there's a way.

7. Psalm 18:33 "He makes my feet like the feet of a deer; he causes me to stand on the heights."


8. 'Ohm' tattoo that represents 4 different states of consciousness and a world of illusion: waking (jagrat), dreaming (swapna), deep sleep (sushupti), transcendental state (turiya) and world of illusion (maya)


9. Alchemy: symbolizes copper, means love, balance, feminine beauty and artistic creativity.


10. The Greek word “Meraki" means to do something with soul, passion, love and creativity or to put yourself in to whatever you do.


11. Malin (Skövde, Sweden) – you have to face setbacks to be able to go forward.

12. Symbol meaning "thief" from the Hobbit. It was the rune Gandalf etched into Bilbo's door so the dwarves could find his house.


13. “Lux in tenebris" means “light in darkness."

14. Anchor Tattoo: symbolizing strength & stability, something (or someone) who holds you in place, and provides you the strength to hold on no matter how rough things get.

15."Ad Maiora" is translated literally as “Towards greater things." It is a formula of greeting used to wish more success in life, career or love.


16. A glyphs means “explore." It was meant as a reminder for me to never stop exploring.

17. "Aut inveniam viam aut faciam," meaning roughly, "Either I shall find a way, or I will make one."


18. Lotus Flower. It grows in muddy water, and it is this environment that gives forth the flower's first and most literal meaning: rising and blooming above the murk to achieve enlightenment.

19. The zen (or ensō) circle to me represents enlightenment, the universe & the strength we all have inside of us.

20. Two meanings. The moon affirms life. It looks as if it is constantly changing. Can reminds us of the inconsistency of life. It is also symbolizes the continuous circular nature of time and even karma.


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The Art Behind A Barbershop

Going to a barber to get a haircut might seem mundane, but the process itself creates a unique bond over an unappreciated art form.

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I drive my dad's Toyota Camry by the street side parking spaces adjacent to the shop. The shop's parking lot is spare and not very forgiving, oftentimes forcing one to parallel park, but I am fortunate today and find several empty spots. I slowly turn the steering wheel to the right, guiding the car to park in the middle spot right in front of the shop and exit the vehicle while watching for oncoming traffic. The process of getting to the barbershop alone is memorable, so how does the service fare?

Entering the barbershop, I'm greeted by the owner's playlist of Arabic, Hindi, and Spanish songs that reflect the diversity of their customers. I hang my coat on the rack, expecting to take a seat and wait upwards of a half hour for a barber to be available, but the man in the back-left corner smiles at me and motions for me to take a seat at his station. Each of the barbers at this family business greets me as they do any customer with a sincerity that makes you feel as though you are part of their family. They speak in Arabic to each other as they style their customer's hair, and though I don't speak their language, I detect from their tone of voice the friendly banter that you'd find between uncles, brothers, and cousins at a gathering.

As I take a seat, I tell the barber what I'd like to get done today. A short haircut and a beard trim. He nods as he wraps a paper strip around my neck. Some stylists might prioritize efficiency and cut quickly to get through as many customers as possible. Not so here. He works with a meticulous attention to detail, often switching to trimmers of different sizes to better remove stray hairs. Yet the haircut doesn't seem frantic or mismanaged in the slightest—the barber appears in control at all times. He gently tilts my head down or to the side to cut different hairs, unlike prior stylists who've yanked and shoved my skull every way possible.

I doubt any barber thinks of their work as art, but the process of cutting can certainly be artistic in the right hands. Barbers must be careful as they cut and style hair, much like how a sculptor chisels to form works of a grand scale. Although there isn't as much of lasting appeal in a haircut as there is in a sculpture since it fades as soon as the hair grows back, It has a powerful emotional significance. Your image can unconsciously impact how you view yourself as a short and a long haircut each produce different reactions. Placing this power in the hands of a barber creates an unspoken bond of trust, one that attaches meaning to your haircut and makes the barber's work more meaningful for him. When you get a great haircut, there's a sense of gratitude for the barber's work that is often overlooked.

As I get my beard trimmed, I need to hold an even greater trust in the barber—one that hinges on not just my appearance, but also my life. He nudges my head backward and pulls out a blade in order to shave my grotesque neckbeard. After applying gel, he scrubs the blade across my cheeks and my neck to remove the stubble and smoothen out the skin. While I'd prefer a more modern method of shaving with a razor, using a knife delivers a cleaner shave, and despite my apprehensions about willingly lying down defenseless as a man holds a short dagger at my throat, I trust in his abilities and let him do his work. It's kind of like a higher stakes trust fall; the blade has this power to bond barber and customer.

When his work is done, I glance at the mirror, feeling reborn again. I walked into the barbershop a disheveled man. I walk out cleansed of excess hair, yes, but I also walk out with an appreciation and newfound respect for the barber's work and environment. I pay, making sure to give a generous tip and leave soon after. My stubble grows back within days thanks to hair growth genetics and I once again appear unkempt. Despite my better attempts, I fail to achieve as clean of a shave as a barber can, yet I do not distress this failure, for it means I can once again enjoy the experience of going to the barbershop and appreciating a hidden and unappreciated art form.

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