Soak and Float Solid Shampoo Bar

Soak and Float Review

Lush says:

Effective anti-dandruff shampoo bar that smells like rich tar. Cade oil gives Soak and Float its distinctive smell and works against the microbes which cause dandruff and it works to alleviate bothered scalps that are dry and itchy.

Initial Thoughts

The Soak and Float solid shampoo bar was the first product I purchased from Lush in hopes of calming my occasionally itchy scalp. I was already wary of the bar as I had read online that it had an unpleasantly strong campfire smell. When I finally got my hands on it, I was surprised. There was a faint smell but it was by no means overpowering or off-putting. Also, if you suffer from dandruff or an irritated scalp, the smell is a small price to pay for relief.


I lathered the bar up in my hands and spread it throughout my hair, making sure to massage it into my scalp. After rinsing it out, the campfire smell was nonexistent. It did not linger in my hair or scalp. The next time I used the bar, I followed it with Jungle conditioner and that was the only fragrance that lingered.


The Soak and Float bar was the first shampoo to effectively calm my scalp. Once my hair was dry, my scalp felt a bit tight but clean. It did quell the itchiness for a reasonable amount of time but not 100%. When using this shampoo, you definitely need to follow with a good conditioner as it will leave your hair a bit dry without it. Don’t worry about the initial smell, it disappears after you rinse and any residue will be masked with your conditioner.

Rating: 75 PTS by Angela Jude


Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Water (Aqua), Cade Oil (Juniperus oxycedrus), Lavender Oil (Lavandula hybrida), Marigold Petals (Calendula officinalis), Rose Petals (Rosa centifolia), *Limonene, *Linalool, Perfume.