Travelling without liquids – Solid Shampoo Bars

Travelling without liquids solid shampoo

Just a quick rush to the bathroom, you open your toiletry kit and without looking you want to take your shampoo out. But instead of grabbing the clean bottle, your fingers are covered in a mixture of soap-like liquids.

Ugghh, right? We have all been there!

Travelling without liquids – Solid Shampoo

Solid shampoos are not very well known, but are simply great! No more leaking bottles no matter where you go – your toiletry kit and backpack will stay dry and clean.

How does it work?

Step 1: Wet your hair as you would usually when you wash it.

Step 2: Take your solid shampoo bar

Step 3: Move the solid shampoo bar about 2-3 times around your hair. (1 time is enough for short hair like mine)

Step 4: Bubbbbles and foam will form like magic!

Step 5: Put the shampoo bar away and massage the foam into your hair!

Step 6: Rinse and ready!

Where do you get the solid shampoo bars?

I just know of one place that sells them at the moment, there might be more out there though. The one that I use is from Lush Cosmetics. They only use organic and fresh ingredients and do not test on animals. They don’t put any chemical conservatives into their products and are no fans of single packaging. You can either check if there is a Lush Cosmetics Shop in your country or order online.

What different shampoo bars are available?

Lush currently offers eight different solid shampoo bars in their product line:

Jumping Juniper

This is the one I use – and I love it! Jumping Juniper is perfect when your hair tends to get oily, is smells deliciously like lavender and rosemary!

I got two of them – one to just leave at home and go travelling and the other is at my boyfriends. You can see I got one of the metal tins Lush sells. They fit the bars perfectly!

Travelling without liquids solid shampoo lush jumping juniper

There are plenty other shampoo bars, here a quick view on them:

  • New! Works wonders! When your hair is getting stressed and getting thinner – this might be the solution for you! The smell is like christmas: cinnamon and clove!
  • Seanik: Sea salt and seaweed for wavy locks and volume. Smells like lemon and jasmine! Mhh
  • Karma Komba: It’s all about karma! Smoothens out your hair and leaves your sculp sooth and in form.
  • Godiva: 2 in 1: Shampoo and Conditioner – what for do you ask more? With nut oils and shea butter for an awesome shiny hair.
  • Check out also Soak and Float, Squeaky Green, Ultimate Shine and Dr. Peppermint.


The price varies quite a lot depending on the country you buy it in.

In Canada the solid shampoo bars range from 10.95 to 11.95 CAD; whereas in the states from 10.95 to 11.95 USD and in Austria from 9.95 to 10.45 Eur.


I will definitely buy them again! The smell is great and my hair was never so healthy and shiny. Must buy and must keep!

  • Shape: 5/5 points
  • Size: 5/5 points
  • Travel-friendly 5/5 points


Keep on travelling and stay safe!



Note: This post is not sponsored, neither have I received samples provided by lush. This post expresses my own personal point of view.

Viktoria Urbanek Travel Blog Chronic Wanderlust

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At Chronic Wanderlust, I write about my two great passions: travelling and diving – and have been doing so since 2013.

I usually spend a solid majority of the year travelling to experience extraordinary underwater adventures, taking road trips through countries I don’t know (yet) or exploring my home country of Austria.

As a certified divemaster, passionate underwater & travel photographer, road trip enthusiast and individual traveller, I collect unique moments all over the world.

I don’t believe that severe cases of wanderlust – aka chronic wanderlust – can be cured, only treated. On this blog, I want to show you how this can best be realised.

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