I'm a little late to writing up my thoughts on this line by Long Wknd (formerly known as Habitat Botanicals) by Pela, so much so that they actually changed their name and branding since I bought this zero waste set! Name aside I still think my write up will be relevant since the products themselves haven't changed.
I bought this set because there was a deal to get the entire set for $10 when you signed up for a recurring subscription, I jumped at the bait to get a deodorant, lip balm, shampoo, conditioner and body wash all for $10. Plus they're completely plastic free and vegan. Long Wknd is made in Canada and this set encompasses all of their current product offerings.
Here are my thoughts on each of the products.
Deodorant: I did not like this deodorant unfortunately. It has baking soda in as an ingredient which really irritated my skin. I normally don't have sensitive skin but after wearing this for 3-4 days in a row I developed a rash on my underarms from it! It took a couple of days without deodorant for it to go away too. I had to toss the rest of the tube because of that.
Lip Balm: I really enjoyed this lip balm. It smells very sweet/vanilla-y and is very moisturizing on the lips. I didn't find the paper tube to be too hard to use either. It did melt easier during the summer months than standard lip balm I've used before but I love that it didn't make my lips more chapped after using it.
Shampoo: I loved the shampoo bar from Long Wknd! The shampoo lathers up so much better than liquid shampoos and left my hair feeling extremely clean, but not stripped. I will say that overall I'm not the biggest fan of bar shampoo's for the sole reason that they erode too quickly from being in the shower. Even keeping it on a wooden soap stand it was gone in a month. That said, I probably will stick to my liquid refillable shampoo because I think I get more out of it than a shampoo bar. But if you love shampoo bars you'll love this one!
Conditioner: Honestly, I've never been able to get a conditioner bar to work for me. I can't get them to lather and they just end up clumping up in my hair and hands. I never feel it truly moisturizes my hair. Therefore I wouldn't continue to use the conditioner bar either.
Body Wash: I had no complaints about the body wash! It worked and smelled great. It was a standard soap bar so there isn't much else to say about it.
Overall, I really liked the lip balm and would consider buying it again from here. I would also buy the body wash but I also feel like I can get body wash locally near me that will do the same job so I likely wouldn't buy that specifically from Long Wknd. Have you tried any of the products from Long Wknd? Let me know your thoughts in the comments below!
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