Product Type: Lush hair care products
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Living The American Cream!!
Lush American Cream Hair Conditioner
Member Name: onlyliana
Lush American Cream Hair Conditioner
Advantages: Gorgeous smell.
Disadvantages: A tad expensive if you have longer hair.
I am addicted to Lush. Working in the City Centre of Sheffield is a pain as I have to walk past Lush everyday, twice a day. Several times a month, generally just after pay day, I find my self seduced by the delicious scent wafting down Fargate and think, "I'll just have a look!!". Famous last words.
I was actually talked into buying this by one of the sales assistants. I had never tried any of the hair care range that Lush have and was just pottering around that section when the delightful sales assistant asked me to sniff her hair.
'Deary me', I thought. 'This one's coming on a bit strong, perhaps I'd better get a shuffle on and leave'.
Well, 5 minutes later I was walking out, slightly dazed I might add, with a bottle of this stuff.
"I couldn't help it judge, I swear!! She talked me into it and her hair just smelt so good..."
So that was £3.80 of my meagre salary I would never see again, exchanged in a frenzy for 100g of creamy white, delicious smelling hair stuff.... We've all been there sister, uh huh!!!
So Lush claims that this will leave your hair 'soft and strokeable' and smelling of various goodies, including honey, vanilla, strawberry and orange.
It apparently makes hair easier to brush through and smooth out so rather than use my regular Tresemme conditioner I decided to give this a go...
My hair is quite thick and I have lots of it which means it can be quite weighty and difficult to style. It's pretty much straight and doesn't hold curls very well because of it's weight. I tend to have it around shoulder length.
***Using the conditioner***
The product itself is in a clear container which I love as it means I will never be caught out not knowing how much conditioner I have left and when I need to buy some more.
It has a flip top and to dispense the conditioner you flip it over and squeeze out. This hasn't been a problem so far but I imagine that when you're left with just a bit in the bottom you might have a bit of trouble getting it out.
The consistancy is just a tad thicker than a lotion and spreads very evenly and easily through my hair. As mentioned above I have my hair length at just above the shoulders and I generally use quite a large squirt (about the size of a two pound coin) to coat my hair liberally. I condition every other day, at least and cover my hair from the mid lengths to the tip. So far this has lasted me 2 months and I still have about a third of the bottle left which, for me, is quite good going.
After leaving my hair for a few minutes I rinse out the conditioner and I must comment that this rinses out very quickly and easily, due to the fact I think, that it is not too thick.
Normally, because I have a lot of very thick hair I find that I'm stuck under the shower head for ages rinsing conditioner out but I do not have that problem with this.
The scent of the product is phenomenal, it smells very much like vanilla and honey. I personally cannot detect the strawberry and orange scents but I don't mind, it's probably too subtle for me to notice.
The thing that I love about the scent is that it stays on your hair for ages. More than once I have had friends and collegues comment on how nice my hair smells and ask what I use on it. I don't know if this is just me but in the past I've tried products that smell lovely in the bottle but the scent disappears when I rinse it out.
My hair is definately easier to manage when I use this conditioner. It leaves it shiny, smooth and lightweight, without being fly away. The scent lasts for ages, at least a day and I think it is great value for money.
What's not to love?
I don't think that it would be such great value if I had longer hair, it'd cost me a fortune so I'd most likely have to give up using it but as long as my hair is short this is going to stay as one of my haircare staples.
Summary: Highly recommended.