Product Type: Lush hair care products
Newest Review: ... undoubtedly, but it is cheaper than my previously reviewed honey shampoo (also made by Lush) which I like to use alongside this when... more
Lush American Cream Hair Conditioner
Member Name: shirleyleunicorn
Lush American Cream Hair Conditioner
Advantages: Smells amazing
I bought this American Cream Hair Conditioner from Lush for the quite expensive amount of £8.90. It is in the middle of two sizes, as you can also buy this in the 100g size (for £4.45) and the 500g size (for £14.25). This is quite expensive for a conditioner, especially seeing as the bottle is actually smaller than most regular sized conditioner bottles yet it costs many times more than that.
This conditioner is packaged in a clear plastic bottle, so that you can see the creamy off white substance inside it. It has a simple paper label on it, mainly black and white, with the basic details and instructions, with the name of the product in Lush's signature 'scrawly' font, so that you know where it is from. It has a black cap to flip open and closed (this can also be screwed on and off for added convenience) so that you can squeeze the conditioner out and apply it to your hair. Overall, the packaging of this product is rather simple but effective.
The instructions for this hair product states as follows:
"Use on clean wet hair. Apply plentifully, then rinse away."
This conditioner has a thick, creamy texture, and it feels quite slick and slippery when applying on your hair after you have shampooed it. It is quite a heavy mixture, probably because of its general creaminess. I like to leave in my conditioner for a minute or two to maximise its effects and it is quite easy to wash off though there may be some residue left over after a brief wash so its always best to rinse it off properly.
It works very well as a conditioner too, as it makes my hair much softer, shinier, and more manageable in terms of brushing and styling, more so than many other conditioners I have also tried, which makes the £8.90 price tag seem a little more worth it. It makes your hair look noticeably smooth as well.
This conditioner smells great, both whilst and after you apply it to your hair. It is supposedly meant to smell of strawberry vanilla milkshake, which it does, but more of vanilla than milkshake in my opinion. This is a very creamy and sweet smell, which I like, but not in a sickly way. I love this scent since, as well as the smell of the sweet strawberry vanilla milkshake scent, there is just the right balance of fragrant spiciness to make it not smell overpowering (from what I can deduce from what it says on the bottle, this is probably from the sage scent). This has a noticeable, though as I said, not overpowering smell, and as promised, it lingers in you hair hours after you have washed it out, which is nice. After using this shampoo, I can never resist the temptation to sniff my hair now and again as it smells so lovely and perfumed.
So is this product worth the £8.90 price tag. Well, it is a lot of money to spend on such a small amount of conditioner, undoubtedly, but it is cheaper than my previously reviewed honey shampoo (also made by Lush) which I like to use alongside this when considering the pound to gram ratio. It is, of course, never going to be a really frequent buy for me, since, although the smell is so lovely and it works so well, I still think that £8.90 is still too much to ask. However, this being such a lovely product and all, I will buy it occasionally, and, well, should anyone decide to gift it to me, I won't complain. This product gets 4 out of 5 stars from me
Summary: Lovely smelling, shame about the price