Product Type: Lush hair care products
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Bananas in my Hair!!
Lush Blousey Shampoo
Member Name: sparkle1004
Lush Blousey Shampoo
Advantages: Full of natural ingredients, cleanses the hair well and leaves it feeling soft
Disadvantages: The aroma and the price
My hair is really dry and damaged, mainly because it looks like a frizz ball if I don't blow dry and straighten it after each time I have washed it. I also colour my hair which isn't good for it and it leaves me with split ends and hair that is dry and fragile. I love Lush and thought I would give the Blousey shampoo a whirl to see if I could improve its condition.
What does the product do?
Obviously as a shampoo, the main intention of the product is to cleanse the hair, leaving it free from grease and hair products. The product is described as being rich and moisturising and it has been designed in order to rescue hair that has been bleached, dyed, damaged or hair that is naturally dry and fragile. It promises to hydrate the hair leaving it stronger and in a better condition. It is also free from preservatives so it won't damage or strip your hair.
How does it work?
The shampoo contains free bananas which are very hydrating for the hair and allow the hair to hold onto the moisture. The hair is further hydrating by the addition of Cocoa Butter and Capacu Butter which penetrates the strands deeply. It also contains Cloves, Pimento berries and Star Anaise which help to promote a hair scalp and hair regrowth as well as giving the hair a healthy shine. It fragranced with the roses, blackcurrants, rosemary and juniperberry so it should leave your hair smelling like a bottle of perfume too. As the product is packed full of natural ingredients, it does come with a use by date which will be indicated on the pot.
Packaging and Price
The product comes contained within the typical black plastic pot that you expect to see in Lush. It doesn't have any detailing on the pot except for some white writing which tells you more about the product. The lid can be pulled on and off so you can easily access the exact amount of the product that you want to. This one doesn't come cheap at all and it will cost you around £18 for 240 grams. It can be bought from your local Lush store and also from its online website.
Application and Performance
When you remove the lid of the product, the smell hits you straight away. It smells very strongly of bananas but this aroma is mixed in with all the other fruit, herbs and flowers which have been included. It's quite potent, sickly and not up my street but then I don't like the smell of bananas so it was never going to be my favourite scent in the world. The shampoo looks like a banana smoothie that is tinged with brown and that has little bits in it. It definitely does not look like your average shampoo and at first it does feel a bit weird applying it to the hair.
It has a thin but gloopy consistency but it does manage to mix well with the hair. It doesn't lather like a normal shampoo would and it is a bit weird to use a shampoo that doesn't foam. Initially, this fact makes it feel like it's not doing a very good job of cleaning the hair. It does feel like it is hydrating my hair well. It does take a little while to get all of the product out of the hair. Once it's all out, you can tell it's done a good job at hydrating the hair because it is tangle free. Once it is dry, it is super soft and in a good condition. It is hydrated and bouncy, and my frizziness is reduced a little bit. My hair is really clean and I can go two days without washing my hair after using it. It doesn't weigh my hair down or make it look greasy and it doesn't irritate my scalp at all. The smell does linger on the hair a little bit after use which is a good thing if you like the smell but not a good thing in my case.
All in all, this is a random but hydrating shampoo which leaves the hair feeling soft and looking clean. It moisturises the hair with natural ingredients and goodness leaving it tangle free and healthy looking. This is a good shampoo but it's also an expensive one so I'd probably wait a while because repurchasing another one.
Summary: A natural shampoo which hydrates the hair and leaves it soft and clean