“ Brand: Lush / Type: Shampoo / Working for: curly hair „
Lush Curly Wurly Shampoo
This is one of Lush's liquid shampoos. They have a large range of shampoo bars as well as liquid shampoos. This is the third of their liquid shampoos that I have tried. The only other vaguely liquid one I have used previously is 'Big' which is sort of liquid but in a tub rather than one of the bottles as it is not exactly liquid. This one is also not very liquid, it is a fairly stiff gloopy cream, so stiff that it doesn't even move when you tip the pot sideways.
A BIT ABOUT LUSH'S PHILOSOPHY
Lush only buy ingredients from companies that do not test on animals.
They invent their own products and fragrances and make everything fresh by hand. They use as little preservative and packing as possible. They put the date made on the product so you can see how fresh they are and they use vegetarian ingredients
Taken from their website:
"We believe in happy people making happy soap, putting our faces on our products and making our mums proud.
We believe in long candlelit baths, sharing showers, massage, filling the world with perfume and in the right to make mistakes, lose everything and start again.
We believe our products are good value, that we should make a profit and that the customer is always right.
*We also believe words like 'Fresh' and 'Organic' have an honest meaning beyond marketing."
WHAT LUSH SAY
"We've got a lovely bunch of coconuts... and great bounce"
"This product was named after someone on our customer chat forum, with the online name of Curly Wurly Girly. Her hair was the inspiration for this shampoo - so it was only right to name it after her too."
HOW MUCH AND WHAT DO YOU GET?
This comes in one of the little black pots that you can take back five and get a free fresh face or hair mask. You can only buy this in one sizes so I would suggest you ask for a sample to rty first as this is not a cheap shampoo you pay £9.50 for a pot containing . As I said this is not a cheap shampoo so you must really want this to pay that amount for a shampoo.
I find the bottles are quite stiff plastic and difficult to squeeze the stuff out so I was happy to have this one in a pot and to scoop it out with my fingers.
What you get is a shampoo that is a dull sort of creamy colour, very thick with lots of bits of real fresh, grated coconut in it. It is so thick that you would need a spoon or as I said use your fingers to scoop it out.
It has a strong coconut scent a bit like a 'Bounty' inside sort of smell without the chocolate around it if course. Now anyone who has curly hair and especially thick heavy curly hair knows that curly hair needs a lot of moisturising but at the same time you don't want your hair weighed down with a heavy moisturiser.
Lush wanted to create a shampoo that would 'feed' curly hair but not weigh it down. They also wanted to use real coconut not just coconut scent so they made :
" a rich shampoo base that we have crammed full of real coconut, then topped this off with cocoa butter, shea butter, jojoba oil, avocado butter and olive oil - all to add a deep condition to the hair and a definition to the curl. We have then included linseed infusion and egg for softness, fresh papaya and freshly squeezed lemon juice to give shine."
I was a little put off by the look of this one as it isn't the most lovely looking concoction, rather a yukky colour with lumpy bits in it, a bit like porrridge I suppose.
I loved the strong real coconut smell but it did feel a bit weird too as I scooped it out, very strange lumpy bits in it. This one is also strange in that like 'Big' shampoo, you need to use lots of water to create any lather and it did feel very odd rubbing in something with lumps in it into my hair. You need quite a big lump of shampoo and lots of water to create any lather at all.
Also in this shampoo with the coconut bits we have lots of really rich ingredients such as shea butter, cocao butter, jojoba oil, avocado butter and olive oil. All of these you would be more likely to find in a body moisturiser than a hair shampoo I would have thought and I was slightly concerned that I would end up with lanky heavy greasy hair.
I was also slightly off put by seeing that egg is included along with a linseed infusion. I know egg is supposed to be good for you hair but I hate eggs especially raw ones so I tried not to think of that too much.
Fresh papaya and lemon juice are in there as they help to make hair shine. Also there are essential oils such as vetiver oil vanilla absolute and benzoin resinoid all of which combine with the coconut to create the scent of this shampoo which I love.
I find that it lathers reasonably well, a bit slowly to start with but once I work it in then it brings out a pretty good lather. It isn't a really thick lather but feels like my hair is nice and clean after I use it. I can smell the shampoo a lot as I use the shampoo but once I have rinsed it out and conditioned my hair the smell doesn't linger as it tends to smell more of whatever conditioner I use.
After using this shampoo I condition and dry my hair as always and it does feels nice and clean but also not in any way heavy. Sometimes if I use a very rich shampoo or conditioner my hair can feel quite heavy; one way to make it less frizzy I suppose is to weigh the hair down but I am not keen on that feeling.
My hair usually lasts at least two days without washing, it would probably last longer if I didn't sleep on it and make it stick up in funny directions. Rather than fighting it with a straightener I wash it and this lightens it in weight as well as it seems to get stiffer after a day or so. My hair is really very think and quite course so it needs very careful handling to look reasonable. This shampoo is one I buy again if it was a reasonable cost but it isn't cheap and there are many others that do the job just as well.
HAS THIS ANY NASTY INGREDIENTS?
Sadly yes once again Lush has included the 'safe' ingredients Sodium Laurel Sulfate and Laurel Betaine. These are marketed as safe and used in many toiletries that lather but more and more ethical and products created for people with sensitive or eczematic skin are avoiding these as they are chemicals. They are used in factories for cleaning grease and are really harsh on skin and the environment. I think that if companies like 'L'Oreal can create a product with SLS or parabens then Lush need to try a bit harder.
This was a pleasant enough shampoo with an unusual texture and lots of lovely fresh ingredients but for the price I would have hoped it would not have the chemical ingredients. The natural ingredients are great and very good for your hair but still having these nasty ingredients to me goes against Lush's philosophy and I really hope they look into finding alternatives soon.
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I am currently on a mission to sample every product from Lush, including their considerable haircare range. Curly Wurly shampoo was a product that I avoided trying for a while, mainly because I used to struggle to keep my hair straight, but since I have lately grown my hair out and found that it waves naturally, I decided to give this product a try.
Curly Wurly shampoo has been around in Lush for a while, named after someone on the online forum with the name of 'Curly Wurly Girly'. It belongs to the 'liquid' shampoo family, as it certainly couldn't be described as a solid (it comes in a black pot, like Big Shampoo) but it is very, very thick, and you scoop rather than pour it out of the pot. A bonus is that it does not contain preservatives: the particular combination of ingredients ensures that they are not necessary. Sodium Laureth Sulfate (SLS) is a common ingredient in hair and bath products, but it can cause irritation, so the fact that it is not included in this product is a cause for celebration.
As the name suggests, the shampoo is designed for curly hair (though other hair types could certainly give it a try too). It has been formulated to moisturise hair while not weighing it down: it should make curls coil and bounce. The greatest ingredient is coconut - desiccated coconut and (in lesser quantities) extra virgin coconut oil - which is very good at conditioning the hair and defining curls. The other ingredients are all included with the aim of moisturising hair without weighing it down. Cocoa, shea and avocado butters are all well known for their moisturising properties, as is extra virgin olive oil. Vanilla absolute adds a hint of sweetness to the scent. The conditioner isn't suitable for vegetarians, as it contains both egg and lanolin: egg sounds bizarre but I've heard in the past that it is good for making hair shiny, while lanolin is made from sheeps' wool and helps to coat the hair and look after it. Lemon juice and fresh papaya are also included in the conditioner, and help to give the hair shine.
I found using the shampoo to be a bit different than with most shampoos, as it is so thick. Those of you who have used Big shampoo before might be more familiar with the thick texture of the shampoos that come in tubs. I don't feel too worried about leaving the tub open on the side of the bath, as it is so thick I doubt that it would make much of a mess if I knocked it over (although I wasn't tempted to test this for the review!). To use, I wet my hair and scoop some out - a 50p-sized piece for my more or less shoulder-length hair - enjoying the lovely coconut tropical scent. It is thick and bitty, as the desiccated coconut pieces are prevalent and prominent. I rub the shampoo onto my scalp, trying to spread the shampoo evenly around the top of my head. This is tricky as it doesn't lather very well (possibly down to the lack of preservatives or SLS) I learnt not to mind the lack of lather and to just ensure that I spread the shampoo evenly over my head, concentrating on my roots - the greasiest part of my hair - and letting it run down to the ends which need less intensive shampooing.
Rinsing out the shampoo is a little tricky, as the coconut bits can stick. I just make sure I rinse for longer and massage my hair to get all the bits out. I often find that I've missed a bit and when I'm combing my hair out afterwards the odd bit of coconut comes out. Still, my Tangle Teezer is pretty good at getting hold of any odd bits.
After shampooing, I use conditioner on my hair as normal, then dry my hair with a towel. Recently I've stopped using the hairdryer and have stuck to letting my hair dry naturally (although I usually do use some sort of product on it, such as V05 Miracle Mist, or a serum if I'm going out somewhere).
When I use this shampoo, I have noticed the following:
- My hair is softer to the touch, more manageable to comb through and more 'bouncy', without being frizzy or too 'big': though I don't have proper curls as such, I feel that the waves in my hair are more defined.
- My hair is also more shiny than usual, though how much is down to the shampoo and how much to the conditioner I use with it, I'm not sure. My hair can be quite dry, so I'm not willing to forego conditioner.
- My scalp is less itchy, and looks and feels in better condition: this is possibly down to the lack of preservatives or SLS in the product.
- Without being dry, my hair is not greasy, even if I go for two days without washing it, which I prefer to do to keep my hair in good condition. The shampoo seems to do a good job of balancing out my hair, which can be dry at the ends and sometimes oily at the roots.
- Unfortunately, my colour (I dye my hair dark brown) hasn't lasted as I hoped it would. The shampoo is not designed for coloured hair, and it does contain lemon juice which lightens hair, so I can't complain too much, but it's worth noting if you dye your hair.
- Though it is claimed that the shampoo makes your hair smell of coconut throughout the day, I didn't find this to be the case (possibly because of the conditioner I used afterwards, which I COULD smell). This isn't a big problem for me, however.
All in all, I think four positive, one neutral and one negative effect on my hair is pretty good going - for hair that is as awkward as mine is, at least.
Curly Wurly shampoo is a little pricey at £9.50 for 220g. However it is excellent quality and is made without preservatives, and I feel it's often worth paying more sometimes to get better quality. In addition, I find a tub lasts me a lot longer than a normal container of shampoo, so it's better value than you might think. You can also, when you've finished the shampoo, take the black tub along to Lush with four others and get a free face mask.
My overall verdict is positive. This is a shampoo that I would buy and use again, provided that I went back to my natural hair colour (or lighter) first - it's not the best product to be used on dark-dyed hair. Also, I would only use it when I wanted a natural waved look - I'd probably choose another product if I was planning to straighten my hair. Still, this is a really good shampoo that fulfils the majority of its claims, and I recommend it.
Lush is a store that makes beauty products to solve all kinds of beauty dilemmas in a natural and truly delicious way. Their products all come with quirky names, delicious ingredients and a scrumptious aroma that will have you returning to Lush time and time again. There aren't many products that I don't already own from this company but the newest edition to my collection is the Curly Wurly hair shampoo.
What does the product?
The product has been created in order to tame unruly hair and banish tangles for good. The shampoo has been specifically designed for those with curly hair but if you have any frizz or wave in your hair, it will be equally beneficial. Using natural ingredients, Lush claims that this product will hydrate thirsty hair and get it under control meaning that it will be left looking healthy and beautiful.
How does it work?
This product is packed full of oils that will leave your hair hydrated to the extreme. The Coconut Oil within the shampoo coats your hair with a beautiful and gleaming shine. It also nourishes the hair and the scalp while encouraging the growth of healthy new hair cells. The protein rich oil also strengthens the hair so you should see fewer breakages while brushing or tying up your hair. The Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil within this shampoo moisturises the strands of your hair deeply, leaving it in much a better condition. Organic Jojoba Oil and Vetivert Oil are present for much the same reason.
The butters packed into the shampoo add an extra splash of moisture to the hair. Cocoa Butter and Shea Butter are some of nature's greatest natural moisturisers and they hydrate the hair deeply leaving it feeling soft and smooth to the touch. As they are both antioxidants, they fight against the dulling free radicals that may be lurking in the hair from pollutants, leaving the hair free to shine. The butters also nourish the hair and scalp with vitamins and minerals. Avocado Butter is included to provide you with the same benefits.
The rather unusual inclusion of eggs gives your hair a dose of protein meaning that it will become stronger and healthier. Fresh Organic Lemon Juice is present in order to leave the hair super clean and make it look brighter with a beautiful shine. Fresh Papaya is mashed into the product in order to make the hair shine, feel soft and to leave the hair feeling thicker and fuller. Linseed Infusion also helps the hair to shine and encourages the growth of healthy new hair cells. Vanilla Absolute is included in order to make the product smell delicious and Desiccated Coconut is included to add a tropical flavour to the shampoo.
How do you use the product?
The product is to be used in the same way as a normal shampoo and so it is to be applied generously to damp hair. The product is to be massaged into the hair, paying particular attention to the roots and the ends of the hair for a few minutes and then the product is to be rinsed away thoroughly. Afterwards, you need to use a conditioner and then dry and style the hair in the normal way. Some people may find this product is conditioning enough for their hair and give the conditioner a miss.
Packaging and Price
The shampoo comes contained within a black tub which has white writing on the front and also some additional information about the product. I find that this form of packaging is convenient as it means that you can access every last drop of the product so there will be no wastage. The product costs around £9 for 220 grams of the shampoo so it is fairly expensive but this reflects all those lovely natural ingredients inside the tub. It can be bought from your local Lush store or from the online website.
First of all, I don't have curly hair or wavy hair but I don't have straight hair either. My hair is some frizzy chaotic mess in between which means that I am constantly using heated styling appliances on it. This in turn means that my hair is often very dry so I thought that this product would hydrate it nicely and as it promises to tame hair, I thought maybe it would get my unruly hair under some sort of control.
The list of ingredients made the product sound more like a conditioner so I imagined it would be very hydrating. The oils and butters within the product had me worrying that it would make my hair look greasy and that the substances would weigh my hair down and leave it looking flat and lifeless. Unfortunately, my fears were partially confirmed. I think the shampoo is too heavy for my hair and I tend to use this as a treatment shampoo now rather than using it every day.
In fairness to Lush, there wasn't a dry strand in sight and nobody could say that this product wasn't hydrating. It also prevented my split ends from showing and there were no fly away strands whatsoever. My hair was less tangled after use and the frizziness of my hair transformed into something like the closest to pretty waves that my hair is ever going to get. It was also soft, shiny and healthy looking. My hair lacked the volume that I usually have however and my hair got greasier way quicker than it ever normally does. I find that if I use only a small amount of the product, it still cleans and hydrates my hair but the greasiness takes longer to show up which is a relief.
The product looks a little strange. It is peachy pink in colour and there are little bits of coconut floating around inside it. The consistency is very thick and gooey in comparison to most shampoos that I have used and I think that maybe this is because of the butters and mashed fruit. The smell is completely delicious and is one of the other reasons that I bought this shampoo. Coconut and Vanilla are two of my favourite aromas and to have them so evidently together in one product is my dream come true. The smell doesn't linger for as long as I would like on my hair after use but it is there faintly.
Another problem that I have with this product is the inclusion of the Desicated Coconut. These little pieces of coconut can get stuck in your hair and there are a lot of them. It takes a while to ensure they are all out and sometimes even after following up with a conditioner and drying my hair, I have still found bits of coconut in my hair. I don't understand the purpose of them being in the product as Coconut Oil is included to give the benefits of coconut so I don't know why the bits have been thrown in too.
All in all, I think this product would be fantastic for specific hair types. If you have really thick, wavy, curly or frizzy hair, I think you will love this product. It is extremely moisturising and banishes any sign of frizz, fly away strands or dry ends. The smell of coconut and vanilla is completely delicious providing that you like those aromas and this is without a doubt one of the most hydrating shampoos that I've ever used. I think my hair may have been a little bit too fine for this product and so it left it looking quite greasy but if you have the particular hair type that I have stated, this product will probably be your knight in a shining black tub.
I love this product! I've said many times that my temperamental hair really doesn't like creamy shampoos, aand with that in mind, I don't mind telling you that I made a mistake when choosing this.
I didn't read the packaging, and was wooed by the amazing coconutty smell. I (for some reason...) assumed that this was a conditioner5 of some kind, and I bought it because I trust Lush, and thought it would be nice to have a curl enhancing conditioner.
Thus there was much confusion and embarrassment in the shower. I applied it like a conditioner, and it was only when it lathered up as I rinsed it off that I looked at the packaging properly...
Anyway, confusion aside, when I saw the result in my dried style, I fell utterly in love with this shampoo, and have used it intermittently ever since. If I know when I'm washing that I will want curly hair, this is always the shampoo I reach for.
The smell is out of this world, and I find it lasts all day. So make sure you like Coconut before you buy! The texture is strange, it feels rather like a thick paste, it's very gloopy, but on contact with water it lathers up really well, so you don't actually need a lot to get going.
The one downside I have found to this shampoo, is the massive flakes of coconut in the shampoo itself. No matter how hard you try, if you are anything like me, you will never be able to wash them all out. All this means, is that you need to check over your dried hair, to make sure no flakes are lingering. I found that those I couldn't wash out, came out while drying.
Just be careful you don't look like you have bad dandruff! It's not a massive deal though, I certainly managed to get them all out, and I don't think that this is bad enough to drive down my opinion of the product, as the results are really good. My curls were wll defined, and stayed put all day. People commented on my hair, so they could definately see a difference.
I think the price is really good too, it will set you back around £8-£9 for 220g. This might sound expensive, but a little really does go a long way.
There are lots of Lush shops all over the country, but luckily, if you can't get to one you can buy online at lush.co.uk. Now you have no excuse!
Note. This shampoo is supposed to calm curls and frizz (i.e. straighten them) NOT make your curls curlier! I have seen so many reviews (including at least one on here) saying "This shampoo was really great but it just made my curls flat..." That's what it's supposed to do! Lush say "Absolutely gorgeous, preservative-free coconut and vanilla shampoo to calm curls and tame tangles."
Price and packaging:
This is £8.60 as of January 2010. I'm not sure it's really worth that price to be honest. Even though the ingredients are really great (come on! real bits of coconut!) it barely lasts a few months (washing every three days with my shoulder length hair) and other Lush shampoos last much longer. The packaging is really good I think. It's in a black plastic pot which you just unscrew. If you take five (clean and washed) black pots back to Lush they'll give you a free face mask!
Smell and looks:
Smells very strongly of coconut. Very strongly. It is has a very glutinous consistency, not completely solid but not completely liquid either.
How to use:
You dig out a blob of shampoo (not too much) and work it into your hair, Try and work it through the hair downwards, don't pile all your hair on top of your head and wash like that, it will just become tangled. After you've washed your hair, you'll probably want to go through it with a comb to get out the coconut bits, and again after washing out the conditioner. This will ensure they don't fall out as you blowdry your hair!
Lush was formed on the basis of completely organic, handmade products with no testing on animals. I've recently become a bit addicted to Lush but I'm still trying to find a shampoo which does what I want it to. I have wavy hair that I want to enhance so I hoped this would do the job after a few people mentioning it made their hair more bouncy and curly on the Lush website (www.lush.co.uk).
I got a small sample pot for free from my local Lush store which lasted around 3 washes. It contains coconut as well as some other natural butters. I love the smell of coconut but for me this shampoo's scent was too sickly and overpowering! The shampoo is packaged in a black pot with screw lid which costs £8.37 for 220g. If you bring back 5 clean black pots to a Lush store then you'll get a free face mask, too!
I used this as you would use any shampoo. The first thing I noticed was the texture. It actually made me cringe a little because it's gel-like with actual pieces of coconut in it. Going on others people's advice I used only a 50p sized dollop of shampoo to begin with. I was surprised that it lathered up at all, but it took a lot of effort to get the lather through my hair and I ended up with really knotted hair, especially on top. To try and combat this I slathered a load of conditioner on but my hair was still a complete pain to try and comb through. Not all of the coconut pieces rinsed out, either, but most of them came out after combing.
After styling my hair as I usually did, I was quite disappointed with the results. My hair had lost pretty much all of it's waves, and when I did manage to scrunch some in they had fallen out by the next morning leaving my hair looking really flat. However, it did leave my hair shiny and healthy looking but didn't do this any better then the Rehab shampoo I've tried which was also by Lush...and atleast that one was a liquid shampoo without pieces of fruit in it!
In conclusion, I wouldn't recommend this to anyone unless they already had very curly hair that they wished to tame and not anyone who wants enhanced waves!
I am fast becoming a Lush convert, having previously only tried the bath ballistics and the heavenly range of soaps I decided to step into the realms of hair care. I, in fact used my last dooyoo cheque to treat myself (I think it will have to be; one cheque for the Mickey Mouse fund, one cheque for mummy, etc) and yes, admittedly a huge chunk of this money was spent in Lush.
My first liquid shampoo to try was Curly Wurly, which comes in one of Lush's black screw top pots. I say liquid, but I really do not mean it; it is not liquid enough to pour from a bottle, I just scoop my fingers in a grab a dollop of the thick mixture
Having masses of curls and loving anything coconut-ty this was an obvious choice for me. The strangely pinky-browny coloured mixture contains coconut butter, cocoa butter, avocado butter and jojoba oil smells just delicious, of cocoa and coconuts and does tame my curls well. There is no frizz after using this, just accentuated curls which appear smooth and well defined.
I really like this product and it would definitely something I would treat myself too again when this bottle runs out - which may be some time, it lasts for ages. However is would be a TREAT, something I would buy with a gift voucher (or with dooyoo miles!!). I would have no hesitation in recommending it to any other curly haired bods.
It does have a hefty price tag of £8.37 for a 220g tub which some may not be able to justify.
Oh this shampoo really confuses me!
I really want to say I love it - the smell is absolutely gorgeous, and I feel really virtuous using Lush's products, and a little goes a long way but.....
The lumps of coconut in this really get on my wick! It doesn't de-tangle my hair, and my frizz is still, well...frizzy!
Without giving my hair a damn good brushing after washing, I can't get the bits of coconut out. They just will not all wash out as they get all caught up in my curls, and I don't know about you, but the more I brush my hair, the frizzier it gets making it just not worth my while!
I consider this to be a premium shampoo as it's certainly more expensive than a typical bottle of shampoo, but it doesn't give me premium results. One of those ones to keep as a once a week/fortnight treat, but too much hassle to be a daily shampoo.
I am a curly headed maniac and have needed help with my mane for many years. Well, I say curly, I wish: It's a wavy old mess if I don't straighten or curl it. So on my Lush travels, I was told to give this little tub of joy a try to see if it would tame my wild nest at all...
Curly Wurly is a coconut delight; nice bit of dessicated coconut to add scent and texture, lemon oil, eggs and linseed for mega shine; cocoa, shea and avacado butters for uber condition and shine as well as weight- this weight helps to tone down the frizziness and help add definition to your natural curls. The jojoba will heal and soften as well as add shine, while the olive oil adds tensile strength (it actually strenthens the hairs by 3 times- omg.).
All this flippin natural goodness and only £8.07- well I think that is stupidly cheap for this shampoo, as it really has had a profound effect on my monstrous head, wavy wiry mess has become a lovely smoothes shiny coconutty delight. YUM!
This thick porridge resembling pink mixture just smells so, so stunningly yummy, and not of that manky fake coconut perfume smell, but of REAL coconuts. It's just undescribable. The smell stransfers beautifully onto youur hair and will hang around for a good few days after you wash. Go to Lush now and smell it- then buy it immediately as you will love it.
This shampoo goes spectacularly with Lushs' Coolaulin conditioner, another coconut treasure which will help carry that beautiful natural scent and further condition your locks.
One thing I was warned of was the coconut bits being a pain to wash out, but I have not found this to be a problem at all- it's actually fun picking sny stray bits out once your hairs dry hehe.
Any hair type should try this, not only for all the butter oily coconutty goodness but also the stunning scent, lack or preservatives and its' long lasting greatness- you only need a teeny pinch for shoulder length hair so one tub will last you a good few months.
Lush CurlyWurlyGirly is specifically designed for helping to tame curly hair and this is exactly what it does! Firstly, let me explain my hair! I have wavy hair that can be made curly with a little work or straight with some hot straighteners, it can be very frustrating at times that it takes work to achieve either of the 'main' styles.
This product is provided in a black screw lid pot which is fully recyclable and if you collect five of these pots you can take it back to a Lush store and receive a free fresh face mask for your trouble.
Once I opened the pot I was met by a smell of coconut and vanilla and this really is quite a tropical scented product that almost looks like mashed up tropical fruits, it is described on the website as looking like rice pudding and I guess it does, just coloured rice pudding! It is quite an interesting texture but just grab a small blob on your hands and then run it all over wet hair. It does not produce an excess of lather but just enough to reach all parts of my hair without having to use half a pot. I found a 50p sized dollop to be just enough and I have bra-strap length hair.
I don't use this every time I wash my hair, preferring to use it weekly or so as a weekend treat and it really does feel lovely and luxurious. The shampoo feels delightful and leaves my hair lovely, shiny & smooth. It does give my curls increased bounce and gets rid of all the frizzy, flyaway ends that I suffer from quite badly.
A 220g pot is available from Lush stores or at www.lush.co.uk for £8.07 and because I only use this occasionally it lasts me for quite a few months. I love this shampoo and would thoroughly recommend it, for this reason I am rating it 4/5 and have knocked off one star because the texture of it makes me cringe a little when I pick it out.
I do, truly love this. It smells very coconutty and has lots of coconut pieces in. It smells rather sweet also. It is meant to be used on very curly hair with plenty of tangles and it will sort them out for you. My hair is wavy, but I prefer it straight, so thought it was worth a shot.
When using this shampoo, I wanted to be quite sparing as the pot cost me £8. I found that as far as shampoo goes, this one doesn't go far. I have alter bought shampoo bars which lather much easier and last longer also.
I love the little pieces of coconut, and unlike others have said, find they do wash out of my hair just fine, in a bath anyway, I haven't tried it in the shower. What I love about this product is my hair smells fresh and coconutty ages after my bath!
My only wish is that this would go a little further, and so as a result I don't use it too often! I find it very moisturising though and that I do not need to condition at all with it (not that I do a lot anyway, hence why this shampoo was a bonus for me!).
Lush is an ethical store, selling handmade and vegan beauty products. They also don't use any ingredients tested on animals. You can buy Lush products in 3 ways - online (www.lush.co.uk), in store (a list of stores is available on their website) or via mail order by phoning them on 01202 668545.
CurlyWurlyGirly is a fantastic shampoo created and sold by Lush. Despite having the word "curly" in the title, I assure you that this is not just for curly haired ladies (and gents, let's be inclusive here). I have naturally curly hair, but it is more like a frizz. The curls are not defined at all, and I often have to use GHD straighteners to get rid of the frizz. Lots of heat damage to my long, thick hair. This can't be good.
I picked up CurlyWurlyGirly for £9 for a tub containing 220g. Compared to your normal shampoo, this might seem rather expensive. I was extremely doubtful about this, especially for £9, but being selling-online savvy I thought I would sell it on if it didn't work for me.
When you open this you will probably be first hit with the scent. It smells divine, like coconut ice, and I really wanted to eat it! It is very thick too, pure luxury.
To use, wet your hair, then take a small lump (around the size of a 10p piece) and rub it into your hair. I have extremely long and thick hair, so I tend to use 1 10p sized lump first, then use 2 smaller 5p piece sizes to get more of it throughout my hair. It lathers up very well. Once you have finished, just rinse it out.
But it isn't a case of "just" rinsing it out. The flakes of coconut seem to stick to your hair like glue - this is definitely NOT one to use in the bath, a shower head with power is best to get the coconut out. To help get the coconut out, I run the shower water a bit colder, as somehow this seems to help. For stubborn bits I will use a combination of running my fingers through my hair, using a comb and using a really cheap (think Tesco Value or ASDA Smartprice) conditioner. The coconut seems to wash out better with conditioner than it does with just running water. After this I condition my hair as usual.
Lush recommend that you use "Coolaulin" conditioner with this. I found the conditioner was too thin/runny to use well with CurlyWurlyGirly. But this isn't a review for Coolaulin!
Now this is where I can do one of two things. If I want to achieve curly hair, I simply comb through my hair once and leave it. I don't know how, and I don't know why, but it dries into these amazing curls. They are shiny curls, and there is no frizz at all. I kept getting lovely compliments about my hair after using this, with loads of people asking what I had done to my hair to get the curls so lovely!
The other thing I can do is to dry my hair straight away. It can then be styled and straightened. Once I have just dried it there is no frizz. It also seems to dry a lot straighter than usual. Once I do straighten it then the style stays for ages, and again...no frizz!
Another thing I have to mention is the softness that this creates. My hair feels amazingly soft after every use of this. It also seems to detangle my hair well.
Another amazing thing (I will stop raving at some point, promise!) is that my hair smells AMAZING after using this. Normally my hair doesn't hold any shampoo scents, but for days my hair still smells incredible.
I don't use this every wash though, it just seems be to too much effort. I use it especially for special occasions when I want to wear my hair curly. I am also worried that if I did use it too often it wouldn't work any more! Priced at £8.07 now (thank you VAT cut) I would strongly recommend that you try this if you want to tame your hair and/or create perfect curls.
Coconut & vanilla shampoo that calms curls and tames tangles /