Product Type: Lush hair care products
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Rub a Curly Wurly in your Hair!!
Member Name: sparkle1004
Advantages: Contains natural ingredients and it's extremely moisturising
Disadvantages: Can cause finer hair to look greasy
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.
Summary: A highly moisturising shampoo to tame thick, curly or wavy hair