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      10.08.2014 20:53
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      • "makes hair soft"
      • "lovely to use"
      • "smells delish"

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      • "turned my hair pink after just one use"
      • expensive

      Sweet violet scented pink hair

      Lush Daddy-O Shampoo is a purple shampoo designed to add volume and shine to hair, whilst balancing out brassy, yellow tones in blonde hair. It costs £5.40 for 100g, £10.75 for 250g, or £17.50 for 500g.


      My thoughts

      The packaging for this shampoo is ok, nothing special but perfectly functional.

      The shampoo is a deep purple colour and has a really gorgeous scent of violets which I just adore. It's quite runny so I do sometimes end up with more than I meant to get out of the bottle.

      It lathers really nicely and the lovely scent just gets stronger as I'm using it. I'd quite happily spend hour massaging this stuff in because of the scent and the lovely thick lather feels really luxurious.

      It rinses out really easily and my hair feels really smooth as I'm washing it out. When my hair has dried off it feels really soft and smooth but I don't think it adds any volume or shine to my hair.

      I dye my hair platinum blonde so I use purple shampoos quite a lot to keep it looking white rather than yellow and I've never had any issues with over-toning no matter how often I've used them, but the first time I used this one it left pink streaks in my hair! I had to wash it about 5 times to get the pink to calm down enough that I dared leave the house, and it took over a week for the pink to finally disappear.

      Recommended?

      I'd love to be able to recommend this as I adore the scent and loved using it, but the fact it colours my blonde hair pink with just one use really spoils it for me. I'll be sticking to other purple shampoos in future!

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      01.07.2013 20:06
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      A luxurious treat for your hair without the hidden nasties

      I was very lucky on my birthday recently as I was given an ample selection of Lush goodies, and have been enjoying them all ever since. Lush products do make great gifts as they are seldom wasted - everyone needs toiletries like shampoos and conditioners after all - and their other products can always be given away if you don't like them.

      Daddy-O is a liquid shampoo made by Lush and it is one of their older products as I remember trying it out when the company was fairly new and only had a small selection of shampoos and conditioners. The shampoo has a wonderful scent to it which I can only describe as that of 'parma violets', a type of small circular purple sweet I used to eat as a child. I always thought parma violets tasted a bit like perfume but still they were very moreish, though sadly they don't seem to be around any more.

      I make no exaggeration then when I say that using Daddy-O shampoo feels like being taken back to my childhood days, and I have to resist slurping up the deep purple mixture in the bottle! Not only does it have a yummy smell, but it has a deep luxurious velvety violent colour too.

      This shampoo is actually marketed at people with blonde hair as it is meant to help reduce the colour-dulling effects of pollution, but I have dark hair and it certainly cleans it and leaves it feeling nice and soft. I absolutely love the deep purple colour of this shampoo, the texture which is not greasy like some cheaper shampoos are, and of course the smell which is very, very strong but also such a lovely violet smell. I was also given a Lush conditioner to use with Daddy-O shampoo but I tried the shampoo alone first and actually my hair is nice and soft and fluffy without need for a conditioner, but that depends on your hair type of course.

      As with all Lush containers the bottle this shampoo comes in is recyclable, in fact it can be taken back to the store to be recycled if your local council doesn't collect plastic waste. Daddy-O is available in 100g, 250g and 500 sizes, and the one I have been given is the largest size which means that it cost £15.50 for the 500g tub. This is quite pricey and I wouldn't buy such an expensive shampoo myself, BUT it's a fantastic and much-appreciate gift and a little does go a long way with Daddy-O because the shampoo is quite thick and it lathers up very nicely with just a tiny amount in your hands. In my experience the smell does linger nicely in your hair afterwards but it is not particularly strong and it's a much nicer smell than some artificially-made shampoos leave behind.

      I can't smell any of the other ingredients in the shampoo but the label says it contains extra virgin coconut oil, lime and lemon juice and a couple of essential oils which combine to make the violet smell. The ingredients are very natural and it's also worth noting that those I have listed above were once used to clean hair before we all got sold on shampoos - lemon rinses for blonde hair used to be a natural home remedy for example, and coconut oil has long been considered a treat for both hair and skin. This to me adds more value to the product as they have clearly done their research instead of trying to sell silly new remedies for hair care, which most companies seem to do.

      I will also add that I suffer from sensitive skin and eczema but I don't have any problems with Daddy-O and I will be very sad when the bottle runs out! 5 stars from me!

      Daddy-O shampoo is suitable for vegans and of course vegetarians.

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        14.11.2012 21:50
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        A top quality Lush product which is well worth the expense

        I cannot express how much I love this shampoo. I have dyed blonde hair and get a bit fed up when it dulls a bit so every now and again I treat myself to this to brighten it up and boy does it brighten it up! It has a gorgeous purple colour as well as an equally gorgeous smell of violets! The smell of violets tends to last for two days and the shampoo keeps grease at bay aswell. I am always getting compliments about the smell of my hair whenever I use this product. You do need to give the bottle a good squeeze to get the product out and individuals who have issues with thier hands may struggle squeezing this bottle slightly. Apart from that, this is a fabulous product which is well worth the expense. Lush products are always top quality and this is no exception. I would give this more starst if there were more! £4.95 for 100g, £9.95 for 250g and £15.95 for 500g. Lathers up really well and you don't need a lot of it.

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          13.11.2012 12:06

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          brighten up your whites

          LUSH DADDY-O

          You can buy it because it's purple, you can buy it because you like the smell of violets, or you can buy it because you have blonde or grey hair that you like to keep bright and pristine!
          Now, I have dark hair but I occasionally use daddy-o as a little purple treat. It smells delicious, and I was never even a fan of parma violets, it's a much more florally authentic violet scent.

          I often use it as the scent lasts on your hair all day, so it's a lovely little double up on perfume.
          My Father is the one who every time I come to visit asks "Can you pick me up some of that violet shampoo in town?" he now loves it so much he orders it in giant bottles from the Lush website, and I can honestly say his hair is a glowing beautiful silver, soft and in great condition and smells divine!

          So whether you use it to brighten up blonde or grey hair (and it really works!) or you buy it because you want to wash your hair in delicious smelling purple goo, daddy-o is a lushie staple that ain't goin' nowhere baby.

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          27.05.2012 14:37
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          Absolutely fabulous!

          Today I'm reviewing the shampoo "Daddy-O" by Lush.

          Shopper's appeal
          I'm a huge fan of Lush! Their products are so different from anything else available, with so interesting scents and the products always look really nice. Usually I try out all the different soaps they offer. But when I was at Lush in Covent Garden in London and had some money left to spend, I decide to treat myself and buy something a Lush employee would recommend to me. A friendly shop assistant tried out a few products with me and convinced me of the "Daddy-O" shampoo. The name, the scent and the fact that it's of a deep purple colour totally got me!


          The bottle
          I bought a small 100ml bottle to try it out before I spend big sums. The bottle is of the usual Lush-design - a clear bottle with a black label with writing on it that looks like handwriting. The shampoo's name is stated on the front of the bottle.
          The "Daddy-O" shampoo has been especially formulated for people with blonde or grey hair, but as it is stated on the homepage, its also fine for everybody else. It is supposed to polish your hair with extracts of violets and lemon and make it more shiny.
          On the Lush website it is also stated that you can use the shampoo as a shower gel to enjoy the rich scent even more.


          My experiences
          As I hinted at before, "Daddy-O" already looks quite interesting. It's of a dark purple colour and while it is not too thick or creamy, it seems really "dense". It's not see-through at all. You only need a tiny squirt of it to wash your hair! I've used an amount the size of three peas for my long, thick hair. There's lots of foam and it's easy to rinse out.
          The scent fascinated me! The shampoo strongly smells of violets and leaves your hair smelling fresh flowery even after washing and drying! I love it when the scent of a nice product stays in your hair.

          My hair felt really good after using the shampoo. My hair is really dry because of bleaching and colouring it a lot and the "Daddy-O" shampoo gave it more shine. My hair felt much softer and smelt fabulous! The hair was also easy to comb and style after use.
          The shampoo's purple colour doesn't affect your hair in any negative sense, but it makes dark colours more shiny and helps blonde hair to not have a yellow-ish tinge.
          How long the shampoo lasted me is quite impressive! I have used it over twenty times now and the bottle still isn't empty.

          I had no allergic reactions or other problems. Allergics and people with very sensitive hair and skin should check the ingredients before buying.


          The ingredients
          Fresh Organic Lemon and Toothed Wrack Seaweed Infu, Sodium Alkyl Sulfate, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Fresh Sea Water, Perfume, Cocamide MEA, Propylene Glycol, Glycol Cetearate, Fresh Organic Lime Juice, Extra Virgin Coconut Oil, Violet Leaf Absolute, Rose Absolute, Bergamot Oil, Cananga Oil, *Limonene, *Linalool, *Citronellol, Coumarin, Isoeugenol, Methyl Ionone, Benzyl Alcohol, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Colour 42090, Colour 17200
          *occurs naturally in essential oils


          The price
          This shampoo can be bought at Lush shops and via www.lush.co.uk.
          A small 100ml bottle is 4.75. 250ml can be bought for 9.50 and for 15.50 you get a huge 500ml bottle which would most likely last you a year.


          Conclusion
          I've fallen in love with "Daddy-O". The shampoo makes my hair look shiny and smell great. How long a bottle lasts you is simply amazing and I also like the colour - it adds to the product being a fancy investion for your well-being. ;)

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          18.02.2012 21:27
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          A lovely looking and smelling shampoo but expensive and has some nasty ingredients

          Daddyo 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 second 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.

          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
          "A purple shampoo to stop blondes going brassy"

          "OK, we will confess. This is a completely self-indulgent product formulated by Mark, for Mark, when his hair went grey.
          Years of experience as a practicing trichologist means he knows that white or blonde hair is very prone to picking up stuff from the environment and from products used on it and turning a nasty yellow colour. If he could no longer have brown hair, then at least he wanted to keep it looking a crisp white, rather than a manky tobacco yellow. So he invented a shampoo to clean, shine and condition his white hair and keep it at its brightest best."

          Because Mark was making this for himself, everything in here had to fit with his values. So we have organic fruits, fairly traded essential oils and Fairtrade extra virgin coconut oil. And of course, like all our products, it has never been near any animal testing!"


          HOW MUCH AND WHAT DO YOU GET?

          This comes in one of the clear bottles with a black flip top. You can buy it in three sizes and I would suggest you buy the small one first in case it is not what you want. The smallest is £4.75 for 100g, £9.50 for 250g and finally £15.50 for 500g. As you can now see 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. I find it best to turn the bottle upside down and let gravity take its course with a little squeeze to help the product out.

          What you get is a shampoo that is a fabulous strong violet colour,the colour of iodine and reasonably thick but not so thick that it won't come out of the bottle.

          It has a wonderfully strong violet scent, like parma violets only stronger. I just loved the smell and spent quite some time sniffing it and really enjoying the smell. A really old fashioned violet smell, like the good olden days perfumes, violet rose, jasmine etc

          For the vegans amongst you this has no animal products at all and is vegan friendly carrying the Vegan friendly symbol on its bottle label

          MY EXPERIENCE
          I was really looking forward to using this one as I really was taken by the scent and as I dye my hair and it is darkish blonde it does have a tendency to take on the brassier highlights so I was hoping this would tone them down a little. As I poured some onto my hand I just had to have another sniff, it really is a lovely smell providing you like violet scents of course.


          Also in this shampoo is tooth wrack seaweed which combines with the salty fresh sea water as they are known to be good for conditioning hair and making it softer. Lime juice and lemon juice are added for the lemony scent and also to lighten the hair naturally. The extra virgin Coconut oil will help condition the hair too. As well as violtet absolute Lush have added my favourite rose absolute and bergamot oil which all work together to create the yummy scent.

          I find that it lathers quite 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 much as I would like which is a shame. I wonder why Lush don't do a matching conditioner.

          Afterward I conditioned and dried my hair it 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 hairs 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, methylparaben and propylparaben. 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.

          SUMMARY

          This was a beautiful coloured shampoo with a really lovely scent but for the price I would have hoped it would not have the chemical ingredients. The other 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.

          Thanks for reading. This review may be posted on other sites under my same username.
          ©Catsholiday

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            09.03.2011 14:29
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            Violet shampoo for shiny locks

            Daddy-O shampoo from Lush has been my hair washing product of choice for a couple of years now, so let me explain why.

            Firstly if you're not aware of the company 'Lush' then here's some information about them. Lush is a company based in Poole who manufacture and sell natural handmade cosmetics. Their range includes skin care, bath products, shower gels, soaps, and hair care such as the shampoo I am reviewing today.

            Hair care wise, Lush sell a selection of both liquid and solid shampoos. The solid shampoos are a product that can only be found in Lush and are a naked (packaging free) round solid bar that is lathered up and used to wash hair with. However Daddy-O is part of the liquid range, as although I would like to be more environmentally friendly and use a packaging free solid alternative, I find this shampoo is by far the most effective for my hair.

            Daddy-O is purple in colour and comes in a clear bottle so the lovely vibrant colour of it can be seen even when it is bottled. A black label is wrapped around the bottle and this includes all the necessary information: the product and company name, a list of quantative ingredients, and the product weight. As with all packaged Lush products there is also a picture of the person who made that particular batch and a best before date. All Lush products have a use by date due to the natural ingredients used, and Daddy-O tends to last around 14 months from the date of purchase. The bottle also states the following:

            'Clock ticking on the wrong time? By special request, violet shampoo to banish yellow and keep grey and blonde hair bright and shiny. Wet hair, shampoo once, rinse clean for shine and volume.'

            The founder of Lush, Mark Constantine designed this product when his hair started to turn grey, as a way of keeping his newly grey hair shiny and bright. However I have dark hair and also find this product amazing so I do think the bottle is a bit misleading as it definitely implies it is only for blonde/grey hair.

            The violets in the shampoo are the main thing that comes through in the smell of it. I can't really pick up any other smells it just has a clean, floral, very pleasant, and not too overpowering scent. As the bottle suggests, and as with most other shampoo, I use this product by wetting my hair and then lathering the shampoo into it for a few minutes before rinsing it out. I then finish off with another Lush product-American Cream conditioner (review to follow.)

            Daddy-O shampoo lathers up really well and is quite a runny consistency which makes it very easy to cover all of my hair without using too much. When rinsing the shampoo out of my hair the water does turn purple but it has never stained the shower floor so it's not an issue.

            The results of using this product are that my hair is left nice and shiny and lovely and soft too. I used to have very fluffy hair but since I started using Daddy-O this has become a thing of the past. Despite the fact that my hair is really thick, since I started using this shampoo it has become a lot more manageable and calm compared to its former wild self. I've been using Daddy-O for nearly two years and love the condition of my hair now and am not planning on changing shampoos anytime soon!

            Apart from the violets, the other main ingredients in this shampoo are seaweed, lemon and lime which are ingredients that are renowned for adding shine to hair, and in this instance they serve their purpose very well indeed.

            After I've used Daddy-O I love the smell it leaves on my hair, and it seems to last a couple of days. A friend of mine smelt this shampoo the other day and said 'that's what you always smell of' so it is obviously quite a noticeable scent, which isn't a bad thing as it is lovely.

            When I first bought this shampoo I thought it was very expensive indeed but a bottle lasts so long (and is so effective) that I definitely feel I get my moneys worth. I buy the 500g bottles which aren't cheap at £14.50 each. However a bottle normally lasts me around 9 months when using the product 3 times a week, which I think makes it much better value. It can also be bought in a 250g bottle for £8.95 or a 100g bottle for £4.50.

            Daddy-O along with the other lush products can be bought online from www.lush.co.uk or purchased from your nearest Lush store. There are over 90 shops in the UK now so chances are you will have one near you, you can find your nearest on the website.

            I highly recommend this shampoo to anyone who wants brighter and shinier hair and in particular to people who have thick or fluffy hair like me.

            Ingredients:

            Fresh Organic Lemon and Toothed Wrack Seaweed Infusion (Citrus limonum and Fucus serratus), Sodium Alkyl Sulfate, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Fresh Sea Water, Perfume, Cocamide MEA, Propylene Glycol, Glycol Cetearate, Fresh Organic Lime Juice (Citrus aurantifolia), Extra Virgin Coconut Oil (Cocos nucifera), Violet Leaf Absolute (Viola odorata), Rose Absolute (Rosa damascena), Bergamot Oil (Citrus Aurantium bergamia), Cananga Oil (Cananga odorata), *Limonene, *Linalool, *Citronellol, Coumarin, Isoeugenol, Methyl Ionone, Benzyl Alcohol, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Colour 61585, Colour 18050 * Occurs naturally in essential oils

            And one last thing, this product is suitable for vegans!

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              02.10.2010 12:02
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              A great wee shampoo!

              Daddyo is a liquid shampoo made by Lush.
              It comes in three sizes - 100g which costs £4.30, 250g for £8.60 and 500g for £13.85. All of the bottles are clear, plain plastic with the usual Lush label and black flip-top lid.

              The first thing that strikes you about this product is it's gorgeous, deep purple colour. Purple is my favourite colour, so I really wanted to try this from the minute I set eyes on it. However, it says on the label that it's for blondes and grays so I had always just steered clear of it until a while ago when a shop assistant told me brunettes could use it too.

              To use, you simply wet your hair and massage/lather it in. It works like any other liquid shampoo.

              This isn't too runny or thick meaning you don't end up with too much or not enough in your hand, and it's not fiddly to use in the shower.

              As you lather it up, the smell of violets is very strong - that's fantastic, if you love violet like me. It's a very strong, calming scent and it put me in quite a good mood.

              It rinses out easily without leaving residue as some shampoos do.

              I find it's best to dry with a hairdryer rather than letting your hair dry naturally with this shampoo - don't ask why, as I'm not sure. That's just what I've found :p

              So, the verdict ;

              It definately is for brunettes as well as blondes!
              It will last for ages (the smallest size has lasted me about two months with pretty regular use).
              It leaves hair soft and shiny.
              It's the best looking shampoo ever and looks fantastic in a glass bottle on your windowsill :)
              Though it's not my favourite Lush shampoo, it's still a winner for it's scent and colour.

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                A product worth trying.

                A few weeks ago, when I popped into Lush to purchase a few things, I was given a sample of Daddyo Violet Shampoo as a thank you for not taking a bag, but using my own. I must admit this shampoo had really escaped my attention up to that point, but I really have no idea why, as I love violets, and Bathos, the violet bubble slice they make, is my favourite.

                I was a little concerned, however, when the assistant told me that it was great for blondes when their hair turns brassy, I wasn't sure if this was a hint but I hope not!"

                I always enjoy receiving these free samples, and recently the gifts I have received have been more than generous for using my own bag, so it's worth popping into store at the moment.

                Having said that I am quite discerning about making too many purchases in there unless the products really outshine those from cheaper outlets. Recently I reviewed their Coolaulin Coconut Conditioner, which is a good product, but over priced in my opinion, and certainly does not outshine competitors which happily stand proud on the shelves of Poundland.

                Daddyo is a richly coloured violet shampoo and it is not cheap. I have been using the Lush shampoo bars recently, which are excellent value for money, work well, and have many attributes going for them. So I decided to try this sample, and make a decision as to whether the cost of a further purchase would be justified.

                It comes in 3 sizes

                Travel size 100mls £4.19
                250mls- £8.37
                500mls-£13.74

                This shampoo is also aimed at those with grey hair as it enhances the shine, and the addition of lemons and limes as well as violets makes this possible. It also contains rose and bergamot oils, but I can't discern these as a separate fragrance, the overwhelming aroma is violets, very similar to Bathos the bubble slice. The shampoo also contains coconut oil, which is great for its smoothing and shining properties.

                It is interesting to note that this coconut oil comes from Indonesia, and is produced by a local enterprise which has been set up with the help of Surfaid and UNICEF to provide jobs for people in the aftermath of the tsunami. All the profits from the sale of this oil to Lush are ploughed back into the local economy. Part of the sales from this oil have provided enough funds to start a 'Coconut Kids Club' which has 180 pre-school age pupils, who are benefitting from early learning in this economically challenged area.

                So to using the shampoo and my opinion of it. The shampoo looks like ink; it is a deep violet almost dye like liquid. It's a little disconcerting to use at first, I had visions of my skin turning a beetroot shade, but I need not have worried as it rinses off easily leaving no stains. It is economical to use as it comes out of the bottle slowly, and it lathers up very well for a small amount dispensed.

                The fragrance is very pleasant indeed, and certainly is like washing your hair in violets, it is very pleasant indeed. It needs a conditioner and I usually follow this with my favourite Lush Conditioner, American cream, or a Poundshop favourite Schwarzkopf Gliss. The hair is left shiny and tangle free, and styles easily and performs very well indeed overall.

                I did also test it after shampooing to see if a comb would go through it, and it did, so if your hair isn't dry it might be effective alone without conditioner.


                If you go to the website at www.lush.co.uk you can read the 40 or so reviews of this product which are almost entirely complimentary. This is unusual for Lush products as often there are mixed feelings; however there seems to be an undivided consensus of opinion that this is a brilliant product!


                In terms of value for money I feel it is much better than the coconut conditioner I reviewed recently, because it actually lasts a very long time. I went on to purchase the 250g bottle and it is barely ¼ used after a month, a little really goes a long way with this. I am not sure I would take it on holiday as I would be afraid of spillage, as it is a deep violet, but I am very tempted to just because the fragrance is so lovely.

                I think this is an excellent shampoo and a pleasure to use. I like it so much I am using it, going forwards, as a treat in between using the shampoo bars Lush make. I can't say it has changed my hair colour at all, it is still blonde with highlights, but maybe it's less likely to become brassy!

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                  20.05.2009 02:34
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                  a great shampoo

                  Its been a while since I have written a Lush review. As I used Daddyo to wash my hair tonight, I thought it would be a perfect weay to start writing my Lush reviews again.

                  Lush are a company who make fresh handmade products, they are very ethical and have become increasingly popular.

                  Each of the products Lush produce have ingridiants which serve a purpose, each product has a target skin type or hair type etc...

                  I have to say though, I rarely pay attention to whether a product is designed with my skin or hair type in mind, unless I have a particular problem, for example I get very dry skin and my skin is sensetive and the Lush staff suggested a great moisturiser which I now swear by. In general though I just want to try it all and I have amassed quite an impressive Lush collection of which I am very very proud!

                  Daddyo caught my eye because of its deep purple colour which has a hint of metalic about it, I was intrigued and had to open the bottle for a sniff and that was it, one sniff and I just had to have a bottle - Parma violets!!!!!

                  That smell brought back memories too because the first few times I dyed my hair in my teens I used a dye that had a parma violet scent to it and I always loved that scent.

                  As I said, Lush make their products with a specific purpose in mind, in the case of daddyo Lush invented a shampoo for those with grey or blonde hair ( my hair is brown naturally and I currently have some of the Lush caca rouge dye in it, so this shampoo isnt really intended for my hair type but I had to have it ), the shampoo brightens blonde and grey hair according to Lush.

                  The bottle is quite plain looking, it is a clear bottle with a black flip up lid, a black label is around the bottle and this has the Lush logo on it along with @Daddyo' in bigger letters. There is then some information on the front of the bottle about the product and its intended users, around the side of the bottle is the ingridiants list and there is also a little sticker with a picture of the person who made that particular bottle of Daddyo and the date on which it was made along with the use by date.

                  Daddyo comes in 3 sizes, 100ml costs £4.06, 250ml costs £8.07, 500ml costs £12.97, so this, like all Lush products is not a cheap option.

                  When I washed my hair with Daddyo I found that it did not bubble up and lather as much as some shampoos I have used, however as a regular Lush user I know that their products do not tend to get all bubbly, but still do a super job, and daddyo was no different.

                  Usually washing my hair is just something I have to do, but I really enjoyed washing my hair whilst using daddyo, the viloet scent was strong but not over powering and the shampoo did a wonderful job of not only cleaning but also softening my hair. In addition I was pleased to find that my hair which is curly and sometimes frizzy and gets lots of knots, was really easy to brush through, I often use a detangler and I found that washing my hair with Daddyo had a very similar effect to my detangler.

                  Daddyo does not have conditioner in it, however I felt no need to use a seperate conditioner after washing my hair, which is very rare as I use a lot of conditioner. I was really glad that I did not need a conditioner, because I really hate it when I use a shampoo which smells really nice and then I have to use a conditioner which then masks the scent from the shampoo and leaves its own scent on my hair - sometimes I wonder what the point is in scented shampoo when you usually go over it with a conditioner.

                  I was really impressed with how long the violet scent lingered on my hair, over 48 hours after using Daddyo, I asked my partner to sniff my hair and he said he could still smell it, and I noticed that my pillow had violet scent on it too!

                  Those of you who are Lush fans will know that Lush sometimes take the scent from a popular product and release other products with that scent, and they also turn some scents into perfumes, I really hope they decide to do that with Daddyo - I know they have Bathos which has violet in in, but Daddyo is a parma violet scent and is absolutly gorgeous, I would love to have it as a perfume.

                  Daddyo also contains bergomot and Rose however I cant relly smell those in the product. In addition it contains lemon and lime to help give the hair shine.

                  I love this product and I will definitely be buying more when my bottle runs out!

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                    16.02.2009 16:10
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                    I'm following the crowd into Lush! Baa!

                    After reading and rating so many reviews for Lush products I decided it was about time that I actually bought an item from Lush for myself. I needed to know what all the hype was about and whether or not you lot are all sheep, or that the products on sale are genuinely are fantastic!

                    Coincidentally I had just run out of shampoo and conditioner, so I decided that I would purchase Lush products to do the job. If you haven't alreadyI am a Lush virgin and although I have been into one or two of the stores I have never actually purchased anything. I think this was more to do with the fact that I didn't know where to start. As you walk into a shopping centre you can usually tell if there is a Lush store in the vicinity, because of the smell - one which I actually find a bit overpowering and therefore I have tended to sideline the products as being just too smelly for me!

                    However, on Saturday, I braved the assault on my nasal senses and ventured into my local store. I wandered round trying to glimpse where I might find shampoos. There was two or three shop staff standing around, all smiling and saying hello and when I eventually found the correct section of the shop I stood bemused for a while. Did I want a bar (Baa?!!)or a liquid? This was my first problem. I opted for liquid, as the thought of having a bar on the side of the shower getting all soft and soapy did not appeal. After a few seconds of staring I decided to ask for help. I explained to the nearest assistant that I have a sensitive scalp and asked which shampoo she would recommend. She smiled sweetly and passed me over to another girl (presumable one of a more senior position). She advised me to try Daddy-O saying that it would suit my blonde hair, she was too polite to mention the grey, as well as it having ingredients that were gentle and soothing for the scalp. I decided to purchase the smallest bottle as at £4.06 it isn't cheap, and I wanted to check if it would affect my scalp before I committed to purchasing a larger bottle.

                    ~The Product~

                    Lush claim that Daddy-O is a Violet scented shampoo for shine and brightness and it is recommended for grey and blonde hair. I have highlighted blonde hair that is now peppered with quite a lot of grey, so this seemed perfect for me.


                    The shampoo comes in a small plastic bottle with a black flip top lid. Very plain and boring. When you squeeze the liquid into your palm for use you can't but help but be shocked by the depth of the metallic purple colour. I couldn't believe it wouldn't turn my hair purple! Anyway I massaged the shampoo gently into my scalp. It lathered up beautifully and when I looked at my hands I was relieved to see a white foam, not deep purple. The shampoo has a very pleasant smell which is not overpowering at all. The packaging says the fragrance is of violets, bergamot and roses, I can neither agree nor disagree, all I can say is that it has a lovely smell that has lingered on my hair in a way in which I have not experienced with a shampoo before. I keep smelling my hair just to see if the scent is still there! It lasted for at least 48 hours, which is pretty impressive.

                    On closer inspection I see that one of the main ingredients of this shampoo is Lemon and lime - surely not gentle on a sensitive scalp, however fantastic for giving my hair shine and helping to keep the blonde (and the grey) light and bright. Daddy-O has lived up to the claim it makes.

                    I won't bore you with a long list of the many natural ingredients included in this product. However if you do want to know more the Lush website is really helpful. The page for Daddy-O has a list of ingredients. If it is highlighted in blue you can click on the item and see what the product is and how it is helpful to you.

                    If you would like more detailed information visit www.lush.co.uk

                    ~Did I Like It?~

                    This shampoo has really lightened my hair. It feels soft, bright and shiny. The smell is wonderful and lasting. The only downside for me is that my scalp still feels irritated and itchy (hence only 4 stars), but I am going to stick with it for the duration of the bottle to see if my scalp adjusts.

                    So maybe all of you who head of into Lush and write rave reviews aren't sheep but genuinely impressed consumers! I shall just have to test out more products to convince myself!

                    Baaa!

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                      06.02.2009 22:02
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                      Gorgeous shampoo, use sparingly!

                      As an ex-blonde (now a redhead!) I highlighted my hair but after a month or two the colour would go brassy and I started to use products for blonde but to no avail, none of them worked. Until I purchased this product!

                      When I walked into Lush (on a weekly basis!) I was intrigued by the plain bottle with a black label and a purple shampoo. I still hadn't discovered all of the product by then. I was intrigued by the scent of the shampoo. It was quite strongly and smelt like violets.

                      I took it home and the next day in the shower i used the product without conditioner. My hair felt soft and smelt gorgeous afterwards. I found it took a good fortnight for the brassiness of my blonde hair to brighten up and was quite impressed as this was the added bonus.

                      I ike this product very much and would use it again. Judging by some of the reviews it can be used for all hair colours, so I would buy again!

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                      17.01.2009 15:59
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                      Well worth the price as it's really effective and smells amazing!

                      As a blonde, I used to use John Frieda Sheer Blonde Shampoo and Conditioner, but found that my hair was getting used to it, and despite being white blonde, I was still getting a "brassy" look to my hair.

                      I was in Lush looking for Xmas presents as my friend loves Lush products and came across Daddy-0, first of all I sniffed it (as I do that first with everything) it smelled so gorgeous, just like Parma Violets. Then I read the label and when I saw it was recommended for white and blonde hair I had to buy it. It was £4.50 for 100ml which is a lot more than I would usually spend but I gave it a go.

                      First time I used it, I only used a small amount and it was strange at first that it didn't lather up, but that is because of the qualty ingredients. My hair was so soft I didn't need to use condioner, which was perfect for me as I have fine hair, with a tendency to go greasy quickly if I use a seperate conditioner. Once dried my blonde was so bright and my hair was light and bouncy. Next time I was in Lush I bought the largest size for £14.50 (500ml) cos I loved it so much, it is really worth the price.

                      The bottle says you can use it on red, brown and black hair too and as I have recently switched to a light brown colour, I definitely agree that is the case, my hair looks great still.

                      Oh almost forgot, people always notice the smell, they think I am wearing a nice perfume and ask what it is, and are amazed when I tell them it's my hair.

                      I really hope this product never gets discontinued

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                        12.01.2009 01:17
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                        A bottle of pure purple liquid magic.

                        I originally brought Daddy-O shampoo because a) it's purple which is my favourite colour, and b) it smells like parma violets sweets! However, I soon learned that no matter what your hair colour (grey, or as mine is, purple) this shampoo is absolutely amazing!

                        My hair is pretty normal, though slightly dry from over-straightening, and also purple from dyeing it regularly. This shampoo has organic coconut oil which keeps your hair super shiny and reinvigorated, and is made from a seaweed gel. Seaweed is amazing for your skin and your hair as it contains lots of minerals, that leave your hair super soft and shiny! The scent of parma violets is absolutely delicious!

                        This shampoo is apparently great for people who are greying too as it gives the hair shine and gets rid of any brassy yellow-ness that may occur. Apparently Mark Constantine, Lush founder and trichologist, developed this shampoo for himself when he started greying and it's purple and smells of violets because those are his favourites, and he uses this shampoo regularly!

                        This shampoo is a little on the pricey side, but it leaves your hair looking healthy and feeling divine so it's well worth it in my eyes! A 100g bottle is around £3 with a 500g bottle being around £7-8 (not sure on current in-store prices).

                        One thing to note, is that Lush shampoos have less of the chemicals in that produce a lather or foam. You don't NEED the foam to clean you hair, you just need to ensure you massage the shampoo in well to get a good clean. You only need a 50p sized blob. A tip to get more lather is to make sure your hair is really really dripping wet before you put the shampoo on.

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                          15.09.2008 14:28
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                          A really nice shampoo

                          Firstly I must say that Daddy O is recommended for blonde or grey hair only and I am a brunette (a very dark brunette too!) I was browsing in my local Lush when I decided to have a sniff of this.

                          The smell is very intense, a bit of a sharp tang, some coconut and violets, it goes really well together. After a discussion with the nice helpful Lush lady who assured me that I could use it on my hair and it wouldn't lighten it and why don't I take a sample to try.

                          She gave me a pot with a shimmery pinky purple liquid in, enough for around two or three washes. I found this to lather up quite well and when I rinsed it off my hair felt smooth and tangle free so I decided against conditioner and let my hair dry naturally.

                          All through the day I kept getting nice scented wafts whenever I moved my head. My hair stayed soft and silky throughout the day, it also had an incredible shine to it and it felt very light and bouncy.

                          Now being a brunette I obviously can't say whether or not this shampoo does as it is supposed too but I would recommend you give it a try if all else fails it will make your hair feel lovely and silky.

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                        Daddyo's fresh lemons restore your colour and give your hair the shine it should have, organic coconut oil gives it strength and seaweed's minerals condition it / It smells of violets / Go grey and be proud of it, Daddyo!