Product Type: Lush hair care products
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Bye bye Poodle hair!
Lush Jasmin & Henna Fluff-Eaze
Member Name: Torialou
Lush Jasmin & Henna Fluff-Eaze
Advantages: Smells lovely and smooths hair
LUSH JASMIN AND HENNA FLUFF-EAZE
First things first .... My apology ... I am sorry! Yes, it's another Lush Review!
I actually popped into Lush the other day to purchase a new lipstick and on that particular day the weather outside was awfully clammy, you know like when it's about to pour down but is warm and the air is really sticky and moist? As someone who has naturally fluffy hair this type of weather is my arch enemy, it can turn my finely smoothed hair that took me 30 painstaking minutes to achieve into a poodle perm in less time than it took to achieve the lovely straight locks.
This was such a day, I caught a look at my hair in a mirror and was miffed to say the least, now one of the staff came over and asked if I was alright at this point and I jokingly told her I was unless they sold something that would calm this frizz mop down. That I looked more like two poodle ears than a hair do at this point. I thought she was joking when she said that they made a product called fluff-eaze. But indeed they do, it is a pre conditioning product that you put on your hair in their words "For when you don't want to look like a poodle. A pre-wash treatment to get control of fluffy, untamed hair." - not even kidding, is it any wonder I thought she was joking?
THE PRODUCT ....
So what is this magic poodle tamer? Basically this product is a hair mask! Short and sweet. As with nearly all Lush products this came in a small black pot with a twist cap lid.
HOW TO USE ....
The product is really simple to use, basically you need to comb out your dry hair and work the product through the hair. It says to use ¼ of a pot for short hair, ½ for medium hair and a full pot for long hair. The sales staff told me that I would need to use a full pot on my hair.
If your hair is long, it is best to clip it up, then you need to wait for 20 minutes while the mask works it's magic. You then simply shampoo your hair as normal and follow with your usual conditioner.
I was advised that it would be best to use this when in the bath because the steam would open up the follicles, but I have not done and it has worked fine without doing.
DID IT WORK? ....
So the first time I opened my miracle pot I was hit by the really lovely scent coming from it, I lathered about ¼ of the pot through the ends of my hair and worked it through, I know this was not the instructions but this stuff costs an arm and a leg and there was no way I was plastering a full pot on. I pinned my hair up and carried on with my normal daily life, after about 35 minutes I headed for my bath. My hair was lovely and soft as I rinsed the shampoo out, being naturally fluffy it is normally a huge tangle at this stage but it was really smooth and now smelt the same as the product, divine!
My hair dried and straightened much faster than normal and was visibly less fluffy. Whilst it did not fully tame my fluff, I doubt even a lion tamer could achieve this so the product has managed really well. The divine scent stayed in my hair for over 48 hours and was really nice. My hair has definitely improved in condition, it has more shine to it and I do feel that it has been straightening easier than normal.
I noticed someone online posted to say that she found that if you wet your hair prior to applying the product that it worked better. I am yet to test that but certainly will be when I buy my next pot.
So what is in this product that is causing the lovely scent? The mask contains olive, wheatgerm, almond, brazil nut, coconut, hemp, soya and castor oils, which Lush claim will help improve the strength of the hair. Jojoba oil to help the condition of the scalp and Henna to provide the shine. I really am not an expert in scents but I think it is the Jasmine that is the most prominent scent in this mask.
Below are the listed ingredients
Red Henna Infusion, Water, Cetearyl Alcohol & Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Perfume, Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Ylang Ylang Oil, Jasmine Absolute, Wheatgerm oil, Organic Jojoba Oil, Almond Oil, Brazil Nut Oil, Extra Virgin Coconut Oil, Organic Hemp Oil, Soya Oil, Castor Oil, *Benzyl Salicylate, *Benzyl Benzoate, *Farnesol, Geraniol, Linalool, Hydroxycitronellal, Methyl Lonone, Benzyl Alcohol, Isoeugenol, Methylparaben, Propylparaben
*occurs naturally in essential oils
COST AND WHERE TO BUY ....
The cost if this mask is £11.95 for a 220gram pot.
This can be bought in any Lush stores around the country or online from www.lush.co.uk
This product is Vegan and as with all Lush products has not been tested on animals.
I really liked this product, whist it really is expensive my hair really has improved in condition. I do not think this is something you need to use to often but just to maintain your hairs health and with hair as long as mine, it really is important to keep it in good condition.
Has my poodle look gone? Not totally but it does now look a little more like the gentle waves of spaniel ears now rather than fluffy poodle ones, so it gets a thumb's up from me!
I will definitely be replacing this with a new one in the next few weeks and would happily recommend this to anyone with similar fluffy hair. I do note on the website that it does say that this product is also particularly suited to red and dark hair due to the Henna content. My hair is red to even better!
I would give this 5 out of 5 without the slightest hesitation.
Summary: Really does what it says! 100%