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      19.04.2012 20:57
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      Better for the hair

      I bought this hair gel from Lush a while ago now but I can't remember how much I paid for it.

      The hair gel comes in a standard Lush black pot that contains 100g of hair gel. The hair gel smells lovely as it has a pleasant citrus scent to it that smells very uplifting and invigorating. The hair gel is 100% natural and cruelty free as it hasn't been tested on animals.

      You can use the hair gel on wet or dry hair. Using the hair gel on dry hair is a great way to control frizz and split ends. The hair gel is easy to distribute through the hair and it doesn't leave the hair feeling sticky and/ or tacky. The hair gel is easily shampooed out during your next wash. The hair gel is also a great way to control curls. Simply curl your hair first as normal and then run this through your curls with your fingertips. You'll find that your curls last a great deal longer and appear more neater and refined.

      Using the hair gel on wet hair leaves the hair smelling pleasant and the hair easier to manage. Plus the hair gel protects your hair from styling damage. A little goes a long way with the hair gel as it has a thin consistency. Less is more with this product. Use a small amount at a time until your desired effect has been reached. You'll find that just the one pot will keep you going for a good couple of months.

      A decent natural hair gel.

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      01.10.2010 12:21
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      A good buy from Lush.

      I don´t like very heavy hair gel, and I prefer it to look as natural as possible - I don´t think it looks so good if it´s very obvious. Lush King of the Mods hair gel is excellent, as it´s easy to use and can help you create a good look with your hair, but isn´t sticky or greasy and is easy to wash out or re-style as you want.

      It has a really nice citrus smell, with lots of lime and grapefruit, and smells really good in your hair for hours after you´ve used it. The pot´s quite small, but it lasts for months and months, even if it´s used every day. You only need a little to get the style you want, and it´s got quite a watery substance, so it goes a long way.

      There are many positives to this product - the smell, the texture, the ease with which you can style and re-style your hair, and I have bought it several times. Lush do three hair gels like this, and this is the medium-strength one. I would recommend trying them out in the shop to find the one that´s best for you.

      Like many Lush products, it´s quite expensive at first, but lasts a long time, and is made with natural ingredients. It doesn´t feel too full of chemicals and artificial ingredients. I love using it and would always recommend it.

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      28.07.2010 13:11
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      Hair gel from Lush

      In my Cyclists' Repair Kit which I bought recently, there was a little tin of King of the Mods Hair Gel. I've avoided Lush hair gels in the past as I've always thought they were for men - somehow describing them as a 'gel' (as opposed to a hair wax or putty) makes them sound more masculine! However this didn't stop me sampling the tin I got.

      Lush make three hair gels, all of different strengths, and King of the Mods produces the least strong hold of the lot. It's named after The Mighty Boosh (great show by the way!) which is an added bonus!

      Opening the tin, the gel is white in colour and the first thing I noticed was that it smelled really fruity and natural. Most hair gels smell really artificial but this was an exception. It smells really citrusy which comes from the grapefruit and lime! Other ingredients include camellia oil, as well as almond oil which conditions the hair by coating the hair shaft. The product is suitable for vegans.

      The gel has a similar consistency to other hair gels I've used in the past - thick and slightly watery. You need to use a reasonable-sized amount - my hair is just above shoulder length, though I've quite a lot of it, and I use about a 5p-sized blob.

      At first I applied the gel to dry hair, putting it on my palms and running it through my layers. It did a reasonable job of defining the layers and keeping my hair in position throughout the day. I then read that you're supposed to apply it to wet hair, so I did, and that was even better! My hair was far less frizzy all day, even though it was damp, and held the style much better than usual.

      Overall, I really like this product and would consider buying it again for a treat. At £6.95 for a 100g tub it's quite expensive, and I'm not sure that it's so much better than other products on the market that it is worth the high price. However it does perform well, and smells much better than similar products. It's unisex too so you could easily share a tub with your boyfriend, brother or dad!

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        06.08.2009 16:37
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        Worth it

        King of the Mods is a very citrusy soft-hold hair gel, containing grapefruit, lime, camelia and almond oils, amongst other ingredients. It is one of only three hair gels available from LUSH, and comes in 100g (recycled and recyclable) pots.

        I don't really like Hair Gel, as I tend to like my hair to move with me, and I also don't like the stickiness most hair-gel leaves on your hair, hands, and anything else it touches. King of the Mods, however, is the exception - it is ABSOLUTELY BRILLIANT.

        The hold is just perfect - my hair is very thick and dry and tends to get out of control very easily, but this held it perfectly - more like a leave-in-conditioner than a gel actually - it left my hair looking sleek and shiny and my almost-curls looking defined, but there was no stickiness, no hardness, and no awful wet-look...

        The only downside is the smell - I found the grapefruit smell very off-putting, as it was just too harsh and acidic for me - I like gentler, sweeter fruit smells. The smell was also very strong, and stayed with you all day. Perhaps this was in part because the anticipated consumer was potenitally from either sex - I found that the smell was a little bit too masculine for me, which might be a bonus for some other buyers. Still, I'm willing to put up with the smell in return for the fanatastic effect on my hair...

        Another downside is that I found the pot did not last very long, even on my very short hair - the mixture is runny and you need to use quite a lot to get even coverage. At the current selling price of £6.85 on the LUSH website, this makes it quite expensive for daily use, especially as a hair moisturiser such as 'Marilyn' gives you nearly the same effect, a nier smell, and lasts longer...

        On the whole, I was very happy with this product, as even with the downsides it is a much better buy than a lot of the gels and waxes available in the highstreet drug stores, and with the the added bonus of being good for the environment and good for your hair.

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        21.02.2009 12:18
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        I love this hair product :)

        What is it:

        King of the Mods is a light hold, lime and grapefruit scented hair styling product available only from Lush. At £6.80 per a 100g pot it certainly isn't for everyday use, unless you happen to be a damn site richer than me (not hard really).

        Casing:

        As with a lot of lush products it comes in the familiar black pot with the ingredients and who made it etc stuck on the pot. Inside the pot is a white coloured cream with the similar consistency of sun tan lotion (in fact i have occasionally mistaken it for moisturizer and put it on my face - I don't recommend doing this ^_^).

        Smell:

        The best part about this hair styling product has got to be the smell! It smells amazing and is worth buy purely for that reason. When I wear it it is not uncommon for people to comment on the scent of my hair when I hug them.

        Styling:

        When it says light hold it really does mean light hold, I use this on short and long hair (long for a guy) adding a little bit of hairspray for some extra hold if need be. Ideally imo this product should be used for texturising on medium-long hair and for creating those natural lighter than air looking styles on slightly shorter hair. The product unlike many other hair products seems completely invisible making your hair look not only stylish but natural and soft too.

        Overall:

        I would highly recommend this product for occasional usage, such as the one night out a week/dinner party or when a summer loving look is essential.

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        18.10.2008 19:39
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        A lush hairgel bar none

        During my big Lush addiction last year I stumbled across this hair gel whilst looking for something to control my frizzy out of control hair.

        A staff member in my local Lush store recommended this gel, I was a little dubious at first, the gels I have used in the past have been gloopy and rather sticky and ended up having to wash my hair 3/4 times to get rid of it.

        The Lush gel was different though, I applied it after washing my hair then styled and dried it as usual, the result was soft straight hair that looked and also smelt delicious. The only reason I no longer use it is the cost, the last time I was in Lush the gel was priced around £7 I think which is really a bit much. It's a good product but doesnt justify the cost for me now sadly.

        I would still recommend this product though and the other hair gels in the range to anyone who has problems with the gloopiness and stickness of other gels.

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        17.09.2008 19:35
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        A lovely sweet smelling gel

        King of the mods is one of Lush's newer products it is a hair gel and this one gives a light hold (they have light, medium and firm.)

        Now do you remember the sherbet fountains you could get when you were little? You know the ones with the big liquorice stick in. Well this smells just like sniffing one of them (well to me anyway - the other half says it smells really sickly like rotten cotton candy!)

        I love, love, love the smell and that it does what it is supposed to do to.

        Now some of you who have ready my other reviews will have heard me moaning about my ultra sensitive skin many a time! Well I am pleased to report this does not bring me out at all!!!

        I use this after I have washed my hair - I comb it through my hair after I have part dried it with the hair dryer then I go over it with my straightners.

        It feels almost jelly like in consistency but you can smooth it through the hair quite well and your hands are not left all sticky.

        It makes my hair go really flat and smooth with a great glass like sheen to it, but it still moves around really freely - which I like as I hate it being stuck in one place. It keeps all my frizzy bits flat so my hair looks really polished, and it smells great!!!

        The only downside for me is my other half hates the smell so I don't get any cuddle until I have washed it all off!!!

        In my opinion this is the best gel - but only because I like the natural look.

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        10.09.2008 01:15
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        Sherbet Lemons! Yummy!

        Hair Gel isn't something I'd normally consider, it reminds me somewhat of the boys when I was at school, with their wet look hair. Nice(!) Whilst I've probably tried almost every hair styling product known to man, gel wasn't something that appealed to me whatsoever. Due to this of course, the hair gel section was something I'd always bypassed at Lush, and even found quite odd. If they're going to make styling products, why gel? Gel's rubbish!

        Then two things happened. First was I had my side fringe re cut and it was misbehaving quite badly. Desperate to get it to do as I say without having to resort to sitting it on the naughty step (since that would involve me sitting their too and that wouldn't be much fun) I began to do what I do best (or most): research!! Someone, somewhere on the internet (they must be reliable then hey) recommended rubbing hair gel into the roots where your fringe is, before blow drying it, and then blow drying and straightening it into the direction you want it to go. The idea being, that it confuses the root and then the hair forgets which way it has been wanting to go itself, and does what you tell it to. Sounds good, or like you might have wet look roots, one or the other. The only stipulation is that it has to be a water based gel.

        My newfound interest in hair gel coincided with Lush doing something I absolutely love. Selling sample tins of certain products (the size of a lipbalm tin) for £1. Heck I'd buy anything if it was £1 (review-aholic) so this was a double bonus. I remembered reading that the lightest of the three gels smelt like sherbet lemons but couldn't for the life of me remember which one was the lightest, the tins showed no clues so I asked the lady who then sold me Goth Juice. Tut tut, I'm pretty sure if I worked in Lush I'd know everything about every product (I'm half way there already). So next time I went in I bought the other two hair gels, leaving nothing to chance and finally got my sherbet lemon gel; King of the Mods.

        The smell of this product alone is well worth shelling out the £1 for. I could seriously sit and smell it all day. Let's just hope this makes its way into other Lush products, we need more products smelling like sherbet lemons, it's just delicious!

        For the original use I had intended it's okay but not the best. I found that the strong hold gel worked best for this but that's a whole separate review. What this is actually best for is to use in the same way you would a serum. Basically apply it over wet hair before drying, or apply sparingly on hair before straightening and it will smooth the hair and also give it a light hold too. Not to mention the delicious smell.

        The results? Well, yes it worked fine. I do believe people have got a little over excited about it. This is no John Frieda Frizz Ease as a serum, and it's no V05 Freeze spray when it comes to hold. It smoothes the hair some, and it gives it some hold, but nothing amazing, nothing that can't be done as well and better by a billion other products. It certainly does nothing wrong though. It doesn't give the hair amazing shine or gloss, it just keeps it looking smooth and healthy and works well with straightened hair. These features alone though are all a bit "blah". It's okay, it's not amazing, I'm not going to be singing from the terraces about it.

        The only thing that does have me wanting to talk about it and tell everyone about it is the smell. Did I mention it smells like Sherbet Lemons??! I guess it all depends how much you like Sherbet Lemons as to how much that will excite you, but it really does smell yummy. Sweet yet fresh, and just such a lovely way to smell. Unfortunately, contrary to what people would have you believe, the smell doesn't linger all day. It in fact, doesn't linger much beyond the minute figures, by an hour it will have definitely gone. Perhaps my nose buds are desensitized though as I'm yet to have found a bath bomb that will fragrance my whole house for a full 24 hours and there are countless tales of that all round. To my nose though, this doesn't have magical fragrance lasting powers that could bankrupt Ambi Pur and the like, it just has a nice smell that fades naturally within the hour.

        Whilst I was somewhat gel phobic, it does have it's uses. Basically, as it is water based it takes time to dry, meaning you can apply it, get your hair to do what you like and then it sets and holds the hair into place. It can provide good root lift, so don't be scared of using this near the roots, it's most definitely not a wet look gel, and I had no problems with my hair or fringe looking greasy wearing this.

        This being Lush, it's not just a regular old hair gel full of chemicals with names that mean nothing to you, and promises that most probably won't be fulfilled. No, here your hair gets nourished too. It has Almond Oil which helps make hair shiny, Grapefruit Oil which helps promote hair growth, Lime Oil which is energizing and gives you a bit of a boost if you're feeling low and Camellia Oil which smoothes and conditions the hair whilst adding shine and treating damaged hair. So not only can the gel be used to style your hair, but it is treating it well too.

        It also has PVP which is a kinder alternative to alcohol based ingredients and holds the hair style in place by preventing the hair being able to absorb moisture, so this may make it good for use when in humid conditions.

        All in all, I liked this due to the smell, I'd even consider buying it again due to that but I have to admit it didn't do anything amazing. It certainly did nothing wrong, it did what it should do; it smoothed the hair and gave a light hold. So what can I complain about? Well, nothing, except that there are so many amazing hair products out there that without the scent I probably wouldn't use this again. That said it is no doubt kinder to the hair than all the chemical based products we use so if your hair is in particularly bad condition and all you require is smooth hair with a light hold then this would be great for you so go for it.

        A full sized tub is £5.95 for a 100g tub. Again, people have got a little over excited here and started to make a few false claims such as, it lasts forever. This isn't true at all, it's not one of those products you only need a tiny amount of, in fact I found you actually needed a fair bit for it to do anything at all (but even with a fair bit it didn't appear greasy which is good), so price wise it's a little expensive but nothing too extreme, just don't go buying a tub and expecting it to last a year or anything, unless of course you only do your hair at Christmas, New Year and Birthdays!

        I wasn't disappointed with this, in fact my love for it is almost irrational, but is it is mostly down to the scent. On all other accounts it performs fine but not better than other options out there unless you take into account the fact it is kind to your hair too.

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          04.09.2008 16:10
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          Nice if you can afford it

          My girlfriend spends far to much money on Lush and I started to complain, so instead of cutting back a bit she has started to but stuff for me to.
          I like to use hair gel and our children like to use it when they go to parties as well so my girlfriend got me some gel from lush called King of the Mods.
          This is a funny sort of gel because it does not look like gel it looks more like a cream, it is very sticky and gooey nothing like what I usually use.
          I love the smell of this product it is lime and grapefruit and is very tangy, the smell stays on my hair for ages and I really like it.
          You get this in a little black pot and I have been warned to keep the pot because it can be taken back to the shop and used again and if you get a few they will give you a free product.
          There is 100g in the pot and it is nearly £7 and I usually spend 99p on a 200g pot so its more than I am used to.
          This does hold very well and you have got to make sure you only use a lttle bit or you have lots of white goo in your hair.
          This can wash out very well and even when it is washed out you still have fruity smelling hair.
          I really like this but I would not buy it again because of the price, I can not justify spending this much on hair gel really.

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        Soft style holding hair gel /