Product Type: Lush hair care products
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Lush No Drought Dry Shampoo
Member Name: Sarccyslayer
Lush No Drought Dry Shampoo
Advantages: smells wonderful, easy to use, does as it says it will
Disadvantages: None for me
I am a huge fan of dry shampoo, infact like GHD's, I have no idea how I managed to go about every day life without it and now that I have got it, I don't envisage not using it. I have to date tried many brands of dry shampoo and they have all done a pretty good job and when you lead a busy lifestyle or are going away for the weekend and don't have time or want to spend time washing and drying your hair, products like this just make life easier.
Recently I have treated myself to a few Lush products, mainly because the Hubs and I have had a few weekends away and its nice to treat yourself to some lovely bath and shower products every now and then. I had every intention of purchasing some shampoo bars which I really like for my hair especially in the summer, but annoyingly my local Lush store didn't have the product in that I wanted, so instead the shop assistant asked me whether or not I had ever used Dry Shampoo... is the Pope catholic was my response and yes I had and I really like Batiste which did everything I wanted it to do. So said shop assistant showed me a new Lush product called 'No Drought' which is their own version of a dry shampoo and I needed no further encouragement to purchase it and quickly shoved the bottle into my basket and went to the check-out before I needed to ask for a re-mortgage. This product costs £6.50 for a 115g bottle.
As with most Lush products which are sold in a bottle, this one is a clear plastic bottle with a label wrapped around the middle in black with the familiar white lettering telling you that you have purchased 'No Drought' and that it is a dry shampoo and it says "Whether you're with friends at a festival or stuck comb alone. Easy to use. Grapefruit and Lime scented, oil absorbing powder. For a quick freshness boost, no wash, just go" and the very familiar Lush Logo is also visible. Lush claim to have invented this product a few years ago but failed to launch it and did so only because of a Lush fan saying it was at the top of her wish list. Anyway, this bottle also features a black flip top lid and through the bottle you can see a talcum powder looking product.
The only thing I had wondered having paid for this product was how I was going to use it because every other dry shampoo that I had used to date was in an aerosol can and needed little or no help in distributing the power because you simply shake the can and spray. With this product it is a flip top lid with no immediate giveaway as to how you would use it. Anyway it is infact very simple because there are two different ways in which you can use it and the first one is to 'puff it' directly onto your hair and by doing this, it simply means to point the bottle over your head and squeeze the bottle, it is much easier than it sounds once you have done it a few times and it does make combing it into your hair really easy to do using your fingers. The second option of putting this onto your hair is to put some onto the palm of your hands and then onto your head and hair and comb through, again using your fingers.
As soon as you lift the lid on the bottle you get a really wonder tangy fragrance which is immediately noticeable because it is quite strong, but really nice at the same time, the sort of fragrance you would expect from Lush. The fragrance is derived from two main ingredients which are Lime Oil which is an uplifting oil which makes you feel awake but on the skin and indeed the hair it helps to clear oily and congested skin, a problem for those of us who often suffer from greasy hair at the roots. Grapefruit Oil which also revives and makes you feel alert and awake. Again like Lime oil it helps clear congested oily skin and at the same time Grapefruit Oil helps promote hair growth. The come Cornflour and Talc, two ingredients which helps to absorb the excess sebum which makes your hair look and feel greasy from the roots of your hair.
So once you have managed to squeeze some of this onto your hair, the lime and grapefruit fragrances are really noticeable at this point, as is the fact it looks like your hair has gone from blonde to white in nanoseconds and as soon as you run your hairbrush through your hair, you notice immediately that there is no dry shampoo left at all. With products like Batiste, I have found that I have to watch how much I use because I find it becomes quite difficult to brush out if you over-use it. This product however seems much lighter and therefore much easier to brush out of your hair.
Does it work though? Well I was not disappointed because it worked really really well, I was actually really impressed with it because it left my hair feeling lovely and clean, it smelt wonderful and whereas with something like Batiste I would use it to avoid washing my hair for a further day, with this I can leave my hair for another two days before I become too self-conscious and have to wash my hair. The fragrance however is still really noticeable until you wash your hair.
This has become one of my favourite Lush products and my favourite dry shampoo. Just when you thought a product couldn't get any better, this one does and is. It is much more expensive than Batiste and other similar products but given it is not an aerosol I am much happier to pay that little bit more especially because I think it does a much better job on my hair. So this product is it for me, until something can do a better job, I am sticking with 'No Drought'.
Summary: A citrusy fragranced dry shampoo from Lush