***Where and how much?***
During my regular visit to Lush for Henna I noticed a small tester pot of R&B and immediately fell in love with the scent. After getting over the initial shock of the price tag £11.50 for 100g I decided to risk it and I am so glad that I did.
The pale lemon coloured R&B cream is contained within a durable recycleable black pot with a screw lid which is the standard packaging for Lush face masks and moisturisers (Please note that Lush have a returns policy where if you return 5 of their full-size pots or tubes they will give you a free face mask)
*** What is it and how do you use it?***
The Lush staff member informed me that you can use this product in one of two ways either on freshly washed damp hair as a leave-in moisturiser or on dry hair to tame frizziness.
My hair is just above hip length and I like to apply a pea-sized amount of product to dry hair focusing especially on my ends before wrapping my hair up in a bun. I never use this product on damp hair as I like to air dry my hair with no products as my hair dries faster this way.
As for the scent I must admit it's likely to be a deal breaker when it comes to purchasing this product as the aroma is quite strong and long-lasting so if you dislike jasmine and/or orange blossom you may find that this cream will give you a headache after 5 minutes. Thankfully I am a huge fan of neroli and jasmine and find that this hair moisturiser works well as a substitute for perfume in addition to moisturising my hair.
***Does it work?***
I can confirm that it works well with my long low porosity hair as it doesn't build up and really softens and moisturises my ends therby reducing the presence of split-ends. The product contains a selection of pretty decent emollients such as avocado butter, oat milk, glycerine, olive oil, coconut oil and jojoba oil which work well with my hair type but it may be worth asking Lush for a sample to see if the product will work well for you before splashing out for a full container.
***Would I recommend this product?***
Absolutely provided you like the scent and need to moisturise your hair. I have found that this wee moisturiser lasts a long time and a 100g pot will definitely out-live the use by date (which is 12 months on my pot) so unless you're sharing the product with someone I personally would avoid the 200g pot as it will expire before you've finished it.
I am a huge fan of all things Lush and one of the best range of products that they do in my opinion is their hair treatments. I also love their daily conditioners but for an extra special treat for damaged and dry hair their intensive hair masks are hard to beat.
Their R and B hair moisturiser is a deep conditioning treatment for dry and damaged hair and it works amazingly well.
It is different from all the other hair treatments that lush do as this one is designed as a leave in conditioner for dry hair. When my hair is feeling dry even after deep conditioning this is the one that I reach for.
It is like a smoothing balm and not only does it work wonders for dryness it is also designed to keep curls under control and leave them glossy and bouncy and stop them going frizzy. It is for naturally curly hair but this hasn't stopped me using it on my straight hair when curling it and the results have been really good.
Primarily I use this just as a conditioning treatment however and this is my favourite way to use it. I only use it when my hair is feeling and looking extra dry as I do think that using this when my hair is healthy and conditioned can take it from glossy to greasy really easily.
This is great for when my hair is looking frizzy from too much styling. I just put a little of this on my palms and smooth it over my hair. It works at smoothing the outside of the hair and making it appear much smoother and less frizzy. A tiny amount is also good for using after straightening and getting those annoying flyaway hairs down. A tiny amount is really all you need though unless your hair is super dry otherwise you could end up looking like you have bathed in chip oil.
Used properly this is a brilliant treatment for hair. It makes it look much better straight away and actually penetrates deep down to make hair less dry and brittle looking every time that you use it. I wouldn't recommend this for anyone but those with the driest of hair as when you have greasy or normal hair this will make it look worse but for those of us with dry hair this will give it that glossy smooth look.
Shiny hair is something I can only dream of having but it doesn't stop me constantly looking for the perfect conditioner for my rather thick hair. Scent is also important for me whenever choosing any toiletries so I do spend rather a lot of time testing the products sold by Lush.
Standing for Revive and Balance rather than Rhythm and Blues as this is a conditioner rather than a piece of music. Specially created by a young Lush inventor for dry, brittle, fly away or frizzy hair this appeared to be a perfect choice for me.
Sniffing this when I opened the pot I fell in love with the gorgeous aroma of jasmine absolute and sweet orange absolute which together reminded me of sweet citrus orchards and lovely hot summers. Stimulating bay essential oil, extra virgin olive oil and organic avocado butter help to strengthen brittle dry hair. Soothing oat milk and jojoba oil work to gently calm any scalp irritation. Sensuous and sweet smelling I always get compliments from people who tell me how lovely my hair smells when I use this.
Scent is all very well but it does have to work as a conditioner as well and this does a great job. Stupid me, the first time I used this I rinsed it out like a normal conditioner. Since then I have discovered that I get far better results using just a small amount with wet hands and running them through either damp hair or dry hair after I have styled it. So now I have discovered this little secret I have sweet smelling hair that feels really healthy and looks good too. Shine is never something that will happen to me rather course and curling hair but I am happy with the smell and softness this leaves me with.
Smiles all around from me when I use this as the smell and results are just what I need from a conditioner and the fact that I can leave this in my hair means that the benefits continue to work for a long time after applying this.
So if smelling sensual and tropical is what you like and you are unlucky enough to share my dry brittle locks then do give this a try. Shiny hair cannot be promised but healthy, calm and less fly away hair is likely to be enjoyed when this is used as a leave -in conditioner. Sparing use is required and I find using wet hands with a little of this is the best method of application for me.
Specifically written for Dooyoo's Synchronized swimming completion.
I bought this (along with a few other hair goodies) when I stripped my hair from black to brown.
The product comes presented in a 100g recycled pot and it is priced at £10.50.
The first thing I noticed about this product is that it smells VERY strong. You can detect the Jasmine as soon as you open the pot. The smell is quite overpowering so I would suggest starting off with a small amount and working your way up as needed. I have long hair past my shoulders and I find that I only need a small blob of this to cover my lengths and ends. I try not to apply this product to my roots as it would look quite greasy. The moisturiser is a yellow colour and it's quite thick and gloopy. However it's easy to work with and it doesn't leave your hair feeling sticky afterwards.
This product really helped to moisturise my dry hair. It helped to smooth my hair, making my split ends less visible. It added "ooomph" to my damaged hair and the natural oils in the product mended my cuticles, so over time my hair started to improve.
I have been using this on and off for a couple of months and a little goes a long way. I still have a third of a pot left! I would recommend it to people with dry/ damaged hair but it is expensive so only buy it if you need it... I do think it is overpriced for what it is.
When I was asked to be a bridesmaid for one of my best friend's weddings, I knew I needed to get my hair in tip top condition as quickly as possible. As I am repeatedly using heated styling appliances and destroying my hair with dyes, this was no easy task. For a few months before the wedding I was trying out different hair treatments and so I bought the R and B Hair Moisturiser by Lush, as I had found some of their other hair treatments quite effective.
What does the product do?
The R and B Hair Moisturiser by Lush claims to get frizzy and fly away hair under control and manageable. It promises to tame even the most unruly of locks and to keep your hair hydrated. It also claims to soothe and calm the scalp and to invigorate your senses to leave both your mind and your hair relaxed.
How does the product work?
The ingredients within this product sound more like a recipe to be cooked than something to smooth onto your hair. Oat milk is included is order to soften, moisturise and to protect the hair in a gentle way. Glycerine is a humectant, that draw moisture into the hair and holds onto it, preventing the hair from becoming dry and brittle again.
Organic Avocado Butter is included and the substance is rich in fatty acids and vitamins. This means that it nourishes, strengthens and conditions each strand of the hair. It also moisturises the hair which allows it to maintain its elasticity. In doing so, it means that it will prevent your hair from becoming brittle and snapping.
Fair Trade Olive Oil is swirled into the moisturiser in order to hydrate the hair and to leave it in a better condition. Coconut Oil is a very welcome addition which coats the hair with a beautiful shine. It nourishes both the hair and the scalp and encourages the growth of healthy new hair cells. It is rich in protein too so it strengthens the hair. Organic Cold Pressed Jojoba Oil is present for much the same reason.
Bay Oil is present due to its ability to restore the health of the hair and to give it a lovely shine. It brightens and strengthens the hair and stimulates the hair follicles to increase hair growth. Orange Flower Absolute nourishes the hair while protecting and rejuvenating each strand.
Cupuacu Butter comes from the same tree as the chocolate family. The butter is rich in fatty acids which is essential for healthy hair growth. It moisturises your locks leaving them feeling soft and silky. The butter reduces tangles and breakages so your hair will be in a better condition overall. Candelilla Wax is included in order to coat each strand and allows it to hold onto the moisture while protecting it from dulling pollutants on the outside. It also smoothes the hair to prevents frizzy ends and fly away strands.
How do you use the product?
When I bought this product I thought it would work in the same way as H'suan wen hua and the Jasmin and Henna Fluff-Eaze but I was wrong. You need to take a small amount of product from the pot and rub it between your fingers in order to warm it up. Then you smooth your hands either onto the ends of your hair or all over it. You basically use it on any areas of your hair which is flyaway or which is dry. You then style your hair as usual. You can also smooth it onto damp hair and then dry and style as normal.
Packaging and Price
The product comes contained within the usual Lush black pots which is circular in shape and it has a black lid. It has some white writing on the side and the name of the product is written in the usual style which is adopted by Lush. The product certainly doesn't come cheap and it will cost you around £10 for 100ml of the treatment. It can be bought from your local lush store or from its online website.
Before I saw any more about this product, I should say that I don't believe this product is designed for my hair type. My hair is dry and quite thick but this product has been specifically designed for coarse, extremely thick and curly hair. This wasn't made clear at all on the Lush website from which I bought it and on looking at the American version I can see that it was indeed made specifically for those with African American or curly hair. So I am baring this in mind as I review the product.
The aroma of the product is quite nice and you have a citrus blast of orange mixed with a creaminess from the coconut when you remove the lid. The fragrance is a long lasting one that stays in your hair for ages so you'll need to make sure that you don't find it offensive as it will be staying with you for quite a few hours. The product is a creamy yellow colour and it has a very thick, rich consistency.
You only need to use a tiny amount of this product in order to achieve the desired effects but still on my hair, this was too much. As instructed I smoothed it onto my freshly washed hair and it instantly made my hair look greasy and horrible. It did remove my frizzy ends and fly away strands but only because they were too heavy to go anywhere! I ended up washing my hair again immediately.
The next time I tried applying it to my damp hair and just using it only on the ends. Once my hair was dry, the effects were much more desirable than when I applied it to my dry hair. It is extremely moisturising and it does hydrate your hair deeply. It stops your hair from being brittle so it doesn't snap as easily and you don't develop as many split ends. It stops the ends tangling as much which means I don't pull on my hair as much and so I lose fewer strands. It is still heavy on my hair even when I use it in this way, and I lose all my volume and my hair becomes greasy too quickly.
I tried this product on my God-daughter who does have afro hair and it worked incredibly well. Many times I have sat with her mother as we try to get the little one's hair under some sort of control and this treatment made a big difference. Just a small amount of this product made her hair look moisturised and healthy.
It got rid of all signs of frizziness and it gave each of her curl some gorgeous definition. The treatment made her hair really soft and it was much easily to brush through so there were less tears. The greasiness which it coated my hair with was transformed into a beautiful shine on her curls. Her hair became much more manageable and she is now the proud owner of my pot of R and B Hair Treatment.
All in all, if you have the right hair type then you will love this product. If you have dry coarse hair with tight curls this treatment will leave your hair looking shiny, moisturised and in a fantastic condition with all signs of frizziness banished. For all other hair types, this might be too rich and heavy and may leave your hair looking greasy and weighed down. My advice with this one is to try before you buy as it is an expensive mistake if you're not happy with it.
I rarely go into Lush these days, I've found they've gone towards herby products than the sweet and fruity they used to. I also found their prices were increasing to the point where I couldn't justify buying it.
But my story begins here! I made the mistake of going blonde for my sisters wedding and it has frazzled my hair. I have that many frizz ease serums I could have my own salon but nothing works.
I was having a peruse in Lush trying to take a break from searching for yet more wedding accessories. In hopefulness I was browsing the hair section mainly to try and find something to naturally enhance the blonde but also to try and repair some of the damage.
The shop assistant must have been reading my mind or just looking at the state of my hair.
She declared she had the perfect thing to sort out my frizz. The assistant picks up this little pot, smears a bit on her hands and runs it through the ends of my hair whilst explaining that not only will it smooth my hair but help restore it as well. The effect was quite frankly amazing, for the first time in ages the ends of my hair were smooth and felt really nice.
Thus I purchased a tub of Revive & Boost, a 100g which cost an incredible £9.95. I was assured that it would last for ages though. R & B (as it shall thus be referred to ) declares itself to revive and balance dry brittle hair giving it strength and shine.
Being Lush of course it has plenty of natural products in it, including Oat Milk, Avocado Butter, Olive Oil, Extra Virgin Coconut Oil, Jojoba Oil, Bay Oil, Orange Flower and Jasmine Absolute.
It looks...........interesting, almost like a buttercream though not as thick. The smell will hit you about a second after opening the tub. Its not unpleasant but there's an undertone that will make you wrinkle your nose. Theres a definite smell like oil or butter but I couldn't tell you which particular butter or oil it was.
The idea is that you take a small finger scoop then rub it between your fingers. Having rubbed it between you fingers you then smooth or scrunch it through dry clean hair. When you've got it between your fingers that when you notice how greasy it actually is, even when you've finished you can feel it all over your hands (And the smell stays after as well) It sticks to the point whereby if you pick something up with your fingers and then put it in your mouth you'll be able to taste it as well.
Even when you've gotten used to the smell those around will still be able to smell it. 2 people at work commented on it, 1 complaining that the smell was overpowering. Perhaps I'd simply used too much that day.
It does work, its definitely sleek and smooth but it doesn't seem to last, the frizz slowly comes back. I think the products just weighs down and coats the hair but isn't absorbed into it, then just gets rubbed off by my jackets and tops.
I do still use it, mainly because it cost so much! But it's a pain to have to keep carrying it with me especially on a night out. I wont be replacing it after its all gone but will continue my search for the elusive frizz free product!
I bought this back in Feb 2011 after a long fight with my long flyaway hair. My hair is thick in that there is a lot of it, but the strands themselves are quite fine which leads to frizziness every time it rains or there is moisture in the air. Also heat drying can make my hair frizzy, and I don't always have time to do battle with the straighteners and various different hair products each morning.
I tend to use this product on the ends of my hair only, where they can get split and dry from heat damage. I kep it away from the roots as they have a tendency to get oily quicker.
You don't need a lot - i use a blob about the size of my thumbnail and rub it into my hands first. As a bonus, this also means that your hands get a good moisturise at the same time! I then run them through the bottom third of my hair only and leave for a few minutes before brushing it through.
I find that my hair is a lot more manageable and shiny when I've used this product and also seems to develop a little more protection against the weather. It also smells amazing - a bit like a spa! I take this product when I go swimming, and the container is nicely waterproof for using in the changing room. After swimming, if I don't have time to wash my hair, just running some of this through the length and avoiding the roots can keep your hair looking a lot better as it drys.
The final use i have for this is a curl definer. My hair is naturally wavy so it curls easily. I scrunch some of the product through it after the curls have set and this gives it a lovely shine!
I was a bit unsure about R&B at first. Firstly it is described as a 'hair moisturiser' for frizzy, fly away ends or dry scalps. My scalp to me is fine and my hair isn't thick or frizzy but long, fine and flat! Secondly the makers and models in the Lush Times magazine were all females with Afro hair, so I wasn't sure if this hair product was designed for my type of hair. However my lovely Lush assistant gave me a healthy sized sample to take away and experiment with .........
The first thing i did was take a great big sniff. Mmmmmmm. The scent is so heavenly! It's a combination of Orange Blossom extract, Extra Virgin Coconut Oil and jasmine Oil. It;s hard to explain but it reminds me of being on holiday, a combination of beautiful florals, coconut and deliciousness! I can't stop smelling my hair or this product!
It has a pale yellow colour and thick texture so you only need to use a tiny amount.
How to use;
1. Use half a teaspoon and rub between palms then through the ends of wet or dry hair to tame frizz and unruly hair.
2. Use a tablespoon amount and rub through all of your dry hair evenly, leave for 20 mins and wash out, then shampoo and condition as normal. Great pre-treatment.
3. Use a smaller amount but use directions as above but concentrate only on scalp to sooth dryness.
4. (My tip) This product can be too heavy for use on my hair dry, so I use a small blob, rub it through my palms then through my damp hair. It acts like a serum to stop sly away ends.
I'm just addicted to this product now, I love the scent and find the product very versatile that anyone with any type of hair can find good use for it. My hair felt amazing all day and it worked just as good as my normal serum.
Bay Leaf Oil is very good for dry hair as it stimulates and tones the hair.
Jojoba Oil is great as it is very similar to the natural oils our skin and hair produce, so it can work wonders.
Oat Milk is very soothing and can calm sore dry scalps.
There are many more fab ingredients too but at £9.95 for 100g this is a hair must have! One tub lasts ages as you only need a small amount. It smells divine and can be used with all hair types. I couldn't be without it now!