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      07.07.2012 21:01
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      A nice enough shampoo but expensive for what you get

      Rehab 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 fourth of their liquid shampoos that I have tried. The one 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 another is Daddy- O and then Cynthia Stout all of which were good in different way.

      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."

      BREAKING NEWS

      Lush have been nominated by "Which" magazine as the Best Retailer, and Best Cosmetics and Top Retailer in their readers nominated polls.

      WHAT LUSH SAY

      "If you don't have any Priory engagements, then why not spend a night in putting your hair into Rehab
      Hairspray, bleach, colours, styling products, ill health; these are all things that can really take a toll on your hair and leave it far away from its natural best.

      Rehab is about bringing your hair and scalp back to basics and repairing it with an array of lovely ingredients."


      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 £4.95 for 100g, £9.95 for 250g and finally £15.95 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 nice golden transparent colour, the colour of baby shampoo but a little darker it is reasonably thick but not so thick that it won't come out of the bottle.

      It has a good strong fresh minty aroma when you first open the container. I like minty shampoos and that combined with rosemary and juniper all make for a really fresh and invigorating shampoo aroma.

      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 hoped it would sort out my very dry and stiff feeling hair after our USA trip when all the hard and heavily chlorinated water felt like it had killed my hair. I had washed it a few times since our return from holiday but it still had that stiff feel to it. I picked up this sampke when Ipopped into Lush the other day and said how my hair was feeling.

      As I poured some onto my hand I had another sniff, it really is a lovely fresh minty herby smell providing you like that sort of smell of course.


      In this shampoo we have fresh squeezed papaya juice which is one of nature's miracle fruits and it is rich in vitamins A, B and C as well as having potassium, calcium, phosphorous and iron. Papaya and indeed the pineapple also both have papain which is a natural enzyme, which breaks down dead skin cells and helps to clean the scalp gently.

      The wonderful ingredient carrageen seaweed gel is there to help to soften the hair and this is the ingredient I was hoping would really go to work on my dry brittle hair.

      We use a shampoo to clean your hair but you also do not want to strip it of all the oils needed so Jojoba oil which closely resembles the natural sebum of the skin is included as one of the ingredients in this shampoo as ithelps to nourish the scalp without making it too greasy.

      We also know that Olive oil is great in food stuffs as it is such a gentle oil in the shampoo it helps to give hair its tensile strength so that it bends and stretches rather than breaking when you brush or comb it.
      Kiwi and mango are also added and they are there for their beneficial minerals and vitamins.
      Rosemary is an age old herb used to give shine to the hair. I often make a rosemary infusion with boiling water and rosemary which I let cool a bit and use to rinse my hair. It not only smells lovely but it also helps to make my hair shinier and it needs all the help it can get.
      Finally the juniper and mint are added to help the scalp become healthier and also encourage hair growth.I am not sure I need that sort of help as my hair is really thick and grows very quickly.

      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 and feel the cooling effect on my scalp which becomes even more pronounced as I am rinsing it out.

      Lush recommend using 'Retread' conditioner after this and that is exactly what I did. That conditioner 's main beneficial ingredient is agar agar which is a type of seaweed found around Japan.
      I loved the smell of the shampoo but the conditioner was less strong and after using the conditioner and rinsing my hair there was no noticeable aroma on my hair. I think it is a shame that the shampoo smell doesn't linger as much as I would like I wonder why Lush don't do a matching conditioner.

      After I conditioned and dried my hair it felt 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 hair always 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 would 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 lovely golden coloured shampoo with a nice fresh 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 ingredients which many people are trying to avoid goes against Lush's philosophy and I really hope they look into finding alternatives soon.

      I have not had any reaction using this but I do know my step daughter cannot use any of Lush's products that contain these parabens as she immediately gets eczema so people do need to be aware in case they have the same problem.

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

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        11.03.2011 20:06
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        A special shampoo to restore hair that has been over styled and damaged

        Rehab is a liquid shampoo by Lush. As with all products created lovingly by Lush, it is packed full of natural ingredients and smells deliciously fresh. The brands products are all handmade so you'll feel extra special when you use them and they never test their products on animals. The shampoo's purpose is to send over processed hair into rehab for some much needed rest and relaxation.

        Most of are guilty of abusing our hair these days. I know I certainly am. I like to change the colour of my hair so I smoother it in hair dye. My hair is unruly and so I blow dry and straighten it to within an inch of its life before back combing it excessively to get volume. This shampoo is specifically designed for hair like mine which is badly in need of a break and will restore your hair back to its former glory.

        It comes in a clear bottle with a black lid and you can see the shampoo inside. It costs around £5 for 100 grams and it can be bought from a Lush store or from the stores website. £5 isn't overly expensive for a shampoo that will restore your hairs long lost vitality but this is a really little bottle.

        So how does it work? This shampoo is enriched with olive and jojoba oil which restores your hair back to its former strength and gives your hair back it elasticity. The oils also condition and nourish your hair, giving it a gorgeous glossy shine and preventing it from becoming brittle and dry.

        Elements of papaya are infused into the shampoo and it leaves your hair feeling fresh and clean. Papaya is full of proteins and is said to encourage hair growth. Papaya also contains a special blend of enzymes and hair friendly acids that cleanse and combat grease.

        Mixed into the formula is almond oil which softens each strand of your hair and adds luster. To liven up the shampoo and leave you feeling fruity fresh, Lush have kindly thrown some pineapple, kiwi and mango juice in there too. The special one of that trio is the kiwi juice which contains a special dirt busting enzyme.

        You use the product in the way you would use your normal shampoo and follow it up with a good conditioner. The scent is incredibly refreshing and invigorating due to the fruit juices and minty fresh peppermint oil that it contains and the aroma is long lasting on your hair.

        While it doesn't work miracles, this sort of job is usually left up to an intensive conditioner so as a shampoo, it did a good job of going some way to restoring my hair. If teamed with a good conditioner, you hair will be silky soft and look healthy.

        All in all, it does make your hair shine and appear healthier. As for restoring it to its former glory? No, but it is better than before. Maybe it would do an even better job on someone with less damaged hair but you're not going to be transformed by this product. That said, it smells nice and make your hair soft and if that's what you're after then you'll love this shampoo. If you looking for a rescue remedy for really battered hair, look elsewhere.

        Ingredients
        Sodium Alkyl Sulfate, Carrageenan Extract (Chondrus crispus), Water (Aqua), Ammonium Laureth Sulfate, Cocamide MEA, Perfume, Freshly Juiced Papaya (Carica papaya), Propylene Glycol, Fresh Pineapple Juice (Ananas sativus), Fine Sea Salt, Fresh Kiwi Juice (Actinidia chinensis), Fresh Mango Juice (Mangifera indica), Organic Cold Pressed Jojoba Oil (Simmondsia chinensis), Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil (Olea europaea), Almond Oil (Prunus dulcis), Lavender Oil (Lavandula angustifolia), Peppermint Oil (Mentha piperita), Rosemary Oil (Rosmarinus officinalis), Juniperberry Oil (Juniperus communis), *Limonene, *Linalool, Benzyl Alcohol, Methylparaben, Propylparaben * Occurs naturally in essential oils Vegan

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        26.06.2010 13:13
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        A great restorative shampoo

        I am one of those women who has been colouring their hair for years. My natural colour is dark brown and it is currently dyed a darker brown with more of a reddish tinge to it. However, in the past my hair has been blonde, light brown and any of the shades in between. As much as I try and take good care of my hair, it has naturally become weak and slightly brittle especially during the winter.

        As I spend quite a bit of time outside my hair can tend to suffer especially in those cold months and this winter my hair looked worse than normal. It was dry, brittle and not looking the healthiest it could have been. My hair has been dried out by the dying and it looked like it was finally giving up! On a trip to Lush I spoke to a sales assistant who recommended Rehab shampoo and she basically said that it does what it says on the bottle! She went on further to explain that it is ideal for dry hair as it contains moisturising properties owed to the Carrageenan seaweed which adds strength, giving your hair life.

        Rehab is one of those shampoos suited for those people who dye their hair, style it continuously, use an abundance of style products and everything else than constitutes hair abuse! So that covers most people really! Abusing the hair basically means it looses any elasticity hence why it goes limp. But I must warn only people who have abused dry hair should rely on this not people with naturally dry hair.

        Rehab is quite toxic really it contains a mix of pineapple, papaya, kiwi and mango which all contain enzymes which are incredibly astringent not to mention they offer cleansing properties which should carry a health warning! Another point is not to use this shampoo if you have freshly dyed hair as this potent concoction can strip the colour.

        I took a small 100ml bottle away with me to try as Lush shampoos tend to be quite expensive and I don't want to fork out on something which may or may not work. Rehab comes in a clear bottle with the usual Lush label. It is a citrus yellow in colour, so nice and bright in your shower rack!

        Rehab also contains juniper berry, peppermint and rosemary oils which take of the toxic citrus scent and lend a more earthy but fresh tone. These wonderful oils are quite soothing and tend to come in and calm your scalp and hair down when they have been subjected to the potent astringents mentioned above. I personally think the fragrance is unique but nice but to some they would probably find it incredibly potent, but this quite strong fragrance does eventually calm down once it is watered down and on your hair.

        Apart from being revitalising, cleansing and soothing it is a shampoo with wonderful moisturising properties owed to the almond, olive, jojoba and rose oils it contains. Your hair is ensured to be tangle free and silky smooth even before you apply a conditioner. Because this shampoo has quite a range of ingredients and is already quite moisturising it is best to use a light conditioner as you don't want to weigh your hair down too much! The result is silky soft and tangle free, my hair has never felt softer! Just make sure when you first apply it is that the bottle is very well shaken as this thickens up the consistency as it can appear quite watery.

        So does it actually work? I have been using this shampoo on and off for the past two years, but when I first tried it I used it solely for about three months and it didn't take long for my hair to get a glossy shine back and actually start looking like it had a bit of life to it. Results certainly didn't happen over night so don't expect a wonder shampoo but if you persevere then hopefully you will get the results you have wanted for so long! Because the shampoo contains great moisturising properties your hair is constantly nourished which gives it a helping hand in getting back to healthy looking hair. Just remember when you blow dry, straighten etc you use a protective product as all the goodness you would have put in by using Rehab would just have disappeared!

        What Lush say:-

        "Olive and jojoba oil shampoo to restore strength and flexibility to abused hair. Rehab is shampoo for hair which had been abused and needs some rest and relaxation. It doesn't take long for this shampoo to restore your hair to youth and vitality. Enzymic papaya cleanses, while almond oil softens the follicles. Once your badly conditioned hair has been put into Rehab, you will never look back."

        Rehab comes in three sizes and three prices but as usual Rehab is quite costly:
        100g - £4.50
        250g - £8.95
        500g - £14.50

        Available from in store and online.

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          26.05.2010 19:48
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          Lush's shampoo for dry, frizzy and damaged hair

          Lush have some wonderful hair care products and this shampoo is the first I ever tried. Aimed at dry and damaged hair this is a little rich for my hair now but if I overdo the straightening then it is just perfect!

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          THE SHAMPOO
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          Rehab is a liquid shampoo which comes in a clear plastic bottle. The lid is a flip top one- so its easy to open in the shower. As I prefer the smaller bottles I chose the 100g one which cost £4.50. There is a black label bearing the Lush logo around the bottle, here on closer inspection you have the all-important ingredients and description of the product. The most important instructions on the label are 'shake me then use me'. A circular label has a cartoon image of a guy who made my shampoo. The text around the label has the use-by date and the shampoo has a life span of fourteen months. Because of all the fresh ingredients I was worried it may have a short shelf life so I'm happy it'll last for more than a year.

          Flip open the lid and your nostrils are greeted with the scent of a fruity minty concoction. There are so many smells involved in this shampoo that everyone will describe it differently. If you like Lush products you'll like this shampoo. I'm not going to list all the ingredients but the most prominent ones are- fresh papaya juice, pineapple juice, kiwi juice and mango juice. Sounds like a delicious drink! In addition the shampoo contains essential oils such as Jojoba, Peppermint, Rosemary, Juniper berry, Lavender and more. The peppermint does jump out when you smell the shampoo first.
          The colour and texture of the shampoo resembles very runny honey. Now onto actually using the shampoo...

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          PRODUCT IN ACTION
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          Lush claim that Rehab has "a revolutionary, organic enzymic base". Not sure what this means or even if "enzymic" is a real word!

          Remember to give the bottle a good shake to mix all the oils in with the shampoo. Squeeze out a small blob about the size of a 10p. Surprisingly the shampoo lathers really well (I suspect that may be the ammonium lauryl sulfate). However there are no harmful chemicals, and I have researched into ammonium lauryl sulfate and have discovered that minute amounts will cause no problems.

          I tend to have very hot showers and it is usually pretty steamy, which opens up your hair cuticles. Now I massage my scalp very gently, in smooth round movements. If you suffer from a greasy scalp I would choose a shampoo geared towards that- not Rehab. Make sure you wash out all of the shampoo using warm NOT hot water- takes about 3 minutes to do this properly. I do use Lush Retread on the ends, and finish with a shot of cold water to leave hair extra shiny by sealing the hair cuticles.

          Now my hair is naturally very thick and curly, the bane of my life. I do straighten in regularly so it is prone to drying. I am guilty of previously coating it with all kinds of oils in an effort of taming it.
          After the first wash my hair felt squeaky clean but dry. I was hoping for it to feel nice and smooth. I was horrified to see little flakes on my scalp. It's given me dandruff! Nooooooo

          Not one to give up easily, I continue to use this shampoo. After the third wash using both Lush Rehab and Retread my hair is so shiny and soft, and the flaky scalp has balanced out. People are giving me compliments, and touching my hair.

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          VALUE
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          Rehab shampoo comes in three sizes: 100g - £4.50, 250g - £8.95, 500g - £14.50

          I know the 100g bottle works out as more expensive but I can see it lasting at least 6-9 months. As the shampoo has a use-by date I would rather buy a fresh one once this runs out. I don't mind paying this much as I'm saving money on hair products. I feel good spending at Lush as they don't test on animals. If you, like me, don't have a Lush near you- don't despair, they have a website (www.lush.co.uk). I do like to check it out now and then to keep up to date with their products.

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          CONCLUSION
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          Without a doubt the best shampoo I have ever tried. Lush products do take some time getting used to, as I found. I'm glad I persevered as it has worked so well. Another thing I'm happy about is that the smell doesn't linger in your hair for days. I'm not too keen on smelling fruity. My hair is soft, smooth and so strokeable.

          I have tried so many different shampoos for my dry hair, and wish I'd turned to Lush earlier. Better late than never I guess. The fantastic thing about Rehab is it actually fixes hair, instead of using chemicals to coat the hair. If you hate the sticky feeling of waxes and serums I would advise trying out this shampoo.

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            11.02.2010 13:29
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            The best shampoo on the market in my opinion.

            Lush Rehab Shampoo


            I am very lucky to have a Lush shop in an area not too far from where I live and I love the merchandise they have there. I am a frequent user of their bath bombs, soaps and creams etc. One day i decided to try out one of their shampoo's. I have to say they are a little on the expensive side so I tend to keep their shampoo's and conditioners for special occasions or for my weekly treat, rather than for every day use.


            Packaging : I picked up the medium sized bottle (it comes in 3 different sizes). It is just a simple clear, plastic bottle with a black flip top cap. The label on the bottle is the very familiar black with a small green and yellow logo at the top showing the makers name of 'Lush', followed by 'Fresh Handmade Cosmetics' and the product name of 'Rehab' in big bold white lettering. Under the name is the slogan 'Shake me then use me' and also the ingredients.


            Contents : The shampoo is a slightly opaque deep mustard coloured liquid which settles at the bottom of the bottle hence the need to shake before you use. The liquid is of a nice creamy rich texture and there is a number of smells that hit you, once the shampoo is in your hand, of Papaya, Pineapple, Kiwi, Mango, Lavender and Rosemary to name just a few. The strongest smell of all though is the Rosemary with a touch of Lavender. Only a very small amount of shampoo is needed, about the size of a ten pence piece, to wash long shoulder length hair, so it does last a very long time.


            Effects : This shampoo leaves your hair feeling fresh, clean silky smooth and softer than any other shampoo on the market that I have come across. The scent stays on your hair all day long and I have had a few compliments about the way it looks so soft when I have used it.


            Opinion : adore this shampoo though as I said previously it is a little expensive, but when used in conjunction with 'Lush's ' Retread conditioner it is just wonderful for when you need to look extra special.


            Cost : The shampoo comes in 3 different sizes, 100g = £4.50, 250g = £8.95 and the 500g size = £14.50



            For more info visit : www.lush.co.uk

            Summary 5/5.

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            20.12.2009 11:49
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            Perfect if you want healthier looking hair.

            I've never tried a Lush shampoo before, partly because they aren't available in my area so I've never heard of them and also because they're quite expensive. My sister had ordered this shampoo off the internet which got me looking at the website, so I thought I would try some of hers before I bought anything.

            You have to shake up the shampoo before you use it to mix up all the ingredients but I found it to be a bit thin. My sister said it lathers up well and you don't have to use a lot, but I had to use a fair amount because my hair is so thick and long. It didn't lather up that great either. It does smell amazing though, and the peppermint in it makes your head feel tingly!

            So after rinsing and drying my hair - the result? I have naturally wavy hair, and this shampoo made my waves look limp and flimsy and made my hair look pretty flat at the roots. However, the shampoo definitely made my hair more manageable. Usually when I straighten it it starts going a little bit wavy again halfway through the day, but after using this shampoo my hair stayed very straight. It also made my hair look very healthy and shiny, as well as it making it stay clean for longer.

            I think I would recommend this shampoo for anyone who straightens their hair a lot because it makes hair more manageable as well as shiny and healthy looking. However if you want to enhance your waves or curls this definitely isn't for you, but I'm giving it 4* anyway because it's not designed for wavy hair.

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            15.10.2009 11:22
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            Leaves my hair soft and shiny

            This shampoo is wonderful! I'm incredibly hard on my hair, straightening it every other day, and recently, swimming in a chlorinated pool once or twice a week, and this shampoo keeps my hair in great shape. It leaves my hair soft and shiny, and I have noticed that I haven't needed to get my hair trimmed as often as usual as I am getting less split ends. I have quite dry hair naturally and I often find that my hair feels a bit 'crispy' after I rinse my shampoo out, but this doesn't happen at all when using rehab, my hair feels slinky and I am able to use less conditioner as a result.

            It has a very thin consistency when you pour it into your hand, in spite of this I use half of what I normally would to get a lather going, so it lasts ages (I'm currently still using the 100ml bottle I bought to take on holiday - in August!). The only problem I have with this product is the scent, which is quite difficult to describe as I haven't worked out what it is yet, even after using it for years - its best described as 'some kind of fruity sweeties but I can't put my finger on what', some days I love it, but some days I just don't want a sweet smell first thing in the morning.

            As I'm sure most people know by now, the Lush brand follows a strong ethical policy and uses mostly natural ingredients. Their products are not tested on animals. I'm a self confessed Lush addict, and this is partly due to these policies and partly due to the fact that I have very rarely been disappointed by a Lush product.

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            29.07.2009 20:12
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            Great for messed up hair!

            This shampoo is designed for dry, stressed out hair. Fits mine to a tee! My hair is naturally dry and frizzy, and my constant blowdrying and straightening of it probably doesn't help, huh? Rehhab uses almond and olive oil to put the moisture back into your hair, and fruit juices to help clean it. It is available in 3 sizes, 100g for £4.43, 250g for £8.82 and 500g for £14.28. (Prices as of 2009.) This may seem a bit expensive, but once you look at the ingredients, which include freshly juiced papaya, pineapple juice, rose absolute etc...

            I use this shampoo with American Cream conditioner (also from Lush) and it is my HG (Holy Grail) combination! It gives enough moisture to my hair without making it greasy or weighing it down. It also makes my hair shiny and soft, with no tangles! All in all, I would recommend this shampoo for anyone with dry, frizzy or wild hair. Do note however, that because of the fruit juices in it, this shampoo can strip colour very badly!

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            A good product overall

            This lemony shampoo is great at waking your hair and you up in the morning, its fresh fragance energises you. I've been using it on and off for a year now, i feel as though it is good for a fortnightly refreshing detox for the hair. The shampoo doesnt create that much of a lather at first, but once you start working it into the hair it does builds up. Although i must say that once i have rinsed the shampoo out my hair feels a little dry, so i need a good conditioner to add some moisture. I use Rehab in conjunction with American Cream, i feel they go really well together. Although i would use them on a regular day to day basis as they are too expensive to waste and a little strong on the hair. All in all, it is a good buy and i recommend!

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            13.02.2009 18:00
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            a natural shampoo

            I was really looking forward to trying Lush's liquid shampoos. I have tried the solid shampoos in the past and not gotten on with them for a variety of reasons, one of which was storage of them between uses, so the liquid variety would be no problem in this area.
            I chose rehab after reading on the Lush site and choosing the one that I thought would suit me best, and also the one which included the ingredients I prefer. Rehab is designed for hair that is stressed out and exposed to a lot of harshness. My hair is straightened nearly every day, and although I don't colour it, I feel as though it could do with some nourishing so this was the one for me. It also contains citrus fruits so I knew I was going to get a fruity experience.

            The shampoo is packaged in a clear plastic bottle with a flip lid. All the Lush items that need to be packaged in the bottles use these and they aren't very pliable which is one of their down falls, as when you need to squeeze the liquid with wet hands the bottle can't be gripped very well.
            Rehab doesn't look very inviting when you see its colour, but it smells amazing when you open the lid. Can you get past something that looks like stale urine and smells like a citrus burst? I can. I just keep telling myself that each bottle will vary in colour due to the ingredients used, and I don't need to look at it very long anyway.

            The consistency of rehab is fairly runny, but despite this I found I didn't need a lot to get a good lather on my hair. I have shoulder length hair and I didn't have very much in my hand to start with, but I could feel it lather up instantly and I just worked all my hair into the lather and it covered well.
            Rehab felt quite soapy when I was massaging into my hair and I thought I was going to get the same squeaky feeling that I got from the shower gel, but thankfully it didn't happen. It doesn't feel as thick as nourishing as other brands of shampoos but then it doesn't have all the harsh chemicals that manufacturers add into mass produced hair products.

            I liked the way my hair felt after using the shampoo as well. It felt a bit more tangled than normal, but as soon as I conditioned it with another Lush product, it settled down well and the two different products seemed to marry together well.
            Using this shampoo, I find that my hair needs washing slightly more frequently than normal, but it could be adjusting to using more natural ingredients. It's also slightly more fly away than when I use other brands, but nothing a bit more conditioner and extra products wont sort out. I just needed an extra excuse for a shopping trip.

            I can honestly say that I have never been able to smell the shampoo in my hair after 24 hours with any shampoo, but I can always still get a faint hint of rehab the next day which is wonderful for me to be able to smell my hair is still clean.

            I can highly recommend this shampoo to anyone who hasn't tried it. I would suggest getting the smaller bottle if you aren't sure whether it'll be suitable for your hair type, but at £4.36 for a 100ml bottle, it is expensive, yet will last you for ages due to the small amount you need each time.
            It's also available in a 250ml bottle for £8.56 and 500ml bottle for £13.95. Get yourself into rehab now!

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              22.10.2008 15:20
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              A great shampoo for dry hair but not really for everyday use

              I love Lush but it had never occurred to me to try their bottled shampoos and conditioners. I tried a shampoo bar once and wasn't impressed so assumed the bottled versions would be the same. However my friend had bought 100g bottles of Rehab shampoo and American Cream conditioner but found they didn't do anything for her hair so she offered what was left to me. I've clearly had more success than her because I've gone back and bought them both again!!


              THE PRODUCT
              Rehab is a shampoo designed for stressed out hair! If your hair has been abused by products, blow drying and straightening, then it needs some rehab!! This shampoo has a fruity, lavender, lively smell which is invigorating first thing in the morning (unlike American Cream conditioner which I prefer to use at night as it makes me sleepy). I can't quite pinpoint which fruit smell is predominant - possibly the pineapple, but it also has mango and kiwi in there. The fruit mix cleanses your scalp and the almond oil and olive oil strengthen your hair. I actually find it quite a watery shampoo; even if I shake it as advised I find it watery compared to other shampoos I've used. My hair and scalp always feel squeaky clean when I use this!


              INGREDIENTS
              Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Carrageenan Extract (Chondrus crispus), Ammonium Lauryl Sulfate, Water (Aqua), Cocamide MEA, Perfume, Fresh Papaya Juice (Carica papaya), Fresh Pineapple Juice (Ananas sativus), Propylene Glycol, Fine Sea Salt, Fresh Kiwi Juice (Actinidia chinensis), Fresh Mango Juice (Mangifera indica), Organic Jojoba Oil (Simmondsia chinensis), Extra Virgin Olive Oil (Olea europaea), Almond Oil (Prunus dulcis), Lavender Oil (Lavandula augustifolia), Peppermint Oil (Mentha piperita), Rosemary Oil (Rosmarinus officinalis), Juniperberry Oil (Juniperus communis), Rose Absolute (Rosa damascena), *Limonene, *Linalool, Benzyl Alcohol, Methylparaben, Propylparaben
              * Occurs naturally in Essential Oils


              PACKAGING/PRICE
              Rehab comes in a basic plastic bottle with a black lid and black sticker with its name on! Sizes are as follows:
              100g - £4.45
              250g - £8.75
              500g - £14.25


              HOW TO USE
              You only need a small amount of this. It doesn't lather up as much as some shampoos which is quite misleading but you really only need a small amount depending on the length of your hair. I use about a 50p-sized amount for just above shoulder length hair. You just rub it through your hair and give your scalp a scrub then rinse off. I don't tend to use this shampoo every day, I alternate it with another shampoo and use it just a couple of times a week (see below)


              ADVANTAGES
              +Its invigorating smell will wake you up in the morning!
              +It leaves your hair feeling really clean and soft
              +A bottle lasts a long time
              +Lush products are not tested on animals
              +Natural ingredients


              DISADVANTAGES
              -Expensive, although it does last a while
              -I find that if I use this shampoo every day it seems to make my hair greasy, even if I only use a tiny amount and don't scrub too much! As a solution I alternate it with another dry hair shampoo as I find this helps rehab work better

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                28.08.2008 00:16
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                I swapped this on the Lush Forum. I really don't like Lavender. If you do, this is great.

                Lush is my favourite cosmetics shop by far. They make gorgeous products which smell divine and make my skin and hair look and feel great. Lush do not use anything that has been tested on animals. They use only fresh and natural ingredients and all of their products are hand made. They use as little packaging as possible and most of their products are in solid forms like shampoo bars. Some shampoos however, need to be in liquid form. They are packaged using recycled plastic.

                I used a Lush Shampoo Bar a while ago and was not impressed. I can't remember which one it was but it made my hair greasy and horrible. For this reason I stayed away from Lush's shampoo for a long time. From my reviews you may have realised that I am a bit of a Lush addict. I love all of their products. I therefore thought it about time that I tried a small bottle of one of their shampoos.

                I looked at the bottles on the shelf and could not find any shampoo for coloured hair (unless it is dark or blonde and mine is pink). I therefore chose the one which would rescue my hair from the damage I have caused it (with hair dye and straighteners). Rehab shampoo is said to be for abused hair.

                It contains Lavender Oil which is good for damaged and scarred skin. It goes without saying that this also heals damaged hair. Rose Absolute improves the look and feel of the hair. Almond Oil and Olive Oil strenghten the hair while the many fruit juices are nutritional, antibacterial and generally good for your hair.

                In the shop I thought this shampoo smelt of fruit. This was not surprising as the label says it contains Kiwi, Mango, Papaya and Pineapple Juices. It smelt really nice and at £4.45 for 100g it wasn't a bad price.

                I used this shampoo the next day. Again it smelt lovely. It is quite thick so you have to give the bottle a good squeeze. It lathers up really well in your hair though and is easy to wash out. The only problem was when I was lathering this shampoo, it no longer smelt fruity. It smelt strongly of lavender. I then used my favourite Lush conditioner (American Cream) which I love the smell of. When I dried my hair all I could smell was lavender. This wouldn't be so bad but I don't like the smell of lavender.

                My hair was the softest I have ever felt it. It was also nice and shiny. It felt stronger than usual and looked great.

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                  A cleansing shampoo from Lush

                  I am a huge fan Lush shampoos which I use for a purpose rather than for an every day or every other day shampoo. When your hair needs that little something else, I always find Lush have something to combat that problem. The problem with my hair is that whilst it is lovely and blonde there is a lot of it and I tend to have greasy looking hair at the roots which means I need to wash it every other day to keep it looking clean and with living in London, I am always concerned my hair never looks as clean as it should do. However in saying that, I often find that with all the washing of my hair it often leaves me with a dry scalp and I am sure that I have tried everything there is to try on the market, I end up back at Lush looking for a solution.

                  So what does Lush have to offer? Well as I have said before, Lush has something for everyone and every problem... Lush products as you know by now come in all shapes and sizes, different smells and yes even the Shampoo... there is bottled shampoo, solid shampoo and shampoo in a pot to decide between and each and every one of them has been designed specifically for different types of hair. So this time I was looking for something that would give my hair an all over cleanse and remove the build up of the various lotions and potions that I have used during the week and give it an extra something to bring back the shine. Lush Rehab was the shampoo I selected.

                  Lush Rehab can be found in one of those familiar looking clear plastic bottles with a black label around its middle with the writing 'Rehab' in huge white lettering with the words "Shake me then use me". The shampoo itself is a bright orangey colour and the texture is slightly thicker than normal shampoo and more of a gel. One of the first things I noticed was the smell and for something which is bright orange, you would expect a citrus smell or something orangey but with Rehab there is a mixture of fruit and almonds making it smell utterly divine.

                  Within this shampoo there is an array of wonderful ingredients. Firstly we have Jojoba Oil which is used in quite a lot of beauty products and shampoos and that is because is a very healing and moisturizing and is so versatile it is said to work on all hair types. Following on from that we have Almond Oil which works on your scalp to eradicate any problems with dry skin or over oily roots whilst working along side the Olive Oil to strengthen your hair and add vitality. Lavender Oil is the next ingredient and it too is more commonly used in beauty products because of its healing effect on the skin, particularly if it is scarred, but in this case it is used to bring about the sebum balance. Also within this shampoo you will find the juices of Papaya, Pineapple and Mango of which are all high in vitamin content work together to cleanse your hair and leave it with a natural looking shine and because of the enzymic content of the combined Fruit, this shampoo is highly effective in cleansing the hair. This action helps to loosen any dirt and product build up.

                  There are as always a lot more ingredients used within this shampoo of which all the details can be found on the Lush website.

                  So having found yet another perfect shampoo which seems to be the answer the all my current hair prayers, I am just as eager to try it out. Rehab from Lush is available in three different sizes ranging in prices from £4.45 for 100g up to £14.25 for 500g.

                  To use your shampoo you firstly only need a really small amount because it is quite thick but spreads through your hair very easily and one of the first things you will notice is the fruity yet almond smell which emanates from the fruit juices and smells pretty damn good. I have to say and as you would expect with shampoo you use it from root to tip making sure you have given your scalp a good massage as the shampoo is applied to ensure that any build up of products is fully removed and once you have done this rinse out using warm water. When I used this shampoo for the first time I did leave it on my hair for a few minutes to allow the ingredients to work, all too often I am in a rush in a morning when washing my hair and rinse shampoo off as quickly as I have applied it.

                  I found that 'Rehab' produced a lot more lather than I had expected but not as much as your usual shampoo and it did leave my hair smelling wonderful and the smell was fragrant upon my hair for a good few hours after use. As I expected my hair was really soft to touch with a lovely natural looking shine it and I am pleased to say that it did not dry out my scalp out or irritate the skin.

                  Now the question is did it work? Well yes it did, since using this product my hair much softer and shinier than it has been for a long time and because there is no build up of the products that I use being left behind and I'm not feeling as though as I've got dirty looking hair or a dry scalp. So I am much happier. My hair is also much easier to style as well which is an added bonus.

                  Overall for me this product has proved to be very cost worthy because I bought it well over three months ago now and I use it possibly every other week as a one off to give my hair a thorough cleaning. I would estimate that it has the life expectancy of this shampoo to be around 6 months if you use it in the same capacity in which I do, I started off using it 2 or 3 times a week and now every other week and for £8.75 for 200g I am not going to complain because to me it is much cheaper than other products I have used in the past which didn't give me anywhere near the results I have got with this.

                  Do I recommend this product? Well if your hair is like mine then absolutely without a doubt, but if you hair isn't like mine and you would still like to try a similar product then log onto the Lush website and have a look around, there are a lot of options to choose from.

                  **Extra Information**

                  Lush packaging on single objects is relatively simple, they are wrapped tightly in some see-through packaging and upon opening, and the first thing you notice is the smell

                  If anyone wants to investigate Lush further to see what ingredients are used for this or any other products then you simply go to www.lush.co.uk which will give you the UK version of their website.

                  Lush products are not tested on animals, in fact they are vehemently against products being tested on animals and to test their own products they do tests on humans to ensure they are safe for general sale to the public and they will not buy ingredients from companies who use testing on animals as one of their protocols.

                  Lush first officially launched their products in 1995, although they had been around for many years previous and their name was decided upon in a competition after many years of working under the name 'Cosmetics to go' as a mail order company and so to Poole in Dorset the firm grew and became globally known.

                  The one thing that I found really interesting when I read up about Lush as a company is that in most of their products they use real Jasmine Absolute Perfume, which I am told it is more expensive than gold, yet Lush products are sold at affordable prices so that the everyday person can treat themselves to such luxuries.

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