Product Type: Lush hair care products
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Retread your Hair!!
Member Name: sparkle1004
Advantages: Leaves the hair stronger and in a better condition
Disadvantages: Smells bad and is probably best suited to those with dry hair
My hair is constantly being subjected to heated styling appliances because if left to its own devices, my hair goes straight up in a Marge Simpson-esque style. While my hair dryer and straightening keep my hair tame for a few hours, they do unfortunately leave my hair is a dry and damaged condition so I am always looking for products that will help to get my hair healthy and fighting fit again. My latest product that I bought to help me with this task is Retread by Lush.
What does the product do?
The product is essentially a super intensive conditioner which works on the assumption the outer part of our hair strands will become worn and damaged with time, just like the tyres on our cars do. The product contains plenty of natural ingredients, including Seaweed, Avocado, Olive Oil, Jojoba Oil, Melon Juice and Yoghurt, which all promise to nourish the hair and improve its overall condition. The product has been designed for hair that is dry, damaged and in a generally bad condition.
How do you use the product?
The product is to be applied to damp hair that has been shampooed. You are to scoop out a generous amount of the product and to massage it into the both the length of the hair and the scalp for a few minutes. I usually leave the product to get to work for a couple more minutes and then you need to rinse out the product thoroughly with warm water.
Packaging and Price
The product comes contained within the typical black tub that most of Lush's product comes in. It is handy because you can easily control the amount of product that you want to use so there will no wastage. The tub is plain apart from some white writing which tells you a little more about the product. Retread will cost you around £10 for 245 grams and it can be bought from your local Lush store or from its online website.
Aroma and consistency
This product is doesn't smell nice at all to me and a lot of my friends agree. It has the aroma of bitter yoghurt mixed with a zingy tang and a heavy musk. Obviously the product hasn't been designed to smell nice and the fragrance is a combination of the nutritious ingredients but it's still not pleasant to use on your hair. The aroma is fairly long lasting in the hair too so that's a shame! The product has a thick and gloopy consistency, similar to that of custard and it is pale in colour.
Even though the product is thick, you still need to use a generous amount in order to coat the hair. Other than the smell, the experience is an enjoyable because you know your putting lots of lovely natural ingredients on your hair. The product feels completely comfortable on the hair and I can brush my hair through with the product still on it. The product is easily rinsed out it comes to the time to do so.
The product does seem to make my hair thicker and silkier. It feels stronger and looks to be in a better condition from the first use. It tames my frizziness and does get my hair under as much control as it is ever going to be. Whether it's actually repairing my hair or not, I can't really tell but I do like how it looks after using the product. My hair is easy to brush and feels nice and clean.
The product does seem to weigh my hair down a bit because of the stodgy greasy ingredients and after using this conditioner, I do find it quite hard to get volume in my hair. I have dry hair and usually I wash my hair every other day but after using this, I wanted to wash it the next day as it made my hair feel quite greasy. The effects of the product last for quite a few days so I use it when my hair needs a pick me up rather than using it all the time.
The product makes the hair stronger and healthier. It leaves it soft and silky, and it is great when used as an intensive conditioner. It won't be suitable for any hair type other than dry and you'll need to check out whether you like the smell or not first too, as it does linger in the hair. Other than that, this is a very good conditioner.
Summary: A nourishing conditioner which uses natural ingredients to strengthen the hair