“ Brand: Lush / Type: Hair Shampoo „
This is actually a retro Lush product which I have been using since around 2009 so it is definetly one of my regulars (although one bottle lasts absolutely ages!) The shampoo is available in 100 and 500 gram bottles. I buy the 500 gram bottle which is £13.50 although as the 100 gram bottle is only £4.20 if you want to try this product it wouldn't be a huge waste of money if you bought the small bottle and didn't like it (i'm sure you will love it though!) Even the small bottle lasts for around a month if you use in moderation.
The bottle is a sturdy plastic and has a white label wrapped around it which reflects that it is a Lush retro product. On the label it includes the Lush logo, the product name and a brief product description. The packaging isn't the most attractive in my opinion however that doesn't really bother me. This is definetly a unisex product due to the packaging and smell, and because the packaging is so basic I don't think guys would be embarrassed to buy it. The plastic lid is easy to use and the flap just pulls open. To close it you simply press it down again.
The consistency of the shampoo is average in consistency - not too watery but not gel-like. It lathers up easily and a 50p sized blob will easily cover the whole of my hair, which is good as I do have very thick, long hair so I was pleasently suprised that I didn't have to use a huge blob of it. The smell is gorgeous and so refreshing. I'd describe it like freshly mown grass with a hint of spearmint which may not appeal to some people but I love it. At first I thought it would be similar to the original source peppermint shampoo however it is alot more subtle and doesn't tingle.
The shampoo smells and feels lovely and washes out of my hair easily. My hair feels so smooth and clean afterwards and I feel so refreshed and ready for the day ahead. The smell doesn't really linger much unfortunetly but because it's not a smell that will appeal to everyone I suppose this will be a plus in some peoples eyes. Overall I do like this shampoo and would definetly reccomend it. Although it is not the cheapest shampoo available, it does last really well as a little goes a long way. If you are interested in buying this shampoo please remember that as it is a retro product it is only available online via the Lush website.
I made an order from the Lush Retro section recently and decided to sample a number of products from the Haircare range. One of these was the Washday Greens shampoo.
***What is Lush?***
Lush is a store that makes toiletries and cosmetics, using natural and organic ingredients where possible and minimising packaging where they can. It started out as a mail order company called Cosmetics to Go, but this failed and the new store, Lush, opened in Poole, Dorset. Later branches of the shop opened in London and beyond, and there are now Lush stores all over the world. As well as in store, you can also buy products from the website, www.lush.co.uk. There are similar websites for many different countries including the USA, Japan and Germany.
Lush buy ingredients only from companies that do not test on animals. All of their products are suitable for vegetarians and many are suitable for vegans.
Lush say: "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."
***What is Retro?***
The Retro range is only available online or via mail order, as it is made up of products that have been discontinued from stores, but were deemed popular enough not to be discontinued completely. Retro products are often more expensive than the normal range of products, as they are made in smaller quantities, but there is some interesting stuff to be found among the products!
***About Washday Greens Shampoo***
This shampoo is designed to be refreshing, to revitalise your hair and stimulate your scalp. Chlorophyllin helps to balance oil production, bay tones the scalp and fresh mint (the shampoo contains both spearmint and peppermint oils) helps to give hair body and lift. The shampoo is designed mainly for normal to oily hair, but I thought it would be worth trying it anyway. It is suitable for vegans.
The shampoo comes in one of Lush's traditional clear plastic bottles, which means you can see the product inside. The label and lid is white, as with other Retro products. The shampoo itself looks black in the bottle. The bottle came taped up with sellotape as I ordered it online. When I removed the lid I could see that the shampoo was dark green in colour, rather like the Tramp shower gel. The smell was rather like mint sauce - minty with some greenery involved!
The shampoo is available in two sizes: 100g which costs £4.20 and 500g which is £13.50. I chose the smaller size as I wanted to try the shampoo out, but if you know you like it the larger size works out more cost-effective.
I found the shampoo was easy to use and I only needed a small amount to create a good lather in my hair. It rinsed out easily too and didn't cause undue tangles. I always use conditioner after using shampoo and this one was no different.
I also found that the shampoo was very good at making my hair feel really clean. I sometimes use an intensive conditioning product on my hair and using this product afterwards means I am not left with greasy roots and the entire product is removed. I think this shampoo would be really good for someone with oily hair to keep it under control.
I did find this product slightly drying on my hair when used every day - this was only to be expected as it isn't designed for dry hair. However, using it once a week or so helps to remove product build-up and keep it shiny. It is quite gentle on my hair and doesn't strip my colour.
The shampoo's scent doesn't last on my hair, which is fine as I don't really want to go around smelling of mint sauce! However I always use conditioner which tends to mask the scent of my shampoo - someone who just uses shampoo may find that they can detect the scent afterwards.
I wouldn't use Washday Greens regularly as it isn't really designed for my hair type. However, I would consider buying it again to use once a week to remove product build-up, as it seems to be doing a good job of that.