And no, I don’t know how to pronounce it… haha.

Lush calls it a “hair moisturizer”, I would refer to it as more of a hair mask or conditioning treatment. Here’s what it looks like:

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Ingredients: Fresh Bay Infusion (Laurus nobilis), Fresh Watercress Infusion (Nasturtium officinale), Fresh Free Range Eggs, Cetearyl Alcohol (&) Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Fresh Bananas (Musa paradisiaca), Fresh Avocado (Persea gratissima), Balsamic Vinegar,Olive Oil (Olea europaea), Lanolin, Rosemary Oil (Rosmarinus officinalis), Cinnamon Leaf Oil (Cinnamomum cassia), Lecithin, *Cinnamyl Alcohol, *Cinnamal, *Eugenol, *Benzyl Benzoate, *Limonene, *Linalool, Perfume, Methylparaben, Propylparaben.* Occurs naturally in essential oils

Price: $20.95 for a 225g pot (a little less than 1 cup)

*ingredients, price and photo taken from http://www.Lush.ca

Review:

I discovered this hair goop during the summer that I decided to bleach all of my hair white blonde. After all the bleaching my hair was so damaged that I couldn’t even get a comb through it and had to cut of several inches. Ugh. One of the Lush employees saw my damaged, ratty hair and recommended this little pot of goodness right away. I used up half the pot right away when I got home (my hair was just past shoulder length at this point) and let is sit on my head for over an hour. Then I showered, using only a tiny dab of shampoo on my roots, and conditioning the lengths heavily as well. When I got out of the shower I did my usual routine of putting a bit of oil on my hands and smoothing it through the lengths of my hair. I believe I used coconut oil at this point.
The results were amazing. I was so so happy, I could comb through my hair and it didn’t get tangled/knotted right away after drying. It made my hair go from feeling like rough, stringy, straw, to feeling like actual hair again. I like it so much that I used the 2nd half of the pot one week later.
BUT (and there’s always a “but”) – Lush proudly states that they “make fresh handmade cosmetics”  and really give the impression that their products are all natural and so wonderful and made from fresh ingredients and some are vegan and they participate in fair trade… That’s great Lush. It really is. I have to ask though… Do you consider Sodium Laurel Sulphates fresh and natural and hand made? (Harsh salts) How about methylparaben and polyparaben? Yeah.. Didn’t think so. I mean really, why both going to all the trouble of making an amazing, delicious hair product from fresh avocado, eggs, vinegar, banana, essential oils, and other nice lovely ingredients and then adding that garbage to it?
This hair treatment works so well, it smells really great, kind of like raw banana bread batter, and really restores damaged hair.
Well guess what? I have access to pretty much all of the ingredients they list. And I have a Magic Bullet. Do you know what that means? I WILL SOON BE POSTING A RECIPE FOR HOW TO MAKE YOUR OWN DELICIOUS HAIR MASK!!! That will work just as well! But will not contain any harsh ingredients, chemicals, parabens, and the like. Ooooh yeah. Stay tuned for that you guys! 🙂

The bottom line:

Rating out of 5 stars: 2

Pros: Works very well, smells good, nice packaging, easy to use

Cons: EXPENSIVE! 20 bucks for less than 1 cup of product made from things I already have or can buy at my local grocery/health food stores. Ya right. Also, contains SLS, parabens, etc. which I just refuse to put on my body.

Overall, I wish this product was done better, Lush YOU CAN DO BETTER! I would NOT buy this again. Unless maybe they changed the formula and did not include such objectionable things. Then again ,the cost is really off-putting. I’d have to give this a thumbs down, sadly.

Has anyone else tried this hair mask? Or better yet, made their own with some of these ingredients? How did you like it? Let me know in the comments 🙂

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