If you cast your minds back a few months ago, you might remember the magical day that I was sent a great big box of Lush products to try? Well, I promised I would do reviews and I know I haven't done them all yet but that's because 1) I like to try products out for a while before I really think I've got to grips with them and 2) Variety is the spice of life and I didn't want to go Lush crazy and not give anything else a look in.
So, this will be my review of Rehab Liquid Shampoo and American Cream Conditioner.
Rehab: I am always very nervous of switching my shampoos because new shampoos seem to make my scalp go all flakey (how delightful) and then I look like Mrs Scab Head which is obviously not ideal! Even T-Gel bloomin' well does this! Anyway, I nervously tried Rehab Shampoo, and to my surprise this worked a treat! It smells almost mentholly, although the website kindly informed that it has olive, jojoba and almond oil in it to restore strength and soften the follicles, as well as enzymic papaya to cleanse, so I'm not sure where I got the menthol scent from.
The colour is yellowy (similar to my fav Lush shower gel, Bohemian) and has a VERY runny consistency so you have to do the bottle to hand to hair maneuver fairly quickly to prevent spilling it all over the shower tray.
I feel like this gives a really "squeaky" clean effect which is good if you have used a lot of hair products in the last couple of days, but if I haven't I will use my regular shampoo, whatever it may be, because it's good to alternate.
I think this shampoo is perfect for a BIG wash when you have plenty of time to truely enjoy it and the refreshing mystery menthol scent and I will repurchase it when it runs out.
This product is £14.50 for the largest bottle (500g) and I think considering a little goes a long way, that this is reasonable by Lush standards.
American Cream: Rave rave rave! This conditioner is by far one of the best conditioners I have ever used, and being a conditioner whore, that is a lot! American Cream was inspired by the 1950's American Teenagers who would go on Saturday night dates to milkshake bars and all the scents that are affiliated with that kind of scenario. Far fetched marketing ploy? Maybe. Yummy smelling hair product? Defo!
This conditioners smells creamy (quel surprise), vanillary and super sweet. When I first put it on a few weeks back, I actually said "mmmmm" outloud in the shower like a total loser! It has a thick consistency which makes it easy to apply, and doesn't have that coating-my-hair-with-a-layer-of-plastic feel to it like some conditioners do.
I usually leave it on a few minutes whilst I venus my legs and exfoliate, and then rinse it off and comb through my hair in the shower. As someone who is cursed with uber thick, frizzy hair, this stuff is brilliant for detangling and smoothing.
Once out of the shower my hair is noticeably softer and easier to style and the smell lingers for AGES. I think this is my new favourite product and I shall be repurchasing the largest size bottle next week for £12.25.
Thank you to the ever wonderful Becky from Lush for sending these gems and thank you to my sister-in-law to be, who sent me a Lush voucher for my birthday last week, I think we all know how that's being spent :)
Have you tried any of the Lush hair care range? What were your thoughts?