I’ve been visiting my local LUSH in Liverpool for longer than I maybe should admit so when I was invited to a haircare evening I couldn’t resist. I’ve tested out a fair amount of Lush products but my experience with the Lush hair range has been limited. The evening was dubbed From Root To Tips and was a fantastic overview to all things hair. Lush’s philosophy is that there is no judgement on what we do to our hair, bleached, dyed, curled, straight; whatever we put it through is up to us but they want to offer treatments and solutions.
I went with my friend Vicki from Let’s Talk Beauty, also a massive Lush fan but neither of us knew much about the hair treatments. We both have different hair too so it was great to see what products were available for all hair types. The lovely Sarah was our host for the evening and lots of other friendly Lush staff were on hand to offer advice. We went through the life cycle of hair, the way it grows and we talked about what our perfect ‘good hair day’ would be. I don’t do a lot of styling with my hair but I do like it to feel soft and smooth and look shiny and in good condition. This is something I’ve really struggled with since having children, let’s face it some days even brushing it can be a challenge. I like to keep it long but the ends get dry and it can feel frizzy and messy.
I loved learning about the ingredients that go into the Lush hair products and what each one offers our hair. Then we were able to get hands on, smelling and scooping the products, seeing what exactly each one is designed for. This was great as it gave us a chance to chat to the Lush staff who are super knowledgeable about all the things Lush but also we were able to find out what they used and learn why they are so passionate about their favourite products. I won’t lie, some smell better than others but because they are all handmade with fresh ingredients they don’t have a load of things added just to make them smell good.
To finish off we were asked to write down which ingredients we thought would be great for creating our ultimate good hair day. I went for Olive Oil, Jojoba Oil and coconut and was immediately handed Jasmine And Henna Fluff Ease. This hair treatment is particularly good for brunette or red hair and is designed to stop frizzy hair from drying out, perfect! All of Lush’s hair treatments go onto dry hair for around 20 minutes and for the first treatment, especially if you have long hair, they advice you to use the whole tub. I put mine on while I was in a hot bath; I used around two thirds of the tub and my hair was completely saturated so I cheated a little and used the last third a few days later. Once you’ve washed the hair mask off you shampoo and condition as usual and the treatment can last up to six weeks. I loved the smell, it was very fresh and I really like the Jasmine scent. After using up the whole tub my hair was very soft and full, best of all I was able to leave it to dry naturally without it frizzing up. Even now when I wash my hair I can smell the hair treatment again and I can easily run my fingers through my hair. It has got Henna in but doesn’t colour your hair, however I found it gave my original colour a lift and shine.
It was great to be able to chat to the Lush staff a little more and learn which products would be ideal for me; I bought Rehab shampoo while I was there and I’ve added R&B (this smells so good!) and Retread conditioner to my wishlist. The evening has made me think a little more about what I put on my hair. I have always loved Lush for the natural ingredients and after learning more about the haircare range I have definitely seen it as good value for money considering how long the effects last and the difference it makes to my hair. After using Jasmine and Henna Fluff-Ease and Rehab I have been converted to Lush hair. I would recommend having a chat about the haircare next time you are in Lush and you may find the perfect product to give you the elusive good hair day!
Disclosure – I was invited to attend the Lush ‘From Roots To Tips’ Blogger event and was given a Hair Treatment. I was under no obligation to review but I had such a great time I wanted to share! All opinions are my own.