Tuesday, February 18, 2014

A Lush Rx for winter distressed hair

My part of the world has been getting pounded with snow. Brutal. Absolutely brutal. Not only is the weather wreaking havoc with my sanity, but it's also distressing my hair. The result? One grouchy mommy. Luckily, I have the perfect cocktail (hair cocktail, ladies. It's not Happy Hour yet!). Lush has some phenomenol hair products that seem to do the trick in terms of restoring luster and manageability to winter ravaged hair. My Rx for you:

Blousey Shampoo ($25.95/8.4 oz) is a gentle cleanser - perfect for the winter months when you don't want to strip hair or treat it with harsh detergents.
Claimgentle, non-stripping shampoo for damaged, over-processed, colored, bleached and fragile hair. It cleanses hair in the gentlest way, while locking in moisture. 
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Retread ($29.95/8.4 oz) is a moisturizing conditioner intended for dry, frizz-prone hair.
ClaimUse it when your hair is feeling absolutely wrecked. This rich conditioner makes your hair look better, but more importantly, it moisturizes and feeds your hair the nutrients it needs.
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Jasmine and Henna Fluff Ease ($22.95/7.8 oz) is a pre-wash treatment designed to do what the name suggests: combat fluffiness. It's great when you feel your locks could use a little extra TLC; and don't worry, despite the henna content, this product will not alter your hair color in any way.
ClaimIf your hair is a little fluffy, frizzy, dry, or out-of-control, Jasmine and Henna Fluff Eaze is made for you.It works brilliantly on curly hair as well, as all of the oils help define the curls and add loads of shine.
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Pros: these products (as all Lush products) have as few unpronounceable chemicals as possible. They strive to be "natural" and preservative-free. I noticed improved manageability without dreaded product build-up. While the items each have a strong scent, rest assured that they don't create an overpowering cluster of scents. The pudding-like texture is fun to play around with, and truly, you feel as though you are using a homemade hair treatment. Also, I found that the sales people were extraordinarily helpful!
Cons: I luckily live in an area that has a Lush brick and mortar shop. If you don't, shipping charges vary from $6-10 depending on the weight of items ordered. Come on, Lush. Get with the program. Most e-tailers offer free shipping for purchases over a certain dollar amount; they certainly don't penalize you with greater shipping fees for buying more. Grrrr. The other glaring con, of course, is that Lush products don't come cheap.
Bottom line: if you feel like making a pretty steep investment in hair care, and your locks are in need of some big guns to help get you through the winter, by all means, stock up on a little Lush!

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