Back to my Lush stash!
There are sooo many of their products I’ve tried that I need to tell you about but I’m skipping to a firm new favourite today: Lush’s Jasmine & Henna Fluff-Eaze. I’m already on my 3rd pot in case you need any more proof that I’m in
Jasmine & Henna Fluff-Eaze 220g for R225
The first thing to know about all Lush’s hair products is that Mark, one of the founders is actually a trichologist (an arm of dermatology specialising in the study of the scalp & hair conditions). If you read my blog regularly you’ll already know that as much as I am a product junkie I am quite particular about what I put on my hair. More so than I would for a skin care products, I study the label & the ingredients list & if it’s rubbish I’ll happily pass – even if its something that’s been sent to me by a brand.
Ok back to Jasmine & Henna Fluff-Eaze… Lush says its suitable for any hair type but works best for red & darker hair. The claim is that it will “stop curly, frizzy hair from drying out” (tick!) & “improve tensile strength of your hair (tick!) & help it survive combing (tick)” & also that it will give shine (nope) & enhance your natural highlights (not so much). I definitely have some of my best curls on the day that I rinse out this products – tight & defined & so much volume once it dries. Henna is associated with colour so that was my first question to the sales assistant but it hasn’t changed my colour at all given how dark my hair is & henna is included more as a conditioner.
Here’s a quick look (don’t be dissuaded by the White girls):
- the smell, OMG the smell (I’m sniffing the pot as I type this!). Now I realise I say this regularly but you have no idea how good this stuff smells & it’s all about the jasmine. It’s to the point that I’ve since gone back to Lush & bought out everything else they had that has jasmine in it but this still tops the list for me
- it’s actually a pre poo of which there aren’t very many around (i.e. designed specifically for that purpose). Lush’s directions say to apply to dry hair & follow-up with shampoo & conditioner as normal. However, I use it baggy method overnight as co wash/pre poo (i.e. not following up with shampoo/conditioner as directed but just rinsing it out & air drying). You definitely should section hair when you apply – you need to make sure you coat each & every hair strand. Bonus: your doek & pillow will smell of this stuff for days after!
- ingredient wise its packed with good stuff as you’d expect from Lush, mainly natural oils (brace yourself for this list): red henna, extra virgin olive oil, ylang ylang oil, jasmine absolute (a richer, deeper type of Jasmine from the East), wheat germ oil, jojoba oil, almond oil, Brazil nut oil, extra virgin coconut oil, hemp oil, soya oil & castor oil
- I’d have loved some of the promised shine but to be honest, shine has always alluded me (coconut oil aside)
- that I need to get to Cape Town/Durban for a fix. Please Lush, stop teasing & come to Jozi already?
Note: to my surprise this product does contain Sodium Laureth Sulfate (SLES) as the 4th listed ingredient. It doesn’t lather up at all (could be the combination of oils) which is why I didn’t expect it.
Lush’s Jasmine & Henna Fluff-Eaze leaves my hair with great curls & feeling strong, yet soft and smelling delicious – I could sniff my fro all day. I get around 3 uses from a tub so it would be great if they made a bigger size. You order online (delivery is R90 I think) but their in-store experience & service is just one of the best – definitely pop in when you’re on the coast.
Be kind to your hair!
PS this has left me with more than a bit of a Jasmine obsession – I’ve planted 17 little jasmine trees in my garden as a result & they are just starting to flower 🙂