I thought I’d start with a Lush review because I bought l-o-a-d-s of their stuff across my last trips to Cape Town/Durban & this is a stash I’m really happy to be working through.
When saw the R&B Hair Moisturiser I had to have it because well, how many brands do you know that sell a product specially aimed at moisturising hair? The tub reads: “Brings back to life dry hair & cools scalps that have been chemically treated.” I’ve probably said this already but Lush was started by trichologists so I trust them to really know hair.
R195 gets you 100g of R&B Moisturiser
In terms of directions, they suggest: “On afro hair or very curly hair types, get a little bit on your finger tips & work through dry hair.”
Can we get a moment’s silence for the fact that they even mention afro hair on the tub (& note, not ethnic hair!). Sold!
I’ve used it on both dry & damp hair, sectioning hair into four to make sure I get good coverage. You really need a tiny bit, like half a teaspoon per section. It warms up & spreads in your hand with body heat (like coconut oil does but it’s not hard/solid to start off with) & I think that makes it go really far.
- Like everything Lush makes, it smells insanely yummy in a good-enough-to-eat way (it’s the orange blossom-smells like Summer!)
- You just can’t fault Lush on ingredients: oat milk, glycerine, avocado butter, olive oil, extra virgin coconut oil, organic cold pressed jojoba oil (see the full list here – there’s a whole lost of good stuff & only a few “artificial ingredients”)
- As you can tell from the ingredients, it’s quite a heavy formula. This is something I enjoy (my hair is thick – you might not) because I wouldn’t need to moisturize my hair every day & I can skip a day/maybe even two in between use & my hair still feels moisturised (I’m lazy like that).
*sigh* we were doing so well up to now. I like products that do what they’re supposed to do (which this does!) but to the touch my hair should feel like there’s nothing in it. As such I’ve been moving through this tub slowly & using it closer to wash day to minimise build up. I’ve also repurposed it as a pre poo (treatment before shampooing/co washing) so all’s not lost.
LOADS more Lush review Lush’s soon & PS if you missed my past lush posts, start over here:
I got me some new skin with Lush!
Lush’s Stepping Stone
Lush’s Aqua Mirabilis (what a mouthful!?)
Lush’s Jasmine & Henna Fluff-Eaze- my hair loved this!
Oh & PS Lush Joburg is on the cards for this year (whispers from bloggers at a recent CT event). Definitely keep you posted on that!
Be kind to your hair!