Sometimes you stumble into Lush and find an absolute gem – and to get straight to it, the Lush Damaged hair treatment is one of them.
The first thing I noticed about this is the smell. Oh my god, the smell. Packed full of vanilla, almond oil and avocado oil this is basically everything I love packed into one tiny, smooth hexagonal lump and stuck on a stick. Are you won over yet?
How To Apply Lush Damaged
I felt like giving this a go after trying their Caca Brun hair colour, because of course I associate any kind of hair colouring with damaging my hair. That’s not so true with Caca Brun, but I’m till glad I picked this up.
The way you use this product, I feel, is very much something you’d expect from Lush. Unlike most hot oil treatments I’ve tried, the Lush Damaged hair treatment is solid when packaged, and you use a little hot water to melt it down into a thick, rich conditioner by stirring with the stick it’s attached to. This is good and bad – good because the super thick texture makes this easy to apply and much easier to control once it’s on your hair, but bad because it sets like concrete and I found it a bit of a chore to scrape back off my cup. Note to self: wash up straight afterwards next time.
Having done a bit of googling there does seem to be some confusion as to how to actually apply this to your hair – I was advised to melt it over a pot but instead I just boiled a kettle and melted it by stirring through small amounts of hot water, gradually watering it down until it reached a consistency that was a) easy to apply and comb through and b) seemed less likely to re-set in my hair. I find this is a pretty good way to apply Caca Brun too – I tried this shortly after trying this treatment which makes it much easier to apply.
Once on your hair, leave for 20 minutes and rinse. Lush recommends shampooing afterwards to remove residue but I actually ended up washing it two or three times to really get this stuff out – another negative is that it kind of sets in your hair and I can’t tolerate a shower warm enough to melt it again.
One thing I will say is that I probably could have exercised some self control and split this into 2 uses as my hair isn’t too long and it was definitely a bit much.
Once I finally managed to get the stuff out of my hair and let it dry, the result was incredibly smooth, soft hair that smelled good enough to eat. I definitely noticed a lasting difference in my hair – most wash-out treatments leave your hair soft for a few hours but this seemed to go on wash after wash for a good week or so.
This would be perfect if you have dry, damaged or weak hair that needs some regular TLC.
Have you given this a go yet?