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Monday, 21 May 2018

Trying to tame my hair with Lush?! | Hair R&B


I'm going to admit something today. My hair isn't straight. I wear it practically straight most days, but in reality I have a lil' poodle thing going on. It wasn't always like this; when I was a kid I had half straight hair from the top and then from the ears downwards it fell in really cute ringlets. I naturally had quite wavy hair for the years after that, but for the last 4-5 years it just comes out somewhere weird between wavy and curly. It's not defined enough to wear curly, and even if it was, you wouldn't be able to see my face beneath it. Even sprays for wavy hair will leave me looking like Hagrid (I know, I make that reference all the time but hey it's one of the few jokes I have!). Honestly though, my hair is too thick for it to fall in one layer if that make sense, so naturally it looks like it's piled together.

The sample sizes (L to R: Lush R&B, Hair Custard)

And this is where the youtube videos sucker me in! A youtuber with a very similar hairtype as me (read: jet black, somewhat thick, and between wavy and curly), used a bit of Lush R&B Hair Moisturiser and her waves look amazing! People keep telling me I need to stop straightening my hair everyday, and so I'm like I'll give that a go! I walked into Lush (am I the only one who dislikes going in there because it's just so packed! I want to be in and out in 5 mins, but that is clearly not going to happen). Anyway, the Lush assistant talks me though their hair products, and suggests that the hair custard might actually work better in my hair. Then she offers me sample tubs for both of them so I can try them at home, and let me tell you, those sample tubs are actually an incredibly generous size. Forget a few uses, I have had the Lush Hair R&B sample since February, it is now May and there's still just under half left! I must have used it atleast a few times each week.

The R&B hair moisturiser has the main ingrediants of organic avocado butter, extra virgin coconut oil, oat milk, pressed jojoba oil and candelilla wax.

Anyway, getting to my story.  So getting ready for work the next day, I washed my hair, conditioned it with a masque, used my fancy oils and my kerastase mask, and then put a small amount of Lush R&B into my hair whilst it was drying. It still looked a bit dishevelled whilst it was almost dry, so I added some more. Anyway, I get up the next morning expecting to have beach waves. Do I? Nope, I still have the poodle thing going on. I apply a few more applications of the R&B, no that doesn't help, 10 hairgrips it is.

The hair custard was also not for me as the consistency is just too thick. It reminds me of those hair jells that would just stick in your hair and make it feel like straw. So I haven't given this a go since the initial application.


However, where the R&B is involved there is more to the story. I was feeling quite disappointed with it not working. I remember it was snowing a few weeks after I had tried it out, and ofcourse I knew my hair would turn crazy as soon as I went out into it. I decided to use the Lush R&B as a kind of hair creme/finishing product, and it actually helped my hair stay straight all day, even with the snow hitting me in the face (the way the wind was blowing made it feel like a blizzard, it was actually painful)!

I also found that it makes your hair look glossy when applied to the ends and mid lengths sparingly. Honestly, you literally need a teeny tiny amount rubbed into your palms and then worked through your hair. Too much will make it look lank, and will make it go greasy much quicker, but when applied in little bits it's amazing at controlling frizz too and making it look more healthy. You also don't want to apply too much because it can make your hair feel scrunchy, however it brushes out fine and most of the time you won't even be able to tell you applied it, it just sort of melts into the hair.



Overall, the Lush Hair R&B moisturiser could not tame my waves, but if you have problems with your hair not staying straight, being prone to humidity/being frizzy etc, then it's worth a try! I think it's really generous that they do decent samples too because they understand one product might not work on everyone's hair the same, so it's definitely worth going in store and asking rather than ordering online first. I have since brought a big tub of the R&B moisturiser, it retails at £12.25 here, and honestly I wonder if I'll ever finish the tub!

I hope you enjoyed this post! Have you tried any hair products from Lush, or what would you recommend for out of control hair?

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68 comments:

  1. Oooe this sounds so good! Haven't used LUSH in forever

    Candice | Natalya Amour

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    1. It is great for giving the appearance of glossy ends! x

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  2. I can totally relate to your hair struggle girl! Sucks that it didn't work out for you! I too used to have half straight and half cute waves downwards but now it's just a frizzy mess!
    I wonder if it will work for my frizzy hair!
    Wishing you an amazing Monday! :)
    xx
    Ankita | Real Girl Talks
    http://realgirltalks.com/2018/05/17/fake-love-a-poem/

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    1. Mines is the exact same haha! It's such a chore trying to manage it, isn't it! x

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  3. Ooh a super useful post! My hair is ridiculously dry and pretty Monica-esque when it gets humid, this certainly sounds like something I could try!

    //teandtwosugars.blogspot.com xx

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    1. I think it does help quite a bit with humidity because it almost forms a very lightweight layer over your hair x

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  4. I've seen a few reviews on this guy and it seems like it either really works for people or doesn't work at all!

    -Emily www.coatandcoffee.com

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    1. I agree, I think it is very much based on your hair type, I feel like if my hair wasn't so thick it might have helped more with defining the waves x

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  5. This sounds like my kind of product.

    Have a great week.

    Gemma x
    www.jacquardflower.uk

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  6. Although I don't think this would properly tame my hair either (I have some serious frizz going on girl), I love the sound of this product for how nourishing it is for the hair. The ingredients list is honestly stunning, especially the avocado butter and oat milk! x 10 hair grips it is, haha - I can relate on a serious level, except I went through an awful period (I don't know what I was thinking) where it was literally about 50 and that, my dear, is not an exaggeration. xx
    Marina Rosie x
    https://marinawriteslife.blogspot.fr/

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    1. Oh wow! I feel your pain (although mines doesn't sound as bad in relation). For me, it's like you pin one bit down and the other bit pops out, that's why I feel like I have to straighten it, it's just so much more manageable x

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  7. loving your blog! thanks for sharing :)

    jadieegosh

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  8. Oooh, I've never used a Lush hair product, and I never actually see people review them. This is interesting, though it seems too fussy, and a little disappointing. Good to know, and great post!

    amberelb.com

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  9. I have yet to try Lush hair products, but i did buy their bar shampoo and conditioner the other day. I need to try their moisturizer now :B

    http://www.rosegoldrhyme.com

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    1. They did seem really interesting, especially their intensive conditioners x

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  10. I never try Lush for my hair but seems convincing.
    I should head on their shop soon

    Much Love,
    Jane | The Bandwagon Chic

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    1. They have tonnes of hair products, so you might find one that's suited to you x

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  11. This product sounds good and I love LUSH as they're completely cruelty free too!

    Heather xoxo
    https://www.hefafa.me.uk

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  12. I used to love the LUSH R&B one to control frizz, but haven´t repurchased in ages. My hair is the opposite to yours though, wavy, but very fine and easily weighed down.For me it only worked when applied to wet hair before drying and using a tiny amount of it.

    Anne|Linda, Libra, Loca

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    1. Yes, I can see how it would weight fine hair down!

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  13. Hmm, this sounds like it would be way too heavy for my already straightish hair but very thin and fine.

    Shireen⎜Reflection of Sanity

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    1. I think you're probably right, but if it's any consolation I've always wanted naturally straight hair so I don't have to spend so long trying to tame it!

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  14. I LOVE Lush products and they have such a variety of items which all smell lovely. I like using masks as a pamper treatment every so often so this is something I'll be looking at - I have so many things on my Wishlist haha!

    Layla x

    http://www.sprinklesofstyle.co.uk

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    1. I actually haven't used many of their masks!

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  15. What a pity Hair Custard didn't impress you, because oh my gosh I just love that product name haha! I'm yet to try any hair products by Lush, I'll have to give one or two products a try sometime soon :)

    aglassofice.com x

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    1. To me, even the name just means thick and gloopy haha x

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  16. I straighten my hair as well, since my hair is actually really wavy. I've not tried their hair products.
    FASHION TALES

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    1. Snap! Sounds like we have the same :)

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  17. Gosh, I haven't done a LUSH Shop in ages, I really need to do one!

    tipscapsule.blogspot.com

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    1. I rarely do a big shop from there, but if there's one or two things I've been meaning to buy x

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  18. Oh my, those babies probably had the most divine scent :) It is such a shame, that Hair Custard wasn't very good. Thank you so much for the review!

    Lots of love ♥ Janury Girl

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    1. I actually do like the smell of R&B, it's like shea butter but not too strong x

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  19. I've never tried any of the Lush hair products, but I have heard good things about them! Shame the hear custard didn't work for you, but great you find a use for and purchased the other one :)

    Hope that you are having a great week so far! Almost the weekend! :)

    Away From The Blue Blog

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    1. Yes, the R&B seems to be one that you can try in different ways until you find what works best for you x

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  20. I had no idea that Lush do hair products, where the hell have I been! I'll have to check these out as I'm always mesmerised by the scents of there bath products!
    Thanks for sharing,
    Jaz xoxo

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    1. I think they do a whole lot, their store was just packed in every corner! x

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  21. Thanks for sharing this review, I will go to Lush and grab the sample size. It sounds like what I need sometimes too. I never go inside Lush because it's also packed here but I like passing by the shop for the smell :) Have a great weekend!

    www.busyandfab.com

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    1. I don't like shopping when it's too packed, I like taking my time and going at off peak times x

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  22. I've never used any of Lush's hair products before because I've been a bit skeptical, since I have wavy/curly hair, too. I'm glad that even though the products didn't necessarily work in taming your waves, you were still able to get use out of it in maintaining your styled hair. Thanks for sharing your honest thoughts with us, beauty, and I hope you have a great weekend ahead!

    XO,

    Jalisa
    THE STYLE CONTOUR

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    1. I was the same! Although when I went in store I did see that they had a lot of different products, like pre-washing hair oils so I think they might have something to suit everyone x

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  23. I'm actually yet to try any of the Lush hair care products, personally i think they are something that aren't talked about all too often. Although this sounds lovely, especially in the way it can reduce frizz and add shine for when you straighten your hair, i'm sorry to hear it did not work well for completely taming your natural hair! I think i may try this out for when my hair is straight too! x

    https://aimeelillx.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Yes, I do think their bath bombs take over, so you don't hear about their other products (apart from the lip scrub which I rave about too) x

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  24. I can never find anything that produces the same styling results as curlers/straighteners. The results are always slightly messier. I think it all depends how perfect of a look you want to achieve at the end. x

    Tiffany Tales | Lifestyle & Beauty 

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    1. I was hoping my natural waves might help me get that result, but alas they're too messy haha x

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  25. I have tried the hair custard and as you said it's quite sticky at the beginning but I was able to work it a little bit more with my hands and then it kind of melts into the hair too. I would love to try the other one because I have a lot of frizz!

    Thanks for sharing!

    Andrea.

    Seize your Style

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    1. I might have to try that, thanks for the tip! x

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  26. I'm such a fan of Lush, but never actually tried any of their hair products. My natural hair is somewhere between straight and curly too - so annoying! x

    Kate Louise Blogs

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    1. It is so annoying because it is neither here or there! x

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  27. I haven't tried any lush hair products, but love the ones I use and like lush lots for their bath bombs.
    I just followed your lovely blog. Hope you follow back and let's stay in touch.

    www.fashionradi.com

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    1. Their bath bombs are very popular! x

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  28. I always love how Lush names their products haha! Wow, that size can last me at least a year and the price is just down right affordable! Luckily they don't have a store in Malaysia yet, it'd otherwise be so hard for me to not hoard everything back home LOL.

    yanrula x
    Let's connect: Bloglovin'

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    1. Haha I guess that is one of the pluses to having less stores to pick from, shipping can just be a pain! x

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  29. It's a shame both products weren't exactly what you were looking for but great R&B was able to work for you in other ways! I always focus on bath bombs in Lush - I definitely need to investigate their hair range!

    Musings & More

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    1. I think their bath bombs are the most talked about, so it's normal that a lot of people gravitate towards them x

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  30. I haven't been in Lush for a bout a year to be honest, haha, as their stuff is a bit expensive. Its really funny, I feel like we had the same hair when we were younger, though mine went from straight, to wavy, to uber curly. I have no idea what happened.

    http://cynicalduchess.com

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    1. I agree! That's why the fact that they let you try the product out before really appeals to me :) same here, my parents are always laughing at me about it, because they think I must have done something to it haha x

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  31. I really enjoyed your chatty, and honest thoughts on this product. It was positive to hear that you can take a sample home from Lush to test out a product. Sounds like it’s a pretty okay product even if it doesn’t quite tame your waves. Maybe you could try other natural brands, they might have calming ingredients as appose to some mainstream brands with harsh chemicals. I hope you embrace your wavy hair too! :-) xx

    Helen | Helen’s Fashion, Beauty & Lifestyle Blog

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    1. It does help trying out a sample beforehand, otherwise I wouldn't have known which one to go for haha! Haha oh trust me, it is bad! If it was just wavy, I would be more than happy, but it comes out neither here or there x

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  32. My hair gets frizzy all the time. I think this one will work for me. however I use little oil to make it smooth. :-) Loved reading the whole story behind this hair moisturizer. :-)

    Via | http://glossnglitters.com

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    1. I put loads of oil on too after I wash my hair, it just disappears! x

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  33. Clearly I've been under a rock - I didn't know Lush does hair products! Will definitely check them out... and thanks for your honest reviews :)
    xo Leros | AboutEos

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  34. I have never used LUSH hair products before. I actually haven't used much from LUSH because the products are too strongly fragrance that I get a headache unfortunately.

    Ann-Marie | http://facetocurls.com/

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