Apr 26, 2010

Lush Retread Conditioner

Lush Retread Deep Conditioner for Thick Dry Hair - Review
Lush Retread Conditioner

Deluxe, specially enhanced, triple strength conditioner. With that on the label, it sure got my attention! I have dry hair that has a mind of its own. Actually, it has a very predictable behaviour pattern - I want it to stay flat, it goes curly; I want to tie it up in a pony, it decides it wants to be parallel to the ground. In short, I have mad hair which people, for lack of a better word, would say dry, untamed..all very polite descriptions. The only thing that makes my hair look human is Dove - shampoo and conditioner combo. Only problem, it takes ages to wash out all the product from my hair. I also seem to have an ultra-sensitive scalp, and I am guessing something in the product was not pleasing it - always itchy and it was beginning to look like a dandruff problem. Anyways, since I switched to a Lush shampoo, I decided to try the conditioner too. 

Description: The packaging is similar to an icecream tub.  You can scoop out the product as needed with clean hands or a scoop.  The conditioner itself is like thick custard..maybe like a reallllllly thick lotion. The pic might give an idea.  Very similar to the deep conditioning mask by Dove.  The smell is a pretty strong flowery kind of smell.  I love the smell, but there are people who might not.  As with almost all Lush products, sniff at the store before buying :-) And the smell lasts in my hair for quite some time. A good thing for me because hubby seems to like it!

Lush Haircare - Retread Conditioner - Review
Lush Retread Conditioner
Lush Retread Conditioner - How to Use
Lush Retread Conditioner - How to Use
How to use:  Pretty simple. Shampoo hair as usual.  Scoop about a teaspoon or two of the conditioenr (depending on the length of your hair) and apply to damp hair.  I make sure I squeeze out as much water as I can out of my hair before applying it pretty liberally over my hair, gather up my hair and tie it up with a large clip, and finish my bath.  This gives the conditioner some time to work on my hair.  Then, I wash off the conditioner.

Results: My hair is amazingly soft and shiny - well as much as it is possible for my kind of hair to get.  Lush products do not contain silicones and will definitely not give the shiny smoothness that Dove or any such product would give. It took a little while getting used to this, but I think its more like naturally healthy hair shine.

My recommendation: This product is meant for dry hair. For fine hair or hair that gets greasy very fast, I won't recommend this. It can be a little too heavy. I also won't recommend it if you have a problem with strong smells. I like the smell, but my friend would get a headache with it. Ask for a sample (hahahaha...ya I know, Lush and samples!!) before buying or maybe ask a friend who already uses this :-) It might also work as an occasional deep conditioning treatment for otherwise normal hair.

Lush Retread Conditioner - Ingredients
Lush Retread Conditioner - Ingredients

4 comments:

  1. I kind of have hair that has a mind of its own as well , but i prefer the tony and guy conditioner, though i haven't tried this :)

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  2. The good thing about staying at home for me is I can try out all these products without worrying about getting strange looks at office..with its price I would have to use it up whether I like it or not. Thankfully, it did turn out pretty good.

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  3. I'm with Smrithi on this. Toni and Guy all the way!

    Lush soaps do smell yummy tho :)

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  4. They do smell yummy. Toni and Guy seems to be quite a fav!

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