Oct 23, 2012

Lush Curly Wurly Shampoo: Review

Lush Curly Wurly Shampoo (available here) - $25.95

Curly hair needs lots of moisturizing – but no one wants their curls to feel heavy and weighed down. You’re in luck! Curly Wurly shampoo keeps your unruly and out of control curls soft, shiny and bouncy. How does it do it? Fresh, nutritious ingredients work wonders for frizzy hair. It's packed full of nutritious creamed coconut and coconut oil for healthy hair and scalp, and with moisturizing vanilla, protein-rich fresh eggs and hand mashed avocado butter to give moisture back to hair and eliminate frizz. C’mon, give it a Wurl.


Lush Organic Natural Haircare Curly Wurly Shampoo Indian Beauty Makep Blog Reviews Ingredients Use

I don't have curly hair - am more of a wavy-haired girl - but with my dry, frizz-prone hair, I figured if something can tame curly hair, it definitely can work on mine.  That's how I picked up Lush's Curly Wurly shampoo.  A thick, almost solid shampoo, Curly Wurly is a creamy coconutty goodness filled with small bits coconuts and with a sweet coconutty smell to it.

Lush Organic Natural Haircare Curly Wurly Shampoo Indian Beauty Makep Blog Reviews Ingredients Use

How to Use the Lush Curly Wurly Shampoo

My enthusiasm at buying this shampoo dimmed quite a bit when I got around to using it.  The thick fudgey texture meant I could not apply it to my hair without risking some broken strands.  It was almost like trying to apply a waxy cream on to my hair - never a bright idea :-|  I wasn't willing to give up that easily, though, and I patiently mashed and mixed up about 2 heaping tablespoons of this shampoo in about a cup of water and used that to lather up my hair.  Much better (if you have short hair, you can use it directly without all this fuss)!  After that initial hiccup sorted out, things moved along quite nicely.  The shampoo lathers up very well and washes off just as easily.  The bits of coconut do stick on to my hair but nothing that some extra water can't take care of.  Despite being a shampoo loaded with butters, I do need to follow this up with a conditioner.  Finer hair than mine might not need one, though.  The shampoo does leave a bit of a residue which helps tame frizzy hair and define the curls, but when used on a regular basis, it can cause a buildup issue and you might want to throw in a clarifying shampoo every once in a while.

Lush Curly Wurly Shampoo - Ingredients

Lush Organic Natural Haircare Curly Wurly Shampoo Indian Beauty Makep Blog Reviews Ingredients Use

Overall, Lush's Curly Wurly is a good shampoo for those with frizz-prone, curly/wavy hair (or thicker hair).  Normal to fine hair might be weighed down with this, though you could alternate it with a clarifying shampoo and skip the conditioner.  Curly Wurly leaves hair soft and nourished, but like all Lush shampoos, the lack of silicone in the product means you will never get the sort of silkiness that you get with silicone-based haircare products, so it does take some getting used to.  Also, the problem of buildup with Lush shampoos is a lot more obvious when using hard water.

Personally, I like using Lush products because of the natural and organic ingredients that they use - hoping that it would benefit my hair in the long run.  If you haven't tried Lush haircare before, I would suggest trying a sample before spending the money on a full-size bottle.

More from Lush: 
Lush Trichomania Solid Shampoo
Lush Godiva Shampoo
Lush I Love Juicy Shampoo
Lush Retread Conditioner
Lush Jungle Solid Conditioner

8 comments:

  1. I feel your love for lush is so much that you make all the products work for you !! I mean you put in effort and care with patience to find out a way and make it work for you.. Isn't it?

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  2. Rads.. help me choose a good lush cleanser/scrub (combination oily skin), hair conditioner/mask/treatment (oily scalp) and a good soap :D

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  3. Hi Rekha..you could try Lush Fresh Farmacy (face cleansing soap). I haven't tried any of the Lush treatment masks so not sure of that, and I have dry hair - so my recommendations might not really work for you. Do try a sampler of American Cream, have read great reviews on that. As for soap, hmm..I like Honey I Washed The Soap.

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  4. Hi
    Reading your review, I intend trying this shampoo for my wavy, dry frizz prone hair.Can you suggest some LUSH conditioner as well? I’ve used Retread but somehow just couldn’t take to the smell and it didn’t do much for me either. I found Jungle way better. Any recommendations you may have? Thanks!

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    1. Hi Tamanna! Do check the smell before you buy it, though, since you are sensitive to smells. I love Retread and I actually like the smell a lot, but I agree it's kind of lingering and if you don't like the smell it can be quite a pain :D Hmm..other than Retread, Jungle is my other favorite..haven't tried any other conditioner to recommend. I have read Coulalin is good..and Veganese..but not tried either of those myself.

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  5. Thanks! Yes I will check the smell...committed the mistake of not checking in case of Retread. Even I've heard good things about Coulalin...lemme see.
    Thanks again. Really appreciate it. Reading your review of Trichomania, I picked it and love it.

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    1. Aww..glad to help, Tamanna! :) :) Hope you like it!

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