This is a bit different from the usual blog post on here but I have been using Lush shampoo and conditioner in my haircare routine consistently for the past few years. To my shock I had never mentioned these anywhere save in my ‘beauty empties’ post. High time to review them properly and chat about why I have been using these Lush haircare products for years.
Review Lush Haircare: Lush Shampoo & Conditioner Daddy-O, Fairly Traded Honey, Cynthia Sylvia Stout, Candy Rain & Veganese
So this review is a 5-in-1 of several shampoos and conditioners I have tried from Lush. I will be starting the post off with my favorites and then work my way down from their. I started trying Lush haircare a few years ago and have been loving them ever since. I don’t love their styling products, but their shampoos and conditioners have really been making me love my natural hair texture again. I haven’t tried their entire range, but the first three products are a combo that really works for me. Lush Haircare however isn’t very affordable so that’s why I think it is good to tell you more about these products. These are all 300 ML bottles or the medium size available.
Lush Fairly Traded Honey shampoo
First of all I use the Fairly Traded Honey shampoo to wash my hair. It is €28 for a medium sized 300 grams of product which makes this the most expensive shampoo I have ever tried save for a few from the hairdresser’s. But it is my favorite and I have been using it for more than 2 years by now. The trick? Just don’t wash your hair as often. It took a while for my hair to get used to is, but unless I get actually dirty I only wash my hair once a week. So what makes this so special: it is one of the very few shampoos I have tried that cleans my hair but that doesn’t strip it down completely. I love the way this feels, smells and just the way my hair feels when I use this.
Lush Daddy-O shampoo
My next step is a purple shampoo. This is the only product here that I believe I have mentioned before, but it’s a longstanding favorite for a reason. It is €20 for 250 grams of product. Again, I only use this once a week when I wash my hair so that makes it worth it to me. My main reason for using this? As a quick second cleanse to maintain my hair color. I have naturally blonde hair and it gets brassy from the sunlight very easily. With this shampoo my hair colors stays looking fresh and not as weirdly warm toned. Before I started using this my hair often looked yellow and with just a bit of this, there is no issue of that anymore. I mainly just use this for a quick rinse as this is a not a product you want to leave in your hair.
Lush Candy Rain conditioner
The final step in my Lush haircare routine is the Candy Rain conditioner. This retails for €20 for 250 grams, but when it comes to cost effectiveness this is the most expensive product here. Where the two shampoos go a long way and I only have to buy shampoo twice a year if I buy these medium sized bottles, this I have to repurchase every 3 – 4 months. The reason? The product is super thick and gloopy (difficult to get out at times) which means you use quite a bit every time. But oh boy is it a nice conditioner. It is thick and luscious and I feel that’s what it also does to my hair. It does smell very strong and very sweet so you have to like that, but I personally love this one.
Lush Cynthia Sylvia Stout shampoo
This was an online only find but it seems to currently be unavailable. This beer based shampoo only comes in two sizes and retails for €16 in this size. This is the one that is currently in my shower and I am about to use it up. I used it in place for Fairly Traded Honey and while I feel they give a similar result, I like the honey one just a touch better. This makes my hair feel lighter and just as soft but I feel the honey shampoo is more nourishing than this one is. This is sadly a little too lackluster to really give my dry textured hair the boost it needs. I think I would repurchase it again.
Lush Veganese conditioner
Lastly there is the Veganese conditioner. This is €17 for a medium sized pot. That’s the one drawback to this product: I greatly dislike most of Lush’ packaging as it just isn’t very easy to use. This is a great product though but I wish it came in a bottle (the consistency is runny enough in my opinion) rather than the tub. It is a bit more lightweight than the Candy Rain one and therefore another favorite as it makes my hair feel and look great. Since the packaging is a faff to use though, I don’t think I’ll repurchase this, plus it was out of stock for a loooong time due to this being reformulated.