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imported_Crystal_tips 02-19-2007 09:52 AM

Has anyone tried Lush products (UK-based / on-line shop)?
Hi everyone,

I'm pretty new to this site - and at the moment am not following the full curly girl routine - but I have been totally inspired to start ridding my hair of 'cones; and last weekend went on a mission to 'de-cone' my entire hair care collection (eek!)

However, I just wanted to let you all know about a chain of shops, which I THINK are world-wide, but they are certainly all over England: called 'Lush'. They produce such incredibly natural products that they all have a use by date on; (some even need to be kept in the fridge) and even though I'm new to this, I have NEVER seen ingredients lists like it: with fresh eggs, lemons, bay leaf... all as headline ingredients...

Some aren't true CG - theirs sulphates in their shampoo and some conds...

Anyway - I'm trying some of their shampoo, conditioner and hair moisturiser at the moment (first wash today - and hair never looked better, so fingers crossed!); their hair moisturisers would be brill for anyone with realy dry hair, I'm guessing...

They do mail order anywhere - so I'd be really keen to hear if any of you have used Lush before - and what you thought?

Thanks, CT xx

medusahair 02-19-2007 09:56 AM

Oh yeah we're aware of Lush. I'd use their conditioners if they didn't have sulfates in them dang it. They don't have any chains near me but they do mail order.
What shampoo and conditioner are you using?

lushaholic 02-19-2007 10:48 AM

Love LUSH, but stopped using their hair products when I went CG. I've tried them all and they all dried my hair out and the conditioners don't have anywhere near enough moisture. Their hair treatments are much better than their regular conditioners, but still contain sulfates. It's really a shame because otherwise they do contain lovely ingredients.

curlycaramel 02-20-2007 03:03 AM

I tried their American Cream (dream?) and the coconut one, cause the girl in the shop told me it was really good for curly hair :roll: I should have looked at the 6 pieces of stringy sriff waves on hair on her head to tell she didn't know what she was talking about.
Anyway, American cream, dream whatever it's called smelled really nice but really didn't do anything it didn't mositurze my hair at all i couldn't comb it, luckily for me i only bought the smallest bottles so it's no big waste.
I for sure won't be buying them again!

sfisher323 02-20-2007 01:39 PM

Likewise . . . an SA on one of my recent trips tried to convince me to try Lush haircare. Even after I told her my reasons why I don't, she handed me samples of Rehab and Retread. (Which was, admittedly, nice of her.) I still haven't decided if I want to try them yet . . . it's been a solid 2 months sulfate free, and my hair seems pretty happy!

I never did understand why even their conditioners have sulfates in them. :? :?:

imported_Crystal_tips 02-20-2007 02:48 PM

Hi there,

Sorry to hear some of you girls didn't have much luck with Lush products - my hair is really suiting their 'H'suan Wen Hua' hair moisturiser, and 'Coolaulin' conditioner, but then although I have lots of it, my hair is very fine, so too rich or heavy a conditioner and I either get a limp lank mess or the serious frizzies.

(By the way - I agree about the pointless sulphates in conditioners - it makes them no go for true CGs, as far as I can see...)

Sorry for the partially dud tip! (I should have known that you would have all heard about the shop!!), but for girls with my hair type, who aren't following the CG routine, it may still be a go-er...

CT x

lushaholic 02-20-2007 03:14 PM

'BIG', the founder, claims that sulfates are used in their conditioners to help them rinse out better and cleaner. I tried to explain to them once in a chat, that some of us actually 'like' to leave some of our conditioner in. :?

medusahair 02-20-2007 03:52 PM

I haven't tried the conditioners yet so I have no clue how they work. I've tried a shampoo bar for soft water.
don't be sorry, we love any excuse to talk about more products to buy!
I'm not absolutely sure if the sulfates would be a problem for me since my hair doesn't need tons of conditioning. I'm just never sure where to start with picking out a conditioner from them.

Have you tried the Karma scented stuff yet? That's next on my list to try

lushaholic 02-20-2007 04:06 PM

You would fall in love with the Karma line, I know it!! Just wish they would bring back the Karma bath melts. :( They were these lovely small golden, glittery pyramids that you dropped in the bath and were loaded with lots of wonderful butters and oils. And gold glitter EVERYWHERE!! :twisted: Plus they smelled of Karma. ;)

sfisher323 02-20-2007 05:28 PM

I'm so sad I missed the Karma bath melts. :cry:

And CT - definitely don't apologize! We'll always use an excuse to talk about products we love (and love to shop for)! :)

WavingNotCurling 02-20-2007 06:12 PM

My affinity for "all things LUSH" would probably best be described as an obsession.

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