Sunday, October 31, 2010

Review Lush Curly Wurly Shampoo

This shampoo was purchased by me during the big Lush extravaganza splurge of 2009.  Lush has an amazing sale right after Christmas, so I thought it was a perfect opportunity to try a bunch of products. 

This product immediately caught my eye because of the name.  Who doesn't love a Curly Wurly from the Christmas selection boxes?!  Now, I don't have curly hair.  I have pretty straight hair with a bit of a wave to it if I let it dry naturally.  This was not going to stop me from trying this stuff.

Lush's website says "Curly Wurly makes thick, unruly curls behave. It's packed full of nutritious creamed coconut and coconut oil, moisturising vanilla, softening eggs and avocado butter to give moisture back to hair and eliminate frizz." 

The container itself says "Absolutely Gorgeous Coconut & Vanilla Conditioning Shampoo.  To control thick, curly hair: makes it soft & shiny & smooth.  Deeply moisturising, emollient shampoo with 15% coconut for condition.  Work into wet hair thoroughly. Rinse out. (Washing out the coconut is tricky but definitely worth the bother.)"

When I opened the container in the shop, I was taken aback by the consistency of the product and then intrigued, I needed to buy, so I did, for £8.60.  Pretty expensive for a shampoo, but I use all the Lush haircare as a treat for my hair.  As I mentioned, I still have this from just after Christmas last year, I have until 20/12/2010 to use it, so I'd better get using it!

I find it hard to truly explain the texture of the shampoo since I don't own anything like it.  It is a thick, almost cold porridge that has set consistency that you need to scoop out of the container.  I usually take about a tablespoon's worth of product and spread it into the palms of my hands.  I then rub it into my hair and onto my scalp, where it lathers so quickly and thickly.  It gives a huge amount of rich lather that I love, to me, the more suds, the better :)  I then start to rinse it out.  And this is where the slight problem starts.

The shredded coconut that runs through the entire product is an absolute pain to rinse out.  I have long hair, so when I think it's all gone, I take a handful of the ends of my hair, only to find a bunch of coconut tormenting me.  I found that the hotter the water, the more the coconut seemed to stick to my hair, so when I'm rinsing, I try to use lukewarm water, which seems to do the trick. 

It has a coconutty-vanilla smell that is ok, I can't put my finger on what I like/dislike about the smell, other than saying it's ok.  It leaves my hair lovely and soft and others have said they like the smell of my hair afterwards.  It is a conditioning shampoo, so I don't usually use a separate conditioner after washing my hair.

I don't think I use it often enough to see if it makes any difference to my hair.  The thought of fighting with the coconut to get it out of my hair overshadows the want for me to use it frequently.

Has anyone with curly hair tried this and if so, let us know how you got on :)

1 comment

  1. I have Curly hair and I've bought this product about one month ago, its a bit pricey for a shampoo to be honest but its natural even though it contain sulfates....

    Anyway, I like it very much it defines my curly and I don't need to condition my hair because its moisturizing enough. Also, it leaves my hair smelling really good I'm always smelling my hair at the class and my classmates look at me as if I'm a weirdo. haha =D

    I don't get rid of the coconut chunks because they fall by themselves once my hair is dry. but that does bot mean that I don't mind them, I actually do, and I hope that lush makes the same shampoo without these chunks.

    Thank you <3


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