I've spent many a year trying to find the perfect shampoo, conditioner and hair products for my hair as it gets very dry and brittle. So I ventured into Lush and I decided to try the Curly Wurly coconut shampoo. On paper it has everything in it I need to keep my hair nourished. The appearance of the shampoo is kind of like a very thick rice pudding, however I ignored this and focused on the ingredients and the wonderful smell.
So when I got home I decided to hop straight into the shower to give it a go and I immediately found that there were a couple of problems. The first was that whilst being in the shower I found it incredibly difficult to create a nice lather without the water washing it away, and the second problem was the desiccated coconut, it was incredibly difficult to wash out as I have very tight curls. So the following morning I decided to give it another try, but this time I decided to work up a lather before getting into the shower. I did this by filling the sink with some warm water and scooping a reasonably large sized handful of the shampoo and working up the lather that way. It worked brilliantly. So I got into the shower and worked it into my hair. I noticed this time round that my hair felt really clean, almost squeaking which I know most people don't like but as I have to use oils in my hair to stop it from drying out I love that really squeaky clean feeling after washing it.
After rinsing it out I found that there was still the issue of the remaining pieces of coconut that needed removing. So I decided to condition my hair using quite a large amount of conditioner I then ran a wide tooth comb through my hair and found that this increased the ease at which I could remove the coconut to my relief.
Unfortunately once I'd dried my hair I didn't really notice any benefits to my hair, if anything my ends still felt very dry and brittle which was disappointing.
Though I love the size of the pots, they're priced quite high for what they are. I just hope it lasts well for the money I've spent on it. I think it's brilliant that when you take 5 empty full sized pots to be recycled the lovely people at Lush give you a fresh face mask completely free.
I was a little put off by the look of this one as it isn't the most lovely looking concoction, rather a yukky colour with lumpy bits in it, a bit like porrridge I suppose.
I loved the strong real coconut smell but it did feel a bit weird too as I scooped it out, very strange lumpy bits in it. This one is also strange in that like 'Big' shampoo, you need to use lots of water to create any lather and it did feel very odd rubbing in something with lumps in it into my hair. You need quite a big lump of shampoo and lots of water to create any lather at all.
Also in this shampoo with the coconut bits we have lots of really rich ingredients such as shea butter, cocao butter, jojoba oil, avocado butter and olive oil. All of these you would be more likely to find in a body moisturiser than a hair shampoo I would have thought and I was slightly concerned that I would end up with lanky heavy greasy hair.
I was also slightly off put by seeing that egg is included along with a linseed infusion. I know egg is supposed to be good for you hair but I hate eggs especially raw ones so I tried not to think of that too much.
Fresh papaya and lemon juice are in there as they help to make hair shine. Also there are essential oils such as vetiver oil vanilla absolute and benzoin resinoid all of which combine with the coconut to create the scent of this shampoo which I love.
I find that it lathers reasonably well, a bit slowly to start with but once I work it in then it brings out a pretty good lather. It isn't a really thick lather but feels like my hair is nice and clean after I use it. I can smell the shampoo a lot as I use the shampoo but once I have rinsed it out and conditioned my hair the smell doesn't linger as it tends to smell more of whatever conditioner I use.
After using this shampoo I condition and dry my hair as always and it does feels nice and clean but also not in any way heavy. Sometimes if I use a very rich shampoo or conditioner my hair can feel quite heavy; one way to make it less frizzy I suppose is to weigh the hair down but I am not keen on that feeling.
My hair usually lasts at least two days without washing, it would probably last longer if I didn't sleep on it and make it stick up in funny directions. Rather than fighting it with a straightener I wash it and this lightens it in weight as well as it seems to get stiffer after a day or so. My hair is really very think and quite course so it needs very careful handling to look reasonable. This shampoo is one I buy again if it was a reasonable cost but it isn't cheap and there are many others that do the job just as well.
i tried this and loved the cocanut smell
it has lots of desicated cocanut in it which washes out easily leaving your hair smelling lovely.
i didnt notice anything different to my hairs condition but it is a pleasent shampoo and last for ageeesssss.
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