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Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Lush Roots Hair Treatment & No Drought Dry Shampoo

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How has it been a whole week since my last post? Last week was a bit crazy and that craziness has seeped into this week as well, as craziness tends to do. But, so is life. Anyway in the craziness that was my week (how many times can I use the word craziness in one paragraph?) I did sneak some new Lush hair products into my routine in the form of Lush Roots Hair Treatment and No Drought Dry Shampoo and have been having some seriously great hair days as a result!

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I've had three different hair lengths in the past few months- very long, just past shoulders, and just shorter than shoulders- but my main concern, at any length, is always volume. When it was long, it was mainly because the added length weighed down my already fine textured hair, but even when it's shorter, I'm all about volume, especially at the root (see what I did there?) Roots Hair Treatment sounded like something too good too pass up, as it's a scalp and hair treatment designed revitalize roots and scalp. Why do you want to revitalize your scalp? Because a healthy scalp is home to healthy hair. Makes perfect sense right?

Roots is formulated with a whole lotta mint- mint infusion and mint oils- to stimulate the scalp and olive oil and honey to condition hair. The treatment applies like a mask, as you slather it on and leave it for 5-10 minutes before shampooing out. It has a really nice minty scent, and feels nice on the scalp- a little tingly!- while it's doing it's thing. I love that it only needs a few minutes, as you can easily pop it on in the morning before your shower. I took the time to do a deep cleansing face mask at the same time, and by the time it was done, Roots was ready to wash off as well. The product washes off super easily with shampoo and doesn't leave any sort of 'feel' on hair.

So, does it work? I'd like to think so. I found that once my hair air dried- Lush suggests air drying hair after use- my hair did feel really good- better than if I had just shampooed normally. I didn't use conditioner after the treatment, and found my hair was completely soft and didn't need it. My hair felt full and thick, and my scalp felt fresh and somehow cleaner. It's an odd feeling to describe, but a great one too feel. I found my hair stayed cleaner longer after using this too- especially at the roots- which is awesome as I have a high maintenance colour and wash my hair as little as possible.

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Speaking of that high maintenance colour, a dye fiends' best friend is undoubtedly dry shampoo. Of course everyone can get in on the dry shampoo lovin', but it is especially helpful if you're trying to make a color last. That said, I did have my doubts about Lush No Drought Dry Shampoo, as it's loose, white and seemed like it had the potential to leave bothy my person and my dark hair an ashy mess. My fears were totally not necessary though, as I didn't find this to apply all that badly nor did it leave an obvious white cast on my hair. To apply, I squeezed a bit of powder onto my hands a rubbed it into the roots. I left it on while I did my makeup, and my the time I brushed it out, I found it pretty much disappeared.

The dry shampoo did a great job on my second day hair- although it really wasn't too oily- and gave a good deal of volume and a semi-matte texture. I did find that on day three, my hair was still really clean- even without using more- and was able to another day, which really impressed me as I almost never go three days without re-washing. Good stuff indeed! Oh, and the scent! This has the best, fresh grapefruit scent- so good! I didn't really notice much of the scent in my hair after using this, but it was a refreshing change compared to the chemical scents you get with spray on options.

Overall, these are two Lush products I will be replacing. I was quite impressed with both and will for sure be breaking up with a few of my current dry shampoo favourites. No Drought does come in a much larger bottle, but I was amazed at how little you need to get the job done, so the small bottle is definitely worth trying if you're curious about it. Tried either of these? Thoughts?