I recently had a bit of a hair dye disaster. I wanted to go from a medium brunette to auburn, without bleaching my hair. I bought a box of Colourless Hair, which claims to strip hair colour without the use of bleach. I was a little sceptical, and although there was a little difference, my hair was more or less just a lighter brown after using it. I then went on and dyed my hair anyway, and basically ended up with bright ginger sideburns and brown hair. Not great, right? I decided to give up and go back to brown, so went ahead and dyed my hair back. I was back to a nice colour, but my hair had taken a beating and was now a lot drier and stiffer. Whenever I have a hair or skin related issue, I always go to Lush to see if they have any products that could help. Looking on their hair treatments section, I came across some new hot oil treatments.
The concept is simple; the treatment starts off as a solid bar on a stick, which you dissolve in boiling water until it forms a thick paste/gel, and then after waiting for it to cool you apply it to your hair and leave it for approximately 15-20 minutes (or until your hair becomes stiff) and then finally you risen it off and when your hair dries it will be nicely rejuvenated.
The instructions are printed in icon-form on the stick; but are also available on the website if you need extra help. I love how Lush always come up with creative ways of reducing packaging for their products, so I personally loved the little stick icons!
I decided to buy Lush’s Damaged treatment, which is specifically designed to condition and fix coloured hair that’s lost its silky texture. I decided to mix my hair treatments in a small Lush product pot that I had spare, so that it would be easier to apply/scoop or if the tub. The little small bar dissolved really quickly after adding the water, and only took five minutes to cool down so I could use it.
I followed the instructions carefully, and left it on my hair for as long as possible in the hopes it would have the maximum effect. It’s important to note that this stuff doesn’t look cute when you put it on your hair at all, and will go really dry after about five minutes. Don’t worry though, that just means it’s working it’s Lush magic. My only problem with this hair treatment is that it’s really hard to actually rinse out of your hair. I recommend rinsing for as long as possible, as the first time I tried to wash it out my hair was really waxy and still had small flakes of the product left in it.
Once my hair was dry, I immediately noticed a distinct difference in the appearance and texture; it was a lot thicker, smoother and a lot less tangled. My hair still isn’t the perfect colour, so it’s likely I’ll end up dying it darker again in the future to cover some of the areas that have stayed light, but I’m pleased to know Lush had a good hair treatment available to keep my hair nicely conditioned and natural feeling.
For just £6.50, my hair was given a kickstart and felt fresh and new all over again; I can’t comment on every hair treatment available but the one I used was well worth every penny I spent on it! What are your top tips for keeping your hair feeling luscious? Leave me a comment and let me know! Don’t forget to follow me on Twitter, Instagram and like my Facebook page to be the first to know when I post!