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Review: Lush Fairly Traded Honey Shampoo and American Cream Conditioner


I'm a big advocate for minimal washing when it comes to hair. My hair is so dry that the longer I can go without washes, the better. All the natural oils help tame the frizz and keep it in good condition. Since I wash my hair fairly infrequently (about once a fortnight- I know that sounds disgusting but I promise it's not smelly or yukky!), I don't get through a whole lot of shampoo and conditioner and it has been John Frieda Frizz Ease for about 10 years now. When Cohorted sent me these Lush goodies, I was excited to break away from my Frizz Ease box and try something new for a change. 
Fairly Traded Honey Shampoo
Although the key ingredient here is, unsurprisingly enough, honey, there is also a strong note of rose. There are further floral oils with bergamot, geranium and neroli, and also beeswax. On application, the shampoo lathers really well and a little amount was enough to cover my whole head of very long hair. Afterwards, my hair was squeaky clean in every sense of the word: It literally squeaked when I ran my hands through it.

American Cream Conditioner
This conditioner smells incredible. With strawberry, vanilla and lavender oil, it has a real warm, smoothie-fresh fragrance. The consistency is thick and creamy, but I did have to use a lot of product in order to cover my hair. I know it's long, so this probably isn't a problem for most people, but it also didn't apply particularly evenly. Afterwards, my hair didn't feel especially smooth or nourished. It's a real shame as the scent is so lovely, but I don't think I'll be buying it myself. 

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  1. I love Lush, so I'm always looking for reviews of their products. It's a shame about the conditioner though! My hair isn't as long as yours but I have issues with even application as well. I'll check out the shampoo some time if I ever get the cash.
    www.natillie.com

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    1. I'm fussy about shampoo and conditioner too so it's a real shame.

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  2. I can't believe it when people wash their hair everyday and then damage it with hairdryers and straighteners, it's so misguided to be told that hair is dirty after 2 days. If I had dry hair I would wash it less too, as it is, my oily hair will last 3 days before I have to wash it and with the rinse I make for it, will last 4 days

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    1. I'm very lucky because, although I have to straighten my hair, it stays straight until I wash it so I don't need to use the straighteners too often.

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  3. Eh, I find Lush's products to be a bit overrated. I also have dry hair, and I thought the shampoo bars (especially the coconut one) would be rather more awesome than they actually were - left my hair very squeaky indeed! :( Conditioner only (CO) washing and that new Herbal Essences 0% shampoo have been great for my fine, dry hair, maybe you could look into them?

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    1. I'll look into that! Thanks for the tip :)

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  4. I've never tried Lush shampoos, but I've tried similar body shop ones and they didn't agree with me! Impressed that you can go 2 weeks without washing! I try to do it as little as possible - once a week if I haven't much going on but 2 usually xD

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    1. It's a relief to hear from other people who don't wash their hair every other day!

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  5. Oh to be able to wash my hair only once a fortnight! I'm lucky if I can get two days out of mine and occasionally it gets to the point where it won't last a day. I also hate dry shampoo, which is far from ideal!

    Becky @ The Little Blog of Beauty

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    1. Oh no! Rich has this problem too (living with a long-haired man leads to more hair-related discussions than you'd expect!)

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  6. fairly traded honey is my favourite! xx

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