Review // Lush Retread Hair Conditioner

I was told categorically to not buy Retread because it smells horrific. After giving it a good sniff in store, I couldn't work out why at all! It's quite a heavy musky violet fragrance but not an unpleasant one by any means.
Retread Hair Conditioner review

The packaging is as you'd expect from Lush- a robust black pot that you can include in their recycle for a face mask scheme. However, I do think it's too small a pot. This size (245g) will only last me three or four washes. Admittedly, I have very long hair but I do think it should be sold in a variety of sizes.

Consistency of Lush Retread Conditioner
Retread is designed as a heavy conditioner so it's quite a rich cream, although I found I had to use a lot of product to cover my hair. Once on, it definitely feels moisturising, almost like a hair mask.


My natural hair is super curly and this conditioner worked really well to tame the frizz. It made my curls look smooth and somewhat elegant (proof here). I felt like a Disney Princess and, in fact, felt confident enough to go to London the next day with my hair au naturel, which is a big deal!
Review of Lush Conditioner
All in all, I love Retread but I just wish there was more product in the pot! I'll have to see if they sell a big pot in Oxford Street.

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  1. I fucking love Retread. I actually like the smell too. Come at me!

  2. I've never heard of this before, but I've been looking for a frizz fighting conditioner for a while so I must give it a try one day soon! I didn't know Lush had that pot recycling scheme, that's a great idea!

  3. I was really on the fence of buying this- like you I worried the pot was a little too small.Plus I was unsure of the smell and couldn't decide if I liked or hated the violet smell.

  4. I definitely need to buy this, I have naturally curly hair too and I can't remember the last time I left the house without putting heat on it! Great review :)

  5. I loved the smell of this but for me it just made my hair super greasy and limp :(

  6. This sounds pretty amazing - however the pot does look quite small considering I've got quite thick hair!!

    Rachel |

  7. Oh your hair looked amazing. Wondering if it can tame by messy hair to. Need to give it a try once I got some money. Thanks for the review. /love Ida

  8. This is one I dont think Ive tried! With ALL of the curls I must give it a shot :) Your curls look gorgeous!


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