Saturday, April 20, 2013

Lush ROOTS Review

If you watch beauty "gurus" on YouTube, you probably have noticed they all seem to have a fascination with the handmade cosmetics company, Lush.  Lush is known for making all natural, handmade bath, body and hair products including their famous bath bombs (which yes, I indulged in this past weekend. It turned the water urine yellow, but smelled amazeballs).  But many of these products will come at a fairly high price, especially for a drugstore-prone girl like myself.
I went to the Lush store in Atlanta for the first time over Easter weekend. First of all, I was a bit lot turned off by the overly-pushy sales man in the cute red scarf and faux-hawk who kept grabbing my hand and lathering it down with this and that while dumping various lip scrubs in my hand. This all happened before I could comprehend what was going on and tell him he was invading my bubble and in serious trouble of losing feeling in a very particular man part. By the time I left I was overwhelmingly scented and my arms were very...dare I say it?...moist (cringe).

But back to the review...

As I've mentioned in previous posts, I have thin, fine hair. I am constantly searching for great products that will help a girl out in the hair care department. This is why I was so excited when I saw that Lush carried a hair treatment called "Roots" specifically for thin, fine hair. The 8.4 oz pot will run you $19.95, compare to my beloved and splurge-worthy Macadamia Deep Repair Hair Masque that is 8.5 oz for about $20 on Amazon.

From what I've read online and on their own website, and from what other bloggers have said, this product will make your scalp tingle as it gives a cooling sensation, resulting in silky soft, voluminous locks.

The first two times I used this, I thought I needed my head checked because I did not have those results. I will say that I did NOT sit there like a goon and massage my scalp for the full 15-20 minute time frame though the directions said to, but I did massage it a bit and leave it in there that long. After I combed the product completely through my hair from root to tip, I was anxiously awaiting the so-called "cooling, tingling sensation" when I put my head under the water...but it never came. 

After I rinsed, dried and styled my hair, I didn't feel like it was any softer than after my normal shampoo/condition routine. As the day progressed, I felt my hair was much more...I can't describe it well...piecey than usual? Do you know what I mean guys? I had to brush it MUCH more often than normal to make sure it didn't look like the hair of an 8 year old who has been on the playground all day (kid hair bugs me. I always want to take a brush to it). It wasn't soft and silky at all and I was muy sad. 

BUT ALAS! The 3rd time is the charm. I decided to give this hair treatment ONE more shot and actually follow the directions to a T. So Friday night I stood in my bathroom, yes like a goon, for 15-20 minutes massaging my scalp and likely giving myself some form of carpal tunnel. It wasn't until the last 5 minutes that I finally started to feel a slight tingling sensation happening up there. It wasn't very strong, but it was there! After I rinsed, shampoo'd, conditioned, dried and straightened my hair, it was like the hallelujah choir was singing around me. SO SILKY! SO SMOOTH! I didn't even use any other products in my hair other than my normal shampoo and conditioner. Suddenly something clicked and I am now hooked. I love this product!

I can feel it working! Almost time to rinse!

Excuse my no-makeup face!

My final thoughts are that although I really love Roots, it is not a product I will be using too often simply because it takes a lot of time. With my Macadamia Deep Repair Masque, I can put it in my hair and do other things for the 5-7 minutes it needs to do it's thang. When using Roots, I need to have 20 minutes available to just sit around while I massage myself. I can see myself using this once every other week, alternating with the Macadamia treatment. I'm perfectly okay with this too, since both products are expensive and this will help them last longer.

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