A look into beauty, that doesn't harm our furry friends
I feel like I’ve been shyin’ away from hair products, so let’s dive into one of Lush’s hair treatments, H’suan Wen Hua.
From Lush’s site: “Super nutrition for strung out tresses
This is our intensely moisturizing treatment for truly unruly hair. You don’t have to know how to pronounce it, just massage it into scalp and mane and let it go to work for 20-30 minutes before shampooing and conditioning. It’s our version of a fresh face mask for the hair, with softening and moisturizing mashed bananas, avocados and olive oil, shine-enhancing balsamic vinegar and fresh eggs. Treat dull, damaged and dry hair right; feed it H’suan Wen Hua and bring it back to life.”
I got this sample from a haul I did a little while back, and I’ve been keeping it on the back burner for sooooo SOO long. It was a sample I didn’t ask for, but was “surprised” with when I checked out at the register. The reason why I haven’t been soo enthused to try it is because the smell. First time I took a wiff of it, it literally made me take a few steps back from it. I was keen on the idea of the product, adding moisture without an oily feeling, but NOT the smell. But for the sake of not wasting product and adding another entry to Sample Sundays, I reached for my little black pot and dug on in.
I have medium-long hair, so just this small amount wasn’t going to come close to covering my entire head. Still, I was able to coat my ends and maybe 1/5th of the way up. (Keep in mind, for the original sized product, you’ll probably only get 3-5 uses out of it, depending on your hair length) I’ve been having more problems with my dry ends, and have been experimenting with Lush’s R&B and a variety of oils, but just haven’t found my holy grail product yet. Hoping this would come to the rescue, I applied, waited 30 minutes, and jumped in the shower. Just a side note- the smell didn’t seem at ALL unpleasant this time. If anything, it smelled more like chai this time compared to what I first remembered being utterly yuck. I love chai, so I went from “hell no” to “oo lemme sniff this some more”. Go figure.
H’suan Wen Hua ( gonna refer to it as HWH) was really easy to rinse out as soon as I stepped into the shower. I used my normal shampoo and conditioner, lightly towel dried, combed through (I’ve been blessed with hair that never really tangles, huzzah!), and left my hair down to air dry. I couldn’t notice much as it was air drying, but once it DID dry, my ends really felt amazing! R&B and oils always have weighed my hair down, but HSH didn’t have that effect at all. The smell didn’t really linger, but I did only use a small amount. I’m pretty much in love with this stuff, and want to buy a full pot on my next Lush outing. The ONLY complaint I really have is with the ingredients- for a hair treatment that just sits in your hair, why does it have Sodium Lauryl Sulfate? I’ve been trying to cut out any SLS in my hair care, face care, ect, which has meant cutting ties with a lot of Lush products. *angry fist shake* Luuuussshhhhh! D:<
Regular size = 7.9 oz
US: $20.95 UK: £8.95 HK: $170
Bottom line: Blushing Biddies ….. downer! I did love the feel, but the SLS is a no-go for me D: Been SLS free for about 2 months… until now, DOH! LLLLUUUSSSHHHH!!!!! D:<