Oh how I have truly missed waffling on about beauty products. However, I'm just going to gloss over my blogging absence and get back into it with a rave/review for my latest hair care obsession. And it's from Lush.
Now I need to preface this by saying that Lush conditioners do absolutely naff all for my hair - I've never found one that made a positive impact. Perhaps because of that I had semi-written off the shampoo offering - Big aside - as not being capable of meeting my dry-as-a-thatched-roof hair's needs.
You know what's coming next right? Yes, hands up in resignation, I was wrong. So very wrong.
Over the last month, ever since the departure of my hair extensions (RIP), I have been doing a little experimentation. First I revisited Big and the salty texture lifted and added much welcome volume. Then I tried Rehab which magically cleansed my hair of all build up while still leaving it soft and shiny and then, well then I met Jersey Bounce.
To summarise, if I was a young person I would refer to this as BAE.
Formula-wise it's an interesting hybrid between Big - with the salty granules - and a conventional shampoo. If directly compared to Big I would say it's "wetter", easier to lather and comes with slightly finer granules.
Now experience-wise it's definitely a shampoo of the cleansing variety and one therefore that you will have to avoid using every day for fear of moisture stripping but the combination of lemon juice, sea salt and olive oil give hair a shine, bounce and softness that is hard to come by. You still need, without question, to equip yourself with a decent conditioner but such is the impact on my hair that I no longer rely on my Oribe Maximiser for a bit of blow-dry volume - this shampoo pretty much does it all. This is a miracle.
Top: Topshop / Jeans: ASOS / Shoes: Converse (this colour is sold out but similar here - Link!) / Necklaces: Estella Bartlett (for the smiley face necklace - got it for about £18) and a Gorjana lariat that was majorly reduced in the ASOS sale!
This is such a surprise to me because a) as mentioned earlier I was sceptical of Lush's shampoo offering and b) I have always viewed shampoo as a bit of a generic product where the difference between a £3 and a £30 was minimal. Well now, I'm not so sure.
Next I definitely want to properly look at the conditioners and see if there is anything I have crucially missed. I am actually planning on a trip to Dubai Mall tomorrow to stock up on Rose Bombshell (AMAZING) bath bombs, so if you think that I have been a total fool and missed a vital hair restorer then do let me know!
Aaaah so good to be back! :)