Lush’s “R&B” hair moisturizer is great for hair that needs a little extra conditioning, but can be very heavy on fine hair. I prefer to use it soon after getting out of the shower, while my hair is still damp, and before blow-drying. I start at the ends of my hair, where it’s the driest, and work my way up to the middle. Overall, it’s a great extra boost for those dry ends that take a beating from heat styling, but I have to be very careful not to use too much!
Since this hair moisturizer is packaged in one of the classic Lush pots, I am easily able to decide just how much I want to use. It has a pretty thick, creamy consistency, which makes it easy not to take too much, and keeps it from moving around too much in the pot or sticking to the sides/lid if it gets tipped over in storage. Plus, I can reuse the pot when it’s empty or use it to redeem a Fresh Face Mask in Lush’s “5 clean, empty pots for a Free Fresh Face Mask” deal!
The packaging makes it easy to choose exactly how much I want, but the product is so thick that it does make it difficult to spread around evenly. I often end up with too much product in one spot, and using too much weighs my hair down severely. It takes several hours for the product to dissipate from areas that are too heavily coated. I’ve found the best way to apply it is when my hair is still damp and before blow-drying; That way it’s more evenly distributed and heavier sections are dried out rapidly.
Daily Longevity (How many hours will this product be effective?)
Using this product lasts me at least a full 24 hours, and often until my next wash, which can be 2-3 days later. My hair is noticeably dryer on the second day, but not usually enough to warrant reapplication.
Product Longevity (How many uses will this product last?)
I use a dollop about the size of a marble, sometimes a bit more if I find my hair particularly in need of moisture. I focus it on the very ends and work it up to the middle, so I don’t use it on my whole head or I would need a bit more. I have very long and thick hair, albeit fine, and this product has lasted me well past the expiration date with fairly regular use (at least a few times a week).
This hair moisturizer costs $22.95 for a 3.5oz pot, which is more than a lot of drugstore leave-in conditioners. I do find, however, that with the quality ingredients and longevity, it’s worth the extra cash.
This product has a pale yellow hue that doesn’t transfer when well-worked into hair, making it ideal for many different shades.
I’m not usually a big fan of jasmine, so the smell of this definitely took some getting used to. It’s a pretty heavy floral scent with both jasmine and orange blossom, but the more I started to wear it, the more I fell in love! I get compliments on it quite often, and I love how fresh and clean it makes me feel. I do suggest giving it a try in person first, though.
Who is this product for? What are its best uses?
Anyone needing a little boost of moisture in their hair can use this product, but it’s geared toward those with thick, curly hair, especially African-American hair. It’s too heavy for me to use daily, but it’s a great post-wash boost for my dry ends!
Another thing to keep in mind when considering this product is that Lush has a firm base in ethics. Recycled packaging, a recycling program, no animal testing, fair-trade and high quality natural ingredients, and fresh, handmade products make spending a few extra bucks seem not so bad.
This is a great product for thick, curly, dry hair that needs some taming, or anyone who needs a little hair therapy for particularly dry locks. Just remember, a little goes a long way!