I have reviews of some (fairly) new Lush haircare products to share! These products are meant to quench thirsty, dry hair and add some weight.
I was so excited to use this hot oil treatment. I received the Kinky one, which was created for hydrating curly locks.
The hot oil treatment is a solid block of oils on a stick. To use, place in mug or heat proof bowl, gradually add boiling water and stir.
I found the process of melting the oil block quite a long and tedious one. It didn't help when the block broke off the wooden stick, as it made trying to melt it even harder.
A block made quite a large batch of treatment. It was enough for two treatments. Unfortunately, I wasn't able to use it again the following week - consistency wasn't right anymore - it ended up having the consistency of mucus, and I couldn't stand putting it in my hair.
The "Kinky" hot oil treatment contains olive oil, lanolin, and castor oil for nourishment and strengthening. Lush says it has a "fragrance of ylang ylang, rosewood and vetivert". The ylang ylang scent is quite strong, but I liked it.
Application was a bit messy. There were small white chunks of oil that didn't dissolve, and took a bit of effort to remove when washing off.
My hair felt nice and nourished after using this treatment, but it didn't last long (I wash my hair once every 3 days, and ends started feeling dry after day 2). Although, I can see this being too heavy and weighing down those with fine hair.
I'm not sure if I would repurchase this, due to the messy application and effort required to melt the oil block down.
If you want to try the hot oil treatment yourself, it retails for $9.95 each!