Lush Tangled Hot Hair Oil - mo'adore: cruelty-free beauty ∙ vegan food ∙ glasgow/dundee lifestyle

11 February 2016

Lush Tangled Hot Hair Oil

lush tangled hair oil

Hot hair oil is one of those products I've purchased only occasionally. I had read back in my teenage years that they were better for us people with oily hair, rather than a rich conditioning hair mask, but I just never grew to them. Last Christmas I received the standard present of a Lush gift voucher and while perusing the store I used it as an excuse to purchase something I maybe wouldn't feel as comfortable spending my own money on: the Lush Tangled Hair Oil

The products itself is purchased as a solid block attached to an end of stick, which you're meant to melt with hot water (which is trickier than it sounds). The primary ingredients are rosewood and ylang ylang, though olive oil, jojoba oil, and rosewood oil all make an appearance. This combination of ingredients create a nice natural and gentle smell which, if you have been reading my blog for a while, you will know makes a product right up my street.

Preparation & Application

lush hair oil instructions

In order to prep the product for the hair, you fill a bowl (or an empty Lush pot) with a tiny bit of hot water and start to stir the block in. This should dissolve the block into a oily treatment. Honestly, this is slightly easier said than done. The instructions say 5 minutes but I was definitely there for maybe 15 minutes and even when I was finished it hadn't dissolved as smoothly as the professional videos on the Lush website. Maybe it was me; perhaps I need to go through the staff training but it certainly didn't look that appealing. Application wise it went through my hair smoothly and didn't drip ridiculous amounts while I was waiting for the treatment to work. 

Rinsing out the product was another area where I ran into a bit of a road block. I found that it took forever to rinse out and I kept finding little oily patches of it in my hair later. Once I blow-dried my hair, my tresses had that horrible and tacky 'full of product' feel to them, a feeling I actually hate (I use very few styling products because if it). I even looked in the mirror at work and spotted white clumps of the product where my parting is! 

The Results

To balance out some of the negative points I've mentioned about this product, I'll finish off by saying that the results were gorgeous. After finally getting all the residue out, my hair was in noticeably beautiful condition for about a week and a half. I'm not too sure if I'll re-purchase however as, even though the results were perfect, I just feel the faff I had with the application isn't quite worth it and I'm sure better has to be out there (and being a Lushie it takes a lot for me to say I wouldn't buy something from their range again). 

Round-Up

Pros: Fantastic results, nice gentle smell
Cons: Application took forever, leaves residue
Ingredients: Cetearyl Alcohol & Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Cationic Guar Gum, Sodium Bicarbonate, Organic Jojoba Oil, Citric Acid, Perfume, Orange Flower Absolute, Rosewood Oil, Ylang Ylang Oil, Benzyl Benzoate, Benzyl Alcohol, Amyl Cinnamal, Benzyl Salicylate, Eugenol, Farnesol, Geraniol. Isoeugenol, Limonene and Linalool


2 comments :

  1. I'm so glad you posted this; I really miss hot oil type treatments and was poised to buy one of these in Lush the other day! Do you have any recommendations for great vegan hair conditioning treatments? I pretty much just use Superdrug coconut oil stuff at the moment :)

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  2. I have very thick hair and it was a nightmare trying to rinse out pieces from their coconut shampoo so I'll give this a miss. The easiest way to condition hair is to apply a little oil (and kind except cooking oil!) to hair before shampooing, then condition, then either apply a tiny bit more oil or fill a spray bottle with oil and water and mist onto your hair from a distance :o)

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