I went to the Lush on Newbury Street over the weekend, and promised myself that I'd only spend $15 there. Well, I spent a touch over that with tax, but this product was essentially in my price range. It's one of the fresh products that has to be kept in the fridge, which is something I've never purchased before. I was a little worried about buying it because I knew I was going to spend a couple of hours out and about, but was reassured that it wouldn't spoil. It appears to be totally fine, which is lovely.
The product smells absolutely amazing, if you like henna, eucalyptus, and generally "earthy" smells". If you don't, this product is probably the most choking, horrible scent ever. Since I love woodsy smells, this product is like heaven. It's chock-full of good things for your hair, with its primary ingredient being Irish moss. It's also got almond oil, jojoba oil, and red henna in it. I am going to try using it once a week and seeing if there are any significant benefits.
I went through a bit of an adventure using this product. The texture is somewhere between cream and gel- it's very strange. It says it's a scalp and hair mask, so I started by applying the product to the ends of my hair. I quickly realised that it's rather gooey, and started applying to my scalp. Eventually I ended up with a large poof of hair in-between the two areas I had applied the product too... it was rather silly. When I use this product again, I will start at my scalp and work down.
After waiting twenty minutes and showering it out, I did notice that my hair felt incredibly soft. It's really shiny right now with no products in it, and I suspect if I added a bit of oil it would be very smooth. The scent is much lighter, and simply wonderful. I'm not sure if it has done anything for my scalp, but that's something to find out later. My hair feels very light and clean.
I really like this product so far! The pot seems like it will last me 3 or 4 applications, however, it doesn't last forever so I might use more next time. It's not cheap, so I'll have to carefully considering repurchasing.