If you have read some of my previous post you may know that I use the vegan and cruelty free Lush Henna to dye my hair. I have really dark brown hair and Henna adds a slight redness which in turn adds shine and creates an amazing colour. It is also a really deep conditioner. The only thing is that it does take a considerable amount of time if you want to do it properly as you need to keep the Henna on for a minimum of 2 hours but really up to 3 or 4 if you can for an intense colour and condition.
Sometimes that is fine and I can sit with my hair covered in clay and cling film for a few hours. Sometimes I need to cover my roots quickly, for those times I tend to turn to more traditional, quicker dyes that do tend to then dry out my hair. They are still vegan and cruelty free so kind to the animals but not kind to my hair. So to right my wrongs and help my poor dry hair I need a hair savior.
I have been testing out the vegan and cruelty free H’Suan Wen Hua hair treatment from Lush. This treatment is named after the god of hair so that should give you your initial indication of how good this is. It has some amazing ingredients including fresh bay leaf, watercress, avocado, banana, balsamic vinegar, olive oil, rosemary oil, cinnamon leaf oil and silken tofu. To be honest it sounds like the start of a meal.
I have this as a hair treatment for dry hair and while things like the aquafaba (this is basically the leftover liquid from a tin of chickpeas) and the bananas do an amazing job there it actually has some really good benefits for your scalp including the anti microbial rosemary oil. Rosemary oil is really good for hair growth, it has anti inflammatory properties, promotes nerve growth and improves circulation. These benefits in turn all prevent hair follicles from drying up and drying which in turn leads to hair loss.
To use this treatment you put this on your hair all over for 20 minutes before you get in the shower. For me I always just leave treatments for as long as possible and I massage it in to make sure I have all of my hair and scalp covered. Then you just shampoo and condition as normal. I got the 225g tub and it cost £15, I have really long hair and although it is thin I do have quite a lot of it so I think I will get 3 treatments out of this. It works out at £5 per treatment which is amazing value for money if you compare to other high street brands. Without wishing to be completely cliche this is salon quality for high street prices.
This treatment does have quite a strong smell which I think it the balsamic vinegar, rosemary and a slight citrus element. Its not an overpowering fragrance just strong enough to last after the first shampoo.
This treatment left my hair soft, shiny and feeling smooth and fresh. One of the tests for damaged hair is the flexibility test. When you pull your hair how much does it stretch? My hair feels much stronger after using this and less stretchy. It is also not too heavy on the hair. As I said my hair is quite think although I have a lot of it and so have to be a little careful it doesn’t get weighed down and become greasy with product build up, I didn’t get that at all with this product.
All in all I would 100% recommend this product, its a really good quality hair treatment with for me noticeable difference. Its good value for money as well as being vegan and cruelty free. That is a lot of ticks in my box.
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