Saturday, 23 April 2016

Damaged Hot Oil Treatment, Lush - Review & 5 Step Guide

Damaged Hot Oil Treatment, Lush
Damaged Hot Oil Treatment, Lush
I have read a lot of hit and miss reviews of the new hair oils released by Lush so knew I had to make an opinion of my own. I picked up a Damaged treatment as I always seem to end up with split-ends. There is also Tangled for knotty hair and Kinky for frizzy hair.

I love the quirky fun design. Based on those chocolates on sticks that you stir into milk to make hot chocolate, the idea of this is to stir it into hot water to form a cream to smother onto your hair.

How to use:
Damaged Hot Oil Treatment, Lush

1. Despite it's small size, don't be fooled. Break it in half. Half will make enough to cover a standard head of long hair and if it doesn't, just break off a bit more. Better to keep having to add than making too much and wasting it.

2. Place into an old pot and gradually add hot water. Old Lush pots are ideal for this.
Stir in an old Lush pot
Stir in an old Lush pot
3. Stir until you have a creamy, gel like consistency. Add more water if necessary.
Oops. Almost forgot to break in half!
Oops. Almost forgot to break in half!
Creamy consistency and ready to apply!
Creamy consistency and ready to apply!
4. Apply to your hair and massage into your scalp. Sit back and relax for at least 20 minutes to let the ingredients work their magic.

5. Thoroughly shampoo and rinse at least twice. Condition if you like and style as normal.


I cannot stress enough how thoroughly you need to rinse your hair. After my first attempt of what I deemed 'thorough', the sides of my hair were still incredibly oily after I had dried my hair that I had to wash my hair again! Very annoying!

A couple of weeks later when I used the second half of my Damaged, I actually shampooed my hair 3 times. Yes, that may be a little overboard and probably not necessary but I really didn't want to go through all the hassle of washing and drying my hair only to do it again straight away.

I really liked the subtle scent that was left in my hair of vanilla with a fresh mix of olives and avocados. These nourising oils left my hair amazingly smooth and shiny, lasting for a good few days. For the price I paid, I was quite disappointed with Damaged overall. I did get two uses out of it so it worked out at £3.25 a pop. I think next time I will stick with my regular hair oil which doesn't require so much effort to wash out and works out cheaper for me. 
I would possibly try Tangled in the future just to see if it makes a difference. As I mentioned, I love the fun designs so that would also tempt me to try another as a luxury treat in the future.

Have you tried any hair oils by Lush? What is yours favourite hair treatment?

Helen x 


8 comments:

  1. I haven't seen these before - they look great, it's just a shame they are a hassle to wash out. I definitely don't have time for all that rinsing!

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    1. You just need to take extra time in the shower and very, very thoroughly ruffle your hair when you rinse.

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  2. I totally agree with not washing treatments out, its so annoying to have to go back and do it again. I would have loved this when I had long hair and it really needed lots of care.

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    1. Even short hair deserves an occasional treat. I will be getting my golden locks cut off soon but will be using my cheaper, preferred hair oil.

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  3. This has been such a helpful read! I'm considering bleaching my hair but I'm worried about the damage it might cause, so I'll definitely keep this product in mind for if I go through with it! :) x

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    1. Oh yes. Hair oils are perfect for chemically treated hair. Gives it a bit of nourishment.

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  4. I haven't seen these before but my mum used to use hair oils from John frida I think and they seemed to work really well! The smell seems to me like something I'd really like as I'm a major fan of vanilla but I think I'll give this a miss! x

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    1. Superdrug do some fantastic ones you might want to give a go.

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