Hey guys! I currently on a long weekend break due to the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday and remembrance period. I hope no one forgets how much Dr King did to try and get us to where we are today, despite the ever growing chaos all around us.
But I will save that topic for later. In the meantime, I have a review for you and it’s on a product from a famous line called LUSH!
This is the Blousey shampoo. It is about $25.95 and can be found on the shop’s website or in a nearby LUSH store in your area. There’s a LUSH store at the St. Johns Town Center near my college campus that I currently frequent. *cue cries of joy*
Here’s what the product itself looks like inside:
I picked this up due to one of the employees suggesting this since I color and bleach my natural dry, kinky hair. It claims to be a gentle, creamy shampoo that moisturizes your hair with bananas, butters and other wholesome ingredients. I was ready to wash my hair with this and be stunned into silence with soft, buttery kinks afterwards.
What I WAS left with was severely dried out hair, knots, tangles and hair freeforming into locs due to lack of moisture. You could imagine my shock at a product like what I described doing the EXACT opposite of what it claimed! On top of that, this happened after only two washes too!
It’s almost as if my hair immediately shrieked at me upon slapping this stuff on, “EEEEEEKKKK! What is this monstrous concoction you have spread all over me?!” (Believe me, if my hair talked, it would have really said that!)
Unfortunately, that wasn’t the worst of it. It also severely STRIPPED OUT a large portion of my blue hair color, leaving it faded and blotchy all over. Luckily, I was starting to get a bit bored of the blue hair color and I generally have an indifferent look on color fading. Otherwise, if I was extremely uptight about hair color, this would have sent me into a panic.
It also has a weird, chemical smell to it. Maybe it’s the blend of oils used to make a perfume of sorts for it, but I’m not really a fan of it. Though I did read from other reviews that the stuff smelled horrible to others. . .
Anyway, this stuff was the wrong choice for my hair. If I simply wanted a rough shampoo to strip out hair color so I wouldn’t have to reach for the hair bleach, this would fit perfectly. But if you are looking for a moisturizing shampoo, I’m sorry to say but avoid this one (unless your hair LOVES bananas and yes this stuff does have a SULFATE in it! I reread the ingredients again and just noticed. . .).
I might keep it STRICTLY for stripping out hair color. Or I may return it back to the LUSH store. Who knows?