LUSH Blousey Shampoo leaves me feeling shirty…

Posted by Lipglossiping On October - 29 - 2012

I don’t have the easiest scalp in the world to please. It’s dry, much like my hair and this time of year is when it’s at its worst.  When the central-heating kicks in and the temperature drops a few degrees further, I know that I’m gonna be scratching like a hooker on pay day.  You know I’m still talking about my scalp…. right?  Just so we’re clear.

LUSH have recently released some new products into their haircare range and one of them is this interesting pot o’ banana-scented goop, going by the name of Blousey.  It’s aimed at people with coloured hair, those with locks that are susceptible to damage, dryness, and fading from frequent exposure to the chemicals found in hair colouring products.  That would describe the needs of my hair pretty well and I was keen to see if it would improve the general condition of my hair whilst preventing the dreaded colour-fade.

LUSH Blousey Shampoo

I don’t like any products destined for the shower to be housed in pots, I find the packaging an irritation.  Locating the driest spot in the shower, twisting open the lid and scooping out the correct amount of product?  Fine, but then… you’ve got product in one hand, the pot in the other, the lid clamped between your chin and neck – how the hell do you get the lid back on?!  All of this while you’ve got Niagara falls thundering on your back and you’re trying to stop about 7 litres of water per second from contaminating your product.  Just put in a damn bottle already.

LUSH Blousey Shampoo

The shampoo itself is a joy to use.  It’s rich and creamy, both feeling and smelling far more luxurious than your standard supermarket-fare brand of shampoo.  I wasn’t sure whether to put it in my hair or head to the kitchen to make banana bread with it, it’s that authentic in terms of banana-iness.  Delightful, if you like bananas.

LUSH Blousey shampoo didn’t leave my hair feeling as dry as some of the other shampoos I’ve tried from LUSH in the past and I feel that it made my colour quite vibrant post-washing, but it didn’t deliver the level of moisture that I was expecting, considering that this is, after all, its selling point.

Added to which, my scalp got pretty itchy within a fortnight of using it – not that I’m blaming the product for the itch at all, as I’ve said – I’m really prone at this time of year… but for such a supposedly deeply-moisturising product, I was hoping that it might offer a little relief whilst making my hair resemble spun silk and Blousey doesn’t do either.  It’s back to the ketoconazole for me for a week to bring it under control, which is a shame – because that stuff completely slays any colour I have on my hair.

LUSH Blousey Shampoo

Ultimately, if you like your bananas and a super-creamy hair-washing experience, LUSH Blousey has your name written all over it but if your needs for a deeply-moisturising product run less superficially, you might need to look elsewhere, for both your hair and your scalp’s sake.  Particularly when you take into consideration, the price.

LUSH Blousey is available to buy online at and instore, priced at £18 for 240g

Do you feel the itch from additional dryness this time of year?

* press sample

9 Responses to “LUSH Blousey Shampoo leaves me feeling shirty…”

  1. Jayne says:

    Interesting to see Lush are back on the blogger PR track. I’ve seen a lot of product reviews for Lush lately. I generally love their products but the brands politics drive me nuts, so I rarely shop there anymore. I worked there as a student and had so much fun, wish they would chill their boots on the political rants, I just want to buy pretty soap!

  2. Charlie says:

    Erm…. yours looks absolutely nothing like mine…. I could never hold my pot on its side it would pour out… classic lush quality control…

  3. Sonam says:

    this post describes by thoughts exactly (kinda scary… ^^) but I can totally relate with the scratching and also the stupid jars, life would be so much easier if everything came in squeeze or pump bottles!

  4. limesmoothie says:

    I used to be a Lush obsessive but the in your face politics and the ever increasing prices have driven me away. Is this seriously £18? For shampoo?

    And they discontinued all the greatest products, so that now you have to buy them online for premium prices. Grrr.

  5. Natalie says:

    Like Jayne I worked for Lush as a student but was driven away as a customer by rising prices and in your face politics.
    Does this shampoo contain SLS like all the other Lush shampoos? My scalp goes bananas with SLS, but take them out and my scalp is much better. You could also try a coconut oil mask on your hair a couple of times a week which would probably help your scalp enormously. You need to use the food grade stuff but it is pretty cheap.

  6. SarahC. says:

    When on earth did Lush’s shampoos get to £18? Yikes. If you want to spend £18 on a shampoo that’s good for your scalp, try SachaJuan Scalp Shampoo. I took a punt on it when Cult Beauty had that ace freebie deal and it’s really helped a couple of dry patches.

  7. Kelly says:

    £18?! £18! I will stick to Ojon, I don’t begrudge paying that for what I get!

  8. Long Tall Ally says:

    Jeeze, that stuff even LOOKS itchy in the tub. It looks like someone has literally sprinkled itching powder in on top of the goo. And it is goo. Expensive goo at that!

  9. Bella says:

    Haven’t tried the new hair products but if you’ve got an itchy scalp I totally recommend H’Suan Wen Hua which is a hair mask. It just fixes both my hair and scalp awesomely!!

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