I love all things coconut. If I could only find the perfect scent, I’d prefer to walk through life smelling like coconut. Just search this blog and you’ll find various products that smell, contain, and mimic coconut. It’s that much of an obsession for me.
So imagine my surprise when I was in Lush this weekend and the perky salesgirl guided me toward a shampoo. “If you like coconut, you’re going to love this!” she exclaimed. And then she waved a tub of something under my nose. I caught a whiff of scent utopia: coconut mixed with a hint of vanilla. Pure heaven.
What was it that she tempted me with? Lush’s Curly Wurly Shampoo ($22). I didn’t purchase a tub, but she did toss a sample in my bag with my other goodies. And last night, I sudsed up with it.
So…how did it go?
I want to start out by saying that I love the concept of Canadian company Lush: pure, organic, handmade bath, body, hair, and skin products. No animal byproducts are used in the majority of their products. In fact, I like them so much, I did snag a few items, which I’ll be writing about soon. And they try to capitalize on the natural properties of ingredients, and blend them into products where they’ll most benefit your bod. What’s not to like about that?
So, that being said, I was psyched to give their curl-taming, frizz-busting shampoo a whirl. I dipped my finger into Curly Wurly, and…it felt chunky. Really chunky. I vaguely remembered the salesgirl saying something about rinsing thoroughly…but oh wait, what was that? I was too busy swooning over the ridiculously awesome smell.
Turns out those chunks were actual coconut flakes. Like, straight up fresh shredded coconut in my mane. I felt like I was trying to wash my hair with German chocolate cake frosting. Not too shabby if I was going to eat it, but putting it in my sopping wet hair is something else entirely. I just can’t get past the texture of this. That, coupled with the fact that it produced virtually no lather, made me dislike it.
The coconut was also really tough to get out. I had to rinse for what seemed like an eternity, and was still finding flakes in my hair as I conditioned. But, if you have thick, coarse, curly, or frizzy hair and you don’t mind big shreds of coconut in your locks, then give this a whirl. Because my hair actually looked pretty darn good after I dried it.
If only Lush could bottle that smell into a fragrance…I’d definitely bathe in that.