How have you been? I cannot believe it is already Sunday afternoon (as I am typing this). Why is it that the weekend always seems to fly while the working week drags along oh so slowly?
Anyway, for me Sunday is always a pamper day when I treat my skin to a mask, deep condition my hair, do my nails and just enjoy an hour or two dedicated solely to myself. Since I have moved to London this little tradition has turned more into a necessity as the weather conditions and hard water are taking a toll on me. I've been noticing dryness, irritation, lackluster and dullness in both my skin and hair.
I've tried plenty of drugstore, high-end and homemade masks to prevent my hair from breaking, the ends from splitting and bring some life to it. Today I want to tell you about my latest discovery on the quest to a healthy, shiny mine.
H'Suan Wen Hua is a hair treatment from Lush that as they say packs 'everything we know of to put condition and shine back into the hair'... and it also smells like a cinnamon roll! It was recommended to me by one of the lovely girls that work in the Lush store at Waterloo station in London. She gave me a sample to try it before I even asked for one. In the next few days I went back and bought a whole tub (it contains between two and eight uses depending how long your hair is and how much you saturate it with the product).
The handmade mask contains 20 ingredients some of which are free-range eggs to strengthen, bananas and avocados to moisturize and soften, and bay leaf infusion and cinnamon leaf to stimulate the scalp. You can find information about all of the ingredients on Lush's website.
I've been using the treatment once a week for three weeks now and I've noticed the effects already. My hair is softer, easier to comb through and generally more manageable. The ends don't feel as dry anymore.
What I love the most is that you put the mask on dry hair and let it sit for 20 minutes. To be honest I let it sit for hours and even sleep in it sometimes. I've always found it weird when you have to apply a mask on wet hair and then wait for 10 to 30 minutes. What do you do then? Stay in the shower? Go out of the shower and do something?
For the past few months I've been gradually switching to more natural and ethical skin and hair care products and the first company that pops to mind is Lush. I've been reluctant to try their products for a very long time because of the strong smell outside of the shops but I am now a convert! Individually everything smells delicious and I admire everything the organisation stands for. Handmade products from organic natural ingredients, a continuous fight against animal testing, packaging made of 100% recycled plastic and even little drawings on each tub of the person who made it!
I am already looking forward to trying more products - shampoos, conditioners, skincare ... whatever comes to mind! :)
What are you favorite ways to treat you hair? Have you tried Lush products before?