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I have never really been a fan of Lush's range of hair products, as I don't understand how they can work. I usually tend to stick to the bath, body and face products instead. Although on a trip about 4 months ago my friend brought this and ever since it is always in her house!
Lush claims that this product.. Cleansing, stimulating, reviving hair moisturiser for mending poorly heads. Hair Doctor will make house calls to inspire sad scalps and revive hair in need of help. There's Fuller's earth, a clay which degreases your hair and scalp, stimulating peppermint and rosemary, and chamomile to soothe sore scalps.
As my hair was feeling pretty lifeless and dull, I thought this would be perfect. After all the stress I put my hair through, the claims of this product seemed to answer all of my wishes and it was used immediately when I got home.
Hair Doctor comes in a 95g tub which costs £6.25. In my opinion this is quite expensive but I am willing to splurge on Lush as I know it is all natural products. The pot is the usual Lush black with the logo and product name on the top. All of the ingredients etc are listed on the tub (remember to stock up 5 pots and you will get your free product!).
The product itself is a very thick clay like substance. The clay is a greeny beige colour and to be honest, it isn't exactly the most eye catching of colours (but I wouldn't expect it to be bright green or pink!). It has a slightly gritty feel to it and is not gooey or greasy at all.
On the pot, it advises using half the pot for short hair and all of the pot for long hair. I have to admit, I wanted to save myself some pennies so I used half the pot for my hair which is just below my shoulders. It was definitely enough to give my hair a good covering.
To use the product, you need to wet your hair and wring out all excess water. Smooth the product through your hair and rub it in, massaging if you want a bit of a relaxation time too. I left the product on my hair for 30 minutes while I read a magazine (had to catch up on gossip!). The product did itch a little while it was on my hair, but the itch I'm sure is just because I knew I could not touch my hair - but who knows!
I expected the product to smell very clay like and herbal, although is very much like mouth wash! It was very minty and fresh, it made me quite awake and I loved how relaxing it is. Once it is actually on your hair, it does not smell as strong which was good, if it was over powering then I might of gone mad for that half an hour.
After rinsing this off my hair, I didn't need to use conditioner which surprised me. I have long, tangly hair but this product made it so incredibly smooth that conditioner was not needed. My hair once dried felt smooth, nourished and almost like I had a wig instead of my once troublesome locks. My scalp also benefited greatly! I usually get quite an itchy scalp the day after washing my hair, but after using this it wasn't irritated at all. I had no dandruff in the first place so I couldn't comment on this but on every other aspect it is amazing! The effects lasted about a week and I washed normally every other day.
In my opinion, this is the perfect product for giving your hair some life and helping you with hair/scalp issues you once thought impossible to change! Its also suitable for vegetarians.