Lush has announced a brand new range of natural hair care products.
As we’ve come to expect from the ethical smelly product purveyors, all is not what it seems, either. There’s shampoo in what looks like a yoghurt pot (actually a ruddy great idea for getting every last bit out, refilling and such like) lip balm for split ends, solid shampoo and conditioner and a hair perfume called Happy Happy Joy Joy.
Our favourite newbie has to be the relatively normal looking Fair Trade Honey shampoo. The ingredients are not your usual, though. The base is made up of more than 50% honey and 20% linseed mucilage, which sounds like some kind of nut phlegm but we can confirm it is in fact just flax seed oil.
Both ingredients make for shiny, glossy hair – we can vouch – and the high honey content means the maker on the little ‘this product was made by…’ label can get away without putting preservatives in (apparently honey is such a concentrated form of sugar that bacteria can’t grow in it; an argument we’ll be using to justify our chocolate habit from now on).
We do like Lush. If you’ve any ethical concerns at all where beauty products are concerned they’re totally on it for you, and much more than just nice smelling, glittery bathbombs, they do amazing facial moisturisers comparable and better than many of the fanciest ones on the market.
Of course, they also do having-a-laugh-in-the-bath very well. Their Fun product comes in five colours and can be used like modelling clay as well as soap. Proceeds go to NGO’s helping those affected by the Fukushima disaster in Japan.
We’re all for feeling a bit do-gooder in the shower. And our hair smells totally awesome, too.