Lush Hair Doctor Hair Treatment

This is the first (and currently the only) hair mask I’ve tried from Lush. I was a bit intrigued because it’s in the packaging of a face mask so one might easily mistake it for a face mask, that is, until you come a little closer and realise that this is the Lush Hair Doctor Hair Treatment/Mask. I have actually never heard of this hair mask before and when I looked it up I realised that it’s not for my hair type at all. I still wanted to give it a go, just to check out what it’s all about. Now that we’ve cleared up that the packaging can be a bit visually misleading for all of up who are used to see face masks in these same pots, let’s move on to the mask itself. It has a really, really, really strong peppermint scent. I actually like all things minty and even a mint lover as myself, I backed away a bit when I took a sniff. It reminds me of those ointments in really small pots which we used to rub on our temples when we had a headache. I still have a really old one at home and I compared the two. Yup, that’s the same smell. I got used to it after a minute or two but be aware of this if you wish to try it out. 

Ovo je prva (trenutno i jedina) maska za kosu koju sam isprobala iz Lusha. Pomalo me zaintrigirala posto je u pakovanju tipicnom za njihove maske za lice te bi neistrenirano oko veoma lako moglo da zamijeni masku za kosu za maskom za lice, tj. dok se ne priblizite i shvatite da se ovdje radi o Lush Hair Doctor maski za kosu. Nikada prije nisam cula za ovu masku a kada sam se raspitala o njoj shvatila sam da uopste nije namijenjena za moj tip kose. Ipak sam je zeljela isprobati cisto da vidim o cemu se radi. Kada smo rascistili da pakovanje moze vizuelno da vas navede da mislite kako se radi o drugacijem proizvodu (barem za nas koji smo navikli vidjati maske za lice u ovom izdanju), nastaviti cemo pricu prelazeci na samu masku. Ona je jako, jako, jako izrazenog mirisa paprene metvice (mente). Inace volim sve mentolasto i kao ljubitelj mentola sam malo ustuknula kada sam ovu masku pomirisala. Podsjeca me na tigrovu mast koju smo prije nanosili na slijepoocnice kada bi nas glava zabolila. Jos uvijek imam stariju kutijicu tigrove masti kuci i usporedila sam je sa ovom maskom. Definitivno jednako mirisu. Navikla sam se na nju nakon par minuta ali trebate to znati ako zelite isprobati ovaj proizvod.

This mask is of a paste like consistency and I was actually anxious to try it out because it is so unusual. It is intended to soothe irritated scalp and provide the cooling and refreshing sensation, hence the peppermint. It must be kept in the fridge since it’s also made out of fresh ingredients of which I will write later. I applied it to fairly dirty hair but dry hair, no need to moisten it up with water. I took a dip with my fingers into the pot and dabbed my scalp with Hair Doctor. My hair is a bit over the middle length so I applied most of the mask to the scalp, massaging it away. Small amount of the mask I distributed all the way down to my tips. Not entire hair was covered, just the parts that needed most care.

Maska je konzistencije poput guste paste te sam bila prilicno nestrpljiva da je isprobam posto je tako neobicna. Namijenjena je da umiri iziritirano tjeme i da pruzi hladeci i osvjezavajuci osjecaj samom tjemenu, zbog cega i jeste upotrijebljena menta. Morate je drzati u frizideru jer se sastoji od svjezih sastojaka koje cu spomenuti kasnije. Nanijela sam je na relativno prljavu ali suhu kosu koju ne treba navlaziti vodom prije upotrebe. Uronila sam prsticima u posudu i natapkala Hair Doctora na tjeme. Kosa mi blago prelazi srednju duzinu te sam vecinu maske nanijela na tjeme pri tome masirajuci ga. Malu kolicinu maske sam rasporedila po duzini kose skroz do vrhova. Nisam prekrila cijelu kosu vec samo dijelove za koje mislim da im je potrebna posebna njega. 

It’s actually very opposite of all the masks I usully use since I have relatively oily hair, with the accent on oily scalp. I normally apply hair masks on my tips always voiding the roots. This was, you can imagine, a terrifying and intriguing experience at the same time. I was afraid that it would make my scalp incredibly greasy but I was willing to risk it. On the packaging, it says that you should leave it on your hair for 20 minutes, I left it for half an hour. My hair looked quite….yucky with it on. It actually mattified my hair, giving it some unsightly grayish streaks (that was gone when i rinsed it, by the way). As for the tingling sensation, it was very relaxing and soothing. Some people are sensitive to peppermint oil and if you are one of those sensitive skins, maybe you shouldn’t try this one out. If you have an urge to try it, get a small sample and test it on one patch of your hair. You can never be too cautious. Luckily, my scalp loved the cooling sensation nd I didn’e even mind the hair mask being cold out of the frigde + cooling my head (great summer option if I may suggest). I somehow enjoyed this very much.

Ona je u mnogocemu drugacija od svih maski za kosu koje inace koristim posto mi je kosa prilicno masna, uz naglasak na masno tjeme. Inace nanosim maske samo na vrhove kose, strogo izbjegavajuci korijen. Mozete zamisliti kako mi je bilo ovo iskustvo istovremeno zaastrasujuce i zanimljivo. Brinula sam se da ce mi strasno umastiti kosu ali bila sam spremna na rizik. Na pakovanju je navedeno kako se na kosi treba ostaviti da djeluje 20 minuta, ja sam je ostavila pola sata. Kosa mi je izgledala…bljakasto sa maskom na sebi. Prilicno mi je matirala kosu uz neke sivkaste pramenove (usput, to je sve nestalo kada sam je isprala). Sto se tice osjecaja zmaraca na tjemenu, na mene je djelovalo umirujuce i opustajuce. Neki ljudi su osjetljivi na ulje paprene metvice (nane) i ako ste jedni od tih vlasnika osjetljive koze, mozda i ne trebate isprobavati ovu masku. A ako i pored toga imate zelju da je isprobate, nabavite maleni testni uzorak i isprobajte ga na malom dijelu kose i tjemena. Nikada previse opreza. Srecom, moje tjeme je uzivalo u hladecem osjecaju te mi cak nije ni smetalo sto je maska bila hladna jer je iz frizidera + sto je hladila tjeme (ako smijem predloziti, super stvar za ljetne vreline). Ja sam jako uzivala u ovom iskustvu. 

When it was time to rinse it out, I was ready to pop nito my shower booth and start my usual shower routine. I rinsed the mask off my hair with warm water at first and followed with a shampoo. I deliberately didn’t apply a conditioner just to observe how my hair will react to the mask. After a while, I was blow-drying my hair and immediately noticed how my hair felt much, much softer than it usually does. All the knotty action I need to combat was also gone. First signs aare very promising. Long story short, my hair look amazing and felt really soft to the touch. My hair did get greasy one day sooner than it normally would, so that’s not good but the soft and supple ends were remarkable. It helped with my frizz as well. To sum it up; if you’re sensitive to peppermint simply skip this one since Lush has many wonderful hair products that will be safe for you, if you’re not sensitive do give it a go. Mind that this mask is intended for dry and irrtated scalp meaning that oily scalps will get oily sooner but if your ends are dry, the smallest amout of this mask applied on them will make them fabulously soft and shiny. I have no idea how much it costs, I’ll check that out for you later, but I’ve heard that it’s not cheap. Also, a full 95g tub will give long hair 3-4 uses so I’m not sure how that translates with you. I’d regard it as a nice hair treatment that I’d get for myself occasionally when I’ve got some extra cash with me. Not actually a staple product for me but if you’re willing to experiment and if you have an itchy and irritated scalp, it’s definitely worth a shot.

Kada je doslo vrijeme za ispiranje maske, vec sam bila spremna da uskocim pod tus i zapocnem svoj ritual tusiranja. Prvo sam isprala masku toplom vodom i nakon toga kosu nasamponirala. Namjerno sam izostavila upotrebu regeneratora jer sam zeljela promatrati kako ce mi kosa reagovati na masku. Nakon nekog vremena, dok sam susila kosu fenom, odmah sam osjetila kako mi je kosa mnogo,mnogo mekanija nego inace. Takodjer mi je uklonila sve cvorice koji mi se inace znaju zapetljati u kosi. Prvi znaci su obecavajuci. Da skratim pricu, kosa mi je stvarno izgledala odlicno i bila je znatno mekanija pod prstima. Kosa mi se umastila jedan dan ranije nego inace sto nije dobro ali su mekoca i sjaj krajeva kose bili zapanjujuci. Pomogla mi je obuzdati i naelektrisanje kose. Finalni zakljucci su; ako ste osjetljivi na paprenu metvicu preskocite ovu masku jer Lush ima mnogo divnih proizvoda koji ce vam vise odgovarati a ako niste osjetljivi slobodno je isprobajte. Treba imati na umu da je ova maska namijenjena suhom i iziritiranom tjemenu sto znaci da ce se masno tjeme zamastiti nesto ranije ali ako imate i suhe krajeve, najmanja kolicina ove maske na njima ce ih uciniti nevjerovatno mekanim i sjajnim. Zaista ne znam koliko kosta, to cu za vas provjeriti kasnije, ali cula sam da nije jeftina. Isto tako, posuda od 95g ce dugoj kosi dati 3-4 koristenja tako da nisam sigurna koliko to vama znaci. Ja na nju gledam kao na jako fin tretman za kosu koji bih sebi povremeno nabavila kada uz sebe imam nesto vise novca. Ne mogu reci da ne mogu zivjeti bez ove maske ali ako ste raspolozeni na malo eksperimentisanja i/ili ako patite od iziritiranog tjemena koje jos i svrbucka, definitivno je vrijedi isprobati. 

Ingredient list;

Lista sastojaka; 

Water, Irish Moss Powder, Fullers Earth, Cetearyl Alcohol, Perfume, Irish Moss Decoction, Extra Virgin Coconut Oil, Organic Jojoba Oil, Almond Oil, Peppermint Oil, Rosemary Absolute, Chamomile Blue Oil, Soya Lecithin, Glycerine, Yeast, Red Henna, Lanolin, Cetrimonium Bromide, Propylene Glycol, Glyceryl Stearate & PEG-100 Stearate, *Eugenol, *Limonene, *Linalool

*occurs naturally in essential oils

Disclosure: I was not financially compensated for this post. I received a sample for review purposes. The opinions are completely my own based on my experience.*

2 Comments

    • Februar 24, 2013 / 9:20 pm

      Hvala tebi mila sto pratis blog i ostavljas uvijek ljupke komentare.
      Hvala puno a uvijek vrijedi pokusati, ja cu javiti ako pronadjem nesto jos bolje.

      Ljubac

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