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2 September 2013

Jasmine and Henna Fluff-Ease



I was shopping for Lush products a few months back, and decided to pick myself up a tub of Jasmine and Henna Fluff-Eaze. I didn't read about the product in detail, and didn't base my purchase on any reviews, so when it was delivered, I assumed it was just another shampoo to try. It wasn't until I took it out to use that I realised it was in fact a hair 'treatment'. 
This product comes in a single sized, 220g tub and costs just under £12, which is definitely on the steep side for hair care products. What excited me was the host of ingredients that sound like a feast for the hair. The main ingredient is Persian red henna, which is known to help add shine to hair, as well as protect and maintain coloured hair. I have been dyeing my hair since I was 16, so I am always on the look-about for products that can strengthen my hair and protect my colour.
Next Lush have added a concoction of ingredients; jasmine absolute, soya, extra virgin olive oils, wheatgerm and coconut oils, ylang ylang and almond oils, hemp, brazil nut oil and castor. Jasmine has been added for it's beautiful fragrance, whereas the mixture of different oils are used to calm and moisturise sensitive hair.

Designed to reduce frizz and add shine to hair, if this product was to do what it claimed, it would be my saving grace. My coloured, processed hair is often very dry and frizzy and isn’t in the greatest condition, so I was really hoping the treatment wouldn't let me down. 
The instructions state that you should pile it generously onto dry hair, work it in and leave for 20 minutes before shampooing and conditioning your hair as per normal.
I have to say that I was really impressed with this product. My hair felt noticeably softer after use, and my hair was definitely tamer than it had been before. My hair also had more of a shine after a single use and the scent of jasmine stayed with me throughout the whole day.  
It is for this reason that I feel I must warn potential buyers. The scent of the treatment is very Jasmine-heavy, and I would warn anyone who dislikes this scent, to avoid this product. In fact, this scent remains on your hair even after you've shampooed and conditioned, and I could smell it on my pillow the following day.
My pot of Jasmine and Henna Fluff-Eaze has lasted around four months, using it on average once every other week. It has definitely had a positive effect on hair, and I feel my hair is much more manageable and with less split ends, that it was before I started using it. 

Although the price tag might initially put people off, I think it is very reasonable given that you'll get a minimum of six uses out of it. This has definitely become a staple product in my beauty regime and one that I'll buy again and again.

Quantitative Ingredients: Red Henna Infusion, Water, Cetearyl Alcohol & Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Perfume, Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Ylang Ylang Oil, Jasmine Absolute, Wheatgerm oil, Organic Jojoba Oil, Almond Oil, Brazil Nut Oil, Extra Virgin Coconut Oil, Organic Hemp Oil, Soya Oil, Castor Oil, *Benzyl Salicylate, *Benzyl Benzoate, *Farnesol, Geraniol, Linalool, Hydroxycitronellal, Methyl Lonone, Benzyl Alcohol, Isoeugenol, Methylparaben, Propylparaben.

Vegan?: Yes

2016 Price: £12.95 for 220g, £22.95 for 440g.

5 comments

  1. I really love this product, and all I've used so far was a partially full sample pot that didn't quite cover my whole head. However, before I got the sample I did do some research. I have an issue with my hair getting more and more frizzy as the day wears on, to the point that my coworkers have nicknamed it 'The Magical Creature' because it grows out of nowhere. The lady at Lush told me that it would help to reduce the fluffy without the effects of a styling gel or hair spray.

    She also told me the same thing the jar says - apply to dry hair and let it sit for a good 20 minutes or so. But after reading reviews, I was warned about the very strong scent and that it works better the longer it's left on. So I put it on, combed it through, and tied my hair up and headed outside with a book. I left it in for about 2 hours while my husband watered the lawn and my daughter had a sidewalk chalk contest with the neighbors. How long did you leave yours in?

    When I was tired of sitting outside (it was hot) I went back in to a whole house that smelled like Fluff Ease. I don't know if it had that effect for you. Luckily, it dissipated considerably by the next day, and by the end of the week my bathroom no longer smelled like henna. It took two shampoos to get it completely out of my hair, which I also expected from reading reviews and comments. I use Fairly Traded Honey as my main shampoo, and it had no effect on the scent of this stuff in my hair. I did not use a conditioner, as I didn't want to possibly skew the results of the Fluff Ease by using another conditioning product.

    The next day, for the first time ever, I woke up and DID NOT HAVE TO BRUSH MY HAIR. It freaked me out a little bit as 'the magical creature' tends to be tangly in the morning. A quick run through with my fingers and it was up in a pony tail and ready to face the day. Sadly, though, 'the magical creature' was in full glory by the end of my work day. Have you had any problems with the effect not lasting very long? I liked the results in the short-term, but I hesitate to spend that much on something if all I'm ever going to get is short-term results...

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  2. Thank you for sharing your experiences, it's very interesting to read. I've only ever left this product on for between 20 and 30 minutes, mostly because I have found that I achieve what I want when doing this. I find that the effects of this tend to last for two days with my hair - it keeps it feeling and looking silky and it's less frizzy for this time. It's strange how products can work differently for different people!

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  3. Because of the henna in it was wondering if it leaves a red cast on the hair or scalp? I have light colored brown hair and do not want any red tints

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    1. From my own personal experience, I have not noticed any additional red tints/tones in my hair after using this but I should point out that my hair does have a natural redness about it anyway so there's a chance it may do in yours. Sorry I couldn't be anymore helpful.

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  4. sigghhh... how i wish this wasnt Jasmine! I love the stuff, I really do. it makes my hair feel great... but jasmine always smells foul on me :'c

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