Having thick, curly hair can be a bit of a nuisance. Most of the time I put my hair in a messy bun which can cause breakage if your hair is always tied up, or straightening it causing heat damage. I’ve been trying to find a product to tame my curls for a long time so that I can ditch the heat and after reading reviews of Lush Cosmetics’ Curly Wurly I gave it a try.
So did it help my unruly locks? On the whole, yes. My curls were more defined and seperated and my hair was in the best condition it’s been in for a very long time. It was soft, incredibly shiny, and smelt delicious.
The shampoo has an odd texture – very thick, almost looking solid, with flakes of coconut. Due to this you really have to lather the shampoo up so I found it’s best to put water into my hands alongside the shampoo and apply it to soaking wet hair. The only downside I found of this was that the flakes of coconut get stuck in your hair as you wash it, but don’t let this put you off as they’re easy enough to comb out whilst your hair is still wet, and the condition of your hair afterwards is worth it! I found that it could be used both with and without conditioner – obviously using conditioner increases the shine – but curls looks more defined without. I get better results when I let my hair dry naturally.
As my hair is so thick I usually experience a fair amount of frizz and fluffiness so I tend to finish with a salt spray (mine is also from Lush) whilst the hair is still wet. Lush Cosmetics’ sea spray is the best I’ve found so far for eliminating some of that fluffiness and giving the ‘beach wave’ look – the only downside I’ve found to this is that the smell isn’t great.
All in all I would definitely recommend Curly Wurly to those with unruly locks or even just as a conditioning treatment. It works wonders for damaged hair! There are a few different sizes available – I bought my 220g pot for £10.75 from the Lush website.