24 May 2013

Happy Happy Joy Joy Conditioning Hair Perfume

Unfortunately, Lush don't offer very many vegan conditioners, so when a new product comes out, I'm all over it like a rash. Although I swear by my Veganese, I'm always worried that my hair will one day become immune to it's powerful ways and the health of my hair will revert somewhat. So when I noticed a bottle of conditioning hair perfume called Happy Happy Joy Joy in store which stated that it was vegan friendly, I was super-excited to try it out. 

If there was ever a feast for the hair, Happy Happy Joy Joy is it. Containing an impressive combination of neroli, rose, grapefruit, rosewood, orange flower absolute and benzoin, this is the only thing you’ll need to wear after using it on your locks. Thinking of smothering your body in your favourite lotion? Considering a squirt of your favourite perfume? Forget it. Once you've indulged in HHJJ, you'll smell like a million dollars and you'll hair look the part as well. 

After an initial two week trial, I have to say that I wasn't very impressed with how this product made my hair feel. However, I quickly discovered that the condition of my hair was more to do with the shampoo I was using at the time, and when I changed this part of my ritual, I found my hair looked and felt silky soft. Not only did my locks look healthy with a natural shine to it to bring out my natural highlights, but it made my hair smell like fresh flowers; a mixture of neroli and orange flower. It was so gorgeous and earned me many compliments throughout the week at work. 

Lush claim that it conditions your hair with almond milk, jojoba oil, rose and orange flower, yet when I first used it, I found that it did very little to improve my hair. Having used it only a handful of times with my original shampoo, I found that my hair was very unmanageable, dry and damaged. It also felt very thin and dry, which is not a good thing for someone who has naturally thin hair anyway. However, once I switched shampoos, the condition of my hair felt completely different. For this reason, if you find this doesn't work at first, it is definitely worth switching up the rest of your hair care first before writing it off completely. 

Once dry, my hair felt amazing and I was so thankful that I had finally found an alternative to use alongside Veganese. Having said that, I would not use this regularly as I find it to be very expensive. Priced at £9.50 for 100g, this conditioner is more of a luxury item as this bottle would only last me two weeks at most and it would cost me nearly £25 a month for conditioner!

Happy Happy Joy Joy is definitely a product that has to be tried out - if only for its irresistible smell that can be found in both the Sea Spray Hair Mist and Frozen Bath Bomb. I will definitely buy this again but as more of a luxury cosmetic once every few months - using my Sugar Daddy-O Solid Conditioner in-between to keep my hair in tip-top condition. 

Quantitative Ingredients: Rose Water, Orange Blossom Water, Almond Milk, Propylene Glycol, Cetearyl Alcohol & Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Organic Jojoba Oil, Perfume, Cetrimonium Bromide, Cetearyl Alcohol, Neroli Oil, Grapefruit Oil, Orange Flower Absolute, Rosewood Oil, Rose Oil, Glycerine, Tincture of Benzoin, Geraniol, Hydroxycitronellal, Limonene, Linalool, Citronellol.

Vegan?: Yes

2015 Price: £9.50 for 100g, £18.95 for 245g, £31 for 490g. 

Scent Family:
Frozen Bath Bomb
Frozen Liquid Perfume
Frozen Solid Perfume
Shine So Bright Hair Balm


  1. Which shampoo should you use then?

    1. With this one, I have found that Hairy Mcclairy is the perfect match; I can imagine Brazilliant being equally as amazing - that's my next combination :)

  2. I just got this as a sample after yet another splurge in store. It smells incredible. The thing is, I only concentrated on the part that says "hair perfume", so as a result all I have used it for is as a sort of leave-in perfume rub for the ends of my hair (I have fine, straight hair) It works really well to scent my hair and keep the tips glossy not dry. I have since actually read about it online and realised it's a conditioner. (d'oh!) However, so many people mention that it's a super-light consistency for a conditioner, and that you don't get much product for your money when used this way. The way I am using it, it will actually stretch really far, I wonder if this is the way forward? Anyway, just thought I'd share in case anyone wanted to consider using it this way - with amazing results!

  3. hay :) I have a 100g bottle of hhjj but not yet used as I am so unsure what shampoo to use it with, I have jason and the argon oil, Karma Komba, New & Gentle Lentil arriving next week :D what would you recommend?

  4. I love this conditioner! I have greasy hair and use this balm on the tips of my hair, it's fabulous! It makes them so perfect!