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21 November 2018

Hairdresser's Husband Hair Spray



Regular readers of mine will know that I have struggled quite a bit over the years with my hair. Through lack of self-care, I have given myself one hell of a job to keep on top of managing my locks, and sometimes a change of routine, or a new product, can completely throw all of my hard work out of the window. Throughout the years, I have used wax, oils, putty, sprays: you name it. So as of the last five years, I have tried to put very minimal on my hair, in the hope that it can repair itself.

When I first purchased my large bottle of Hairdresser's Husband Hair Spray, I was slightly worried about what it could do to my hair. In simple terms, I either wear my hair up or I wear my hair down, with only a small helping of oils to keep the moisture in. I have no need to style my hair and no desire to switch it up to anything more challenging or more innovative.

What I will say is that this Showcase exclusive works magic at holding your hair in place, no matter what style you feel like sporting that day. I tried it on my frizzy bits, when my hair was up, and then across my whole head when I was wearing it down. As I usually sweep my hair to one side, I did this with Hairdresser's Husband and found that it literally help its shape for the whole evening, in this position.
While the list of oils used in perhaps the most I've ever seen in a product, the key ingredient here is Polyvinylpyrrolidone. This is a versatile ingredient used in the cosmetics and beauty industry as a binder, film former, emulsion stabiliser  suspending agent and hair fixative, and is seen primarily in products such as mascara, eyeliner, hair conditioners, hair sprays, shampoos and other hair care products.

As it's the second ingredient on the list, I assume that there is quite a lot of this component in this hair spray, and it shows by how well it holds your hair in place. Having said that, I found that I came up against a bit problem that might be the case with many other consumers. After spraying this on my hair, I found that by the end of the day, my locks were frazzled and extremely dry. Although I have very dry and thin hair anyway, they felt and appeared far worse than I had seen them in a while. So much so in fact, that I had to perform two hair treatments, back-to-back, across two consecutive days, to restore the 'peace' shall we say.

Now I'm not for one second saying that this would be the case with everyone else hair. Perhaps mine is rather sensitive to products it doesn't recognise, or maybe the abundance of the citrus oils simply dried my hair out too much. All I know is that after using this, on and off, for a few days, my hair was simply worn out completely, and needed lots of tender loving care to get it back to where it was before.

What I will say about Hairdresser's Husband is that it does the job well, and you don't really feel the product when it's on your hair. Unfortunately, the smell of this is definitely on par with most of the other hair sprays that I've tried over the years, and that must be down to to the inclusion of the PVP. You can definitely detect some of the lemon and grapefruit oils underneath, but I don't know if there's anything on the planet that can mask that overwhelming stench that comes with this sort of spray. It certain doesn't replicate the scent of the liquid perfume that shares the same name.
Overall, this is not really a product I would normally use so I'm not particularly disappointed that it didn't work in my hair. Strangely enough, there's a part of me that also feels as if this isn't truly a Lush product, because it's very different to what I've come to know and expect from Lush. Having said that, I am excited that the company are branching out, and I hope to see more, albeit better, products in the near future.

Quantitative Ingredients: DRF Alcohol, Polyvinylpyrrolidone (PVP), Fresh Grapefruit Juice, Fresh Lemon Juice, Fresh Orange Juice, Sicilian Lemon Oil, Brazilian Orange Oil, Grapefruit Oil, Lemon Myrtle Oil, Tonka Absolute, Vanilla Absolute, Cetrimonium Chloride, Anise Alcohol, Citral, Coumarin, Oakmoss Extract, Farnesol, Geraniol, Limonene, Linalool, Perfume.

Vegan?: Yes. 

2018 Price: unsure.

Year Of Original Release: 2018.

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