29 March 2019

Candy Rain Liquid Conditioner

Wait, this Lush product actually contains rain water in the ingredients list? I couldn't quite believe my eyes when I first read what went into making this conditioner: I felt very much like I did the time I discovered that you could buy balls of 'nothing' for a comical price of ten pounds. A part of me thought that perhaps had decided to have their April Fools a month earlier, but then I decided to carry out a little research into why.

Depending on where you live, the water flowing from your tap can be either hard or soft. Hard water is very mineralised and contains limestone and chalk deposits, both rich in calcium carbonate. These minerals can dry up the skin and give volume and lightness to hair, especially fine ones. On the contrary, soft water will help the hair to lie flat, which is great when you’re looking for a smoothing effect. Using this fountain of knowledge, Lush decided to use a generous helping of actual rain water to make this conditioner and crown it the aptly named Candy Rain in the process.

Reading like a vegan dessert or a very exquisite non-dairy milk drink, this limited Candy Rain is easily the greatest smelling liquid conditioner that Lush have ever created. Having said that, if you're not a fan of incredibly potent smells, you may find this far too overbearing for your liking..

Sharing its scent with the Mrs Whippy Bath Bomb, this gorgeous product has an intoxicating blend of tonka absolute and buchu oil. While the latter offers a little blackcurrant fruitiness, the tonka takes over like a pan of burnt caramel and gives the conditioner a rich, smoky sweetness that lingers on your hair for what seems like days. In fact, I've never experienced any Lush hair care product act as strongly on the hair, and it definitely takes a little while to adjust to its potency.

Featuring cashew, macadamia and coconut milk, Candy Rain is super hydrating on your hair, and makes a noticeable difference from the very first use. I found that my hair appeared smoother from the head to the tip, and my locks just looked and felt far more hydrated from the very get-go.

This would easily become a staple for me if Lush chose to bring it out as a permanent product. In fact, having fallen in love with this so much, it made me realise just how crazy it appears that the company continue to release hair care products with such a limited window of time to purchase them. I can only hope that Candy Rain makes enough of a impression to secure a place in the regular range.   

Quantitative Ingredients: Water (Aqua), Cashew Cream, Brazil Nut Milk, Coconut Cream, Macadamia Nut Milk, Cetearyl Alcohol, Perfume, Propylene Glycol, Ethyl Macadamiate, Extra Virgin Coconut Oil, Macadamia Nut Oil, Brazil Nut Oil, Behentrimonium chloride Rain Water, Buchu Oil, Tonka Absolute, Cocoa Absolute, Almond essential oil, Cetrimonium Chloride, Phenoxyethanol Benzyl, Alcohol, Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone, *Benzyl Benzoate, *Coumarin, Eugenol, *Limonene.

Vegan?: Yes.

2019 Price: £7.95 for 100g, £15.95 for 250g, £26.95 for 500g, £43.95 for 1kg.

Year Of Original Release: 2019.

Scent Family:
Candy Rain Liquid Conditioner
Mrs Whippy Bath Bomb

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