30 November 2018

Shield Heat Protecting Hair Serum

As I've mentioned many times before, my hair dislikes me very much; for the years of abuse and neglect that it has had to go through because of my decisions. When I was younger, I was intent on dyeing it almost once a fortnight: bleaching it to the point of no return and then leaving it for days without washing it.

I've gone through nearly ever hair styling product possible during my time: back-combing whilst smothering it in hair spray; moulding and reshaping it multiple times a day with a tonne of hair wax; and spending weeks on end 'throwing it up' without it even meeting the hairbrush that was, by this point, collecting dust in the drawer. So even the thought of trying out some of Lush's new hair styling products made my scalp tingle nervously.

Shield Heat Protecting Hair Serum is pretty self-explanatory in the title. This is designed for those who like to blow dry or straighten their hair regularly, and want to stop their locks from drying out or becoming frazzled from the heat that they're applying to their head and hair. This is also a great product for those, such as myself, that have naturally dry hair, and are looking for something to add a little extra moisture to.

As with many of Lush's hair care range, you can use this in different ways, depending on what you're trying to get out of it. As I'm not someone who blow drys or straightens my hair very often, I chose to apply this after I had towelled my newly-washed hair down. I simply took a small, pea-sized amount, massaged it briefly between my thumbs and fingers, and then massaged this into the tips of my hair to help counteract the dry ends. I then proceeded to indulge in a slightly bigger amount (roughly the size of a small grape); made sure that it coated my whole hands this time, and then simply ran my fingers across and through my hair until I reached the desired effect.

What I found when I used it this was was that the hair felt instantly smoother, and as it dried I noticed that there was an element of shine to it that isn't normally present with my locks. Over the space of a few weeks, I found that the overall condition of my hair improved slightly, and my locks seemed to be slightly tamer than it was before.

As the name suggests, you can also use this before blow-drying or straightening you hair, to give your locks some much needed moisture and protection before doing so. While I tend to straighten my hair a couple of times a year: for very special occasions, I tried using Shield Heat Protecting Hair Serum before and after using the straighteners, and found that my hair, in particularly my ends, looked and felt better than they usually do when I apply so much heat to my bird nest.

What I loved about Shield was firstly the fragrance, which shares it's scent with What Would Love Do Liquid Perfume. Tangerine and lavender go into making the scent of this a wonderful combination of fruity and floral. The lavender offers a delicate, sweet and slightly herbal note, which dances around the fruitiness of the tangerine and brings it together to create a smell that shouldn't work but does. In this format, the smell is really wholesome and beautiful, and perhaps replicates the perfume slightly better than the original fragrance itself.

Secondly, the inclusion of broccoli seed makes this the first ever Lush product that I've ever seen to contain the word broccoli in the ingredients list. My affiliation with this vegetable is on new levels of extreme, so to see it in a hair product is amazing. Alongside the red currants, both of these ingredients also offer a large dosage of biotin, which has been proven to strength the hair, and keep it looking and feeling super healthy.

The inclusion of the coconut oils and milk, and the macadamia nut means that shield is going to moisturise and condition you hair to levels that you might not have reached with your hair in a long while. And I can honestly vouch for this product and say it truly works. While I may not have many products to compare it to, I definitely noticed a difference immediately after using this, and over the few weeks I applied it to my hair daily, I could certainly appreciate the added shine and silkiness that my hair offered me near enough every day.

This is one of those Lush hair care products that will make a huge wave within the industry, once it's been released to the masses. I only hope that it will see the light of day again, as it would definitely be a waste and a shame if this was only offered itself to a handful of lucky consumers at the Showcase event earlier this year.

Quantitative Ingredients: Water (Aqua), Coconut and Cashew Milk (Cocos nucifera; Anacardium occidentale), Propylene Glycol, Extra Virgin Coconut Oil (Cocos nucifera), Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, Silica, Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane,Organic Coconut Milk (Cocos nucifera), Perfume, Broccoli Seed Oil (Brassica oleracea italica), Redcurrant Juice (Ribes rubrum), Guar Gum (Guar hydroxypropyltrimonium chloride), Benzoin Resinoid (Styrax tonkinensis pierre), Tangerine Oil (Citrus reticulata), Lavender Oil (Lavandula angustifolia), Organic Cold Pressed Grapeseed Oil (Vitis vinifera), Macadamia Nut Oil (Macadamia ternifolia), Safflower Oil (Carthamus tinctorius), Polyvinylpyrrolidone (PVP), Phenoxyethanol, Cetrimonium Chloride, Benzyl Alcohol, *Benzyl Benzoate, *Benzyl Cinnamate, *Cinnamal, *Citral, *Coumarin, *Farnesol, *Geraniol, *Isoeugenol, *Limonene, *Linalool, Colour 17200, Colour 45380:3.

Vegan?: Yes. 

2018 Price: unsure each.

Year Of Original Release: 2018.

Scent Family:
Shield Heat Protection Hair Serum

What Would Love Do Liquid Perfume


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