13 December 2018

Don't Touch My Hair Hair Marshmallow Shampoo

Don't Touch My Hair should have been the first hair marshmallow that I decided to use, if only because it shares its scent with the wonderful Avocado Cowash range. This beautiful fragrance is a combination of litsea cubeba, olibanum and bergamot oils, which combine to create a smell that reminds me of freshly made lime cheesecake. 

While it is definitely not a zesty or a spritzy smell, there is something warm, succulent and fruity about this Lush fragrance. Every time I come across a new product with the same scent, I find myself craving dessert to the point of insanity - so perhaps not a great shampoo to use when I'm trying to stick to my training diet. 

Unfortunately, this hair marshmallow didn't offer me an experiment anywhere near as positive as the likes of The Black Stuff or Mint Condition, as my hair took to it horribly, and it spent a good couple of weeks quite literally trying to wash the effects of this Showcase exclusive out of my locks.

For those unfamiliar with the concept of a hair marshmallow, these odd looking bricks of colour are an alternative to the likes of the regular shampoo bars and liquid hair care. What makes them special is the fact that these limited editions are the lightest product you have ever witnessed coming from Lush's vaults.

As I've said in previous reviews, holding one of these is very much like holding a polystyrene block, and it is thanks to the inclusion of the aqua faba that allows it to be this way. Aqua faba is the name given to the water that various beans and chickpeas have been cooked in - which myself and many other vegan bakers use as a replacement for eggs in our cakes. After a little whisking, aqua faba creates a light, fluffy foam that Lush have managed to adapt and use to create these super airy blocks of shampoo.

The idea is that you crumble a small piece into your hand; add a little water to start the lather off; and then massage it between your palms before transferring it across your whole head. All of the hair marshmallows that I have tried so far have created a thick, fragrant foam that coats and washes the hair with ease.

Don't Touch My Hair has been specially designed to add shine and hydrate your locks at the same time. Containing avocado, capuacu and mango butters, this shampoo bar should moisturise and condition your hair during use, so that you can feel a difference when rinsing the suds away. Lemon juice and cider vinegar then brightens the hair; brings out your natural highlights; and adds a much needed shine.

What I found was that while the shampoo did the latter to my hair, and I was able to see the effects of it for days afterwards, it certainly did not leave my hair feeling all that moisturised. In fact, out of all of the marshmallows, this was one of the only ones that didn't make my hair feel instantly softer whilst I was washing away the foam.

After using this hair marshmallow, my locks were difficult to brush through, my ends felt drier and wispier, and I had to use a variety of oils to try and replenish the moisture that had clearly been removed during use. Whether this was a product fault or just simply a case of this marshmallow not suiting my hair type, I am unsure. However, Don't Touch My Hair is not one that I would consider purchasing again.

Ironically, if this marshmallow was to approach me in person, I really would tell it not to go anywhere near my hair. It took me a good two days of using intensive treatments to revert my locks back to their previous state, and I certainly don't want to have to repeat that any time in the near future.

Quantitative Ingredients: Sodium Coco Sulfate, Oats and Banana extracted in Propylene Gycol (Avena sativa: Musa paradisica), Aquafaba, Cetearyl Alcohol & Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, SIlica, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, Extra Virgin Olive Oil (Olea europaea), Organic Jojoba Oil (Simmondsia chinensis), Perfume, Guar Gum (Guar hydroxypropyltrimonium chloride), Litsea Cubeba Oil, Olibanum Oil (Boswellia carterii), Bergamot Oil (Citrus Aurantium bergamia), Avocado Butter (Persea gratissima), Mango Butter (Mangifera indica), Cupuacu Butter (Theobroma grandiflorum), Organic Cider Vinegar, Lemon Juice (Citrus limonum), Gardenia Extract (Gardenia jasminoides), Cocoamidopropyl Betaine, Cetrimonium Chloride, Amyl Cinnamal, *Citral, *Limonene, *LInalool, Colour 19140.

Vegan?: Yes. 

2018 Price: £12 for 100g.

Year Of Original Release: 2018.

Scent Family:
Avocado Cowash Body Spray
Avocado Cowash
Avocado No Wash Body Lotion
Avocado Wash Shower Gel
Don't Touch My Hair Hair Marshmallow
Melusine Bath Bomb

Minamisoma Shower Oil


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