Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Recon Scalp Conditioner by Lush

 I have a sad scalp and no matter what I do it seems to stay that way. On one of my many Lush orders I picked up this little guy Recon Scalp Conditioner.

The instructions on the website say"Work it in, leave for 15 minutes, and wash thoroughly everyday for a week, then once a week to keep the top of your head in good repair and your shoulders clear." So I did this and well it made my scalp happy but then my hair got real sad.

You see this product is packed with tons of moisturizing ingredients so it does help keep the dry and itchiness away from your scalp but it also gives any hair it comes into contact with a tons of extra moisture.


I have hair past my shoulders and getting this stuff onto the scalp without getting all of it in the majority of my hair is tricky. Luckly a little goes a long way, put a dime size amount in your hand and rub rub rub rub rub until it turns into a oil. After many attempts I finally learned this and applying to the scalp became slightly easier but still really messy. The hard part for me is leaving it on for at least 15 mins, the smell really gets me. Its smells mostly like peppermint and menthol which are two of the ingredients that make it work well but when mixed together they smell like old vicks vapor rub left to die somewhere. Definitely not the most pleasant thing to keep on your head for any period of time.

After using this my scalp always feels very nice but my hair looks to be greasy. You really have to wash this stuff off really good especially on any hair it touches. After using it the first time I have to wash my hair the day after too (I usually can skip at least one day between washes) or I look like I haven't bathed in a week. My hair is naturally curly but after years of dying and frying it has become thin in some spots on the top and those are the places where the grease really stands out.

Ingredients:  Almond Oil (Prunus dulcis), Nettle Leaf Infusion (Urtica dioica), Rosemary Infusion (Rosmarinus officinalis), Beeswax (Cera alba), Lanolin, Propylene Glycol, Perfume, Fresh Papaya (Carica papaya), Menthol, Peppermint Oil (Mentha piperita), Lavender Oil (Lavandula hybrida), Rose Absolute (Rosa centifolia), Rosemary Oil (Rosmarinus officinalis), Juniperberry Oil (Juniperus communis), Salicylic Acid, Sodium Borate, *Limonene, *Linalool, Methylparaben, Propylparaben.

Overall I like this because it does keep my scalp happy for at least a week but it makes my hair look greasy and I end up washing it more and I feel like that kind of defeats the purpose. I'll keep using it until its gone but I think I would try another less messy product in the future. If you don't mind the mess and are desperate for some help for your scalp this could be your answer, if not I would keep looking. I have heard that this product is being discontinued but so far it is still available on their website only as it is a retro product.
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4 comments

  1. Great review. I need to try this out! I have a sensative scalp and I'm always trying to find something new. I've never tried Lush because I have to order online and I never know what to start with! Thanks!

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  2. All the other hair stuff I've tried from LUSH don't seem to work too well for me... Their conditioners are too oily, and their shampoos are just too harsh :(
    ♥ laura
    the blog of worldly delights

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  3. @Mercedes I order online just to keep myself from spending a small fortune every time I get stuff from them lol Some of their hair stuff like this one is retro and only availble online so might be a good idea to try it while they still have it. I used some more today after I posted this and I'm happy to report I have a happy scalp again lol

    @Laura I agree some of their hair stuff is hit and miss. I love some of them but could not stand others. The smell of squeaky green I think its called is major no go for me! lol

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