I decided to try out 'The Hair Doctor' as part of my very first Lush haul, since my hair and scalp were in need of some TLC. After years of bleaching, straightening and general mistreatment my poor hair is always a little worse for wear! My scalp occasionally gets a bit sore too, and I'd seen a lot of praise for this treatment's scalp healing properties.
The Hair Doctor is packed full of bizarre and lovely sounding ingredients - what else would you expect from Lush?! After seeing that extra virgin coconut oil, lanolin and almond oil (great conditioning agents for the hair) were included, I was more or less sold. Add peppermint to stimulate blood flow and fullers earth to absorb grease and it sounds like my ideal treatment...
I popped the whole sample tub onto dry hair, as instructed by the Lush lady I was talking to in store. The first thing to hit yous is the gorgeous smell! Earthy, herby, minty - very clean and refreshing. The peppermint really makes your scalp tingle, a very strange sensation indeed. I waited for 30 minutes, in which time the treatment dried in to my hair and made me look like I'd been in a mud wrestling competition. After washing and conditioning it out, my hair felt...no different to usual. My scalp, however, felt like it was burning - not the result I was after!
Overall, for me, The Hair Doctor was a bit of a fail. It wasn't particularly moisturising, the crispy hair while you wait to wash it out is quite disconcerting and the burning sensation afterwards was rather worrying.
Available from Lush store and online at £6.50 for 96g of product.
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