LUSH Shine So Bright Split End Hair Treatment

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This product is magical! Pure magic! The best part about it is that the majority of the ingredients are ALL NATURAL. From the fresh free range eggs to the coconut oil and shea butter, etc etc these ingredients truly mend and hydrate split ends. Of course, common sense tells you that you can’t really fix split ends unless you snip them BUT this product really does help to contain them until you can get a trim AND to hydrate and seal them in order to prevent wear and tear. I got this product at LUSH (can be purchased on the website) for $9 for .4 oz. A little pricy for such a small tin BUT this product has lasted me three months and I use it often! BUT, if you know how to make your own hair care products, take a look at the ingredients and try your luck at making your own–minus the two synthetic ingredients*

This YouTube video demonstrates how to use this product on your hair!

INGREDIENTS

Extra Virgin Coconut Oil (Cocos nucifera) , Shea Butter (Butyrospermum parkii) , Candelilla Wax (Euphorbia cerifera) , Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil (Olea europaea) , Fragrance , Neroli Oil (Citrus Aurantium amara) , Grapefruit Oil (Citrus paradisi) , Rosewood Oil (Aniba rosaeodora) , Fresh Free Range Eggs , Gardenia Extract (Gardenia jasminoides) , Hydroxycitronellol , *Geraniol , *Citral , *Farnesol , *Limonene , *Benzyl Alcohol , *Linalool

HOW I USE IT

I use this product all the time whether my hair is curly or straight, wet or dry. When heat styling your hair it’s great to use this on your ends before you blow dry each section, ensuring that your ends stay sealed with moisture and are sleek and shiny. LOVE THIS PRODUCT!

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Coconut Oil

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When reading any product reviews, product ingredient lists, or any DIY hair treatment recipes it doesn’t take long for one to notice that coconut oil is always present! Why is this? Simple. Coconut oil is the ONLY oil that is strong enough to penetrate the hair’s shaft. This oil is GREAT for pre shampoo treatments, deep conditioning treatments, in shampoo and in conditioners! It simply does work wonders. While doing research, I found a great YouTube video that explains how to use coconut oil in your hair regimen in a very detailed but very simple way. Feel free to watch this video and incorporate in your hair regimen, you won’t regret it!

When I use coconut oil, it’s generally in my pre shampoo treatments. I love to slather it on (and I mean SLATHER) along with Burts Bees Avocado Shea Butter Pre Shampoo Treatment. After I’ve applied both, I detangle my hair, and pile it into a top knot and place a plastic cap on top. Then, I either sleep with this in my hair or sit underneath my hair steamer in order to let the steam lift my hairs cuticle gently but effectively. It’s best to leave coconut oil on your hair for 8 hours or more when doing a pre shampoo treatment to get maximum benefits! But again, treatments with a hair steamer are awesome! After you’ve let the coconut oil sit for the desired amount of time, rinse with a sulfate shampoo and conditioner et voila!

This is my favorite coconut oil ( to the right) to use because it’s soft enough to melt down into any DIY treatment I want to make or to simply rub between my palms to seal my ends after a flat iron or blow out. I got this one at Whole Foods for about $6 but it is also available at Trader Joes!

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