So a while ago I told you about my route to buying Lush's avocado co-wash, and although I didn't mention it there, Lush's ROOTS was next on my list to try. Not too long ago, I had a 'fun' reaction to unfamiliar hair products and my scalp was screaming, so I hastily made it into a store the next day and bought it.
We didn'tg get off to the best of starts, but now, for £10.75 it's a little tub of magic for me.
ROOTS is in Lush's 'treatment' range, specifically a scalp treatment, and comes in a tub of 225g. The product itself is milky colour, kind of shiny, and a little thicker than some of the other hair treatments I've had in the past. It's advertised for thin and/or fine hair, and hiiiiiiii that is me.
Fresh mint infusion, water, peppermint oil, sweet orange oil, spearmint oil, extra virgin olive oil, honey, grapefruit oil, nettle absolute, neroli oil, citric acid, limonene, linalool, citral, and the usual lush hair-care safe synthetics.
The mint infusion and oils are to cool and invigorate; the honey is a natural antiseptic (especially good if you have itchy, irritated areas on your scalp) and moisturising; extra virgin olive oil is to moisturise and protect; the sweet orange oil refreshes and uplifts; nettle absolute for shine; and the citric acid clarifies.
Divide dry hair into sections and apply onto the scalp and roots. Massage the scalp for 15-20 minutes whilst the product gets to work. Simply shampoo out and lightly condition if needed.
The first use of this didn't go down too well. I wasn't expecting to see super awesome results overnight, but I was also expecting it to do a little more than it did. It had soothed my scalp a little, but it still itched and I wasn't very happy. And then I realised that 1) I hadn't divided my hair into sections so I'd missed parts of my scalp in the first place and 2) lol I didn't massage. I just left it on like a hair treatment.
For the second use I divided up my hair and massaged gently for the first 5 or so minutes to get the product really into my roots. Then I'd go back to doing whatever it was I was doing, remembering to massage my scalp at regular intervals. I shampoo'd ROOTS out with the avocado co-wash I've been using religiously, and let my hair dry.
It was honestly, hand on heart, the softest my hair had been for a really long time, and my scalp felt soothed. The urge to pull and scratch was gone and despite being able to see the trich damage (I was aware this would happen) I felt happy. My hair feels stronger.
For £10.75 a tub I don't know if I'll be continually purchasing this on a student budget, but I haven't used all that much from 3 applications since buying it, so it might be one of those products that lasts me quite a while, so is super worth it? I'll keep you updated. I think it's well worth the try if you suffer from eczema and it manifests on your scalp, suffer from trich, or experience a lot of hair fall - the fresh mint contains menthol which is known to disrupt that!
Have you tried ROOTS before? Or any other Lush hair products?