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LUSH TANGLED HOT OIL TREATMENT REVIEW

At least once in your life, you might have wished to have a magnificent hair as Rapunzel, long and strong. While a hair as long as hers would have been difficult to carry, a mane that strong wouldn’t hurt,right. Today I am going to talk about “Tangled”, no, not the Disney movie, but the Tangled hot oil treatment from Lush cosmetics.

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And this is just a coincidence that I mentioned about Rapunzel when the name of Disney’s version of Rapunzel and the product I am reviewing has the same name. Now, if you have never heard of Rapunzel, which I think is impossible, just know that she is some girl with magnificent long tresses and that’s all is important here. Actually, even that is not important, I just want to write a good intro, that’s it! For those who read, of course, I mean some don’t right? But you are not someone belonging to that category because you are actually reading it:D And I love you but let’s move on!’

Okay! So I was saying is if you need healthy and strong hair, you have to work for it. A healthy diet and a good hair care routine are very important. Your hair needs conditioning and Tangled is supposed to give that to you! Let’s find out what else Lush claims from this solid hair product before beginning to analyze it it’s true.

Claims 

Out damned knot! This rosewood and ylang ylang treatment is here to tame your tangles. A creamy mix of softening, strengthening oils increase tensile strength and allow you to comb with ease. This hot oil treatment has goodness written all over it.

Ingredient list of  lush tangled hot oil treatment

  • Cetearyl Alcohol & Sodium Lauryl Sulfate
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Cationic Guar Gum
  • Sodium Bicarbonate
  • Organic Jojoba Oil
  • Citric Acid
  • Perfume
  • Orange Flower Absolute
  • Rosewood Oil
  • Ylang Ylang Oil
  • Benzyl Benzoate
  • Benzyl Alcohol
  • Amyl Cinnamal
  • Benzyl Salicylate
  • Eugenol
  • Farnesol
  • Geraniol
  • Isoeugenol
  • Limonene
  • Linalool

Price and availability

AED 75 for 20g and available at all  Lush stores also online Hot oil treatment is also available in two different types- Damaged and Kinky.

What I have to say about Lush Tangled hot oil treatment

 

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The Tangled hot oil treatment from Lush cosmetics looks like a lollypop, with a stick at one end and an off-white solid “thing” at the other. This “thing is the real product (treatment). My description might not sound serious but this lollypop form is actually brilliant. Why? because the stick is used to stir and melt the product. There is a black label covering the product, underneath which you get the complete instructions on how to prepare this mask/treatment.

This treatment is actually a mix of different oils in a solid form, so if you are someone who hates oiling your hair, this product is definitely your thing! The Lush tangled hot oil treatment contains some really amazing ingredients like the extra virgin olive oil which increase the tensile strength of the hair and keep your hair moisturized and protected. The next key ingredient is organic jojoba oil which conditions the hair shaft and adds shine and manageability.

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It smells really good, a beautiful floral scent with a hint of citrus which mainly is due to the two ingredients ylang ylang, which has a sweet floral fragrance and orange flower absolute which has a citrusy fragrance. The smell is so good and uplifting. But I wish I could say this about the smell once it melts too. Sadly, it smells weird once the product is melted.

To prepare this treatment, place the treatment in a cup or bowl or whatever you like, Lush recommends using their black pots, your choice. Next, add hot water to the solid treatment and begin to stir gently. Start by adding a small amount of water and add more as required. Continue stirring until this is completely melted, without any lumps. The melting process takes a while, say 5-7 minutes. The end product must be thick and creamy. I suggest not to make it too thick as it might be difficult to remove the treatment from your hair. Next step is to apply this cream to your dry hair. Make sure the treatment is not too hot, but it should be warm. Keep this mask on your hair for  20 minutes then wash it off using shampoo.

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This treatment was way too much for my shoulder length hair. I applied it so so generously and even then I had so much left which I used on my hubby’s hair. To my surprise, there was still left, which I finally convinced my brother to try. So basically this product was enough for a very generous application on my shoulder length hair, a generous application on my husband’s short hair and not-so-generous application on my brother’s hair. But if this was to be used on my hair before chopping it a few days back ( I had really long hair) then it would have been enough for me and my husband. So I recommend cutting this solid treatment into two or three parts (depending on your hair length) or sharing with someone. Remember once you melt it, you cannot keep it for long, maybe for a week.

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Now let’s talk about the results. My hair is normally dry and after using the Lush tangled hot oil treatment my hair was soft, bouncy and so much manageable. It felt so well nourished and I can say is that was a good hair day and it stayed that way for a few days! The results were the same for the two boys as well. I also loved the beautiful intense floral fragrance it left behind, and the fragrance lasted for a couple of days!

Two things I don’t really like about the lush tangled hot oil treatment is one, it contains SLS and the difficulty to remove when overused. Also if you don’t have the patience to stir and melt this product, then just skip it!

My final verdict

 

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Lush Tangled hot oil treatment is a really good product which leaves your hair soft, nourished and manageable. But if you don’t want to stay in the shower for hours and hours trying to remove this treatment out of your hair then remember not to make it too thick and not to apply it  way too generously. But the real problem according to me is SLS, which is making me go from Wow to Hmm and I am giving it 3.9/5. I will still repurchase it for days when my hair needs some extra conditioning.

So, my beautiful friends, have you used the Lush cosmetics Tangled hot oil treatment? Did you like it? Which is your favorite hair treatment/mask

 

 

LIEBSTER AWARD

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Inspire and be inspired!

Every achievement big or small, is valuable. I started The Beauty mascot four months back when I had no idea if this small blog of mine will be read by real people. My very first achievement after starting my blog was definitely when I realized my little beauty world has some amazing readership. I cannot boast of high blog traffic, but I am happy there are people who take time to read my blog and find my blog informative. Now this blog of mine has been nominated for the Liebster award. It might not be a great deal for some of you, but for me it gives me inspiration and hope. Thank you Kim from Always A New Day for the nomination.

Lets get started by answering the 11 questions Kim has asked me.

  1. What is your biggest goals for 2016?

This blog of mine has made me confident enough of thinking about starting a lifestyle blog, where I can write more about me and more about the lovely country where I live, UAE.

2. How do you spend any me time you may have?

Me time does not even exist in my widest dreams now, to be honest! The reason, I have a 15 month old who just wont stop, she is running, jumping, and  doing every possible thing. But if I ever get the luxury, I would choose to escape to a spa, get somebody else to do things for me. Or to keep it simple, I would love to take a beauty bath with a face mask on and just relax! Wow! I really need that right now.

3. Why did you start blogging?

I started blogging to share what I have got in terms of beauty, share beauty tips and tricks as well as make up tricks, beauty DIY’s, product reviews and every other thing related to beauty. Moreover, blogging gives you a platform, to share what you know and what you think and what you want others to know. My work stays there as long as I live and after, so that, when my li’l girl grow up she can be proud of her mommy,hopefully 😛

4.If your readers could read ONE post from you, which one would it be and why?

I’m really glad you asked this question Kim! Okay I have written a post about using avocado seed for facial massage, you can find it HERE. I think this trick is really amazing and cheap. Everybody should try it out.

5. Where is your favorite place to travel?

I have just been to a very few places. But out of all the places I have visited Switzerland is my absolute favorite. Right from the time I could remember I have always dreamt of snowy mountains , serene lakes, beautiful greenery; what a picturesque place it is!

Just a couple more questions, I promise!

6. What is a favorite recipe that you would suggest for everyone to try?

Now this one is tough. I can’t think of any. Lets try this,  I make a curry leaves chicken curry, which is very easy. Just blend together curry leaves, onion, garlic and ginger to form a paste. In a saucepan add oil, to that add the curry leaves paste, cook it for some time, add tomatoes, green chilies and chicken. The spices you add are coriander powder and a little bit of red chili powder. Once the chicken is cooked add garam masala and top it up with coriander leaves. Don’t forget to add salt.  There you have it, very easy but flavorful chicken curry. The best  thing is that curry leaves are great for your skin and hair.

7. If you could travel anywhere, where would you go and who would go with you?

Hmm… If I can, I will visit all the places in the world and moon too, with my family of course! If I really should pick a place I would love to take my li’l cutie to Disneyland. We visited Disneyland two years back and those were the best days of our life! We had so much fun.

8. Describe yourself in one word?

Compassionate.

 

9. What is your favorite movie and why?

I can’t think of one movie right now! I really like the movie “A walk to remember” because this movie is all about unconditional love. I also love all Disney movies! There is an Indian movie “holiday” which is close to my heart because our story (me and my husband) is very much similar to that, only the love part!

10. What is one beauty product you cannot live without?

I cannot live without moisturizers and lip balms, not from any particular brand.

11. Share a favorite quote, Bible verse, or song lyric that motivates you?

“Where there is a will there is a way!

Now its my turn!

I Nominate:

The best thing about Liebster Award is that it is all about discovering and promoting new blogs and bloggers. I am really excited to nominate the following awesome bloggers!

Soumya @ Soumya Midhun

Aki @ AK Beautyworld

Preity @ Stay beautiful with preity

Lily @ Love Lily Jackson

Safi @The Beauty Inside Out

I would love them to answer the following questions! Don’t forget to check them out!

  1. What is one beauty tip you would love to share with all?
  2. Are you guilty of committing any beauty mistakes in the past?  If yes, what ?
  3. Since I love Disney movies, I should ask this, which Disney character you think resemble you?
  4. Micro niche blog or multi-topic blog?
  5. Time for some self promotion, what makes your blog different from other blogs in the same niche?
  6. Say something about the best moment in your life?
  7. Salt and spicy or sweet and sour?( I meant food choices :P)
  8. Which is your favorite place to visit on earth and why?
  9. Share a tale or a funny incident you have heard or happened to you? Weird experiences are also accepted!
  10. Do you dare to go with zero makeup to a very busy or crowded place?
  11. And my final question is What’s your favorite thing about blogging and who is your best blogger friend?

So we have come up to the end of this post! It was really fun and can’t wait to read what these awesome bloggers have to say!

Take care!