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Why Lush’s H’suan Wen Hua is the best hair mask ever

February 25, 2015

Why Lush's H'suan Wen Hua is the best hair mask everI’ve got very curly hair and, as with most curly hair, it can get pretty dry. When it does get dry, it gets frizzy and big. Over the years, I’ve tried all sorts of conditioners and treatments in a bid to tame it – Aussie 3 Minute Miracle, Moroccan oil, coconut oil – you name it. Some of them were nice, but nothing made a noticeable difference.

When I was doing research for this post on how much I love Lush, I came across their H’Suan Wen Hua hair mask – bit of a weird name, I know, but it sounded so good – full of protein-rich, nourishing ingredients to revive your hair and improve its condition’ – and the reviews were great. I picked up a pot the next time I was in Lush and gave it a go…

My verdict? I love this stuff! It instantly makes my hair feel softer, smoother and less frizzy. My hair is in real need of a cut at the moment, which would usually make it a big, untameable nightmare, but this mask has made it much more manageable. I imagine it would work really for anyone with dry or damaged hair or who, like me, is putting off their next haircut.

I use it once a week, slathering lots onto my dry hair and combing it through to make sure all my hair is totally covered (it has a bit of a weird smell, but not strong enough to put me off). I usually leave it on for at least 30 minutes then rinse in the shower and wash and condition as normal (I’m currently using Lush’s Curly Wurly and Retread to wash and condition my hair). I have shoulder-length hair and I’ve probably gotten at least eight treatments out of the pot, which I think makes it pretty good value as well. As testament to how much I love this product, my pot has only just run out and I’ve already ordered another to replenish my stash…

Do you have any tips for managing curly hair? Am I missing any other great hair finds?

p.s. More great buys from Lush and why you might want to wash your hair less often.

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    Reply Evie May 12, 2015 at 8:39 am

    Hi Rachel!

    I’m so glad to hear H’Suan Wen Hua is working for you! I’ve recently bought a pot of it 2 days ago, and I’m a total convert now! I don’t have naturally curly hair as you do, but my mane hangs thick, wavy and highly frazzled from heat and angsty dye jobs!
    I also fund using the R&B leave-in treatment gives it a lot more protection and moisture. I tend to apply a small dose of it on wet hair, but you can still re-apply when it’s dry or feeling a bit crunchy.

    • Reply Rachel May 13, 2015 at 11:29 am

      It’s great isn’t it? I was amazed at the difference after even one treatment. I think I’ve used R&B before, but you’ve reminded me to give it another try!

    Reply Fashion and Frappes August 23, 2015 at 8:13 pm

    Glad I came across your post! Would you recommend this for thin, slightly greasy, wavy hair?

    • Reply Rachel August 24, 2015 at 10:41 am

      Probably not, it’s quite an intensive mask: so better suited to dry, thicker hair.

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