Saturday, January 9, 2010

This One's For The Curls: LUSH Curly Wurly Shampoo

This review goes out to all of you who are looking for a shampoo that will help hydrate and cleanse your "curly wurly" locks. I had been interested in trying a LUSH shampoo, and on a recent trip to one of their stores (I'm quickly becoming an addict, I tell you!), one of the sales associates recommended that I check out Curly Wurly, the brand's shampoo designed to hydrate dry, unruly curls, leaving them shiny and frizz-free.

The formula contains a mixture of natural, healthy, and nourishing ingredients, such as vanilla, coconut (it actually contains little bits of coconut!), papaya, free-range eggs, and an assortment of natural butters. It is also preservative-free. The scent is absolutely amazing, and I would go so far as to say it smells good enough to eat! The shampoo comes housed in a 7.8 oz. tub that retails for $19.50. Though the price may seem to be a bit steep, it is important to keep in mind that one container should last quite a while. Really only a small amount (may vary a little depending on how thick or long your hair is) need be applied at each wash.

I have really been enjoying the product. I am finding that after washing with the Curly Wurly shampoo my tresses feel more moisturized, softer, and more manageable in general. The amount of frizz is diminished and my hair feels very clean. The one thing I do have to say about the shampoo is that its consistency is quite different from those that I had previously used and to which I had become accustomed. It is rather thick and paste-like, and it does not lather in the hair the way traditional shampoos do. I find that it applies best when worked between the fingers first and then spread throughout the hair. I concentrate a lot on the ends of my hair as well, the areas that tend to experience the most dryness. As I mentioned previously, the formula does contain actual bits of coconut in it, which might bother some. I have heard that some people find that removing/washing out the coconut can be difficult, but I myself have not experienced that at all. That again, could also depend on the thickness of the hair, though. My hair, I would say, however, is moderately thick.

If you're dealing with unruly curls, I definitely recommend giving Curly Wurly a go. If you are curious about test driving it before you commit to a tub (it only comes in one size), don't hesitate to ask your LUSH associate if it would be possible to try a sample. I can't guarantee that you will be able to keep your noses out of the product, though. The smell is so deliciously intoxicating!

You can find Curly Wurly at LUSH boutiques worldwide as well as online at

NB: I purchased this product myself.


  1. Great post! I feel LUSH is starting to suck me into buying my very first product from them soon! :D

  2. Love this post! I've only used a couple products from LUSH, do you recommend trying more of them?

  3. Stephanie - I'm glad you enjoyed the post! I think you should take the plunge and try out a LUSH product. I can't guarantee, however, that you won't get hooked! ;-)

    Sarah - Thanks, Sarah! LUSH has become one of my latest obsessions ;-) What have you tried thus far? A few of my favorites right now (and I'm still a newbie to the brand) are Angels on Bare Skin cleanser, Lemony Flutter Cuticle Butter (great for cracked heels, too!), and Honey I Washed the Kids Soap (the smell is fantastic and it is very moisturizing). I have some more products to try thanks to the post-Christmas sale, so look out for more reviews!