LUSH Fair Trade Honey Shampoo Review
I want to start this review off by saying that I absolutely ADORE LUSH! If you went into my bathroom, 90% of my bath and body products are LUSH, and I have backup boxes in my closet of even more LUSH goodies.
I generally make larger purchases from their UK online store because price wise, it comes out to be cheaper with the conversion. The UK site also tends to get new items first, so I browse occasionally for new items. The last time I took a peek I spotted Fair Trade Honey Shampoo, Happy Happy Joy Joy Conditioner and Let the Good Times Roll facial cleanser.
I LOVED all 3 on first use. My hair smelled amazing (Happy Happy Joy Joy is a perfumed conditioner), it was manageable, smooth and had some weight without being plastered down. I found my new Shampoo and Conditioner combo!
BUT then I noticed my arms broke out in very mild hives, but JUST from my elbows up. My jawline also had very mild hives and my scalp itched a teeny bit.
I stopped use of both the shampoo and conditioner to see if it cleared up, and it did.
Then I used my Organix Shampoo with Happy Happy Joy Joy conditioner and things were fine, but I LOVED the way my hair felt with Fair Trade Honey, so after a week I switched to Fair Trade Honey with Organix Conditioner… and I broke out again but it was worse than the first time.
Pretty much everywhere my hair touched for long periods of time (my arms from the elbow up, my back from mid back up, my scalp and my jawline) had hives. I itch like mad and it’s the shampoo :(
I DO have mild allergic reactions to certain oils, none of which I have narrowed down really. This is the third LUSH item I have tried that gives me hives, the first 2 being Lovely Jubblies (yup, the boob cream – I had a kid.. what can I say?) and The Comforter line they carry.
If it wasn’t for these damn hives, I would use Fair Trade Honey Shampoo regularly. Unfortunately, I will be returning this bottle.
Don’t worry, I decided against sharing the nasty hives with you in photo form. You’re welcome.