Lush Trichomania Truckle Solid Shampoo Review
One of the products I dared to try from Lush was the Trichomania solid hair shampoo. Why dared? That’s because Lush skin products did the opposite on my skin except for the Baby Face cleanser. I researched extensively before buying each of the products considering their costs. “If it is expensive it has got to be good”, right? Well, read on.
The Lush Trichomania Truckle solid shampoo is meant for dry, unruly hair. It is made of coconut and comes in the form of a white solid bar. Although Trichomania smells heavenly of coconut [nothing like Parachute though], post hair wash the smell is not noticeable. When I went to buy this, the SA said it was for children only. She was bent on selling me something more expensive but I bought this anyway. I had read many good reviews from people with curly, frizzy hair before buying it myself.
What Lush claims –
“Coconut shampoo to make dry hair softer. Trichomania = the love of hair. What if you were stuck on a deserted, tropical island? If you’ve got your own coconut tree, you can be almost self-sufficient. You can build a shelter from the leaves, drink the nutritious milk, eat the flesh and use the husks to make carpet, beds and slightly rough clothing. You can also squeeze the flesh to make coconut oil to keep your hair, scalp and body conditioned and moisturized. City dwellers can also benefit from the coconut’s amazing properties by purchasing a block of Trichomania, which will have their hair and scalp cleaner, softer and smelling lovely.”
My experience – [brace yourself, ladies]
I was in awe – the fancy description lured me. The first time I used it, I was so thrilled. I loved the way my hair felt in the shower after using the bar. It lathers very well and smells just heavenly! The coconutty smell is invigorating. I’m sorry for those who cannot stand it – this isn’t for you! I couldn’t wait to see how my hair looked upon drying. Since it claimed to tame dry hair I did not use any leave in serum and back then I was not using any conditioner either.
I went to a mall and after an hour my hair had developed beautiful curls. They ‘felt’ pretty good. The shock came when I went to the washroom to look at myself and I looked like Medusa. Dry, coarse, curly hair sticking out of my head. That was not the part of the deal. No, Sir!
It got worse when I saw the amount of hair on the floor when I returned home. All that hair fell when I was towel drying it. Note – I had been on medication for hair fall and Trichomania ruined it for me.
I knew I had to stop using it. But did I? I used it twice afterwards to give it another chance but both times I used it with a conditioner and a leave it serum. DID. NOT. WORK. I used it as a body cleanser and finished it.
How to use –
Use it like a normal soap on the hair or lather it in your palms and then apply to hair. The solid bar can be cut into small pieces with a kitchen knife. It is necessary to do so otherwise, it melts when wet. Also it needs to be dried between washes.
Price – INR 465 for 100gms, INR 930 for 200gms
Pros of Lush Trichomania Truckle Solid Shampoo
- Smells great.
- Small piece required for three to four washes.
- Lasts a long time.
- When used as a body cleanser, does not make the skin dry.
Cons of Lush Trichomania Truckle Solid Shampoo
- Makes the hair dry and coarse.
- Induced hair fall in my case.
- Not worth the money.
- High maintenance – not durable or portable as many Lush products.
- Melts quickly when in contact with water so storing has to be done properly or you will end up wasting the product.
- No container given to store it.
- Does not remove oil from the hair easily. Needs to be reapplied a couple of times.
Will I repurchase?
Heck no and neither would I ever recommend it for hair. Want to use it for your body, knock yourself out. Sorry Lush fans!
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