I came across H’Suan Wen Hua hair mask (named after the Chinese Goddess of hair) in my local Lush store and, as a fan of Lush fresh face masks, thought I’d give one of their hair masks a try. I’m always seeking longer, healthier hair and since I had mine highlighted last year it has become a little dry. I’ve been missing the softness and shine of my natural hair and had my fingers crossed this pot of magic would bring my unhealthy hair back to life.
Filled with moisturising mashed bananas, avocados and olive oil, H’Suan Wen Hua worked its magic after just one application, leaving my hair feeling nourished and silky. It also contains balsamic vinegar and free-range eggs, that are well known in home-remedy haircare. I’ve been tempted to try these raw ingredients at home but been put off by the idea of smelly, chip shop hair! Needless to say, this hair mask does not smell of either egg or vinegar and my locks are definitely looking more vibrant and healthy. The ends have been transformed from their former dry and brittle state and my colour appears vibrant and less brassy.
I really wasn’t expecting a hair mask to work so well! My hair was obviously crying out for some TLC and lapped up the goodness. The downside (or plus side!) is that you have to give H’Suan Wen Hua 20mins to do its thing and Lush recommend you use it on dry hair so it can be ‘drunk’ up. As someone who usually uses a 5 minute deep conditioner after shampooing in the shower, this meant a bit more commitment, so I poured a nice bubbly bath and wallowed until the time was up. After it’s worked its magic you just shampoo and condition your hair as usual.
H’Suan Wen Hua is priced at RRP £9.50 for 225g so can be a little expensive if you have long hair (I used approx. half a pot on one application) but it’s a third of the price of a salon treatment and achieves the same, if not better, results.
If, like me, your hair is crying out for some nourishment after a colour or has suffered from too much styling then I’d definitely recommend giving H’Suan Wen Hua a go. After using it myself I can see why it’s named after the Goddess of hair!