I recently did a huge £45 LUSH haul, with Hair Custard being the product voted for on Twitter to have the first, full review. I'm actually really glad this product was chosen first, as I have some things to say about it which I felt were better to just get out of the way rather than leave until the last review.
Hair Custard is described as an "eggs-clusive Oxford Street hair dressing for fighting static and adding moisture and shine" with an absolutely dreamy scent. But in this case, is the proof really in the pudding? *cringe*
Packaged in LUSH's signature, recycled black packaging and smelling like cake batter, this is a product which is really appealing. It's delectable and dripping with goodness, making it incredibly tempting to give it a little lick out of the pot.
There's some seriously good vanilla scents in this product along with a more earthy undertone. As you can see from the photos, Hair Custard is a bright, pudding-yellow, almost the same colour of my car. It's so sassy. However people saying it looks like real custard - what kind of freaky custard have you been eating?
The first time I used this, I hated it. I scrunched it into my wet hair before going to sleep and my hair felt so sexy and smelt amazing. However in the morning, it was a tangled mess which felt sticky and grim when I tried to brush it out. Even straightening my hair didn't rid it of the straw-like feel.
The second time I used this, I hated it. Deciding to try it on dry hair instead, I put a little on the ends of my hair after drying it to add some of the 'moisture' back in. Sadly, it just felt vile and sticky and I actually had to re-wash the ends of my hair, making me late for work with dripping wet hair.
The third time I used this, I loved it. After I had my hair cut, I realised I was using a lot more product than I was supposed to, and maybe it's just better suited to shorter hair. A few reviews of Hair Custard that I read before purchasing stated this was perfect for thick and wavy hair, which is exactly my hair type, however I guess my hair was just too long initially for the product to have a good effect.
My last teeny-tiny gripe with Hair Custard is that it's not vegan, something that I pretty much assumed all LUSH products were now. Obviously, this is because it contains free-range eggs for all the moisturising properties that egg white contains, however I understand that some people would avoid buying it solely because of this.
So in all honestly... if you have long hair, fine hair or are impatient if a product doesn't work first time round, then this product is probably not made for you and I would definitely recommend asking for a sample to try before commiting to a pot. However if you have thicker, short to mid length hair and would like to add a little bit of curl, definitely try this stuff. It's goooood.
Hair Custard is apparently an exclusive Oxford Street only product, however I bought it directly from LUSH's website, so I'm pretty sure it's fairly easy to get your hands on. It's £12.95 for 100g, which at first I thought was a huge waste of money, but after realising how little you actually have to use for a great effect, I feel this actually is worth it for the price.
Have you tried Hair Custard?
Do you think you'll be buying it?