May 1, 2018

Lush Avocado Co-Wash Is the Best Thing I Ever Did for My Hair

Lush Avocado Co-Wash is one of the best things I ever did for my hair. I love this stuff. This is basically Lush’s idea of a cleansing conditioner but in so many ways it is so much better than a cleansing conditioner. It’s a little late since the cleansing conditioner craze and trend is over at this point but as they say better later than never.

If they discontinue this I will ugly cry all over Big until he brings it back.

Lush Avocado Co-Wash is available in all shapes and sizes but starts at $15.95 for a 3.5 oz bar which is all you really need to start off with but believe me as you use you’ll find yourself wanting to get a bigger bar so you’ll never run out. Lush stores will cut it up into any shape or size you want it or you can snag it online and they’ll send you a nice, neat little 3.5 oz bar.

It’s basically shaped like a slice of soap and contains cocoa butter as well as avocado and cupuaçu butter which is where it is harnessing it’s main moisture source. It has a bright, tart lemony scent that gives my hair lasting fresh fragrance.

So, how do you use it? It’s pretty much like any Lush Solid Shampoo or Conditioner Bar. Just wet your hair and either rub the bar across your hair a few times and smooth the product in. Or you can do what I do. I tend to rub the bar between my hands a few times and than I smooth my hands through my hair. I find this works better for me when it comes to using solid hair care as I’m not creating tangles when knocking a shampoo bar against my head a few times. It does have a red rind around it which reminded me of cheese. I peeled it off and tossed it out! I used to do the same with Demon in the Dark Soap but I know a few people that used to keep the rind on and use the soap so I imagine you can do the same with this but I find it a pain so I just peel and toss.

I was very concerned about putting this in my hair since it had a very emollient texture. It felt like I was working oil into my hands and water was beading off my skin while I was in the shower. Oil and water doesn’t do well for my hair so I def was concerned this would be difficult to wash out. Not that case at all! Almost instantly upon applying it to my hair it started to de-tangle and loosen up my hair. I get pretty bad bed head in the AM since I have really long, wavy hair. This results in quite a few knots and tangles come the AM even when I wear pigtails to bed. This pretty much attacked all my tangles, knots, and frizz and instantly loosened up my hair and smoothed it out. My concerns about washing it out were eased because as soon as I ducked my head under the shower it instantly rinsed away and didn’t leave any build up that a cleansing conditioner typically would. Cleansing Conditioners are great but man they leave some seriously heavy build up behind as they are loaded with silicone. This formula almost feels like it detoxes your hair and leaves it loose, soft, and super hydrated.

After using this a week my hair looked smoother, my frizz wasn’t as bad, and I felt like I had so much more moisture.

I’d buy it again and again and again. Keep making this one Lush!

Lush Avocado Co-Wash gets a Muse Approved.

Do try this one!

Fair Trade Organic Cocoa Butter (Theobroma cacao) Rosemary; Lavender Flower and Nettle Infusion (Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Flower Extract, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Extract, Urtica dioica (Nettle) Extra) Fresh Avocado (Persea gratissima) Cupuaçu Butter (Theobroma Grandiflorum) Sodium Laureth Sulfate Glyceryl Stearate & PEG-100 Stearate Cetearyl Alcohol & Sodium Lauryl Sulfate Fragrance Glycerine Extra Virgin Olive Oil (Olea europaea) Disodium Laureth Sulfosuccinate Cider Vinegar Guar Gum (Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride) Bergamot Oil (Citrus Aurantium bergamia) Litsea Cubeba Oil Olibanum Oil (Boswellia carterii) Gardenia Extract (Gardenia jasminoides) Amyl Cinnamal *Cinnamal *Cinnamyl Alcohol *Citral *Limonene *Linalool Chlorophyllin (Chlorophyllin-Copper Complex) *Occurs naturally in essential oils

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About the Muse

Isabella MuseIsabella is just an average everyday geeky girl who doesn’t blend her eyeshadow correctly, wears too much blush, and hopes she never finds her holy grail products because she likes the thrill of the chase so much. Her mission is to bring you super honest reviews on makeup, skincare, fragrance and all things beauty. She’s in no way an expert on the topic and she sure as hell isn’t a super model. But she’s passionate about makeup and is seeking like-minded individuals that like pina coladas, getting caught in the rain, and ones that enjoy spending hundreds of dollars at Sephora without feeling buyer’s remorse. If you’re that person feel free to reach out and leave a comment or follow me on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Bloglovin‘.

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  • Ashley

    Thank you so much for this review!

    I was just in Lush yesterday to pick up a Mother’s Day gift, but now I’ll definitely be returning to buy this for myself!!!

  • Lauren

    I want to try this so bad! I’m scared of the solid Lush shampoo bars, though, since I had a nasty reaction to one in the past that resulted in some serious cystic acne at my hairline and on my upper back. I was so bummed, too, since it was otherwise wonderful.

  • Diane

    I was so intrigued until i saw the ingredients! Why lush why is there a sulfate in a co wash! My hair hates sulfates lol

    • ChynnaBlue

      Yeah, why include a sulfate? That, to me, entirely defeats the purpose of a co-wash. Honestly, that made me question if they even know what a co-wash was, so I went to look it up on their site. They say this product was created for people who aren’t ready to swear off shampoo and that it’s 80% conditioner and 20% shampoo. Which is cool, but sulfate-free shampoos are a thing, so I’m still confused.

      But it works and it sounds like a better option that regular shampoo, so that’s good! I do wish they hadn’t called it a co-wash, though. If it’s a hybrid, they should call it that; calling it a co-wash is misleading.

  • wendy

    i was wondering why you had a picture of a block of cheese on your site LOL

  • wendy

    Muse, how can I get my picture to show up like yours does?

  • Moi Vienneau

    Hi Isabella. My 14 year old daughter can get frizzy hair if she doesn’t apply a defrizz after showering. Do you put that all over the head, or just your ends?

    • Isabella Muse

      just the ends for me, I feel like defrizz products add a lot of build up so I put it at the ends and I use a leave in conditioner to tame the rest of my freeze. The more moisture I have the better my frizz looks so I’m all about applying as much moisture as possible.

  • Felicia

    That looks luscious for hair. I was just in Lush and picked up a small slab of Queen Bee. I fell in love with the smell. Have you tried it before?

    • Isabella Muse

      I LOVE queen bee! So great! I use it on the tips of my hair for moisture totally does great with split ends ;-D