I’ve read enough reviews of Lush’s Jungle Conditioner to realize that there are still a lot of people who don’t really understand quite how to use it. It’s well worth learning how to use it properly as it’s such a lovely conditioner that I’m even writing a review of it! It’s filled with delicious ingredients like fresh organic bananas, passion fruit, kumquats, figs, avocados and sweet oils like Ylang Ylang oil, Cypress oil and Cedarwood oil. The one trick, however, is to learn how to get this stuff on your hair. Never fear, as it’s really quite simple.
Jungle Conditioner comes in the shape of a round green bar and while some reviews claim that it smells like freshly mowed sweet grass, I think it smells like fruity Sweet Tarts. Every time I put the conditioner bar on my hair I get the nostalgic waft of Sweet Tarts which makes me think of cool and darkened movie theatres which is the one place I bought and consumed Sweet Tarts when I was a child. So the scent is of grass or Sweet Tarts – you be the judge.
One thing that’s well worth remembering with this conditioner is that it’s not going to impart creamy conditioner onto your hair, at least not in the way that you’re used to if you use a traditional conditioner. It doesn’t matter what type of hair you have or what length it is as this conditioner works for everyone. I have quite thick hair that is halfway down my back and have no problem using Jungle. I like to start at the ends of my hair and, taking the conditioner, I wet it and rub it straight onto my hair. It creates a green waxy substance that is absorbed nicely into your hair. I spend around 5 minutes running this into every strand of hair I can find and slowly work my way up to my roots. When I’m done, I like to put on just a touch of Lush’s Retread conditioner also and then I comb them both through my hair and leave them on for about 10 minutes.
Because of the cocoa butter in Jungle, you’ll find that when you rinse your hair it will have a squeaky clean feeling as the conditioner leaves your hair. Don’t over-rinse it though – just rinse everything out until your hair feels soft as the cocoa butter will make it so that it never feels fully rinsed. Once you’re out of the shower, come whatever else through your hair that you need to. I use Kiehl’s Creme with Silk Groom and then allow my hair to dry naturally for a few minutes before I blow it dry.
You’ll find that your hair is wildly soft and fragrant after using Jungle Conditioner. My hair bounces everywhere I go and when I’m out in the sun I feel almost as though I’m walking along in some cheesy 1970s hair commercial! Don’t be afraid of using a bar of conditioner on your hair. Give Jungle a go and enjoy long and luscious locks.