The Veganese conditioner is another Lush gift I was given for my birthday recently. I'm guessing my friend chose is because it is suitable for all hair types and she wasn't sure of my hair type, as I had never tried Veganese before.
The conditioner comes in a plastic bottle that can be returned to Lush to be recycled. It is available in small, medium and large sizes and the medium size I was given would have cost £6.50 for a 250g bottle. The 100g bottle costs £3.25 and the 500g costs £10.50, which is about normal for Lush products.
Veganese conditioner contains lavender essential oil which is good for all hair types and also lemon which gives it a very refreshing smell and used to be a common natural hair cleaner. I have been using it after Daddy-O shampoo which creates an interesting effect as Daddy-O is the stronger and presiding smell, but Veganese does add a lemon twist to it. I think the two actually go well together but more to than in a second.
As a vegan I was initially quite excited that Lush made a product with 'vegan' in the name, and the conditioner has not let me down! The conditioner is a lot runnier than normal conditioners are which I put down to the essential oils and natural ingredients, so you have to be careful not to waste a load of it when you squirt it into your hand before putting it in your hair. The conditioner is a pale yellow in colour, not vibrant like most Lush products but it certainly works well. I have very short hair so I use the smallest amount and it's really quite surprising how far a little goes with this conditioner.. When I was using Original Source I seemed to get through it really quickly but kept buying it because of the low price and no animal testing policy.
There is a remarkable difference in my hair when I use Veganese and when I don't. I have noticed that even with a small amount of this conditioner my hair becomes super shiny as soon as it has dried, and in fact I had my hair cut recently and my hairdresser asked me how I get my hair so shiny and moisturised! It doesn't have too strong or fake a smell like a lot of conditioners do but my mum smelled it one day and told me it took her back to her own lemon rinse days! Which I thought was kind of nice.
Veganese hair conditioner leaves my hair feels soft and smooth and looking shiny and healthy, which it is, as I'm careful about what I put on it, mostly because of my allergies to synthetic/strong chemical ingredients, which you will find in most haircare products as they are so cheap to make. I would highly recommend this conditioner if you are looking for something to improve your hair quality as the ingredients are all mild and nourishing, and although it is quite a pricey product it will last you a long time, maybe a lot longer than cheaper conditioners do in fact. I expect I will buy it when it does run out despite the price because my hair feels so soft and looks so shiny and wavy that I have been getting compliments on it since using Veganese! So 5 stars from me!
LUSH VEGANESE HAIR CONDITIONER
So yet another Lush review on Dooyoo, I know there are a lot of us Lush fans on here but they really do have a lot of amazing products. I am a recent convert to Lush, I had thought they were a store that simply made bath bombs and soaps! My sister and mum call it that shop that smells the street out! And I have to admit you can usually smell a Lush shop before you see them but I love the smell.
I admit I have looked at the shampoo's and conditioners a few times when in Lush recently but the price tag is hefty when I can buy many top brands in the £1 stores these days however I have been suffering a lot with residue and build up on my hair and when I was away recently I forgot my travel shampoo and conditioner and face wash, genius I know! My face wash is from Lush so I pottered along to the local Lush store to replace my face wash and spotted travel sized bottles of the shampoo and conditioner and thought I might as well give them a go.
The assistants in Lush are wonderful, I have only met one so far that has not been oober helpful. They will listen to what you want from products and help you work out what is best for you, If there are several choices they will usually suggest trials of them and will happily sort those free of charge for you. They will also actually demonstrate products for you in the store which I find really helpful.
THE PRODUCT ....
So the product I am reviewing today is a hair conditioner, this is the lightest of Lush's range of bottled conditioners, it is designed for everyday use and is suitable for all hair types. The conditioner looks a little bit like a bottle of blended banana juice in colour with a shine to it. The conditioner is a lot thinner in consistency than those I am used to using but is thick enough to stay in a pool on your hand when cupped and not run everywhere.
When you open the bottle to this product you can instantly smell the lemons, it really does smell like a nice refreshing fresh lemonade, it's very sweet but refreshing. The assistant in Lush informed me that the lemons give the hair a lovely shine and that this conditioner is supposed to help provide a really nice shine to the hair.
To use you simply tip some of the product into the palm of your hands, rub them together and smooth through your hair. This is of course after shampooing and rinsing your hair first. The amount of product you need really will depend upon your hair type and length, for me I needed an awful lot of this conditioner to be effective, my hair is thick and seemed to almost inhale this conditioner.
THE PACKING ....
This conditioner is one of Lush's bottled ones and comes in a range of three different sizes, all of the bottles are clear plastic so you can easily see the product inside, the lid of the bottle is on the top, is black plastic and has a flip cap.
The paper label on the bottle is black at the front with white text and white at the back with black text which really does look striking. The name of the conditioner has prominent position at the top of the bottle and then an odd blurb from Lush which is bypassing me! It says "I'm turning Veganese, I think I'm turning Veganese, I really think so." Way over my head I am afraid - answers on a post card to ....
It then informs us that the product contains Lemons for shine, Seaweed for softness and herbal infusions for our scalps. That it is a light conditioner for all hair types, not just for vegans.
At the very bottom is a small Lush logo and a logo informing us that the product is suitable for vegans.
The back has the usual types of information, how to use the product and the ingredients it also informs us that the lid of this bottle can be recycled at any local lush store and the bottle has been made from 100% recycled plastic.
SIZE AND COST ....
The bottles have gone up recently and as I say are a little costly although having now started using them I would say are totally worth the cost.
This conditioner comes in three bottle sizes :-
100g at £4.15
250g at £8.15
500g at £13.15
This is not my favourite of the Lush conditioners, it is a little light for my hair and as I said about my hair drinks this particular conditioner meaning I need a lot of the product.
Does it do it's job though? Yes! This conditioner really does leave a lovely shine on your hair and my hair smells like lemons for around 24 hours after use. I find myself shaking my hair to smell it! I look like something off a hair care advert lol.
Would I recommend this product? That part really is up to the individual, if you have very dry hair then I am not sure this is the conditioner for you, it is the lightest of the Lush conditioners and if like me your hair requires a little more strength then this may not be for you.
I actually have been using this conditioner in conjunction with a hair treatment that you use on dry hair prior to shampooing. I find that it just adds a nice shine to my hair and looks really nice when straightened. This would be too weak for me to use daily but I can not mark the conditioner down because it does do what it says on the bottle.
For me this product is 4 stars it's good but not quite perfect, I feel it could just do with a little more in it to make it provide a tiny bit more softness to the hair and unfortunately contains lauryl sulfate.
Lush Veganese Conditioner
I am a huge Lush fan and every time I go into the Westfield Centre in Derby I HAVE to pay a visit and have a try of some of the products. I always end up buy one or two and then getting a couple of samples as well. I am gradually working my way through the various shampoos and conditioners and this is the latest one I have tried.
If you have been living on a secluded island and not read any reviews on Dooyoo or Ciao for years then you may not have heard of the wonderful cosmetic company called Lush. Lush make their products with as many fresh natural products as possible using little or no preservatives. They source their ingredients from countries where the environment is not damaged by the production of the ingredients. The ingredients used are vegetarian and none are tested on animals. There is always a date on all their products telling when they were made and often who made them as well.
Lush started as a mail order company called Cosmetics to Go but some time later it became Lush and spread into a number of actual shops. You can now buy Lush products in other countries of the world as well as in the UK so the word is spreading quickly.
After trying several different creams on my hands and arms and playing with the bath bombs and chatting with the lovely member of staff who was sharing her excitement for the perfumes with me I asked about hair products and said I wanted to try this conditioner as I had tried the others and wanted to make sure I had tried every one in the shop. She laughed and said she would sort me out a smaple of this and a shampoo as well. I do very well with samples and often they give me the samples in the recyclable pots so I get a fifth of a fresh face mask as well as my sample.
As usual with many Lush hair products it comes in the recyclable plastic bottles which Lush do not take back but just recycle them wherever you recycle other plastic bottles . It comes in three sizes the larger size of 500g which costs £13.50, the 250g size which costs £8.15 and finally the more affordable 100g bottle at £4.15. I have a couple of the 100g bottles that I have kept to put laundry liquid and fabric conditioner in when we travel as they are well sealed flip top lids and such a neat size and you can easily see what is inside the bottle and how much you have left too.
The name and ingredients are on labels on the bottles as well as the use by date and a picture of the person who made the product.
WHAT LUSH SAY
"I'm turning Veganese
I think I'm turning Veganese
I really think so!
Our lightest conditioner, suitable for use on all hair types.
This is a light moisturiser for the hair; made with a seaweed gel base, we have added lavender and rosemary infusions and fresh lemon juice to give shine. A fresh lemon fragrance lingers in the hair afterwards."
They also say that this is "great for use when you want a light conditioner that doesn't weigh the hair down, but still want lots of shine. Makes hair more manageable and less static."
This product was invented for two main sets of people. Some people were asking for a conditioner that didn't have lanolin as they were wanting a Vegan friendly conditioner . Veganese has no lanolin which makes it vegan friendly and much lighter than other conditioners.
The Japanese staff of Lush also requested a lighter conditioner as normal conditioners were too heavy for the Japanese hair so they combine vegan with Japanese and so Veganese was created.
I have found that Lush conditioners seem far less 'greasy or oily' that others and I often feel as I am using them that I need to use more than I do with other brands. I am not sure if I do need to use more but I have found that I get better results by not rinsing them out so thoroughly, almost like a leave -in conditioner. My hair is very dry and this may not be the case for everyone though so it is worth trying the conditioners before you buy and test my theory out.
This is about the fifth of their conditioners that I have tried, three were the intensive the pre-condition type and one was 'jungle' the solid conditioner that I always take on my travels. This therefore is only the second of the put in and rinse out types, the other being Coolaulin which I will review at a later date.
This is a creamy white thickish liquid but not as thick and viscous as most conditioners. It smells powerfully of lemon, rather too powerfully for my liking. It is quite a harsh lemon smell a bit like a Jif lemon concentrate type.
Initially I was not keen on the smell at all and found it rather too 'cleaning product' sort of lemon smelling but I got over the scent to judge the effect it had on my hair.
Basically use it as you would any other conditioner just squeezing it out of the bottle. I do find the bottles quite hard work to squeeze and find that at the end I have to either patiently wait while the contents come to the lid end once I turn it upside down or I keep them balance d on the lids beside the bath to make it quicker.
You do also have to make sure you push down the lid to seal the cap otherwise you might waste a lot keeping it upside down or in case it got knocked off as nearly £10 of conditioner spilling from a bottle could be very annoying to say the least.
Squeeze out a small amount and massage this into your hair and scalp. I use my little massage brush which I comb through my hair and this spreads the conditioner and massages my scalp. I often apply a face mask too and then lie back and relax for five minutes while conditioner and face mask work their magic.
Rinse off with warm, not hot water as hot water will open the pores and leave you with a greasy feel to your hair. I then wrap my hair in a towel whilst I dry myself off then blow dry and style as normal. Recently I have experimented and have just run my wet hands through my conditioned hair rather than rinsing it out under the tap or shower. I have also tried just rubbing conditioner in my hands and then running these through my hair and again not rinsing it off and that also gives a pretty good result.I have found this leaves my hair feeling really nice and soft and not at all heavy or greasy. I can leave my hair for two days between washes at least and this method seems to work well for me. It also means I can smell the lovely aroma as I turn my head too. I have to say the scent of this isn't one that I really want my hair smelling of as the lemon is far too intense.
WHY IS THIS SO GOOD FOR HAIR?
Lush try to use as many natural and beneficial ingredients as possible in their products and this one is no exception.
Agar gel comes from seaweed and this is used instead of lanolin in this conditioner as it is softening and moisturising for both skin and hair. The agar agar gel holds together the other ingredients and thickens this product while it also revitalises damaged, coloured, frizzy and thick curly hair and softens hair follicles.
Seaweeds apparently contain up to twenty times the elements of land plants so are full of lots of goodness.
Lavender is there for its scent but sadly that is overpowered by the lemon but it is also good for calming the scalp and is an natural anti bacterial.
Rosemary infusion is included for its care of the scalp as it is gentle for both hair and scalp and helps give hair a shine too.
Lemon oil is antiseptic, cleansing and fungicidal while the uplifting aroma is a refreshing addition and also lemon oil is a great cleanser as well as naturally lightening blonde hair.
So there you have it a pot full of rather interesting ingredients which do work well as a healthy and balanced conditioner. It isn't my favourite of Lush's conditioners by a very long way as it has such a strong lemon pungent scent and it is pretty light so I find I need to use a stronger conditioner every second wash. I can't say mine is shiny but my hair never is that is just its way.
ANY NOT SO GREAT INGREDIENTS?
You would think not but Lush do use some ingredients which are not so great. In this we find;
Cetrimonium bromide which is a surfactant and put there as it helps the hair to lie flat and gives it a silky shine. Cetrimonium bromide is an ammonium salt often used in hair and skincare products as it prevents static build-up that causes flyaway hair. I am not sure about this so if you have allergies or concerns then investigate this for yourself.
Cetearyl alcohol which is an emulsifier and it allows ingredient to combine without separating and in this conditioners it is there to thicken. It is created from coconut oil and once again I leave it to you to decide for yourself.
Cetearyl alcohol and sodium lauryl sulphate combine to make an emulsifying wax. In this conditioner the wax softens and coats the hair, making it controllable.
All these are perfectly safe unless you have a specific allergy or have a specific desire to avoid them so I only mention them in case this is a problem to you.
I have eczema and have no problem while my step daughter has to be very careful of many of these ingredients as they cause her eczema to flare up.
WOULD I RECOMMEND
Not sure about this one at all as it smells so pungently of lemon and is actually rather lighter than I like my conditioners to be too. It isn't cheap and there are lots of other conditioners that I prefer so I won't be rushing to buy this one again. Sorry Lush this one is not for me at all
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First impression you have the same Lush bottle that you find across the entire range which I personally really like it has the black label with white writing and the logo across the top again in the same way that all the bottled products are labelled.
One thing you find on the lush bottles which I really like are the small round stickers which has a drawing of whoever it was which created the product you're buying and also there name written underneath. I just think this adds a nice personal touch to the product and knowing they made it rather than it being massed produce by machine is also reassuring.
I got the biggest bottle available but it comes in 3 different sizes but you will notice you make quite a reasonable saving the more you buy.
100g - £3.95
250g - £7.75
500g - £12.50
Obviously you'll notice looking at the price that it's quite pricey especially if you're comparing to cheaper options you may pick up in the supermarket. But for me there's a number of different reasons I will always pay the extra for Lush products =
Knowing exactly what's in your products as everything they use has a natural source and using the website you can see what's in and even more in-depth information about the individual ingredients.
Here's the ingredients from the Lush site -
Natural Ingredients are:
Lavender Flower Infusion, Fresh Rosemary Infusion, Agar Agar Gel, Lemon Oil, Benzoin Resinoid, Fresh Organic Lemon Juice, Citral, Limonene
Cetearyl Alcohol, Propylene Glycol, Cetearyl Alcohol & Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Cetrimonium Bromide, Perfume, Methylparaben
All the packaging is recycled and is fully recyclable you can also take in your empty Lush pots and bottle tops and for 5 black pots they will reward you with a face mask which would usually come at a cost of £5.75 (they're amazing as well).
Absolutely no animal testing and all the products are sourced in the most ethical way and Lush employees are actually sent to inspect that everything is living up to the high standards (and rightfully so) that they have set.
Also could be included in here as it is a big plus for me is that a lot of the products including this one are made from completely Vegan ingredients which cannot be said for a huge amount of the other alternatives on the market.
Great quality products everything has been made using fresh ingredients and also natural ingredients meaning it's very good for your skin especially if you can sometimes suffer from irritation with the chemicals in other products.
(the above text is slightly edited as it is relevant across all my Lush reviews)
The actual conditioner is a creamy white colour it and when out of the bottle it has a slight ash colour to it very similar to limestone.
This definitely has the most in your face smell out of all the Lush products I have and the lemon is very prominent as soon as you open the bottle. I actually really like the smell but some other people I've shown it too said it reminds them of lemon scented toilet cleaner so obviously some people find the initial smell quite overpowering and maybe too intense. The lavender and rosemary are definitely not noticeable when smelling the conditioner in it's present state in the bottle.
Upon applying the conditioner to your hair you still get the strong scent of the lemon to me personally it reminds me a lot of lemon sherbet because it smells much more like a sweet version of lemon rather than actual lemons maybe because of the presence of the other ingredients as it is real lemon juice and lemon oil used.
Once you wash off the conditioner it leaves the lovely smell of lemon not only in your hair but in the bathroom and until your hair is dry it fills most rooms you're sitting in with the lemon sherbet smell which personally I love.
And the important thing is it lasts I can still smell the lemon present in my hair even the day after I have conditioned it and it smells fresh and not chemical what so ever.
The conditioner has a consistency much like any other conditioner on the market it's slight thicker than shampoo and a lot less runny.
Now I have to mention the only slight downside which is how much you need to use for a good coverage. I have thick hair and it's an inch or two past shoulder length and I find that with this conditioner I have to be very generous in order to get enough to cover all of my hair evenly. Obviously this means it will run out quicker but I still think it's worth the price for the quality budget but it definitely isn't cost effective if people are trying to save on toiletries as you may find yourself needing a new bottle each month if you condition your hair every 1-2 days.
When the conditioner is in I usually leave it on for about 5 minutes before rinsing it off and straight away you notice how soft your hair feels.
When dry my hair feels incredibly soft and light which is pretty rare considering how thick my hair actually is and I would say that this conditioner works about 10 times better than any other I have used (Superdrug, TRESemme, Bed Head etc) which really makes the price worth it.
I have been using it for about a week now and my hair hasn't looked this healthy in a long time and I had very damaged hair from bleaching and dying it sometimes 2-3 times a month so the quality is most definitely there.
Something to consider because Lush don't often have lines of products I would definitely recommend using this in conjunction with I Love Juicy Shampoo and Happy Hippy Shower Gel as they all contain sweet smelling fruits (pineapple, lemon, citrus and grapefruit). I have already reviewed I Love Juicy and Happy Hippy will be my next review if you want to look at them and compare.
Pretty expensive if you're on a budget but definitely the best quality conditioner I have ever used personally and I would recommend it to anyone as it's suitable for all types of hair and as Lush put it on the bottle ... not just for Vegans.
If you have seen my past reviews you'll know that I've gone through a mass amount of conditioners from a number of different leading brands and often haven't had all that great results.
My boyfriend is vegan and he recently purchased the veganese conditioner because of this reason and I tried it and my hair is softer, shinier and more vibrant than it has ever been in my life. And there's no greasy residue the day after - it gives a weightless and light feeling to the hair and doesn't weigh it down. This is because of the fact that lush have removed the product "lanolin" which is formed from sheeps wool and added in the majority of retailer conditioners, so even though all of these leading brands tell you it's "cruelty free" they still use animal products, so it's even more of a reason to use veganese as there is absolutely nothing in it that comes from an animal.
It is made with a seaweed gel base and smells somewhat like lemon sherbet as it contains lemon oils and juices which are natural cleansing agents that are perfect for thoroughly cleaning your hair from your scalp to your ends, and has a nice light citrus aroma that leaves you feeling ultra fresh and uplifted. Perfect to wake you up on a morning or freshen up on a hot summer day. All the ingredients are vegan friendly; as you can probably figure by it's name "veganese" - this means that all the ingredients are mostly natural and contain no materials whatsoever that are derived from animals, completely cruelty free. So you can have the piece of mind knowing you're looking after yourself as well as the animals!
The all natural ingredients listed on lush's site and on the bottle are as follows:
- Lavender Flower Infusion, Rosemary Infusion, Agar Agar Gel, Lemon Oil, Benzoin Resinoid, Fresh Organic Lemon Juice, *Citral, *Limonene. (*occurs naturally in essential oils).
and the synthetic ingredients are:
- Cetearyl Alcohol, Propylene Glycol, Cetearyl Alcohol & Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Cetrimonium Bromide, Perfume, Methylparaben.
It also contains a natural ingredient called "benzoin resinoid" much like Frankincense and Myrrh, the natural compound Benzoin Resinoid ties in with a long history of use as medicine and incense particularly within the Eastern countries/regions and can be bought on it's own to calm and relax the senses. And don't be put off by the lemon scent either as it doesn't smell bitter or artificial - it's soft, gentle and fruity and absolutely gorgeous and delightful to use, so much so you'll want to spend more time in the bathroom!
The only down side is that it is way more pricey than your average conditioner and the larger 500g bottles cost £12.50 there are also two other sizes available at 250g for £7.25 and 100g for £3.95, so unless you're used to spending this amount on a daily conditioner, it's probably best that you treat yourself when you can afford it or use it as a weekly treatment so you get much more for your money.
The bottles are also 100% recycled so not only are you looking after animals, you're looking after the environment by using recycled products. Although do be aware that it is better to have the product held up right once you have taken the tape off and used it as the bottles are prone to leaking on occasion as I have experienced this with a number of lush products in the same packaging.
If you're lucky enough to be able to reach a Lush store, you will more than likely be offered a free sample of this if you discuss it with a member of staff as all are extremely friendly and helpful no matter what store they work at and are encouraged to give you samples and help out with your purchases - so if you're feeling a bit sketchy about spending so much money on a conditioner, convince yourself with a sample and you'll definitely find yourself going back and buying the full thing believe me! If you can't make it to a store you can purchase it at lush's online store, however samples are not available this way but you can always purchase the smallest bottle and give it a try.
All in all I can honestly confirm that I have never, ever experienced results like this with any other conditioner before and my hair feels and looks like I just stepped off a television commercial for salon hair! It is bouncy, has gentle volume and intense shine with smooth and moisturised ends. I am beyond impressed with this conditioner and will always make sure I keep money aside for this godly creation as nothing else compares and ever will do!
Get yourselves out to lush now and get yourself some of this miracle conditioner, you won't regret it!
Veganese Lush conditioner
I am sure most people will recognise the brand - Lush, and if not, I do recommend that you try some of their amazing bath, soap, hair and shower products, along with all the other items that they have in their ranges. Lush pride themselves on using natural ingredients and keeping things as fresh and as natural as possible with most if not all of their products suitable for vegans.
When I first tried the Veganese conditioner I was a bit shocked at how thin and liquid the conditioner actually was. Usually with conditioners the texture is quite silky and thick, but Veganese is a tad watered down and thin. When using it you really have to be careful when pouring some out to make sure it doesn't end up everywhere but in your hair.
One of the main reasons that I started using Lush hair products including Veganese conditioner was because I kept on having patches of irritated skin on my scalp. I tried changing products but I never seemed to have much luck in finding something that left my hair clean, conditioned and my scalp feeling healthy, until I discovered Lush's beautiful range of hair products.
Usually just the smell of any Lush product is enough to have me itching to try it, but Veganese is not one of those products. Don't get me wrong it does smell good, but it's just a bit of a bland yet nice lemon smell, especially in relation to the majority of their other products. But, the benefit of a blander smell in the conditioner is that it does allow the shampoo fragrance more of a chance to shine through. Especially, if like me you use some of Lush's wonderful smelling shampoo range (- for a recommendation check out my I love Juicy shampoo review).
The main downside of this conditioner for me is that it isn't intense enough. It makes a great daily conditioner but sometimes my hair just needs a bit more of an intense condition and this just doesn't deliver that. Lush do recommend that this product is suitable for all hair types, but personally I think it would be too light for people with drier hair needs.
Veganese is an expensive product, more or less all of Lush's products come with a more expensive price tag than you might expect to pay in a supermarket. Usually I don't begrudge the money as you are getting a lot of quality product for your pennies.
Would I recommend Lush's Veganese conditioner? Well yes and no, I do like it and I do think it leaves my hair in a better condition than without it, but I'm not sure it is completely worth the rather hefty price tag. I'm not sure that after I have finished my 250g bottle that I will be buying another one, it's just a shame that Lush don't offer all that many different conditioners at the moment.
To summarise I would say this conditioner is good but not great.
Three out of five stars.
100g for £3.95
250g for £7.75
500g for £12.50
(Prices correct as of date of review)
I bought a small bottle of Veganese conditioner from my local Lush store on recommendation by one of their lovely sales assistants. There are three different sized bottles (500g is £12.50, 250g is £7.75, and 100g is £3.95). While the larger size is better value per 100g, I decided to buy the small bottle to see how well I got on with it. This is considerably more than I would usually pay for a conditioner, so I needed to see if it was worth the money before spending £12.50 on it!
As the name suggests, this conditioner is suitable for vegans. Apparently many conditioners contain lanolin, which comes from sheep wool, and so Lush have removed this ingredient to make the product suitable for everyone. It contains lots of natural goodness, including seaweed to help soften the hair, lemon oil and juice to make it shiny, and lavender and rosemary to look after the scalp. These combined ingredients create a light herbally lemony scent, and the lemon lingers beautifully on my hair after use. It is a gorgeous natural lemon that is quite light and gentle- it is not at all overpowering and certainly wouldn't overpower a scented body lotion or perfume. However if I shake my hair then I do get a lovely gentle lemony waft which I really like!
This is the lightest of the conditioners from Lush (I believe this is in part due to the lack of lanolin), and is designed to leave your hair super shiny without weighing it down. I was attracted to this as I have very fine hair and find that some conditioners are too heavy, and leave my hair feeling lank and greasy. My bottle of Veganese has a use by date of 14 months after manufacture, due to the natural ingredients and minimal preservatives used. A little goes a long way, and I found I needed less than I would of standard high street conditioners. However with daily use I would suggest the 100g bottle could last a month depending on the length and thickness of you hair- certainly no worries about using it up before it goes out of date!
On applying the conditioner to my hair, it felt very different from conditioners I usually use. This has no silicones, and so I am used to feeling the silicones coating my hair and making it feel smooth while the conditioner is on my hair. This didn't create that softness or smoothness during application. However, when I comb my hair after using this product there are hardly any tangles, so it is clearly effective. It also leaves it feeling soft and healthy, and as mentioned before, with a beautiful subtle fragrance. This conditioner does indeed make my hair shine like it has never shone before- it really deserves top marks in the shine stakes! In addition it hasn't aggravated my scalp at all, unlike some other conditioners I has used in the past.
The only downside for me in terms of its performance is that my hair is still quite fly away after using this. I do have frizzy, wavy hair, and the sales assistant felt that I would benefit from the lightness of this conditioner. However, I think in the future I shall try the second lightest conditioner, which I believe is American Cream, to see if that is better suited to my hair type. That is the only reason I won't be buying Veganese again, as I want a conditioner that is absolutely perfect for me at this price.
In summary, this is a lovely conditioner with a gorgeous light natural scent. It performs well but would be better suited to those with perfectly straight hair rather than my rebellious mane. It is pricey compared to other brands of conditioners, but for those who are looking for vegan-friendly, natural product, then I would certainly recommend giving Veganese a try.
Thanks for reading :)
I cannot explain how much I love this prouduct.Below are the details and my review of this products
Price:£10.75 for a medium sized bottle
Avaible:At any lush store
Ingredients:Lavender flower infusion,Rosemary infusion,Agar Agar gel and much more
Main ingredients:Lemon,seaweed and herbal infusions
Review:This is an amazing product every time I go into my local lush store and pick it up one of the employees will say it is an amazing conditioner I brought it on holidays with me and it definetely prevented my hair from going dry and brittle.I am not a vegan I am now an addict.Addicted to this conditioner!It contains no silicone so unlike most conditioners after several uses it does not make your hair lanky and greasy.It tames any frizz or flyaways and makes your hair extremely shiny.You only need a tiny bit to fully coat and condition your hair.I would reccomend this to all of my friends!
I have been a fan of Lush products for many moons and can openly admit it's become an addiction. I have tried all their conditioners but I always return to this one as it smells so divine and leaves my hair wonderfully soft, shiny and lightweight - No silicones Yay!
Veganese is LUSH's popular Vegan shampoo as it doesn't contain honey which is found in most of their other conditioners instead they use a seaweed mix which adds 'slip' to the hair. Veganese is a pale yellow colour and is quite runny and a little goes a long way. The scent is a mix of Lemon and Lavender and is lovely, fresh and makes me think of summer.
Firstly I comb my dry hair to remove tangles and then shampoo with the Karma Komba shampoo bar (see seperate review) and then follow with Veganese using about a 1-2 tsp on bra strap length hair - make sure your hair is soaking wet and as this helps with distributing the product through the lengths without having to use excessive amounts. I leave the cream on my hair for 2-3 minutes allowing me to appreciate the aroma and then rinse clean and let my hair air dry.
I have long naturally curly hair and this product helps keep my locks shiny and frizz free without leaving that horrid coating other products leave behind due to the excessive silicones. Admittedly it took a week for my hair to get used to not using silicones but i never look back and have forever said goodbye to the likes of John Freda, Pantene, herbal essences etc - BYE BYE :D
I think it is pretty obvious by now that I'm Lush obsessed! I'm quite happy to spend my money on their products as I find the results are worth it. Of course not every item is wonderful but one item I find that is particularly great (amongst a lot of others!) is Veganese conditioner. Obviously it is Lush's vegan conditioner as it replaces lanolin with Japanese seaweed gel and Lush declare it suitable for all skin types. I have quite normal hair which has a natural wave but as its coloured it sometimes needs a bit more care.
Veganese is Lush's mid-strength off white coloured conditioner and has quite a thick consistency which makes it more economical because you don't need to use a lot at any one time. You only need to use about a 50p sized amount which makes even the 100g bottle last a lot longer. Obviously if you have amazingly long hair then you have to use slightly more and if you have short hair then you use slightly less!
Veganese has a gorgeous fragrance which I could never tire of. Lush use lemon oil which has a very zesty fragrance. It is antiseptic and cleansing making it ideal for cleansing the scalp as well as the hair. But Lush don't stop there with the lemon fragrance! They also use fresh organice lemon juice (Sicilian lemons no less!). Again like lemon oil fresh lemon juice is a powerful degreaser and cleanser which tones the scalp and refreshes body, hair and mind. To balance the potent lemon aroma lavender flower infusion is used for its soothing and antiseptic properties. Lavender is known for its calming properties ideal for skin complaints and of course calming the mind. To top Veganese's fragrance off rosemary infusion is used for its herbal fragrance but rosemary is great for calming the skin and also for people who suffer with dandruff.
One natural ingredient which Lush use in Veganese is benzoin resinoid which has been used for thousands of years for skin conditions. It comes naturally from evergreen trees. It has wonderful relaxing properties of the skin making it ideal for dry skin conditions. It is great for soothing the scalp and it also helps give the hair a wonderful shine. It has a sweet, vanilla aroma which has a long lasting perfume. In a nutshell benzoin Resinoid relaxes, soothes, warms and calms both mind, body and hair!
As I mentioned above this is Lush's vegan conditioner (as the name says!) as Lush have replaced lanolin (sheeps wool) with agar agar gel which comes from a species of seaweed. Agar agar gel has wonderful softening, cleansing and moisturising properties ideal for both skin and hair. In Veganese conditioner it also thickens up the base of the conditioner.
Veganese has a gorgeous instant lemon aroma when you first apply it to your hair and it's not like a lemon cleaner fragrance, it's lovely and fresh. But once you get used to zesty lemonyness balancing and calming lavender and toning rosemary come in to play followed quickly by the vanilla sweetness which gives this conditioner a fresh, calming but softly sweet fragrance. This scent is actually quite complex and would suit both men and women.
A little of this conditioner goes a long way and as soon as I've applied it to my hair my hair is silky soft and tangle free and of course immersed with the gorgeous aroma. Washing it off seems to make my hair even softer which makes it incredibly hard to get out of the shower! Blow drying my hair has never really been an issue as my hair is quite 'normal'. I've found with Veganese that my hair is so much softer when I've finished styling my hair and it has a lovely shine and on the whole it looks a lot healthier. I also like the fact that my scalp has been thoroughly cleansed and I certainly feel soothed!
What Lush say:
"Lavender and lemon all-round conditioner for all hair types. Our vegan customers have quite enough to put up with without having rough, dull, tangled hair. The majority of Lush products are vegan, but making a vegan conditioner without lanolin (from sheared sheep's wool) took us a few years. Absolutely refusing to be beaten, Helen Ambrosen finally found a formula that reached her high standards, using agar seaweed gel as a hair softener with lavender and lemons for shine. It's an effective conditioner for you to use. Vegans and everyone with fine hair should choose this one and stick with it."
£3.50 - 100g
£6.95 - 250g
£11.50 - 500g
Lavender Flower Infusion (Lavandula angustifolia), Rosemary Infusion (Rosmarinus officinalis), Agar Agar Gel (Gelidium cartilagineum), Cetearyl Alcohol, Propylene Glycol, Cetearyl Alcohol & Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Cetrimonium Bromide, Lemon Oil (Citrus limonum), Benzoin Resinoid (Styrax tonkinensis pierre), Fresh Organic Lemon Juice (Citrus limonum), *Citral, *Limonene, Perfume, Methylparaben
Overall, a great conditioner which softens the hair whilst soothing and cleansing both the mind and scalp leaving silky soft hair with a gorgeous, healthy shine.
I have very fine hair which is poker straight but has the major problem of getting greasy roots and often split or dry ends. I could never seem to find a conditioner that would cleanse my hair and prevent greasy roots but also one that moisturised my ends, but not too much and smelt nice too.
I remember the first time I decided to use Lush for my hair care and I was immediately seduced my the smell of I love Juicy shampoo and wanted something to compliment it. A kind and smiley member of staff came to my aid on seeing my confused face and suggested Veganese.
I was a little puzzled at first, I am vegetarian but not vegan, so didn;t want a product purely on that fact, but the kind lady suggested I should not be put off by the name and insisted I had a smell ....... mmmmmm
Veganese has a very Lemony citrus scent, very refreshing and nice to smell. As an ingredient, Lemon is so important as it not only gives your hair a great scent but it helps to give it a fabulous shine. It does also contain Lavender, which I can't say I smell but that will help relax your hair, which promotes growth and is said to add shine too.
As this is suitable for vegans it contains no Lanolin which comes from sheared shepp wool. I can't honestly say that this conditioner is any different to any, it's certainly not worse but I'd say a lot nicer!
It has a nice consitency, not too rich and thick, not too runny. Its almost gel like in some ways. Maybe this is due to it contianing Agar Seaweed Gel, which helps to soften the hair naking it feel so soft and lushous. This conditioner is extremely light weight which is perfect for us people with fine hair. It didn't clog my hair, but rather cleansed it and left it feeling, smelling and looking lovely. No greasy roots here!
This product comes in 3 sizes; 100g = £3.50, 250g = £6.95 and 500g = £11.50. The more you get the better price it is. It is more expensive than shop brands but your have to consider the ammount of fresh and organic ingredients it contains and the fact that Lush spend only a little bit on packaging and a lot on the product.
It contains such fab ingredients as Lavender Flower Infusion, Rosemary Infusion, Agar Agar Gel, Lemon Oil and Fresh Organic Lemon Juice. Most conditioners use synthetic flavours and scents and don't actually contain an y natural ingredients.
Veganese is a lovely conditioner which is both beautiful to smell, lightweight enough to prevent grease build up and gives a lovely soft shiny bounce to your hair. I would recommend this product to anyone with fine or greasy hair. It's fab.
After my previous success with a Lush conditioner (American Cream) I decided to try another. I was browsing the store trying to choose between Coolaulin and Veganese when I plumped for the latter, largely because I was intrigued at the idea of a vegan conditioner. Most conditioners are not vegan as they contain lanolin, made from sheep's wool, whereas in Veganese this has been replaced with seaweed, of all things! Though I'm not vegan myself I was intrigued by this concept.
Veganese comes in one of Lush's typical clear plastic bottles and is a creamy colour. The conditioner smells of lemon with undertones of herbs. I never used to be a great citrus fan but Lush has gone some way to convert me, as I like a few citrusy products from there now! The smell is certainly very refreshing.
The conditioner was quite runny, but easy to apply to my hair. I didn't skimp on application but didn't apply loads either. While my hair was still wet I didn't think it felt particularly conditioned, but the same thing happened with American Cream so I wasn't too worried.
When I had dried and straightened my hair I was pretty impressed. My hair was smooth and shiny with no flyaway bits; it also felt soft with no tangles. Lemons are known for giving shine - my hair is dark, as I've dyed it, but I think this might be especially good for blondes as it is known that blonde hair lightens with lemon juice! I thought my hair kept its style all day and looked really good, with no other products than my heat protection spray.
I've used this conditioner with a variety of shampoos and had great results with all of them, but I thought it went especially well with Big as they both had citrussy scents. The smell is very subtle and doesn't really linger on the hair like American Cream does - I guess it depends whether you mind that or not.
Veganese is described as a conditioner suitable for those with normal or oily hair. My hair tends towards dryness and I still had good results, although I don't know if this conditioner would be suitable for those with very dry hair. I probably wouldn't use it just after dyeing my hair as it tends to be dryer then.
Overall, I do recommend this conditioner. It's not my favourite Lush conditioner - I prefer American Cream - but I like it and would buy it again. I think it would suit anyone other than those whose hair is very dry.
This conditioner costs £3.50 for 100g, £6.95 for 250g and £11.50 for 500g, so it's quite pricey, but I reckon it's worth it. I bought the 100g version at first to try it out, but would buy a bigger one next time as it works out cheaper per gram.
Lavender Flower Infusion (Lavandula angustifolia), Rosemary Infusion (Rosmarinus officinalis), Agar Agar Gel (Gelidium cartilagineum), Cetearyl Alcohol, Propylene Glycol, Cetearyl Alcohol & Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Cetrimonium Bromide, Lemon Oil (Citrus limonum), Benzoin Resinoid (Styrax benzoin), Fresh Organic Lemon Juice (Citrus limonum), *Citral, *Limonene, Perfume}
Veganese is a vegan hair conditioner from Lush. It's somewhat unusual to find a vegan conditioner since most contain lanolin (from wool) so I thought I'd try this out to see if it compares to regular conditioner.
The conditioner comes in a clear plastic bottle with a black flip lid. It's the standard unexciting packaging from Lush, but I like knowing I'm not paying for fancy packaging and it's good to be able to see the product. It costs £6.95 for 250g which is expensive for conditioner but about in line with other Lush products. If you're particularly concerned about using a vegan product, it's worth paying for.
It is a pale beige colour with a creamy texture, and runnier than any other conditioner I've used before. It has a strong scent of rosemary and lemon which I found invigorating while using it.
It massaged into my hair easily and rinsed out completely without leaving any sticky or greasy residue. Since I have dyed hair I used this on the roots as well as the ends. I wasn't left with oily roots afterwards through too much moisture. My hair felt soft and in good condition afterwards, but wasn't as manageable as if I had used a conditioner specific for wavy hair. There wasn't any scent left in my hair which wasn't a problem for me as I think the herbal smell would have overpowered any perfume I wore. I found the product less moisturising than some others so if you have dry hair it may not be for you.
I am a recent convert to the Lush solid shampoo cause; please see my review on Jumping Juniper. The aforementioned conditioner was recommended to me by a Lush staff member as I have hair with oily roots. When I asked which conditioner would be the most appropriate to complement the shampoo and my hair type - Veganese was the one which was recommended to me.
Veganese comes in three different bottle sizes and prices: £3.50 for 100g, £6.95 for 250g and £11.50 for 500g. So this is not the cheapest when compared to conventional high street brands.
As indicated by the title it is suitable for vegans. The dominant ingredients in this product are lavender and lemon. What makes it vegan is the use of seaweed extract instead of the traditional binding agent of lanolin which is made of sheep's wool.
On opening the plastic bottle and taking a whiff, you get a definite hit of lemon scent, which is fresh rather than harsh. When pouring it out it has a really nice shimmering light bronze colour and it is runnier than most conventional conditioners which tend to be quite thick and moussey in texture. That said, I have found that relatively little does go a long way as I do not condition too close to the roots for fear of greasiness. On applying it to your hair it goes on really easily.
I tend to try and keep it on as is for a couple of minutes before washing it out. What is a stand-out feature of this product is that unlike conventional conditioners, when you have washed it out it feels smooth without feeling slimy or weighed down. This is a revelation which carries on through when you dry your hair either naturally or by blow-drying. I have noticed that my hair is still shiny, but not weighed down as I have found with products previously, an essential with my normally lank, fine hair. The scent also lingers really nicely on your hair without seeming overpowering or artificial due to the use of essential oils.
In conclusion, I think that this is a really great product and I am really glad that it was recommended to me. It works really well, which is all you can ask for from a product and despite using it for several months my hair has not grown over accustomed or overloaded by it. Because decent hair products can be so hard to find, I can see myself sticking with this one for the foreseeable future as I am really impressed with the results I get from it for my distinctly troublesome hair, it also complements the use of the solid shampoo range beautifully.
Do you remember the days before everyone wanted everything done quickly? Do you remember when "I'm washing my hair" was something that took an evening? Well, in some ways using Lush product is a bit like that. It means taking a little more time to do things, which in this busy and hectic "NOW" world is actually a joy. So using Veganese is not something that can be rushed. It is to be savoured, like a good wine, not guzzled like a soft drink.
I bought Veganese to compliment Seanik shampoo bar, bought at the same time. Veganese is Lush's only vegan liquid conditioner, which is why I was attracted to it. I bought the medium sized bottle, 250g for £6.95. Now that is a lot of money for a conditioner, but I used to pay that for a brand when I was younger, so I thought as a one off, I'd treat myself.
The conditioner itself is creamy in the hand, and whipped to be almost mousse like in consistency. Packaged in a plastic bottle with a flip-top squirty cap, it is easy to use. About the size of a 50p is all that's needed on my hair, which is just past my shoulders with very dry ends from dying.
Once my hair was shampooed I squeezed out the excess water and applied Veganese. It went on really nicely, not all thick and slimey like a lot of conditioners but actually felt like it was being absorbed into my hair. Now, the first time I used it, I washed it off almost immediately, and the results were good. But the next time I was immersed in a Ceridwyn's Cauldron bath (Lush Bath Melt) and forgot to wash it off for about fifteen minutes. What was the result? The sleekest hair I've had in years! I'm growing out a dye at the moment and the ends of my hair are frizzy and dry. But after using Veganese, I was impressed! I am now hooked and don't think I'll use another conditioner. I think it'll last quite a while as well, as you really do only need a small amount.
The smell is very pleasant. It's not overpowering and actually I can still smell Seanik shampoo on my hair despite using the conditioner afterwards. It's a slightly citrussy, floral smell which has a dreamy effect on me!
All in all it's a great conditioner and it is environmentally friendly, carries the Vegan Society logo and is great for sensitive skin. I love it.