Product review: Marilyn hair treatment from Lush.

With hair like mine, you sometimes have to step beyond the boundaries of the basic ‘lather, rinse and repeat’ hair care regime. Long, fine or brittle hair needs a little extra T.L.C. I have used a wide variety of hair masks and treatments in my time, but the one that I keep coming back to, time and time again, is Marilyn from Lush.



Marilyn is intended to be used by blonde-haired lasses to achieve a sun-kissed look without a visit to the salon. The deep-conditioning treatment contains chamomile, lemon and saffron to make hair look subtly blonder after every application. It is also very moisturizing, softening hair and reducing the appearance of split ends.



To use the Marilyn hair treatment, simply drench your dry tresses with a couple of handfuls of the product. It’s a little messy, but you won’t even care once you get a whiff of the delicious chamomile scent. Once your mop is covered in goo, either pop on a shower cap or wrap your head in a towel. This serves two purposes. First, it stops any drips escaping onto the carpet, and secondly, it will generate warmth that will allow the product to penetrate more deeply into your hair.



Spend about 15-20 minutes relaxing while you wait for Marilyn to work her magic. You could use this time to read a chapter of your favorite book, watch an episode of Friends or drink a cup of chai.



Once the product has been in your hair for a reasonable amount of time, jump into the shower and shampoo and condition your hair as normal.



I adore this product. I find that it really does give my blonde hair a natural colour boost and enhance the shine. It’s also a great deep-conditioner, and I am convinced that some of my less-nasty split ends have actually re-sealed themselves since using this product. I highly recommend this treatment for natural and bottle-blondes alike.


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