I popped into LUSH the other day and re-purchased my second bottle of Rehab Shampoo – this time in a larger size! My previous 100ml bottle of Rehab, bought initially just to test it out for a short while, lasted an outstanding amount of time (3 months?) and I just couldn’t believe something so tiny could last that long, granted I only wash my hair 2, max 3 times a week but still..
So, having already used this shampoo for a few months I definitely know my opinion on it (and not just the over excited first use feed back, which, let’s face it is pointless as my hair loves most shampoos the very first time it uses it). It does three things which I rate above all shampoos; 1) leaves my hair super clean. 2) gets rid of any dandruff, and 3) miraculously keeps my hair cleaner for much, much longer.
When I first went to LUSH looking for a shampoo, Rehab was definitely not one of my priorities, I actually wanted one of the solid shampoos as I liked the novelty value of it. However, having talked to the ever so helpful staff, it transpired Rehab was the one that suited my requirements best. ‘Cause this is the story; I started using Head & Shoulders a few years despite never having dandruff, I just liked the way it left my hair silky. What I soon realised is the moment I stopped using Head & Shoulders was the moment I’d start getting dandruff. Weird, considering I never had it in the first place. Someone told me a horror story, not sure if it’s true but apparently Head & Shoulders works by removing the top layer of your scalp.. nice. So I was desperately looking for something that wouldn’t make my hair addicted to it, like H&S did, but which also get rid of the dandruff not using Head & Shoulders left me with. And thus, Rehab was introduced to me..
Old habits die hard, and I got home and didn’t read the bottle and proceeded to do my usual by shampooing my hair twice. My hair was SQUEAKY clean, too much so. It was a bit of a mistake and I’ve now realised you’re only meant to use this shampoo once every time you wash your hair, as it’s so effective in cleaning it, and once definitely works best.
As I mentioned above the things I love about this shampoo is that it keeps my hair ever so clean, no dandruff or any onset of it and feels really cleansing when I use it, like a weight (of product, no doubt) has been lifted out of it. But I must add that without an amazing intensive conditioner it can dry your hair out a little. Not to an awful degree, but just so it doesn’t leave it as shiny as I would like if I didn’t use my serums and so on.
I can’t really comment on the smell, it’s smells a little of Eucalyptus I think, but that completely disappears and your hair just smells of the conditioner you use in the end. Which works out quite nicely as you don’t want two contrasting smells in your hair!
I think purchasing the 250ml bottle of this shampoo is testament to the fact that it’s a winner, however, whilst it keeps the dandruff at bay and my hair oh so clean, I also am massively tempted to start alternating it with BIG, as, you know, I’m partial to a bit of back combing and rollers and BIG could really lend a hand with that!
While I was in there I also picked up my second bar of Baby Face Oil Cleanser (previous review here), which is a product I rate very highly and extremely cost effective, but in all honesty I’m kinda bored of it now and purchased it just as ‘time being’ product till my much hyped Crealine cleanser lands on my doorstep (in approx 3 weeks, due to shipping times) and lives up to all my skincare hopes and dreams! So keep an eye out for that review soon!
You can pick up Rehab Shampoo, 250ml for around £8.50, and Baby Face for around £4 from LUSH.