Hey guys! 🙂
Today I will be reviewing Lush’s ‘Sugar Daddy-O Solid Conditioner’, I hope you enjoy!
Sugar Daddy-O Solid Conditioner
If you use this conditioner whilst taking a bath, you might find that after you have drained your bath water, there is a purple waxy residue around your bath. It isn’t TOO difficult to scrub off, but it is a bit of a pain!
When this conditioner gets wet (not when you are actually using it in the shower,) when you leave it in a tray to dry for example, the damp parts of the bar give off a very, very strong and unpleasant bitter sort of a scent. I noticed this particularly when I’d go to turn the bar over so that the underside could dry.
When the bar becomes quite small, it breaks into lots of little pieces. These are EXTREMELY difficult to work with. They are near to impossible to lather up in your hair, will fall onto the floor of your shower constantly and get stuck in your hair! Little pieces of the bar even get stuck to the shower floor and door.
Once you have used this bar up, you’ll find that whatever you have been storing it on to dry has been left with a very stuck-on residue of the conditioner, which is extremely difficult to get rid of. I had to run the tray that I was keeping the conditioner bar in under boiling water whilst constantly scrubbing it for quite some time – and it still isn’t pristine.
This bar looks very artificial. It is a bright violet colour which although looks pretty, does look a little like a chunk of plastic, and it feels a bit odd to use something that looks like that on your hair!
It can take some time to lather this bar up in your hair.
The small bits of conditioner bar that I was left with once the bar started breaking up, I ended up having to mush together in my hands to form a sort of creamy, waxy solution – so that I could use up all the last bits of the conditioner up in my hair. This was kinda difficult to do and was quite time consuming whilst taking a shower.
This bar will leave your hair smelling absolutely incredible. The smell really does linger despite what a lot of reviews of this product say. The scent is exactly the same as the sweets called Parma Violets – a very, very sweet, powdery violet scent. This has got to be one of my favourite scented Lush products – at least how it smells after use!
My hair has been looking quite bright and colourful, which could very well be thanks to this bar, since it is aimed at keeping blondes looking blonde! I have also been noticing tons of my natural highlights really showing. I love how my hair looks since using this conditioner!
After I work this conditioner bar through my hair, I brush my hair through and after doing so, my hair always, without fail, feels extremely silky and smooth. I don’t know that I’ve ever felt my hair feeling so silky smooth in my life!
Unlike Lush’s ‘Big Solid Conditioner’, this bar really does lather up (even if it sometimes does take a while to do.) I am always left with suds on my hands after working this bar through my hair, and while rinsing it out there are tons of conditioner suds foamed around the hole of the shower drain. This makes me feel confident that I have very thoroughly conditioned my hair.
This conditioner bar has lasted me absolutely ages. It isn’t my longest lasting Lush product, but it is the longest lasting conditioner I have purchased from Lush thus far.
This conditioner bar has a lustre running through it in green, silver and purple (if I remember correctly.) In the light, the bar shimmers, and looks absolutely beautiful.
This conditioner bar is extremely travel friendly and portable. It is obviously a solid, so it is easy to take abroad etc, but also, unlike the ‘Big Conditioner Bar’, it dries very matte and quite fast.
Physically this conditioner bar feels quite nice and comfortable to the touch. It sort of feels slightly powdery and very matte.
It is purple, and although this makes it look slightly artificial, purple colours are my absolute favourite. It is a very nice colour!
Although all the little pieces that this bar breaks up into are a pain, they do combine together quite well when damp, meaning you can use pretty much every last bit of this conditioner bar without wasting too much.
This conditioner bar isn’t the most moisturising conditioner that I’ve used, but it does do its job and leaves my hair silky and soft.
So, this conditioner can be a pain when it starts to break up into smaller pieces, but whilst the product is still in one piece I absolutely love it. It could be more conditioning, but it does do its job just fine. I have really enjoyed using this conditioner.
Overall, I would rate this product a 5/5* because although improvements could be made to it, the issues are only very minor in comparison to how much this bar has to offer. It leaves the colour of my hair looking beautiful, conditioned and smelling lovely. Once you get the hang of how to use it effectively, then it doesn’t really cause any problems. If you are put off of using Lush’s solid conditioner bars due to past experiences and haven’t given this one a go, it’s definitely worth a try in my opinion! Definitely one of my favourite Lush products thus far.
As long as you go into Lush with an open mind and do not restrict your buying options too much, then you’ll find some beautiful treasures like this one! 🙂
As of 24/04/2017, I have tried and reviewed all of Lush’s vegan conditioners that are currently available on the Lush UK site! I have given both Sugar Daddy-O Solid Conditioner and Veganese Conditioner a 5/5* rating.
If I had to give one of them 1st place as my favourite, and the other 2nd place… This is an incredibly difficult decision!!! Veganese is an amazing conditioner, it truly is. So is Sugar Daddy-O… Veganese left my hair feeling more amazing than Sugar Daddy-O did, but both did leave my hair very soft and smooth. Veganese also gave my hair a ton of volume – but Sugar Daddy-O left my hair smelling INCREDIBLE after use, and I also loved how transport friendly it was. Sugar Daddy-O also left my hair looking amazing!
I think I’m going to give Veganese 1st place and Sugar Daddy-O 2nd place, although this was an INCREDIBLY difficult decision! My reason for this is that purely as a conditioner, Veganese did a better job at moisturising my hair and making it physically feel healthy. Sugar Daddy-O did make my hair LOOK better then Veganese did though, and smell better too! It is also much more pretty to look at, easier to determine how much is needed during application, and is more travel friendly 😉 At the end of the day though, conditioners are used to moisturise the hair. Any down sides or bonus’ other than this point are just extra notes.
So Veganese Conditioner is officially my favourite conditioner from Lush out of the vegan conditioners available on the Lush UK website, as of 24/03/2017! I’ll have to stock up on the 1kg version as it is the best value for money!
– Storm 🙂