i think i love the smell more than what it was actually suppose to do for my hair. i got asked what was the name of the perfume was by the girls at work everyone liked the smell.
My tub of Retread conditioner must have come from a bad batch, that’s the only way I can explain it.. Surely, no company would set out INTENTIONALLY to make a product smell like this. Now, bear with me, but do you know what it smelled like? A stinky hotel room that was once designated as a smoking room, but that they’ve tried, unsuccessfully, to air out and use as a non-smoking room. I swear, I almost gagged when I first smelled this conditioner. But inexplicable smelliness aside, I spent money on this jar o’ crap, and I wasn’t about to throw it away without at least trying it. After all, maybe the results would be SO amazing I’d forgive the God-awful stench. No such luck. I ended up with blah-looking hair that smelled like stale cigarettes (a putrid, stomach-turning smell to a non-smoker like myself). Even my husband, who doesn’t usually notice scents, said, “Ew – what’s that smell?” My sentiments exactly.
Just an OK, strong smelling conditioner. To me it smells clean and floral, but I am not loving the fact that I smell it all day (more on the smell in a minute). I purchased it along with BIG shampoo to use together. The results I see are minimal...a little bit of volume; smooth, soft hair, but nothing to write home about. For the price, I was expecting much more dramatic results on my fine, wavy hair. As for the smell, it is unusual, you will either love it or hate it. It is herbal, woodsy, a little grassy, but clean smelling. The smell lasts all day, so if you do not like it, you are stuck with it until your next shampoo!
I bought this product in Canada for about $ 25.00. I have to admitt that's a pretty steep price for conditioner but with my hair being color-processed and bleached every few months, I needed something that would help heal my hair, and this stuff does the trick. The smell is a little different but I wouldn't say it is a bad scent, just something to get used to. The only real downfall to this product is the amount that you have to use. To get the real effects, you have to use a fairly generous amount, and you want to make sure you fully wash it out! This could get spendy, considering the packaging is small. I loved it though. It made my brittle platinum hair feel silky again, and I don't have to use it everyday, just 2-3 times a week. I would buy this again, even if I do have to pay 25 dollars for it.
I love using this conditioner! It's sooooo thick, it comes in a black pot and it smells very fresh. The best way to use it (according to me!) is use The Strokes and Rehab with it.
First apply The strokes on your dry hair, leave it in for about 30 minutes, wash out with Rehab and condition with Retread. It makes my hair soft, shiny and easy to brush and model.
I'm in the middle of my second tub of Retread right now. Yes, its smell is a little unusual: imagine cantelope-violet yogurt, and you'll be close. But its texture is thick and custard-like, and a small scoop of it keeps my curly-wavy hair feeling soft, especially during moisture-deficient winter weather.
I was persuaded to use this product by a friend, after I had a horrible time with Lush's coolaulin conditioner. I have dry and over-processed, flyaway-frizzy hair so I'm always apprehensive about new products, but I found Retread to be fantastic.
It's very rich and heavy, calming down the frizzies, and makes your hair smell like a Lush shop- if you like that smell that hits you when you walk in, then you'll like this!
Just a tip though- if your roots tend to become greasy, then keep this product strictly to the mid lengths and ends of your hair.
It was a bit pricey but well worth it.
I tried American cream on my very dry and coarse hair and felt it was rather light and so decided to try retread which is apparently a triple strength conditioner.The smell was a bit like American cream to start with but suddenly changed to about two different fragrances,one earthy and the other rich and sweet (violets?).Anyway,it doesnt detangle and is not particularly moisturizing.I didnt find it anymore conditioning than American cream and would probably pick american cream for its smell over this one since there doesnt seem to be much difference in conditioning power between these two.I have to say that LUSH seems to be much better at shampoos than conditioners.But then I do need heavy duty conditioners anyway.
The absolute worst smelling product I've ever had the misfortune of putting on my hair. I know that smell is a personal thing, obviously as others really liked it, but it was so STRONG that I had to go home on my lunch break and wash my hair. At first whiff is smells a tad like violets, but after its on your head it's a mixture of patouchli and an ashtray. It lasts forever too. As for conditioning, I thought this did an okay job. My HG Frederic Fekkai Protein RX mask is better.
This is the only Lush conditioner I get on with. Its a pain to use in the shower cos its in a tub rather than a bottle (which I can understand cos it is very thick) but other than that, I love this product.
It smells weird, I don't get the melon scent at all, to me it smells like a hayfield! which is ok, just a bit strange. Leaves my hair lovely and soft and is a dream to wash out (unlike conditioners with a load of 'cones).
If you have long-ish hair with greasy roots and dry ends I'd recommend this, at least to try. Though maybe ask for a sample cos it only comes in one size and is an expensive mistake if you don't like it.