LUSH • American Cream • Conditioner
|Would buy this product again.||55%|
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Green
I really like the smell (and the name), but this didn't have enough conditioning effect on my hair to live up to the price I paid.
(sidenote: I don't use a lot of silicone in my hair, so I'm not comparing to that)
It made my hair a little easier to comb (probably due to cetrimonium bromide), but it wasn't nourishing (not moisturizing nor adding protein). The combing benefit and the bit of shine were gone after approx. 3 days (without washing), so there are no long term benefits (in my case at least).
The scent did last two days at least, as far as I can tell.
There is one last thing that bothers me: Why did they put sodium lauryl sulfat (a.k.a. SLS, which is a pretty strong tensid=wash active substance) in a CONDITIONER? It's not meant to be cleansing, right?
Anyways, I'm happy if this works on you :)
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Blond, Straight, Medium Eyes: Green
I love this conditioner. It smells amazing (although I get more of a clean rather than fruity or sweet smell from it, I don't know) and it works as it should.
This conditioner is formulated without all the weird stuff that's usually in conditioner, so you can't expect the same result. Without silicones or plastics or waxes or anything to coat your hair, it's not going to feel like silk, it's going to feel like... hair.
I like this so much because I feel like it moisturizes while still letting my hair be itself. I have long, strawberry blonde hair that's on the fine side. When I use this, my hair is soft and light and not weighed down. I could see how those with thicker or curly hair might need something with a little more weight than this.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
This conditioner is great for me. Firstly, it smells DIVINE. Mostly vanilla, but with a little hint of strawberry and something else. Plus, the smell stays on your hair all day. I have quite thin hair that gets greasy and limp really quickly, and I found that this conditioner makes my hair nice and soft without weighing it down too much. However, if you have quite dry hair I don't think this would do much for you. The conditioner itself has a nice creamy texture but definitely isn't as thick as Lush's Retread conditioner. I thought the colour was a little weird in the bottle, kind of off white or cream and a bit dirty looking, but I can live with that. The bottle itself is just a standard shampoo/conditioner bottle, no problems with that. The price is pretty steep (I got the 250g bottle for £8.95), though that's to be expected with Lush. American Cream after using Lush's Big shampoo are just perfect for my hair, and I will most probably repurchase this.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
So I bought this conditioner because LUSH is one of my favorite bath and hair products, but I say definitely stay away from American Cream. Didn't do literally ANYTHING to my hair. Even though it smelled delicious, still didn't make my hair soft or anything. It doesn't have any strawberry in the smell, just smells like a super sweet vanilla milkshake. The smell tastes throughout the whole day, but if you do any sports or get sweaty, then the smell immediately fades, which is a big problem for me because I do morning, lunch break, and evening runs. Basically, the smell is amazing, but the price and the quality wasn't there. Kind of disappointed in Lush on this one :(
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Other Eyes: Blue
I love this conditioner. The trick is to not use as much at you would think and leave it in while you're shaving your legs/doing a face mask/brushing your teeth. I have very very damaged hair (it was silver/white and i dyed it 2n which is a very dark brown). two inches of my hair have broken off but this conditioner makes it possible for me to brush through and manage my hair. It smells nothing like strawberries but it does smell very nice and vanilla-ish and clean and creamy. It's super lightweight and doesn't leave my hair greasy whatsoever.
It's VERY expensive but I've had mine for about 4 months and I'm only halfway through because you don't need very much at all. Drugstore and even high end shampoos and conditioners make my psoriasis flare up but this doesn't at all.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Straight, Coarse Eyes: Hazel
I really, really like this as a leave-in conditioner, but it doesn't smell a thing like strawberries. In fact, after it's been in my hair awhile, I find the scent soooo cloying. I'm not sensitive to fragrances usually but phew, this is just too much.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Curly, Medium Eyes: Brown
This product smells really nice, like vanilla , it reminds me of melting ice cream. But unfortunately that's as far as the positives of this product goes for me. Having extremely curly hair , which has masses if natural volume/puffyness , this product didn't even make a dent into restoring my hair after shampooing (I use lushes seanik bar and it is amazing however I do need an intense conditioner afterwards). I have used this product as a leave in a couple of times and when it it grouped up with another conditoner it works okay but as a stand alone product when I use it for it's intended purpose it disappoints. I regret buying it and will not buy it again because for such a small amount of product, such a whopping price and the poor results, it's not worth it in the slightest.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Brown
I have been a LUSHIE for about 7-years and I continue to purchase this amazing American Cream hair conditioner. If your hair is thick and fine like mine, then your hair will love this conditioner. Sometimes I need to use LUSH Retread hair conditioner, but mostly AC will do the trick to help me detangle my naturally curling hair. I don't need a leave in conditioner after I use AC. The smell awesome scent.
From the website: "Fresh strawberry conditioning cocktail
American Cream is our dreamy, medium-strength conditioner for soft, shiny, fragrant locks. Softening honey, scalp clarifying lavender and fresh oranges make a conditioner suitable for all hair types to soften rough ends and keep hair calm. Not to mention the absolutely delectable strawberry vanilla cream scent. Mark was inspired by a vision of 1950s US milk bars, where teenagers would meet and drink frothy, creamy milkshakes. He concocted our best-selling conditioner to soften and control, and evoke memories of poodle skirts and jukeboxes. No wonder it remains such a customer favorite year after year!"
And yes, after I run out, I keep going back to replenish my shower essentials. A 500ml bottle costs $32.95, but it last me 2 years, past the expiry date and still smells awesome. I don't use it everyday. Only on days that I need that extra boost to get hard detangles out or I want to smell awesome. Its one product I can not live without.
Thanks for reading!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Blue
As a traditional conditioner (put in wet hair after rinsing out shampoo, leaving in for a few minutes, rinsing out), this didn't cut it for me. I have thick, medium-coarse, medium dry hair, and as a regular conditioner, I didn't find it to have enough slip or be moisturizing enough for me. However, I like to use mine as a leave-in after I towel dry my hair. It provides a little extra moisture and because it's so light, my hair doesn't look weighed down or greasy. As it doesn't work well as a traditional conditioner, which is what it's sold as, and as I've found cheaper leave-ins that provide similar results, I don't think I'll be buying this again once I use up what I have. I can see this maybe being a good fit for those with very thin, fine hair, but for those of us with super thick or coarse hair, it's not the best choice, especially for the price.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Dry, Fair, Cool Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Green
This actually seems to make my hair drier. Lovely scent but very expensive.