Before you answer that, I’m referring to Lush’s Goth Juice ($16), a medium-hold non-sticky styling gel, and not a new energy drink for fans of The Cure.
Seems like noses either love or loathe Lush products, and even though they don’t always agree with my nose (I’m more of a fruity florals kinda girl than a hippy/pot brownie babe), some of their stuff just works.
Like Goth Juice. Sure, it’s got that eau de lemon and Pine-Sol thing going, but for fast, effortless, undone styles, Goth Juice gets it done.
Lush credits a mix of botanical oils (hemp and flaxseed), fresh lemon infusion, olibanum (a resin from the boswellia tree; also goes by the name frankincense) and oakmoss for making the magic happen.
I busted out a full on elle-oh-elle when I read the product’s description on the company’s website:
Olibanum and oakmoss leave your hair smelling like the deep, dark pine forest where Robert Smith goes to be alone.”
Haha! I happen to love both The Cure AND pine forests, so lucky me. I can see it now…ol’ Robby boy wandering into a secluded grove to write sad love songs in his Moleskin notebook.
Lush, you sold me. That’s it, I’m yours.
Once in my hair, the product smells more like lemons than pine (to me, a good thing), and it fades quite quickly over 2-3 hours.
Lush claims Goth Juice plays well with wet or dry hair. This morning I put a dollop (it’s a purple goo) on slightly damp tresses, working it from mid-shaft to the ends and lightly scrunching to bring out my waves. Then I let it air dry while I finished getting ready.
Bada-bing, bada-bang! — quick crunchless ‘do.
Goth Juice keeps my hair from misbehaving (i.e. from getting poofy) by adding a little weight to it, but not so much that it feels crunchy or looks heavy or overdone.
Stuff is REALLY easy to use, too. I would have loved it back in college when I was
always often late for class.
If you like a soft, slightly messy hair look (but not total bed head) and don’t mind the scent, you might give Goth Juice a try.
PRICE: $16 for a 3.5-oz. jar
AVAILABILITY: Lush stores and online
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: A-
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