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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