The Best Tips for LUS Brands Products

by honestlizhere
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My Canadian cousin sent me this All-in-One leave-in conditioner in 2018. I was gifted the rest of the line to try in late 2020. Please note, this is not a sponsored post. All opinions are mine, having tested these products over a considerable amount of time and all. User discretion advised, as usual.

Pros & Cons of Using LUS Brands Products

  • Vegan
  • Color-safe
  • Protein-free
  • Cruelty-free
  • Coconut-free!
  • Fragrance-free option
  • Best for no-fuss buyers
  • Minimal products; one-and-done styler!
  • Concentrated products so it lasts longer.
  • Made in Canada but available worldwide!
  • Improved hair health with continued usage.
  • Sulfate-free, silicone-free, paraben-free, CG safe.
  • Hypoallergenic, non-irritant, and safe for sensitive skin
  • CONS:
  • Needs ACV rinse from time to time.
  • Not recommended for product junkies!
  • Learning curve to understand right quantities.
  • Needs a glycerine-free gel over in hot humid days.

Considering there are more pros and manageable cons, I recommend this line to all with coarse curly hair.

If you want to make a purchase, use my affiliate code:HONESTLIZ for a 10% discount!

If you’ve already purchased all or any of these products then read on. Let me know if my pro tips help you.

Pro Tips!

If you *just* got these products, give these products a few washes for better results. Just that LUS works best in isolation. It may react with other brands, so don’t cocktail with other products in your washday lineup. This is why I don’t recommend this for product junkies! I saw best results with long term use.

Shampoo: The ingredients (Sodium C14-16 Olefin Sulfonate & Disodium EDTA) make this a “strong” shampoo. In CG terms, it’s a clarifying shampoo. So use this shampoo once a week only; alternate with a Cowash if you must wash more often. Use warm water to rinse hair thoroughly first. Use little shampoo as it lathers a lot. Shampoo twice at one go if required. 

Conditioner: The Polyquats may build up on finer, thin hair (More info…) This conditioner lathers too. But don’t use it on the scalp. Don’t leave some conditioner in either. I tried that on my thick coarse hair and realised rinsing all the conditioner out gave me better results. 

Deep Conditioner: This is protein-free, making it very moisturising. Works great on bleached hair. One of the best to use after Olaplex treatments. If you run into a protein overload situation deep conditioning with this one will soften and hydrate your curls instantly. Sometimes I like styling my thick coarse hair with it! For best results keep 20min under shower cap after shampoo.

For a little more frizz control with LUS All-in-One

All-in-One Curly Leavein: After diffusing/air drying take lightly wet hands, 1 pump of your LUS and rub together in your hands and just smooth over the curls needing a little more oomph. Follow their pattern with your fingers. This helps a ton and no need for additional products on top 😉 If you are sensitive to fragrances (like me) LUS now has a fragrance-free option too!

Elixir Oil: This is a multipurpose oil and justifies the price! Especially for postpartum skin care it’s really incredible. It’s dermatologist tested and approved as non-comedogenic, hypoallergenic and safe for sensitive skin. I either prepoo with it; 20min in shower cap before shampoo. Love styling with it too. To seal my ends with it so I scrunch some in right after the leave-in. Makes my hair very shiny!

Discount Codes

  • Worldwide: Use code HONESTLIZ for a 10% discount (affiliate)
  • Buy in India: Use code HONESTLIZ for a 10% discount (affiliate)

I reach out to these products on my days off social media. So I hope you love them too! Let me know if you try DM @honestlizhere with your results or need troubleshooting with curly hair products.

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