Lush Hair Doctor: Review

Being a complete Lush addict, I cannot leave the store without reassuring myself that a black container with 100 gms of a product belongs to me πŸ˜€ When I went to the Lush store in Chennai, I decided to pick up “The Hair Doctor”. Although my curly hair seems so perfect on the outside I have a small issue which I’ve been “itching” to share with you guys! (pun intended!)
I have dandruff which isn’t severe. Mild dandruff, minuscule in size here and there (the hairstylist in the salon called it “dust dandruff” :P) thanks to my scalp which has turned oily this summer! πŸ™ So I’ve been trying to get rid of it but whatever I do it seems ineffective so in a final attempt to get rid of the dandruff I bought this! Did it work for me?? Read on to find out!

What Lush claims:

“Cleansing, stimulating, reviving hair moisturizer for mending poorly heads. Hair Doctor will make house calls to inspire sad scalps and revive hair in need of help. There’s Fuller’s earth, a clay which degreases your hair and scalp, stimulating peppermint and rosemary, and chamomile to soothe sore scalps. The Hair Doctor will be sent separately from your main order to UK addresses only. It has a short shelf life of about 3 weeks as it contains no preservatives. It must also be kept refrigerated to ensure it stays fresh as long as possible.”

From the Lush India website

Lush categorizes Hair Doctor as a hair moisturizer. I would call it a “hair savior”!

Price: 450 INR for 100 gms

Ingredients: Water, Irish Moss Powder, Fullers Earth, Irish Moss Decoction, Extra Virgin Coconut Oil, Organic Jojoba Oil, Almond Oil, Peppermint Oil, Rosemary Absolute, Chamomile Blue Oil, Yeast, Red Henna, Lanolin, Eugenol, Limonene, Linalool

The Lush UK website also provides the following information:

“To improve shine we include red henna and rosemary absolute.For the scalp we put in fullers earth to absorb grease and give a deep down clean to the skin, and peppermint to stimulate the blood flow. With all these together, your hair will feel its old self again very soon.”


How I use it: Since it is thick in consistency, I take 2 tablespoons of the product, mix it with water to make it into a consistency easy enough to apply on the hair. After applying the pack, I massage it on my scalp.

The minty fragrance is overpowering so those with a sensitive nose might want to stay away from this.For those of you who enjoy an earthy minty fragrance you will definitely enjoy this one!

I’ve used the pack 5 times now and I can see a visible improvement. Usually when I take my nail and scratch a part of my scalp I can see the so called “dust dandruff” but it has considerably reduced thanks to The Hair Doctor! Since it has no preservatives the only issue might be to finish 100gms in 3 weeks so you might have to use it twice a week.

The pack is not difficult to wash off. I generally use an anti-dandruff shampoo after washing off the pack and follow it up with a nourishing conditioner. The pack doesn’t improve shine or the texture of the hair in any way.

I would suggest people with dry scalp to stay away from this since it has Fuller’s Earth and might work against you.
Final Word: Fight dandruff the Hair Doctor Way! πŸ˜‰ On a serious note I would recommend this to anyone who has an oily scalp and is suffering from dandruff.
Have you tried The Hair Doctor?
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  • RAY

    Hi….I love this! This is the only hair mask I use. Although its thick, it melts when you apply on your scalp, I end up using only I tablespoon (without water)Also I skip shampooing or conditioning. Plus I apply remnants on my hair & I feel it has some smoothening effects.

    • My hair is really thick so I need 2 tablespoons and it just doesnt melt when I aply it on my scalp.. Unfortunately it doesn’t smoothen my hair but it is sooo effective in curing dandruff!! πŸ™‚

    • RAY

      I don’t ve dandruff so can’t tell about but it really soothens my oily scalp.

  • ooooooooooooh i wud stay away from such a thick hair pack πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

    • most of the Lush packs (face and hair) are thick in consistency .. you have to add a little water πŸ˜€

  • HnB

    Deepika wud this be useful to control hairfall too..? i got an oily scalp so i might as well try it if it helps for hairfall as well..

    or else are u aware of some other product from lush that takes care of the hairfall issue?

    thankoo… πŸ™‚

    • You can try a homemade pack with an egg white and a drop of honey.. I cannot assure you of this but Ive heard the Lush solid shampoo called NEW is good for controlling hairfall πŸ™‚

    • HnB

      thanku deeps.. but the problem is i am a hard-core veggie.. so no eggs for me! πŸ™

      i shall chk out tat solid shampoo though.. never tried a solid shampoo ever πŸ™‚

  • I have dandruff but dry scalp..wat do I do??..a frd of mine uses multani mitti directly on hair and scalp..says it softens the hair and cleans the scalp..

    • if you have dry scalp or dry skin it is best to avoid multani mitti.. it absorbs the little oil on your skin and dries it out further..
      Try sour curd and black pepper πŸ™‚

  • I haven’t used anything like this on my hair.. The only things I’ve used are curd and amla.. πŸ™‚

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    • Curd and amla are equally effective πŸ™‚ especially sour curd πŸ™‚

  • I had serious dandruff problem couple of months back that i had to clean my comb everyday. Tried so many home remedies but nothing worked. I was totally upset as my hair n scalp was never that bad. I went for a treatment n had to shell out 10k! Wish i came to know abt hair Dr then πŸ™

    • 10k??? Thats sad πŸ™ Did you try sour curd?

  • I have super dry and super frizzy hair Deepsi. :/ This will further dry them out na. πŸ™ Even i have the same kind of dandruff u’ve mentioned here. they are not visible otherwise bt i can see them on my nails when i scartch… :/

    • this will definitely dry out your hair further :/
      And I cut my nails as often as I can because I have the same problem too :/

  • I have heard great reviews of hair doctor but didn’t know it was like a solid…I thought it will be creamy or something easy to apply!!! I wanna try out the jasmine henna fluff πŸ™‚

    • it isn’t creamy enough to apply evenly on the hair πŸ™‚ Even i want to try jasmine henna fluff.. πŸ˜€ next time πŸ™‚

  • this one sounds good…. I also have the same problems with my hair, dust dandruff? lol…. will check this out..
    following you:)

    • lol thats what the hair stylist called it πŸ˜€ weird i know.. the first time i heard the term i wanted to laugh but listened to her with a very serious expression because she was saying it so seriously πŸ˜€

  • looks good , heard rave reviews abt this πŸ™‚

    • and the price is also fairly decent compared to other LUSH stuff πŸ™‚