Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Product Review: Lush Superbalm

I don’t really suffer much from dandruff but I still do get those moments. It is hell when my scalp starts to itch and when I scratch white flakes just fly all over the place. It is embarrassing and annoying. I hate it when this happens. Product build-up or greasy hair could be the culprit. I tried Nizoral, Clear, and even a dermatologist-formulated anti-dandruff shampoo but without much luck. These products were only able to help relieve the itchiness and control the flakiness for a short period of time. And worse, these products were too harsh for my hair leaving it drier than it already is. The only anti-dandruff product that works well with my hair is Head & Shoulders but there are still times when my scalp flakes and itches – probably because of product build-up as I have been using this shampoo for years now (I don’t switch shampoos anymore because I am allergic to most of them).

One day, as I was in search for a clarifying shampoo I can use once a week to remove product build-up I came across Superbalm by Lush. I was a bit hesitant to try this as I was thinking it might dry up my hair like the other anti-dandruff products I’ve used. But the peppermint smell caught me and I was sold. Though it was a bit expensive than what I had budgeted for such product, it was well worth it. I bought this product 3 months ago and I still have a lot left. I use this once a week.

·    Lovely peppermint smell
·    Small amount goes a long way
·    Use only once a week or once every two weeks
·    Relieves and calms the scalp immediately
·    Does not dry the hair
·    One small tin can will last for a long time

·    A bit expensive (it is sold for 600.00PHP++ here in the Philippines)
·    You have to leave it on your scalp for 20 minutes prior to washing (this can be a hassle if you barely have enough time in the morning/evening. This is why I only use this once a week on a weekend).
·    It may be tricky to use initially as you have to massage the product on your scalp while your hair is dry. Some of the product might stick to your hair when you need this product to be on your scalp.

I like this product in general as it does what it should do to my scalp. My scalp is not itchy anymore and my flakes are under control (though I still flake sometimes when I don’t wash my hair). I love everything about this product (especially the peppermint smell)!


  1. I love peppermint!
    although I haven't tried any lush product,
    I heard good reviews about their product though.
    this review is informative,
    thank you for this dear!

    Ms. Kei

    1. Yes! I can say their products are really worth it.

  2. This is such a timely post, Jen! I had treatment for my hair recently and it made my scalp itchy and dundruff is making it even worse! I hate, hate, hate it! I shall be looking for this when I visit SM North Edsa next time. Thank you for sharing!

    1. Oh no! You should go back to that salon! What did they do to your scalp???

  3. Sounds interesting! Although this sounds a little expensive. Hehe :) Thanks for sharing!

    1. Yes, a little expensive but definitely worth it.

  4. Looks really nice products! Thanks for sharing!
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  5. Wow!!! gusto ko 'to sis! Mahal nga pero I think worth it cya.Don't have probs about dandruff but I have some problems with hairfall huhuhuhu

    love lots,

    1. Ay for hairfalls I don't think this will do anything. I believe this is formulated more for dandruff and itchy scalp. But I guess you should find a product from Lush for hair fall? And yeah, it may be expensive.

  6. I think lush products are expensive..but if its worth it naman why not...better buy good quality product than those cheap one's na it might damage our hair.....thumbs up for the review.....

    1. Yes, let's just think of this as an investment.

  7. I'm an employee at Lush. Unfortunately, what you're smelling isn't peppermint. While I think peppermint would be great for circulation, and help promote healthy skin and hair growth, it wouldn't add the needed moisture, nor would it soothe the scalp.

    What you're smelling is lavender oil and rose absolute.