An Honest Review of LUS 3-Step Wavy Hair System

by - April 20, 2021

If you have curly hair, you know the struggle of finding the right concoction of products for your tresses. You also know that your special mix will change with the seasons, weather, and life circumstances (I'm talking about stress, people). So when I tell you that I'm always trying new products for my hair, even though I've found several that I love, that's the reasoning.

Okay, so I constantly see ads for curly products, but probably none as frequently as LUS. After a particularly rough month, in which none of my current products seemed to be enough, I decided to take the plunge and give LUS a try.

It's a simple three-step system: shampoo, conditioner, and all-in-one styling cream. They recently started offering an unscented version, so that's what I went with because I really do have a hard time with scented products.

I decided to use the wavy system because my hair leans more toward wavy than curly most days. It's really a mix between 2c and 3a. So for me, finding products that aren't heavy is essential, which is why I was excited to try this particular system.

You can get the entire system for $45 plus tax and shipping, or you can buy them individually for about $16 per bottle. Not terrible in the scheme of things. The ordering process was easy, and my products shipped quickly.

Ultimately, LUS didn't work for me. After a month of trying, and hoping my hair would finally adjust, my results kept getting worse.

My experience went a little something like this:

First wash: after using a clarifying shampoo to remove all other product buildup, I shampooed and conditioned my hair in the shower. First impression was that the shampoo lathered nicely and the conditioner was nice and slippery, and I loved that there was no scent. Moved on to the styling. I apparently used too much of the all-in-one styling cream as it left my hair feeling like it was coated with something fuzzy. Worse, my hair barely curled at all.

Second attempt with the styling cream was similar, even though I barely used any product at all. My hair felt disgusting.

For my next wash, I decided to skip the LUS cream and use something I know works with my hair. It was a disaster. Not only did my hair not curl, but it was so dry and brittle it felt like straw.

Somewhere during all this, I went to my hairdresser and got a haircut. She did a deep conditioner to try to reverse some of the damage and suggested maybe one (or all) of the products had too much alcohol in it for my hair. I don't know about that, but we both agreed it had been long enough for my hair to adjust to the new products.

Now my LUS shampoo, conditioner, and styling cream are all resting in the cabinet under my sink.

So there you have it.

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