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Lush Daddy-o Review

If you’re not a natural blonde, then you know the struggle to keeping brassy hair at bay! Especially if you’re a redhead who decided to add blonde highlights in your hair (ahem, me.) It’s not like having red hair is hard enough… but when you want to go lighter you’re inevitably faced with fighting brassy hair.

Pro Tip: You should never bleach your hair at-home by yourself (especially redheads) unless you’re a trained hair stylist because you need to get a toning treatment done after bleaching to remove the brass. Purple just won’t cut it sometimes.

Like most people, I’ve decided to lighten my hair for the spring/ summer months. I went to a great hair stylist who fought with my hair in order to make sure it turned out just right! At first the bleach wasn’t taking and then my hair decided to suddenly lighten up immediately. I guess being stubborn is in genetics.

Now unfortunately the initial toner won’t last forever (although it does an amazing job) it needs to be touched up every once in a while.

LUSH Daddy-O Shampoo

Lush Daddyo Swatch

I have never tried a purple toned shampoo before this one, so I am unable to compare it to anything else. However, because I have never tried another purple shampoo I was amazed to see how well it works! I let my hair rest for about a month after the initial toning when I started to notice the blonde highlights were starting to turn yellow.

One of my friends had told me about this shampoo (I had no idea LUSH made such a thing) and opted to pick this travel-sized bottle up as a tester. The smallest size, 100ml is about $10.00 CAD.

It smells extremely similar to a soap I used when I was growing up. I highly doubt anyone else has ever tried it – but it was a purple bath soap that came inside a Scooby-Doo shaped bottle. Yes, Scooby-Doo. Everything I had was Scooby-Doo #noregrets. I asked my boyfriend to describe the scent and he compared it to baby shampoo. That being said, it doesn’t smell bad but it is strong.

The purple colouring is derived from the Violet Leaf – and compared to other purple shampoos I think this is the most natural one you can get. Of course it is full of preservatives and SLS, but it’s a shampoo and those ingredients are not uncommon. I do think the extra fragrance is a bit over the top but oh well.

Lush Daddyo

I wish I had a before and after picture. Let’s just put it this way – I went to visit my boyfriends grandmother one day and there was no comment about my hair… the next time I visited two days after using this she asked if I had highlights.

To use it you just wet your hair, as you would a regular shampoo, lather it up for a bit (I let it sit for about two minutes) and then rinse away. I’ve started using it weekly just to ensure that my highlights stay nice and bright.

If you’ve just decided to dye your hair blonde, or you want grey/silver hair I think this is a must-have item! I honestly wouldn’t have thought that it worked this well. It doesn’t leave a purple tinge in your hair (but it will stain your hand if you let it sit on there for a while…) Once a week is just enough for me, but if you’ve got all over grey hair I think you’d be best using it at least twice a week.

I also love that it comes in different sizes varying from 100, 200 and 500 ml. It’s not exceptionally expensive but it’s comparable to other purple-tone shampoos on the market.

Have you ever bleached your hair yourself?


  • I have naturally black hair and the first time I tried to die my hair, my roots turned ginger and rest of my hair turned grey (I had highlights then), after that it took me a few visits to the hair dresser to get my hair looking decent so after that no hair dying at home ๐Ÿ™‚ I am planning to get hair cut soon then I want to try L’Oreal’s cream/spray for getting my ends lighter, I don’t really want to get my hair dyed so maybe this would give me some highlights ๐Ÿ™‚

    Ela BellaWorld

    • Oh boy! That sounds like it must have been a lot of work – and I’m sure your poor hair wasn’t too happy either! Have you tried Sun-in? I think it’s a similar concept but I don’t have dark hair so I’m not sure how well it would work for you!

  • This shampoo sounds amazing! I have never tried to bleach or die my hair. I once dyed ones string of hair ginger (don’t even ask, it’s a story for another time) but that was it. I am pretty happy with my natural hair color. But I am getting little wants to die my hair maybe a bit darker shade like very light brown but I am still not sure ๐Ÿ™‚

    -Leta | The Nerdy Me

    • So good! If you’re naturally light-haired it’s not really necessary, but if you do plan to bleach it’s a must-have! I think we all go through those little urges! The first time I dyed my hair I was 8 and I wanted to go black but my mum wouldn’t let me (thank god!) since then I’ve generally kept blonde, red and… well pink/orange haha. Hair grows back so even if you don’t like it, you can change it within a few months!

  • thefashionfolks

    Have never bleached my hair, and probably never will, but loved reading about this! And it must be good if the result was so clear after 2 days! Xx

  • Coco Cami

    Great post, thanks for sharing! This product sounds amazing ๐Ÿ™‚

    Camille xo

  • Yiotou_La

    I used to have highlights years ago and I was advised to use a blue shampoo, I guess it does the same thing as this one. It would be nice if you had a before and after picture, I love to see before and after results of a product! ๐Ÿ™‚


    • I wish I had taken one! But honestly it made a world of difference, from yellow to a nice almost white colour! I don’t really want to let it get yellow again haha

  • Oooh my ends are bleached, and I’ve been needing to tone it again – definitely gonna try this!

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  • I used to have really blonde hair but dyed it darker for winter. Like you, I’m not thinking of going lighter again for the summer so it’s really good to know about this product as it sounds like it will really help ๐Ÿ™‚ x

  • Seems like a great product. Thanks for sharing!

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  • Yes, I have, and I don’t think it did my hair any good. Or look good, for that matter, even though it were just subtle highlights on an already blonde scalp.

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

  • Kerry

    I will have to check this out, I love all things Lush and post about them often.

  • Yes, I’ve bleached my hair and I really wish I knew about this before! I used another purple shampoo from Sally’s which was pretty pricey as well and it didn’t work. I feel like it just dried up my hair. If I do ever bleach it again, I’ll definitely keep this one in mind!

    Maria | Pink Petals

  • I was blonde a summer or 2 ago and purple shampoos were my best friends lol. I did use the Daddy O one and really hated it. It make my hair sooooo dry and I’m not a fan of the smell at all. I swear by the Fudge Clean Blonde shampoo. It makes your hair so soft and totally eliminates any brassiness!

    Stacey |

  • I have only ever bleached my hair myself (and my whole head at that), which is TERRIBLE and BAD and which I would recommend to nobody. I just did my roots today, actually! Purple shampoos are my hair’s saviour, especially since I like it best when it’s an ashy platinum. But pretty much no purple shampoo can maintain that colour as well as toner, sadly.

  • I wish I can lighten my hair, unfortunately that would require a lot of bleach ๐Ÿ™ Glad you found something at Lush that works for you and that it’s more natural (is that a thing?) than other shampoos!

  • Caliope Couture

    This sounds like a great product. I’m quite happy with my natural hair colour but I usually darken it nowadays. I tried going blonde once and it was terrible ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Christina โ™ฅ

  • British Milan

    I use this shampoo once a week since about 2 months and I still haven’t decided if I like the smell! Lol
    But it definitely works!! x

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