Lush’s Big shampoo had been on my mental ‘to buy’ list for quite some time even prior to transitioning to cruelty free products. I finally picked this up when the shampoo that I had been using (which I won’t discuss as I’ve been unable to find out it’s cruelty free status) was unable to effectively clean my hair and led to product build up.
Firstly, the scent of this is absolutely glorious. I implore you to stick your nose into a tub if you’re ever passing a Lush store. The scent is fresh with a fruity mix of lemon and lime. The sea salt in this is supposed to add volume which I personally did not see any results from. As I have long, weighty hair I rarely come across products that give me volume so I don’t have high expectations in that regard. I de-potted a sample of this for one of the girls I work with who has shorter hair than me. She said that this gave her hair a lot of lift so I guess it just depends on your hair type. Everybody’s different.
A little bit of this goes a long way so I’m sure this tub will last me a while even with my other half dipping in to it every now and again (he loves this too by the way.) As I mentioned earlier, that other shampoo left my hair with quite a bit of product build up. My first use of the Big shampoo cleared that completely. I’ve read that some people have found this to be a bit drying if used regularly because of the sea salt it contains. When I first bought this tub it was all that I used for a short while and I didn’t find this myself. Now, I’ll use this once a week or once every two weeks as my clarifying shampoo. I don’t feel it’s necessary to use this every time I need to wash my hair.
This shampoo has quickly become a must have product for me. I’m kicking myself for not picking up a tub sooner! If you’re in the market for a good clarifying shampoo, I’d highly recommend this little gem.
Have you tried this shampoo or any other hair products from Lush?