Review: Lush ‘Big’ Shampoo

If you have seen my previous posts, I have a little obsession with Lush to say the least. It hurts my soul to not have a bath to use all the bath bombs and melts, so instead I buy everything else in sight. I had never delved into their hair care, but after Chelsea raved about the ‘Big’ Shampoo on twitter, I had no choice but to get it.


It is safe to say that this product has changed my hair washing life. I have never used a clarifying shampoo before, and have no idea why I put it off! There’s no other way to describe my hair after using this except, clean. And it smells incredible. It contains seaweed, lime juice, coconut oil, neroli oil and mandarin oil, all to add softness and shine. After my hair has dried, it certainly felt softer and shiner, and lacked all the frizziness I sometimes get from certain shampoos. As you can see from the ingredients list below, it still contains sodium laureth sulfate, which some people will not like, as it can be irritating. I don’t have this issue luckily, because I love this shampoo so much.


My only issue with this shampoo is the giant salt grains that reside in it. Being approximately 50% sea salt, I’m paranoid that one will stay stuck in my hair. But spending a little longer rinsing is worth the amazing feeling this shampoo gives. And it makes the resultant feeling post conditioner even better than before.


At $24.95 for 330g, it’s in the same price range as most salon hair products, and certainly meets, if not exceeds the quality of many of them, and is a welcome addition to my shower.

You can get Big from any Lush store or their website here.

Have you tried any Lush hair care? Do you have any other recommendations for me?