Lush - You either love it or you don't. I like to be different though. I seem to have a love-hate relationship with them. I love th...

- You either love it or you don't.

I like to be different though. I seem to have a love-hate relationship with them. I love their sweet, refreshing smelling soaps but I detest their perfumes and I'm certainly not keen on their Henna (literally spent hours chipping away at the block). Why go to Lush when you can go out and purchase packet Henna from your local asian convenience store for the fraction of the cost?

I found myself wandering into Lush a couple of weeks back as standard. Usually I find myself wandering back out again empty handed (unless I've ran out of Flying Fox!) But this time I'd read some raving reviews about BIG and thought I'd check out what all the hype was about and grab myself a tub.



It is a bit of an odd shampoo, first of all the packaging, it comes in a tub which you have to scoop the product out of. As for the contents itself, it's packed full with salt mixed with a bit of gooeyness, you need to ensure you keep the water out of this or the salt will just dissolve into nothingness.. Okay, I lie, more like extra gooeyness.




I was particularly concerned it would leave chunks of salt in the hair. Luckily, all the salt seems to melt away when it comes into contact with water. This stuff has a refreshing citrus-y smell to it which helps waken my zombie like self at 6.30am.


In terms of performance, it really does leave your hair squeaky clean as it lathers beautifully once you've added a bit of water to it. But then comes the killer question, is this dehydrating? It contains salt, so naturally it can be a tad drying and at first I found this problematic thinking it can't be good for your hair if it's stripping, but if you're after something seriously drying try 'Ditch the Dirt' by Umberto Giannini Glam Hair. It is drying on a horrific scale, my hair would get caught in my comb. In comparison with that, BIG is meek and mild.

RESULTS?Now you may be thinking why bother using BIG if it's drying? Well, with the right conditioner it works and detangling is a breeze (Currently using John Frieda Luxurious Volume Thickening Conditioner which is super lightweight yet smoothens the hair). A quick note, you need to ensure you do not apply conditioner to the roots unless you want to weigh your locks down which would be a waste.

One of the big positives to note about BIG is that with my fine, combination hair my roots have a tendency to get oily during the day whilst my ends stay quite dry. Using this shampoo in tandem with a such a good conditioner gives the scalp a good, deep clean whilst nourishing my ends.

Above all, the very best thing about BIG shampoo is the results it gives post-blow drying. It really lifts the hair and I could tell a difference between using this and some other standard shampoo. On those lazy days where I CBA blow drying, using Big and just letting my hair air dry, it still has body and shine. Now that's what I call a RESULT!



I would recommend this shampoo to anyone that has fine/combination hair. As my hair is quite fine I find that my roots get greasy quickly, this is a god send. Although please do bear in mind, it is quite stripping so I would not recommend this to those with long hair that wash it on a regular basis. This product is perfectly suited to someone like me with mid-length hair and a fair bit of product build-up that needs washed daily.

And finally, this stuff will last you an age! You only need a tiny amount for it to lather and clean all that gunk out of your hair.

BIG shampoo costs 10.95 for 330G. Also available in smaller sizes.

Have any of you tried BIG? How did it work for you?

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  1. I never tried Lush shampoo at all. Iam sure it smells super yummy!!!

  2. I love big! Definitely one of my favorite shampoos that I consistantly buy and re-buy when I run out. It makes your hair feel extremely clean and when I feel like i'm having a dull hair day, this brings me so extra shine.

  3. This sounds good, I might have to give it a try! Have you thought that maybe your hair gets greasy easily because you wash it everyday? I've got really fine hair too and I used to wash it everyday and if I skipped a day my hair would be really greasy, but after being told by a hairdresser that I shouldn't wash my hair everyday because it strips away your natural protective oils, I started only washing it about 2 or three times a week - now my hair hardly ever gets greasy and I just freshen it up with a bit of dry shampoo!
    Sam x

  4. I am so in love with it and used to buy it all the time (but nowadays I try to only buy lush as a treat 1x or 2x a year as I just cant help but think its too pricey for what it is)

    It is drying but it does make hair smell and feel so soft and bouncy. However.. NOT good for dyed hair. I remember getting my hair dyed brown and being blonde 10 days later thinking WTF just happened? The sea salt is a B*tch for color!!

  5. I LOVE Lush. I had terrible acne for years and years and their stuff made it all go away after spending hundreds of dollars at the dermatologist! If only I knew of lush when I was a teen. Their hair stuff is nice too, I like Marilyn Hair Mask.

    Mabel Time

  6. Thanks for your really sweet comment on my bloggg!!
    I just realised ive defs seen your blog before, i think lilmissrosh or beauty fulfilled posted a link to it aaages ago! And I followed on my old account lol.
    Anyway I've heard soo many things about BIG but the dryingness aspect really bothers me! I've literally been slathering my hair in hair oils (yeah, even Vatika lol!) to make it less dry! But I'm still curious about an update post, would be very interested to read it!
    Also LOVE the topshop ring, actually incredible!!! xoxo

  7. I swear by I Love juicy shampoo, Lush shampoos always seem to last so long, love them.

  8. I've never tried anything from Lush. All the reviews on youtube and blogger are really urging me to try them.


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