Lush Big Shampoo


Over half the base of Big Shampoo is made with sea salt, giving massive volume to hair in need of a boost. Sea salt is also full of minerals and de-greases hair, removing dead skin cells and dirt without stripping natural oils for a fresh, squeaky clean feeling. We balance the sea salt with seaweed infusion, extra virgin coconut oil and avocado butter for soft, nourished locks. Finally, fresh citrus juices are squeezed in for incredible shine. It’s no wonder this one is a best-seller!


I first hauled Big shampoo in this post (here). I’ve been told on more than one occasion by several people (hair-dressers included) that I’ve got some pretty decent volume going on. That said, when it comes to my hair, I can never have enough volume. More is more, and that goes for my lashes too. I love big hair! I’m all about that life. So any product that promises volume (among it’s many other claims) and is literally named “Big” is eventually going to find it’s way into my hands. Let’s break down the claims.

  • Gives hair massive volume
  • Removes dirt, dead skin, and product build-up
  • Softens and nourishes the hair
  • Adds incredible shine
  • Scents hair for hours


When I first got this, I was surprised and a bit stumped by the texture. It looked all cute and bubbly in the tub but it was actually quite hard. I scooped out a dollop and ran it under the running water, working it into a lather before applying it to my scalp. The harder (more solid) bits kinda’ hurt when they landed on my shoulder after unceremoniously falling off. Be prepared for a lot of this stuff to end up on the shower floor or bath-tub as this stuff is kinda’ hard to control due to it’s texture so you’re always going to end up with a few runaways. Still, it’s much easier to work with than that horrible Ocean Salt Scrub which absolutely refused to work for me.


I’ve used a scalp scrub (Bain de Terre Sugar & Fig Scalp Scrub) before and although it felt great and smelled delicious, it always left a residue in my hair (due to the sticky texture of the scrub) that I could never quite get rid of easily. I had super long hair at the time, though. Currently, I’m sporting a long bob (lob). If you’re a long-time reader of my blog, you’ll know that one of my pet peeves is residual product. Thankfully, Big Shampoo does not have this problem as it washes off completely. I believe it’s due to the fact that the Bain de Terre scrub has a paste-like sugar-based texture, whereas the Lush Shampoo has a harder, more solid salt-based texture.

Another thing long-time readers might have picked up on is my deeply embedded love for exfoliating products and the act of exfoliating itself. I feel like Big Shampoo is a wonderful exfoliater. I’m ready to profess my undying love to Big Shampoo based on that alone! As promised, it removes product build-up (serum, dry shampoo, hairspray, etc…) as well as dirt and dead skin cells without stripping the hair of its natural oils (I use a regular shampoo afterwards, in any case) leaving my hair squeaky clean (just the way I like it). As an added bonus, the sensation of using this sea-salt shampoo feels like you are getting a quick little scalp massage. Just applying this stuff feels invigorating, nevermind the fantastic results.


Big Shampoo has a zesty, green, herbal scent. I didn’t love it but I didn’t find it quite as annoying as the scent of Lush’s Ocean Salt Scrub. The more I used Big Shampoo, the more I found its scent familiar until it eventually grew on me and I found it to be pleasant.


I don’t know about the softness and shine part but Big Shampoo truly gave my hair massive volume. After months of using this stuff, I can honestly say that I’m obsessed. I never want to be without Big Shampoo again, ever. As a clarifying shampoo, this stuff is perfection!

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