Lush Big Shampoo Review

Big Shampoo Review

Initial Thoughts

I’ve heard rave reviews from everyone that has used Big but I never felt the pull to try it out myself. Some folks claim that it’s a miracle worker initially but it eventually wreaks havoc on the ends of your hair after prolonged use due to the sea salt. I saw that there was a good sized amount of Big in the Head Case Volume + Shine kit and decided to give it a go.

At first smell I was a little taken back. I think I was expecting the salty and citrusy smell that I love in Ocean Salt but it came off as more of an expired beach smell. I’m pretty sure this was due to the presence of the seaweed infusion.

Lush says:

Give limp hair the volume it deserves with seaweed infusion to soften hair and citrus juices for shine. After using BIG, your hair will be bouncing back to life.


Once I got over the initial smell and applied to my hair and scalp, there was an ‘ahhh’ moment. First of all, the smell changed into a pleasantly light citrus scent. The feeling of the coarse sea salt on the scalp is amazing. Its almost as if you’re exfoliating your head for the first time and it feels great. My hair is a little past my shoulders and I didn’t need a lot to get a good lather going, maybe  a little over a quarter sized dollop. After rinsing out, my scalp felt immaculately clean and I swear I could nearly feel the added volume already. I followed with a little bit of Veganese and, once dry, my hair was bouncing around nicely.


Big has officially been added to my shampoo lineup. My hair and scalp feel clean, look shiny and it feels soft and smooth for the most part. I’ll probably incorporate it every other day as I did notice the ends of my hair becoming a bit dry. I may pair it with Retread and see how that works out.

Rating: 86 PTS by Angela Jude


Sea Salt (Sodium Chloride), Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Fresh Organic Lemon Infusion (Citrus limonum), Fresh Sea Water (Aqua), Toothed Wrack Seaweed Infusion (Fucus serratus), Cocamide DEA, Lauryl Betaine, Fresh Organic Lime Juice (Citrus aurantifolia), Extra Virgin Coconut Oil (Cocos nucifera), Neroli Oil (Citrus amara), Mandarin Oil (Citrus nobilis), Vanilla Absolute (Vanilla planifolia), Orris Absolute (Iris florentina), *Limonene, *Linalool, *Benzyl Benzoate, Coumarin, Perfume.