Should I Stop Using Big Shampoo?
Ashley M. asked:
I just recently purchased Big shampoo, and am at a state where I don’t know if I should continue using it or exchange it for something else. After using it, my hair instantly felt like I just walked out of the ocean and started to knot up, so I immediately applied conditioner, which got it back to normal (I always HAVE to have my hair soft). I did get a little bit of volume, more than usual on my fine, limp hair, but nothing dramatic. My biggest concern is the drying factor and the fact that the main ingredient in the product is salt. The woman helping me at the store told me it was good for your hair, but I don’t know if I believe that. I’m trying to grow mine out, and want to protect my ends and scalp as much as possible.
Should I switch shampoos, and if so, what would you recommend? Also, what is a good hydrating and softening conditioner since I haven’t tried one out yet?
Thank you for your question! This is actually a common concern among new Big shampoo users.
I wouldn’t recommend using Big as a daily shampoo but more like a clarifying shampoo that you use occasionally (maybe a couple times a week or when you feel the need for a good squeaky clean). As far as shampoos go, you may want to incorporate Seanik or I Love Juicy into your routine as your daily shampoo with Big used every now and then for a super cleanse.
Also, you’re right about the conditioner. It’s important to use a good conditioner after washing with Big to ensure that you retain the softness. The conditioner I’d recommend depends on your hair type and level of conditioning you need but Veganese (least conditioning), American Cream and Retread (most conditioning) will all work well after Big. I tend to favor Retread as my conditioner because my hair tends to dry out and get damaged easily (plus, I’ve got leftover damage from pre-LUSH days).
I hope that helps! Do you have any suggestions for Ashley? Let us know in the comments below!
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