So two things are happening. First, I'm going to try to come up with more clever titles for my posts. They entertain me and hopefully they entertain you, too! Second, this week on the blog we're going to be talking all about hair! Every post this week will have to do with some of my favorite hair care products that help my dry, curly/wavy, and frizzy hair stay tangle-free, (relatively) frizz-free, and manageable! Today I'm going to be talking about my favorite volumizing shampoo that gives me country-girl lift (well, almost), and that is LUSH's BIG shampoo. BIG isn't your typical shampoo, as you can tell just by looking at it - it comes in LUSH's infamous black pots, instead of a bottle! The consistency is also different than something you may be used to. It's a goopy consistency with a watered down oatmeal sort of texture (yeah, just scroll down to the picture, haha!) and it smells really good; sweet, but not like candy! It's 11.4 oz. of shampoo for $26.95 (it was a bit cheaper when I bought this pot, dang you for constantly raising your prices LUSH!) It's a bit pricy but this pot has lasted me for a very long time!
This shampoo is filled with natural ingredients meant to give boost and shine to your locks, while also nourishing them. It's packed with sea salt (over half of it is just that!) which stimulates your scalp and makes your roots stand tall. There are citrus juices that give your hair a boost of shine, as well as, seaweed, extra virgin coconut oil, and avocado butter to leave your hair nice and soft.
So how exactly does it fair? With all that sea salt you'd expect your hair to be stripped clean and leave your hair bone dry, but because of all those oils and butters it doesn't! When I use this shampoo my hair gets that little bit of oomph. The worst thing a curly haired girl can have is flat hair, because then you get what I like to call 'triangle hair'. BIG give my roots that natural added lift so my hair doesn't lay flat on my face. It also leaves my hair nice and soft, as long as I don't put too much on my ends! As for shine, now that my natural wheat-blonde colored hair is growing back I don't notice the shine and luster as much, but when my hair was henna-ed red, it was shining for days! It made my hair more vibrant, which is strange since if you have colored hair this shampoo is known to strip the color. I think the henna just adhered a little too well to my hair, haha, and refused to be washed away!
I use this maybe once a week, taking out a little scoop and concentrating it on my scalp - overusing can leave your hair super dry and tangled, so be careful how often you use it! This shampoo is an absolute must to use in my hair when I know I'm going to straighten it because I flat iron it to be pin straight, so it's great to have that lift. Curly or straight, I don't think anyone likes when their hair just sits around the face with no pizazz. Would I recommend it? Most def. if you're looking for a product that will give your hair that little bit of extra personality it needs! I'd be cautious if your hair tends to be on the drier side, but in moderation, it shouldn't dry out your hair at all! It's like a party for you scalp!
What do you think of BIG? What's your favorite volumizing shampoo?