I had a sample of this a few years ago, and I definitely liked the results. I don't live that close to a Lush so I didn't wanna fall in love with a product that wasn't easily available. I took a trip to Lush recently, and the sales associate talked me into purchasing this. I hate the price, and that's hard for me to get but it still doesn't keep me from loving this shampoo. At first I found it kind of difficult to use, with the salt and all. But after awhile you get used to it, it won't work up a huge lather at first but once you add some more water you'll have tons of lather. I do tend to use alot of this, I don't know how well it work for me if I used less but maybe i'll try it since I hate going through this fast because of the price. I have color treated hair, thats dyed lighter but I didn't notice any fading at all. I don't notice a ton of volume, but definitely a difference. My favorite thing is how shinny it makes my hair and the smell. It also leaves my hair very soft which is something that normal shampoo doesn't. I'm not sure if i'll repurchase because I hate to get in the habit of a $20some dollar shampoo, but we'll see. The nice thing about the packaging is that you can recycle 5 of Lush's pots and bring them back for a free face mask which is nice.
I wish this worked beautifully with my hair! I love the smell, the texture and I found it lathered quite well. It was simple to use, didn't take a lot of product and did make my hair feel thick. However it dried my hair out like a mother pucker. After one use, despite using a LOT of thick conditioner, my hair was drier. I have dry hair naturally thanks to colouring, and for me this was too dry - I could get similar results with products that didn't compromise my hair's appearance or texture. Sorry BIG! :(
I was given a sample of BIG by a SA in the Covent Garden branch of Lush and was shown how to use it (very little is needed). The SA also said that it's the kind of product that you could use a couple of times a week for a great volume boost, but that it shouldn't be used every day, as some people have experienced dryness. I followed these directions and my hair really likes it. Lots of volume and looks thicker. I'm not overly keen on the scent, but it does the job. I condition my hair afterwards with Veganese and this seems to work just fine for me.
I got this as a sample when I first visited the Lush in new york. I was kinda intruigued by the fact that it had salt in it. I ended up purchasing the full size once I used up the sample.
The smell is really nice its kinda citruisy and clean. I didnt find this one to foam much and had to use more water in my hair after I put it in to get some lather but it left my hair really clean and I noticed that each time I used it my fine hair seemed a little bit thicker.
This product is interesting-Its semi solid and feels alot like bath salt but it dissolves and turn into a shampoo when applied onto hair. I like the cirtrus smell but frankly speaking, besides cleaning my hair, i dont really see my hair becoming more volumnise or "BIG".
It also makes my hair become dry after using. You HAVE to use a conditioner after that. It feels as if i am using those deep cleansing shampoo, which is also why nowadays i alternate this besides my normal shampoo. I use it especially on days when i have too much chemical on my hair.
no. absolutely not. I have a ton of medium-thick, pleasantly wavy hair. i got a sample pot of this in the mix and match hair sampler, and i chose it because it had a great citrus scent and was more suitable for my hair than the other choice, curly wurly. (i was terrified of its thick, oily base!) i thought that the idea of large sea salt crystals in big seemed novel and interesting, but they are ironically what makes this product completely unuseable, IMO. i used this two seperate times to finish off the sample pot, and the texture while washing was completely unpleasant. the salt made it very difficult to lather the shampoo, and it actually created tangles in my hair. i never got a good lather, (or even a little bit of lather.) i dont need a huge amount of foam to feel like a shampoo is doing the job, but i do need to be able to distribute the product to make sure that ive done my whole scalp.instead of leaving my hair fresh and clarified, it was a dry, tangly mess. this product is a big fail.
Well BIG in expensive...but that is the only downside! This product is amazing. I mix it with the Stout Shampoo and together they make my hair look amazing. Because it is so expensive I decided I would only wash my hair 3x a week with it, but turns out I only need to wash my hair 3x a week. My hair stay beautiful and non greasy with this product so much so that washing it every third day is enough. it is the only Shampoo I use. I also make sure to rub it well in my hands before i apply it to my hair that way it is very soapy. I am not a fan of the Lush conditioner though. It does not condition my hair enough. I use the hydrating conditioner from Joico. Love love love BIG
I had a generous sample of this...I actually liked it a lot, my hair was very thin at some point in time, but this made me have more volume. I really like it and would purchase again.
Last night I discovered a wonderful way to use my BIG shampoo. I cleaned all my makeup brushes with it!!! yep! as you can probably already guess...they came out marvelous. SOOO clean and shiny...just like my hair. I highly recommend you do this.
I had been wanting to try this shampoo for a while. Luckily, a friend of mine was nice enough to pick up a sample for me while she was at LUSH. I don't have a store near me.
I LOVE BIG! I am definitely going to splurge soon on the full sized tub. I definitely wouldn't use this daily, as others have said. Maybe 2-3 times a week. BIG not only cleans my hair, but followed up by a normal conditioner, it leaves my hair so soft and full of life! It has bounce, it has volume.. and my roots don't get greasy in a 24 hour period of time!
I can't wait to be able to add this to my hair routine. I only took off one lippie, because I wish it lathered more.