LUSH • Big • Conditioner
|Would buy this product again.||50%|
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Blue
I'll preface this by saying that I have fine hair, but a decent amount of it (my hair still isn't thick, though!), with dry/processed ends. I bought this primarily because of the smell (it has the same scent as Lush's Vanillary perfume) but also because I've had decent luck with Lush conditioners in the past, including the other solid conditioner, Jungle.
Honestly, I don't know how Lush can label this as a "conditioner." I prefer to use a lighter conditioner on my roots, so I only used this on my scalp, and not even on my very dry ends. Trying to swipe the bar over my wet hair did absolutely nothing, so I broke off a small piece and mashed it up in my hands. That didn't work especially well either, but it worked well enough that I was able to spread the product through my hair. As soon as I rinsed it though, my normally soft hair felt very rough and stiff, and had about twice as many knots as it normally does. It was a struggle to get a comb through it.
I let my hair air dry (as I normally do) and at first my roots were very fluffy and frizzy, but within a few hours my hair was lank and flat, but still tangled very easily. And the next day I woke up with a greasy mess that not even dry shampoo could save. I usually wash my hair every two to three days, but I absolutely had to wash it the day after using this conditioner.
Not impressed, and I'm honestly too nervous to try it out a second time.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Other, Straight, Medium Eyes: Grey
This is by far the very worst "conditioner" I ever used.
As I'm a big fan of the scent of BIG shampoo I thought the conditioner would be a good investment - the shampoo does my hair no good at all, unfortunately...
And as I'm one lucky girl who has a room mate working for LUSH - yes, I am actually boasting at the moment :D - I could try it without paying even one cent, cause every cent would have been too much.
The conditioner promises to be moisturizing but also giving body to the hair. Well, let's see what really happened....
As it's a solid conditioner I first stroked it over my hair (like I used to do with LUSH's other solid conditioner, Jungle) and tried to comb it in. NO effing WAY! Instead of hair I had metted wisps dangling down my head. Okay, I thought I'd give it another try and broke off a bit of the solid bar, mixed it with enough water to get a creamy texture and gently worked it into that mess that used to be my hair. After a lot of swearing, hours of brushing and rinsing it out my hair still felt like straw.
Then I blow-dried the straw hoping that I won't have to wash it again cause meanwhile I was exasperated. The effect was massy fluffy (but dull) hair that smelled great (that's to it's credits...), but ooooh, at what price?
If you have the brass neck to go through this unnerving procedure you can enjoy the great scent of freshly washed clothes (at least that's how BIG smells to me...) and big hair. But I can't recommend it with a clear conscience though.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Hazel
Another LUSH product that I do not enjoy which is really rare for me...
The smell isn't awful, but it certainly is not what I typically like for my hair to smell like. Also, it make my hair a dry, tangled mess. I could not seem to brush it for the life of me! I could not seem to mash this up all the way nor get it through my hair evenly. I just kind of had chunks of it scattered throughout my hair because it just was not as easy as I imagined to get it into a nice lather. My last complaint is that I bought this for the volume that supposedly it was going to give my hair, but I didn't see any volume!
I will not buy this again. I gave this a fair shot, but this product just is not for me. Especially for the 16 USD I spent on it, I could have went out and got a decent conditioner that would actually give me volume and not make my hair into an impossible to comb mess.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Oily, Olive Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
i denfinitly love suuuper love this product. its totally different from anything i have ever tried before. i got a 10 dlls bar and what i did its cut like 5 pieces and kept the other 4 in its original paper. i only have one piece in my bath and i rub it trough my hair put my hair in a knot and wait till i have finished wasing my body. then i rinse it and im soooo happy with the results, my hair is super shiny and healthy!! i used to use kerastase conditioner but.. not anymoreeeee!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Very Oily, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
I bought a $6 piece of this conditioner as my first solid hair product, and when the SA showed me in store how it lathered it seemed like it would be ok. When I got into the shower and tried to lather it in my hands, it lathered, however when I tried to run it through the ends of my hair it was just a disastrous tangled mess that I couldn't do anything about. I gave it so many tries with different shampoos - BIG, Daddy-o, I Love Juicy - because I thought maybe one was just too drying, and I didn't use enough of the conditioner that day... but I got the same result each time! I put a wide tooth comb in the shower so I could try gently combing through it and that didn't help either.
I just don't think this spreads well enough no matter what you do. I use American Cream and Veganese and they are much better.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
Blech. Stinks like cheap baby powder and did nothing but make my hair dry as a haystack. I even ended up melting it down and mixing it with another conditioner, but it still smelled awful. I usually love LUSH products, but their shampoos and conditioners just aren't for me.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
I don't know how I, a self-proclaimed Lush fan, did not know this product existed, but when I saw it in store I gasped. The SA cut me a generous sample to take home and try out, and I really do like it a lot. At first I used it the way directed -- by sliding it down my hair (below the ears, as I never condition my scalp) -- but then as the bar got softer and creamier, I started pulling off bits, mashing them up in my hand and running the product through my hair. Either way, the results were the same: incredibly soft, smooth and volumized hair (I use this in conjunction with LUSH shampoos, and it pairs particularly well with my HG Big Shampoo). I love the smell, and the only reason I'm giving it four stars is because it is rather pricey for how quickly it runs out. My favorite LUSH conditioner is Veganese, and I'll probably stick to that as my everyday, and re-purchase BIG Conditioner when I have some extra cash.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Hazel
I was initially very conflicted about this conditioner when I first purchased it. I liked the primitive feel of a bar conditioner and the clean smell (I hate obnoxiously fruity shower products of any kind) with only suggestion of coconut in it, but I when I tried it in-shower it was hard to adapt to. The catalogue said to just slide it down the length of your hair but other people talked about pulling bits off. I (awkwardly) tried what the catalogue suggested and wasn't sure if it'd worked at all. I didn't get that same instant, chemically-induced softness in my hair like I had from previous, bottled conditioners. However, when I got out, I was ecstatic. My hair was very soft, bouncy, shiny, and manageable (in combination with Lush's cinnamon bar shampoo!). My comb went through it like butter. What's even better is that that aforementioned clean smell stuck around! My hair smelled amazing all day! I love, love, love this product, and can't imagine going back to regular conditioners. The primitive feel, the smell, and the results do it all for me.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
Did not work AT ALL as an in shower conditioner. In fact, I think it made my long, curly, thick hair worse. My hair became tangled, and incredibly difficult to brush after I used the product in the recommended fashion.
I absolutely LOVE the scent, so I was determined to make it work for me. Now I use it as a leave in conditioner, and simply rub it between my hands after the shower, and smooth it through my towel dried hair. I think it works great, and my hair smells fantastic.
I wouldn't recommend this method for someone with fine, or oily hair, but it may for work you, if like me, you have dry, unruly hair.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination Hair: Blond Eyes: Brown
Man, I was so disappointed with this. Love the Big shampoo, so I've been jonesing to try the counterpart solid conditioner. It just is not what it is marketed to be. The SA told me to break off a small piece and sort of melt in my palm with a bit of water and then apply to my hair. Okay, tried that and there was no conditioning quality to the product whatsoever, it felt like i put nothing in my hair. Then I tried just rubbing it onto my hair and that didn't work either. Literally used half of an $8.00 piece and my hair was a tangled, mangled mess. I had to add another conditioner to even be able to get a brush through my hair. It does smell amazing, but I feel duped by LUSH because this is worthless as a hair conditioner. If you are looking for a functional product, I suggest passing this one by...