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Trials of Green Beauty: Lush’s Cynthia Sylvia Stout Beer shampoo

A few weeks ago I walked into my local Lush store looking for products to try out and review for my blog. When I decided to go for this product, I didn’t know I would love it as much as I do now.

The only reason why I am coming across so sceptical about it is because I have tried rather a lot of green hair products and it hasn’t gone well plus my hair is extremely fussy when it comes to shampoo. So seen as I have good news and have found a good product, I thought I would share it with you lovely readers.

Now I know that some of you may doubt this but it is actually made with beer and it’s so good for hair. Bearing this in mind, I thought I would be open-minded and see if my hair took a liking to it. First of all, I am going to let you in on the biggest and most important aspect, the smell.

For all of you readers that are wondering, this smells nothing like the usual flowery scented shampoos, I can only compare it to the smell of medicated shampoo products. Even though medicated shampoo’s do not have beer in them, I just wanted to give you an idea.

The stout and lemon really come out at you when you first open the bottle and it actually makes it smell refreshing rather than the bottom of a pint glass at the nearest pub. I actually went round the whole entire shop smelling each shampoo before I made my choice and in my opinion, this one smelt the best by far.

The lemon zest is what made it appealing to me in the end but I couldn’t investigate the full smell because lets be honest, if you walk into a Lush store its quite hard not be bombarded by the overpowering (but gorgeous) smell of oils.

So in a nut shell, what I am trying to say is, it might be beer shampoo and full of natural ingredients but it actually smells much better than I even thought so don’t judge it before you fully investigate Lush’s full shampoo range.

Moving on, I can finally get round to the reason why I love this product so much. I will be truthful and say that I didn’t expect much from its performance because my trials so far haven’t been 100% satisfactory however this one is different.

I squeezed a medium-sized runny blob of the brown liquid into my hand and I started to lather it into my scalp and much to my surprise, it lathered and bubbled up really nicely considering the length of my hair. After I had washed the excess off, I was really pleased to find that my scalp felt refreshed and clean. The next day, when my hair was dry, I was so happy when my hair felt really soft and still smelt great.

So all in all, this was when I realised that not only did my hair seem to love this product but also that it was a recommended keeper. I will most definitely be getting a bigger bottle of this when I run out and I couldn’t be happier that I kept an open mind with it as I haven’t exactly shopped with them a lot before.

Price wise, this product isn’t that bad in the grand scheme of things and competes with Naked’s hair product prices. A 100g bottle costs £4.50 if you just want a starter bottle however if you end up loving it as much as I do then there are also 250g or 500g bottles which go up to £14.45. Usually I would say that over £10 is too much for shampoo but a bigger bottle will last you quite a while.

So any environment lovers out there who love a natural hair product, please try this one as I highly recommend it!

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Rating: 10/10.

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