01 November 2013

LUSH Cynthia Sylvia Stout Beer & Cognac Shampoo | Review

Wow, it's November already! I hope everyone had a great Halloween!
Did you see my last LUSH haul? If not, click here to see what else I bought.

Cynthia Sylvia Stout Beer Shampoo, £8.95/250g
This shampoo claims to tame fluffy, frizzy hair and leave it really shiny.
This shampoo is filled with half a bottle of vegan Irish stout, sea salt, organic lemon juice, cognac oil, lemongrass oil and balsamic vinegar.
The vinegar and lemon juice close the hair cuticle, give shine and should help to lie the hair flat.
Beer has been a popular folk hair remedy for centuries.
I've just finished my 250g bottle of this shampoo and I can now reveal that I will not be re-purchasing this product.
The formula is very thin and runny and it does not give an even coverage without you squeezing out more product and feeling like you need to use more than you should. The smell is unusual but not unpleasant. It has quite a masculine aroma which is to be expected with the ingredients it has. Not my usual scent as I prefer fruity or sweet scents.
On the first application, I thought I would solely use this shampoo alone - no conditioner or hair products - to see what it could do. Major fail on my part; no conditioner equals lots of tangles! So after ripping my hair apart with my brush, I blow dried it and looked it over. I saw no difference.
On the second application I used my TRESemm√© Cleanse & Replenish Remoisturise Conditioner after rinsing out the shampoo. After blow-drying, I still didn't notice much difference where frizz was concerned but my hair did look shinier. On all other applications I used the same conditioner and also used my Pantene Style & Protect Heat Defence Gloss Spray - which, on it's own, doesn't really make much difference to my hair. I'd say overall with this shampoo, condition and spray regime I definitely noticed my hair was shinier but there was very little improvement on the frizz front which was really disappointing as this was the main reason I bought the shampoo. I feel quite cheated after paying nearly £9 for a bottle of this.

Please do let me know if you have used this product and what your thoughts on it were.

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  1. Shame you didn't get on with it, especially since it was £9! Weird for lush, usually their products are amazing-might have to stay clear of this one though by the sounds of it! I love their shampoo bars though, definitely recommend! L xo

  2. thejollyfashionista3 November 2013 at 11:07

    I know, it was really disappointing! To be honest, I wasn't impressed with many of the products I got in my last haul from LUSH which is a real shame! x


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