Lush’s Big shampoo has an insanely simple ingredient list, and after trying out a sample last month, it leapt straight to the top of my to-do list. Keep scrolling for a fool proof recipe for DIY Big Shampoo down below!
I’ve picked up a habit of thoroughly checking out the ingredients of all beauty products before I hand over my wallet. The number one reason is to see if the price is sensible compared to the ingredients; and number two, to see if I can DIY it! I think this post is proof that I’ve been staying faithful to this ideology (at least for the most part, haha).
DIY Big Shampoo Recipe
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To keep things simple I used my go-to shampoo (Herbal Essences Rose Hips) as the base of this recipe.
I am a firm believer in eyeballing measurements, so I don’t have exact measurements for this first mixture. I used one part shampoo, one part melted coconut oil, and three parts coarse sea salt.
You can use any shampoo, there’s no need to buy something special. I’ve found the salt amplifies the base scent, so if you’re planning on adding essential oils to personalize the scent make sure you go with a scentless shampoo. If this didn’t come out with such a potent rose scent I would have added tea tree oil, but I don’t imagine those two would smell great together!
How to Store your DIY Big Shampoo
After mixing it all up, I re-purposed this cute body wash container to store shampoo. Let the mixture sit overnight before using it for the first time. This will allow the salt to fully soak up all the liquid.
The nearly 11 oz Lush original retails online for $29.95. I already had the shampoo and coconut oil on hand, so I only had to go out and buy the sea salt, but even if I did buy new containers of each ingredient I would have still only spent around $10.00!
Benefits of Big Shampoo
This is great for stick straight hair like my own, but if you have issues with frizz, I would stay away from this one.
Below on the left is before using my Big dupe, and the right is the morning after. I took this picture before using any product, that’s straight after brushing my hair out in the morning. As you can see it gave me quite a bit of volume! Salt can be extremely tough on color treated hair, so I’m only using this 1-2 times a week. That’s been the only drawback I’ve discovered, otherwise, I would use this every day!