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Cynthia Sylvia Stout
Cynthia Sylvia Stout
Cynthia Sylvia Stout
Cynthia Sylvia Stout
Cynthia Sylvia Stout

Cynthia Sylvia Stout

Cheers to smooth locks!
4.1 out of 5 Customer Rating
Item No. 08011
Just can't get enough? Now available in 1L online and in select stores.

Beer shampoo, really? Yes, really. For volume, softness and shine our pub-inspired Cynthia Sylvia Stout is made with organic vegan stout from a local brewery. It naturally contains protein to give your hair weight, smoothness and gloss. Perfect for hair that tends to go frizzy in damp or humid environments, Cynthia smells delicious, just like a brandy, stout and lemon cocktail and even makes curly hair unbelievably shiny and bouncy once again.
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Apply a small amount to the hair, work into a lather, then rinse thoroughly.

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Absolutely gutted just want her back

Oakland, CA | 3 days ago

I love this shampoo so much; I've been using it for almost 6 years and I have never had a bad hair day. Longest relationship I've ever had, and for good reason. The smell is perfect, I love that it's not floral or overwhelming. Cleared any oily buildup without stripping my hair. Gentle enough for everyday use, but good for a stronger clean too. Absolutely gutted they're discontinuing it, I feel very lost.
Yes, I would recommend to a friend

My Go To for Frizz Control

Granby | 29 days ago

I originally bought this shampoo as an alternative to Washday Greens, which was a kitchen exclusive that's no longer available and cost me a fortune in shipping anyhow. I still prefer Washday Greens, but Cynthia Sylvia Stout is the closest available equivalent and I love them smell. It reduces my frizz and gives my hair a nice amount of shine. I just hope it doesn't get discontinued, because I won't know what to do with myself!
Yes, I would recommend to a friend

Give it a chance

California | 1 month ago

On the first try, I was unimpressed. The second time, I found the scent had grown on me, but still wasn't seeing the results I had been promised in reviews. But the third time? Magic, absolute magic. I have very thick 2C waves, and this shampoo is the perfect balance between volumizing and smoothing that I've been looking for. It's very liquidy, so you'll have to use more than feels normal to get your whole head coated. But I promise the payoff will be worth it. It's the price you pay to have a product with fewer preservatives and synthetic ingredients that actually works. For my other wavy peeps with too much volume and frizz: pair with the Candy Rain conditioner and R&B, plus a hair oil of your choosing on the ends, and you'll be in seventh heaven.
Yes, I would recommend to a friend

Loved the shampoo

San Marcos, Ca | 1 month ago

I use this every night. About three times a year I get bad dandruff. This cleared it up in less than a week. I don't think the smell is strong. I'm definitely purchasing again. I paid it with the American Cream conditioner.
Yes, I would recommend to a friend

Doesn't help frizz much, does feel great

Newark, NJ | 1 month ago

I got this on a whim. My usual is Daddy-O bc I like the lemon scent, and saw this also had a lemon smell. Smelling it the first time was weird though. It has such a strange smell especially when washing with it. However, it doesn't stay very strong, and after rinsing the smell mellows and is actually really nice! I actually have started really liking the wheaty-lemony smell, and it matches my futch aesthetic so kudos. It feels great and does keep my ends from splitting too, and my hair has been pretty shiny so thanks lush! However, it doesn't do much for frizz. I haven't been able to use conditioner since I cut my hair short bc my hair gets too oily, so I like to try using anti-frizz shampoos. My hair has always been frizzy to the point of my friend just dead saying it didn't look like I brushed my hair. I've learned to lean into the disheveled look, but it still would have been nice to have something to tame it, especially now that it's summer. Maybe it will work better in winter when it's cold, but for me, it just didn't work.
Yes, I would recommend to a friend

I wanted to love this.....

Toronto | 2 months ago

I have incredible thick, oily, course hair and this does NOT work for me. The scent is divine but it's very watery. I also find it extremely tangles my hair. I really wanted to love this! It does clean my hair but I think Lush offers far superior products for hair.

Works well but don't like smell

Indio, CA | 2 months ago

I think this shampoo does a great job at cleaning my hair, but unfortunately the scent just isn't for me. I'm sure there are others who like it, but to me it smells like rotten beer...but maybe that's just me. Afterall, I'm not a beer drinker :)

Literally the only Lush shampoo that killed my frizz!

SF, CA | 1 year ago

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Oh my god this product is the best thing that ever happened to my hair. I know this sounds hyperbolic but when they stopped selling this product in stores and the sales associates offered me alternatives (which i both purchased and sampled) NONE of them left me with a full head of healthy curls, either my bangs were frizzy or my whole head was frizzy. I tried different methods for taking care of my hair post shower, too. Focusing on this shampoo, you get a lot of mileage out of a small amount of product due to its consistency, compared to other products I was offered to substitute this one, such as curly wurly and fairly traded honey. It's also got a distinct smell that, while it may be jarring to those using the product for the first time, is not at all unpleasant! Its fragrant enough to stick with you for a few hours, as well. It's does a fantastic job at keeping my hair moisturized and allowing it to actually form curls, and, again, in my experience is the most effective product Lush offers for this effect! In addition, it works on bleached hair, so you don't have to worry about having any dyed sections be frizzy while the rest of your hair curls! Additional tips for curly-haired individuals also having trouble with frizz, I typically shower at night to keep my curls from being weighed down as they dry (they dry while i sleep) and brush ONLY after showering. If you have longer hair (I suppose my hair is only really considered "long" for a boy, its pretty short) then I assume having your hair weighed down is a non-issue, but please, if you have curly hair, only ever brush it when wet or you'll end up with frizz regardless of how you wash your hair!! Overall I'm devestated this product is in danger of being discontinued! I've had so much trouble trying to find a product to properly substitute it! I hope it at least manages to keep an online presence, because I will, without a doubt, continue to purchase it!!
Yes, I would recommend to a friend

I don't drink beer but I LOVE this shampoo!

Bristol VT | 1 year ago

Verified Reviewer

I just wanna say that I LOVE this product, and am honestly shocked by how much I am now obsessed with it! I bought this to share with my boyfriend who is an avid Stout Beer drinker. I thought it would be a cutesy gimmicky gift to try so I got the smallest bottle. I don't drink beer so I wasn't sure if I'd like the smell. I read it helped with frizzy hair, which I can get sometimes because I air-dry my hair every day. I use a different brand of mild conditioner and when I added this shampoo to my routine - WOW did it make a difference! My hair was softer, less frizzy, shinier, and smelled great! The smell is kind of strong (what I think is the cognac in it) but I don't mind it. Reordering the next size up because my boyfriend also loved it!
Yes, I would recommend to a friend

Anti-frizz but makes hair flat

OH | 1 year ago

Verified Reviewer

I tried this because I loved the idea of a beer shampoo that is voluminizing yet anti-frizz. I've had a lot of frizz/static in my hair recently so I figured this would be great for that. The anti-frizz part is true but it only made my hair really flat and greasy looking. I would not recommend this if your hair is thin or gets greasy easily because there is no volume whatsoever. If your hair is thicker and voluminous already it should be a good product, but not great for my hair type. The saving grace of this shampoo is I think it smells great and the smell is exactly what you would expect of a beer based shampoo. Just disappointed it didnt work well for me. I'll keep using it until it's gone but I likely won't buy it again.
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