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How to Choose Your Shampoo

Find the right shampoo for you!

Our history is deeply rooted in trichology—the study of the hair and scalp.

Mark Constantine, Lush co-founder and product inventor, is a trained trichologist and his proficiency in crafting fresh hair products for any head is what makes choosing one of our shampoos such a special experience!

We make a variety of shampoos, including dry shampoo, shampoo bars and co-washes, each with their own beautiful blend of fresh, effective ingredients. “I suppose what we try to do at Lush is create products to get your hair to do what you want it to do. There are no hard and fast rules,” says Helen Ambrosen, Lush co-founder and product inventor. That’s why we don’t put hair into dry, normal or oily categories; instead we prioritize ingredients and the effect they’ll have, resulting in many different shampoos.

Need a boost in strength?

For hair that’s long, breaks easily and/or is frequently heat styled, you’ll want to find protein-rich shampoos with ingredients designed to nourish hair. Olive oil helps increase tensile strength (to stop snapping and breaking) and can be found in our Rehab Shampoo made with nourishing organic extra virgin olive oil and fresh fruit juices. Wasabi Shan Kui Shampoo is another great option with fair trade olive oil and stimulating wasabi.

 

More bounce, more volume

Does your perfect hair day involve bounce and volume? Then you need a shampoo made with our favorite volumizer: sea salt! Big Shampoo is bursting with sea salt, seaweed, citrus oils and juices for lots of beachy-inspired lift and shine.

Get citrusy clean

If you’re looking to banish residue, dirt and oils from your scalp and encourage liveliness in hair, why not give citrus oils a go. Try Jason And The Argan Oil Shampoo Bar to soothe and cleanse sensitive scalps or Flyway Hair for a clean that also adds volume and shine.

Explore our small but mighty shampoo bars.

A person washes their hair with an unpackaged, red shampoo bar.

 

Moisture up

Searching for something moisturizing? Avocado Co-wash is a washing and conditioning bar that offers a perfect balance of cleansing and hydrating ingredients. Fresh avocado nourishes hair while rosemary and lavender cleanses. Another great option is Honey I Washed My Hair, which gently cleanses hair without stripping away natural oils.

Soothe your scalp

Healthy hair starts at the root! If your scalp feels congested or out of balance, reach for Jumping Juniper Shampoo Bar. Juniper berry, lavender and rosemary oils help balance a temperamental scalp.

Need a softer touch but still want a gentle floral scent? Go for Angel Hair with a blend of rose water and ylang ylang, as well as plenty of moisturizing cocoa butter to keep your head happy, healthy and smelling great.

Finally, if an itchy scalp has you scratching your head, Soak and Float was made for you! Cade oil is a smoky and cleansing essential oil, and is paired with rose and lavender to soothe dry heads.

Whether you do one shampoo at a time or like to have a shampoo wardrobe for all of your hair moods, we’re here to support your strands with over 40 years of haircare expertise. If you’re still not sure what shampoo to choose, visit your local shop and we’ll make your mane our main focus!

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