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The Haircare Series: Shampoo

My hair is fine, curly and frizz-prone. The ends are dry but the roots get greasy quite quickly, and my scalp can get very itchy, to the point where I actually have a prescription shampoo to calm it down. It's taken me a long time to find out which hair products work for me (and which ones don't!) and I still haven't got it completely figured out. 

However, I've reached a point where I'm having more good hair days than bad, so I thought I'd do a series on my haircare routine (a bit like my Skincare Series, which you can read here). I love to spend time experimenting with make up but when it comes to hair I like to make as little effort as possible, so this is definitely a lazy girl's routine!

Lush Shampoo

LUSH Rehab Shampoo, £5.40 for 100g (v)

This lathers like crazy and is brilliant for removing build up  the phrase 'squeaky clean' was made for this product. It contains mostly natural ingredients, including peppermint and juniper, which are said to improve the scalp's condition over time. A little bit goes a long way; I bought my 100ml bottle weeks and weeks ago and the bottle still looks full.     

LUSH Blousey Banana Shampoo, £18 for 240g (v)

Rehab is amazing but frequent use would dry my hair out. This is where Blousey comes in. It's an incredibly moisturising shampoo that also contains ingredients which are good for the scalp and, again, a little goes a long way.

Unlike Rehab, this does not lather at all so it feels a bit weird at first. I've found that the best way to use it is to apply it directly to the hair and massage it in before rinsing.

Afterwards my hair feels soft, but not limp, so don't be put off by the thick consistency. Blousey really is perfect if your hair is feeling a bit dry and damaged. 

I'll be posting The Haircare Series every Friday. Next week: conditioner!

(v) = vegan

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Beth, 23, South East England. I'm a writer with a love of books, lipstick, and the Oxford comma. I love beauty and I also love animals, so I only buy, use, and feature products from cruelty-free brands. (Seriously though, I am the person who stops to fuss over every dog she sees.) You can also expect posts about vegan/vegetarian food, and plenty of musings about life as a 20-something. Want to get in touch? Email me at

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