Lush shampoo: Cynthia Sylvia Stout


I mentioned this shampoo a while ago and thought it was about time I shared my review with you. I know how popular Lush products are with bloggers and this isn't a shampoo I'd heard much about before trying it out myself.

I'll cut to the chase - it's definitely not a shampoo I would repurchase which is such a shame because I really want to love it! It smells delicious and after all, it contains beer! I want to love anything that contains beer (hehe). 

It claims to give hair weight, smoothness and gloss and promotes a healthy scalp. The problem I have is that I like my shampoo to create a really good lather. I have quite long hair now and with this shampoo I have to use a big dollop to lather the top of my head and then another dollop to do underneath, and because of this I get through this stuff like lightning!

It has a lovely smell - really unique - and I find it quite masculine but in a good way.

The great thing about Lush is they're happy to dish out samples so if you perhaps have short/medium length hair or fine hair, and you're curious about the product it's definitely worth trying out a little splodge.

What doesn't work for me may work for you!

100g - £3.70
250g - £7.35
500g - £11.95


  1. Never tried their shampoos, may have to!

  2. I'm a huge Lush fan, I like the low-impact vegetarian aspect of their stuff as well as the amazing smell of their shops. After much trial and error, I now use their shampoo bars all the time - really simple and economical

  3. I love lush stuff, my favourite shampoo is the shampoo bar godiva.
    I cant believe i have only just found your blog of course i'm following x

  4. I've never tried Lush shampoos or my next purchase I have to include this.

  5. I've never really fallen for Lush shampoos. I love a good lather like you, and these just don't come close! Give me silicones and artificial foam any day lol. xx

  6. I'm afraid that I dont know the name, but Aussie has a shampoo and conditioner in their volume range which contains Australian beer hops!

    I'm not sure on the volume side, but it smells great!


  7. I agree about the masculine scent - in a good way. Smells so so good each time I catch a whiff throughout the day. I've noticed my hair is super soft after just one use, but my hair still seems frizzy. I still love this shampoo, i have long hair too but didn't have a problem with lather. I've found that a little goes a long way.