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C.O. Bigelow Lavender & Peppermint Shampoo

A wise woman once said that a great shampoo is the foundation of great hair. Take her sage advice seriously, and stock up on this apothecary line’s zesty formula. Originally a hotel exclusive, C.O. Bigelow released it to the public after countless fans called to sing its praises. Infused with refreshing lavender and peppermint scents, it leaves hair shiny and clean every time you lather up.

C.O. Bigelow Lavender & Peppermint Shampoo
3.5 out of 5 stars, based on 79 Reviews 79 Reviews
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After receiving the C.O. Bigalow Lavender Shampoo and Conditioner...
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After receiving the C.O. Bigalow Lavender Shampoo and Conditioner in my January Birchbox, I waited a week to try them so that I could bring them with me on my birthday weekend getaway. Before I even comment on the effectiveness of the product, I must say that the smell hits your nose immediately and is extremely strong. I like the smell of lavender so this did not make me stray from using the shampoo, but even I had to get used to the potency of the scent. This is one of the major reasons I could not give the shampoo higher than a 7 on the rating scale. Scents are so personal and this can either be a hit or a miss with people. (For example, one of my other friends loved it while my boyfriend and another friend disliked it.) While washing my hair the shampoo did not lather up very well, but I expected that out of this shampoo. Despite the lack of suds, I could feel that my hair was squeaky clean after rinsing it out. I will not comment on the conditioner here since I plan on reviewing that separately, but after I got out of the shower my hair did not feel as tangled as it usually does. The drying time did not vary compared to when I use other shampoo and conditioner. My hair did feel soft and looked shiny (although I use argan oil after every wash) but did not have much volume. Overall, I would recommend this shampoo in terms of how well it works but I would suggest that one should smell it before they purchase it.

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I'm still on the fence about the lavender and...
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I'm still on the fence about the lavender and peppermint combo. I'm hoping it grows on me!

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I liked the lightweight feel, but I love my...
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I liked the lightweight feel, but I love my shampoo/conditioner from Aveno, which provides more coverage (or feels like it provides more coverage). You'll be hardpressed to get me to switch, but if I find something better, I'm willing to pay anything!

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The fragrance is just too strong for my personal...
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The fragrance is just too strong for my personal taste. I like milder scented products... or even unscented & all-natural.

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No suds
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I think it would smell better if it was just peppermint, but it's ok. You need A LOT to get a good lather on your whole head. I wouldn't purchase it again

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Meh
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I ordered this because I love lavender. When I received it I was surprised how small it was, so I referred back to the website and realized they are 8 oz bottles, which is about a third of the normal size of a shampoo/conditioner bottle. Next time I will pay more attention to the size. Anyway, I used it once and I wasn't very impressed. Both the shampoo and conditioner feel really cheap, like hotel products. Then I read the reviews and it actually is a hotel product! I have fine straight hair and I found the shampoo to be really harsh/stripping and the conditioner was way to light. The only thing this product has going for it is the smell. I gave it to my husband and he liked it, but he doesn't have barely any hair.

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Smell is the best part
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Smells good but it takes a lot of product if you have long hair. It doesn't leave your hair feeling like you just used high quality product. Pass it up and try something else.

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Love the smell, not the product
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I felt like I had to use a lot of the product to get it to lather up like a shampoo should. I went through the product very quickly, even though I have short, fine hair. The smell is great, but I wasn't impressed with the rest.

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the smell was not enticing..i dont know about those...
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the smell was not enticing..i dont know about those scents together, they just didnt work for me. i dont like shampoos that dont lather, it doesnt make me feel clean,even though i am aware that it strips the nutrients from your hair. i was not a fan of this shampoo and conditioner. the one good thing about it was the conditioner did help my hair hairs roughness, maybe if it was in a different scent i could consider trying it again.

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Didn't love this. I wasn't a fan of that...
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Didn't love this. I wasn't a fan of that smell and it didn't lather very well.

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