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Q:Does the beer/yeast in this product contain gluten? I know both of those can, but they don't always, and I have an allergy to gluten.Asked on 6/6/2015 by Athena
A:Cynthia Sylvia Stout does contain gluten. Fairly Traded Honey is gluten free, however, and will also help make your hair conditioned and shiny!Answered on 6/7/2015 by Anonymous
Q:I have loose curls without shine.can this shampoo add shine to my hair?Asked on 5/29/2015 by Billo
A:Yes, definitely! The beer and lemon juice content works very well to promote shine.Answered on 6/1/2015 by Melissa S from LUSH Direct
Q:Will this work on very blonde hair or could the color make it darker?Asked on 3/13/2015 by the chick from San Francisco, CA
A:I have naturally bleach blonde hair and i use this every time I shower. Its great and wont effect the color of your hair at all.Answered on 5/25/2015 by kat from michigan
A:It would be fine for blonde hair! The dark colour of the shampoo won't affect the colour of your hair.Answered on 3/20/2015 by Meg from LUSH Direct
A:My wife who has blonde hair uses it and it has never changed the color of
her hair. While I think the shampoo is designed for people with darker hair,
I¹m certain it would be great for any type of hair. The smell is the perfect
thing to wake you up in the morning. Highly recommended.Answered on 3/14/2015 by Anonymous
A:My daughter uses it in our household, and she has very dark auburn hair, so I can't specifically speak to how it would work on my blonde hair. I do know, however, that she used a bit of it to hand-wash some light-colored lingerie, and it "stained" the piece temporarily. She wasn't having luck rinsing it put completely at the sink, but when she ran the piece through the washing machine rinse cycle, it came out just fine. It is an awesome shampoo for her, and smells heavenly, so my best advice it to score a sample the next time you're in the LUSH store, and simply rinse thoroughly.Answered on 3/14/2015 by Anonymous
Q:Hi! Is Cynthia good for chemically straighned hair? If not, which LUSH product would be the best? Thank you!Asked on 10/23/2014 by joaovictormarinho from Brazil
A:The active ingredient in this product that battles fluff and frizz is actually stout, which is a really dark beer. It helps to weigh down the hair strands a bit and prevents them from flying out of control. All the ingredients are listed on our website. Double check with your stylist to see if this product is suitable for chemically straightened hair.Answered on 11/6/2014 by Jeanine from LUSH Direct
Q:So, I have a bottle of Cynthia, and I've noticed that the shampoo looks like it's separated. There appears to be a dense, caramel colored layer on the bottom, and a dark one over it that takes up most of the bottle. Does anyone know if it's supposed to look like this?Asked on 8/27/2013 by Sahara from SLC, UT
A:This shampoo can separate occasionally, but a good shake should set it right! If you noticed a change in smell or consistency, or if the expiration date has passed, it's probably best to stop using that bottle!Answered on 9/20/2013 by Brandy from LUSH
A:I've used Cynthia for several years, this is always the case. I just give it a good shake and enjoy!!Answered on 8/27/2013 by Anonymous
Q:My hair has a mind of its own, one side will be wildly curly and the other side will just kind of hang there limply. So I'm curious if this will solve that. Any insight?Asked on 7/2/2013 by spazymcL from El Dorado, CA
A:Cynthia Sylvia Stout is delightfully nourishing for the hair, but it is not capable of changing the structure of the follicle, which dictates whether hair will be straight or curly. What it can do is moisturize and smooth out the hair, which may give it a more even appearance!Answered on 10/4/2013 by Brandy from LUSH
Q:I want my hair to smell good, but I want to use a conditioner as well...which Lush conditioner would smell the best when used with this shampoo? Or would I be better off just not using a conditioner at all?Asked on 8/30/2012 by victoria from murray, kentucky
A:I use happy happy joy joy and it has a great smell when its combined with this shampooAnswered on 5/25/2015 by kat from michigan
A:Our haircare is created specific to the results that you are trying to achieve by using them so we generally do not recommend haircare based on scent. While the product might smell great it may not necessarily be best for your haircare needs. That being said, Veganese is a popular one to pair with Cynthia Sylvia Stout, as they both contain lemon oil and have a slightly lemony scent.Answered on 11/2/2012 by Melissa S from LUSH Direct
A:I like Veganese with CSS, but I find that I don't need a conditioner at all. That is NEVER the case with other shampoos!Answered on 10/11/2012 by Lora from Philadelphia, PA
A:Veganese conditioner is a popular choice, but I frankly can't stand the smell of Veganese, so I use American Cream. The combination of the two is actually quite nice.
Like the LUSH rep said though, pick based on what you want to accomplish with your hair, not the scent. Once you have a goal (e.g. for me it was finding something that would condition and soften without weighing my hair down), THEN you can start to narrow down by scent.
It actually never occurred to me to use CSS by itself.Answered on 3/28/2013 by Eternal from Chicago, IL
Q:Is it good for color treated hairAsked on 8/14/2012 by roxanne from Aurora, colorado
A:Cynthia Sylvia Stout has not been tested on colour-treated hair, so we cannot guarantee that it won't fade out your colour at this point, especially since it does contain a bit of lemon. However, many people do use it without experiencing this, so if you are willing to risk it at first, you may very well find that you're one of those people!Answered on 11/1/2012 by Brandy from LUSH
A:My stylist uses Matrix demi-permanent hair color on me in one shade and I have had NO problems with it stripping out the color.Answered on 10/13/2012 by Mermaidista from Fort Walton Beach, FL