The main thing C.O. Bigelow Lavender & Peppermint Shampoo has going for it is the pleasant and herbal scent and the fact that it’s gentle on my scalp. My one complaint is that it’s not much of a detangler, hence in my case I suspect it only cleanses where it actually gets. But most normal humans don’t have the mass of thick hair I carry, so it may be a moot point. I can tell you that I often use it Bigelow shampoo as a final rinse after a heavier shampoo, to make sure my scalp is calm and that my hair will smell nice.
Bottom Line: not a match for my beloved L’Occitane, but most people will like it.
C.O. Bigelow Lavender & Peppermint Shampoo ($9.00, 3.4oz) is available from bigelowchemists.com. I got mine for free as part of some blogger's beauty box.
Photo: Pier Angeli and Joan Crawford (early 1950s) via myvitagevogue.com.