Wednesday, March 21, 2012
LUSH Seanik shampoo bar review
This is my third bar of LUSH Seanik shampoo bar. Seanik shampoo is a sold shampoo designed to volumize hair, which my hair desperately needs. It's the closest solid counterpart to LUSH's famous BIG shampoo. At first I was skeptical about how well a solid bar could wash my hair. However, the shampoo bars actually are more sudsy than normal shampoo. Only a few swipes are required. Volume is added by removing oil and also adding in sea salt which will help follicles stand up (like the beachy hair effect). Irish moss seaweed and Japanese Nori seaweed soften, while lemon oil adds shine. It really leaves my hair squeaky clean and soft with a little extra volume. I have an incredibly oily scalp so a stripping shampoo helps me a lot. With Seanik, my hair is less weighed down by oil or products and therefore has more volume. I think if you have a similar type of hair, this might work for you. However, if your scalp is on the dry end, I would steer clear of this aggressively cleaning bar. Seanik smells beachy; it has some mimosa and jasmine mixed in.
Here's the inside of my local LUSH. There's something magical and irresistible about all those bright colors and good smells. It makes me want to scoop everything up and put it in my little wicker shopping basket! While I was shopping for Seanik, I ended up checking out with the the H'Suan Wen Hua hair mask as well.
Much of the attention at LUSH stores is drawn towards their bath and body products, however my favorite items are the haircare products. My LUSH routine leaves my hair feeling soft and healthy, as opposed to the synthetic slippery feel which can come from the dimethicone/silcone build-up from regular haircare products. Other LUSH shampoo bars I've tried in the past include New (red, cinnamon scented) and Karma Komba (the green one; citrus, pine, patchouli scented). Both were milder shampoos than Seanik. In the future I'm hoping to try Jumping Juniper (the purple one) which is supposed to be for oily hair as well. A plus side of solid shampoo bars is that they're is eco-friendly and save on packaging and shipping (it's smaller and lighter without the liquid). A bar will last me 1.5-2 months. In addition to my Seanik shampoo bar, I use LUSH America Cream conditioner (smells like pudding) and Jungle conditioner for deeper conditioning.
In summary, I love my Seanik shampoo bar! I have a little LUSH tin so I can easily carry it around with me on my travels to keep my hair fluffy. Have you ever tried LUSH shampoo or haircare? What are some of your favorite hair products?