I so loved another solid shampoo that a friend purchased for me that I quickly wanted to try all of the other solid shampoos that LUSH made – even though I had an idea that maybe all of the formulas may not work for me. After trying Seanik Solid Shampoo for a few months I can safely say that this is not the solid shampoo for me.
LUSH Seanik Solid Shampoo came to me as a round “hockey-puck” type of a product, solid in nature. This particular version is a vivid, bright blue with strands of green seaweed imbedded into it. The claims for this particular solid shampoo are:
“Sea nutrient-rich shampoo bar for fine, limp hair
Enriched with beneficial sea nutrients like Irish moss (which is actually a seaweed) and Japanese nori seaweed, this little shampoo bar gives hair tons of body and shine. Seanik adds just the right amount of weight and leaves behind loads of softness and a sweet floral fragrance. It is especially good for thin, fine hair that tends to be a little lifeless when left to its own devices.” (from the company)
I thought, based on the description that this shampoo might work for me because my hair can become limp – though usually from needing a good trim to the ends or too much product. It seemed like “a little weight and body” was just what anyone’s hair might need. I was a little concerned what I would do if chunks of seaweed came out in the puck, but I figured I really wanted to still see what the shampoo would do.
It arrived bright and vibrant blue with, yep, thin strands of green looking dried seaweed in it. I knew it would dissolve quickly if left wet or in water, so I swiped it quickly on my hair and left drying on the bathroom counter. When not in use it’s stored in my hall closet.
I used this shampoo for about 3-4 months in a row, and though there’s nothing horribly “wrong” with it, it’s just not the ideal solid shampoo for me.
Though it works much like a typical LUSH solid shampoo for me (a few swipes over wet hair and then rubbing in for lots of lather) and though it smells just fine and lathers clean, the “after” effect is not ideal. It really took me a while to pin point what I didn’t like about this shampoo – it wasn’t something that jumped out at me. My hair is soft and shiny and easy to style.
The product doesn’t irritate or bother my hair or scalp, the scent smells just fine, and the seaweed is really not an issue (I haven’t had any pieces stick to my hair or fall out in clumps). It just seems, for whatever reason, that on the days I wash with this shampoo I have a lot of static in my hair. I know that perhaps that makes no sense, but that’s the only thing I am changing in my hair routine, and even when I take a break from using this shampoo and go back to it, the static comes back.
So though I will use up this shampoo until it finally fades away, I don’t think I will be repurchasing it, not when I have another solid shampoo that I love so much.
Ingredients: Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Irish Moss Gel (Chondrus crispus), Perfume, Nori Seaweed (Fucus vesiculosus), Sea Salt (Sodium Chloride), Lemon Oil (Citrus limonum), Mimosa Absolute (Mimosa tenuiflora), Orange Blossom Absolute (Citrus dulcis), Jasmine Absolute (Jasminum officinale), Gardenia Extract (Gardenia jasminoides), FD&C Blue No. 1.