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September 2, 2011

Review: LUSH Solid Shampoo “Seanik”

Firstly, the product itself: The blue circular 'bar' of shampoo

I can’t lie, the first time I tried one of Lush’s solid shampoos I really didn’t get it. I bought a lump of Trichomania just because it smelt amazing, and it made my hair get dirty/greasy quickly than before, and gave it a strange texture. For ages after I just wrote them off as being not for me.

However, I got a sample of Seanik with another purchase that I made, and eventually curiosity got the better of me. I’m so glad it did! While the nature of it means that it doesn’t foam up quite as much as regular liquid shampoo, it does still make my hair feel almost squeaky-clean; no problems with that. But then, Trichomania had done that too – the real test was once my hair dried.
I used it first without any conditioner, not on purpose but because I was in a tearing hurry, but it was actually a good thing because I got to see exactly what the shampoo did on its own. As my hair is very long, I do need to condition it quite religiously or the ends will start looking sad, and I can feel the dryness setting it. Seanik definitely didn’t dry my hair out – it actually made it feel very noticeably softer than before. When I tried it again, this time with Tresemme conditioner, the result was gorgeous softness and silkiness, while feeling every bit as clean as with ‘normal’ shampoo, and with none of the strange residue left by Trichomania. Success!
Another thing to mention is that some of their solid shampoos smell really awful. True, I think those ones are more medicinal, so if you have some scalp or hair problems they might do the job just fine. But Seanik has almost no scent whatsoever – if I hold it right under my nose I can smell it, but it’s not noticeable while using it and there’s certainly no lingering scent on my hair when it’s dry.

I’m very glad that I gave Lush solid shampoo another chance. If you’re after a more natural shampoo (yes, that is seaweed you can see there!) with less packaging, it’s definitely worth a go – but be prepared to do some trial and error before you find the one that’s perfect for you. Ask the assistants, they’ll help you out deciding!

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