Sunday, 20 May 2012

Lush - Seanik - Solid Shampoo Bar - Review

I have pondered the wonder of the solid shampoo bar for a long time, always humming and hawing about whether to actually purchase one, despite being told they last longer than a typical bottle of shampoo.  After I handed my dissertation in I decided to treat myself.  I would usually reach for a nice soapy bubble bar but my flat has no bath.
There are a few different bars to choose from but I went with Seanik because as the name suggests it smells like the sea and it contains sea-salt which I was told by the lady in Lush is good for volume - something my hair badly lacks - it is as limp as a bit of seaweed. 

As you can see it looks a little bit like a blue macaron. 

Other ingredients are: 

  • Irish Moss and Nori Seaweed - to soften the hair.
  • Lemon Oil - for shine.
  • Mimosa Absolute, Orange Flower Absolute and Jasmine Absolute - for a light fresh feeling.

The bar works just the same way a bar of soap does and does not take much to get lathered up and you really do not need to use a lot of it in your hair.  I always wash my hair twice but when using this you could easily only wash your hair once because it gives you hair such a deep cleanse but it does leave your hair feeling a bit too squeaky clean in texture so I use my typical conditioner afterwards but if you don't use conditioner you will probably see the benefits such as volume more. 

It would be handy if you travel about a lot as it takes up a lot less room than a bulky bottle of shampoo and I would be good for a festival I am considering taking mine to Download Festival so help get all the dirt out of my hair!

I would like to use it with a condition from Lush such as American Cream as I have been told that is is really good for dry hair. Anyone any experience of Lush conditioners?



  1. oh Ive ooh'd and aaah'd over this too! Wasnt sure about it but I do want to try it at some point. Worth it aye? xxxxx