Lately I have been totally into Lush shampoo bars. It all started when I started using a new shampoo and conditioner set that had these huge 500 ML bottles. I ended up hating the shampoo: it would not foam up, nor do anything for my hair, not even clean it in the least bit. So I tossed it. Luckily I still had a Lush shampoo bar in my hair stash and started using that. I’ve been hooked ever since and bought a new one to try when my old one ran out.
Lush Seanik shampoo bar
What is special about shampoo bar is that they are a solid shampoo. They therefore require no plastic packaging and thus are much better for the environment. Depending on the bar you get, these can last you quite a while, while others crumble more easily and therefore need replacing a lot more quickly. Seanik shampoo bar retails for €8.95.
Seanik is a seaweed and seasalt based shampoo that adds volume to the hair and also includes lemon for a shiny do. A great combination if you have dry hair like mine, but can use a bit more volume. There are two different types of seaweed in this bar as well as lemon oil. To scent the bar essential oils such as mimosa, jasmine and orange flower have been used.
This is the ingredient list:
Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Irish Moss Gel, Perfume, Nori Seaweed, Fine Sea Salt, Lemon Oil, Mimosa Absolute, Orange Flower Absolute, Jasmine Absolute, Sodium Cocoamphoacetate, *Limonene, Colour 42090
The bar itself comes packaged in a paper bag when you buy it. However Lush also sells tins that will help you to store this product. You can buy special shampoo bar tins, but I simply reused one of my massage bar tins which also gets the job done. I got this for free with purchase back in the day when I got two massage bars. I simply clean it after use and have been reusing it ever since.
Does it work? And how?
What I look for in a shampoo is a product that cleanses my hair easily without stripping it entirely. I feel that this is what this product does. I bought it because I was intrigued with its promise of added volume as my hair has the notorious tendency to simply go limp after washing it. With this shampoo, my hair looks shiny, it is easy to style and mostly always looks great. It even is pliable after a strenuous workout after applying lots of dry shampoo.
This shampoo suds up quite nicely. It is definitely more foamy in your hair than it is in this short demonstration. The way this works is easy. You wet your hair, rub the bar on and through your hair and then put it aside. Then you simply rub the product into the hair while massaging it into your scalp and rinse. Voilá! You’ve washed your hair.
One thing I have to point out is that this product is a tad difficult to store. You have to dry it after every use and avoid getting it wet completely. This will cause the product to mold, crumble or go soft, which makes it no longer usable. So it does require a bit more effort, but it’s an effort well worth my time.
Yes! Lush’ Seanik shampoo bar is one of my favorite shampoos in a long time. And that says a lot because I’ve been using the same ones on and off for years now. I love having added this to my routine and it is definitely a product I will repurchase once this runs out.
Have you ever tried a Lush shampoo bar before?