It was the vivid ocean blue hue of Seanik that first caught my attention as I glanced over the product-stuffed shelf at my local Lush store. Here are my thoughts on the solid shampoo bar, as well as some reasons why you should ditch the plastic bottle.
As soon as I saw the word “VOLUMISING” scribbled on the information card, I popped it into one of their brown paper bags.
The mineral-rich shampoo bar is clearly inspired by the sea. Combining seaweed, salt, lemon and other nourishing floral oils, it’s the perfect recipe for big, bouncy beach hair.
Whilst the previous solid shampoo bars I have tried always made my hair feel soft and shiny, none of them truly gave it the boost that my thick, stubborn strands often need.
Seanik promised to do just that.
Why solid shampoo?
I originally started to use solid shampoo after a friend enthused about just how long they lasted, compared to the bottled stuff.
And, boy, was she right! Even with my notoriously abundant head of hair, Lush’s shampoo bars really do stand the test of time, lasting at least twice as long as your usual liquid formula.
Another plus is the fact that you can use the bar to gently massage your scalp. Of course, you can do the same with your fingertips, but the bar allows for a deeper scrub.
The overarching benefit of using a solid bar is its lack of packaging. I’ve been trying really hard to reduce my waste in recent months, creating new habits and thinking twice before I buy products unnecessarily wrapped in plastic.
Seanik is possibly my favourite of the Lush shampoo bars so far. It provides the same beautiful shine that the others have, but with a little-added oomf.
I would also say that out of all the Lush bars I’ve tried (New, Godiva, Soak and Float and Montalbano), this is the one with the least ‘fallout’. Those who have used the bars before will know that many of them sometimes leave bits in your hair.
NB: This sounds a lot worse than it is, it just means you have deliciously-scented petals in your hair like an eco-goddess.
My final verdict?
Seanik is a beautiful product that gives you summery, beachy vibes. I would definitely recommend to anyone wanting to reduce their plastic waste or someone who wants to use more natural products on their hair.
Have you tried solid shampoo? Let me know your thoughts in the comments below or on Twitter.