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Q:Could this be the answer for oily, but color-treated hair? I have fine, straight/wavy-ish hair that gets oily very fast. I use I Love Juicy and it's awesome, however, I've just gotten my red low-lights retouched and I'm afraid I Love Juicy will make the color fade, so I want to alternate it with something else. However, I really can't have anything that will weigh my hair down and I want to try a shampoo bar. (Also--love this scent)Asked on 7/22/2015 by Natalie from NC
A:In terms of shampoo bars for oily-prone hair, you should try Karma Komba or Jumping Juniper, which both have balancing ingredients and will help control oil.Answered on 7/25/2015 by Myriam from Lush Direct
Q:I go to the beach a lot, and I need a shampoo I could use since the beach showers run into the ocean. I find myself showering right after a session so I could go out somewhere with friends afterwards. I was told that these shampoo bars are beach safe, is that true?Asked on 7/22/2015 by thatgaldidi from Kapolei, HI
A:Seanik contains a mix of natural ingredients and safe synthetics. There's no problem using it at the beach!Answered on 7/25/2015 by Myriam from Lush Direct
Q:Is this good for someone with some dandruff, thick frizzy hair?Asked on 7/16/2015 by Ana Valeria from Houston, TX
A:No, this is a very cleansing product so it might cause more dandruff, because it's meant to sop up oils that your sebum produces!Answered on 7/17/2015 by Pauline
A:I've never really had dandruff, but I do have thick curly hair that will get frizzy if I don't use good products on it....this shampoo bar makes my hair feels soft, battles the frizz, and it has a good smell! It's one of my favorites!
Morgan Kay BrunetAnswered on 7/16/2015 by Anonymous
A:I wouldn't recommend this one for dry/frizzy hair, unless you use a very
moisturizing conditioner with it.Answered on 7/16/2015 by Anonymous
Q:I have recently begun my experience with Lush products and this is my first hair product that I have purchased. I am very satisfied with the results, but now I feel like it's time to get a conditioner to go along with Seanik. Which conditioner is lightweight and will compliment the volumizing properties of this bar?Asked on 6/3/2015 by Mliebenow from Cincinnati, OH
A:Veganese conditioner is perfect - it is the most lightweight and won't weight your hair down!Answered on 6/7/2015 by Emily from LUSH Direct
Q:Will this bar work almost like a sea salt spray? Like will it leave my hairs sort or wavy with lots of texture?Asked on 5/22/2015 by Sarah C from Montana
A:The Seanik shampoo bar is a wonderful shampoo for those who are looking to add volume and shine to their hair. As it would not provide the same results as the Sea Spray which is more focused on providing texture to the hair, they pair wonderfully together!Answered on 5/27/2015 by Anonymous
Q:Are there any solid shampoos that don't contain SLS (Sodium Lauryl Sulfate) and Sodium Cocoamphoacetate? Also free of propelyne glycol (spelling?) would be great too! I'm finding these synthetics in so many things and do not want to put them on my skin any more.Asked on 1/15/2015 by Lo from North Carolina, USA
A:We don't currently carry any solid shampoos that are completely synthetic free. I would suggest checking out our dry shampoo No Drought.Answered on 3/21/2015 by Lana from LUSH Direct
Q:I am planning a month long trip to Africa and heard this could be easy to take as a body wash shampoo. Do you think it will last a month with 2 people using? and what about conditioner? anything small and compact for a month?Asked on 1/13/2015 by Liz from Chico, CA
A:I think if you're using it between two as shampoo AND body wash you should
probably get two to be on the safe side. However, I think you'll really
love it as well. Lush has solid conditioners too you might like Jungle!Answered on 1/14/2015 by Anonymous
A:I took mine on a trip to South America for 23 days, where I showered sometimes twice a day, and it was totally fine, not even close to running out. They last quite long. I shower every day (and wash my hair every time) and the shampoo bar I’ve been using I’ve had since August and it’s just now starting to run out. I would think you would be more than fine.Answered on 1/13/2015 by Anonymous
A:To be honest I don¹t know if one would last a month with two people. This
solid is awesome and I 100% recommend it, but you may want to get two. Once
it get¹s about halfway gone it seems to start losing mass faster. And
inevitably, it begins to break when it gets small and you have to try and
wash with smaller pieces. They¹re small to carry though and better safe than
sorry too bring two. Get the tin so it stays well.
I don¹t use conditioner so I can¹t recommend there.
Good luck and have fun on your trip.Answered on 1/13/2015 by Anonymous
A:Yes, I think it would be perfect. This bar lasts at least between 60 and 80 washes, so I am sure it will do you for the month. Try Jungle solid conditioner! It also doubles as a shaving cream for your legs.Answered on 1/18/2015 by Melissa S from LUSH Direct
Q:Do you need to use a conditioner with this product? Is it softening enough to use on it's own? My hair is fine and on the oiler side. I am looking for volume and softness. Thanks!Asked on 6/16/2014 by leebee from new jersey
A:The only LUSH solid I'd say conditioner is super-necessary with is Squeaky Green, but that one definitely powers through oil like nobody's business.
Seanik's pretty slippery and your hair should be nicely soft and lightweight, A touch of leave in conditioner on the ends might help, especially in a dry wintery season, but most of time I've found it pretty manageable as a standalone.Answered on 10/11/2014 by Puli from Lansdale, PA
A:It really depends on the person, as some find that they don't need a conditioner, while others do. For a really lightweight option, check out Veganese!Answered on 9/25/2014 by Melissa S from LUSH Direct
Q:Would Big solid shampoo paired with this product be a good combination? Answers as soon as possible would be great thanks :)Asked on 6/4/2014 by Kingsley from California
A:Thanks for your question! The Big Solid Conditioner would pair well with Seanik, because the coconut in it is very moisturizing, while the Seanik bar is very clarifying. I would also suggest, Jungle solid conditioner, because it's the same size as the shampoo bar and works well with all hair types!Answered on 9/12/2014 by Pauline from Vancouver
A:Yes, the solid conditioner, Big, is great with this product. It's
actually what I use daily. The scents pair well, it makes a lovely
combination.Answered on 6/6/2014 by Anonymous
Q:is seanik shampoo safe for color treated hair? is there any products th
at are not safe for color treated hair so that i know to stay away from a certain one?Asked on 1/26/2014 by carlysim from willoughby, OH
A:For colour-treated, I'd opt instead for the Blousey shampoo, as the sea salt can be very deep-cleansing, and may lift the colour over time. Generally, we recommend avoiding products with lots of citrus juices or sea salt. Instead, go for hydrating, restorative products like Blousey!Answered on 3/19/2014 by Megan from LUSH Direct
A:I have highlights and lowlights, it doesn't seem to effect either... it's
actually my favorite shampoo!Answered on 1/26/2014 by Anonymous
A:Generally, most hair-care products in todays market contain gentle ingredients which don't strip hair color. Shampoos marketed as “safe for color-treated hair" are nothing more than a marketing gimmick— they have the same types of ingredients as products that are not brandish with the "color safe" label. The main culprits involved in ruining your color-treated hair are plain water, high-heat styling tools, over-washing your hair, and unprotected sun exposure. Keeping your hair dry for as long as possible – that is, not getting it wet and not shampooing frequently - is one sure method for saving your hair color. Since I do not have oily hair, I only wash my color-treated hair with water twice a week. If needed, Lush’s No-Drought dry shampoo may be a great alternative to clean your hair more often without water. Certainly, Seanik did not strip my hair color. It made my dull, dry, thick, frizzy, wavy, color-treated hair to be softly voluminous, manageable, and healthy looking. Seanik has a wonderfully fresh and clean smell that is just awesome too!
P.S. to Lush. Please consider creating a hair conditioner that smells like Seanik…conditioning and rinsing the hair removes the awesome Seanik shampoo smell :(Answered on 1/26/2014 by Anonymous
A:Seanik does contain seaweed and sea salt. I've never dyed my hair, but I
would trust my dyed hair with a different shampoo, like Godiva solid or
Blousey liquid shampoo. I say Godiva because it's a conditioning shampoo,
focusing less on cleaning, and more about the condition of the hair.
There's also a customer care line, 1-888-5374, & I'm sure they would be a
great expert on which shampoo bar would work for you. Your local LUSH
staff would also be helpful and happy to help you.Answered on 1/26/2014 by Anonymous
Q:I have normal to oily hair and I wash my hair everyday. How often can I use this shampoo bar? Is it ok to use it daily?Asked on 10/6/2013 by Zoe from Los Angeles, CA
A:Our shampoo bars can be used on a daily basis, the choice is entirely up to you! :)Answered on 11/18/2013 by Anonymous
Q:Is this shampoo bar drying? I have somewhat dry, fine hair.Asked on 8/5/2013 by Whovian from Roseville, CA
A:This bar is a bit drying, it is best for average to oily hair. For dry hair, the best solid shampoo would be the super hydrating "Godiva."Answered on 8/14/2013 by Anonymous
Q:I have oily roots with dandruff and drier at the ends. Will this work with my hair?Asked on 6/8/2013 by Tina the Lusie from Los Angeles, CA.
A:Seanik sounds like a great choice for you! The sea salt will help to control oil at the scalp level, and the seaweed and lemon will help with softness and shine.Answered on 10/2/2013 by Melissa S from LUSH Direct
A:Tina, yes! I used to try not to wash my hair every 2-3 days, but it was getting so oily at the scalp and dead at the bottom that I didn't have a choice but to clean it and dry it more frequently. I promise you that after switching to these dry shampoo bars, I can go a full 2.9 days without oil. I did finally have to get a trim though... my ends looked like hay.Answered on 6/12/2013 by Hannahbal from San Diego, CA
Q:Will this shampoo bar leave chunks of seaweed in my hair?Asked on 5/28/2013 by Tina Lushie from Los Angeles, CA.
A:Seanik shouldn't leave any seaweed in your hair, as the pieces should just rinse out as you are shampooing!Answered on 9/27/2013 by Melissa S from LUSH Direct
A:So far no seaweed bits in my hair. A piece may come off periodically but really I have not had any issues with picking seaweed out of my hair at all. If pieces do come out they've all rinsed out unnoticed. I have very long, straight hair and I've been using Seanik for about 3 weeks now.Answered on 6/21/2013 by Natnat from Houston, TX
Q:Will this make my hair soft? Add is this good for dry scalps?Asked on 4/30/2013 by Nat
A:Seanik definitely helps to soften the hair, as it contains Irish moss and Japanese nori seaweed, both of which add nutrients to the hair to make it soft. The same ingredients are also fantastic for sorting out scalp troubles!Answered on 9/25/2013 by Melissa S from LUSH Direct
Q:Does this contain lye? I am VERY allergic to lye, and though it's not listed as an ingredient, it is the compound that makes solid soaps solid and it's never listed in the ingredient lists for those, either. I want to make sure it is lye-free before I buy it...Asked on 3/27/2013 by Jayson Kitty from Cumming, GA
A:Lye is an alternative name for sodium hydroxide and although we don't use it in Seanik shampoo,we use it in many of our soaps so we recommend an extra caution to all customers severely allergic to this ingredient.All our products are made in the same facility,so cross-transference of ingredients is always a possibility.Answered on 9/20/2013 by Anonymous
Q:I used to use Soft (retro product) and loved it, as it really addressed my soft water problem when shampooing, but I don't see that you carry it anymore. Is Seanik a good substitute? If not, is there anything else that you can recommend?Asked on 2/26/2013 by Carlotta from Brigantine, NJ
A:We highly recommend Seanick as it is very mineral rich, which allows it to gently foam in soft water, and rinse out with ease.
Additionally, our product "Big" is made specifically for volume, and because of the sea salt content, it would also work quite well in soft water.Answered on 2/28/2013 by Anonymous
Q:What is the expiration date of Seanik?Asked on 1/22/2013 by Anonymous
A:Seanik has a shelf life of 14 months from the date that it was made!Answered on 1/24/2013 by Brandy from LUSH
Q:Is this the best shampoo in your line for soft water and limp hair?Asked on 12/14/2012 by sandy from rancho mirage, ca
A:Seanik is a great shampoo for those looking to add some fullness and life into the hair because of its high sea salt content. The Nori seaweed will help to keep the hair soft without weighing it down so it is a great choice for those with soft water and limp hair.Answered on 3/7/2013 by Melissa S from LUSH Direct
A:I think so. It makes my hair look like I just came from the beach - curly, soft, and voluminous!Answered on 2/22/2013 by Emily from Maine
Q:Do I need a separate conditioner from this product?Asked on 5/21/2012 by Anonymous
A:yes, I generally condition with Veganese after using this product, otherwise it would leave your hair slightly dry.Answered on 6/15/2012 by mbyrne from Ohio
A:Depends on your hair type. If your hair is dryer or tangles easily, then yes, I would say you need a separate conditioner. But if your hair is naturally silky, oily and smooth, then no, you should not require a separate conditioner. I have dry, fine hair and therefore I bought a solid conditioner from Lush to use with this shampoo.Answered on 6/23/2012 by Lulu lynne from Fort Collins, CO
A:If you have virgin, unprocessed hair, i would say no. But if you've dyed, permed, straightened, etc. your hair, I would suggest a conditioner be used. I've always only used Jungle, but their other conditioners probably work well also.Answered on 5/29/2012 by Little Misses Wayson from Middle River, MD
A:I found that the sea salt can be a little drying, so if you wash your hair everyday it might be good to use a conditioner. Otherwise you should be fine wthout one.Answered on 5/29/2012 by Lauren Nichole from Burbank, CA
A:We definitely recommend following up with a conditioner after shampooing to restore moisture and give nutrients back to the hair. We have a full line of many different conditioners meant to help for every hair type, so we would suggest checking those out.Answered on 8/31/2012 by Melissa S from LUSH Direct