Saturday, October 11, 2014

Giving Volume to Oily Hair

I'm a walking contradiction. It makes about zero sense to me, but I find myself with fairly dry to normal skin on my face, and rather oily hair. I would have thought that my skin could just pick a type and stick to it, but for me that's just not the case. So while I slather my face with as much moisture as it can handle, I have to take a bit of a different approach for my head.

Enter Lush's wonderful Seanik Solid Shampoo and Big Solid Conditioner. Since both are salt-based products, you'd think combined they would be a nightmare, but for my hair they are a lifesaver. I started using the wonderful Seanik Solid Shampoo back in June, where it was recommended for me in lieu of Lush's Big Shampoo. It completely cleanses your hair, lathering up and leaving it squeaky clean. However, since it's so clarifying it definitely requires a conditioner to give your hair just a bit of moisture.

I tried several conditioners in combination with Seanik, but none gave me the wonderfully soft, voluminous hair that the Seanik and Big Conditioner duo did. While Seanik works as a solid bar that you can lather and run through your hair, the Big Conditioner took a few trial and error sessions to figure out the proper use. The best way, I've realized, is to take a dime-sized amount and mush it up in your hands under warm water, creating a bit of a paste. The conditioner is full of lovely ingredients such as jasmine, coconut oil, lemon and lime which will work to moisturize your locks while still clarifying and giving your hair a little extra oomph.

I've been so impressed with the results of using these two, and they've quickly become the only duo that leaves my hair soft, moisturized and not oily. Lush never fails to impress me, but these two products have become must-haves for me, and I'm already planning on repurchasing once I run out!


  1. I've got oily skin AND oily hair, so I might look into this! On a related note - how was Lush's Big Shampoo? I've heard quite a lot of hype around it.

    x Sneha |

    1. They are really great, I can't rave enough about the combination! And I liked the Big Shampoo a lot. For me, personally, I could only use it once or twice a week because it tended to dry out the ends of my hair. I found the Seanik bar to produce the same effects without being quite as drying on the ends of my hair. That said, if the Big Shampoo weren't as expensive I would definitely invest in it more because it does have some great results!


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