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  • eastercat
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    Originally posted by travelwkid View Post
    I don't know if my hair likes the whole "without conditioner" thing. Will it improve? How long will it take before my hair and the Seanik like each other?

    travelwkid
    I wish I could even think about not using conditioner. I use Lush's Gentle Lentil. Even though it has moisturizing properties, my wavy hair demands conditioner. So, I use Jungle afterward. It's too strong for my friend to use (she's got normal hair), but it's perfect for my dry hair.

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  • travelwkid
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    Well I finally got myself to a Lush store and purchased a Seanik bar. I've been using it for about 2 weeks now, and am longing for the day that my hair gets used to it and stops being so terribly knotty all the time. Even if I brush my hair very thoroughly, within a very short period of time, its knotty again.

    I don't know if my hair likes the whole "without conditioner" thing. Will it improve? How long will it take before my hair and the Seanik like each other?

    travelwkid

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  • katiya
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    I was just reading this thread a month late but I hope timothy found Sephora directly across from Westlake Center! I've never been in Lush because the smell sets off my allergies. Maybe I'll give it a go when I am on the way back from Bihn later. I could use a decent shampoo for my hair when I travel. I have some nasty coarse hair and most shampoo sucks honestly. I've used the expensive salon shampoo/conditioner--never again.

    Yeah, they hid the Container Store in Bellevue kind of catty corner to the Postal Office about 2 blocks from Bell Square! There is another in Lynnwood where the Target is about a block from Alderwood.

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  • Nana8
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    Originally posted by Darcy View Post
    Hmm, not sure if I can picture you in a Sephora store, timothy. I think you should photograph and live-blog the experience.
    LOL! It could be quite a photo! I would love to see it posted!

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  • timothy
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    Luckily I do not "live blog" anything

    The last time I was in a perfumy store of some kind, it was the one in every mall, called either Body Works, Body Shop, Bury the Body ... something like that. They had a sample-sized cologne called Oceanus, iirc, and it's one of the only scented things I've ever been impressed with. I went back after very slowly using up the sample, and found that they didn't carry it any more. But that little sample bottle, which looked like some sort of futuristic drug-delivery method -- *that* is what I want for my shaving oil on short trips. It's fun to pare down

    timothy

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  • Just
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    Originally posted by Darcy View Post
    Hmm, not sure if I can picture you in a Sephora store, timothy. I think you should photograph and live-blog the experience.
    I wholeheartedly agree.

    Also, backpack, you and I are in the same boat. Planning a trip to the TB Mecca later this year, hopefully.

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  • Darcy
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    Originally posted by timothy View Post
    I have never been in a Sephora store, but I think there's one right near the Lush store in / near downtown Seattle, so I might force myself into those two "aromatic" places in the same day, for travel shampoo and sample bottles.
    Hmm, not sure if I can picture you in a Sephora store, timothy. I think you should photograph and live-blog the experience.

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  • timothy
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    I have never been in a Sephora store, but I think there's one right near the Lush store in / near downtown Seattle, so I might force myself into those two "aromatic" places in the same day, for travel shampoo and sample bottles.

    timothy

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  • backpack
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    In person it is always better, she said, plotting to get to Tom Bihn store and all sorts of other cool stores in Seattle.
    Last edited by backpack; 05-07-2009, 04:23 PM.

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  • timothy
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    Hey! I didn't realize there was a Container Store in Bellevue -- dangerous knowledge. When I've lived near other locations, I've found myself in there far too often, just wandering ... addictive ideas in there.

    timothy

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  • Nana8
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    Originally posted by timothy View Post
    RedBeard: I buy Dr. Bronners for most purposes. For shaving, though, I decided that for me (sensitive skin) it's better than nothing, but far inferior to a tiny tube of shave oil. And the toothpaste function ... well, even with the peppermint variety, I was spitting out soap flavor for quite a while after

    Hmm, for shave oil, for any trip of a week or perhaps even two, I'd like to find the tiny sample bottles that I once had with some cologne in it. Or maybe one of those *per* week, up until one month, at which point, I'd take the whole (still small) bottle. Perhaps I'll visit a perfume store at a mall to seek some of those containers ...

    timothy
    Maybe this will work...
    Sephora, the cosmetics store, is always giving samples of their products. For a recent hospital stay, I visited my local store and asked them for some sample bottles. They were more than accomodating and the size of the bottles is generous enough to hold at least 3 days of product with a bit left over - maybe another day's worth.

    Otherwise, our local Container Store
    http://www.containerstore.com/

    has many flat containers to choose from as well as round, oval, etc. If you can't find anything in the travel section, go to the kitchen section! I have solved many a container issue by going to a different department. In person is best but have included the link for you to get an idea.

    Hope this helps.
    Nana8

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  • timothy
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    RedBeard: I buy Dr. Bronners for most purposes. For shaving, though, I decided that for me (sensitive skin) it's better than nothing, but far inferior to a tiny tube of shave oil. And the toothpaste function ... well, even with the peppermint variety, I was spitting out soap flavor for quite a while after

    Hmm, for shave oil, for any trip of a week or perhaps even two, I'd like to find the tiny sample bottles that I once had with some cologne in it. Or maybe one of those *per* week, up until one month, at which point, I'd take the whole (still small) bottle. Perhaps I'll visit a perfume store at a mall to seek some of those containers ...

    timothy

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  • RedBeard
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    I have not used the Lush bars, but I can recommend Dr. Bronner's Peppermint Bar soap for all travel needs. I have used it for soap, shampoo, shaving, and hand laundry. Since it's a castile soap it even works as a toothpaste, although the taste is not something I recommend. Still, if you are looking for an all-in-one, TSA friendly solution it's worth a try.

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  • falconea
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    When using the shampoo while travelling, I use the lid of the tin as a soap dish, and when packing away I make sure it's packed upside down. That way if it sticks it's stuck to the lid and can still be used. In fact, my local Lush shop recommended leaving it stuck to the lid and just using it that way.

    Audrey

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  • cpau
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    Another vote here for lush solid shampoo/conditioner. And one is enough for several months.

    The little tins are useful but unless the bar is completely dry before you put them back in, it'll stick to the bottom and be almost impossible to pry out without damage.

    What I found to fix that is a strip about 2" wide and 6" long, perhaps less, of flexible but strong plastic. You could cut up a ziploc bag, but I used the outer wrapper of a packet of biscuits which is all I had on hand. Place that underneath the bar with the ends hanging out and you can lift it out easily. To close the lid, just fold the tabs under the (slightly curved) lid. Presto!

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