Seanol Shampoo is marketed as a complete hair and scalp system formula that will improve hair’s strength, thickness and appearance. The product is both a shampoo and conditioner and it can also be used on colored hair.
This product is offered by Advanced Bionutritionals, a company based in Georgia, which markets an array of dietary supplements and herbal products. The company practices a 100% satisfaction guarantee policy for all their products, which includes a refund of both the cost of the product and the shipping costs.
The manufacturer claims the product manages to do so through the polyphenols it contains, which bond to hair keratin to deliver the results mentioned above. Seanol Shampoo is based on Cava Ecklonia extract, algae found in oceans of Japan and Korea.
Seanol Shampoo Ingredients
Seanol Shampoo includes the following ingredients: Water, Ammonium Laureth Sulfate, Ammonium Lauryl Sulfate, Cocamidropopyl Betaine, Dimethicode, Cocamide MEA, Ecklonia Cava Extract, Cetyl Alcohol, Sodium Chloride, Propylene Glycol, Styrene, Menthol, Methyl Lactate, Glycol Distearate, Citric Acid, Laureth-3, Disodium EDTA, Laureth-23, Alcohol Denat, and Fragrance.
Seanol Shampoo is the patented form of Cava Ecklonia, a marine brown alga, demonstrated in lab studies to have radical scavenging, bactericidal, tyrosinase inhibitory and anti-inflammatory properties.
Clinical research studies on the alga have not been conducted, therefore no guarantee can be given towards any of these benefit claims. Also, due to limited research, potential side effects or precautions are also unknown.
According to the manufacturer, Seanol Shampoo was researched and proven to provide positive results. No empirical evidence is provided to support these claims. The product is not FDA approved. Our readers should however know that the company offers a 100% satisfaction guarantee, refunding both product and shipping costs and that a trial offer is also available.
- Availability of a trial offer;
- The product is both a shampoo and conditioner and it can also be used on colored hair
- The company has a 100% satisfaction guarantee policy (which also covers shipping costs)
- The product’s main ingredient is relatively new and not researched
- Rather expensive
- Lack of consumer testimonials
Without relevant clinical studies on the product or on the product’s main ingredient (the Ecklonia Cava alga) and without consumer reviews’ testimonials available, it is difficult to establish whether or not the product is effective and to what extent the benefit promises made by the producer are true or not.
However, the fact that the manufacturer offers a complete refund to customers not fully satisfied (product cost and shipping charges) and that it has a trial offer may be evidence of the company’s confidence in their product and may constitute a guarantee in its own right.