Funori, a triple-seaweed Japanese traditional formulation, is an all-natural alternative to chemical-based hair care products. It cleanses and conditions your hair, leaving it smoother, more manageable and healthier. You will see the difference after just one use.
If you enjoy lathering when you wash your hair, you can also mix Funori with your favorite shampoo for a luxurious cleansing experience.
Safe for all hair types and does not affect hair color, including color-treated hair.
One pack is enough for 30 applications for typical shoulder-length hair. You can also apply Funori as a deep treatment, providing about 12 applications per pack.
See below for how-to-use directions.
Pure • Natural • Cruelty-free
No additives, preservatives, colorings or fragrances. Not tested on animals.
Seaweed is the general term for many species of marine algae. We make our Funori from three important Japanese seaweeds, and nothing else:
- Fukuro-Funori, also known as jelly moss (Gloiopeltis furcata)
- Ma-Kombu, the edible kombu (Saccharina japonica)
- Mekabu, the nutrient-rich roots of Wakame seaweed (Undaria pinnatifida)
The above are notable for their content of calcium, magnesium, iron, vitamin K — and importantly iodine and Fucoidan.
Funori is an abundant source of iodine, the deficiency of which plays a significant role in thyroid gland irregularities, resulting in dry hair, thinness, poor hair growth, and hair loss.
Funori is also known to reduce hair loss and promote new growth in some individuals. The Fucoidan polysaccharide in Funori has demonstrated ability to alleviate dryness and promote healthy hair growth cycle.
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❤ Cleanse and Conditioner the Japanese Traditional Way
Add 1 teaspoon of Funori to 1 cup of hot water in a small container and mix well. A squeeze bottle will work great. Use your own or buy one here.
- Rinse hair with lukewarm water.
- Apply Funori. Massage gently onto scalp with fingertips.
- Cleanse hair with straight strokes. Don’t use circular motions which can tangle your hair.
- Rinse well.
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❤ Deep Treatment
Prepare mixture as in above, using a little less than half as much water. This will make the mixture a little more gel-like, so that it will not drip down your neckline.
- Wash hair as normal (without using the mixture).
- Towel dry.
- Apply mixture.
- Cover hair with cap for 15-20 minutes.
- Rinse well.
❤ Mix with Your Favorite Shampoo
If you like foam and lather, or if you have a favorite shampoo you like to use, you can add the benefits of Funori to your shampoo:
- Prepare mixture as in above.
- Add 2 to 3 teaspoon of shampoo and mix well.
- Wash and rinse hair as usual.
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I went from using the expensive 'designer' shampoos and conditioners with a list of incomprehensible ingredients I cannot understand and which seem deliberately misleading (eg 'fragrance'?!), as well as exy styling products to contain the frizz. Hair is naturally wavy but always squeaky clean after shampooing and then having to add conditioner. Now I realise how much we have been conned by the marketing gods. Three ingredients in this product, and not only was it interesting to mix up, I appreciate how far it goes. I bought the comb as well, and people comment on how much darker my hair appears (it's dark brown) but I think it's because it's so much shinier as the hair cuticle is smooth. I don't use any styling products or heat to dry my hair as I've found there's no need with this, and I've never been happier. A revelation to me is how I only lose about 10-20 strands of hair when I wash it daily/every other day. With other products I was losing clumps of hair. I read recently that shampoo as we know it was invented to strip the hair of all moisture so that we could be sold conditioner (2 products instead of 1). I'll never go back to mainstream hair and beauty. This product seems expensive but trust me it goes a long way and my scalp's itchiness is almost completely gone. To think at one point the bacteria on my scalp was so out of alignment, I had dermatitis and needed anti-fungal shampoos periodically to fix it. Thank you Wawaza - please never stop making this product. I'll be back for another larger boxwood comb - again, in the West we have been using inferior products till discovering your brand!
This seaweed hair cleanser does indeed clean the hair and it also improves the quality of one's hair if used consistently for several months. If you have never used this, I would suggest buying several packets because there will most likely be a transition period at the beginning and you will have to continue using this for at least a few months, possibly every day, before your scalp adjusts. I like that this contains no chemicals, preservatives, or fragrances; it's literally just powdered seaweed. Definitely read and follow the instructions - it's best to add hot water to a bowl first and then slowly sprinkle in the seaweed powder while mixing to dissolve the powder. If instead you add the powder first and then pour in the water, the powder will clump and it's hard to break up the clumps.
Mixing Instructions not clear, more involved than commercial shampoo. but product does clean my scalp, so appreciate gentle ingredients.
I found WAWAZA during my research for treating an itchy scalp. Funori is resolving that issue and has a wonderful effect on the texture of my hair. I use it as a "scalp mask" leaving it on for 20 minutes and sometimes mix it with shampoo. I use shampoo less now. Along with other wonderful products, I order regularly.
I have been using Funori for over 8 months, and it really helped with hair growth, along with Camilia oil. I had bald patches on my head and now I hair is much fuller. High quality products that delivers and excellent customer service. Thank you Wawaza!
I love the way this hair cleanser/conditioner makes my hair feel. It's silky-smooth and has a natural gleam I remember when I was young and thought I'd never see it again. It's easy to use, convenient and effective. I'm not losing hair as much as I used to, and I can't stop marveling at the brand-new texture. I have a slightly straight/somewhat kinky/curly African-American hair type, and I don't ever see myself needing a relaxer again because this product does such a wonderful job of softening hair from roots to ends, plus it adds so much moisture! What impressed me, too, was how quickly I got my shipment from Japan ... with a couple of very nice sample products. I will definitely be ordering again, and I encourage anyone --- with any hair type --- to buy this (you won't regret it). You'll look forward to doing your hair and won't spend half the time trying to make it look healthy because Funori does that for you!
I only use Funori when I clean my hair - in fact it is the only product I use at all. I use cool (rain) water. And I am very satisfied with the nice clean scalp and hair.
Leaves hair very healthy if you do not specifically mind seaweed smell. I have very thin hair and a few uses made them way shinier and healthier. recommend as a treatment.
This product is a revelation! I'm always looking for the simplest, cleanest, and most beautiful solutions to hair and body care, and this hair cleanser rings all the bells. I'm amazed at how it so easily beats all the perfumy, blingy, expensive shampoos and conditioners I've tried in my search for a clean, fragrance-free product. My hair is more elastic and has had a great texture since its first use. I am hoping that it will also help restore my hair, as it did for the person in the photo. You don't need to use much at all, so mix only what you need for a couple of washings. I like that there is no lather. It's like bathing in a stream or the rain. Also, I ordered two brushes, and the package I received was so beautifully arranged and packed and included many lovely samples. Service was very swift, and the package arrived within two weeks of ordering. I feel altogether wonderful about all the things I ordered, and I will be returning to buy more goodies from wawaza!
As promised, noticable difference after one wash. Hair keeps clean longer!
I have always had problems with split ends. Now I get a trim every 4 weeks to keep them under control. I use funori as a 10 minute pack twice a week for the past month or so and when I went to see my hairdresser yesterday, she said I didn’t have any split ends to trim! My hair feels better and has more volume. I use shampoo first to remove styling product. This stuff is amazing!
My hair adores it. I blended Funori into my shampoo and now is much better and the texture is much easier to apply. I tried also other products the quality is more than expected and the service amazing. Thank you.