Funori Japanese Seaweed Hair Cleanser and Conditioner

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Cleanse and condition your hair with triple-seaweed Japanese traditional formulation — an all-natural, nutrient-rich alternative to chemical-based hair care products.

Funori promotes smoother, more manageable and healthier hair. You will notice the difference after one use.

❤ Restore hair’s natural sheen
❤ Relieve itchy, dry scalp
❤ Volume up thin hair
❤ Make coarse hair more manageable
❤ Repair damage from coloring or perms
❤ Promote health and reduce hair loss

One pack is enough for 30 applications for typical shoulder-length hair.

Or, apply as deep treatment (about 12 applications per pack). You can also mix Funori into your favorite shampoo if you like lather.

For all hair types and colors.

See below for how-to-use directions

Pure • Natural • Cruelty-free

No additives, preservatives, colorings or fragrances. Not tested on animals.

Ingredients: Powdered Fukuro-Funori, Ma-Kombu, Mekabu (Wakame roots)
Net Weight: 30 grams (Three sealed 10-gram packs)
Product of Japan

About Funori

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.

The Fucoidan polysaccharide in Funori has demonstrated ability to alleviate dryness and promote healthy hair growth cycle.

Funori is also known to reduce hair loss and promote new growth in some individuals. Below are actual pictures.

Funori is also known to reduce hair loss and promote new growth in some individualsLeft: Lady in mid-50s. The picture was taken in February 2008. — Middle: 30 minutes after using Funori. — Right: Six months later. During this time she did not use shampoos or other cleansers except Funori (occasionally mixed with additive-free soap).

How to Use

 Cleanse and Conditioner the Japanese Traditional Way

HOw to use Funori for cleansing hair in 4 stepsMix: 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

  1. Rinse hair with lukewarm water.
  2. Apply Funori. Massage gently onto scalp with fingertips.
  3. Cleanse hair with straight strokes. Don’t use circular motions which can tangle your hair.
  4. Rinse well.

Keep the unused mixture in your refrigerator for next use.

❤ 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.

  1. Wash hair as normal (without using the mixture).
  2. Towel dry.
  3. Apply mixture.
  4. Cover hair with cap for 15-20 minutes.
  5. 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:

  1. Prepare mixture as in above.
  2. Add 2 to 3 teaspoon of shampoo and mix well.
  3. Wash and rinse hair as usual.

39 Reviews

  • 5
    Superb product

    Posted by M from New England on 19th Nov 2017

    This product truly works as described and is superior to any shampoo/conditioner I have used. I use 1/2 teaspoon with a half cup of warm water and use it is a hair cleanser. Sometimes I use it less water and leave it in my hair as a mask for about 30 minutes. My hair is shiny and not coated, limp, or greasy. This product brings out my natural wave, and makes my hair look so much healthier. My hair is frizzy, mostly gray, which I dye with a permanent dye (so it is dry and unmanageable). Funori really impresses me. I also recommend the Camellia Oil, which I use on the ends of my hair (wet or dry) for added moisture and polish.

    Moreover, Wawaza is an honest company and prepares packages promptly and so beautifully and elegantly. You can feel very confident shopping at this wonderful store.

  • 5
    Makes my hair so smooth and soft

    Posted by Deborah H. on 4th Oct 2017

    Completely shocked as to why this works so well. Makes my hair so smooth and soft...addicted to it!

  • 5
    the best

    Posted by ddelrae on 23rd Apr 2017

    i have been using for 18 months and my hair is amazing. i am so impressed with this product that i will never stop using it. i get lots of compliments on my hair and i am totally gray, it makes my gray hair pop.

  • 5
    Yay! :-)

    Posted by K Chan on 21st Feb 2017

    Very impressed by the time of delivery. I've been cleansing my hair the traditional way. Before this I did water washing. My first time using it my boss asked if I was doing anything different. She said it looked the best she'd seen it. It wasn't styled and I didn't think it looked any different but she said it looked healthier. Yay! :-)

  • 5

    Posted by Alexandra on 24th Nov 2016

    This is something incredible, I have never had such results of any product from the first application. I started to use it basically as a deep treatment mask as my hair needs much care. First, instantly has stopped the hair loss. And it is making hair shiny, boosted, full of energy and somehow “well ordered”. I see my thin hair keenly becoming more and more voluminous and so beautiful, I’m truly happy!!Thank you Wawaza for this product, and your lovely customer service!!!

  • 5
    Very Nourishing

    Posted by Kristina on 21st Oct 2016

    How am I to fault anything of this product and its history?! Because i can't! It's wonderful to apply in the shower and doesn't leave my hair feeling stripped of oil or my scalp dry and left with artificial product and dandruff in it. Definitely rebuying, also very fast shipping with my comb :)

  • 5
    I love this product

    Posted by ddelrae on 22nd Mar 2016

    My hair is growing and growing evenly. And I don't even use hair conditioner. That is a must when you use shampoo. Plus I only cleanse hair one time a month that's the best part. Funori and the oil is better than Wen. Will always use these two products

  • 5
    Nourishing food for a healthy scalp!

    Posted by Melanie on 18th Dec 2015

    To begin, I could not log into my account do I'm on a new one. My reviews are long overdue and I thank you for your patience.
    You are amazing. I've been very sick from complicated circumstances and products that make a difference, people full of compassion, and such peaceful happiness like you and your company exude, these are things SO RARE to find. I'm in tears for being so full of gratitude! The love you put into my order, the care you took packaging everything so beautifully and safe, your generosity.. I'm beyond humbled. Yuri is a beautiful soul and so helpful when ordering! I had forgotten the container for my mom to mix this in and she added it! Such kindness! The seaweed is fabulous, nourishing, feels great, and I can tell it is premium quality like everything else I've tried here. Our troubled scalps are soothed and while my mom prefers a lighter oil, I NEED the Camellia oil thst only this site offers. I'll be putting a review there for that! Again, my deep thanks for ever single tiny detail and delicate happy care I feel in packages from Wawaza. You are a blessing!

  • 5

    Posted by Anonymous customer on 21st Jul 2015

    First of all, this seaweed was worth every cent. It moisturizes my curly parched hair veryyyy well wihtout being all greasy. This is the only product I have used that moisturizes your hair without the use of any type or descendant of oils. Second, it really reduces hair fall, I see less than quarter the amount compared to when I not use it. I use it as a shampoo when I havent previously used a mask or as a deep conditioner when I do decide to use a mask before shampooing. Ill definitely repurchase this product once Im done because it does its job well by moisturizing my hair and caring for it as well in many ways side effects

  • 5
    Great for My Scalp Health!

    Posted by b0hemian on 26th Apr 2015

    I would like to use the seaweed until it is gone before I give a full review, but for now, I have almost used up one 5 g packet and my scalp and hair love the seaweed. It feeds them what they need and I am pleasantly surprised at the soft feel of my Native American/Japanese hair after rinsing it out in the shower. I mix up about one teaspoon in a mixing bowl (I use a mixing bowl set from a past hair dye kit and the silicone bristled brush that came with it) in hot water then start “painting” my scalp, focusing on known seborrheic dermatitis spots, then applying the rest into my hair (very short pixie cut). I leave it in my hair while I apply a face mask and get ready to shower. INSTANT relief from the intense itch. I’m currently detoxing my entire body systems so the seaweed helps tremendously in alleviating symptoms. I was introduced to seaweed over 50 years ago when Mom used to wash our long hair with imported seaweed shampoos and conditioners. If I could walk around all day and night with seaweed on my scalp I would until I resolve my health condition. What a blessed relief! I truly look forward to my shampoo/conditioner sessions about every other day for now. There is no slick or greasy feel to my hair after I rinse it out and absolutely no odor of sea at all. FAST shipping and I have already placed my second order to surprise Mom with her replacement Tsuge comb after leaving hers behind over fifty-six years ago! Thank you for offering high quality products!

  • 5
    I love it... really works

    Posted by marcela baeza parra on 30th Mar 2015

    Great product, my hair feels great.

  • 5
    It convinced me fully.

    Posted by Biri on 19th Mar 2015

    I've been hesitant to try this natural shampoo, as I felt that no matter what kind of shampoos I used, my hair would stay dry and fizzy.

    The smell took a little to get used to, but from the first time I used it, and all the times after that, I could tell the difference, even with still wet hair. It was a lot softer to touch and I was able to comb my hair without any issues.

    I'll surely order this again!