Since I learned about the kind and amount of chemicals used in brands like Pantene, Dove, Head shoulders, Sunsilk, Loreal etc and have never bought them. Its been almost three years that I have been Biotiques shampoos, the last being Margosa shampoo.
I was happy with Biotique shampoos, until I bumped into this wonderful Khadi Shikakai Herbal Shampoo. I got it as a recommendation from flipkart, and because it was not expensive, I decided to give it a try. The review is from my one wash experience, may be I will more to say on hairfall and hair growth after I would have finished the bottle.
Price: INR 95 for 210 ml.
So, when I received the shampoo it came with a cling film wrapping. This was assuring that the shampoo was not tampered before delivery. On opening there was an extra plastic cap inside the main cap. This extra cap would be useful if you are traveling with the bottle, but for daily use I removed it for good.
The shampoo is greenish-blueish black in colour. And it is a semi liquid shampoo, unlike biotique shampoos which are quiet thick in consistency.
I used the shampoo to wash my oiled hair. I had applied sesa hair oil overnight and the shampoo could not completely remove the oil smell. So I would say the smell is mild, but pleasant. As, it directs on the pack I applied the shampoo, lathered and left it for 5 minutes. I was pleased to feel my hair smooth while washing off. I went for a second wash, as I do whenever I have applied oil. So, I again repeated the procedure of applying shampoo, lathering and leaving it for 5 more minutes. I was really happy with the result. My hair really felt like already conditioned
But because I had also ordered Khadi Orange and Lemongrass Conditioner, I was really tempted to use it. Will review it soon.
The shampoo lives up to its promise on the pack.
“Excellent for damaged hair of all types. Shikakai is a hair tonic, a natural conditioner for hair.”
Directions: Wet hair. Apply Shampoo and lather. Keep for five to ten minutes. Rinse. Repeat if required.
Ingredients: Shikakai, reetha, henna, aqua, amla, tulsi and mehendi.
I am not sure about the ingredients list, because they have not mentioned about the shampoo base, that is generally used in all shampoos. May be the lather comes from Shikakai and Reetha, which are natural soap nuts. Also, like all herbal products there is no information on parabens and SLS. I just hope that it is paraben and SLS free.
- Leaves hair clean, soft and shiny
- Pleasant smell
- Conditions hair
- Natural ingredients
- Small amount gives good lather
- None. Except you will have to give 5-10 mins per wash to get desired result. Which might be a good small break in hectic mornings