Ayur Herbal Shampoo Review

by Vinita K on July 6, 2012 · 23 comments

AYUR HERBAL SHAMPOO- AMLA & SHIKAKAI WITH REETHA

By Vinita K.

Hi girls!

This is my first post ever and I’m super excited :) to be a part of IMBB. I have been following IMBB for the last one year and it has been fun.

I am going to review Ayur’s herbal shampoo. It has Amla , Shikakai and Reetha in it. All are considered to be good for the hair. I picked this up because I wanted something herbal for my hair and Ayur is a very well known brand. I had tried their face wash a few years back for my oily skin. Okay now let us come back to the shampoo.

ayur herbal shampoo

Product claims: Ayur herbal shampoo- Amla and Shikakai with Reetha for normal hair (extra Conditioner). Amla and Shikakai concentrated rich lathering formula which leaves hair exceptionally lustrous and healthier. Natural herbal extracts clean the scalp, retaining its natural oils. It is also helpful in case of dandruff, falling and greying of hair.

Usage: Use once or twice a week depending upon the condition of your hair.

Ingredients: Aqua, Sodium Laureth Sulphate, Cocomonoethanolamide, Cocobetain, Amla(Embelica officinalis) Extract, Shikakai(Acacia concina) Extract,Reetha(Sapindus mukorossi) Extract, Propylene Glycol, EDTA, Phenoxyethanol, Methyl Paraben, Propyl Paraben, Imidazolidinyl Urea, Colour, Fragrance. (Phew!! What a long list of chemicals)

Price: MRP INR 120 (got it for INR 118) for 500 ml

ayur herbal shampoo

My take on Ayur herbal shampoo
I always thought that herbal products are completely herbal but when I saw the ingredients of this shampoo I actually realised that it has got so many chemicals in it! Maybe that’s the reason why they have mentioned that it should be used only once or twice a week and not daily.

This shampoo has a little runny consistency and is brownish in colour. When I use it to wash my hair after a week I really require a lot of it. It lathers well and has a mild herbal fragrance that doesn’t linger for long. After the wash my hair feels soft and smooth. I have been using it for more than a month now. I feel it is good. It does condition my hair as I have not been using any kind of conditioner after my wash. It has not actually controlled my dandruff but let’s see maybe it will over a period of time.

Pros

  •  Very pocket friendly.
  •  Easily available.
  •  Contains herbal extracts.
  • Has a conditioning effect.

Cons

  •  A lot of product is needed for a single wash.
  •  Has a runny consistency.
  •  Not 100% herbal.

Will I repurchase this product?
Maybe yes, I would like to try their other variants.

IMBB Rating: 3.5/5 (Because of the chemicals in it)

{ 22 comments… read them below or add one }

Ritu R July 6, 2012 at 12:32 pm

who’s article is it?? secret secret??definitely not Rati’s……. well written! have faint memories of this shampoo at home!

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vinita July 8, 2012 at 11:20 am

Thanks a lot! This is my very first post on IMBB.

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Somreeta Mukherjee July 6, 2012 at 12:51 pm

me sure not Rati!!! nevertheless, good review :) i used this shampoo 1ce….8 or 9 yrs back at least! dint like it much though :(

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vinita July 8, 2012 at 11:25 am

Thanks! ya it does have a lot of chemicals

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Ila July 6, 2012 at 1:08 pm

Ayur products have loads of chemicals in them :(

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vinita July 8, 2012 at 11:21 am

U r right :)

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Tanvi July 6, 2012 at 1:30 pm

true.. Ayur products have loads of chemicals.. Used this shampoo one and totally hated it..

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Ashu July 6, 2012 at 1:44 pm

i stay away from herbal shampoos… they dry my hair like crazy

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sakhi July 6, 2012 at 2:17 pm

I had tried this but not much impressed but their face packs are worth. using their sunscreen for my body and evn thats quite impressive.

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vinita July 8, 2012 at 11:49 am

Never tried their face pack, but I did try their face wash…. it is kind of good.

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Neha July 6, 2012 at 3:10 pm

I have used it too. nice review :)

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vinita July 8, 2012 at 11:25 am

Thanks :)

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Nidhi Pandey July 6, 2012 at 3:12 pm

Even I have used it once but it turned out me my mum’s n my sis’s hair too dry..

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vinita July 8, 2012 at 11:40 am

Oh! actually I apply lots of oil and then wash my hair , maybe that is why it doesn’t dry out my hair so much.

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Zee Bee July 6, 2012 at 3:43 pm

I have used ayur shampoos extensively around 15-17 years ago. We used to buy 1 500ml bottle for everyone at home :-P. At that time, i used to put tons of oil too, ayur was so mild [all the ones ] that oil did not wash off at one go. But the moment i had found Ultr doux of Garnier i used to buy 500 mils of that..Right now i use Ayur coconut but only for lazy days .its the best of the lot.But no, Ayur shampoos are not good.It makes great pedicure shampoo though ! I really only like Garnier and Pantene [especially nourished shine and total damage] now. Garnier fructis makes my hair look like strands of silk without conditioner. No more experimenting for me now ! i am done with shampoos ..for lazy days its going to be only garnier fructis and regularly only reetha liquid

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vinita July 8, 2012 at 11:36 am

I agree that a lot of shampoo is needed to wash away the oil!!

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Parita July 6, 2012 at 3:49 pm

I have used this 3 years back but it made my hair very dry :(

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vinita July 8, 2012 at 11:27 am

:( I see

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Samantha July 6, 2012 at 11:19 pm

I had tried this some years ago, and it dried my hair out like CRAZY!!! And yes, I was pretty stupid to buy the huge 500 mL pack! :P
That was the time when I thought that if they said ‘herbal’ it would be good for my hair. :D
I would never recommend this to anyone, not even to those with oily hair!

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Keirti July 7, 2012 at 4:51 pm

this product wrks for sure n effect lasts for a month after i changed this one n i think tht v need to be regulr wth ayur products for long to see the benefits…

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vinita July 8, 2012 at 11:53 am

Hope my hair too grows long and strong after a period of time!

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vinita July 8, 2012 at 11:52 am

Thanks a lot for all the loving comments! :) Rati Di thanks a ton! :) :) :) :)

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