Kaya Hair Health Gel
I was well aware that Kaya has products for skin care– face and body. But recently discovered that they also had products in hair care range. I had a good experience with the Kaya travel kit [soothing cleansing gel, revitalizing tonic and sunscreen, 25ml packs each] and hence purchased the Kaya Hair Health Gel which came as a recommendation from their staff, with tall claims that it would improve density of hair by around 70-80%. However, the website carries no official claim. Its product tagline is “Kaya hair health gel with vitamin, mineral and protein complex”. Since I have been experiencing hair fall, I decided to give it a try. Also I saw that ingredients listed included Saw palmetto, Gingko biloba and Hibiscus extract. The staff was up selling the Kaya Nourishing shampoo to me saying product would give better results if used together and hence I purchased their shampoo too. :blush:
Kaya describes product on website as “Rich in proteins and vitamin complex, Kaya Hair Health Gel reduces hair-fall and promotes hair that’s stronger and lustrous. The mineral content in the gel reverses the mineral deficiency to reduce hair fall. Special herbal extracts of Gingko Balboa and Hibiscus nourish the hair from within.”
The product is easily available at their clinics, website and also in select malls [A few I am aware of are Hypercity in Inorbit Vashi, Nirma Llifestyle Mulund and R Mall Mulund]
Priced at Rs 400 for 200 ml, it is expensive. [Seriously!]
Application [as advised on website] – Evenly distribute and massage into the scalp. Leave overnight Wash hair with the Kaya’s Nourishing Shampoo next morning.
The directions on product backside tell you to take small amount of gel onto the palm of your hand and apply to hair roots only. However one need to take that ”small amount” 3-4 times to cover entire scalp. :-( With experience, I also learnt that it’s better to apply it directly to the roots by parting hair instead of taking it on your hand since the soft green colored gel penetrates the skin VERY VERY easily. It’s application has a mild cooling effect on scalp.
Pros of Kaya Hair Health Gel
:yes: Smart classy packaging
:yes: Soothing fragrance
:yes: The pump top enables easy retrieval
:yes: Its gel form makes it light weight and easily absorbed into scalp
:yes: Mild cooling effect on scalp
:yes: Very good substitute for oil as it’s not messy and easy to use during head massage
:yes: Easily washed off even after being kept overnight
:yes: No adverse side effects or reactions experienced. This from some one who has very sensitive skin. [This is a big upside]
Cons of Kaya Hair Health Gel
:no: It should not be kept on hand too long as it easily penetrates skin
:no: Not very effective in its tall claims of improving density of hair
:no: The morning after application, hair tends to be a little sticky.
:no: Does not mention a clear expiry period (This one alarms me a great deal)
:no: Also “a small amount of gel” (mentioned in directions at back of product) does not suffice. You need quiet a bit for the whole scalp.
:no: Green color of gel could be bothersome –I wasn’t really bothered by the green color of the gel but my friend took an instant dislike to the same.
I have used the product for a month now, along with their recommended shampoo for hair wash. I haven’t tried it with any other shampoo.
I have seen hair density improve, but only by 15-20%.And, that improvement in hair density is not attributable to product alone.
Will I recommend the product or purchase it again?
That depends. It’s a NO as a recommendation if I am looking for a product to improve hair density because I am not sure that 15-20% meets my expectations. For that purpose, I will have to hunt for a new product.
But Yes, I do intend to purchase the product again, because it a simple and “unmessy” medium of head massage and washing it off is easy.
Overall rating - 2.5 stars
Quality – 2.5 stars
Packaging – 3 stars
Availability – 2.5 stars
Price - 1 star