VLCC Ayurvedic Henna for Hair Review

by jomol on May 16, 2011 · 66 comments

VLCC Ayurvedic Henna Review

I have long avoided henna for hair because of its messy application and the extra cleaning the bathroom requires after rinsing it off. But, the mercury in Hyderabad is soaring rapidly and I wanted to somehow believe in the myth that henna cools off  head. I know for sure that heena applied on body parts does tend to remove the heat off the body, but I read somewhere that is not true in the case of hair, but, what the hell, with my head becoming like a furnace, I wanted to believe in the “henna cooling power.” I wanted to get a readymade mix, which would do the conditioning part also. If I were to prepare the henna concoction on my own, that would have taken at least two days. So, I bought this Ayurvedic Henna conditioning preparation from VLCC from the Health and Glow outlet.

KEY INGREDIENTS:

PRICE: Rs. 75.

WHAT THE LABEL CLAIMS:

Henna, traditionally, the symbol of passion and love, harbinger of wealth and prosperity, warder off of unhealthy influences, heena, the herb of divine grace! Now, brought to you by VLCC, in a secrete traditional recipe for the beauty of your crowning glory. Gives shine and luster, darkens hair colour and promotes hair growth. Enriched with natural proteins and vitamins C and E, which nourish the roots; musk root which promotes growth. Margosa which fights all scalp infections and Indian Gooseberry which adds shine and luster.

PURPOSE: A pure hair treatment containing henna leaves along with musk root, Indian Gooseberry, Margosa, and Shikakai, enriched with natural proteins and vitamin C and E. This combination has been traditionally used to give colour, shine, and luster, and body to hair in addition to preventing hair loss and giving it a healthy look.

METHOD OF USE: Make a paste of henna powder with water. Apply to dry hair for half an hour, rinse thoroughly.

MY TAKE ON VLCC NATURAL SCIENCES AYURVEDIC HENNA NATURAL HAIR CONDITIONER WITH MARGOSA AND MUSK ROOT POWDER:

I am a hopeless case with making batter out of powder…..same is the case with this henna powder; after I thought I had mixed the powder well, there were clumps of all kinds and sizes still in the batter and I didn’t know how to melt (????) them down. I had made the henna to a dosa batter consistency……(that’s why I am calling it batter and not paste). I applied the paste on to my hair after taking the hair into sections, again, with no proficiency or precision. Applying henna has an immediate cooling effect and it was relaxing and refreshing. After keeping it in the hair for more than half an hour, I rinsed the henna away. VLCC henna did have a conditioning effect on my hair, but it was not the “wow” kind……I wanted to get the conditioning Mrun got after using henna….see THIS. VLCC henna just lightly conditioned my hair and since I hadn’t used egg, it had no bad odor either. Since I don’t have any grey hairs, I cannot really tell how it covers grey hair and there was no burgundy or red colour coating on dark brown-black hair strands. Overall, a very good experience and I hope with its margosa and musk root powder, it does a whole lot of good to the hair.

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Henna batter with clumps of all sizes.

PROS OF VLCC NATURAL SCIENCES AYURVEDIC HENNA NATURAL HAIR CONDITIONER WITH MARGOSA AND MUSK ROOT POWDER:

• Contains the goodness of gooseberry, shikakai, margosa, and musk root powder.
• Has an immediate cooling effect on head/hair.
• Darkens dark hair (??).
• Conditions hair.
• Price very reasonable.
• Can be applied directly as a paste on hair for conditioning.

CONS OF VLCC NATURAL SCIENCES AYURVEDIC HENNA NATURAL HAIR CONDITIONER WITH MARGOSA AND MUSK ROOT POWDER:

• The conditioning effect is very minimal, I had expected really glossy hair.
• I don’t know how it would work on grey hair because I don’t have any and I didn’t see any significant coating or change of colour on my brown-black hair.

IMBB STAR RATING: 3/5…..-2 for uncertainty over colouring grey hair.

WILL I PURCHASE AGAIN: I already got a few more packets :).

Have you used VLCC Ayurvedic Henna? Please rate in the box below.

Also Read :
Henna/ Mehndi: Facts, Medicinal Uses and Some Designs

Henna Design Tutorial for Karva Chauth- 1
Henna for Hair- Tips and Usage
Shahnaz Hussain’s Henna Precious Herb Mix- REVIEW
Henna Tattoo Designs: How to Apply Henna on Skin
Henna- Mehendi Design Tutorial

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calicoaster May 16, 2011 at 11:22 am

he he he…niceeeeeee review Jomol!! :D :D Me louuuuuuu reading your reviews…. :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin:

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Priya May 16, 2011 at 11:55 am

callliiiiiiiiiiii hiii…. :D
how are you feelinggg?????

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calicoaster May 16, 2011 at 12:00 pm

Hiiiiiiiiiiiiiii Priyaaaaaaaaaa!! :D :D :D ..Me feeling much better now..thoda weakness is still there..how are youuuuuuuuuu???Your vacations over???? How was your weekend??????

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Priya May 16, 2011 at 12:03 pm

ohhhh…. :puchhi: :puchhi: :puchhi: get well soooonnn and go shopping….its the best stress buster…
weekend was mad cali….but good fun :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin:

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Rati May 16, 2011 at 12:04 pm

:vampire: :vampire: :vampire: :vampire: :vampire: :vampire: :vampire:

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calicoaster May 16, 2011 at 12:04 pm

hawww..how mad??? Telll meeeeeeeeeee..me bherry nosey..me want to know… :D :D :D :D

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calicoaster May 16, 2011 at 12:06 pm

:thanks: And yeah..me went for a mini shopping….Didn’t buy anything great..just some nice light summer wear clothes to wear at home and night wears and one cuuute ball that glows and shines with multiple lights whenever tossed :P :P :P …. :D :D :D

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Priya May 16, 2011 at 12:08 pm

:shy: :shy: :shutmouth: :shutmouth: went round round for shopping..did not buy any….went to pub and got drunk and slept till late….thatz how mad it was :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin:

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calicoaster May 16, 2011 at 12:09 pm

khikhikhikhi.. :giggle: :giggle: :giggle: :D :D :D :D You got anything from peacocky????? Me sawww its poster on shopperstop MAC!! :P :P

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Priya May 16, 2011 at 12:10 pm

hahahah…i know that bal…fuzzy one ??? which looks like a monster?

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Priya May 16, 2011 at 12:11 pm

aare i went to shoppers MAC last week and they dont have a thingggggg…..not even heard of that burgundy fluidline…so me stick to the garuda one !!!!

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calicoaster May 16, 2011 at 12:14 pm

hainnnn….ohhhhhh…they might have got some stock by now….did you buy anything from the range from Garuda mall wala MAC?..

Nooo..that ball is transparent rubber ball..with some liquid and LEDs inside..every time you toss it, the LED’s glow in disco light way!! :D :D Me love it..me kept on playing with it yesterday all the time..khikhikhi…Hubby got super irritated with all that bling bling and tossed it on the highest railing!! :| :| :| …

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Priya May 16, 2011 at 12:19 pm

oh…. :| :| :| :| spank spank to hubby…..
no i didnt go to the garuda one…

Maria May 16, 2011 at 8:38 pm

Same here Cali, I just love reading Jomols review :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin:

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Swati May 16, 2011 at 11:30 am

O:) Jomol Ji: you to already have healthy strong hair.. :smug: :smug: :smug:
why using VLCC Henna.. there are many more ayurvedic henna available in market with a deep conditioning effect.. :cute:
& for some cooling effect it is better to get into ur freezer coz this heat is somehow reach everywhere.. :smug: :smug: :smug:

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Rati May 16, 2011 at 11:38 am

I never aply henna to my hair– too much work., :| :| :| :| My mom and bro use henna regularly and they keep asking me to use it as well. I cant. :yawn: :yawn:

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Swati May 16, 2011 at 11:41 am

Lazy bums.. :silly:

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Rati May 16, 2011 at 12:06 pm

yes yes very lazy :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug: you wait till i shop. grrrrr… what all did you buy?

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Swati May 16, 2011 at 12:11 pm

i got 3 Top :tongue: ,1 Kurti :yahoo: ,1 Jeans :yelo: & 1 Nail Paint only :shy: …. :jiggy2: :jiggy2:

shop shop.. till u drop.. :lol2: :lol2: :lol2:

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Rati May 16, 2011 at 12:38 pm

now toh you drop only… I dont even want to hear that you shopped till next month. :teeth: :teeth: :teeth: :teeth: :teeth:

which nail paint do you buy. :P

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Swati May 16, 2011 at 12:57 pm

i bought French Manicure wali kit :evilgrin: …. nd Rati plz talk to me :smug: :smug: :smug: .. i love teasing u.. :evilgrin: :evilgrin: :evilgrin:

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Rati May 16, 2011 at 11:40 am

Jomol you cna crush the lumps using the back part of the spoon. :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin:

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Priya May 16, 2011 at 11:54 am

lolol…..ya jomo..i was thinking the same…u didnt use ur dosa batter theory for henna….
jomoooo….i thought u didnt hv time…and here u applying hennaaaaaa :yelo: :yelo: :yelo: :yelo: :yelo: :yelo: :yelo:

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Rati May 16, 2011 at 12:00 pm

:lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: she’ll give you bahaana that since she was busy , she didn’t have time to crush the lumps. :tongue: :tongue: :tongue:

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Priya May 16, 2011 at 12:02 pm

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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calicoaster May 16, 2011 at 12:02 pm

I think the brush that comes for this purpose can also be used to break the lumps
!! :D :D :D

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rachana May 16, 2011 at 11:57 am

Hi Jomol…. its so much funnn to read your reviews ….. and this was very funny “Darkens dark hair”…….
I think you could have kept henna for more than a hour to get tat burgundy color….

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Somreeta Mukherjee May 16, 2011 at 11:59 am

hi…I have used this particular brand of henna tooo!! but not much satisfied :smug: :smug: i mean, i dint find it to be any different than other brands that come in cheaper prices… :-? But ur review is an all encompassing one…good :bravo:

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Jinal May 16, 2011 at 12:03 pm

I use to apply Henna long back….but it dried out my hair so much :((
So now its only coloring :victory: :victory: :victory:
Nice review Jomol….my mom uses henna…I will suggest her :yahoo: :yahoo:

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calicoaster May 16, 2011 at 12:06 pm

Gummmmmmmmmorning Jinal….. Padhaana chaalu ho gaya?? :D :D

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Rati May 16, 2011 at 12:08 pm

are haan.. ye toh bhool hi gayi.. henna dries my hair a lot so can’t use.. :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: Mumma, main nahin use kar sakti henna,. it doesn’t suit me. O:) O:) O:) O:) O:)

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Swati May 16, 2011 at 12:14 pm

now u Bhullakad also..,, :X-P: u lazy bums.. :tongue:

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Rati May 16, 2011 at 12:33 pm

:spank: :spank: :spank:

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Jinal May 16, 2011 at 12:18 pm

GOod noon Cali….haan subah 10 I had my first class :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:
HOw are u feeling now?? :))

Rati
one more reason to avoid henna :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin:
how r u today?
office?

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calicoaster May 16, 2011 at 12:19 pm

hmmmm..me much better Jinal!! :) :)

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Jinal May 16, 2011 at 12:38 pm

thats nice…. :D :D
me now go and write notes….work shuru ho gaya…..holiday over until Diwali :((

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Rati May 16, 2011 at 12:40 pm

aww!!! bahhe log ka new session has started kya?

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Jinal May 16, 2011 at 12:49 pm

yes Rati…..10th std batch….I hv to complete whole portion by november….coz they will hv board exams in Feb :D :D

rest of them will start from June…phwew :tremble: :tremble:

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Rati May 16, 2011 at 12:32 pm

yeah in officee. cant concentrate on work. I wnat to keep staring at the autumn rose nail paint. :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :silly: :silly:

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Jinal May 16, 2011 at 12:42 pm

lol…..yeah such a cool shade….me also thinking to get it. I like all the colorbar vibrant shades :yahoo: :happydance:

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Rati May 16, 2011 at 12:45 pm

yeah same here.. you toh definitely get it Jinal. you do real justice to nail paints. :-*

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Jinal May 16, 2011 at 12:47 pm

thankooo :D :D
you know today I am going to try my new pigments from NYX…..chrome and pearl. I am liking them!! :yahoo: :yahoo:

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calicoaster May 16, 2011 at 12:48 pm

Wowwwwwwwww…review them soon yaar… I’ve heard great reviews about NYX pigments!! :D :D :D :D I guess Nupoooor also reviewed some here….

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Jinal May 16, 2011 at 12:51 pm

seriously I am really liking them….nicely pigmented. All are shimmery and nice….I am specially liking Antique gold….may be I will do a look with it today and share piiccys. :yahoo: :yahoo:

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calicoaster May 16, 2011 at 12:51 pm

Sigh…bacche log….Apne time ki yaad aa jaati hai….I was always sooper excited and sooper tense about career and studies…Was hyper ambitious…Now everything looks so trivial as compared to some other things in life!! :| :|

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Jinal May 16, 2011 at 12:59 pm

yeah really….I was to much into studies too!!
But now I see myself in them. I hope they work hard and do what they really really want to.
humari toh career ka the end ho jayega in few years….. :toothygrin: :toothygrin:

akansha May 16, 2011 at 12:14 pm

:waytogo: nice review jomol.. n y stay in hyd!! :yahoo: me 2!! :jiggy1:

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akansha May 16, 2011 at 12:14 pm

u stay*

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calicoaster May 16, 2011 at 12:16 pm

ok..some thing to be happy for..Me participated in some Dove survey a couple of weeks back and me qualified for their hamper thingy… :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: Just now received the package!! :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance:

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Jinal May 16, 2011 at 12:24 pm

:happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance:
woww…..what all you got??? :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:

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Rati May 16, 2011 at 12:34 pm

awesome cali.. enjoy… :D :D

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calicoaster May 16, 2011 at 12:40 pm

khikhi…Haven’t seen what is inside…Just saw the dabba.. :P :P With dove ladies on it..Me so envious of their hair!! :wilt: :wilt: :wilt: :wilt: …Will open it after going home!! :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :joker: :joker: :joker: :joker: :joker: :joker: :joker:

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Jinal May 16, 2011 at 12:45 pm

wowwiee….enjoy the hamper!!
you will get one more dabba today or tomo!! :toothygrin: :toothygrin:

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calicoaster May 16, 2011 at 12:46 pm

:P :P :P :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :thanks: :thanks: :thanks: :thanks: :thanks: :thanks: :thanks: :thanks: :thanks: :thanks: :thanks: :thanks:

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Pia May 16, 2011 at 12:57 pm

wowie cal.. Dove .. The dark blue wala.. is my HG shampoo n conditioner.. I keep trying others but nothing beats Dove so far..
Do share ur goodies n Enjoii :toothygrin:

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calicoaster May 16, 2011 at 1:02 pm

he he :thanks: Pia!! :D :D :D :D

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Aruna May 16, 2011 at 12:18 pm

i love henna and I have a great experience in the post. I used to use the regular non branded one, mix it with coffee powder and water and leave it overnight. used to apply in the morning, leave it for an hour and wash off. great conditioning even without the egg, but the white does become red making it more obvious you have colored it versus looking all natural. also, if one has colored their hair they cant do a henna within 6 months. atleast thats what the parlour lady said :(

Given a choice i wud prefer henna over color anyday. the advantage with colouring your hair however is that you can choose your color while in henna i presume you cannot

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Somreeta Mukherjee May 16, 2011 at 12:49 pm

Hey…I dont mind using henna..since I have an oily scalp, its not a prob!! can anyone tell me HOW CAN I GET COLOR ON MY HAIR USING HENNA??? have tried mixing coffee powder and soaking henna in tea liquor but that didnt seem to help much :-? :(

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Noopur May 16, 2011 at 1:32 pm

jomol…. hav u tried henna by habibs??? its awesome…!!
n use slightly luke warm water to make ur henna batter…just mix it n keep it coverd for lik 15 mins… d lumps would dissolve easily….
also, add coffee, curd for good conditioning…
i often mix hennaa wid just curd n no water..it makes an excellent hair pack….!!!

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Swati May 17, 2011 at 6:49 am

:thanks: Noopuri, i will try this for sure coz i like ur hairs… :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance:

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Uzma May 16, 2011 at 1:42 pm

Jomol, :yes: Nice review, I’ll get this next week :))

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Ankita May 16, 2011 at 1:56 pm

Nice review Jomol :) I’ve only used henna once in my life- when I was in 10th I think n my mum forced me to put it saying it’ll add shine and bounce (back in the days when she used home made henna). I was so scared I’ll get ‘mehendi’ colored hair that I washed it off within 10 min and the bathroom was such a mess with all the henna! :stars:

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varshini May 16, 2011 at 4:07 pm

ur the bestest ..in writing such reviews..hahaha batter= paste :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2:

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Sruthi Nair May 16, 2011 at 9:03 pm

Jommmmmmooooooooolll chechiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii………. :yelo: :yelo:

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