Bakson’s Sunny Arnica Shampoo Review

This is my first article for IMBB.
Today I am going to review the Sunny Arnica shampoo by Bakson. Ours being a typically hot, dry climate, most people in India suffer from problems related to dry hair. I have spent so many fruitless hours hunting through aisles in the supermarket for oily hair shampoos, but in vain. There’s every imaginable product out there, shampoos for damaged hair, frizzy hair, split ends, coloured hair, low density, hair fall, you name it. While there are not many consumer range products targeted at oily hair, one can always look at those manufactured by more expensive brands like L’Oreal Professional, TBS, etc. However, people with greasy scalps often need to wash their hair very frequently, so it becomes even more vital that a daily use product does not burn a hole in the pocket.


I came across this little gem in the least expected of places – in a chemist shop. That’s because Arnica is an old homeopathic herb, and has been used to treat scalp and hair issues, among its other medicinal benefits, since time immemorial.
Here’s a look at the bottle of Bakson’s Sunny Arnica Shampoo:


Price: Rs 80 for 150 ml. Bigger sizes are also available.
Main Ingredients: Extracts of Arnica and Cantharis
As you can see from the picture above, the packaging sucks. It totally looks like something purchased off a medicine shop counter. And it certainly won’t look very flattering sitting on the bathroom shelf with all those other fancy shower gels and pretty bath items! Moreover, aesthetics aside, it is not possible to store the bottle upside down, a major drawback considering the thick consistency of the shampoo inside. After half of it is over, I have often had to invert the bottle and shake it hard to let the thick liquid descend before I can squeeze the tough plastic and get some out. It comes with a very tight flip cap and I’ve never had it leak while travelling.

shampoo swatch
shampoo swatch

The colour is bright translucent green. I have noticed that creamy or opaque shampoos (as most shampoos are) are highly unsuitable for oily hair. This may be because they tend to have a moisturizing effect on my already overactive sebum flow. A more gel-like consistency is therefore more preferable.
On my first use, I found I could describe it in a single word – OVER DRYING . which is great for people with excessively greasy, but otherwise healthy hair. Since conditioners usually make my hair look oily the very evening I shampoo, I avoid them most of the time. Instead, I usually apply hair-oil to my hair the night prior to washing. This routine worked especially well for me with Arnica shampoo, which managed to extract all the oil from my hair, and left it squeaky clean, with bouncy, soft, and shiny hair. If you are not going to use a conditioner, it is important to do this, because your hair may become too dry from it. Prolonged use has significantly increased my hair volume and growth.

I’m not too crazy about the smell though. It has a typical medicated smell to it, which, however, is not very overwhelming or repulsive. I am used to it now and don’t mind it so much.
Pros of Bakson’s Sunny Arnica Shampoo:
1. Perfect for people who have extremely oily hair.
2. If you’re looking for an inexpensive but effective shampoo for everyday use, then this is it.
3. It is a natural/herbal product!
4. Medically proven to stimulate fresh hair growth, stop hair fall and increase volume.
5. Available very easily at your local chemist, homeopathic store, or Food Bazaar.

Cons of Bakson’s Sunny Arnica Shampoo:
1. Only suitable for oily/greasy hair. It’s a complete no-no for people with dry hair. Those with normal hair wanting to increase volume, may try with liberal amounts of conditioner.
2. The smell, being quite medicinal, may put you off. However, I got used to it pretty soon.
3. The packaging is bad and unsuited to the kind of product inside.

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Will I repurchase? Yes!

Also Read:
Oriflame Aloe Vera and Arnica Soothing Toner
Oriflame Aloe Vera and Arnica Extract Soothing Pure Gel
Dove Intense Damage Therapy- Shampoo and Conditioner
The Body Shop Banana Shampoo
Lush NEW! Shampoo Bar and American Cream Conditioner


19 thoughts on “Bakson’s Sunny Arnica Shampoo Review

  1. I think i’ll buy this to shampoo has it removes oil effectively..other wise i generally have to wash my hair atleast 3 times to remove all the oil :struggle: …..def worth giving a try! :waytogo: Thanks for the review :thanks:

  2. i’ve used it.. when i was quite young.. i remember this bottle :haanji: .. cant say now wht it did to my hair.. tab to mummy jo laaye vohi achha types 😛 😀 .. but now its of no use for me as i hav dry hair.. nice review :yes: :yes:

    1. my mom also used some medical shampoo on my hair……..dont remember that name………that was ugly yellow type……….and smell was yyyuuucckkk……..but after applied that one na hair got very smoothhhhhhhhhhh……… :pigtail: :pigtail:

  3. i have used it in ghor bachpan bhumycka. 😛 I dont even remem how i used to find it but it reminds me of my childhood days when mom used to wash my hair. :puchhi:

    Welcome to IMBB. :))

  4. welcome to imbb bhumicka 🙂
    i remember my mom wud use dis….. 🙂
    n also dat we wud empty loads of its bottles to create bhotttttttt saaaraaaaaa jhaaaaggggggg/ froth/lather in our bath tub….. 😀 😀 😀

  5. This shampoo seems really good. I have the same kind of oily/greasy hair problem…I wash and the very next day people ask if I have put oil in my hair 😐 :waaa: I recently got TBS rainforest balance shampoo but that costs a bomb….this is a good alternative if I’m broke sometime!! 😉


  6. i have dry hair and oily scalp dont know what should i do with this problem ?:) ……….is it really hair growth, stop hair fall and increase volume ?:) ?:) ?:) ……….but i cant bear medicinal smell around me :nonono: :nono: :nababana: :nababana:

  7. :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: OOOOOOOOOOOOO green color again…………. ALIEN BLOODDDDDD . .. . . hehehehehe

    nice review bhumycka … i hv dry scalp ordy …me ll skip dis :toothygrin:

  8. Even i have oily hair 🙁 n even suffer from hair fall :'( wil definitely give this a try 🙂 thanx for the review 🙂

  9. Thanks people, for the warm welcome and comments. Rids…’alien blood’ :lol2: !!!! Sim.. yeah, it does control greasiness and increase hair growth n volume all together :yahoo: .

  10. is it really so helpful!!!!!!!i am astonished…i have super oily hair i wash it daily..i will buy it asap..hope it helps

  11. oh wow love the green colour..!!

    no use me trying this i have dry hair.. but i guess the night one applies oil this would b the best shampooo to get rid of it in the bath hehehe :)) :))

  12. o this is so on my list. i am currently using himalaya for oily hair to remove the oil i applied the night before.. i want to know if you have used the arnica hair oil. i am surely going to buy this shampoo. want to know how to use arnica for hair growth too

  13. hi i m Ishita ..i have oily hair n suffering from dendruff problem .. may i use this Bakson’s arinica sunny shampoo.. and also tell how to use n how many time use in the week… n i want to know this shampoo will back to shine on my hair.. pls suggest me ..

  14. i would like to try dis ,,,, i hav oily scalp n dandruff too… N its spoilin my face … I tried many shampoos to get rid of dandruff… N i would like to knw whether applyin oil for oily hair is gud or bad….wil it make d situation worst??

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