The Body Shop Rainforest Balance Shampoo Review

The Body Shop Rainforest Balance Shampoo

Hey IMBB Gals,

I am back with a new review.

Today, I am going review The Body Shop Rainforest Balance Shampoo.  I have combination hair type, i.e., oily scalp and dry ends. It’s the worst hair type possible. So, basically if I use a product that removes excess oil from the scalp, it would dry out my ends. If it’s too creamy or moisturizing, then the scalp becomes oily the next day.  So, I’m always on the lookout for a product which removes the oil effectively without drying my hair too much.  So, cutting the long story short, let’s find out if my quest to find the perfect product worked this time or not.

The Body Shop’s Rainforest Balance Shampoo

Product Description by Body Shop:
Cleanses to reduce excess oil for hair that looks clean and fresh all day. With pracaxi oil, white nettle, seaweed and Community Trade sugar and aloe vera. No silicones, sulphates, parabens or colourants.  For oily hair.


Rs. 515 for 250 ml.

This shampoo contains no silicones, sulphates, parabens or colourants. It also meets our eco-conscious standard. It is respectful to the aquatic environment, meets strict biodegradability standards, and minimizes the use of non-sustainable packaging resources. We’re working hard to help protect our planet. Together we can make a difference.

The pracaxi tree grows in the wet tropical climate along the Delta of Amazonas River and its precious seeds are cold pressed for its oil.  White nettle is traditionally used on oily and greasy hair due to its mild-cleansing properties.  We buy Community Trade sugar from the Montillo Co-operative in Paraguay and aloe vera from the Guastatoya Farmers in Guatemala. Our trade rewards local suppliers fairly for their expertise, and helps them invest in their futures.

My Take on The Body Shop’s Rainforest Balance Shampoo:

This shampoo works and how!!!! I usually oil my hair overnight before my hair wash, I literally smother my hair with oil.  😛 I was pleasantly surprised when it washed my hair and all the oil was gone in just one wash, that too with a coin-sized amount for my shoulder length hair.

This is how the shampoo looks:

Body Shop Rainforest shampoo

The shampoo has a clear gel-like consistency which is neither too thick nor runny.

What I Like about The Body Shop Rainforest Balance Shampoo:

  • Just a small quantity required to wash shoulder length hair.
  • Removes the last speck of oil from the hair without causing any hair fall.
  • Not very drying for my type of hair.
  • The shampoo is very mild.
  • It is environment-friendly.
  • Does not contain silicones, parabens or colourants.
  • The Body Shop does not test on animals.
  • Better packaging compared to the older bulky bottles that The Body Shop had.

What I Don’t Like about The Body Shop Rainforest Balance Shampoo:

  • The smell isn’t that great, but I guess I can put up with that.
  • Not suitable for gals with dry hair.

Would I Recommend The Body Shop Rainforest Balance Shampoo?

Definitely yes.  It’s a boon for oily-hair beauties. I have found my HG shampoo :worship:

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48 thoughts on “The Body Shop Rainforest Balance Shampoo Review

  1. Great Review Richa.. now this is on the top of my list :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:
    as I am looking for such kind of shamppoo only.. me too have a oily scalp and dry hair.. :worship: :worship: :worship:

  2. I too love this range from TBS… Really controlled my hair fall… I have tried the moisture and shine from this range n both are great.. Love the mild fragrance too.. Will try this next.. I too recommend this to everyone.. In fact after shampooing with this range sometimes I don’t feel like using the conditioner also.. Its soo good! :clap: :clap: :yahoo: :yahoo: :woot: :woot: :woot: :waytogo: :waytogo:

  3. Richa….I love this range and would love to get every product from this range…… :yes: :yes: no silicones, no parabens :yes: :yes: :yes: great

  4. u should try this sometime Jomol…it is great…initially i was sceptical to pay so much…but i must admit its worth every penny…also they hve a moisture n shine range as well…u can pick up as per ur hair type…

  5. sounds good product richa… :blush: :blush: :blush: nice review will try it for sure… :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: u knw me too have a habit of applying oil on ma hair same way… :high5: :high5: :high5: :high5: :high5: :high5: :hihi: :hihi: :hihi: :hihi:

  6. nice review richa…gr8 that u found ur hg shampoo :yahoo: …im still looking for one…cuz my hair just doesnt behave the same everyday…any suggestions plz ?:) ….i dnt oil my hair…n its a bit on the dry side…

    1. :thanks: I suggest u oil ur hair atleast 2-3 times a week…trust me it does make a difference…
      For dry hair types i m not sure Dimpi…Rati over to u 🙂

    1. Hey Nidhi Thanks but its me Richa who did the review :waaa:
      And about dry hair im sorry but i wont be able to help u…why dont u search IMBB for shampoos that suit dry hair… im sure there are lots of posts 🙂

  7. i have used this range. used to love the feel and touch of my hair bt it did not add much shine or volume to my hair so stopped using it. glad it worked for you. and a very good review. :))

  8. I am using the rainforest moisture range (conditioner and hair butter). I think they are ok products. They dont add that glossy dramatic shine to my hair like silicone-conditioners do. But just bring out the natural shine, which is nice. Only negative i can think about is – it smells terrible. I feel it smells like rotten eggs, which they have tried to cover up with a strong perfume.

    Good review Richa. :))
    This may not be the best place to ask, but do you know of any other hair conditioner which does not contain silicones/parabens and is easily available in india ?:)

  9. Nice review!
    I have used this. It completely removes oil from my scalp and hair but my hair lacks lustre, it does not add shine to it, which is something I dont like about this otherwise good shampoo.

  10. Thanks all for posting the reviews. Can someone tell me if I can Buy the Body Shop Shampoo online as I’m staying in a remote area from where the outlet is too far. ?:) :waiting: :struggle:

  11. i just started using this shampoo but to my dismay, it is making my hair oily. i have used it thrice nw, but my hair doesnt feel clean and also it looks as if it is not washed. plz help……

  12. hey i have thin fine oily limp hair. they have a lot of split ends and tend to dry at ends sometimes. is this shampoo suitable for me or should i try TBS banana shampoo? i dont mind the smell and the chemicals.

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