Kama Ayurveda Patchouli Shampoo and Conditioner Review

by Rati on September 15, 2013 · 14 comments

Kama Ayurveda Patchouli Shampoo and Conditioner Review

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Hi Everyone,

Today I am reviewing the Kama Patchouli Shampoo and Conditioner. I have used many sample bottles of this shampoo in last few months. Finally I have the full size bottles now. So I thought I’d review them. 🙂

Shampoo Claims :

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Shampoo Ingredients: 

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Price : Rs 425 for 200ml

My Experience:

The first thing that got me a bit worried about this shampoo is the ingredients list. Isn’t it supposed to be all Ayurvedic. SLES, parabens and lots of chemicals dominate the list. There is good stuff such as lavender patchouli oil blend, neem and hibiscus extract.  But after using this shampoo on and off for months, I would say that I have had absolutely no issues with this shampoo.

  • The shampoo is really mild. It does not feel as if it is tripping off moisture from your hair.
  • The fragrance is mild lavender(y).. very soothing.
  • It leaves the scalp super clean. You have to use quite a lot of product when you have oiled your hair but the shampoo does its job well. Also it rinses of easily without leaving any residue behind.
  • I have had no hair-fall problem with this one.
  • It does not weigh down my hair, not does it make my hair frizzy or unmanageable.
  • The shampoo has a runny consistency and it lathers well.
  • I would say that it does hold true to its claim of calming the scalp. My head feels really light after using this.
  • Lavender and Patchouli have anti bacterial and antiseptic properties so if you have itchy scalp, this shampoo might help you.

Overall, a good everyday shampoo. It is much better than the many shampoos around because of the presence of some natural ingredients. This shampoo I believe would be suitable for all hair types because neither does it add moisture nor does it strip off hair of any moisture. It does its job well at cleaning the hair and scalp.

Rating : 4/5

Both the shampoo and conditioner come in clear bottles. With the wide mouth, you just have to be careful about how much product comes out but they are very functional.

Bottles :

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Conditioner claims :

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Conditioner ingredients:

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My Experience :

For the conditioner, I did a bit of research on the ingredients. Acc to this article, Amodimethicone protects from thermal damage resulting from styling tools, such as hot rollers, curling irons, and blow dryers. Cetrimonium Chloride is an antiseptic. Cetyl alcohol can help to condition the hair. So this conditioner is not completely Ayurvedic or made from natural ingredients but it’s not bad at all if you are ready to ignore the parabens (which are pretty much present in almost every beauty product).

For me this conditioner works fine.

  • It conditions my hair but it does not add a boost of moisture to my dry hair. It just makes my hair soft and manageable.
  • It smells pretty much the same as the shampoo – relaxing lavender(y)
  • it does not weigh down my hair.
  • it rises off completely without using tons of water and leaves no residue behind.
  • the consistency is light creamy.

Again, overall good but my hair could do with more moisture.

The fragrance is very mild so I can smell light smell from my hair for a day but it does not linger after that.

Swatches: left – conditioner, right – shampoo

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I would say that these are my second favourite shampoo and conditioner after L’occitane. I always like to switch between two kinds of shampoos and a conditioner duo.  This duo definitely makes my hair look nicer. Through out the Neemrana trip I have used this duo every single day. And you would notice that my hair looked pretty good throughout. This Kama shampoo & Conditioner duo is nicer than the Forest Essentials Rose Absolute range that I have used in past. That was nice but this is ‘much’ nicer. This suits my hair more. 🙂

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{ 14 comments… read them below or add one }

neha September 15, 2013 at 1:45 pm

very tempting no doubt 😀


Rati September 15, 2013 at 2:03 pm

😀 😀 😀


Krithi September 15, 2013 at 1:58 pm

I started using loccitane after reading review here n I love it
Since my hair needs lot of moisturiser this might not suit for me
Thanks for the review


Rati September 15, 2013 at 2:04 pm

Glad it worked for you krithi. :))


shilpi September 15, 2013 at 2:27 pm

I would surely love to give it a try, seems like a pretty decent combo:) thanks for such a lovely review!


Rati September 15, 2013 at 4:19 pm

it is pretty good! 🙂


Jagriti September 15, 2013 at 2:54 pm

these have Sles *nonono* not for me *waaa*


Rati September 15, 2013 at 4:20 pm

yeah could skip!! :))


dharani September 15, 2013 at 4:26 pm

silicone……make my hair frizzy than normal *headbang* *headbang* *headbang* no idea *waiting* *waiting* but they are very tempting didi….wont suit me. are there any smoothing range in kama products ?


Aditi September 15, 2013 at 4:43 pm

I kind od prefer Forest Essentials over Kama! *happydance*

Lovely pictures 😀 *happy dance*


Kitty September 15, 2013 at 5:12 pm

hey Rati nice review.. *clap* *clap* btw from where can i buy this? is it available online ??


Supriya September 15, 2013 at 5:18 pm

Would love to try it …..looks like the shampoos you get at high end Indian resorts…..


Vini September 15, 2013 at 8:11 pm

Very tempting … Will try the samples first … I’m currently using L’Occitane,
I used to switch between Kerastase and L’Occitane *pompom*


saloni..!! September 15, 2013 at 8:50 pm

Looks great Rati di *happy dance* *happy dance* love stuff with natural ingredients *happy dance* *haan ji* i will try the samples for sure *happy dance* looks exciting *happydance*


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