Warm hug to my precious people!
Come winter and my scalp starts behaving badly, with dandruff and itchiness plaguing it. Regular hair care has made my tresses much softer, but the chilly weather has jeopardized my hair health. Looking for a chemical free cleanser to solve my winter woes, I brought home Khadi Herbal Shampoo with Woody Sandal and Honey. Let’s move on to the detailed review.
INR 210 for 200 ml
Khadi Woody Sandal & Honey Shampoo is specially formulated with a Unique Blend of Oils to Soften Hair That Has Become Coarse. It Improve Uncomfortable Itchy, Flaky Scalp And Dandruff. It Has A Clean, Fresh, Herbal Scent.
Like other Khadi products, this shampoo comes in a transparent cylindrical bottle with all the detailed printed on a label attached to the body. The cap is flip open type and securely closes, reducing the chances of spillage if you are travelling. The shampoo is amber-dark honey colored, and the amount can be easily seen from the transparent bottle.
My Experience with Khadi Woody Sandal and Honey Herbal Shampoo:
This honey colored shampoo smells of sandalwood. Not any other artificial sandal essence, but the natural sandalwood you get. A mild but pleasing scent which stays faintly in hair. The shampoo is on the thicker side, and since I prefer to dilute my shampoos with water, I am okay with the thick viscous texture.
I have a love-hate relationship with this shampoo. It lathers well and cleanses my hair very effectively, even heavily oiled hair seems squeaky clean in one go. I can feel my scalp getting rid of impurities and product build up, right from the first go. In fact, it is great as a clarifying shampoo, helping to remove remains of hair products you have used for long. My itchy scalp seemed much relaxed, with the flakes becoming less noticeable with regular use.
The problem with this shampoo is that it dries out hair. If you have dry hair like me, your hair turns messy and tangled, but then a deep conditioning mask after shampooing or a hydrating conditioner takes care of that. I skip conditioners on days I use this, and instead use a hair serum to detangle my hair. But I hate the static it induces in my hair, since it is difficult to run your comb through without breakage.
The reason I am sticking to this one for now is that my hair looks better. Not that salon groomed perfect tresses, but the natural shine which you get from using homemade recipes using amla-shikakai-reetha. It looks black, and healthy, and I feel using it alternately with a softening shampoo-conditioner duo like Organix Brazilian Keratin Therapy will make your hair soft and nourished, without causing scalp irritation and product build up.
So far, I haven’t noticed any reduction in hair fall due to this product, so can’t comment on that. The missing ingredients bother me, as Khadi claims it is free from SLS and Parabens. But the rich lather suggests the use of some other surfactant, and I feel they should have mentioned it. I am not sure about repurchasing it, since this will last me quite some time as I will use it in conjunction with some softening shampoo.
Pros of Khadi Woody Sandal and Honey Herbal Shampoo:
• Mild fragrance of sandalwood
• Lathers well
• Cleanses scalp and hair effectively
• Removes product build-up
• Scalp itchiness reduced, dandruff reduced
• Hair looks naturally healthy
Cons of Khadi Woody Sandal and Honey Herbal Shampoo:
• Surfactant not mentioned
• Dries out hair
• Induces static in hair
• Using conditioner is a must
Would I Recommend Khadi Woody Sandal and Honey Herbal Shampoo?
Well, if you need squeaky clean hair, and problem free scalp and don’t mind the dryness, then try it. It might just work for you.
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