By S. Zinnia
Let us start with a big shoutout to olive oil! This oil has been making wonders in a healthy lifestyle. Since many years olive oil has been a constant in my skin and hair regime, only recently I spotted Palmer’s Olive oil range which has everything my hair could have asked for. The sulphate and paraben free tag made it too difficult for me to let go. Without a doubt, I picked up a bottle and have been using it ever since. Previously, Palmer’s products especially their tummy butter and stretch mark oils have remained a staple in my routine which was another reason to incorporate this shampoo in my hair army.
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INR 450 for 400ml (but available on discount)
Palmer’s Olive Oil Formula Smoothing Shampoo moisturizes and smoothes frizzy hair, replenishes moisture and nutrients and removes product build up. The balanced blend of Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Hair Keratin Amino Acids and Vitamin E cleanses thoroughly and leaves hair softer, with a smoother texture, easier to style, healthier and stronger.
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My Experience with Palmer’s Olive Oil Formula Smoothing Shampoo for Unruly, Frizz-Prone Hair:
This shampoo comes in a bulky bottle with a flip open cap. I think this is the only size available and the bottle is definitely not travel-friendly. It is not about the size alone, but also for the consistency of the product. It has an extremely runny consistency and I realised the same while taking pictures of the bottle. As soon as I placed the bottle horizontally on the ground, the product started flowing out uncontrollably. The container needs to be sealed well while carrying it around.
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This pearl white coloured shampoo is completely free from sulphates, parabens, mineral oil, gluten and phthalates; thus it can be considered safe for all. A wee bit is required per use and it lathers pretty well. Any hair oil (I use coconut or olive) is washed away in one wash itself. It helps to rinse away all kinds of impurities from scalp and hair. After every wash, it gives a fresh feeling and not to forget the moisturizing effect it leaves behind.
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As its name says, it is indeed a smoothing shampoo which calms down the flyaway hair and adds some shine on the mane. Hair feels super soft and silky such that detangling gets easier. This is a great option for normal to dry hair beauties as it pampers hair making it smooth after every wash. I do not own the conditioner from the same range and even without that it works quite well for my dry and coloured hair. If it works so effectively with other conditioners, it might work better with the conditioner from the same range.
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The smoothing effect of the shampoo stays till the next wash. There is no room for any disappointment except for suitability, if someone has big unruly hair, then this is a star product as it will soften and smoothen the tresses. However, for people like me having thin hair, it makes hair fall flat and even my scalp gets oily on the second day itself. And, this added moisture can be a blessing for dull and dry manes.
Pros of Palmer’s Olive Oil Formula Smoothing Shampoo for Unruly, Frizz-Prone Hair:
- Does not contain sulphates, parabens, phthalates, mineral oil and gluten.
- Best for normal to dry hair.
- Very effective in removing dirt and sweat from scalp.
- Does not dry out the scalp rather nourishes it.
- Makes hair super smooth and soft.
- Frizz is calmed down and hair becomes easier to maintain.
- Washes off oil in one wash itself.
- Works pretty well with any conditioner.
- Huge quantity provided for the price (other sulphate free shampoos provide half quantity at this price).
Cons of Palmer’s Olive Oil Formula Smoothing Shampoo for Unruly, Frizz-Prone Hair:
- Hair falls flat owing to the heavy smoothing effect.
- Scalp gets oily on the second day itself. ( this may not be faced by dry scalp).
IMBB Rating: 4.5/5
Would I Recommend Palmer’s Olive Oil Formula Smoothing Shampoo for Unruly, Frizz-Prone Hair?
Yes, it is indeed a star for dull and dry hair which needs a heavy dose of nourishment to look silky smooth and not for oily scalp as hair feels weighed down with the added moisture.
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