The Body Shop is a brand I have been using for quite a few years now. I like all its bath and bodycare products as I feel they let me translate my idea of a luxurious bath into reality. Apart from their fragrances, lotions and body butters, I have also been loyally using products from their haircare range for over a year now. I have to admit that my hair has vastly improved in terms of both texture and strength since the time I gave up on all other haircare brands and decided to stick only to The Boy Shop. TheBody Shop Rainforest Hair Care range was launched a couple of months ago and I do intend to try more products from this line very soon as this shampoo of mine is almost over.
Price and Quantity: Rs. 495 for 250 ml
Shelf Life: 3 years from the date of manufacturing
Recommended Hair Type: For normal to dry hair
What it claims: Employs a trio of superb conditioning oils—organic pracaxi, cameline seed and Community Fair Trade organic olive oil—to effectively protect shine and help you hair look gorgeously glossy. It contains no silicones, no sulphates, no colourants and no parabens.
The good things about The Body Shop Rainforest Shine Shampoo:
● Yes, my hair does shine each time I use it.
● It does not dry out my hair at all even without the application of a conditioner post my head bath.
● My hair feels squeaky clean and soft
● It is a gel-based shampoo and I always prefer these over cream-based ones as they suit me better. The gel is clear and somewhat runny though I don’t find that to be a problem since I always dilute my shampoos in an empty bottle with 3 parts water and one part shampoo.
● Rinses out easily and quickly
● The packaging: I find all body shop shampoo bottles appear bulky, boxy and ugly. But finally, The Body shop has come up with a bottle of shampoo that does not resemble my bottle of cough syrup 😛
● I don’t merely apply oil but actually gunk my hair in oil. This is one of those rare SLES free shampoos that effectively removes any oil or a mixture of several oils from my scalp without too much of a vigorous rubbing. I have tested it on olive oil, castor oil, sesame oil and mustard oil. For coconut oil lovers, sorry I did not test the shampoo on it as coconut oil doesn’t suit me.
The not-so-good things about The Body Shop Rainforest Shine Shampoo:
● The fragrance which, even though pleasant, is a bit too strong for me. Also, considering that this shampoo claims to be more chemical-free than their other shampoos, the fragrance should have been rather natural. In fact, I find that their Honey shampoo, Ginger shampoo as well as Olive shampoo smell a dozen times less fake than this one.
● Because it is SLES free, I find myself using more quantity of shampoo than usual to create the lather I want. As a result, it gets over very fast unlike their other medicine-bottle-shampoos which seem to sit forever on my bathroom shelf 😛
● The results are only visible as long as you stick to the same shampoo or frequently rotate between this and another shampoo. The moment you give more than a two-week break and switch to an SLES shampoo, your hair will be back to where it all began from.
Verdict: Highly recommended for those with dull hair.
Would you purchase this again: Yes, certainly. It is a staple now in my haircare routine.