Today I would be reviewing Herbal Mehandi from a very beloved brand Patanjali. Henna is a very popular and old natural colorant and it does all good things to your hair.
Product Claims: It naturally conditions and colours the hair. As a conditioner, it strengthens the hair and reduces dandruff. It improves hair growth, reduces hair fall and provides cooling to scalp.
Price: INR 35 for 100 gms.
Shelf Life: 2 years (without opening the pack), 180 days (after opening the pack)
My Experience with Patanjali Herbal Mehandi:
Everyone in my family are big fans of henna. Right from my dad to brother…everyone applies henna! I myself have been applying henna on it for past 7-8 years. Even though I do not have any grey hair (touchwood!), I just love the brownish red tinge it puts on hair. Plus, it conditions the hair so well! Describing my hair type, I have wavy, medium-length hair. It tends to get extremely frizzy if I do not put conditioner and/or serum
I have been using Patanjali Herbal Mehandi from over a year and was a little surprised that its review is not available on IMBB. Coming to the review, this mehandi is not a pure henna powder. It contains many other hair conditioners like amla, methi, neem, green tea etc. So, it can straight away be soaked in water for few hours and applied on hair.
However I prefer to follow my mom’s procedure i.e. soaking it in separately brewed green tea overnight. I use iron bowl exclusively for this purpose. Also, in the morning I add the following to the henna paste:
- 1 tbsp of besan : this does not let henna stick to your hair
- 1 small packet of coffee: this gives a nice brown tinge
- 2 Eggs: this gives extra conditioning and right consistency to apply henna on hair.
Consistency of henna paste is very important. If it is too runny, it will keep dripping on your face and clothes. If it is too thick, it will be difficult to apply. The ideal consistency is like a thick dosa batter!
For easy wash, a shower cap can be worn so that the applied henna does not get too dry. After applying, I leave it for 2 hours and then wash it without shampoo. At night, I apply warm mustard oil. It helps in intensifying the colour. Even when mehndi is applied on hand, we apply mustard oil on hands for the same reason. Anyways, I apply shampoo the next day. This whole procedure is a little long but I feel it is worth it. After shampooing, the hair becomes very silky and soft. It remains manageable even without putting a conditioner. However, I still put serum for that extra control.
Overall, I am happy with the product. It provides really good conditioning to the hair. However, I did not notice any hair growth as such.
Pros of Patanjali Herbal Mehandi:
- Totally herbal
- It lives up to its claims of conditioning and colouring the hair well.
- There was a slight reduction in hair fall as well.
Cons of Patanjali Herbal Mehandi:
- Even though the expiry date is after 2 years, the colour intensity is less if used after a year.
- Does not colour the grey hair that well as it is not a pure henna powder.
IMBB Rating: 4.5/ 5.
Will I Repurchase Patanjali Herbal Mehandi?
Yes. In fact, this is my 3rd pack and I have already purchased the 4th one.
Do I Recommend Patanjali Herbal Mehandi?
Yes. If you are fond of henna, you should definitely give it a try.
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