The viscous liquid used for cleaning hair is known as shampoo. It is an essential haircare product.
The ingredients of your shampoo decides how effective the cleansing action of your shampoo is. A shampoo generally consist of a surfactant combined with a co-surfactant. The general surfactant is Sodium Lauryl Sulfate and the common co-surfactant is cocamidopropyl betaine which is mixed with water.
What is a herbal shampoo?
The hair cleanser preparation made with use of traditional ayurvedic herbs is a herbal shampoo.
They are generally used for removing oils, dandruff, environmental pollution, dirt etc.
Herbal shampoos avoid usage of chemicals in their ingredients.
They are meant to provide nutrients to scalp and hair. Apart from the gentle cleansing, it is meant to deliver the effective benefits of herbs to the hair strands.
My Recent pick from the Herbal Shampoos:
Four A ventures Amla Shikakai Shampoo:
My favourite handpicked shampoo is the Four A Ventures Amla and shikakai shampoo which has Amla and shikakai as its ingredients.
Being a significant source of essential vitamins, Shikakai gives a collagen boost to the scalp. It also prevents free radical damage by working as a great source of anti oxidant.
Amla contains vitamin C whose surplus can help to bring pre-mature greying of hair to a halt. It also works effectively for treatment of dandruff.
The high iron and carotene content also initiates hair growth.
It contains Sodium Lauryl Ether sulfate, Coco Betaine, Cocomonoethanolamide, Cocodiethanolamide, Propylene Glycol, Glycerin, Aloe Vera Exact, Perfume, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Methyl Paraben, Citric Acid and Propyl Paraben.
The quantity of these constituents are given clearly on the package which brings transparency.
Also, this company does not put up any fake claims to be Paraben and sulfate free.
Fragrance, Colour and texture :
The Ingredients – Amla and Shikakai justifies the pleasing herbal fragrance and brown colour which shampoo has.
The shampoo should be applied in an appropriate quantity onto wet hair and massaged properly to form lather.
It should be rinsed off afterwards and repeated if desired.
I used this shampoo twice a week to analyze the results.
I found this shampoo very mild and gentle to my scalp.
Enriched with Amla and Shikakai extracts, it gave my hair a healthy look.
I am not so sure about hairfall but this shampoo effectively treats the dandruff.
It costs for Rs 269 for 200 ml which is a fair price.
It is available on flipkart.