This post is a review of Prakriti Herbals Revitalising shampoo, one of my favourite, gentle shampoo.
I was introduced to Prakriti Herbals early in my sulfate-free shampoos exploration. The exploration of new sulfate-free shampoo brought me to the doors of this brand. I contacted them on Facebook with my requirements and they promptly replied to my queries. They recommended me to try Revitalising shampoo, and since then, I have used almost 5 bottles of this shampoo.
Let’s find out why I have used this shampoo multiple times in my review of Prakriti Herbals Revitalising shampoo.
The shampoo comes in a transparent, plastic bottle with a nozzle at the top. Nozzle controls the amount of product dispensed. Till now, I never had any issue with packaging, but in the last bottle, the nozzle is locked with a plastic. I tried to remove it, but somehow, it got stuck and would not come out, effectively making the nozzle useless. I had to open the entire rotate cap to take out the product, which was a bit difficult while taking a bath.
The company claims this shampoo is suitable for all hair types, including chemically treated hair.
One of the things I really like about this particular shampoo is that the ingredient list is pretty small compared to other products. It mainly consists of natural ingredients which are suitable for all age and hair type.
Once I ran out of my daughter’s shampoo, so I just checked with Prakriti Herbals FB group if I can use this for my then 2 years’ old daughter. They promptly replied that since no harmful chemicals are used, this can be used for babies as well as kids. Really impressive to find a shampoo that suits and works well for adults and kids alike.
The shampoo is pink in colour and has a runny texture. This shampoo adds a dash of colour and looks warm in the bathroom counter.
The texture of the shampoo is runny, due to which you may tend to use more than required. I generally mix my shampoo with water while applying, but due to its texture, it was difficult to gauge how much to dilute this. This also resulted in using more than usual quantity.
It has a refreshing, rosy smell which stays on for some time. I have observed, even though the scent fades during the day, it is revived whenever hair gets damp. The smell is revived and is refreshingly welcome after a sweaty workout.
It is an affordable, gentle shampoo costing Rs 279 for 200ml
My experience with Prakriti Herbals Revitalising shampoo
As already mentioned, the fragrance provides a refreshing bath experience. Overuse aside, the runny consistency ensures the shampoo is easy to spread and covers the entire scalp quickly. It generates nice lather which cleans up easily without leaving any residue behind.
One point, though, this stings eyes, so be careful while applying. Shut your eyes tight while applying and washing off. Because of this, it is difficult to use this shampoo for kids, even though ingredients are all safe to use.
I I have used this on oiled as well as non-oiled hair, and it has cleaned hair effectively in one wash. On oiled hair, I tend to use a little bit more and leave it for a couple of minutes to let it do its cleaning. After two minutes, I wash my hair with lukewarm to cold water and follow up with a good conditioner. When used on non-oiled hair, I use a smaller quantity and wash it off in less than a minute.
Even though this adds little softness to my hair, it is not enough to totally skip conditioner. Hence, I will say, conditioner is a must with this shampoo.
Post-air-dry my hair is clean with little bounce.
This shampoo did not cause any significant hair fall, itching scalp or back acne. It did not treat the hair fall, but then it does not make any claims about treating any hair problems. The company claims it will deliver clean hair with natural ingredients, and it meets its promise.
I would recommend this to anyone looking fora natural, gentle shampoo. Skip this if you are looking to solve any specific hair problem.
I have already repurchased this shampoo multiple times. This is my in-between shampoo, which I use when my current trial product is over, and I yet have to get my hands on a new product/brand.
3.5 spoons of happiness for providing good bathing experience with natural ingredients. 1.5 spoons deducted for packaging, not solving any hair fall problem and teary eyes.
Check out my list of 31 sulfate-free shampoos to try in India.