Biotique is a pro nature brand encompassing ranges of beauty potions from skincare to make-up. The entry into make-up cosmetics domain is quite recent though. Bioqtiue, has had a sweet sour relationship with me, as in, some products just conjured up magic for me, while some let me down miserably.
I am reviewing the Henna Leaf Shampoo from biotique, the only shampoo from this brand which works magic on my tresses. To mention, I have tried their walnut bark and neem shampoo and they did not live up to my expectations.
The Look : A light reddish brown gel like appearance, with a runny consistency .
The Smell: Very much herbal or ayurvedic sort of 🙂
My Take: The shampoo lathers luxuriantly, and yet maintains moisture balance on my normal hair. It cleans exuberantly and leaves a lingering herbal smell. Also, it highlights the hair with a burgundy tinge and even covers grey hair with a reddish hennalike hue. I love this shampoo for this very fact, as it painlessly imparts a henna tinge to my hair, without the hardwork. Also, it reduces product build up, cleans the hair of dirt and grime, to some extent works on dandruff too. It did not cause any adverse reactions on my hair.
But, I have a warning as it might dehydrate dry hair and it is better that people with dry hair stay away from it.
Summary : A great shampoo for normal to oily hair 🙂 that colors, cleans and conditions in one go. Not recommended for dry hair.
Product Score: 4/5
Price: 180 for 200 ml, also available online.
I am trying a Sunsilk shampoo after a long time actually and it makes me nostalgic of my childhood days, when we always had the black Sunsilk perched on our bathroom rack. I saw the bottle undergoing many changes, leaving me awestruck every time with its new form 🙂 . Recently, it was sent to me for review and I am more than happy to try it.
The Look : The shampoo has a runny consistency, and has a glistening shine to it and the conditioner is moderately thick in consistency. Both of them are pale powder green in color.
The Smell: Very fresh and energizing yet not over powering. I am loving it 🙂
Product Claims: It is claimed to have natural ingredients free of parabens, also infused with Ginseng Root extracts for added volume and hair growth. It is a co-creation of Sunsilk with Jamal Hammadi, who is a natural haircare expert.
My Take on the Shampoo: It lathers luxuriantly, unless you have hard water, which minimizes the lathering effect. The water in my area is soft and has very low mineral content due to which I experienced a great cleansing experience with it. One of my friends lives in a area, where the water is mostly hard due to the frequency of water tankers there, She also tried this shampoo and feels it did not lather as expected. After usage, the hair looks voluminous and bouncy, which is a great factor for people with thin hair, as it would definitely add to the volume. Overall a decent shampoo 🙂 . I cannot comment on whether it arrests hair fall or aides hair growth, as I have used it for a short period of time. I feel it would be a great shampoo for normal to oily hair as it cleans thorough and dry hair might feel drier after its usage.
Swatch of shampoo
My Take on the Conditioner: It is moderately thick in consistency and effectively de-tangles the hair. The hair becomes more manageable and tangle free after its usage. Overall a decent conditioner for normal to oily hair types. It may not be that hydrating on dry hair.
Swatch of Conditioner
Overall Pros and cons of the shampoo and conditioner….. the first five points on the pros list describe the shampoo…..
- Lather well unless you have hard water
- Cleans well
- Smells great
- Gives bounce and volume to hair which lasts for few days, good for people with thin hair
- Good for normal to oily hair
- The conditioner de-tangles well
- The conditioner makes the hair more manageable
- Might not suit dry hair
- Ingredients list is not completely natural
Price : Shampoo 340 ml costs INR 219 and Conditioner 80 ml costs INR 64.
Product Score: 3.5/5
PR Sample. The review is honest to my experience.
Few months back , I was undergoing a spell of endless hair loss, that I could find clumps whenever I ran my hands through my mane. This let out a shiver through me, and I was on the lookout of some potion which could arrest it right away. During one of those hopping, I thought I ought to give this shampoo a try :). Just to mention, my hair fall was due to water in the area I lived, some days back we shifted which put an end to this unruly loss of mane, though some amount still exists which I feel is within limits.
The color and texture : A runny transparent liquid.
The smell: Woody and berry, its difficult to describe actually ! Yes, I can assure it shall not bother you, as it disappears after drying.
My experience: Yes it does volumize , makes the hair look fluffy , though not like it resembles a bird’s nest 😛 . When used alone, without a conditioner the effect is more pronounced and the hair looks more dry , so I make it a point to use a conditioner always when I shampoo with this. The result is to some extent volume infused hair. It is drying in nature, so people with dry hair should avoid it for good. Ideally it would suit , normal to oily hair like mine. Over all, a shampoo worth trying, which adds some volume to the tresses.
Price: INR 550
Summary: Volumizes to some extent, it is ideal for oily hair and might be good for normal hair type too. People with dry hair should better avoid it, as it has drying properties. Also, a conditioner is a must when this is used.
Product Score: 3.5/5..
Those who follow my blog, Know my love for Patanjali products 🙂 . This is product is another such, which has left me impressed.
The Look: A opaque black liquid, which is fairly thick but not too runny. Looks similar to the Sunsilk Black shine shampoo.
The Aroma: Not bad, and it goes away after sometime. It smells of talcum powders.
My Take: Its a fairly good shampoo, which is gentle on the hair and definitely adds shine to the mane. This is its best part 🙂 . I like reetha for its cleansing and shine imparting features, also its ideal for oily scalps. It lather luxuriously and leaves the hair smooth and shiny, though I need the use of a conditioner after the wash. I am impressed by all three of the shampoos I used from Patanjali. One word, it might be drying for dry hair.
Price: INR 85
Summary: Highly recommended especially to oily haired beauties, and those whose hair tends to accumulate dirt and oil 🙂 . Might be drying for dry hair. The con is its packaging which is very flimsy. A great shampoo on budget.
Product Score: 4/5
See the broken flip cap 😦