Last month when I made a sudden trip to my hometown, I had forgotten to bring a shampoo along with me. So I had the chance to experiment with Himalaya Herbals Anti-Hairfall Shampoo which was available there for family use. You know that one tall shampoo bottle which every family has ! Let’s see how it faired for me during my three weeks stay there.
It comes in a variety of quantities. It retails at Rs.70 for 100 ml ,Rs.110 for 200 ml , Rs.187 for 400 ml. It is easily available everywhere both in stores as well as online.
My take on Himalaya Herbals Anti-Hairfall Shampoo:
The shampoo is housed in a standard Himalaya tall white plastic bottle with green flip cap. The cap shuts tightly so there is no chance of spillage or leakage. The shampoo has a soft floral fragrance which is nice and mild. It is pearly white in color and has a smooth medium consistency, not too thick or too runny.
Coming to my hair type, I have waist length, straight, thin hair that is more on the drier side. Normally I take a small quantity of the product and dilute it in a mug in order to avoid chemical damage. With this shampoo, I could see that it lathered moderately, not too much. Both when diluted and undiluted.
Day one, when I tried on my hair without oiling, I felt that it cleansed my oily scalp very well and gave a nice bounce to my thin hair. But my hair was slightly tangled and unmanageable. I had to very carefully untangle them to avoid hair breakage. This gave me a not so good first impression (P.S I did not use a conditioner post washing as I didn’t have one there)
After two days I decided to try it on oiled hair. I used Kronokare Anti Turm Oil which is quite thick and nourishing. This time post washing, my hair was soft, smooth and had no dry ends. The tangles were minimal and manageable. So I would say with this shampoo, conditioning your hair is a MUST. Either deep condition it with an oil pre-washing or use a commercially available conditioner post washing.
I used the shampoo 2-3 times a week and during the three weeks I noticed that there was no major hairfall when oiled. But if I don’t oil or say condition, the process is reverse. I shed a whole lot of hair strands due to that all tangling. Now that I’m back home, I stopped using it and I have mixed feelings with this shampoo. I liked the voulme it gave but hated the dryness it caused. Overall, For me it was more like a volumzing shampoo rather than anti-hairfall shampoo.
- Gentle on hair.
- Gives a squeaky cleaned scalp.
- Gets rinsed off easily leaving no residue behind
- Gives a nice bounce and volume.
- Does not weigh down my flat thin hair.
- Super affordable.
- Easily available everywhere.
- It contains silicones and sulphates.
- Hair can be tangled and unmanageable if used without conditioner.
- Not for very dry hair.
- Not very efficient in reducing hair fall.
In short, Himalaya Herbals Anti-Hairfall Shampoo is a decent herbal shampoo that has good cleansing ability and gives good volume and bounce to thin hair. I would recommend to always use a conditioner along with this shampoo as it can be drying and lead to unnecessary tangling. Since its super cheap, ladies with short hair and oily scalp can give this a shot and ladies with dry hair, Stay Away from this shampoo.
I hope you find this review helpful. Has you tried Himalaya Herbals Anti-Hairfall Shampoo? If so share your thoughts in the comments section below. See you in my next, until then take care,