Coming from the house of the most popular hair care brand Indulekha, the newly launched Indulekha Bringha Hair Cleanser is targeted to fight severe hair loss problems. Every bottle claims to contain 9 Full Bhringraj Plant Extracts whose hair benefits are widely known. The brands makes some promising claims and myself being a regular user of their oil couldn’t miss getting it, especially when it was meant to be used along with the hair oil for effective hair loss prevention and hair regrowth. Now that, I have been possessing the hair cleanser for quite sometime, keep reading to know what I think about it.
Indulekha Bringha Hair Cleanser is not your regular shampoo but an ayurvedic medicine for hairfall. Enriched with Bhringraj, a herb known in Ayurveda as Keshaj ” The king of Hair”. Extracts from Bhringraj plant are known for its medicinal properties of reviving and regenerating new hair. Indulekha Hair Cleanser contains herbs like Amla, Tulsi, Rosemary and Shikakai. It helps to restore natural goodness of your hair, improve hair health and reduce hair fall. Suitable for all hair types.
Ingredients of Indulekha Bringha Hair Cleanser:
Each 10 ml contains : Bhringraj – 1000 mg, Amla – 40 mg, Tulsi – 80 gm, Neem – 400 gm, Madhyantika – 400 gm, Shikakai- 120 gm , Rosemary- 200 gm.
Excipients: Shampoo Base Q.S.
Preservatives: DMDM Hydantoin, Methylchloroispthiazolinone and Methylisothiazolinone.
The packaging says No Added Fragrance and No Added Colour.
- Bhringraj (Eclipta alba) is an excellent herb known to arrest hair fall. It’s natural cooling properties cools down your scalp and alleviates stress to a great extent.
- Amla (Phyllanthus emblica) contains tons of essentials fatty acids which strengthens your hair follicles while providing luster to your hair.
- Tulsi (Ocimum sanctum) is a sacred herb that is improves blood circulation thereby promoting hair growth. Tulsi is also an effective ingredient to treat itchy scalp.
- Neem (Azadirachta sndica) has powerful medicinal properties. Neem helps to get rid of dandruff, lice and other scalp related problems such as itching and flaking.
- Madhyantika (Lawsonia inermis) commonly known as Henna is natural dying agent that also adds shine to your hair. Henna is also a conditoning agent that balances the scalp’s acid alkaline mantle.
- Shikakai (Acacia concinna) has been a part of our traditional hair care since ages. It is a wonderful cleanser, conditioner and hair growth promoter. It’s benefits are widely known to everyone.
- Rosemary (Rosemarinus officinalis) stimulates hair roots promoting faster hair growth. It also thickens and strengths hair strands.
It is also to be noted that it contains some chemical preservatives to increase shelf life and a shampoo base that does not declare it to be sulphate free. So despite being an ayurvedic formulation, Indulekha Bringha Hair Cleanser is not completely free of chemicals.
How to use Indulekha Bringha Hair Cleanser?
- Wet your scalp and hair thoroughly with water.
- Take required quantity of the shampoo on your palm.
- Massage the shampoo on your wet scalp, concentrating on the roots.
- Rinse thoroughly with lots of water.
- Repeat if necessary.
Best used with Indulekha Bringha Hair Oil. Recommended to be used thrice a week.
Price: 135 INR for 100 ml, 234 INR for 200 ml. Buy HERE.
My take on Indulekha Bringha Hair Cleanser:
Packaging: The hair cleanser has a basic shampoo bottle packaging with the flip opening cap. The bottle is opaque and brown colored just like Indulekha Hair Oil. Therefore it is difficult to see how much shampoo is still left in the bottle. The cleanser comes in variants of 100 ml and 200 ml. I bought the 100ml bottle which is quite compact and travel friendly. The back side of the bottle holds various details about the shampoo which includes price, manufacture date and expiry date. The shampoo has a shelf life of 2 years.
Fragrance: The shampoo smells predominantly of Bhringraj with an ayurvedic touch of other herbs. The scent is certainly sharp on the nose but it is not as strong as the hair oil. Also, only a faint note of the fragrance lingers on the hair post rinsing. So the scent is not a major disturbance to me.
Color: The shampoo is rich brown in color.
Texture: It is a smooth and thick gel based shampoo. Due to its dense consistency, it is easier to control the amount of product leading to no excessive usage.
Experience: I’ve been using this shampoo for more than a month now, using it atleast twice a week.
The formula is nice, perfect enough to create a good lather with a small quantity of the product. I use it directly on my wet scalp, but if you are going to dilute it, you will need more product to bring it to a lather. Upon shampooing, it gives a cooling sensation on my scalp which is so calming and refreshing. The shampoo also rinses off easily without giving the feel of any slippery residue left behind. The shampoo is able to remove dirt and impurities effectively in one wash.
However, whenever I had oiled my hair heavily with Indulekha Hair Oil or other denser oils, it fails to remove them completely. In that case, I require a double wash, which eventually gets rid of the oils thoroughly leaving my scalp and hair squeaky clean. I always let my hair air dry naturally without using any external heaters. Post drying, my hair feels soft and smooth, not that of silicone soft, but naturally soft. I like that! It also adds a lot of bounce to my thin hair making it appear that I have fuller, thicker hair strands. But that comes with its own cons, yes, my hair ends gets dry and frizzy by the end of the day while my shaft area is still soft. Ideally, a conditioner is needed with this shampoo, otherwise it causes hairfall due to breakage and dryness. I just use two drops of Argan oil on my ends to prevent tangles and dryness.
As for its hair growth claims, I do not believe that shampoos can do that. It does not cause any additional hair fall but at the same time I did not see any new hair growth as claimed. Simply put, the shampoo neither causes hairfall nor promotes hair growth. It just helps to maintain healthy hair without causing any adverse effects. It is a good maintenance shampoo according to me and it works great with the Indulekha Hair Oil. Try it if you have no major hair problems.
- Travel friendly bottle packaging.
- Good consistency.
- Foams up well for an ayurvedic shampoo.
- Rinses off easily.
- Cleans the scalp very well.
- Adds softness and bounce to the hair.
- Hair looks healthy and nourished.
- Helps with Dandruff to a certain extent.
- No added fragrance or color.
- Safe to use on artificially colored and permed hair.
- Sharp fragrance might be a turn off for some.
- No extraordinary effects.
- Does not reduce frizz and dryness.
- Conditioner or Serum is necessary.
- This is an ayurvedic shampoo but not a chemical free shampoo.
Do I recommended? Yes, it is a nice shampoo to maintain healthy hair. Though it does not give any extra benefits, it does not cause any additional hair problems.
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Guest Author: Sara