Correction, it is actually a mud aloe shampoo and conditioner by Nirvaaha. This came to me with a very high recommendation and with the earlier products that I had used from Nirvaaha, I was pretty sure that this would not fail my expectations. I have used their ubtans, soaps hair packs and the shampoo till now and as I write the list I am making a mental note whats pending a review.
Coming back to the shampoo, it has no fragrance and it does not lather, so if you like either of these qualities in your shampoo, don’t buy this one. I picked this one because I was specifically looking for organic shampoos. The market in India is pretty limited when it comes to organic products and when you hear of a potential product, you know you want to try it.
The texture of the powder is very smooth to the touch and I use about one heaped tablespoon for my hair length which is super short. You will need add water slowly to get the desired mix. I don’t like the paste runny, so I mix the paste to a slightly thick consistency. I like it that way because it makes it easier for me to massage into the scalp. The first time I used this I had oiled my hair and the results were ineffective. I had to use a shampoo to get the oil off the hair. So please keep in mind that this shampoo is ineffective when you have oiled your hair.
The second time I used it as a shampoo, it dried out my hair completely because I used too much of the powder and I actually kept it for 20 minutes using it as a hair pack as against the mentioned 10 minutes. Post that, whenever I used it, I take a heaped tablespoon , mix it to the desired consistency, wet my hair thoroughly before massaging it and leaving it on for 10 minutes. The end result is fantastic. I have a lovely bounce and shine in my hair. It has not eliminated the dandruff issue that seems to have stuck on for the longest time ever, but it has reduced the itchiness and there has been a slight reduction in the dandruff.
Price and availability
Priced at INR 150 for a 100 gm powder, it is inexpensive and You can view the range of products at Natural Mantra, Lady Blush, Box Tree, UnwrapIndia and CraftsVilla. You can also order from them,which is something I prefer because I get to chat with the owners and figure out what may suit me and what won’t and based on the recommendations I order for products.
I will recommend this one because it is packed with everything natural and organic. But note that the results will not show in one wash, you need to be patient and use this at least a couple of times to have healthier hair.
About Nirvaaha Mud Aloe Shampoo & Conditioner : Good Conditioning Shampoo for Dull, Damaged and Dry hair. It results in a healthy, dandruff free scalp and shiny bouncy hair. Mud Aloe Shampoo eliminates toxins, dandruff, bacteria and impurities from the scalp/skin. It improves the blood circulation in the top skin layer thereby making the skin healthy and fresh. It improves dull and damaged hair and imparts a shiny, bouncy look to hair. Clay and Aloe are high in nutrients that are good for both skin and hair. This Mud Aloe powder can be used as a shampoo and also as a face and body cleanser.
Ingredients: Nutrient rich Black Clay from the River-bed, Aloe-vera and Sarora. This products is free from Preservatives, Chemicals, Artificial Colors or Fragrances.
How to use : Mix 1 tablespoon of Mud Aloe powder in enough water to make a paste. Wet your hair and massage the paste into your hair roots using your finger tips. Leave on for 10 minutes and then wash off with plain water. No need to use a shampoo. Avoid applying oil in your hair before using the Mud Aloe shampoo. This can be used on face and body also.
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