When I looked up the Iraya shampoo and the details at the Iraya website, I was quite happy that I managed to lay my hands on a perfectly good shampoo.It was only post delivery that I actually had a look at the ingredients in the shampoo and let me say, that I felt cheated. You know when you use a product as brilliant as their Mandinta Ubtan, you expect something equally excellent or maybe better. And when it does not keep up to the expectations, it is a huge disappointment. Anyway, here is the review.
Iraya Classic Shikakai Shampoo
The first thing that I noticed in theis shampoo was the fragrance, it smelt like, let me put it very mildly, a disinfectant. The shampoo has a gel like consistency and it lathers very well. It cleans your hair but the after fragrance that it leaves is not that great. You would definitely need a conditioner post this, since I did not have the conditioner by Iraya, I used my regular conditioner that is Jungle by Lush.
Just the shampoo left my hair quite dry and unmanageable.
Price and shelf life: This 150 ml of shampoo bottle is priced at Rs. 345 and it has a shelf life of two tears from the date of manufacture.
Will I recommend this?: No. I guess the major let down was that Iraya did not be transparent about all the ingredients that went into the shampoo. So if you are looking at something natural and organic, please strike this product off your list. If you are alright with it not being organic, go ahead and make a purchase.
Ideal for cleansing & reviving thereby maintaining the natural oil balance of scalp.
For all hair types and sensitive scalp
A classic formula “Shikakai” is made with concentrated extracts of the shikakai fruit, rosemary and lime. Ideal for cleansing and reviving all hair types and sensitive scalp, while ensuring that the natural oil balance of the scalp is not disturbed. Regular use promotes strong and healthy hair.
Usage:Shake the bottle well before use. Apply to wet hair and scalp. Gently massage in for 2 minutes. Wash off. For best results, follow with a suitable Iraya hair conditioner. For excessively dry scalp, apply an Iraya hair oil for 30 minutes before shampooing.
Ingredients:shikakai, rosemary, lime & mandarin oil
Note the ingredients. This list is incomplete. One look at it and you would consider this to be a natural shampoo, but sadly it is not.
Here is the complete list of the ingredients: Aqua, Shikakai, Sodium Laureth Sulphate (SLS), CDEA, CMEA, Grapefruit Seed Extract, Phenoxyethanol, Essential oils of Rosemary, Lime and Mandarin. The ones that I have underlined are not mentioned in any of the online websites.