It is already hot even before the official start of the Summer and what more do we need other than having a calming shower with soothing fragrance. And when it is a body shop Product there is no turning back. I love all their products especially there is always a special love for bath and body products. And this particular variant was there in my bucket list for quite a long time and when there was a black-Friday offer I just jumped in and grabbed this as my first product. Let’s see if it deserves all the hype.
Price: Rs 945 for 400 ml
Product Description: Refresh and soothe your scalp with this invigorating shampoo. Blended with potent ginger from Sri Lanka, this iconic anti-dandruff shampoo by The Body Shop gently clears loose flakes and soothes dry scalps. Complete with ginger extract, birch bark extract, white willow bark extract and Community Trade honey from Ethiopia. Perfectly-sized for a fresh scalp and fragrant hair wherever you travel Enriched with ginger from Sri Lanka and Community Trade honey from Ethiopia 100% vegetarian Ideal for dry/flaky scalps.
Ingredients: Aqua – Water, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Cocamide DEA, Cocamidopropyl Betaine – Surfactants, Sodium Chloride – Viscosity Modifier, Polysorbate 20 – Emulsifier, Piroctone Olamine – Antidandruff Agent, Panthenol, Dimethicone Propyl PG-Betaine, Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, Salix Alba Bark Extract (white willow) – Conditioning Agents, Propylene Glycol, Glycerin – Humectants, Mel, Zingiber Officinalis Root Extract (ginger), Evernia Prunastri Extract (oak moss) – Natural Additives, Citric Acid – pH Adjuster, Disodium EDTA – Chelating Agent, Linalool, Limonene, Betula Alba Bark Extract, Citral, Citronellol – Fragrances, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Salicylate, Methylparaben, Isobutylparaben, Propylparaben, Butylparaben, Ethylparaben, Benzyl Alcohol – Preservatives.
Packaging: It comes in a gigantic big plastic bottle packaging and the whole bottle is printed with all the information. To say in detail, this bottle is loaded with every single info about the product that you point your finger randomly at any point on it you will end up seeing some detail. I am not sure if I like the packaging since I found it to be over printed with all the details. Since it is 400 ml one obviously it is not travel-friendly, if required we can transfer it to some other tiny bottle and take it along with us. Top of the bottle has flip cap which is very sturdy and dispense right amount of product
Fragrance: It smells strongly of Ginger as the name says and people with sensitive nose can very well skip the product since the smell tends to be very strong and stays for quite some time. But I found it to be a kind of refreshing smell though in the beginning the term Ginger was not going well with me.
More about the product: As you all know TBS does not tests its products on animals to which I give a big thumbs up and this particular product is loaded with strong ingredients which removes all the flakes from your hair right from your first wash. To talk about how it worked on me, I am left with only little of the product which will last me for another 2 wash by which I am trying to convey that I am super eligible to talk about this Shampoo.
Firstly, it is a clear transparent gel based shampoo which lathers well maybe be because of the presence of SLS. And secondly, very small amount is required for one wash. To be very frank, I had itching sensation in my first two washes and I was very disappointed with that fact that I discontinued using it. And I also had very bad dandruff that time and was making me feel more miserable as I invested so much money on this trusting to solve my dandruff issues. Then my roommate who is a big time hoarder of TBS came with a suggestion for me to dilute the shampoo gel with more water and to use it, and it worked amazingly. So on my scalp diluted version worked well and cleared all the dandruff whereas the raw concentrated one made my scalp aggravated and made it feel itchier.
I have curly hair and people with curly hair will know this term for sure “CG friendly” (Curly Girl). So this shampoo is definitely not CG friendly as it has SLS which tends to be very harsh for the hair. The only downside of this product is that it makes the hair extremely dry post wash which makes you to grab the conditioner for sure.
- Clears dandruff effectively.
- Presence of Piroctone Olamine and zinc pyrithione which are known. for its anti-dandruff agents.
- Removes extra Oil from the scalp.
- Not tested on animals.
- Silicone free.
- Gel like consistency.
- Presence of SLS and few other harmful chemicals.
- Need Conditioner Post usage of this shampoo.
- Makes hair super dry.
- Fragrance might be bothersome to few.
- Concentrated version made my scalp itchy.
ZZM Rating: 3/5
Author: Renuka Vivek