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Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Sunsilk Natural Recharge Strong and Abundant Shampoo Review

Sunsilk shampoos have been a part of my life ever since I can remember. I clearly remember using a green one during my school days. Then came the black and then the pink. I took a break from them for a while and tried out a few brands like Garnier, Dove, etc but none cam up to that level.

Then I discovered the Matrix one and used if for quite a long time . But when Sunsilk launched the 'Perfectly Straight' range sometime back, I could not resist trying it out. Was good and my hair felt a lot more straight than usual. Ok...my hair is almost straight but with a few waves that crop up at times. With the 'Perfect Straight' shampoo, I felt that one has to lightly comb out the still damp hair to see tangible results. Was quite happy with it except for the little dry spell that my hair has been going through. Being a hands-on mommy hardly leaves me with much time to do regular oiling and a subsequent hot towel treatment.

That is when I got the Sunsilk Natural recharge Shampoo and Conditioner (provided by the brand itself) for a review. Have tried it out for 2 1/2 weeks before writing this review. So, read on -

The shampoo comes in a opaque light green bottle that is quite sleek and attractive. At a price of Rs 132/- for 180 ml, it is quite affordable. On pouring out some shampoo into the palm, one can catch some fine shimmer in it but the best part is the fruity smell. I loved the smell of this shampoo that lingers on for a whole day in my hair. Sunsilk always makes great smelling shampoos I feel. I usually oil my hair the night before, so it took me two washes to get all that oil out of my hair. It lathered fine and my hair felt quite soft and healthy right after the wash. ( Note - I always dilute the shampoo before using it )

I followed it with the Sunsilk Natural recharge Conditioner which is a thick light green product without any great smell.  It is priced at Rs 64/- for a 80 ml inverted tube. It worked nicely on my hair ends and I was able to de-tangle them with my hands. Left it on for 2 minutes before washing it off with cold water. I followed it with a towel dry but skipped the hair serum the first time I tried this range. But I repented it by the time my hair had dried. So I used some serum and my hair looked fine. And it stayed quite nice for the entire day. However, the next day was a different story. My hair looked limp and dry and felt a bit rough. As I was already having dry hair, this product seemed to have made it worse. But I still used it for another two weeks albeit in a diluted form and regularly used the serum as well. However, I could not find that it made any difference to my hair. No 5 times stronger/thicker hair.

So, putting everything in a nutshell -

Plus -

1.  Affordable price.
2. Sturdy packaging. The lid does not become loose or come off after a few washes ( Patanjali Shampos are worst in this department ). Can be carried while travelling.
3. Lovely smell . (Best part I think)
4. Leaves hair clean in two washes.
5. Paraben Free formula.
6. Hair is quite soft and manageable on first day.

Minus -

1. Does nothing for my dry hair.
2. Hair feels quite dry and rough on the second day. (Maybe this is because I already have dry hair)
3. It is not a SLS free formula
4. The Ginseng root extract and oil comes towards the end in the list of ingredients. So, not sure how much of it is present in the product to give some perceptible benefits.
5. The 5X thicker hair is just a claim. ( I guess it is easier to use models with great DNA and experts stylists to create a catchy advert than to actually make a good shampoo or any product for that matter )

Overall rating - It would rate it a 3/5 . And I would definitely not repurchase it.

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