Hi everyone! I have been suffering from major hair problems over the past few months and using SLS shampoos was doing no good. I wanted to switch over to brands that make shampoos with less chemical content. And with the evolving times and market demand, we all know there is no dearth of brands that make and sell organic skincare/haircare products. As I might have already told you, I’m leaning more towards organic skincare at the moment. However, I was rather skeptical to switch over to a new shampoo at a time when my hairs and scalp were at their vulnerable most. I had already inculcated hair oils and serums in my hair care regime and stuck to them religiously, but then my hairs certainly needed a less exposure to chemicals in the cleanser as well.
I have oily scalp and fine, dry hairs so needed to choose carefully. After a lot of speculation and decision makings and breakings, I settled on a Just Herbs shampoo – the 8 in 1 Nourishing Amla Neem variant. The ingredient list seemed assuring with heavyweight hair care gurus like amla, hibiscus and neem, and no SLS or parabens. So without further ado, I ordered the 200ml bottle from Nykaa. 🙂
Product Description :
Synergistically formulated shampoo to penetrate the hair shaft, strengthen the roots and nourish the scalp, while effectively cleansing the hair without stripping off its natural oils. It is a great combination of eight herbs – Amla, Hibiscus, Heena, Tigonella Seed, Neem, Vetiver, Wheatgerm Oil and Soy Lecithin. Indian gooseberry (Amla), for centuries, has been known to be effective for growth of healthy black hair, while wheatgerm oil acts as an antioxidant, soy lecithin softens and repairs damaged hair thus reducing the dryness and brittleness associated with lack of nutrients necessary for a healthy hair growth. Hibiscus naturally darkens hair colour and prevents premature greying, while neem and methi seed extracts deeply nourish and condition the hair roots thus controlling excessive hair fall.
- Contains certified organic Indian Gooseberry (Amla), Neem, Hibiscus and Henna
- Free from petrochemicals, parabens, SLS/SLES PEG/PPG, Genetically modified ingredients(GMO) and other synthetic ingredients
The Just Herbs 8 in 1 Nourishing Amla Neem shampoo retails for INR 525 for 200ml. It is available at major e-commerce websites apart from the Just Herbs official website.
My Overview of the Product :
The Just Herbs 8 in 1 Nourishing Amla Neem shampoo comes in a sturdy transparent plastic bottle, with a pump dispenser. I have already professed my love for pump dispensers in my Liquid Neutrogena review post. 🙂 The transparent bottle that helps monitor quantity also adds up to the convenience of the packaging. The shampoo is a yellowish green color, and has a runny consistency. But the pump helps to keep control over the amount of product dispensed. It has a mild herbaceous fragrance with subtle hints of floral and citrusy. I quite like the freshness of the fragrance. 🙂
Coming to its efficacy, this Just Herbs shampoo only lathers moderately but I’m not complaining here at all. I have shoulder length hair and need around 3-4 full pumps to cleanse heavily oiled hair. On only a greasy second day scalp sans oil, 2 full pumps is enough. I was so relieved that it didn’t increase my hair fall on the first wash, which is a common occurrence on switching shampoos. It effectively cleans the hair and scalp without stripping off moisture from the strands, unlike quite a few herbal shampoos. If using on a non-oiled hair, I compulsorily follow it up with a conditioner. Otherwise my fine hairs tend to get flyaways and feel a little dry. 😛
Since neem is a disinfectant, I expected this shampoo to rid my scalp of dandruff. Although it has worked wonderfully teamed with the Juicy Chemistry hair serum for itchy and flaky scalp (I can’t stop thanking it for what it has done for my mane, review coming soon! 🙂 ), it has not completely eliminated it. It has even reduced my hair fall to some extent. I don’t lose as many hairs as I used to with my previous chemically loaded shampoo. 🙂 Furthermore, it does not make my hair rough and leaves behind a fresh fragrance that stays on for the next few hours.
Amla (Emblicca Officianalis)*, Neem (Azadirachta Indica)*, Hibiscus (Hibiscus Rosa Sinensis)*, Vetiver (Vetiveria zizanioides), Henna (lawsonia Inermis)*, Fenugreek (Trigonella Foenum Graecum), Wheatgerm oil (Triticum aestivum), Soy lecithin, Aqua, Decyl Glucoside**, Cocoamidopropyl Betain, Cocoglucoside glyceryl oleate** Sodium cocoyl glutamate**, Dicaprylyl ether lauryl Acohol**, Acrylates copolymer, Triethanolamine, Disodium EDTA, Potassium sorbate, Sodium benzoate, Natural preservative (Herbs- Essential oilcomplex), Citric acid (ph adjuster), Fragrance.*Certified Organic **ECOCERT approved (Natural ingredient from renewable resources)
The ingredient list is pretty impressive, isn’t it? 🙂 Find all details on the Just Herbs website.
The Final Verdict :
I was quite apprehensive on changing shampoos because I didn’t want to subject my scalp and hair to sudden pH changes. I was not ready to lose more hairs in making the adjust. But now I can say I am glad to have made the switch. 🙂 And there was this miraculous hair serum taking care of my hair concerns in the background, that dared me to go for the change. I am satisfied with the Just Herbs 8 in 1 Nourishing Amla Neem shampoo on the whole. The packaging is certainly very convenient, the fragrance pleasant and results good. Those with dry or frizzy hair must follow up with a conditioner. I only wish it took care of dandruff concerns too.
I have come across Just Herbs quite a few times on social media and the products looked good. This shampoo is the first that I tried from them and it definitely did not disappoint me. And now I would love to try out their other products too. 🙂
My Rating : 4/5
Have you tried any products from Just Herbs yet? Let me know in the comments below!