Indian women are known for their beautiful, luscious hair. The secret behind those long, dense and luxurious hair are the age old traditions and recipes which were used by our grandmothers. Women have been caring and nurturing their hair without any supplements or styling products for centuries and these secrets are passed on to generations. Apart from some eating habits, one thing that all indian women swear by is oiling their hair.
When I was young my mother never allowed my hair to be without oil. She gave me a nice ‘Champi’ or head massage twice a weak. At that time I hated it. But now I understand the importance of that. Many beauty gurus too emphasize the importance of a good head massage. It strengthens hair roots, conditions scalp, prevents dandruff and keeps you relaxed.
In India, many people don’t use just coconut or olive oil to massage their hair. Instead they use oils infused with many herbs like, Hibiscus, Bhringaraj, Brahmi, Amla (indian gooseberry) etc. So, Today I am going to review Kama Ayurveda Bringadi Intensive Hair Treatment Oil.
Price : ₹ 545 (for 100 ml)
Shelf life : 3 years.
- Indigofera Tinctoria leaf extract (Indigo extract)
- Cardiospermum Halicacabum leaf extract (Balloon vine)
- Eclipta Prostrata leaf extract (Bhringaraja)
- Phyllanthus Emblica fruit juice (Amla or Indian Gooseberry)
- Sesamum Indicum seed oil (Sesame oil)
- Cocos Nucifera fruit extract (Coconut fruit extract)
- Lac (a natural resin)
- Glycyrrhiza Glabra root powder (Liquorice)
- Rosmarinus Officinalis leaf oil (Rosemary oil)
- Lavendula Hybrida oil (Lavender oil)
What I love in this product :
Kama Ayurveda is one of the top Ayurvedic beauty brands available in the market. So I had very high expectations with the product. I have used most of the oil and was saving some only for the purpose of this review. The oil has thin consistency and non sticky texture. It looks black coloured in the bottle but if you look at the single drop, that is purplish red in colour.
The smell of the oil is something on which I would like to emphasize here. To be exact it smells like ‘Achaar ka tel’. Indians will understand this expression easily. For the rest of the nationalities, it smells herbal and kind of spice like, which is not the most pleasant fragrance for a hair oil. But that is how Bhringaraja oil smells. If you can bear the smell it can do wonders for you.
I apply this oil at night and massage my scalp lightly with fingertips. Though the bottle calls for keeping it only for 30 minutes but I prefer to keep it overnight. I wash my hair in the morning with a mild shampoo. For that I use Himalaya Herbals Anti-Hair Fall Shampoo. I don’t use conditioner as this oil has conditioning effect already.
My hair feel soft and manageable. It has also reduced my hair fall to some extent. I don’t see any darkening effect on the grey strands but then I don’t think any hair oil can reverse premature greying. Overall, I am quite happy with it and I recommend this oil for people who have brittle or rough hair. But don’t expect anything drastic as these things take time and concerted efforts on many levels.
- Make hair soft, smooth and manageable. You won’t need any conditioner after this.
- Reduces hair fall with regular use.
- An Ayurvedic preparation. Does not contain mineral oil and artificial fragrance.
- It’s Made In India.
- Not tested on animals
- Smells like mango pickel.
- It’s pricey.
- Availability might be an issue.
Final rating : 8 / 10.
Recommendation : Yes, I recommend this oil if you can shell out that much money for 100 ml oil. But one can also prepare Bhringaraja oil at home. If you can’t, then try this one. It’s really good.
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