Hello glamorous girls 🙂 With Christmas ending, the year 2015 is also nearing to a close, paving way for 2016. And New year spells the opportunity to doll up, let one’s hair down and soak in fun and frolic. Isn’t it? 🙂 Given my fixation with organic/herbal and cruelty-free stuff, I bought yet another herbal shampoo. It is Meghdoot Satritha Shampoo. It is a product that comes from the renowned brand “Khadi”, is cruelty-free and 100% vegan.
But is it 100% pure/organic? It is worth one’s time, money and patience? Does it work on all hair types or is tailor-made for some specific hair tyes? Having used it for a week, I stand in a position to answer these questions of yours 🙂 It goes without saying that today I will be sharing Meghdoot Satritha Shampoo Review. Read on to find how it performed on my parameters of evaluation.
Price of Meghdoot Satritha Shampoo : Rs.115/- for 300 ml
Directions for use : Gently massage 5-10 ml of Meghdoot Satritha on scalp and hair from roots to tips and leave the preparation for a few minutes. Rinse off with water or use as directed by the physician.
Shelf life : 36 Months
Color : brown
Smell : Very fruity and refreshing
What Meghdoot Satritha Shampoo claims
- An Ayurvedic product
- pH balanced with herbal actives
- Free from harmful chemicals
- Clinically tested for efficacy
- Not tested on animals
My experience with Meghdoot Satritha Shampoo
Packed in a cylindrical plastic bottle with a simple cap on top and no additional packaging (cap or plastic layer inside for double-protection or to avert spillage), Meghdoot Satritha Shampoo is flimsy, leakage-prone and not travel-friendly. While the cap is sturdy yet if not closed properly, it will surely spill. These are basic packaging characteristics that the producers should have paid heed to. Therefore, in terms of overall packaging, I find it below par.
Meghdoot Satritha Shampoo looks mainly like honey in appearance. The texture is neither runny nor thick. It is not even creamy. I’d say it is somewhat like a gel with a slightly runny consistency. The fragrance is simply like that of a luxurious, high-end bubble bath 🙂 It is transient and would stay for a day at best. But it really refreshes your olfactory senses the moment you lift the cap to release the shampoo!
My hair type is dry and in compliance with my overnight hot oiling session and application of curd next morning, I used this shampoo to wash off what all I had applied on my hair. One wash wan’t sufficient to get rid off the oil and curd. In fact, it took me two washes to get rid of all the residues. Having said that the lather produced was good but somewhat ineffective in removing what all I had applied on my scalp. My hair, after two washes, felt cleaner, cooler and refreshed but after a few hours, my hair felt all the more dry.
Perhaps this could be because the shampoo claims to contain shikakai extracts and shikakai, as we all know though is an effective cleanser yet has a drying effect. My hair being dry already felt even more dry. Because of this, I don’t find it suitable for those with dry or extremely dry hair.
Those with oily hair also may not find it of much use because in my case, I had to use it twice to get rid of the oil I had applied the night before so, if you’re aiming to get rid of the excess oil that your scalp secretes, you may have to use it two or more times in one wash.
The point which compels me to raise my eyebrows is that it has SLS and that too a whooping 195 mg per ml. So, if we do the calculation, the bottle although is being sold under the innocuous tag of a “herbal shampoo” yet has an alarmingly huge amount of chemical content in it too.
Meghdoot Satritha Shampoo on the whole, is just another shampoo in the market with a huge chemical composition. If you have oily air, one wash won’t suffice. If you have dry hair, you may feel that your scalp is cleansed and relaxed initially but later, it will dry out even more. Normal hair, if wants to, can go for it, however, be cautious since the SLS content is high.
Good about Meghdoot Satritha Shampoo
- Soothing as well as refreshing fruity aroma
- Economical price
- 100% Vegan
Bad about Meghdoot Satritha Shampoo
- Limited availability
- Dries out dry hair even more
- Does not remove the oil from oily hair in one wash
- Contains a lot of SLS
- Flimsy packaging
- Doesn’t impart any significant shine or softness post wash; just cleans the scalp
Availability : Khadi stores
Fashion and Beauty Rating : 1/5