For years, I had been inadvertently subjecting my crowning glory to a number of harsh chemical-laden shampoos in the name of nourishment. As I read more about the downside of using such rubbish on my tresses, my quest to find a safe alternative intensified.
Sadly, the tear-jerker is that a number of so called herbal/natural companies in India sell the same repackaged rubbish by furnishing us with their active/key ingredients’ list which we fall prey to in our desperation to zero in on a safe alternative. I too fell victim to them.
But one fine day while wading through the vast alleys of internet, I came across a shampoo manufactured by an Indian enterpris e- Bio Organic And Natural, BON for short that was based out of Auroville, Tamil Nadu. With a little hesitation and a lot of disenchantment, I decided to give it a try after all for me there was no going back to those chemical-laden shampoos. Today, I present to you my verdict of their organic shampoo after using it for six months!
Packed in a simple transparent plastic bottle with a flip-open cap, the packaging of this shampoo is sturdy, leakage-free, hygienic to use and easy to carry. In terms of packaging, it is up to the mark for me!
The shampoo has a gel-meets-liquid consistency and is colourless even though it looks green in the bottle. The aroma is very mild, gentle and pleasant. Following my decades-long ritual of massaging my hair with warm virgin coconut oil (and fenugreek seeds fried in it) overnight and applying a homemade mask the next morning (made up of curd, eggs and virgin coconut oil). I took out a pea-sized amount of this shampoo and this is enough to cover my entire mane. I have waist-length mane by the way. When mixed with a little water, it generates a little lather and that is what you have to massage on to your scalp. After massaging for 2-3 minutes, I rinse it off with plain cold water. My hair feels softer, smoother and relatively less frizzy immediately and all that is retained for a good 5-6 days in my case!
It hydrates without weighing my tresses down and cleanses without stripping it. Moreover, it removes every trace of oil and hair mask off my hair. It is suitable for all hair types and since it is ‘certified’ organic (read : USDA Organic certification) and infused with a number of nourishing ingredients, I am finally at ease with using it.
It is made in India and feels satisfying to support an Organic Indian firm. By the way, the procedure to obtain an organic certificate in India is quite arduous so, if this shampoo has been certified organic, I am relieved that it won’t conceal anything under the garb of the ‘key ingredients’ that most so-called herbal companies in India throw at us.
This goes into my beauty closet as a permanent member! Way to go, BON organics!
Price : Rs.230 for 200 gm
Rating : 5/5
Final word : In one word – it is phenomenal! It is packed with a number of nourishing ingredients. Its organic certification is its USP and comes at a budget-friendly price. Psss… You do not have to pay anything even as delivery charges if you buy in India. Go grab it!