Jivavrksa Herbal Hair Wash Review

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Jivavrksa Herbal Hair Wash Review

Jivavrksa has only handful of products all natural, organic, hand made and chemicals free. I have already posted about their face wash which I am quite enjoying. Today I am going to share my thoughts on their hair wash. This is no shampoo and is a mix of herbs which supposedly cleanses hair and scalp. Basically this is belongs to the no poo technique of hair wash.


To start with this reminds me a lot of the Sara one that I have used quite some time ago. The same way you have to mix in the powder to make a thin paste, apply on hair and scalp, message the scalp with finger tips, keep it on for 5-10 mins and then wash off thoroughly with plain water.

Jivavrksa Herbal Hair Wash Review

Since Jivavrksa focuses on sustainable packaging, all their smaller quantity packs comes in this brown paper pouches, with the product neatly housed inside another butter paper pouch. Recently I have seen in their Facebook page that they have glass jars also for bigger quantity.

Retails for Rs80 for 75gms

Jivavrksa Herbal Hair Wash Review

The product is the powder form of all the hair food herbs imaginable in Indian ayurveda. Starting from shikakai, amla, hibiscus, reetha and so much more. Many of our mothers and grandmothers had been using mix of reetha, amla, shikakai as their hair wash since their childhood, before commercial shampoos took the world by storm. And these women have still have gorgeous hair, which we sadly don't. Problem with our generation is that we do not even have the patience to do all that, and stay away from styling products and chemicals.

Jivavrksa Herbal Hair Wash Review

Before I start with the review, I would like to put it straight out there that this is not for someone who has coloured hair, uses a lot of chemicals to style their hair, uses products with silicone may it be shampoo or conditioner. This is for someone who has natural hair, does not use silicone based products. I myself use shampoo which is sulphate, paraben and silicone free and do not use any conditioner whatsoever.

On my hair, I used it first when it was much dirty, I had not shampooed for 3 days. Once diluted into a thin paste, this has somewhat of a slimy texture which aides in spreading the product on scalp and across hair length. That slimy texture is probably due to the soap nut. I followed the application process, then washed off and air dried. Usually I feel a little bit of itchiness on scalp when I shampoo as I have very troubled scalp. But with this, that feeling was not there at all. My scalp felt clean and my hair was clean but not as squeaky as with shampoo. My hair felt a little bit dry and I was expecting that, since it takes time for your hair to adjust to the new changes. I did not oil my hair for a week and every alternate day I used this to wash my hair. I did notice that hair fall during washing was little less. This does take some time and effort and at morning when I am rushing, this became a little troublesome for me. And I started missing my quick fix in the form of a shampoo. I did test it with oiled hair and I felt that my hair and scalp did not feel completely clean, there was some what greasiness. But one thing for sure, my scalp was not itching for the time period I used this. This 75gms lasted me for 4 washes.

I did give some to a friend of mine who uses a lot of hair products and her feedback on this was negative. This or any herbal concoction like this, obviously do not have strength to get rid of all the silicone coat from hair strand, neither will it make hair shiny and bouncy in single wash. It will just make your natural hair clean and with continuous use will help in hair fall, if it is due to scalp problems and dandruff. The product does fall in the no poo techniques and internet tells me that people had got good results from this technique after a long and continuous usage with utmost patience which sadly I lack immensely.

If you want my verdict,I would say judge your hair on how it is, what you need and what is your hair goal. Then you need to decide if you want to switch to this. This takes patience to show results, and you need to have that for sure.


Jivavrksa Herbal Hair Wash Review

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2 comments

  1. Nice and detailed review. I am just lazy to use hair wash powders though I have heard they are very beneficial for hair. I prefer to use sulphate free and silicone free shampoos.

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