Vilvah Herbal Anti-Dandruff Shampoo
Have you been struggling with itchy scalp and dandruff? Are you looking for a cruelty-free shampoo that would cleanse your hair without drying it out or trigger hairfall? If yes then don’t stop scrolling.
Today I am going to review the Vilvah Herbal Anti-Dandruff Shampoo which is the second product that I’ve tried from the brand, first being their amazing honey fix cleanser and I have a lot to talk about.
Price: INR 590 for 200ml & INR 1,350 for 500ml
Availability: You can buy it from Nykaa or Vilvah’s website. (They also ship internationally)
No sulphates, No parabens, No silicones, No harsh chemicals.
- pH balanced, mild formulation cleanses the scalp and hair well
- Reduces dandruff, soothes itchy scalp
- Promotes healthy scalp and hair
- When combined with other nutrient-rich ingredients it helps make hair moisturized, pliable and extremely healthy.
My Thoughts on Vilvah Herbal Anti Dandruff Shampoo
I’m not very picky about the ingredients like SLES, parabens and silicones in hair products but I do avoid SLS because all the shampoos with this ingredient that I’ve tried just never worked for me. The debate on these ingredients is never-ending.
However, there are many people who prioritise this so the Vilvah Anti-Dandruff Shampoo is a great choice for them. My reason behind trying this product was to finally get a cruelty-free shampoo that would work and I have no complaints now!
The Vilvah Herbal Anti Dandruff Shampoo comes in an aluminium bottle with a black-coloured pump dispenser. All the product details and ingredients are mentioned at the back of the bottle.
The packaging is very similar to the rest of the Vilvah line and they have ditched plastic containers and bubble wraps for the betterment of the planet.
It’s sturdy, travel-friendly and eco-friendly! The pump does feel slightly tight, I experienced the same issue with their face cleanser too. (I have reviewed the Vilvah Honey Cleanser here)
It’s not as smooth as the pump dispensers that we get in plastic bottles so I’m guessing it might be due to the aluminium packaging. However, the product is dispensed evenly.
The paper mesh in the background of the picture above is actually what the product came wrapped in.
Texture & Smell
The texture of the Vilvah Anti-Dandruff shampoo is very viscous and it looks & feels like honey. The shampoo doesn’t lather much but is effective in cleansing.
So you see me cry a lot about the smell of different products but that’s mostly for the ones that go on my face. This shampoo has a mild citrusy smell and it actually feels refreshing.
How to Use?
Wet your hair well and use the required amount of shampoo to cleanse your hair. Basically, you have to use this as your normal shampoo.
Usually, what I do with regular/commercial shampoos like our Garnier, Tresemme, Loreal is – take some shampoo in a mug and dilute it with water and then use it to cleanse my hair. But the Vilvah shampoo doesn’t lather a lot so I apply it directly to the scalp.
Please note a few points to make sure you shampoo your hair the right way:
- Be gentle. Don’t rub the scalp, this happens a lot especially when people use shampoos that don’t produce a lot of lather. It causes hair breakage.
- You don’t need to apply shampoo additionally to the lengths of your hair, just focus on the scalp.
All the shampoo that I’ve used in the past required 2 washes if I had oiled my hair and 1 when I hadn’t. With the Vilvah Herbal Anti Dandruff Shampoo, I have to to do 3 washes (around 8 pumps) on oiled, mid-length hair and 2 when I haven’t done an oil-massaging.
I understand that the price of this shampoo is already a little more than our commercial drugstore shampoos and since it needs a bit extra product, the cost per use hikes further. But I think you should try it if you can because it’s a good one; be it the conscious packaging and no animal testing or organically sourcing ingredients from local farmers.
Does it work?
Before we jump on to how it worked, I’d just lay down my expectations from a shampoo:
- Cleanses without overdrying
- Doesn’t trigger hairfall
Yep, that’s all! I’m a very simple person you see. And this shampoo performed both the jobs really well. I have had Seborrheic dermatitis (dandruff) for years and if I stop giving my scalp all the right things, dandruff comes back. I have experimented with many products, out of which The Magic Potion Hair Pack worked well for me.
And now this herbal shampoo is an addition to my favourite anti-dandruff products. It won’t dramatically remove dandruff in one wash but helps in reducing them and keeping the scalp itch-free.
What It Doesn’t Do?
Post cleansing with this shampoo, my hair doesn’t feel that soft so I have to apply a heavy-duty conditioner or leave-in serum. I never skip conditioner, it is a mandatory step but the one I used with this was not enough. (It was the Garnier Mythic Olive conditioner)
I have oily-scalp and fine hair so people with very frizzy or dry hair also need to have a good moisturising conditioner with them.
I’ve heard their goatmilk shampoo and conditioner are very moisturising but I’m yet to try them.
If you’re looking for a gentle, cruelty-free shampoo that’d cleanse your hair and also help with dandruff and scalp itchiness, you should give the Vilvah Anti-Dandruff shampoo a try. Along with maintaining good hair, you’ll also be supporting a brand that’s actually working for the environment.
Why You Should Buy Vilvah Herbal Anti-Dandruff Shampoo?
- Sturdy packaging
- Refreshing mild citrusy smell
- Cleanses without overdrying
- Reduces dandruff
- Reduces scalp itching
- pH balanced (5.5-5.8)
Why You Should Avoid Vilvah Herbal Anti-Dandruff Shampoo?
- Pump dispenser feels slightly tight
- Extra wash needed when compared to sulphate based shampoos
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Kalyani Kandimalla says
I have acne prone and sensitive skin. I think this herbal base actually triggered more acne on my face and receded back as soon as i switched to my older non herbal shampoo.