Review: Himalaya Herbals Revitalizing Hair Oil

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Revitalizing Hair Oil is non sticky herbal oil that penetrates deep into the scalp to nourish the hair roots. Cicer Arietinum (Chickpea) nourishes the hair with natural proteins while Eclipta Alba (Thistles) and Emblica Officinalis (Indian Gooseberry) promote hair growth.

Key Ingredients:

  • Fenugreek (Trigonella foenum-graeceum)
  • Bael Tree (Aegle marmelos)
  • Bengal Gram (Cicer arietinum)
  • Indian Gooseberry (Emblica officinalis) promotes hair growth.
  • Soapnut Tree (Sapindus trifoliatus)
  • Neem (Melia azadirachta)
  • Thistles (Eclipta alba) contain natural proteins that nourish hair roots and prevent hair loss.
  • Base q.s. ad.

This is how the actual product look like. It comes with a transparent bottle with light yellow transparent liquid.  I receive this from Himalaya’s workshop early last month. If you look at the plate from the image above, you may look at the texture, just like ordinary oil. They are packed with heaps of herbal ingredients to promote hair growth and replenishment.

It comes with a stopper as the nozzle and it’s very useful to have this stopper since it’s liquid and it tend to flow easily. This will help to avoid spillage.

How to use?

This product is the first step in the hair care regime which is known as pre-wash nourishment recommended by Himalaya. Section your hair and apply oil onto your scalp. Massage your hair gently with circular motions. Leave it for an hour (refer to Himalaya’s website) or 2-3 minutes (refer to packaging) before washing with shampoo.

Experience?

The massage I did for myself was never as good as I experienced during the workshop and I’m still uncomfortable using the oil. I use it religiously for a week along with the rest of Himalaya products given to me. I gotten confused with the duration on how long I should leave it on my scalp because the website and packaging states differently. For the first 2 days, I applied and left it for an hour before shampooing and I’ve gotten lazy for a bit, so I left 2-3 minutes on the rest of the other days. I use it on my hair ends too.

Verdict?

I noticed that I have to use heaps of shampoo when I have the oil on my scalp, almost a palm size. If I use the shampoo in smaller amount, it doesn’t lather up and it felt like I did not applied anything. My scalp tend to oiled up very fast than usual, say for example I use it in the late evening today (approximately 8-9pm) and by the next morning I wake up for work (7:30am), my scalp and hair is oily till about half an inch from my hair root. I tried shampooing twice, as in I shampoo and wash twice before conditioning. It works better that way but that’s a lot of work hence water wastage too.
However, it works wonder for my hair ends. Maybe because it’s drier due to the past chemical damage. It moisturizes, eases combing so much and lesser hair fall too. I also use it to mix into my DIY hair mask which consist of yogurt and honey, it doesn’t leave oily slick on my scalp on after wash!
I hardly notice any baby hair growing but I believe that my hair roots are stronger because when I comb my hair, it doesn’t get caught onto my brush as many as before.

Where to find and how much?

They are available in our local supermarkets, drugstores and Himalaya outlets with the retail price at MYR 22.90 of 200ml. Prices offered by retailers differ from current promotion, discounts or offer.

PROs:
  • New step into hair care routine
  • Stopper that helps to prevent spillage
  • Moisturizes damaged hair ends
  • Blendable with other ingredients
  • Stronger hair roots
CONs:
  • Shampoo wastage
  • Oiled scalp way too fast
  • Water wastage if shampoo twice
  • No signs of baby hair
My rating: 2.5/5

xoxo,
Traclyn Yeoh
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Traclyn

A Malaysian beauty blogger expressing her views on beauty and life's other superficial aspects. Not to mention, beauty tutorials to appease the die-hard beauty junkies.

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