g1The Story Behind:

When I first saw the advertisement for Godrej Expert Rich Creme Hair Color on TV, I could instantly identify with the situation to the one at home. The only difference is unlike Parizad (Mom in TV commercial) who was hesitant about coloring her hair, my mother-in-law who had always used traditional hair color was hesitant about the new creme hair colors in the market. Her biggest concern was the high price tag that comes with these creme hair colors.

Well, this is not just her concern but a concern of majority of Indian women. It was only when she suffered from a really bad scalp allergy from the ammonia in a hair color, I managed to convince her about the benefits of using a crème based hair color over chemical-laden traditional hair colors and got Garnier Color Naturals for her.

Though, she loved the ease of application and texture of her hair after wash, she kept cribbing about the price as she needed to apply the product every fortnight. So when I saw the ad for Godrej creme hair color and found it to be for 30 bucks, I was completely surprised. Finding no harm in experimentation, I bought the product from a nearby shop.

20140101_214157Single Use Pack: 30/-

Complete Kit: 59/-

Available in 5 long lasting shades:
1. Natural Black
2. Black Brown
3. Dark Brown
4. Natural Brown
5. Burgundy

20140101_214019My Experience with Godrej Hair Color:

Godrej Expert Rich Creme hair color comes in a highly simple and no fuss packaging. The single use pack comprises of two pre measured sachets: 20ml Developer + 20g creme colorant and the kit comes with a mixing bowl, applicator brush, gloves, stain removing wipe and conditioner. The kit is great for first time users and for those seeking a luxury experience. I personally like the kit.

kitWhen I read the ingredient list, which said its a no ammonia product with the goodness of aloe protein, I found the whole deal unbelievable. I felt there must be some compromise with quality. After all, what makes Godrej to sell its hair color for so cheap, when other brands are selling their similar products at a high cost. Probably the no fancy packaging explains the affordability of this product.

I got the shade Natural Brown 4.00 for my mother-in-law last week. She applied it only yesterday.

Mom-in-Law’s Experience with Godrej Hair Color:

She found the kit highly easy and convenient to use with clear instructions mentioned on the pack. All you need to do is to just mix the contents of the two pre-measured sachets, the developer and the colorant into the mixing bowl and blend them well. Now apply this mixture on clean hair with the brush and leave for 30 minutes before rinsing with water.

20140101_213905Since, she has very long hair that require full length coverage over full head she had to use two packs of this hair color. However, one pack will suffice for people with short hair or for those who only need to do touch ups. Unlike, other hair colors that have strong dye like odors, Godrej creme hair color has a very faint rose scent.

As my mom-in-law did the patch test before and did not feel any allergy or unpleasant sensation, her overall experience was fine except for a little hair fall. Her hair looked noticiably soft and shiny after wash, hats off to the presence of aloe in the ingredient list. Though, the coverage did not come out to be so even, it looked natural and decent.


  • Easy to apply
  • Convenience of pre-measured sachets
  • Goodness of aloe protein
  • Leaves hair soft and silky
  • Pleasant smelling
  • No ammonia
  • Highly affordable
  • Readily available


  • The quantity of one pack may not be enough for women with very long hair.
  • Like any other hair color, may cause allergy in some. Patch test is required.

 Overall Experience:

Overall, its a wonderful product from Godrej that can give you decent color at the fraction of the cost. Its a no brainer product and anyone can use it easily at home. Given this hair color is creme based and ammonia free gives Godrej an edge over other brands with similar products that are highly expensive and not so readily available.

Now how long will the color last, you will have to wait for two weeks before I come up with final review and verdict on this product. Stay around.

Written by Anshulika Chawla


  1. Very useful write up. I will give Godrej Expert Crème a try for sure. Hope it is available everywhere

    • Good you found the review useful. Yes it is easily available from any departmental, pharmacy or cosmetic shop/store in India.

      • Ayush at Reply

        Hi i am 19 years old boy with short hair and on may 1, I had cut my hair and applied Godrej natural brown hair colour and till now may 18, it hasn’t shown much of the colour from that packet. Pls suggest me what I should do. Should I apply it again?

  2. Neha Chitranshi at Reply

    Hi all , i am going to use Godrej Expert Rich Creme Hair Color for the first time.. but i am not sure about the shade .. i want the shade with exactly matches with Henna color.. will it be dark brown , black brown or burgundy??????????????? please suggest.

  3. SATISH D at Reply


    • Depends on the sensitivity of your scalp. If you are already suffering from hair loss try to avoid hair colors and use natural options like henna.

    • It is an ammonia free hair color which protects the hair as it colors. The scalp is protected against the harsh process of hair coloring. Godrej Expert Rich Crème is the only no ammonia hair color that lasts as many as 25-30 days. I am using it for last 8 years and its easy application helps me for the grey touch ups and full hair color. I would suggest use it and believe it.

  4. Ausay at Reply

    I have dark black hair so whcich shade i should use of godrej expert.

    • Anshulika Chawla at Reply

      Natural Black

  5. Ganisha at Reply

    hey, i have black hair.. wheatish skin tone.. i want to color my hair dark brown. would that suit me?

    • Anshulika Chawla at Reply

      Dark Brown looks good on wheatish skin tone. You can go for that.

  6. Ganisha at Reply

    hey, i have black hair naturally… wheatish skin tone.. i want to color my hair dark brown. would that suit me?

  7. sandeep at Reply

    Hi,thanks in advance , I have light brown hair which color will suit for my hair (skin Asian light brown) I wanna use burgundy.

    • Anshulika Chawla at Reply

      Hi Sandeep. As you have light brown hair; godrej natural brown will suit you more. You can go with burgundy if you have fair skin tone.

      • Juhef at Reply

        Hey i had colourrd my hair wit dark brown bt my hair gone black eeeeayk wt to do ??

  8. Smriti at Reply

    Hi, I have a fair skin tone and brown hair.. I want to try burgundy color, but’m afraid if it becomes too violet or red…!!! Please suggest..
    Thanks in advance..

    • Anshulika Chawla at Reply

      Yes dear burgundy will suit your skin tone. Just make sure you don’t go too overboard with it as it may turn red.

  9. Vicky at Reply

    I use rich creme dark brown pack …..
    my hair colour black…..its no colour change….
    so sad

  10. this is too gud..n gvs the prfct shade..bt cn u tell me fr how long will it last?

  11. how long will this last?? i hve used the burgendy colour

    • Anshulika Chawla at Reply

      It shall normally last for 15 days.

  12. shiva at Reply

    I have applied godrej black hair today. Now i want to apply conditioner. Please suggest me. can i apply egg, lemon, tea decotion(without henna) mixed???

    • Anshulika Chawla at Reply

      You can use conditioner. But avoid using lemon & tea. That may fade the color

  13. Raj at Reply

    Hi anshulika..I am 19 and i have few grey hairs.i am afraid that colouring may damage my hair and will result in more grey hairs.should i give a try?

  14. ijaz Rafique Qadri at Reply

    dear sir am am from pakistan 52/y old i use your black powder hair color so i impressed its long lasting till 20/days effected so if you provide formulation than bundle of thanks

    ijaz rafique Qadri

    • Anshulika Chawla at Reply

      hello Ijaz. This is just a beauty blog. about beauty tips and product reviews.

  15. saleha at Reply

    My hair color is black.nd skin tone is whitish.my hair have light curls.i want to color my hair .which shade will be looks good for me?is the color shades look exactly like pic which is in packet.? pls rply m confused in all brown shades.pls give a tip also to keep color looks good nd more long lasting…
    Pls rply soon

    • Anshulika Chawla at Reply

      Hello Salekha. Shades of brown burgundy looks good on fair complexion. Shades may vary a little from picture shown on the packet. You can use sulphate free shampoos and conditioner for washing your hair to have long lasting effect for color. Avoid vinegar and lemon on hair.

  16. Nabeela at Reply

    I m using honey brown shade . i like it
    . but i want golden shade . so plz make golden shade.

  17. nabeela at Reply

    Hi . i m from pakistan. i m uising godrej hair color honey brown shade. i like it . but why do not make golden , coper shade ? your color amonia free so i m waiting , when u make golden or coper shade , plz answer me .

    • Anshulika Chawla at Reply

      Hi Nabeela, this is just a blog post about my experience with the product. I am in no way connected with the brand. Please consult Godrej for your query.

  18. shruti at Reply

    hi! can i use this to fix up my not so happy highlights?

    • road2beauty.com at Reply

      Yes but make sure to use a darker shade to ur existing highlights. Goodluck.

  19. Raj at Reply

    Hi, I am going to apply hair color for the first time. I am worried if the hair color comes in contact with the scalp it will leave a black stain. Since the scalp is more of skin color, it will look awkward if there are black stains. My question is that, can I freely apply the color not minding it being applied on the scalp also? Does the color go off the scalp when I rinse?

  20. i was apply godrej colour on my hair ( dark brown ) but its not worked …

  21. i was apply godrej dark brown colour on my hair .. but its not worked ..

  22. Charvi Nandhini at Reply

    If I don’t have brush how could I apply it? ? And how long would the goorej burgundy permanent hair colour cream stay in my hair? *

    • Hello Charvi; its better to use the brush for even application. In case you don’t have one; you can wear plastic glove and apply with your fingers. For the color to stay on your hair; it depends with the kind of shampoo you use and how frequently you wash your hair. On an average color lasts for 15 days.

  23. Sona at Reply

    hi.. Anshulika! Among the blogs on haircolor read this is very useful…:-)
    I wanna know whether any side-effects your mother-in-law faced like nausea/giddiness or any other health related issues due to its odor or haircolor .Bcz ur reply gonna help me to proceed further.do write her experince 🙂

    • Hello Sona. There are no side affects for this hair color as per my mother-in-law experience. The same is highlighted in the post. But it may vary from individual to individual. So patch test is always advised.

  24. Smarak at Reply

    hi,I use nupur mehendi in 14 may. can i use rich cream?

    • Hello Smarak. Yes you can use.

      • Ranjit at Reply

        light brown colour shud also be available

        its honey brown version is most of the times out of stock.

        as i have been suffering from alopecia even i could use it hitchfreely

        simply tooooo goood
        hair becomes really ‘ OH MY GOD’ type

  25. raju at Reply

    Hlo mam i m 18 year old.I have some white hair about 15-20%.can i use this product.i m confused that it may damage my hair or any problems. Please suggests me.
    I m waiting for your reply.

  26. Satinder at Reply

    You missrd the Honey Brown shade. I was usong it for my beard with excellent results that too for beard. But now the said shade is not available , not even online or any store?

  27. Aishwarya at Reply

    Hey! I have jet black hair n I wanna get highlights I was thinking light brown shade of godrej, but most people say I have to bleach my hair to color it.My question is will the light brown shade work on my black hair n make it brown? Can I use it to highlight my hair?

  28. nora at Reply

    hey! my hair is long to waist. so, most probably i need 2 sachets of godrej creme hair colour! can i use two different colours of this product? will there be any side effects/any kind of prblms with my hair n colour?
    i hv a fairer skin tone. so um thinking about applying dark brown n burgundy at the same time. my hair is brownish black. so, will it suit on me properly? or just too weird?!! -___-
    thnx in advance. looking forward for u’r suggestion Mrs. Anushka! 🙂

    • Hi Nora, thanks for writing in to us. If have fair skin tone, burgundy highlights would look great on you. Instead of mixing the two colors, who not keep your base dark brown and go for burgundy highlights? Rest, I think your hair stylist would be the best judge, since I’m not an expert on hair color. All the best and have a nice day hun.

  29. Hlo mam i m 22 year old.I have some white hair about 20-30%.can i use this product.

    • Hi Jeevan. I feel 22 is too young to color your hair. You should consult a dermatologist or a trichologist for premature grey hair treatment. Best of luck.

  30. Dipannita Santra at Reply

    Hello, I’m 22 and wanna try this product as my first hair colour experiment. I’ve fair skin tone with a bit brownish hair. Can I try this this product ? The burgundy shade probably..? Will it be safe ? Please advise. ?

    • Hi Dipannita. Using hair color at such a young age occasionally is okay but not often. You can use burgundy shade for highlights.

  31. amatulaah at Reply

    Can 17 yrs old girl can use this hair colour

  32. amatulaah at Reply

    Ok then which prodct i use for hair colour any suggestion

  33. Vicky at Reply

    I m 30 year old male can i use this product.20% hairs grey.

    • Hi Vicky. The product is for hair-fall. For premature grey hair or abnormal hair fall, pls consult your doctor. All the best.

    • Sunita Sharma at Reply

      Hi Vicky,

      I am 34 female and 20 % hair is grey. I use the godrej expert creamy hair color which is very convenient in application. It helps me to cover grey hair for around 30-35 days and also does not cause any hair fall. I believe trying this product for your hair will make you feel more confident and help in getting a new look.

  34. Syed ibrahim nadeem at Reply

    I use godrej dark brown but it does nt worked wht shud I do can I try another colour my actually hair colour is black I think jet black suggestions on this plzzz waiting for ur reply

  35. sharmila at Reply

    hi my hair colour is black but i m thinking to colour my hair burgundy does this product will work ? does it vil harm my hairs ? pls suggest

  36. Tania at Reply

    I tried the shade natural brown.but it came of no use.no change of colour was observed. Really dissappointed.

  37. sana at Reply

    I used godrej black hair colour on my coloured hair. I dont have any whitish hair but now iam worried about the consequences . Is that my black hair turn to white after removal of black hair colour

  38. sana at Reply

    Is their any problem of Application of godrej black hair colour on the black hair & coloured hair . Is that my hair colour turn to grey after few months . Iam worried abot it plsss help meeee

  39. Aakifah at Reply

    Hi. I have back hair. I just bought a pack of burgundy goorej expert rich creme hair colour.
    I just want to colour the ends of my hair. Will the colour show up on black hair?

  40. Ayush at Reply

    when we apply the natural brown hair colour, does the colour be black and after 2-3 washes, the natural brown colour shows up?
    is this normal process or did I do something wrong?

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