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.
Single Use Pack: 30/-
Complete Kit: 59/-
Available in 5 long lasting shades:
1. Natural Black
2. Black Brown
3. Dark Brown
4. Natural Brown
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.
When 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.
Since, 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, 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.