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. Chandana K January 10, 2014 at 7:26 pm Reply

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

    • road2beauty January 11, 2014 at 3:23 am Reply

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

  2. Neha Chitranshi January 18, 2014 at 8:20 am 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 April 5, 2014 at 11:08 am Reply


    • road2beauty April 7, 2014 at 9:34 am 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.

    • Ahaana Shishir March 19, 2018 at 11:15 am Reply

      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 May 16, 2014 at 1:17 am Reply

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

    • Anshulika Chawla May 16, 2014 at 10:16 am Reply

      Natural Black

  5. Ganisha May 29, 2014 at 4:32 pm Reply

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

    • Anshulika Chawla May 30, 2014 at 9:55 am Reply

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

  6. Ganisha May 29, 2014 at 4:33 pm Reply

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

  7. sandeep July 13, 2014 at 2:47 pm 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 July 14, 2014 at 10:34 pm 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 May 23, 2015 at 9:52 pm Reply

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

  8. Smriti July 18, 2014 at 5:10 pm 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 July 18, 2014 at 8:09 pm 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 August 3, 2014 at 3:37 pm Reply

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

  10. Rashmi October 21, 2014 at 7:23 am Reply

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

  11. Rashmi October 21, 2014 at 7:25 am Reply

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

    • Anshulika Chawla October 21, 2014 at 10:02 pm Reply

      It shall normally last for 15 days.

  12. shiva November 11, 2014 at 7:43 pm 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 November 11, 2014 at 9:16 pm Reply

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

  13. Raj November 26, 2014 at 5:59 pm 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 January 15, 2015 at 1:59 pm 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 January 19, 2015 at 8:48 pm Reply

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

  15. saleha January 16, 2015 at 11:07 pm 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 January 19, 2015 at 8:52 pm 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 January 21, 2015 at 12:49 am Reply

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

  17. nabeela January 22, 2015 at 8:40 pm 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 January 24, 2015 at 7:07 pm 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 February 9, 2015 at 12:15 pm Reply

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

    • road2beauty.com February 9, 2015 at 1:28 pm Reply

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

  19. Raj February 14, 2015 at 10:20 pm 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. dashan March 21, 2015 at 4:48 pm Reply

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

  21. dashan March 21, 2015 at 4:51 pm Reply

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

  22. Charvi Nandhini April 5, 2015 at 9:42 am 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? *

    • Anshulika Chawla May 3, 2015 at 8:13 am Reply

      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 May 9, 2015 at 7:33 am 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 🙂

    • Anshulika Chawla May 9, 2015 at 8:05 am Reply

      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 May 19, 2015 at 9:10 am Reply

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

    • Anshulika Chawla May 19, 2015 at 9:46 pm Reply

      Hello Smarak. Yes you can use.

      • Ranjit September 4, 2015 at 3:11 pm 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 July 23, 2015 at 4:58 pm 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 August 13, 2015 at 9:16 pm 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 November 29, 2015 at 4:40 pm 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 March 4, 2016 at 4:02 am 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! 🙂

    • Anshulika Chawla March 4, 2016 at 11:50 am Reply

      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. jeevan March 19, 2016 at 9:28 am Reply

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

    • Anshulika Chawla March 31, 2016 at 12:09 pm Reply

      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 April 15, 2016 at 12:34 pm 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. ?

    • Anshulika Chawla April 17, 2016 at 11:59 am Reply

      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 April 16, 2016 at 10:02 pm Reply

    Can 17 yrs old girl can use this hair colour

  32. amatulaah April 17, 2016 at 12:25 pm Reply

    Ok then which prodct i use for hair colour any suggestion

  33. Vicky April 22, 2016 at 1:13 pm Reply

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

    • Anshulika Chawla April 22, 2016 at 6:42 pm Reply

      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 March 24, 2017 at 11:19 am 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 July 5, 2016 at 9:20 am 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 June 6, 2017 at 12:39 pm 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 October 10, 2017 at 9:22 pm Reply

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

  37. sana November 15, 2017 at 8:56 am 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 November 15, 2017 at 9:05 am 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 November 23, 2017 at 8:34 pm 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?

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