Hair loss has never been a sexy conversation starter.
Yet, hair loss happens.
It happens to me. It happens to you. It happens to everyone. At least once in a while.
And usually around this time of the year and during the monsoons, my hair simply gets into a kind of frenzy. It’s everywhere. In the drain, on my pillow, tangled to my comb. My home becomes a city of lost hair strands.
Repeating every year, the scenario has become so familiar to me that it no longer scares me. After years of trying different treatments, products, shampoos and tonics, at least now I know what works for me and what doesn’t (though there’s a lot out there that hasn’t worked for me).
Since this blog post is about the stuff that has worked for me, I’ll take you straight to this day’s review without further ado.
Hair Sanjeevani Hair Growth Regime
A detailed review of Hair Sanjeevani hair loss shampoo and oil
Describe the brand in three words
Indian. Organic. Hair-care.
What it is?
A holistic hair growth regime comprising of a mild detox shampoo and therapeutic hair oil to stop hair loss and stimulate hair growth in men and women using ancient Vedic and modern global herbs.
Who is it for?
Anyone concerned with dry, damaged hair, hair loss, dandruff, thinning hair and premature greying of hair.
Stops hair loss
Prevents premature greying of hair
Repairs damaged, thinning hair
What’s in it?
★ Onion Oil ★ Argan Oil ★ Bhringaraj Extract ★ Aloe Vera ★ Castor Oil ★ Hibiscus Extract ★ Amla ★ Reetha ★ Shikakai ★ Brahmi ★ Shea Butter ★ Mango Butter ★ Green Coffee ★ Fenugreek (Methi) ★ Black Seed Oil ★ Lemon ★ Neem Oil ★ Basil ★ Coconut Oil ★ Arnica ★ Casia ★ Vitamin E ★ Ginseng ★ Gotu Kala ★ Henna ★ Jatamansi ★ Licorice ★ Mango Butter ★ Marsh Mallow ★ Pipalli ★ Ratanjot ★ Rosery Pea ★ Sandalwood Oil ★ Sunflower Oil and more.
What’s not in it?
Mineral oil, parabens, sulfates, artificial fragrance and other harmful chemicals.
Possibly allergy/trouble/harm causing any ingredient?
Suitable for pregnancy/lactation?
Natural? Organic? Man-made? Vegan?
A mixture of organic, natural and vegan.
How does it smell?
Faintly ‘medicinal’, and certainly ‘herbal’, which isn’t odd, given the fact the products claim to be made of purely natural herbs and essential oils.
How do you use the products?
Use the regimen twice a week.
1. Apply oil all over my scalp and strands at night massaging it in with my fingertips and keep it overnight.
2. Next day morning wash it off using the mild detox shampoo. Also, keep the shampoo in the hair for a minute or two before rinsing off with water to let the herbs sink in and work their magic.
How’s the packaging?
Hair Sanjeevani hair growth regimen comes attractively packaged in a luxe-looking cardboard box that contains two premium brown coloured plastic bottles each of the therapeutic oil and mild detox shampoo with golden lids.
How much does it cost?
INR 1999 for 400 ml (pack of 200 ml shampoo and 200 ml oil)
Does it really promote hair growth?
Yes, unless you are suffering from hormonal hair loss, Sanjeevani hair growth regimen works on all kinds of scalps and hair conditions to promote hair growth.
What’s good about it?
1. Contains high-quality herbs and botanicals that have been scientifically proven to work.
2. Soothes itchy scalp and removes dandruff completely.
3. Botanicals like red onion, bhringraj, green coffee, rosemary, ginseng etc. stimulate follicles and promote hair growth.
4. Emollients like argan oil, jojoba oil, coconut oil repair dry, damaged hair.
5. Makes the scalp healthy and hair shiny and moisturized.
6. Free from mineral oil, parabans, SLS, artificial fragrance, and other harmful chemicals.
What’s no so good about it?
Not much. It’s effective. But it’s not extraordinary either. If you’re suffering from male/female pattern baldness, the products may not work for you. Else, the only major con I’ve found about this pack is its price and availability.
Would I purchase/repurchase?
Yes. It’s really good for the hair.
Do you need it?
Yes, if you’re suffering from hair fall, thinning hair, chemically damaged hair, premature greying of hair or looking to speed up your hair growth, you’ll definitely benefit from this pack.
Also, if you’re looking for a good SLS free shampoo, hair sanjaveeni mild detox shampoo is a worthy try.
My take and experience of the products?
Hair Sanjivani mild detox shampoo
It’s not the first time I’ve used an SLS free shampoo. I’ve used chemical-free formulas from premium brands read Forest Essentials, Kama Ayurveda etc. before also, and to be honest with great results.
So I can’t sing the song of Hair Sanjivani mild detox shampoo as the only formula that has given me wonderful results. Yet at the same time, it has in no way disappointed me like numerous other so-called SLS free formulas that just dry out the strands or are poor cleansers in the name of hair loss and chemical-free formulas.
The rust-coloured shampoo has a runny consistency and a cough syrup-like smell. But it lathers well and cleans the scalp and hair quite effectively removing all traces dirt, dust, grime, sebum and gunk. My scalp feels clean, doesn’t itch and the flakiness which I was seeing around my hairline is all gone.
My strands don’t feel that dry either, which always happens whenever I use any anti-dandruff shampoo or a hair loss formula. This is a great plus point for me because I have frizzy hair and finding that perfect combination that works on my roots while moisturizing my strands is a real pain in the ass!
But thankfully, this shampoo has worked for me. I use it mostly on my roots and leave it in for a couple of minutes to let it work before rinsing it off. My hair and scalp both feel great after using this stuff.
As for the medicinal scent, I’m glad it doesn’t linger for long after wash.
Hair Sanjeevani Therapeutic Oil
The oil too is reddish in colour and has a mild herbal medicinal scent. But unlike the shampoo, the oils smells more herbal than medicinal. It has a thicker consistency but it spreads easily and gets absorbed swiftly into the roots.
So despite being on the thicker side, it’s not greasy and sticky. Unlike, most thicker formulas that tend to weigh down on the strands, this oil doesn’t make me feel like my hair is loaded with pounds of grease!
Another bonus is it washes off easily without leaving any residue. Hair are left feeling squeaky clean, shiny and well-nourished.
As for the effectiveness of the regime, I’m happy to state, I am sold!
The results are great. I could notice a little lesser hair fall in first wash itself. Three weeks later, dandruff and flakiness completely gone. It’s almost eight weeks now, I am using the regime diligently and must say my hair fall has drastically reduced, almost to normal now. My hair feels stronger, softer, and have a natural sheen to them, which I’m loving greatly.
About hair regrowth, I’ve yet to witness that. No noticiable change in that department. But most importantly, it has controlled my hairfall and stopped the breakage, which is a big thing for me.
So on the bottomline, I recommend this kit to anyone looking to stop hair fall, reduce breakage or improve hair quality using natural formula. Hair care products take time to work but if you are patient and consistent, the kit is worth the time and money.
R2B Rating: 4/5
*PR Sample provided by brand but review is honest and unbiased.