Ever since, my first tryst with Patanjali kesh kanti natural hair cleanser, I’ve been on a kick to try all Patanjali kesh kanti shampoo variants. So last month, in order to reduce some seasonal hair fall and soften my rough tresses, I brought Patanjali Kesh Kanti Shikakai hair cleanser. Now how I feel about this new variant and its effect on my hair, read full Patanjali shampoo review to discover.

Patanjali Kesh Kanti Shikakai shampoo review

Product description:

“Prepared from shikakai, this shampoo gives nourishment to the hair by providing an all important vitamin C to the hair. A natural hair cleanser – this shampoo helps to prevent hair fall and gives you shiny hair. The medicated shampoo to prevent hair loss, removes any irregularities that happens to hair.”


Shikakai, Bhringraj, Hibiscus, Akhrot, Saccharum officinarum, Aqua, Surfactant base, Sunflower oil, Vit E, Dimethicone, Diazolidinyl urea & IPBC.

Patanjali Kesh Kanti Shikakai Hair Cleanser Review

Price & quantity:

INR 95 for 200 ml


Patanjali shikakai shampoo variant comes in a simple white plastic bottle with a wine colored flip-open cap. The bottle is sturdy but the quality of flip-open cap is not up to the mark. The cap is loose and prone to leakage.

Consistency and scent:

The shampoo looks and feels like honey, even though honey is no where mentioned on its ingredients list. The thick gel like shampoo lathers well to make rich foam. It has a strong herbaceous scent that fortunately does not stay in the hair for long.


I sometimes wonder why can’t be beauty products just be good or bad. I mean, take for example, this Patanjali shikakai shampoo, it’s a herbal product but contains surfactant base!

Being a herbal shampoo specifically meant for dry hair, I squeezed a larger than quarter amount of thick gel into my palm and worked it through my hair, expecting nothing more than mini frothy bubbles from the product. But to my complete surprise, the shampoo quickly lathered into heavy fluffy foam – thanks to the presence of sulphates!

Patanjali Kesh Kanti Shikakai Hair Cleanser ReviewAfter recovering from the shock of mystifying lather, I let the cold water run down my hair, washing off all the dirt and grime impregnated foam. My hair felt clean. I mean really clean. Near what it feels like after I use a clarifying treatment, but much, much smoother. I loved the way my hair felt softer and looked glossier after the wash.

While, I did notice a little a reduction in my hair-fall, it wasn’t major or a drastic change. So far, so good for me with Patanjali kesh kanti shikakai hair cleanser. But if you’re trying to avoid products containing sulfates and silicones, please note that all Patanjali kesh kanti shampoos are made with surfactant base and most contain silicones for smoothening rough hair. So use your own discretion when buying Patanjali kesh kanti shampoo.


  • Herbal product.
  • Makes hair shinier, smoother, and softer than before.
  • Reduces hair fall to an extent.
  • Perfectly cleanses hair and scalp.
  • Lathers easily and luxuriously.
  • Only little quantity is required to make rich foam.
  • Highly reasonably priced.


  • Contains silicones and surfactants.
  • Cap is loose and not spill-proof.
  • Scent could have been made a little more pleasing.

R2B Rating: 3.5/5

Overall Take:

All in all, Patanjali kesh kanti shikakai hair cleanser is a great shampoo for dry and rough hair. It is highly reasonable priced and does its basic job of cleansing and moisturizing dry hair perfectly well. The only drawback is the shampoo contains silicones and sulfates, which may prove to be harmful in the long run. But the fact, this shampoo has reduced my hair fall and made my hair smoother would always have me in praise for Patanjali shampoo.

Written by Anshulika Chawla


  1. I use to use their milk protin shampoo and loved it

  2. Oh… I didn’t know Patanjali products contain sulphates and silicones… Thanks for sharing. I will stay away from them.


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