It was actually my mom who started using this oil which had rave reviews all around Kerala, the first time it came into the market. Later I started using it. When I moved out of Kerala, I started using Parachute refined hair oil but occasionally I used to get this one from Kerala and use it.
The company claims :
- Controls Hair fall
- Enhances hair growth
Price : 196 INR for 100ml. The product expiry period is 3 yrs from the date of manufacture.
The ingredients list as well as usage directions are given at the back of the outer cover.
I was surprised to see the new look of the bottle which is like size zero when compared to the old packing.
Though the packing is attractive it’s not at all travel friendly. This was applicable to the old packing also but I don’t know why they didn’t improve this fault with the new look of the product. They increased the price also it seems. Whenever I travelled with this oil, it has spilled and made my bag messy.
Inside there is another leaf of paper which has again the detailed description of the ingredients and picture demonstration of the usage directions. I found it really funny when I saw this picture demonstration because anyone who applies hair oil will know very well how to do this!
It’s written in an indirect way that this oil may not be suitable for sensitive skin and babies. They have also claimed that this oil is useful for controlling dandruff. The oil looks like a clear coconut oil which is mixed with some black color substance. Though the bottle instructions ask us to shake the bottle well before use it doesn’t let the colour be mixed evenly. But I really love the smell of this oil. It really smells like herbal oil which is really subtle and pleasant.
I have noticed that it moisturizes the scalp well and controls the irritation caused by dandruff on the scalp but it has not controlled my hairfall.
So the pros and cons now
- Pleasant smell
- Purely a herbal oil with lot of good natural ingredients
- Controls dandruff caused irritations
- Good for daily use too
- Complete list of ingredients as well as their benefits are mentioned
- Not at all travel friendly
- The look of the oil gives a feel that it is contaminated
- Not good for sensitive skin and for babies.
- Doesn’t control severe hair fall
- Availability can be an issue since it’s a Kerala local pharmacy product. I have seen it in some super markets in Chennai also. Still, may not be available in other parts of the country or even, world!
Will I purchase it again?
Hmmm…yes, because the parachute oil also doesn’t control my hair fall. This one atleast has good natural ingredients which may enhance the hair growth(that’s a hope now). I love the smell of this product too.