The body shop shampoo

The Body Shop Ginger Anti-Dandruff Shampoo claims: A very effective flake-clearing, scalp-soothing shampoo, with refreshing ginger root extract, specially formulated to deliver conditioning care for dry and/or flaky scalps. Suitable for everyday use.

Price and Quantity: Rs. 495 for 250 ml

About the ingredients: Ginger essential oil-Is known to help revive muscles and stimulate circulation whilst invigorating the senses. Has a spicy, sharp and warm scent.
Organic honey -Moisturizes and helps condition the skin. Helps protect and preserve the forest as well as providing necessary income for beekeepers, an increasing number of which are now women.
Panthenol-Is proven to improve flexibility of the nails, helping to reduce flaking and breakage.

The Good about The Body Shop Ginger Anti Dandruff Shampoo

  • THE mildest anti-dandruff shampoo I have ever used.
  • It feels really refreshing on the the hair and scalp as you massage it in
  • It is a gel based shampoo (which I prefer over cream based shampoos as I find the latter always leave a residue on my scalp) and its consistency is neither too thick nor too runny but exactly how I would have wished it to be . 🙂
  • I had a visibly less flaky scalp within 3-4 washes.
  • Rinses out quickly and easily.
  • Even though it claims to be for “dry hair”, all those who do not have dry hair but only a” dry scalp” (there is a difference between the two) can easily use this shampoo and be equally pleased with the results.
  • Even though this is not an SLES free shampoo, it does not strip my hair of too many natural oils and I do not find it very drying.
  • Soothing to the scalp
  • Removes hair oil effectively and easily
  • My hair and scalp look and feel squeaky clean.
  • I have been using this shampoo for exactly a year now (I purchased its first bottle last December) and my dandruff problem has greatly reduced. I still have my bad days (if I do not shampoo for 3 consecutive days at a stretch) but they are rare and pass. I have been using this in conjunction with the Rainforest Shine shampoo since the past 4 months and the combination works just fine. Either I rotate between the two or mostly add 4-5 drops of Ginger shampoo in my diluted Rainforest Shine Shampoo, shake well and squeeze the liquid straight to my scalp. Since this mixture is too runny to apply with hands I make use of an old shampoo bottle to squeeze and distribute it evenly along my scalp. Then I massage, tub it in for a few seconds and let it sit on my scalp untouched for a couple of minutes.
  • In my opinion, its organic ingredients are more effective compared to using zinc. With most of the brands using zinc as a fighting agent against flake, the problem is that it leaves residue in your hair, also it makes your hair too dry. Ginger is the main ingredient in this shampoo. This plant is known to have anti-bacterial effect. Ginger in lieu of zinc (as is the case with other shampoos) fights the bacteria build-up which causes itchiness leading to dandruff.
  • It is silicone free
  • It is particularly effective in the winter season because it keeps the winter itch at bay. 🙂
  • No weird medicinal smell which is quite unlike most anti-dandruff shampoos.
  • Reduces hair fall.
  • Not tested on animals.

The Bad about The Body Shop Ginger Anti Dandruff Shampoo

  • The faint gingery smell bordering on slightly pure-herbs sorts. It is mild and not unpleasant but definitely not how I would want my hair to smell! But some people, in fact, adore its fragrance. In any case, the smell does not linger long or too strongly in the hair.
  • I definitely need to follow it up with a conditioner because hair goes very static and a little frizzy not too long after using this, and it ends up looking very flyaway.
  • My hair also seems to get greasy more quickly than usual after using this, so it wouldn’t be good for anyone who has greasy hair normally.
  • The Body Shop does not manufacture a corresponding “Ginger Conditioner”.
  • Repeated and longer lasting usage would make your hair look dull. Keep switching or mixing this with other shampoos to keep hair shiny.

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Verdict: Value for money. All dandruff sufferers must give this a try.

Would you purchase again?: Yes

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Also, Read

  • The Body Shop Honey Moisturising Shampoo Review
  • The Body Shop Rainforest Shine Shampoo Review
  • The Body Shop Olive Glossing Shampoo and Conditioner

This is probably the most popular anti-dandruff shampoo on earth

One bottle of The Body Shop Ginger Anti-Dandruff Shampoo is sold every four seconds and five star reviews for the hair wash abound on the Internet. We put its flake-free claims to the test

Flaky skin runs in my family, as my sister’s Eczema Files column testifies, alongside the rest of our crumbly feet (apologies), chapped hands and tendency towards dandruff. My mum is pretty much the only one to escape smooth skinned and glossy haired, and having dark hair clearly exacerbates the D-word issue for the rest of us. As a family unit, we’ve tried the lot, so when I was told about a cult anti-dandruff bestseller that’s revered in Asia in particular for its soothing, descaling potential, not to mention that a bottle flies off the shelves at least once every four seconds, my interest was piqued.

The Body Shop Ginger Anti-Dandruff Shampoo, £8.50 for 400ml, is made with Sri Lankan ginger, community produced fair trade Ethiopian honey, birch bark and white willow extracts, and feels cooling but not tingly when applied. Unsurprisingly it smells of ginger, but it won’t knock your socks off in a perfumey way, and it works up to quite a generous lather thanks to coconut derived sodium laureth sulfate (a far more gentle cleanser than the sensitivity spiking SLS). It’s water based with vitamin B5 for shine and hydration and piroctone olamine as the principal anti-dandruff ingredient- it’s an antifungal agent that treats the microbes and bacteria that can lead to dandruff, but in a more gentle manner than more aggressive dandruff treatments. All in all, as the nigh on 1,300 five star reviews on The Body Shop website would suggest, this particular cocktail works. It’s not a magic hoover for flakes, but I’m not seeing snow in this heatwave, and my scalp isn’t hot or itchy, which is also a miracle given that we saw 37ºC last week.

The fact that The Body Shop has generally been very modest about this low key superstar of a beauty product speaks of the quiet revolution going on over at Body Shop HQ. The chain formerly and widely revered for its Dewberry and White Musk Body Mists, extensive roster of Body Butters and ‘ahhh’ inducing Peppermint Cooling Foot Spray (heaven I tell you) among other cult buys, could appear to remain in the realm of 90s nostalgia, but the makeup range for one is underrated but better than ever, and the brand’s activist ethos is back on track after having been sold to Brazilian company Natura from L’Oréal. With a newly revived drive towards cruelty-free beauty to ongoing fair trade and sustainability projects and ever expanding vegan ranges, it could be time to grab your bag for life and reacquaint yourself with good old Dewberry. Or at the very least chuck this in your basket- it’ll blast away the scalp cobwebs and won’t break the bank.

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