Himalaya Anti Dandruff Shampoo | Review

Himalaya Anti Dandruff Shampoo

I don’t get dandruff often. But when I do I normally reach for my The Body Shop Ginger Anti Dandruff Shampoo. I love it and I have been using it for years. But there is one thing; you can never skip using conditioner with this shampoo, as the shampoo tends to be drying. My husband is one of those people who rarely uses a conditioner, and hence started my quest for non-drying effective anti-dandruff shampoos. First stop – Himalaya Anti Dandruff Shampoo.

The product claims to “Himalaya Anti-Dandruff Shampoo is specially formulated with botanical extracts that help control dandruff and provide nourishment to hair shafts. Fortified with herbal ingredients our shampoos are effective, natural and gentle on hair.

Tea Tree Oil a natural anti-fungal agent effectively treats dandruff;

Aloe Vera softens hair and soothes scalp, thus controlling itchy sensation;

Chickpea a rich source of natural protein helps nourish hair.

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Himalaya Anti Dandruff Shampoo

My Experience with Himalaya Anti Dandruff Shampoo

Himalaya Anti Dandruff Shampoo is a pale white runny shampoo with a mild fragrance. The shampoo comes in a simple white pack with a green flip open cap. The packaging is sturdy and spill proof. The anti dandruff shampoo is also easily available and economically priced.

Himalaya Anti Dandruff Shampoo

My husband has almost used up this shampoo and I personally tried this a couple of times as well. While the shampoo has goodness of tea tree oil, aloe vera and chickpea, it doesn’t seem to do much for dandruff. It does help a wee bit, but that’s all. The pack is almost over and I can barely see any difference in the dandruff. The shampoo is undoubtedly on the dry side and can leave hair feeling dry & frizzy. It doesn’t seem to help much with the itchiness either. I have tried this after oiling my hair and it took 2 washes to remove oil. Overall, if you are looking for a budget anti-dandruff shampoo that works well this isn’t the one.

Himalaya Anti Dandruff Shampoo

The Good

  • Easily available
  • Affordable pricing
  • Cleanses hair decently
  • Contains the goodness of tea tree oil and aloe vera
  • Has a mild fragrance
  • Sturdy packaging

The Bad

  • Not as effective on dandruff
  • Can leave hair feeling a little dry and frizzy
  • Has a slightly runny texture
  • Requires multiple washes to remove oil

Overall verdict:  2.5 / 5

Price: Rs. 70/- for 100 ml

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  1. Ohh, I have used this. It ruined me and my roommates hair. I had a haircut and the hair stylist was like what did you do with your hair it was so damaged.

      1. If you are talking about the Ginger one yes that one TBS dries but it worked on dandruff. I combined it with the banana conditioner so drying was nullified plus applying egg masks helped. this was 4-5 years ago. Now I wash my hair with egg masks only no shampoo so no dandruff during winters.

        1. Yup. I rarely get dandruff but when I do I reach for TBS Ginger Anti Dandruff Shampoo. And I love their banana conditioner. Both together work wonderfully. My husband on one hand needs to be reminded to use a conditioner, so the TBS shampoo wouldn’t fit well here.

    1. I haven’t tried the baby shampoo. I have tried their Protein shampoo and it is quite good. But this anti dandruff one was rather disappointing.

  2. I have same experience as you. I have much dandruff problem and i was having high hope with this but it fails to fulfill. It is not cleaning dandruff scalp at all.

      1. Currently i am using head and shoulders as i have big prob of dandruff. It works good to clean the scalp. I use sunsilk conditioner with it.

    1. Haven’t tried the oil from this range. The bottle is almost over and I won’t consider buying the shampoo again. But I could give the oil a try.

    1. 😀 Hope the TBS shampoo works for you. Be sure to use a good conditioner after the shampoo. I’d recommend TBS Banana COnditioner.

    1. This one can definitely be skipped. I have tried their Protein shampoo and it is quite good. But the anti-dandruff one was the complete opposite.

  3. I don’t really prefer the shampoos that dry out hair and leave it frizzy. Though it good for oily and dandruff hair!

  4. Dandruff shampoo always makes my hair dry and rough. So I usually do not use this type of shampoo.Recently I’ve been using patanjali’s anti dandruff shampoo which is really good, very soon I will do a review on it, thanks sangeeta for this honest review.
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  5. That’s bad that it didn’t work on dandruff much. I really trust Head & Shoulders to combat dandruff and even oiling hair regularly does help a lot, well for me but I am such a laze when it comes to oiling. Great, detailed review.

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    1. Thanks Zarrah. So far based on many readers opinion the shampoo is quite average. But it seems to work well the anti-dandruff oil from the series.

    1. I rarely get dandruff. But when I do I reach for my trusted TBS Ginger Anti Dandruff Shampoo and it works like a charm every time. But it is drying so you can never ever skip conditioner with it. I was on the lookout for ones which are effective yet not drying. I hoped the Himalaya shampoo would help. But it failed to impress me in anyway.

  6. Hello Sangeeta! Great article as usual. Personally I love the GKhair anti-dandruff shampoo. It truly works for my hair. The best shampoo I have ever used for controlling my hair dandruff. This is simply awesome. 🙂 <3