I like to put my shampoos through what I call the no-conditioner test. Every shampoo I have has to go through this for 2 reasons. (1) I want to know the effect the shampoo has on my hair – does it leave it feeling healthy, does it dry it out, does it make my hair frizzy. (2) My husband is lazy to use a conditioner on a regular basis that means his crow nest hair looks extra frizzled and I am always looking out for shampoos, which cleanse well but without any kind of dryness. On this never ending search and desire to try new products I came across Sebamed Anti Dry Revitalizing Shampoo – read more to find out how it fared.
The product claims to “Dry hair and a dry, irritated scalp have diverse origins: frequent washing, colouring and bleaching, styling, environmental influences, ageing, skin disorders and medication. Sebamed Anti Dry Revitalizing Shampoo has been specifically formulated with an extra mild wash active compound to gently cleanse the hair without irritating the scalp. The active protein complex smoothes and regenerates the surface of the hair and relieves the dryness of the scalp.”
My experience with Sebamed Anti Dry Revitalizing Shampoo
Let’s start with the packaging – this is definitely the least attractive packaging. I understand the white is supposed to give a clean and clinical feel but that doesn’t mean it has to look bland. And to top it a lot of products from their range look similar – a little too similar for my liking. I have their feminine wash and I have almost used it by mistake on my hair and vice versa simply because they look exactly alike except for the different wordings.
A little bit about my hair – I don’t get dandruff often but my scalp tends to get itchy easily, thanks to hot and humid climate in Chennai. While my hair itself is limp and a little dry, my scalp overcompensates by being oily. Basically, it is the worst of both worlds. My husband’s hair on the hand is dry, thick and frizzy. Finding one product that works for both of us is quite a challenge, but yet we found it in Sebamed Anti Dry Revitalizing Shampoo.
The shampoo as such is colourless and almost odorless and has a runny texture. For those who like lather, this may not be your favourite, as the shampoo doesn’t lather much. But that doesn’t mean it isn’t effective. This shampoo has managed to clean my hair well and it also works well when I pre-oil my hair. It may require 1-2 washes to remove all the added oil, but it does it without stripping my hair of moisture. I have used this shampoo without conditioner and I am happy that this is one of those rare gems that can pass the no-conditioner test. While a conditioner always helps make the hair look more voluminous and oh so pretty, it is nice to know that this shampoo doesn’t leave your hair looking like a porcupine. The shampoo has also helped clear mild dandruff and ease scalp itchiness. Best part of this shampoo is that with regular use I noticed that my hair fall reduced a bit, while my hair overall looked healthier and bouncier. Bonus to note is that this shampoo is free of SLS.
Have you tried Sebamed products? If so, let us know your favourites below.
- Cleanses hair well
- Doesn’t dry out hair – aka works well even if you skip using conditioner
- Helps reduce dandruff and scalp itchiness
- Adds volume to hair without making it frizzy
- The packaging though unattractive is sturdy
- Free of soap, SLS / SLES
- Helps reduce hair fall
OVERALL VERDICT: 4.5 / 5
PRICE: Rs. 990/- for 200ml
WHERE TO BUY:
Amazon, Nykaa, Retail stores like Health & Glow