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Shampoos in India For Curly Hair Under Rs.1000

October 13, 2017
Shampoos in India For Curly Hair Under Rs.1000

We all want to indulge in our hair & beauty regime and invest in really good products. But it isn’t possible all the time. Many of my readers are school/college going girls or simply do not wish to spend a lot. I always get asked for budget-friendly options. I had a few I’d suggest to my readers already but my followers on IG also came through last night & messaged me their favorites which are light on the pocket! Many of the shampoos listed below contain no sulphates, silicones (which build up) & alcohol. Some that have these but are still preferred by my readers are mentioned as such. So read on below for the top shampoos in India for curly hair under just Rs.1000!

Disclaimer: None of this is sponsored by any of the brands mentioned below. This is a compilation of shampoos I’ve used, have been suggested by my readers or are already popular with curly girls in India. These prices are also collated at the time of writing this post & can change.

 

WOW Miracle 10 in 1 Shampoo – Rs.399

WOW Miracle 10 in 1 Shampoo

Ingredients: Purified Water, Sodium Lauryl Sarcosinate, Decyl Glucoside, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Cocodiethanolamide, Polyquaternium-7, Polyquaternium-10, D-Panthenol, PEG 50 Shea Butter, Soya Protein, Almond Protein, Tea Tree Oil, Rosemary Extract, PEG-150 Distearate, Sodium Benzoate, Pottasium Sorbate, Citric Acid, Fragrance, Colour C.I. 19140 & FCF 42090

Notes: This is CG Approved With Caution ( Polyquat-7 can cause build up on finer, thin hair).

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WOW Apple Cider Vinegar Shampoo- Rs.399

WOW Apple Cider Vinegar Shampoo

Ingredients: Purified Water, Caprylyl/Capryl Glucoside, Sodium Methyl Cocoyl Taurate, Sodium Cocoyl Isothionate, Sodium Lauryl Sarcosinate, Decyl Glucoside, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Disodium Cocoamphodiacetate, Polyquaternium-10, PEG-12 Dimethicone, Natural Apple Cider Vinegar, Almond Oil, Argan Oil, Sodium Benzoate, Pottasium Sorbate, PEG-150 Distearate & Fragrance & Colour Sunset Yellow FCF 15985.

Notes: This is CG Approved With Caution ( Polyquats can cause build up on finer, thin hair).  As for the PEG- 12 Dimethicone, do not worry. Adding PEG means that this silicone is water soluble. Any PEG- >8 is HIGHLY water soluble. You can run these ingredients in this site (http://isitcg.herokuapp.com/) and read up on water soluble silicones here if you still have doubts.

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WOW Hair Strengthening Shampoo- Rs.399

WOW Hair Strengthening Shampoo

 

Ingredients: Purified Water, Sodium Lauryl Sarcosinate, Decyl Glucoside, Disodium Cocoamphodiacetate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Cocodiethanolamide, Polyquaternium-7, Polyquaternium-10, PEG 50 Shea Butter, Vitamin E, Almond Protein, Soya Protein, Argan Oil, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Rosemary Oil, Tea Tree Oil, PEG-150 Distearate, Sodium Benzoate, Pottasium Sorbate, Citric Acid, Fragrance, Colour FCF 42090.

Notes: This is CG Approved With Caution ( Polyquats can cause build up on finer, thin hair)

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WOW Anti Dandruff Shampoo- Rs.399

WOW Anti Dandruff Shampoo

Ingredients: Purified Water, Sodium Lauryl Sarcosinate, Decyl Glucoside, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Cocodiethanolamide, Polyquaternium-7, Polyquaternium-10, Undecylenic Amidopropyl Peg-2 – Dimonium Undecylenate, D-Panthenol, PEG 50 Shea Butter, Almond Protein, Soya Protein, Argan Oil, Tea Tree Oil, Citric Acid,PEG-150 Distearate, Sodium Benzoate, Pottasium Sorbate, Fragrance & Colour CI 15985

Notes:This is CG Approved With Caution ( Polyquats can cause build up on finer, thin hair). Do not be scared of Undecylenic Amidopropyl Peg-2 – Dimonium Undecylenate, it is an anti dandruff agent. You can read more about it here.

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WOW Perfect Color Protection Shampoo – Rs.499

WOW Perfect Color Protection Shampoo

Ingredients: Purified Water, Caprylyl/Capryl Glucoside, Sodium Methyl Cocoyl Taurate, Sodium Cocoyl Isothionate, Sodium Lauryl Sarcosinate, Decyl Glucoside, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Disodium Cocoamphodiacetate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Polyquaternium-7, Polyquaternium-73, D-Panthenol, Glycerine, Almond Oil, Argan Oil, Phospholipids (and) helianthus annuus (sunflower) seed oil, Sodium Benzoate, Pottasium Sorbate, PEG-150 Distearate & Fragrance

Notes: This is CG Approved With Caution ( Polyquats can cause build up on finer, thin hair) & Glycerine which is a humectant will not work well in places with hot & dry climates.

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WOW Intensive Repair Shampoo and Revitalize- Rs.499

WOW Intensive Repair Shampoo and Revitalize

Ingredients: Purified Water, Caprylyl/Capryl Glucoside, Sodium Methyl Cocoyl Taurate, Sodium Cocoyl Isothionate, Sodium Lauryl Sarcosinate, Decyl Glucoside, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Disodium Cocoamphodiacetate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Polyquaternium-7, Polyquaternium-73, D-Panthenol, Glycerine, Almond Oil, Argan Oil, Phospholipids (and) Glycine Soja (Soybean oil) (and) Glycolipids (and) Glycine Soja (soybean) Sterols, Sodium Benzoate, Pottasium Sorbate, PEG-150 Distearate & Fragrance

Notes: This is CG Approved With Caution ( Polyquats can cause build up on finer, thin hair) & Glycerine which is a humectant will not work well in places with hot & dry climates.

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Fabindia Daily Use Shampoo – Rs.450

Fabindia Daily Use Shampoo

Ingredients: Purified Water,sodium Cocoyl Glycinate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Glycerine, Lauric Acid, Cocadiethanolamide, Acrylates Copolymer, Propanediol, Ethylene Glycol Distearate, Coconut Oil, Glyceryl Caprylate (and) Glyceryl Undecylenate, Potassium Hydroxide, Guar Gum, Polyquaternium 7, Panthenol, Polyquaternium 10, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate, Vitamin E, Sodium Gluconate, Fragrance, Citric Acid, Aloe Vera Extract, Fenugreek Extract, Henna Extract, Brahmi Extract.

Notes: This is CG Approved With Caution ( Polyquats can cause build up on finer, thin hair). Glycerine & Panthenol which are humectants might not work well in places with hot & dry climates. Ps – I have bought this & have tried this only once. Look out for a review coming soon.

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The Bodyshop Rainforest Moisture Shampoo – Rs.795

The Bodyshop Rainforest Moisture Shampoo

Ingredients: Water, Sucrose, Disodium Cocoyl Glutamate, Lauryl Betaine, Laureth-5 CarboxylicAcid, Honey, PEG-55 Propylene Glycol Oleate, Prolylene Glycol, Sodium Chloride, Glycerin, Fragrance, Polyglyceryl-4 Caprate, Sodium Benzoate, Sucrose Laurate, Isopropyl Alcohol, Polyquaternium-6, Salicylic Acid, Citric Acid, Schinziophyton Kautanenii Kernel Oil, Pentaclethra Macroloba Seed Oil, Sodium Hydroxide, Tocopherol

Notes: This is not CG Approved since it has Isopropyl Alcohol which is considered a drying agent. But, like I’ve mentioned in my review, since it’s at the end of the list, it’s quantity is extremely less. I personally loved this shampoo. You can read my full review here: The Bodyshop Rainforest Moisture Shampoo For Dry Hair Review

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The Bodyshop Radiance Shampoo For Coloured Hair – Rs.795

The Bodyshop Radiance Shampoo For Coloured Hair

Ingredients: Aqua, Sucrose, Disodium Cocoyl Glutamate, Lauryl Betaine, Laureth-5 Carboxylic Acid, PEG-55 Propylene Glycol Oleate, Propylene Glycol, Sodium Chloride, Glycerin, Parfum, Polyglyceryl-4 Caprate, Sodium Benzoate, Sucrose Laurate, Isopropyl Alcohol, Polyquaternium-6, Salicylic Acid, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Geraniol, Camelina Sativa Seed Oil, Citric Acid, Olea Europaea Fruit Oil, Pentaclethra Macroloba Seed Oil, Sodium Hydroxide, Tocopherol.

Notes: This is not CG Approved since it has Isopropyl Alcohol which is considered a drying agent. See notes above for more. It is however a favourite of my readers who have gotten their curls coloured.

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Wella Elements Renewing Shampoo -Rs.975

Wella Elements Renewing Shampoo

Ingredients: Water/Eau, Sodium Lauroyl Methyl Isethionate, Glycerin, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate, Disodium Cocoamphodiacetate, Panthenol, Sodium Benzoate, Trisodium Ethylenediamine Disuccinate, Phenoxyethanol, Fragrance/Parfum, Polyquaternium-10, Glycolic Acid, Salicylic Acid, Polyquaternium-7, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Sodium Glycolate, Sodium Hydroxide, Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil, Fraxinus Excelsior Wood Extract.

Notes: This is CG Approved with caution (Polyquats can cause build up on finer, thin hair). Glycerine & Panthenol which are humectants might not work well in places with hot & dry climates.

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 Inatur Tahitian Monoi Oil Shampoo – Rs.750

 Inatur Tahitian Monoi Oil Shampoo

Ingredients: Water, Monoi Oil, Coconut oil, Sodium Cocoamphoacetate, Glycerin, Lauryl glucoside, Sodium cocyl glutamate, Sodium Lauryl Glucose Carboxylate, Hydroxyethyl urea, Honey Extract, Wheat protein, Maltooligosyl glucoside, Cetearyl Alcohol, Cetereth 20, Peppermint Oil, Phenoxyethanol

Notes: This is CG Approved with caution. Glycerine is a humectant & might not work well in places with hot & dry climates. I’m doing a review on this line soon so stay tuned!

Schwarzkopf BC Color Freeze Sulfate-free Shampoo – Rs. 620

Schwarzkopf BC Color Freeze Sulfate-free Shampoo

Ingredients: Aqua, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Laureth-6 carboxylic acid, sodium chloride, Disodium Cocoamphodiacetate, Cocamide MEA, PEG-120 Methyl Glucose Dioleate, Guar hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, Panthenol, Steardimonium Hydroxypropyl Hydrolyzed Keratin, Hydrolyzed Keratin, Peg-7 Glyceryl Cocoate, Parfum, sodium benzoate, Peg-12 Dimethicone, Sodium Hydroxide, Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Mica, Benzophenone-4, Benzyl Salicylate, ButylPhenyl Methylpropional, Linalool, Limonene, Citric Acid, Propylene Glycol, CI 77891

Notes: This is CG Approved with caution. It has Hydrolyzed Keratin which is a protein. If your hair is coloured or damaged, protein will be great for your hair & help strengthen the bonds.

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OGX Quenching+Coconut Curls Shampoo – Rs. 725

OGX Quenching+Coconut Curls Shampoo

Ingredients:Water (Aqua), Sodium C14-16 Olefin Sulfonate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Glycol Distearate, PPG-2 Hydroxyethyl Coco/Isostearamide, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Honey, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Fruit Oil, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Fruit Extract, Dimethicone, Amodimethicone, Polyquaternium-6, Polyquaternium-10, Glycerin, Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate, Cocamidopropyl Hydroxysultaine, Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, Laureth-4, Laureth-23, PEG-120 Methyl Glucose Dioleate, Methyl Gluceth-10, Cetrimonium Chloride, Trideceth-12, Propylene Glycol, Sodium Chloride, Citric Acid, DMDM Hydantoin, Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate, Diazolidinyl Urea, Fragrance (Parfum).

Notes: This is my FAVOURITE Non CG shampoo for curly hair. Non CG means it has sulfonate & siliocones. You can read the full review of this shampoo here: OGX Quenching Coconut Curls Shampoo & Conditioner Review

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Himalaya Baby Shampoo- Rs.175

Himalaya Baby Shampoo

Ingredients: Exts. Chanaka (Cicer Arietinum) Sd. 17 mg, Japakusuma (Hibiscus Rosa-sinensis) Fl. 17 mg, Shali (Oryza Sativa) Gr. 12 mg, Ushira (Vetiveria Zizanioides) Rt. 4 mg, Other Ingredients: Benzyl Alcohol IP, Sodium Benzoate IP, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Methylisothiazolinone, Potassium Sorbate

Notes: CG Approved! Who said kids have all the fun? 😉 If it’s safe for kids, it should be great for us too!

Khadi Herbal Honey and Vanilla Shampoo- Rs.102

Khadi Herbal Honey and Vanilla Shampoo

Ingredients: Honey, Vanilla, Neem, Tulsi, Shikakai

Notes: Khadi shampoos claim to be SLS Free, i.e, without sulphates. However they have not revealed the full ingredient list, which could be considered a risk since OGX claims to be sulphate free(which they are) but they have another drying sulfonate. I have used the Khadi Herbal shampoo for my pocket-friendly curly hair video tutorial long ago & I like this still.  It worked perfectly for me because I tend to only shampoo my scalp & this saved my wallet when I was really broke!

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Bio Green Apple Fresh Daily purifying Shampoo – Rs. 155

Bio Green Apple Fresh Daily purifying Shampoo

Ingredients: Apple Juice, Chinnai Ghas Plant, Manduk Parni Plant, Shikakai Pulp, Ghrit Kumari Juice, Badam Oil, Coconut Oil, Purified Water Q.S

Notes: Again, like the above, I’m not clear what their full ingredient list is. It is however one of the most popular responses from my followers on Instagram.

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 Rustic Art Biodegradable Aloe Shampoo-Rs.280

 Rustic Art Biodegradable Aloe Shampoo

Ingredients: Demineralized Aqua, Disodium Laureth Sulfosuccinate (biodegradable), CocamidopropylBetaina, Alpha Olefin Sulphonate, Disodium CocoamphodiacetateLaurydimonium, Hydroxypropyl, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, Sodium Cocoyl Glutamate, Aloe Barbadensis, Ascorbic Acid

Notes: Hurray! Full ingredient list & it is CG Approved! I haven’t tried this yet but I know many curlies who do. If you’ve tried it, let me know your experience in the comment section below.

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John Freida Dream Curls Shampoo- Rs.899

John Freida Dream Curls Shampoo

Ingredients: Aqua, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Coco-Glucoside, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Glycol Distearate, Cetyl Alcohol, Cocamide MEA, Parfum, Dimethicone, Polyquaternium-10, Benzyl Alcohol, Malic Acid, Glycine, Sodium Chloride, Disodium EDTA, Polyquaternium-39, Laureth-4, Laureth-23, Olea Europaea Fruit Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis Seed Oil, Sodium Hydroxide, PPG-9, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Methylisothiazolinone, Linalool, Hexyl Cinnamal, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Limonene.

Notes: This is NOT CG. It has both Sodium Laureth Sulfate & Dimethicone. BUT, back when I wasn’t particular about removing sulphates & silicones, this was one of my favourites. The picture below is of when I would use the John Freida Dream Curls line! I’m including Non CG choices as well because I have readers who have found this routine suits them better. And always remember that – be aware of the ingredients, their consequences & then take a personal call. After all, it is YOUR hair, YOUR call. 🙂

John Freida Dream Curls on Effect

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OGX Kukui Oil Shampoo Hydrate Plus Defrizz- Rs.725

OGX Kukui Oil Shampoo Hydrate Plus Defrizz

Ingredients: Water (Aqua), Sodium C14-16 Olefin Sultanate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, PPG-2 Hydroxyethyl Coco/Isostearamide, Glycol Distearate, Aleurites Moluccana (Kukui) Seed Oil, Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate, Dimethicone, Coco-Betaine, Laureth-4, Laureth-23, PEG-12 Dimethicone, PEG-23M, Polyquaternium-10, PEG-150 Pentaerythrityl Tetrastearate, PEG-6 Caprylic/Capric Glycerides, Sodium Chloride, Diazolidinyl Urea, Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate, Citric Acid, Fragrance (Parfum), Yellow 5 (CI 19140), Yellow 6 (CI 15985).

Notes: This shampoo is a favourite among many curly girls/ natural hair vloggers abroad as well & I have seen this used by curly girls here too. It also has a curl cream that’s cheap and popular. Do know that this is NOT CG Approved. Use this only if you’re following a Non CG routine.

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I hope this list helps! I will be updating this list as and when I try a new shampoo I like or hear my readers vouch for one. If you have any recommendations or names I have missed, comment below & let me know!

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Shampoos in India For Curly Hair Under Rs.1000

Do note that this is not my holy grail/favourites of all time list. Most of them unfortunately are more expensive than this range. Will do a post on that as well so stay tuned!

Until next post, I’ll see you all on my Instagram or Facebook with my daily updates! If you’re wondering how i apply products to my curls, watch the video below!

 

 

 

  • Reply
    Mayuri Rajani Ruparel
    November 1, 2017 at 2:25 pm

    Thank you so much for the wonderful article! I happened to see your video yesterday about the hair routine and happened to read your blog as well. Very helpful. I m starting my CG routine and looking for some pocket friendly shampoos and have got many options from your blog. Btw I currently have tressme botanicals can I continue to use it for my cg journey? It says it’s parabens free.
    Regards,
    Mayuri

    • Reply
      Pallavi Juneja
      November 22, 2017 at 4:36 pm

      Hi Mayuri, Thank you, glad you liked the posts!
      Paraben free isn’t the only thing that you need to avoid in a CG friendly routine. Silicones & sulphates as well.. Not sure if it isn’t free of thos!

  • Reply
    Latika Tanwar
    October 14, 2017 at 2:01 pm

    Very helpful article pallavi thank you .☺

    • Reply
      Pallavi Juneja
      October 14, 2017 at 2:03 pm

      Thank you Latika! ❤️

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