When I started this blog, I was struggling to find products I could afford.
Over time, due to the blog getting popular (touchwood) and my own salary increasing (touchwood and thank god cuz ya girls has expensive tastes lol), I had been trying, reviewing many international curly hair products.
While I love them and I find they work really well, many of my readers got back to me asking for pocket-friendly options that also won’t take weeks to deliver.
‘Please tell me affordable Cg Friendly option in India’
‘I’m in school and my budget is Rs.1000, please share shampoo and conditioner options in India’
If you are one of them, get excited. This and many posts are planned in the future for affordable, Curly Girl Approved, pocket-friendly products that are easily available in India!
And what better product to start with than the Vilvah Goatmilk Shampoo! Already a favourite among the curly community in India, this shampoo is now with new sustainable packaging too.
So let’s get to it in detail – will this suit your hair? Read my review to find out!
I was sent Vilvah shampoo and conditioner (old packaging and the conditioner was the light one) by the brand a few months ago.
Founded by Kruthika Kumaran, Vilvah Store is an all-natural skincare & haircare brand made from fresh ingredients sourced from local farmers.
She started this clean and sustainable skincare range after seeing how sensitive her mother’s and daughter’s skin was, creating a line of products that are without sulphates, silicones, parabens, artificial fragrance, harsh chemicals, Glycols, & GMOs.
Her products consists of natural and organic agricultural produce, goatmilk, carrier oils, essential oils and butter.
Vilvah Goatmilk Shampoo Review
Our Moisturising Goats Milk Shampoo enriched with hydrolysed silk protein and Banana extract cleanses the hair from everyday dirt and grime, repairs dry and damaged hair and will leave your hair soft, glowing and manageable. No sulphates, No parabens, No silicones, No harsh chemicals.
- Quantity: 200 ml
- Texture: Thick, creamy
- Lather- Medium
- pH – balanced between 5.5-5.8 (ideal pH for your hair)
- Fragrance:- 100% Natural Scent. Jasmine scent, I find it quite strong.
- Price: Rs. 590
Ingredients of Vilvah Goatmilk Shampoo
Aqua, Farm Fresh Goatmilk, Jasmine Hydrosol, Cocamidopropyl hydroxysultain (Derived from fatty acids of coconut oil), Cocamidopropylbetain (Derived from coconut oil), coco glucoside (Ecocert approved natural surfactant), Sodium hydroxide, Sodium cocyl glycinate (natural surfactant), Glycol distearate, Argan oil, Jasmine Essential oil, Neroli Essential oil, Vanilla oil, Sodium PCA, Citric acid, Banana extract, Hydrolysed Silk protein, Sodium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium gluconate (from sugar glucose)
Notes on Ingredients
- CG friendly
- Has Protein
- Hydrolysed Silk protein is present but in the last few ingredients and as a result this will have a very mild protein effect.
- Cocamidopropylbetain and coco glucoside are gentle cleansing agents that won’t leave your hair dry.
- Goatmilk is filled with fats and great at moisturising hair and soothing irritated skin.
- Jasmine Hydrosol is the reason why it smells so strongly of jasmine. It’s distilled Jasmine water!
- Argan oil,Jasmine Essential oil, Neroli Essential oil, Vanilla oil will leave hair moisturised but it can make you feel it’s too rich for a shampoo.
How to Use Vilvah Goatmilk Shampoo
- Drench your hair in water and take a small amount in your palm.
- Rub through your scalp slowly with the tips of your fingers, not your nails.
- The shampoo does lather a little so for those who love that feeling, don’t worry you won’t get it from sulphate free products!
- Apply on the length of your hair and rinse.
- REMEMBER– this if you have been using products with silicones as an ingredient, you will need to use a clarifying shampoo first to remove the build-up. This shampoo is sulphate free, hence works best on cleansed hair.
VIDEO Tutorial with Vilvah Goatmilk Shampoo and Conditioner
- Cleanses decently– left my scalp feeling clean but without the dryness.
- Lathers slightly
- The goat milk nourishes curls and softens the cuticle – it is a natural conditioner!
- Goat milk is also great for a sensitive scalp– itchiness, psoriasis, eczema etc.
- Jasmine Essential oil, Neroli Essential oil, Vanilla oil leave hair feeling super soft
- pH balanced – so your hair’s cuticle is not raised (less frizz) after you’re done rinsing it out
- Banana extract is great to moisturise curls and reduce frizz and vitamins
- CG Friendly/ Curly Girl Approved (No sulphates, silicones, drying alcohols)
- Leaves curls smelling like Jasmine
- The scent is too strong for me. It lingers well after you rinse out the conditioner as well. For people with a sensitive nose, this may be an issue.
- When I oil my hair heavily, I find it takes longer to remove with this shampoo – I find it easier to use it when hair is not or lightly oiled.
- If your hair gets very dirty and oily too often, you might want a stronger cleanser.
Anyone with frizzy, dry hair and scalp that want to clean their scalp & length without stripping it of it’s natural oils. It’s also great for people with an itchy or sensitive scalp.
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