Hair Care

Indulekha Bringha Shampoo Review: My Experience in Depth

Are you a fan of Indulekha? Do you love ayurvedic brands? Then, this review is definitely tailored for you. Check out whether Indulekha Bringha Hair Cleanser is worth giving a shot or not.

Indulekha Bringha Shampoo Review

Indulekha Bringha Shampoo Review

Well! I am a girl who loves Ayurvedic herbs to the core. Whenever, I see herbs like Bringhraj or Bhringraj or Bringha, Shikakai, Henna on the labels, I feel this uncontrollable urge to purchase that. Naturally, this shampoo was an impulsive purchase too. The brand ‘Indulekha’ started its venture with hair oil. With time, the hair oil became pretty popular. Recently, Indulekha expanded its haircare line by introducing this shampoo to the market. Surprisingly, just like the hair oil, the shampoo created a buzz too among the crowd. The question is how amazing this shampoo is. Does it stop hair fall? Let’s find out the answers of all.

Basic Details of Indulekha Shampoo

Price: INR 135/234/405 for 100/200/340ml
Buy From: Amazon

What Does the Brand Claim about Indulekha Bringha Hair Cleanser?

Bringhraj is the King of Hair. It is one of the best Ayurvedic herbs for regenerating hair strands. Every bottle of Indulkeha shampoo comes with extracts from 9 full Bringha plant. It is not just another hair cleanser but an ayurvedic proprietary medicine. It is free of colour and fragrance. Overall, Indulekha Bringha Shampoo is one of the best shampoos to prevent hair fall.

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Ingredient Analysis of Indulekha Bringha Shampoo

Indulekha Bringha Shampoo Ingredients

Honestly, I was expecting an ingredient list written as per the concentration of the ingredients. But what I found was pretty disturbing. The ingredients are not only written in a weird manner but also it felt as if the brand is trying to hide loads of information. Let me disclose them all in-depth.

Active Ingredients

As you can see, it is written that the shampoo has 6 other herbs including Bhringraj namely Amla, Tulsi, Neem, Madhyantika, Shikakai, and Rosemary. The names are enough to make crazy anyone who wants to use Ayurvedic concoctions just like me. Let us take a look at the benefits of these herbs.

1. Bhringraj

Bhringraj or Bringha is one of the oldest remedies to treat hair problems. Since ancient times, this herb had been used to treat premature greying, hair fall problems, dandruff problems, and other hair related problems. Fir hair regrowth, it is one of the most trusted ingredients.

2. Amla

As many of you know that Amla is full of Vitamin C. It helps to treat hair loss problems. Amla also addresses hair fall problems, finds solutions for premature greying, dandruff problems, etc. To maintain the lustre of hair amla is pretty popular too.

3. Tulsi

This herb is also called Indian Basil. There is hardly anything that can treat itchy scalp like Tulsi does. If you regularly apply Tulsi paste to your scalp, dandruff problems and scalp itching would go away forever.

4. Madhyantika

Well! It is actually Henna. This herb is magical. Many people use it to colour their hair. But it can be used for other purposes too. Henna helps to maintain pH balance to the scalp. It also promotes hair growth and conditions hair.

5. Neem

Neem helps to condition dry hair. It also treats head lice, scalp inflammation, infections, scalp itching, etc. If you regularly apply Neem juice, it would moisturise your hair like never before.

6. Shikakai

Just like Bhringraj, Shikakai is popular too to promote hair regrowth. It also treats the hair fall problem. In fact, frequent application of Shikakai can add a beautiful shine to your hair.

7. Rosemary

Rosemary promotes better blood circulation. And thus, it helps to grow new hair.
There is no doubt that all of these ingredients are beneficial for hair. But, here comes the twisted part. The label also shows that each 10ml of the shampoo contains 2240mg of extracts of all the herbs. The question is what percentage of the shampoo contains the active ingredients i.e. the herbs.


Next, the brand has listed the inactive components that contain surfactants, preservatives, emulsifiers, hair conditioners, etc. As per the label, a shampoo base has been used. The question is which shampoo base is used here. It can be Sodium Laureth Sulphate or any other harmful surfactant too. It was definitely disappointing.


In the last part of the ingredient list, the brand has listed 3 widely used preservatives. These are DMDM Hydantoin, Methylisothiazolinone, and Methylchloroisothiazolinone. None of these ingredients is safe. These are not only harmful to the human body but also for the ecosystem. DMDM Hydantoin is a Formaldehyde releaser. Formaldehyde is Carcinogenic or Cancerous. The other two preservatives are responsible for neurotoxicity.

Honestly, when a brand does not want to disclose the basic facts like ingredients, it feels suspicious. Such an act gives me a negative vibe about both the brand and the product. And, these are the same reasons why I do not recommend or use Biotique or Patanjali products anymore. According to me, even if a brand uses ingredients like Sulphates or Parabens, it must disclose that. Overall, I am not happy with the ingredients of Indulekha Shampoo. And thus, I would not rate these ingredients more than 2 out of 5.

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Indulekha shampoo comes in a simple hardy plastic bottle. The plastic is entirely golden in colour which definitely makes it attractive. The 100ml bottle is quite travel-friendly.

Indulekha Shampoo Packaging

Colour, Texture, and Aroma

The texture of Indulekha Bringha Shampoo is indeed quite thick. Although it is thick yet it is easy to spread. Still, for better results, I would suggest mixing the shampoo with water. It would help the product to spread properly.

The colour is chocolate brown in colour and has an uncanny similarity with Chawanprash. No colourant has been used here which is definitely a good thing.

Trust me, the aroma of the shampoo reminds me of Dabur Red Toothpaste! And, I have no complaints regarding that as I loved that aroma too. Those who love the ayurvedic aroma, they would find this scent quite amazing. The only glitch is that the aroma is not long-lasting. Once you wash off the hair, there is hardly any aroma left behind.

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My Experience with Indulekha Bringha Shampoo

So, for the last two weeks, I have been using this Indulekha shampoo. As I said the shampoo is thick in texture. Thus, I dilute it with sufficient water. It becomes easy to apply then. If the ingredient list is followed properly, then there is no hair conditioner in the formula. As a result, it is quite important to use a conditioner afterwards.

Indulekha Shampoo Texture

Another thing worth mentioning here is that not much quantity is required for every wash. Just a pea and a quarter-size amount are enough to wash hair. But in case you oil your hair or apply a hair mask, you need more of this shampoo.

So, after using this shampoo several times, here are a few things that I have observed.

  • If you have oily scalp and dry hair strands (like mine), you must use a hair conditioner separately.
  • In case you have silky hair strands, then you can skip conditioner.
  • In case of dry scalp, you have to use hair conditioner.
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Does this Shampoo Stop Hair Fall?

No! As no hair conditioner is there, there is a high chance that hair would be tangled. And tangled hair is always a trouble. Thus, if you do not use the conditioner separately, then hair fall might increase because of all the knots and tangles.

Pros of Indulekha Bringha Hair Cleanser

  • Benefits of Bhringraj and 6 other amazing herbs
  • No colour is added
  • No fragrance is added; natural ayurvedic aroma
  • Affordable
  • Travel-friendly packaging

Cons of Indulekha Bringha Hair Cleanser

  • Does not stop or control hair fall much.
  • Hair feels dry without hair conditioner
  • Questionable ingredient list. Moreover, harmful preservatives are used
  • Although the brand claims it as ayurvedic medicine yet this shampoo does not deliver any such results. Hair regrowth is simply not possible with this shampoo.

Would I Recommend Indulekha Shampoo?

Just Another Hair Cleanser

Well! In spite of adding some interesting herbs, the formula as a whole could not save the shampoo. Indulekha Bringha Hair cleanser is just another shampoo that cleanses hair pretty well. It does not offer much promising output. The added preservatives are another concern. Overall, if you love Indulekha and you are looking for an ayurvedic shampoo, then give it a try. Otherwise, I would not recommend using this one

  1. I have used Indulekha shampoo in February 2020 i cant tell you m got worst result of my life after 2 week i stop using but it was too late i have never this problem in my life fist time and I have lost almost my hair due to dandruff and Hair fall.
    Now its july 2020 still am facing hair fall and dandruff itching .
    I am totally depress and dont knoow how to stop this heavy hair fall have consult with dr. but nothing worked.
    Guys if you have good and healthy hair dont use indulekha shampoo. Its My Personal Experience.
    I would not recommend using this one

    • Absolutely! I could not agree more. This is indeed one of the worst shampoos ever.

      For hair loss, email me the products you are using currently and other details. I would be happy to help.

  2. Make your own oil from fengureek seeds+kalonji seeds+coconut oil+ castor oil + vitamin e capsule (so that the oil would not oxidised)
    Use can use any oil of your choice .Castor oil is thick so preferred to be used with coconut oil. Make the powder of the seeds add both the oils n vitamin e.Keep it in sunlight for around 14 days . Store it in glass jar.

    • Thank you Diya!
      The DIY recipe is indeed good except the addition of Vitamin E capsules. It is not mandatory in an oil concoction.
      Coconut Oil itself is a den of Vitamin E.

  3. Hi soma.. am happy that I read this article before buying indulekha.. for past few months am indeed in search of chemical free affordable shampoos.. please give me few options of chemical free shampoos

  4. Can you recommend some good shampoos in the market?? I also use indulekha but I’m not satisfied with it. I found your article really helpful.

  5. Right i am also using it for one months but i can not see any difference of my hair fall even after using it i have handruff …i am not satisfy with this product..

  6. Very worst shampoo before using dis shampoo i have no experienced with dandruff after using indulakha i got dandruff, itchy scalp …😡😡😡 useless product ….

  7. Have you used keshking shampoo .. I want a shampoo that can give a good look like it doesn’t seem that I have worn oil. Can u please recommend

  8. Hi soma akka , first of all thank you sharing this content with us .It will more useful to me . I had many much more hair fall . I had have dispersed in it and love to grow much more long hair due , to this problem I can’t be satisfy . Please sama akka reply me as you can do fast . Please tell a way to my problem soma . And one second thankyou

    • Hey Pooja,
      Hope you are doing good. First of all, you need a good hair oil, a good shampoo, and a proper hair care routine.

      Here are the oil and shampoo I love round the year.

      Merit VCO Extra Virgin Cocoonut Oil and Vilvah Goat Milk Shampoo.

      Next is a hair care routine.
      1. Shampoo minimum twice a week. If the weather is sweaty and your scalp sweats a lot, then shampoo three times a week.

      2. Never ever oil your dirty scalp. Wash off your scalp properly. Let your hair get dry naturally and then apply luke warm oil on your entire scalp and length.
      Keep it overnight and wash off with a mild shampoo in the morning.

      3. Prepare a hair mask and apply once or twice a week.

      Two table spoon of Indus Valley Bhringraj Powder
      Two table spoon of Curd
      Water if needed.
      And, 5 drops of Aroma Treasures Rosemary Essential Oil.

      Blend everything well and apply it all over your scalp. Keep it one hour. Wash off with cold water thoroughly.

      Follow all these, I am sure your hair fall would be under control.
      Also, less than 100 hair fall is normal per day as our old hair keels shedding. And, the new ones take the place.

  9. Hi Soma,
    I do have sebhorric dermatitis. I do head bath daily and I am using doctor prescribed shampoo for dandruff alternative days. He said I can use normal shampoo alternative days. I thought of taking indulekha for hairfall and dandruff but thanks for ur review. Could you please suggest a good natural/mild shampoo.

  10. I lost all my hair for using Indhulekha Shampoo, I feel very bad. I have Long Hair after using this shampoo I lost all my long hair and now I was facing too much hair fall. Guys Please don’t use that shampoo if you love your hair. Can any one tell me the best home remedies to control hair fall, long hair and healthy hair

  11. Hey soma
    Iam susmitha, i have been using this shampoo for 3 months now and its fine in the beginning as i have thick long hair my hair falls pretty much all the time but recently from 2 months my hair fall has become much more worse i can literally feel my hair thinning when i braid my hair and even i started hearing people comments on my hairloss.I also started having a major dandruff problem i dont know if it’s because of this shampoo.So i have heard good reviews about loreal hyaluron shampoo could and thinking to switch to that shampoo.could u plzzz give ur take on that shampoo.

    • Hello Susmitha, thank you for visiting the site. Welcome to Cosmetics Arena.

      In case of hairfall and dandruff, I will suggest the following two tips that have helped me a lot in long run.

      1. Always make sure to apply oil on clean scalp. In case, you plan to apply oil on Sunday, make sure the hair has been shampooed & thoroughly cleaned on Sunday itself or at least Saturday. Applying oil on the clean scalp helps to reduce chances of bacterial infection or dandruff issues or hair fall woes.

      2. Try to use a mild shampoo that is Sulfate and Paraben free. Shampoo from Vilvah, Juicy Chemistry, Arata, etcm are pretty good. Here goes a full compilation on Mild Shampoos.

      For dandruff issues, you can try out Nat Habit Tea Tree Essential Oil. Just mix 5 drops of the EO with your regular oil or you can mix the oil with your shampoo as well.

      Thank you for visiting once again. I hope it helps you. Last but not the least, L’Oreal shampoos are definitely good but I am not sure whether a sulfate based shampoo can help you to fight off your hair problems or not.

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Hey beautiful! This is Soma, a bong girl from the city of joy, Kolkata. Blogging is my passion and analyzing ingredients is my hobby, Welcome to this wonderful journey in the world of cosmetics and the ingredients. Let us celebrate womanhood together.

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