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Dabur Vatika Enriched Almond Hair Oil Review

by Smriti S

Oiling hair is an extremely important part of hair care routine since it stimulates the scalp from the roots and helps with hair fall, dandruff, and other hair ailments. After application of any hair oil, whether viscous or not, should not be exposed to the environment since it will attract dirt and make things worse. Today, I will be reviewing the Dabur Vatika Enriched Almond Hair Oil.

Dabur Vatika Enriched Almond Hair Oil

Details about Dabur Vatika Enriched Almond Hair Oil

What is it?

It is a hair oil that claims to help reduce hair fall and other hair problems. It says “Dabur Vatika Enriched Almond Hair Oil is a premium oil which has a nourishment of almonds enriched with the extra benefit of hibiscus, olives, muskroot & other trusted herbs, to give you problem free beautiful hair. Almonds help strengthen hair from root to tip. Hibiscus helps maintain the color of hair & fights hair fall. Muskroot along with other ingredients help strengthen hair. Olive oil nourishes hair & restore luster to dull hair. Store away from direct sunlight. Use this product for strong, thick & silky hair for extra nourishment problem free beautiful hair.”

Dabur Vatika Enriched Almond Hair Oil

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Price

Rs 108

Net quantity

200 ml/ 6.75 oz

Shelf life

24 months from the date of manufacture

Sensitive skin alert?

No, it doesn’t irritate the skin

Natural/ organic/ vegan?

Contains natural ingredients, but nothing about it being vegan is mentioned

Ingredients

Mineral Oil 72 %, Vegetable Oil Including Almond, Olive, Amla, Bhringraj, Jatamasi & Hibiscus Extract 25%, Sugandhit Dravyas Rosemary Oil, Lemon Oil, Vitamin E Acetate, Phenyl Trimethicone, Isopropyl Myristate, Avobenzone, Antioxidant TBHQ, Cl 12740, Cl 26100

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My experience with Dabur Vatika Enriched Almond Hair Oil

Packaging

The product is stored in a flip top type of bottle and the opening of the hole is too huge which means controlling the quantity of product that comes out is difficult. Also, the flip top sometimes doesn’t properly stick to its counterpart which makes it difficult to carry it while traveling

Texture and color

It has a runny consistency like that of oil and the product is a faint orange in color.

How to use

Open the cap and take the hair oil in your palm and run it through your scalp. Leave for 2 hours or overnight and wash off with mild cleansers. This is a light-weight, non-sticky hair oil hence it will be gone with one single hair wash.

Fragrance

It smells strongly of muskroot. If that’s not clear, it smells like normal soaps and I don’t like the fragrance

My experience with Dabur Vatika Enriched Almond Hair Oil

I have always been a fan of the Dabur Vatika hair oil and was excited when I saw that they have included the goodness of almonds in their hair oil and immediately purchased it. Recently I found out that mineral oil is bad for our skin and sadly, this product contains 72 percent of mineral oil. I was disappointed. Also, I used this product and it didn’t really make any difference for my hair in terms of reducing hair fall or hair growth or even providing luster. Of course, it contains natural ingredients, but the quantity of chemicals overpowers the quantity of natural ingredients in this product. It is non-sticky hair oil, but what is the point when it can’t give the much-needed nourishment to the scalp and ends of the hair? Personally, I don’t mind thick oils like castor until they provide nourishment and help with hair problems. In all, this definitely is not a product that is worth buying.

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Overall Performance of Dabur Vatika Enriched Almond Hair Oil

Pros

  • Affordable
  • Nonsticky
  • Contains Hibiscus, Olives, Muskroot and other natural hair growth herbs
  • Comes in a variety of quantities

Cons

  • Does nothing for hair fall
  • Not travel-friendly packaging
  • Contains mineral oil which is proven to harm the skin
  • Contains other chemicals which do no good
  • Too strong of a fragrance

Would I repurchase or recommend?

No, I would not repurchase this product or recommend it to anyone since it contains mineral oil and loads of other chemicals which are proven to harm the skin. So why risk? It is better to use the natural product as compared to this. Have a great day, people

Rating: 1.75/5

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4 comments

Gargi Niyogi January 3, 2018 - 2:57 PM

This isn’t a good product…I had bad experiences with the original vatika hair oil too

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Sreeparna Ganguly January 3, 2018 - 6:39 PM

Duh! 72% mineral oil!! Not a worth product :unsure:

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Smriti January 4, 2018 - 10:16 AM

Absolutely gargi. I used to like the original vatika smell but I don’t remember how the oil fared since I was kid that time.

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Smriti January 4, 2018 - 10:17 AM

Yes sreeparna. Don’t even think of trying it.

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