I own herbal shampoo powders which do not contain any fluid. You mix them with water (on your head, in your palm, in a container) and use them like normal shampoo. Today there will be a beauty battle with the Khadi Herbal Hairwash Powder vs. Eliah Sahil Shampoo Natural Volume & Shine
For the basis of my reviews, please see my personal requirements.
Khadi Herbal Hairwash Powder
(150g / 8,90€)
Khadi herbal Hair wash is a unique combination of herbs, fruits and flowers. All of them contribute to keeping hair & scalp clean, promote hair growth & nourish hair roots. Khadi Herbal hair wash powder cleans the scalp without stripping hair and scalp of its natural oils. Regular use will give your hair tensile strength & prevent breakage.
It is extremely mild & beneficial for those who have sensitive skin. Free from any chemicals or preservatives it is especially for those who suffer allergies from chemicals which are present in soaps & shampoos. It can also be used as a mild baby shampoo for keeping scalp clean & free from infections.
INCI: Sapindus Mukurossi Peel Extract, Acacia Concinna, Emblica Officinalis, Adatoda Vasika, Eclipta Alba, Azadirachta Indica, Ocimum Sanctum, Trigonella Foenum-Greacum, Lawsonia Enermis, Citrus Medica Limonum, Rosa Sinensis, Syzygium Cumini, Mangifera Indica.
Really good ingredients in this one, but I do not find any information if the herbs are from organic farming. BDIH certified and vegan.
The powder comes in a metal container and is sealed in an extra plastic bag inside. The packaging works perfectly with the powder. There is no trial size available for this product.
Marketing and Price (7/10)
Filling quantity: 150 g which cost 8,90€ (base price per 100 g = 5,93 €)
The marketing statements are not supported and I do not know if the advertising claims have been fulfilled on me, so: no. The price is okay.
When I first used the product, I liked it very much. It was the first powder shampoo I ever used, so I had nothing to compare it with. But after some time I just tried to use up the product even that I liked it: the powder is not finely ground, the application is messy, having it on my hair is messy, washing out the stuff is messy, the hair smells of the product which my husband doesn’t like. It was nice having it on my hair, but it took really long time to get my hair clean. For me, the Khadi powder is just not practical enough.
All in all: (30/40)
The Khadi Herbal Hairwash Powder has really good ingredients but is practically not usable for me. If the powder was really finely milled, that would improve the application so much.
Eliah Sahil Shampoo Natural Volume & Shine
Highly effective herbal extracts mixed with fullers earth vitalise your scalp and strengthen your roots. The high-qualitiy soy protein glides on your hair for more volume and shine.
INCI: Solum Fullonum (Fullers Earth), Acacia Concinna (Shikakai), Sapindus Mukorossi (Reetha), Emblica Officinalis (Amla), Terminalia Chebula (Harithake), Terminalia Bellirica (Bibhitake), Phyllanthus Urinaria (Bhui Amla), Soy Proteine, Camellia Oleifera, Rosa centifolia oil.
The ingredients are great, but I do not find information if the ingredients are organic.
BDIH certified and vegan.
The powder comes in a metal jar; there is only a small hole in the top of the container, so you could use the powder directly on your hair.
I like the packaging in the metal jar. What I personally do not like is the small hole: when I use the product, I measure with a spoon. It is not convenient to do this with this packaging as I always spill some product. Yet when you use the powder directly on your hair, this could work very well to prevent overdosage.
Marketing and Price (6/10)
The marketing statements are not supported. The price is still okay. There is no travel size available at the internet shops I know, but I have seen some in unboxing blog posts.
I really, really like the products from Silvio Perpmer, the owner of Eliah Sahil and Planet Pure. When I use this powdered shampoo, I measure a sponge into a small container, fill it with water and shake gently. After that I use it absolutely the same way as I would use every other diluted shampoo. It feels nice on the scalp and gently foams in my hair, and it is very easy to wash it out. It smells softly like Indian herbs, but the scent does not stay in my hair in a bad way, more like an earthy, herbal background scent that works good with my perfume and other body products. The ingredients are good, and the price is totally okay for me. Silvio wants to create products that are both good for the environment and the consumer, and he hits the target with this powder shampoo. The only thing which I do not like is the opening in the container as mentioned before. It would be easy to refill the powder into another container, but I simply do not want to.
All in all: 31/40
Yeah. I like. Totally. All that marketing stuff is not that important for me, as I know, Silvio would never ever use something in his products that would harm anyone. The stuff cleans my hair, I have nothing at all to worry about!
So how went the battle?
INCI: no winner. Both products have really good ingredients.
Packaging: Khadi has one point in advantage. Both have environmentally friendly and reusable packaging, but I like the Khadi one more.
Price: Eliah Sahil costs more than twice the price of Khadi.
My personal experience: Eliah Sahil’s powder shampoo is a lot more convenient than Khadi’s.
My personal winner is the Eliah Sahil shampoo. I do not mind paying for it as it is a great product. In fact, I want to try more products from Eliah Sahil. They are by far underestimated in terms of ingredients and production conditions.