This is my first purchase from the ‘Hair’ section of The Body Shop. I sniffed this product in one of my impromptu visits to the store and I HAD to buy it. Read how it fared on my thin, wavy and frizz prone hair.
Price: Rs 795 for 250 ml (each for shampoo and conditioner)
The Body Shop Banana Shampoo and Conditioner Review
The Body Shop Banana Shampoo and Conditioner come in a round bottle with black flip open cap. The bottle is transparent which allows to look at the product left in the bottle. The cap shuts tight and the packaging is spill proof and travel friendly.
The fragrance is insane! It smells amazingly of banana. Like a banana dessert. If only the product itself was as good as the fragrance.
The shampoo is pearly yellow in color and slightly runny in texture. It lathers well and cleanses hair well. It is parabens and sulphates free and not tested on animals. However, it makes my hair very dry and more prone to tangles which led to massive hairfall, especially while shampooing. I disliked the shampoo so much that I was so relieved when I finished the bottle!
The conditioner is more bright yellow in color and slightly thick in consistency. The thick consistency of the conditioner makes it a pain to squeeze when the bottle starts getting half empty. For this purpose, I used to store the bottle upside down so it can be squeezed out easily. It spreads easily and does its job decently. It did make the hair a little better after shampoo, still it didn’t provide enough to make my hair silky smooth (like THIS conditioner did). The conditioner is still better than the shampoo but I would still skip repurchasing it, no matter how delicious it smells.
Overall, The Body Shop Banana shampoo and conditioner are okay but not great for my hair type- thin, wavy, frizz prone. It may work for other hair types though. The shampoo cleanses well but makes my hair very dry and tangle prone. Banana conditioner is still better than the shampoo but it doesnt make my hair silky smooth and I still feel the need to apply an additional leave on conditioner/serum on my hair. The only good thing I could find with The Body Shop Banana range is that it is parabens and sulphates free. Also, it smells heavenly and so delicious that you could eat it. Don’t though! 😀