Posted by Ankita Srivastava | Posted in Hair, Product Reviews | Posted on 20-01-2013
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I’d always heard that beer as a last rinse is great for adding bounce and shine to hair. I never tried alcohol for hair though until recently with Park Avenue Beer Shampoo which is now available at departmental stores and medical shops across the country.
Price : Rs 160 for 200 ml
My take on the Product
The shampoo comes in a beer bottle-lookalike plastic bottle. I’m not too fond of the packaging, quirky though it is, as the cap doesn’t shut properly and leads to leakage if the bottle it not upright. The shampoo is dirty yellow in color, slightly runny and smells really bad! (alcohol scent). Since I generally follow up with a nice smelling conditioner, the alcohol smell doesn’t stay in my hair.
It lathers fairly well and washes off easily too. But you need quite a bit of quantity for it to lather properly. As for the claims of making the hair shiny and bouncy – it does add volume and shine to the hair. Not astronomically but in a degree that is noticeable. On the downside, it makes my hair really dry and I have to make sure to use a heavy duty conditioner after this. The hair feels rough to touch as well which is why I’ve switched back to my Sunsilk Keratinology Sun Kissed Shampoo. I wish it wasn’t quite so drying on my hair because I do like the shine it adds. But because of the dryness and frizzyness it imparts, you can’t really take advantage of the bounce. I definitely need some heat and serum to tame down and smoothen my hair while I use this so this shampoo has not really worked out great for me.
I know its something different and attractive so go ahead and give it a try. But if you have dry and frizzy hair like me, I won’t recommend it!
The GOOD about Park Avenue Beer Shampoo :
- Lathers well
- Washes off easily
- Does a good job of cleaning
- Adds some shine and a bit of bounce to the hair
The NOT-SO-GOOD about Park Avenue Beer Shampoo :
- Repulsive smell
- Dries the hair, makes it frizzy
- Makes the hair rough
- Bottle doesn’t shut tightly
If you don’t have extremely dry or frizzy hair, you might like this shampoo. It does a decent job of cleaning and while it smells horrible and is drying, it does add some shine and bounce to the hair. As for people with dry/damaged hair, I’d recommend you steer clear of it but if you really want to try it, make sure to use a heavy duty conditioner along with it to combat the dryness and scent.
Rating : 2.5/5
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