The Body Shop Banana Shampoo & Conditioner Review

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Body Shop Banana Shampoo & Conditioner

Hi All,

The Banana Shampoo & conditioner has been loved by so many and has been praised  to no end. Hence, I didn’t hesitate to  pick this up in April itself since my Lush Cynthia Sylvia Stout Shampoo and Veganese Conditioner were getting over…

Right away, let me tell you that this shampoo and conditioner has been tested on 2 people with diff hair types. I have voluminous curls and crazy maggie hair, whereas my friend who also tried it for me has pin straight flat hair which has absolutely no volume. SO how did it work for each of us? Did I love it? Did she? Read on and find out!

About TBS Banana Shampoo:-

Gently cleanse and nourish your hair with a shampoo that smells good enough to eat and will leave your hair feeling clean, soft and silky.

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  • Quantity: 250ml  for 515 INR

About TBS Banana Conditioner:-

Nourish & protect your hair with an irresistible smellling conditioner that leaves it free of tangles and easy to manage.

  • Quantity: 250m for 515 INR

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My experience with TBS Banana Shampoo & Conditioner:-

  • Packaging – This comes in the usual transparent plastic bottle with a  black flip top lid.

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  • Color & Texture – The shampoo and conditioner, both are the color of banana pulp.. the same dull yellow. Texture wise, the shampoo is thinner than the conditioner. The conditioner is honestly a pain to squeeze out!! It’s almost like a souffle stuck in the bottle. I have to yank ans push and do all sorta drama to get some product.  The shampoo lathers quite a bit too which I’m sure all of us like 🙂


  • Fragrance – It has a very concentrated  banana scent as expected. Parita mentioned that it smells exactly like the banana muffins she makes which is now what I’m reminded of when I  use this .. 😉

Here’s what the shampoo looks like..

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And here’s the conditioner.

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The Body Shop Banana Shampoo & Conditioner :-

I mentioned at the beginning about what my hair is like…This shampoo made my hair squeaqly clean for sure no doubt about that..but was horrible for the volume. I was hoping that using this would help me tame my hair. But I forgot that Banana is well known for injecting volume onto the scalp. When I use this, my hair goes haywire! Literally! My hair is ALL over the place and even the conditioner although helps in smoothening a bit, it doesnt help with the knots and tangles 🙁

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I was so heart broken but then thought that so many ppl praising this can’t be wrong..So I gave a bit of each to my friend with straight and flat hair. And she LOVED it! She always used to complain that she looked all ‘Chipku’ and that no headband could hold her hair but after using this, her hair has become soo good. She can now use a clutch without having it slide straight down to the ground 🙂 Her hair is also tangle free and looks infused with life!

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Hence, I can conclude that this would suit hair which needs volume and bounce. But for curly haired gals like me for whom volume is a bit more in abundance, this isn’t really a good choice.

Pros of TBS Banana Shampoo & Conditioner:-

  • The shampoo is perfect for oily hair
  • The duo works well on flat hair or hair which needs a surge of volume.
  • Both of them smell yummy! I’d be ready to gobble it down infact 🙂
  • Makes the hair squeaky clean
  • No build up.
  • Shampoo lathers very well and very little is required for each use
  • One bottle of shampoo will last 2.5-3mts easily
  • Doesn’t strip the moisture from the hair.
  • Not too pricey considering that this actually works
  • No animal testing

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Cons of TBS Banana Shampoo & Conditioner:-

  • Of no use to those with already volume infused hair
  • I find it tough to get the conditioner out of the bottle..it’s damn thick!
  • The conditioner didn’t help detangle

Ratings:

  • Effectiveness: 4/5
  • Fragrance: 5/5
  • Packaging: 4.5/5
  • Price vs. Quality: 4/5

Have you tried The Body Shop Shampoo & Conditioner ?

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77 COMMENTS

  1. The conditioner looks like mango pulp yummm :drool: I need this shampooooo!! It’s so nice that u’ve written bout its effects on both curly n straight hair Zee :yes: Lovely review :-))

  2. Aaah! The body shop’s Banana shampoo. It’s nostalgia in a bottle for me. I used it all through middle school. One sniff and I’m back in the playground. I was partial to peanut butter and banana sandwiches back then.
    Great review, I would also like to add that it works really well on us wavy haired girls as well. You should try their coconut range. I remember Anita marketing it especially for curly hair.

    • ooh! i thot this was a new thing …dint kno it was such an old product!

      it may work for curly hair as well..but not on frizzy and volume rich hair…it was horrid on my hair! 🙁 🙁

  3. i like the review a lot….i am looking for body shop shampoos …..i did hair rebonding 1 year back..and my hair becomes dry and frizzy now a days with my shampoo…i dont need volume to my hair…Is rainforest shampoo good for dry hair?pls help me zara…

  4. Zee.. the conditioner girl….sounds like a fab stuff for u! :-* :hug-makeup: :yippee: :dance-left-right:

    mereko zara shampoo n conditioner k saath exp karne darr lagta hai! :tremble:

  5. ow then its certainly not for me :(…can somebody recommend me a tbs shampoo n conditioner for dry frizzy hair 🙁

  6. Purfect for me. But Zee, I hate TBS conditioners, its too hard to get them out. damn frustrating when ur in a shower with wet hands and hair! it becomes worse when the product quantity decreases!

  7. I got the TBS rainforest moisture shampoo n conditioner and it didnt work for me at all 🙁 weighs down my hair and makes it appear oily too..not impressed as of now with tbs..but i totally loved the smell of this shampoo 🙂 thanks for the mention!

  8. I have been trying to search for this on Ebay, but couldn’t find it, could you guys help me in giving the link to buy this ‘The Body Shop Banana Shampoo’ from some popular site?

  9. i have used the banana shampoo and apart from the sickly sweet smell of bananas, i found nothing in it! It made my hair wavy hair look like Medusa curly and stone rough! Sorry to be cruel, but that’s the fact- as plain as Jane! 🙁

  10. I use tbs moisture shampoo and conditioner.. i m satisfied with shampoo but conditioner does weigh down my hair.. let me try this when this gets over.. 🙂

  11. oh Zara thanks for the HONEST review… im staying away from all things that give volume… even i want to tame my hair.. never knew banana gives volume to hair.. Thank God i never tried a banana hair mask…

  12. The quantity provided is pretty good for the price, I have read awesome reviews regarding it, but you know its best for those with oily scalp people! I think it contains SLS too! But I dodnt know why the color and ymmu fragrance of bananas make me tempt for it. :yes:

  13. this is the prob with TBS conditioners… Zee did ur fren face any hair frizz issues after using this shampoo & conditioner?

  14. shampoo for me!!!! i have all flat and chipku hair! bdw am craving for aam ras now after lookin at the product texture! hehe

  15. Ze i meant the shampoo…can i use it frequetly? I am looking for somthing mild…using 8 in 1 Just Herbs..want to try this now..

  16. lovely review Zara …. :hug-makeup: :hug-makeup: :hug-makeup: :hug-makeup: :hug-makeup: you liked Cynthia too na ?? so which one is best amongst these ?? ?:-) ?:-) ?:-) ?:-) ?:-) ?:-)

  17. oh frizzy nahin hua.. accha hai !! lucky her…

    mujhe to 10 brands mein 8 brands frizzy kar dete hain… even Rainforest did tat to me..

    but somebody told the frizziness is bcoz all the silicone & sulphate deposit are getting washed off due to rainforest natural shampoo…. 😀

    now i cant step out of the home like i had a shock from an electric switch na? 😀 😀 (rememb havells switch ad!)

  18. i totally love this shampoo, it brought back the lost volume of my hair. it really luks nd smells very yummy :tap-dance: :tap-dance: :tap-dance:

  19. Hi Zara

    I was going through the sites looking for a shampoo that suits my hair and I ended up t your site..I really liked your review and I really want to know weather I should purchase this shampoo and conditioner or not. I have oily scalp and dry ends with no volume..please do reply..

  20. hi, I have dry, frizzy, volume less hair. what shampoo should I use? I am super confused . should I use dis body shop banana shampoo and conditioner?

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