Vcare Shikkakai Paste Review


Hey Ladies!

I’m back with a review of a different kind this time. After like four lipstick reviews and an overload of lip swatches, I thought I must break the stereotype and write something different. Looking through my shelf on what I can possibly review, my eyes fell upon this Herbal hair Cleanser which consist of shikakai the good old “fruit” for hair.(Read Home made shampoo recipe)

All of us here would have childhood memories of our Naani’s or Daadi’s applying homemade oil and giving us a good rigorous oil massage. This would be followed by a wash with Shikkakai Power either homemade or Store bought like Meera or Raaga. Those were the days, I tell you! Lustrous problem free hair!

Today, am reviewing one such awesome product which is very easy to use and effective at the same time.

About Vcare Shikkakai Paste:-


Vcare Shikkakai paste is a revolution in the Hair Care Industry combining the goodness of Shikkakai and the ease of use of the paste form. Completely removes dirt and dust. Nourishes your hair and makes your hair look healthy.

  • Ingredients: Shikkakai, Fenugreek, Amla, Hibiscus, Preservatives etc.Point to be noted that it’s Sulphate and Parabens Free!
  • Directions to use: Take sufficient quantity in hand, dilute with water and apply to your hair and scalp. Massage for 5minutes and then rinse with warm water.
  • Price and Quantity: INR 150/- for 150 gms
Vcare Shikkakai Paste+best mask for dry frizzy hair

My experience with Vcare Shikkakai Paste:-


If I had to sum up the review in one sentence, I would simply say – I love this! It has done a world of good to my dry and frizzy hair. But since I cannot write a one line review, I’ll elaborate on why I love this product as much.

First things first – it’s full of herbal goodness. Let’s not look at the preservatives for a little while ok? When I saw this in the departmental store, I picked it up without any second thoughts thanks to the ingredients. To be fair, it fared really well on my hair. It nourished it, washed out every single trace of oil. It lathered pretty well and after like two rinses my hair was squeaky clean, silky and smooth to touch. It did bring my dandruff under control.

Vcare Shikkakai Paste+best hair cleanser

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I have used it as a normal hair cleanser(Read Lush cleanser review)  and also as a hair pack. It is effective both ways. As a hair pack, I take say half a cup of this paste, add an egg, 2-3tbsps of curd and some lemon juice to it to bring it to slight liquid consistency. I apply this onto my hair and leave it on for around 45-60mins and then wash it off. I don’t use shampoo after this.

The best part is – I can go without a conditioner because this is a product meant for Enhanced Hair wash and conditioning.

Vcare Shikkakai Paste+best shampoo for frizzy hair

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What I like about Vcare Shikkakai Paste:-


  • Stays true to its claims
  • Full of Herbal ingredients
  • Easy to use and very non messy
  • Sulfate and Parabens free!

What I don’t like about Vcare Shikkakai Paste:-


To be honest, I can’t think of any except for availability.

Last words: This is a really good product and I’m very sure unless you are allergic to any of these ingredients it will suit you well. Please go ahead and buy it!


  • Effectiveness: 5/5
  • Packaging: 4/5
  • Availability: 3.5/5
  • Price vs. Value: 5/5

Peace Out!

Have you tried V care Shikakakai Paste?

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  1. wow! i love pampering my hair with these kind of stuff..thanks for reviewing it..looks like a product worth trying ..i love hair care :heart:

    • Yup Ana!! Do try it, it’s totally worth it! :yippee: I’ve used up like 3 tubes already 😀 Availability can be an issue, maybe we can ask the guys at Stylecraze to stock it up. :-))

  2. Hey Sandy ..gr8 product for gr8 price.. :yes: :yes: :yes:

    My mom actually always always swear by shikakai n reetaa…

    since she has thick long jet black hair yes still jet black hair.. older women of mom’s age always keep asking my mom the secret to her lovely hair.. n she always advices them on shikakai n reeta… !
    but the pain of making a paste of a reeta n all is messy.. :-))

    thank God 4 dis product , we dont have to sit n make a paste or powder n jus run to this wen our hair wants a treat! 😀 :yes: :rock-n-roll: :rock-n-roll: :rock-n-roll: :hug-makeup:

    • Exactly Ric!! My mom is getting a couple of strands of grey hair when is she is closing on her 50 😀
      This product is seriously awesome! 🙂 I can’t tell you much I loveeeee eet! :-* It actually makes you hair manageable..

  3. This product is amazing! Will look out for this on my next visit to H&G. Thanks for the lovely review Sandy 🙂

    • Please do Nafi! Awesome product it is 🙂 I actually can’t stop raving about it! If you have funny hair like mine, you’ll love it even more. The best thing is, it lathers 😀 It doesn;t give you enough lather to dance around, but lather good enough to clean off heavily oiled hair!

  4. I so want this one asap! reminds me of my school days when we used to use areetha and shikakai boiled to wash our hair 🙂 where can i get this?

  5. i have been using this shampoo for past 1 month and i’m continuing it. The hair growth vitalizer tat was a free product for the shampoo is also good and reduces hair fall.

    • The ingredients list does mention preservatives, but I don’t there will be any harmful chemicals. Moreover, everything needs a bit of preservatives to keep the efficacy intact.

  6. Tis looks so much like the jovees hair pack I have… I luv how good this kinda stuff is..l works amazingly well for our hair 🙂

      • I have never tried the Jooves wala pack.. and Zee this is a cleanser which the **experimental** mind decided to use as a pack also 😛 Try it Zee, its sooper mess free, it goes down clean. I have an extra point for u – it lathers 😀 😀

          • Yeaaaa!! Lathers pretty well – hibiscus and fenugreek are lathering agents 🙂 they make a similar pack at home with hibiscus flowers and fenugreek seeds.
            Come to Chennai Zee – I will give this to u! and don’t forget to bring your blush gift 😛

  7. This is such a timely review Sandhya! For a couple of days for some strange reason i have been thinking of swapping shampoo with shikakai …and here comes your review 🙂
    Thx for the review and I agree the company needs to give free samples for the PR u have generated on wiseshe 😉 Shall chk it out at H&G.

    • Try it Padmaja 🙂 it is good. Yeah, for the PR i shud get free samples or maybe a lifetime supply 🙂 You can even use it as a hair-pack, one wash and you are done 🙂

  8. wow this is a PERFECT product… pls pls stylecraze stock it….this saves so much time and money and healthy break from aweful shampoos… :yippee:
    pic reminded me of something hi hi sorry… (me dirty mind)..
    Great review of a great product :yes: :dance-left-right:

    • Yup Ife!! It is quite a perfect product 🙂 and am sure anybody will love it 🙂
      Yeah, I know what the product looks like 😛 It smells awesome though, very herbaly and calming 😀

  9. you are raving so much about it, Sandhya, that I really wanna get it right away 🙂 but, I know for fact that its not in the H&G at inorbit in hyd 🙁 talk to chetana about it 🙂

  10. Sounds like a great product for hair Sandhya bt then availability will b a huge issue there r no Hn G stores in kolkata

  11. Hey Sandhya, Awsumest review. amazing product. and Yipee :rock-n-roll: for H & G in Blore.
    Btw, :struggle: Does this work on dry frizzy hair

    • Yeah Roopa, it worked on my frizzy hair.. it doesn’t claim to make it poker straight, but it definitely adds shine and bounce to your hair 🙂 It worked on mine, shud work on yours as well 🙂

  12. seems to be a nice product :hug-makeup: :hug-makeup: thanks andhya… :yippee: :yippee: But one sad thing is, one tube of this product will just last me one day :pain: :pain: bcz I have super duper long hair which is below my knee… :rotfl: :rotfl: Can we get this online other than the Vcare site??

  13. Thanks sandhya… nice review and nice product.. i love herbal hair care products.. will try for sure 🙂 🙂 :tap-dance:

  14. I am using this shikkakai paste for the past 3 months and it is really good. My hair quality has improved a lot after using this. I am using one more product from Vcare called Hair growth vitalizer. It is a good replacement for hair oil. This is a non sticky alternative. It has controlled my hair fall greatly.

    It was very difficult to get these products earlier. I used to buy them from some nilgris outlet. But now, the availability is OK. It is now available in many departmental stores. I don’t think, they have an online selling option. It is also not available in Big Bazaar, Reliance, More or any other retail groups.

  15. When I visited V-Care 3 yrs back for dandruff prb, they said this paste is under R&D.. My SIL who used matrix shampoos for several months was suffering from severe hairfall. after using this for past three months, she says there is considerable decrease in hairfall.. i wl pick this for sure during my next vacation to chennai.. though i dont have much hairfall 😉

    • I thought V-Care was setting up outlets in Chennai only recently, dint know they were around for 3yrs 🙂 I have their hair vitalizer too.. and will be reviewing it very soon 🙂

  16. tz gr8 product to use…. it has produced good results … my hair fall has reduced and hair texture has become soft and silky……… :dance-left-right: :rock-n-roll: :tap-dance: :tap-dance:

  17. I am using this shikkakai paste for the past 3 months and it is really good. My hair quality has improved a lot after using this. I am using one more product from Vcare called Hair growth vitalizer. It is a good replacement for hair oil. This is a non sticky alternative. It has controlled my hair fall greatly.

  18. hi, i ve damaged hair… i ws very much worried abt dis n my hair fall… will disv care shikakai paste help me to get long thick hair..plz help me…

  19. i ve damaged and broken hair..i ws very much worried abt dis n my hair fall… will dis v care shikakai paste help promote hair fond of long thick hair… so plz plz help me…

  20. Hi, this is chitra. I have a hair damage and hair fall problem. This makes my days very irritated. Then i started to use the shikakai paste. It stops my hair fall and give the strength to my hair. Now my hair is very long and very strong.

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