Product Review: Darbur Vatika Oil

Sooo my dear beloved readers, I'm back with another product review. This week it's Darbur's Vatika Oil





















What it says on the packet:
Giving your hair and scalp complete nourishment for problem free, healthy hair. While Henna forms a protective coat to prevent oxidation, Amla strengthens the hair-roots and the astringent action of Lemon prevents dandruff.

Herbal oil for nourishment to the scalp and hair.
Superior to coconut oil as it contains vital herbs and milk with coconut oil base.
Herbs provide nourishment, prevent overall hair damage.
Available in 150ml and 300ml bottles.

How to use:
Take 8-10 ml of oil, depending upon hair length and volume. Apply and massage gently using both the palms and fingers.
Take another 2-3 ml of oil if required. Also apply the oil into the scalp and massage gently using your fingers. The application can continue for 5-7 minutes.
Preferably apply the oil in the night and keep the oil on the hair overnight. In the morning wash the hair with shampoo.
However, if you don't feel comfortable with oily hair, wash the hair after 30-40 minutes.
Apply 2-3 times in a week.

In case the oil solidifies in cold climate please immerse container in a bowl of luke warm water.
Can be easily stored at room temperature for a period of 3 years.
Keep away from sunlight.

Ingredients:
Coconut Oil, Neem, Brahmi, Fruit extracts of Amla, Bahera and Harar, Kapur Kachri, Henna, Milk, Rosemary Oil, Lemon Oil, TBHQ, Fragrance. 

Where to buy/Price:
You can find this at your local indian Supermarkets (aka the Corner-shop). I bought the smaller version for £2.75, the bigger one is around the £3 or £4 range.

Love it or leave it?
I say love it. I am a Oil fanatic and I am not ashamed to admit it. My shelf in my bedroom is overflowing with oils, from Indian oils like Jasmine Hair oil to Amla Oil to this to Coconut oil and Sweet Almond Oil to this! Vatika Coconut Oil. I have coarse tightly coiled hair around the back and sides of my hair (the top tends to be curlier) so I have to be careful of how much oil I apply. This oil does the job of sealing in the moisture AND it works great for a twist out! It leaves my hair feeling sooo soft. In fact my hair has never really felt as soft as it does when I use this oil. It leaves my hair with a great sheen and apparently it's helped a lot of women regrow their hairline. Hmmm
Now I know why Asians have pretty thick hair, they've been hiding their oil goodies from us!!! lol

Ratings:
Package design: 3/5
Packaging...Mergh it's okay not too appealing but it works. Alotugh it reminds me of that soap we used to have in Ghana (and Nigeria?)


 (See the resemblance?)









Touch: 4/5
Because it has coconut oil in it, it solidifies or melts depending on temperature. I like it when it's half-way, not melted too much but not solid, just enough so I can hold it in my hands. I like it mushy hihi

Smell: 5/5
Some hate the smell, but I love it. Have you noticed how a smell or aroma can remind you of a place or a time in your past? Well when I was about 9 or 10, we used to have Indian neighbours and I remember (my sister and I) would always be in their house 24/7, their house had an aroma exactly like this oil.
I can't really pick out which of this oil ingredients it smells like the most.

Sight: 5/5
The actual oil when melted completely is a golden yellow but when solid it's like a green-yellow-ish colour. When melted half way, it's an opaque green

Overall Rating: 5/5