I always had good and long hair and was not really bothered when people used to discuss their hair problems and sought remedies to sort it out. But recently I have started noticing changes happening to my hair. My hair comb was full of broken hair stands after combing, which was a clear indication that my hair have started falling. Adding to this, I could see white or grey hair and dandruff particles in the comb and on my dressing table.
Oh God, am I hit by all sort of hair problems in such a short time? Have I to live with this thin bunch of hair all the rest of my life or am I going to be hairless or bald sooner or later? Worries started popping into my mind.
What can be the reason for hair fall?
Only thing I can figure out was, life has changed a lot in the last couple of years. There is lot more of stress and travel in my life for both personal and official reasons than before. Are the environmental pollutants from travel to be blamed for this or is it the different types of water, hard or chlorinated that I come across in various places as I travel or is it the improper sleep and food habits, which I have been used to.
All I know was something must be done at the earliest to alleviate the current status of my hair and like everyone I too started searching over the internet for the best hair oils available in India.
There were all sorts of hair oils for sale in the market. There were hair oil for dandruff, hair regrowth oil, herbal hair oil, essentials oils for hair and the list goes on. …..! Someone please tell me which hair oil should I really use.
How I came to know about
Fadlor hair oil
During a recent college reunion, I shared all my hair concerns, with my friends. Even though many brands were suggested, everyone seemed shifting across product offerings seeking effectiveness.
One of them insisted on a regular use of a brand called Fadlor hair oil, as a good one in all solution for all sorts of hair problems. Her husband had brought this hair oil during a visit to Kerala, for his balding problems and had been quite happy with it. She too started using it as it was available at home and soon fell in love with it. She convinced me to give it a try ;-).
Even though I had not heard of it, I also thought of giving it a try. There was not much of availability for this product and the only option was to buy it from their website. Since there was an offer running in their site, I preferred to buy it from their site and got it delivered in a week’s time promptly.
It came neatly packaged in a double box to avoid damages in transit, placed inside a zip pouch, which I believe may be to avoid spillage, in case that happens unfortunately.
The bottle was of good quality plastic with a flip top cap and had a unique design for the packaging label which was very simple, but felt authentic. I found it to be neat, different and uncluttered compared to the usual stereo types of hair oil packaging, like a woman caricature with a lot of hair, herbal ingredients and a lot of claims highlighted all over it.
Quantity: 100 ml
30 ml (trial size for 5 days), 200 ml (routine size for 30 days) sizes are also available on their website fadlor.in. I chose the most popular 100 ml (love size for 15 days)
Price: Rs. 525 /-
There was a discount offer running in their site and I got it for Rs. 395 /-
Shelf Life: 2 years
Label text describes the product to be of a series called Naturlich (no clues what that mean, if someone knows that, let me know), is 100 % Natural & Herbal and Free from Artificial Preservatives, Colourants, Fragrances & Petrochemicals.
They claim the product to be very effective and proven as an all in one hair oil which on regular use Reduces hair fall, Restores damaged hair, Promotes growth of new hair, Fights dandruff, Slows premature greying, Relieves itchy scalp & Conditions frizzy hair, to Gift you with the lush, dark, thick and healthy hair you always longed for.
They say to have 9 power ingredients infused in it, namely. Bhringraj – which strengthens the hair roots and promotes hair growth. True Indigo – which improves hair vigour and relieves premature greying of hair. Indian Gooseberry – which is a natural conditioner and is good in reducing hair fall and scalp problems. Jequirity – which relives excessive dandruff and improves the quality of the hair. Liquorice – which reduces excessive hair loss. Balloon Vine – which help fight baldness. Coconut Milk – which has excellent moisturising properties and restores dry and damaged hair, itchy and irritated scalp. Sesame Oil – which adds shine for the hair. Coconut Oil – which is a natural coolant that nourishes the hair, promotes hair growth, detangles the hair and reduces hair breakage.
The oil texture is quite thick, bit of sticky and has a greenish black colour. It felt very pure and exotic in nature and had a rich herbal aroma.
How to use
Shake well before use. Apply oil on the Scalp and massage well for 5 minutes. Leave it on for a minimum of 30 minutes or overnight as desired. Cleanse with a mild shampoo & water.
Compared to my habit to oiling hair twice or thrice a week, the instruction provided was to use it continuously for 15 days. Some habits never die and I could only manage to use it 3 to 4 times a week. With my pattern of use the bottle lasted for a month.
I didn’t feel any difference to my hair on the first and second use. After a week’s use, there was some noticeable change in my hair texture and hair fall had reduced into some extenent. In two weeks time the results was some how satisfying with the hair fall and dandruff problem. In four weeks, I can see changes on my hair volume. But, I am not so sure about it regrow new hair or it just thicken my hair texture.
Pros of Fadlor hair oil
- Effective for controlling hair fall
- Effective for dandruff
- Nicely penetrates the scalp and nourishes hair root and scalp
- Herbs in the oil are truly helpful and makes the hair smooth and shiny
- Packaging is very travel friendly and has a zip pouch provided for extra protection
Cons of Fadlor hair oil
- Felt the oil to be a bit sticky and the aroma to be a bit dense
- The product is a bit pricey
- Less effective for regrowing new hair
- Less effective for grey hair
- The oil can stain the cloth and need to be careful on using it, especially if you are leaving it on for overnight
- Physical availability is very limited across India and will have to order it online.
Overall this has been a very functional product for me but it might not works for everyone. I have placed another orders for a 200ml bottle of the product and a 30 ml my sister to try. I will update again the result after I finish this 200ml bottle. A must try for both men and woman.