Hi everyone, I am going to talk about a hair oil today which is widely used in India. Remember the ad on television “Kuch Kare, in baalon ka kuch kare…bajaj almond drops tel baloon ka kuch kuch kare” 😛 So let me be honest, this ad was the reason why I decided to try out this hair oil.
Claims for Bajaj Almond Drops Non Sticky Hair Oil with Vitamin E
Bajaj Almond Drops is the key brand in the kitty of Bajaj Corp Ltd and is the leading brand in the light hair oil category. It is one of India’s premium hair oil brands.
Today Bajaj Almond Drops is amongst the fastest growing brands in the hair oil category growing in double digits year-on-year. It is the second biggest hair oil brand in India in terms of value. It is also the largest brand in the light hair oil category and currently owns close to 60% market share in the Light Hair Oil segment.
Being a light, non-sticky hair oil, it provides the nourishment without making your hair look ‘Chipku’. Enriched with the goodness of Almond oil, Bajaj Almond Drops has the Vitamin – E advantage over coconut oil which helps nourish the hair roots and makes them strong and healthy. Apart from this, the sweet almond oil absorbed by the hair helps maintain the moisture thus leaving your hair incredibly fresh and soft while naturally bringing out the beauty of hair.
Today’s youth prefers Bajaj Almond Drops as it fulfills the dual benefit of ‘do-good’ due to the almond and vitamin E nourishment and ‘look-good’ because of its Non-Sticky feel. Thus giving you ease of styling.
It comes in a unique glass bottle which helps to retain the aroma, the essential qualities of Almond extract & Vitamin E. It is available in convenient packs of 500ml, 300ml, 200ml, 100ml, 75ml, 50ml, 30ml, 20ml and 15ml & 3ml sachets.
Almond Oil Benefits
Almond oil is one of the most popular ingredients in skin care and hair care products. This oil is extracted from sweet almond seeds and is commonly used as the base oil in aromatherapy and body massages.
Almond oil has great health benefits in terms of healthy skin. Almonds prevent premature appearance of wrinkles and dry skin as well. A regular massage with almond oil will help you to get a glowing and flawless complexion.
Almond oil is extremely useful for treating all sorts of hair problems as well. Almond Hair Oil is beneficial in nourishing hair and smoothening hair cuticles. It makes hair long, strong and thick. Massaging hair with Almond Oil adds shine to the hair. It helps in controlling hair fall too.
Sweet Almond Oil and Vegetable oil 21.2% , Mineral oil 77% , Perfume , Vitamin E , TBHQ , C.I. 47000, 26100.
How to Use
Can be used on Hair, Face and Body.
Apply almond oil 2-4 hours before your shampoo your hair, and hair will be shinier and smoother after washing. Almond oil not only promotes hair growth but also nourishes hair to a high extent.
It controls hair fall and makes hair stronger.
If massaged on face for 10-15 minutes in circular motion, it will improve blood circulation gives a clear complexion.
Almond oil is known to reduce dark circles
Apply it under eyes and along side of the eyes, it helps prevent wrinkles crow’s feet.
It can be used for skin rashes, skin irritation and inflammation and chapped lips.
When applied on eyebrows, helps grow thicker eyebrows.
Wake up with a glowing face and body. Don’t worry about being oily all night, almond oil gets absorbed into the skin easily.
At the end of the day, rub heated almond oil on hands and feet. This will help moisturize the tough skin, and gives softer, smoother skin.
Rs 58/- for 100 ml
In Detail Bajaj Almond Drops Non Sticky Hair Oil with Vitamin E Review and My Experience
This hair oil comes in a thick glass packaging. The mouth of the bottle has a metal rim the design makes it easy to pour the oil. The oil is dispensed drop by drop which reduces any risk of over-pouring the product by mistake. It has a squarish maroon top which fits on top of the bottle with a click. There is no proper air tight seal however. The bottle if turned might leak easily. So basically this product is not fit to be carried around while travelling at all.
It has a perfume like smell resembling extremely slightly like almonds. Its not a natural almond smell anyways. It has a light oil like consistency. Not really sticky. When used in the hair its very important to use it in the right quantities because if overapplied, it may make the hair feel a bit sticky.
How I Use it
I use it like I normally use hair oils. I apply it in my hair in the night, make a braid and sleep with it. In the morning, I wash my hair with my regular shampoo.
I never use it for my facial skin or under eye area because this does have 77% mineral oil and I do not wish to use such synthetic oils on delicate skin. So I have used it on my hands and legs at times after my night time bath. I use 5-6 drops only for my skin per usage.
Hair It makes my hair soft and shiny. It nourishes my hair and makes them look healthy. However, I have to say I noticed nothing extraordinary about it. I mean even my regular hair oil does the same. The only difference is, it does not make my hair feel as sticky as my regular hair oil. Also, when a few drops are applied, it helps make dull and lifeless hair look healthier.
Skin It makes the skin of my hands and legs softer. Again nothing different from my regular oil or moisturiser. It is not super sticky but it is not like skin serum either. It does get absorbed fairly easily when used in appropriate amounts.
Overall I would say this is a really nice hair oil option for girls looking for a non sticky hair oil. However I have to say its effects are nothing different from my regular hair oil. It did not reduce my hair fall or cause any increased hair growth. It adds shine and lustre like my regular hair oil.
My disappointment being, the ingredients. First, the complete ingredient list is missing. Secondly the key ingredients mention 77% mineral oil. It contains around 21 % sweet almond oil with vegetable oil which means the actual amount of almond oil is still much lesser than 21%. In a nutshell, this has minimum amounts of actual almond oil. The bulk of this hair oil is made of mineral oil.
So although it performed well as a hair oil, I have my doubts on the actual nourishing qualities. It did not give my hair any long term benefits either. My brother actually likes this hair oil because of its non sticky nature. I guess this is a great product for people who like non sticky hair oils. At least this is better than not putting any hair oil at all.
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PROs of Bajaj Almond Drops Non Sticky Hair Oil with Vitamin E
1. Easy pour mouth of the bottle, dispenses oil in drops.
2. Makes the hair soft and shiny.
3. Softens skin.
4. Light, non sticky consistency.
5. Gets absorbed fairly faster.
6. Great non sticky hair oil option.
7. Comes in a lot of sizes and easily available.
CONs of Bajaj Almond Drops Non Sticky Hair Oil with Vitamin E
1. Ingredient list is a huge turn off with 77% mineral oil and less than 20% of actual almond oil.
2. Does nothing out of the box.
3. No long term hair benefits like reduced hairfall or increased growth.
4. The bottle must be kept safe as it may break easily.
5. Some people may not be very comfortable with the synthetic perfume like smell.
1. Hair oil application is extremely essential for good hair growth, so always oil your hair at least once a week.
2. This is a great hair oil option for ladies who are not comfortable with stickiness of hair oil.
3. I always advice my friends to massage the hair oil softly on the scalp and be gentle while applying it.
4. If you do not like oiling your hair, try oiling just half an hour before washing your hair. You will notice your hair looks and feels much healthy post wash.
5. Never rub your hair between palms while oiling. Bring down your palms along the hair shaft gently.
6. If you are doing an overnight oil treatment, put a towel or some other cloth over the pillow to save the pillow cover from getting oil stains.