12 July 2013

Review: I.C.O.N. INDIA Hair Products

I've read quite a few reviews on I.C.O.N. INDIA Hair Products on several blogs. Every single review seemed to rave about how amazing and hair-changing these products were, so naturally I was so excited when I was given the opportunity to try them out.

If you don't already know, I have extremely dry, frizzy hair that tangles easily thanks to the chemicals (i.e. bleach) I've subjected my once-amazing locks of hair to. So, I had really high hopes that the INDIA hair products will be my hair's knight in shining armor.

The kind people from Salon Cosmetics sent me four products from the INDIA hair care range - shampoo, conditioner, healing spray and oil.

L-R: ICON INDIA Shampoo; Conditioner; Healing Spray; Oil

The INDIA Range is Vegan, Gluten, Paraben and Sulphate Free and incorporates I.C.O.N. EcoTECH which is renewable resources, harnessed as the ecology of raw ingredients fused with advances in technology to create the art of the possible.

INDIA Shampoo:
The two things I liked about this shampoo is the clean feeling my hair felt after using it, and the way it lathered so beautifully. Unfortunately, I did find that my hair seemed more tangled than usual after using this. Maybe I'm just not shampooing right...

INDIA Conditioner:
This conditioner is not the worst conditioner I've ever used, but neither is it the best. I think it would be a lot better if it was more moisturizing for my hair. I guess my hair is far too dry. 

ICON INDIA Shampoo and Conditioner

INDIA Healing Spray:
I think I was least impressed with this product. This healing spray is meant to "repair and seal split ends while also adding tremendous moisture", which is exactly what my hair needs. However, I didn't really see much of a difference after using this spray. Also, I was expecting this to be a fine mist spray, but it was "spraying" white lotion. Having dark hair (with blonde highlights), I had no choice but to rub the spray in, which I have absolutely no problems with. However, this one left me with sticky fingers. To this products defense, the stickiness only lasts about 5 minutes before miraculously disappearing.

ICON INDIA Healing Spray

This is probably my favourite product out of the four I was sent. This oil is meant to tame unruly hair and heal each strand. It can also be used for both damp and dry hair, which I love in a product. It not only tamed my frizzy hair but it also did not weigh my hair down.


All four products have really similar fragrances. Unfortunately, it's not a fragrance that I'm crazy about. It reminds me of cloves, which I'm not a fan of. The INDIA oil has only slight traces of the scent, which is awesome because it's my favourite of the four. In case you don't like the smell of cloves either, I'm happy to report that the smell does not linger all day. It does eventually fade out.

Overall, I'm quite disappointed that this haircare range did not work on my hair as well as it did for so many others. Out of the entire range, I'd recommend the oil for those with frizzy hair.

I have been told by Salon Cosmetics that there is another product that will be sent for trial soon called 24k Richly Exotic Masque Treatment. It's a rich detangling conditioning masque, which may be better suited for my dry damaged hair. It works by changing the hair’s inner core with pure gold micro-bursts and microscopic mixers. The restorative Moringa, Argan, Amber, Coconut and Olive fruit tree oils are the secret ingredients (well, not so secret anymore) that helps to hydrate, nourish, and strengthen hair. It also contains super-antioxidants to help renew the hair.

If you'd like to learn more about these products, you can check out the ICON India website here. You can also purchase these products here.

These products were provided for my consideration.


  1. I'm sorry to read these products didn't work as well for you.

    I find with the healing spray it is easier to spray in your palm and then work it through your hair.

    My hair has really improved since using these products but not everything works for everybody.

    Loved reading your review.

    Jac x0x

    1. Thanks Jac! Will give the healing spray another go. I just think it's a bit inappropriately named if you're meant to "spray" it in your palm first.

  2. Aww, I really enjoyed the products, my hair is straight and normal though. I hope the other range will work for you!


    1. Thanks Lily! My hair was once straight... now it's all over the place!

  3. I'm going to post my review on these soon but I wasn't as impressed as others either :/


    1. good to know that someone else is in the same boat. I thought my hair was just weird because it's not responding to the goodness of the INDIA products.

  4. Thanks for the review! I'll be careful when buying. I do recommend argan oil from pro naturals, it's very hydrating and smoothing, plus it's silicone free.

    1. Thanks for the recommendation! I will check it out :)

  5. that's a shame that they products didn't work so well for you. I absolutely loved the healing spray {although I have to spray it into my hands to save little yellow chunks landing all over my bathroom :P } and the oil. The shampoo and conditioner were nice, but it's the other two that really work for my hair.

    1. There are little yellow chunks?! I didn't see any... hmm...

    2. :) I'm pretty un-co so spraying a thick yellow coloured cream on my hair without overshooting is pretty much impossible for me! lol! so yeah, I had little yellow bits everywhere on my walls!! :)

  6. The spray works best when used as a "detangler".. Spray it in before you comb your hair out. And as for the rest of the line, I've seen it do amazing things to peoples damaged hair. But not just after one go. As for the 24K, I don't find it that much different than the conditioner, except that it doesn't detangle as well.

  7. I don't really change up my hair products that often, but I will definitely love to give these a go!

  8. Indian Hair Store
    love this product.My hair has really improved when i using these products.

  9. I LOVE the quality of their hair and it is very affordable. If you take care of the hair you can re-use it multiple times, which saves money and you dont have to buy hair every time you get a sew-in. Another good thing about the company is that they offer FREE SHIPPING