With so many natural beauty brands today and new ones appearing all the time, picking the right product can be overwhelming. But let’s not forget the brands who’ve been established for many years and have a vast array of experience and research behind them – A. Vogel international health brand is one of them. A. Vogel offers a range of health and beauty products and today I am reviewing their Neem Shampoo which caught my eye due to its very short list of the ingredients.
About A. Vogel
First, let me introduce you to A. Vogel, a brand with roots as deep as the plants they use. Back in 1923, Alfred Vogel, a Swiss naturopath with a big dream and a love for nature’s healing powers, planted the seed for this company.
His philosophy was simple: nature’s got what we need for good health. He traveled far and wide, learned about Echinacea from the Red Indian chief Ben Black Elk in the US, and brought it back home. That’s how Echinaforce, their star product, was born.
Even though Alfred’s no longer with us, his legacy lives on in A. Vogel’s commitment to organic ingredients, fresh plants, and a no-go on animal testing. They’re all about keeping things real and respectful of our planet, just like Alfred wanted.
And there’s more. A. Vogel really does their homework, continuously testing their products and refining them based on what they learn from clinical trials. It’s impressive, this commitment to getting better and better. So naturally, I was eager to find out for myself how their Neem Shampoo measures up. Let’s see how I got on with it…
Neem Shampoo Review
This is the first time I tried neem shampoo and I was really interested to see what difference will it make to my dry and itchy scalp. I’ve tried several different natural shampoos to help me treat this pesky problem and while I did see some improvement, the problem was still there.
A. Vogel’s Neem Shampoo taps into the benefits of neem leaf extract, celebrated for calming inflammation and fighting bacteria. It’s designed to soothe an irritated scalp, ease itchiness, and promote overall scalp wellness, with the bonus of encouraging hair growth.
The shampoo has a distinct eucalyptus oil fragrance that noticeably overpowers other scents. It lathers up nicely, leaving my hair feeling fresh and squeaky clean. But what I especially love about this shampoo is that it contains only the ingredients that are really needed (the list of ingredients is not too long) and you won’t find any parabens, SLSs, glycols and other nasty chemicals in it.
To be honest, there are not many natural shampoos out there with so few ingredients. Here is a full list:
Aqua purificata (purified water), Sodium C14-16 olefin sulfonate (coconut origin surfactant), Cocamidopropyl betaine (coconut origin surfactant), Xanthan gum, Neem (Azadirachta indica) leaf tincture, PEG-60 almond glycerides (ethoxylated sweet almond oil), Rosmarinus officinalis (Rosemary) oil, Eucalyptus globulus (Eucalyptus)oil, Citrus grandis (Grapefruit) extract.
So what results did I get?
While it helps to soothe dry, irritated and flaky scalps, if you have a persistent dandruff this may not be that effective. For me, it was effective to certain extent – it helped to soothe my irritated scalp, reduce itchiness and my hair felt fresher for longer after using it (my hair normally gets greasy really quickly).
I did see the improvement in my scalp health, so big thumbs up for that! And it seemed to have worked better than any other natural shampoos that I’ve tried in the past. With its affordable price tag I will be definitely buying it in the future.
Well, I didn’t totally get rid of the problem but I certainly got the relief. However, it’s worth keeping in mind that when you are addressing scalp issues, it’s not only about the shampoo you use, other factors play a part as well, for example, your diet.
You should always tackle the problem from all the angles so I recommend looking at what you eat and see whether you could eat healthier. You shouldn’t eat too much sugar as this really affects your skin’s health. You should also include enough omega-3 fatty acids (from fish and other sources) and let’s not forget those important fruits and vegetables.
Setting this aside, this product is not suitable for pregnant women, due to essential oils it contains. And anybody with nut allergies should also avoid it.
Overall, A. Vogel’s Neem Shampoo is a standout choice I’d suggest for anyone grappling with scalp concerns, particularly if you’re dealing with dryness, itching, or eczema.
Petra Nakashian (previously Kravos) is a dedicated blogger who has been writing about natural health and beauty since 2014. Her journey began with a focus on living healthily and naturally, leading her to explore the world of natural beauty products. Influenced by the loss of her parents to cancer, she has meticulously researched the ingredients in beauty products. Her in-depth research and 10 years of hands-on experience have established her as a trusted expert in the field. She shares evidence-based insights to help readers make informed choices. Petra is the founder of Be Healthy Now and Green Beauty Talk, making her a go-to expert in natural beauty. Committed to transparency and honesty, Petra's work is a reliable resource for anyone navigating the complex world of natural beauty.