Sunsilk black shine shampoo review
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Sunsilk Black Shine Shampoo Review: Ingredients, Side Effects, Price & Buy Online India!

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Don’t edge away if I tell you the beauty secret to my dark thick long hair is the Sunsilk black shampoo.

Growing up I totally got sold at the advertisements of this particular product. They emphasize the use of natural ingredients and also, the model showcases shiny hair after its use mainly achieved by the use of the herb mix in the shampoo. Hence, I picked it up.

About The Brand: Sunsilk

Sunsilk is a brand of shampoo started by Unilever in 1954. Sunsilk is mainly known for hair care products and its products are sold in over 60 countries. One of the first few brands to hit the market with shampoo, and introducing different colors for a different blend and hair quality Sunsilk as a brand is known to all.

 Sunsilk Black Shampoo Review

Sunsilk black shine shampoo review

Appearance: It comes in a tall pour-it-yourself traditional plastic bottle containing 340ml of the shampoo and the highlighted ‘Amla-Pearl complex’ drop on it. With an old school branding and a mauve reflective sticker with the font and texts on the face of it, Sunsilk continues to sell well due to its traditional branding. The content has a strong whiff of herbs, and the smell is very zesty.

Ingredients:Sunsilk black shine shampoo ingredients

Directions to use: Pour a small amount of shampoo on your palm, add some water to it and dilute the shampoo. Wet hair and nicely spread the shampoo liquid to every part of the hair. Rub and form a good lather. Leave the shampoo in your hair for 2 minutes and rinse. Towel dry and achieve a natural shiny texture.

Price and shelf life: Cheapest that a nourishing shampoo like this would cost. Sunsilk is only known to reduce prices rather than increasing them over course of time. A bottle containing 340ml which was earlier priced at Rs.204, is now priced at Rs. 165 only.

My Experience Using The Sunsilk Black Shine Shampoo

Sunsilk black shine shampoo review

When it comes to beauty products especially my hair I’ve always followed the theory of Old is Gold. Almost 2 decades and I’ve been loyal to this brand, color and make of the shampoo and its results have never ceased to amaze me. A concoction created with the help and expertise of the famous hair shine expert from Hollywood, Mr. Jamal Hammadi.

The Amla(Gooseberry) Pearl complex, rejuvenates the hair leaving the hair looking more shiny, voluminous and naturally beautiful. Every time I need to head out for a party, a hair wash with Sunsilk black is all I need. The hair looks so luminous after a fresh wash, that I’ve never really had to use serum or jelly to make it glow. A little quantity does the magic, and you may or may not feel the need to use conditioner every time.

Sunsilk black shine shampoo review

I use this shampoo thrice a week for my long hair. You may also use it as desired, depending on the hair length and if you can manage to follow it up with conditioner.

This shampoo is my go-to hair care product, which not only cleanses the scalp but also strengthens the roots and works on the volume of your hair. Overall, I can say is that it lathers well but has chemicals along with organic ingredients and is great for all hair types.

Sunsilk black shine shampoo review

Does This Shampoo Have Any Side Effects?

Sunsilk black shampoo contains some harsh chemicals which may have drying effect on your scalp and hair for some.Other than that it is a good shampoo.


  • Small quantity enough for the entire scalp
  • Pocket-Friendly
  • Also, available in sachets for ease during travel
  • Keeps hair shiny and thick
  • No tangling in the hair after the wash
  • Easy availability


  • Smell is not the best
  • Contains harsh chemicals like SLS and silicones
  • Overuse or excessive quantity may cause dryness
  • If you have dry hair, you might need to follow it up with a conditioner
HCS Rating


A good shampoo that adds instant shine and bounce to your hair.

Where To Buy Sunsilk Black Shine Shampoo?

This is one of the most commonly available shampoo and it comes in various sizes. You can easily buy it from any departmental store, or from Amazon or Nykaa.

Yay or Nay?


Pocket-friendly, used in a very small quantity and also has worked well for over two decades for me. Hair requires less maintenance if you are using this shampoo but gives you the benefits of a more than a hair spa. Just make sure that you buy the Sunsilk black shine shampoo only, as the benefits of this one surpasses all the other variants of Sunsilk shampoos.

Note From HCS

The shampoo contains lot of harsh chemicals like SLS, silicones and many others. Just make sure you don’t use it daily on your hair. Also, if you have dry hair, make sure to follow up with a good conditioner.

-Article contributed by Tanvi Gupta.

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