Godrej Expert Rich Creme Hair Color Review

Posted on Mar 15 2014 - 10:00am by poonam

Godrej Expert Rich Creme Hair Color Review

Continuing to my series of Hair care products, today I have something for girls and ladies that suffer from Gray hair and have to color their hair on regular basis. I will be writing this review based on inputs from my mom as I don’t have any gray hair ( 2 – 3 strands only ) and believe she would be a better person to judge its effectiveness and povide feedback based on her experience with this Godrej Expert Rich Creme hair color as she has been using it for almost an year now. So lets begin with the review.

Godrej Expert Creme Rich Hair Color Black, Brown Shades

Product Claims:

  • comes in pre-measured sachets, that makes it easy to use
  • no ammonia formula helps retain hair protein
  • keeps hair strong
  • 100% grey coverage
  • contains a sachet each of colourant (20g) & developer (20ml)

Directions for Use: Pour the developer and the colorant into the mixing bowl and blend them well. Now apply this mixture on clean hair with the brush and leave for 30 minutes before rinsing with water.

Price: Rs 30 for (20+20ml)

Available in 5 shades –

  1. Natural Black
  2. Black Brown
  3. Dark Brown
  4. Natural Brown
  5. Burgundy

Packaging: Godrej Expert Rich Creme hair color comes in simple pouch packaging, containing 2 sachet each of 20ml Developer + 20g creme colorant . The quantities are pre-measured so you don’t need to worry about measuring and mixing, just pour the sachets in a bowl and mix. Detailed instructions are mentioned on the pack along with show casing color effect to give a good idea about how the hair will look post-application.

My experience with Godrej Expert Rich Creme Hair Color:

I received it in 3 shades:

Godrej Expert Creme Rich Hair Color Shades

  • Black: I personally feel “Black” will be too black but if you are in mid twenties or obsessed with black hair then you can try this shade. At first the color will looks stark black, unnatural sorts but after 1-2 washes, it may soften giving a naturally black look to hair.
  • Black brown: It will be a perfect shades for covering gray hair for naturally dark Indian hair. All middle ages women (especially mom’s) who have gray hair issues will find this a perfect match for their hair as it gives a soft blackish brown color to hair .
  • Natural Brown: I think it is a good option for younger lot who like to experiment with their hair color or suffer from grey hair. Few of my friends during school and college days had gray hair issues (genetic reasons) and they had to get them colored quite frequently, though most of them used to go for natural Heena but it was quite a task. So you can use it as an overall color or if you would like to get streaks.

The sachet comes with pre measured quantities of both Color and Developer and you just need to pour them in a bowl to mix. One sachet will be enough for shoulder length hair or touch ups for longer hair but if you are looking for full coverage for your longer hair length than you would have to go for at least 2 sachets or more depending on your hair length.

I was skeptical at first that the formula would not be up to the mark as it is so cheap compared to other Hair colors available in the market but it truly surprises me. May be it is its no fancy packaging that makes it so affordable but the formula isn’t compromised for the price. The hair color has Ammonia-free formula and also the goodness of aloe protein which keeps the hair soft & shiny. It claims to provide 100% coverage and it does that all for my mum. The major plus for her is that unlike, other hair colors which have strong fragrances, Godrej creme hair color is almost fragrance free which makes it easy for her to breathe when the color is one her head!

The color sustains 6-7 washes (20 days approx) after which it starts fading and she has to do a touch up.

Pros of Godrej Expert Rich Creme Hair Color:

  1. Doesn’t cause any itching or irritation
  2. Contains Aloe Protein
  3. Extremely convenient to use with pre measured sachets
  4. Doesn’t have strong fragrance
  5. Single sachets is enough for one time application
  6. Doesn’t make hair dry or frizzy
  7. Add softness and shine to the tresses
  8. Color lasts for 20 days approx.
  9. Ammonia Free formula (wont cause watery eyes)
  10. Affordably priced
  11. Available in 5 shades

Cons of Godrej Expert Rich Creme Hair Color:

  1. Wish it had lasted a little longer

Recommendation: Godrej Expert Rich Creme Hair Color is one of the best and pocket-friendly option to try coloring your hair at home. My mom has used L’Oreal Excellence Creme Permanent Hair color in the past but she actually didn’t find much difference between these two and because of affordability and fragrance free formula she prefers Godrej Expert Rich Creme hair color more. Both L’Oreal and Godrej one lasted for 20 days approx. on her. One pouch will be enough for single use and as the packets already have the amount required one doesn’t need to measure just mix both Creme and developer. The formula is enriched with Aloe protein and is no ammonia product which is another major plus as it makes the whole coloring experience quite comfortable for her . Reccomended!!

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Godrej Creme Rich Hair Color Results

The results are after 2 weeks of color. I will update the post with before/after pics.

(It was hard to make mum pose but she agreed after a little convincing.. :-* :-* and the photo credit goes to my Brother.. who handled that camera for the first time πŸ™‚ )

Rating: 5/5

PS: I don’t recommend using hair color if you don’t have gray hair already.
PPS: The product was sent by brand for consideration.

24 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. laksMarch 15, 2014 at 1:54 PM - Reply

    Nice review. My mom does herbal henna once in a month πŸ™‚

    • poonamMarch 16, 2014 at 9:40 AM - Reply

      Hey Laks.. she used Heena for many years but her hair turned reddish ornage so she gave up and used colors.. πŸ™‚

  2. ArzooMarch 15, 2014 at 9:19 PM - Reply

    This looks like a great option for those who suffer from grey hair, lovely detailed review Poo πŸ™‚

    • poonamMarch 16, 2014 at 9:45 AM - Reply

      Thanks Arzoo.. yess for grey hair especially for mom’s it works great!! πŸ™‚

  3. MayuriMarch 15, 2014 at 11:58 PM - Reply

    wow i am definitely getting this for my mom! looks awesome and loved your well detailed review.. your mom has beautiful hair <3

    • poonamMarch 16, 2014 at 9:47 AM - Reply

      Thanks a lott Mayuri.. will pass your compliment to her.. πŸ˜€
      Yes u must get for ur mom.. I am sure she will be happy with results.. πŸ™‚

  4. SwatiMarch 16, 2014 at 2:00 AM - Reply

    My mom uses this one in dark brown and the garnier one. She likes them both πŸ™‚
    Nice review dear πŸ™‚

    • poonamMarch 16, 2014 at 9:40 AM - Reply

      Thats nice.. Garnier one is good too.. She has used in the past but it didnt last long on her.. πŸ™‚

  5. Preeti KaurMarch 16, 2014 at 3:53 AM - Reply

    I will recommend this to my mom as I can skip this at this moment πŸ™‚

    • poonamMarch 16, 2014 at 9:26 AM - Reply

      Sure preeeti.. My mom love Godrej hair color too.. πŸ™‚

  6. Richa SaxenaMarch 16, 2014 at 12:52 PM - Reply

    ovely review Babe!
    I will recommend it to my Mum…Looks like a great product πŸ™‚

    • poonamMarch 16, 2014 at 6:14 PM - Reply

      Thanks Richa.. U must tell her to give this a shot.. It works great for my mum.. πŸ˜€

  7. SrinjlaMarch 18, 2014 at 12:43 AM - Reply

    sounds good

    • poonamMarch 19, 2014 at 9:16 PM - Reply

      Yupp it is!! πŸ™‚

  8. Shivi@COSMOCHICSMarch 18, 2014 at 8:18 PM - Reply

    Sounds cool! My mom uses this as applying henna on hair was quite a tedious task for her!
    Nice pics πŸ™‚

    • poonamMarch 19, 2014 at 10:08 PM - Reply

      yeahh for the same reason my mom switched to hair colro too!! πŸ™‚

  9. ManishaMarch 21, 2014 at 10:20 AM - Reply

    Nice review. Love that color. Did it dry her hair?

    • poonamMarch 21, 2014 at 2:54 PM - Reply

      Hey Manisha.. no not at all.. it worked perfectly for her.. πŸ™‚

  10. divyaJuly 31, 2015 at 9:36 AM - Reply

    It didn’t work on my hair I have black hair

  11. DnairaNovember 23, 2016 at 11:51 AM - Reply

    I wanted to ask that does your hair turns blonde after the colour fades away? Because I never coloured my hair , my hair color is like black-brown so if I colour my hair to like natural brown and after the colour fades away so how my hair will look?

    • poonamNovember 23, 2016 at 12:24 PM - Reply

      No it doesnt blonde hair. The color will remain on the hair after it fades away. You can see the slight tint of the color on your Black-brown hair. I also have same hair type and havent faced any issue.

  12. Maniksha SharmaMarch 15, 2017 at 1:21 PM - Reply

    It didn’t work for my hair. My hair got rough after using it. Even I have observed more hair fall. I even tried other hair colour brands like Loreal, Matrix and BBLUNT in all these I found BBLUNT works well for my hair. And the best thing which I found that they have a unique colour.

  13. Sunita SharmaMarch 24, 2017 at 10:47 AM - Reply


    I am Sunita and 42 years old. The reason to share my age is to give a hint that I need a hair color for my grey hair coverage the most. By then you need a hair color either for styling or for looking good.
    I am having grey hair trouble since I was 29, so I have a problem of grey hair for more than a decade. I had tried henna, cosmetic coloring, medicines, serums and many more products to cover the grey hair. But it was all in vain. Even the most popular international branded hair color gave me trouble in coloring and even gradually I started losing my hair

    It was only when Godrej Expert Rich Creme hair color was introduced in a powder hair dye I am using godrej hair color since 1995. The color lasts for a month and that was enough shocking for me. A hair color at such an affordable price and last longer than any other branded hair color and the least expected advantage I got was no more Hair Loss. My hair fall reduced from 50-80 strands a day to 5-8 strands. This is the only hair color at the best price that does not contain any sort of ammonia which actually causes sensitive scalp and hair loss. Please apply moisturizer on hair after every time you shampoo. That will solve your problem of dry hair.

  14. Sunita SharmaMarch 24, 2017 at 10:58 AM - Reply

    Hey poonam sorry to write the same thing twice. please delete the second post

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