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Grooming products went out of fashion during lockdown; demand up seen since Unlock 1.0


Since most personal care products fell under the non-essential category during the initial weeks of the lockdown, companies were forced to shut manufacturing, restricting the supply chain of finished goods.

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The sales decline for manufacturers of personal care products — especially skincare and hair colour — could be higher as beauty salons were shut due to the nationwide lockdown for most part of the April-June period. Men and women showed divergent consumption trends during the lockdown weeks, companies said.

BENGALURU: Consumers are putting off grooming routines, colouring their hair less often and giving up on deodorant and talcum powder, according to a survey. As more people started working from home due to the Covid-19 pandemic, households consumed 20% less hair colour and talcum powder, while use of deodorants dropped 59% in the June quarter. Depilatories (creams or lotions to remove unwanted hair) fell by 36%, consulting firm Kantar Worldpanel

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