I have used them for 3 months now. So can sum up better now. Pros: 1. Biodegradable. If you are a nature lover, it matters to u 2. Soft.. they cause no rash aince they are purely cotton based with no net like in whisper or stayfree or some local pads 3. Good absorption for medium to low flow. Does not spread 4. Very cheap
Cons: 1. Not very long. They measure approx 22 cms long. 2. Not very broad and no wings.. 3. The adhesive is not so strong as in other pads. 4. Small pack of only 8 pads. 5. Delivery charge is higher than the price of the product
All in all, I liked them for use on low flow days like day 4 and 5, when you have trickling or low flow. Dont expect them to completely replace your current pads. The usage is purely subjective. Plus they cause no rash. Are comfortable to wear.. and best to use at home; With a satisfaction of contributing to the community since it is manufactured by some local women's self employment group, and are biodegradable.
I bought this because it is a biodegradable product and has no added perfumes sprinkled on it. But usage wise it's not a great product. The width of the pad is less and is definitely not meant for women, for girls it should work. The biggest drawback is that the cotton in the pad breaks up into bits which lead to pad leakage. Needs innovation.
These pads are made by self help group in Goa. It's a source of income for rural women...which is a good intiative. Sakhi pads are organic and hence don't function like mass produced sanitary napkins in the market (which has perfume that can be harmful to women in long run..and other chemicals are added to minimise company's production cost). These big brands are only concerned with their profits not health of people! Even my doctor advised me to use organic pads or cups...and hence tried these pads. These pads are old fashioned but safe.