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I was given a set of the Kiehl's amino acid shampoo and conditioner as my christmas gifts last year. I have heard of the brand name for quite some time but I have to say that I am definitely not a frequent customer of Kiehl's. Unfortunately, this product is not able to turn me into a customer of Kiehl's and I probably will not buy this shampoo myself.
The package of the shampoo is simple, as all the other Kiehl's products. The shampoo is stored in a clear bottle with a sticker over it. The sticker provides all information about the product. The lid of the bottle is a flip one so you can easily open it with one hand. The bottle is made of plastic which is a bit soft and you may find the bottle shape to change a bit if you squeeze it too hard.
Using the shampoo
Using this shampoo is no different from the other shampoo in the market, all you have to do is wet your hair, gently massage a small amount through the scalp area and finish it by rinsing with warm water. It is claimed that the product would create create its delightful, creamy lather. However, I found that it was very difficult to create a good lather. I have to use a large amount of shampoo (much more than the other shampoos in the market) to create a decent amount of lather. It also meant that your shampoo would run out more quickly!
While the shampoo did not create a large amount of lather, it was able to clean my hair well. However, I found my hair to be very stiff and dry after I rinse out the shampoo, which is very disappointing. The problems disappear after using the amino acid condition but again you have to use a large amount of conditioner to achieve the result.
The good thing about the shampoo is that it is very gentle to the scalp. I suffer from psoriasis so I tend to avoid using shampoo which will irritate my hair. I have used the shampoo for some time and did not find any problem to my scalp.
One of the main ingredients is coconut oil so you can expect that shampoo smells like coconut. I personally do not like the coconut smell although I know many people like it! I would say that the coconut smell is a mild one and will stay in your hair for some time after washing your hair. If you like coconut smell then you will probably like the shampoo more than I do!
As mentioned above, the one I received is a gift. According to the Kiehl's website (http://www.kiehls.co.uk/hair/shampoos/amino-acid-shampoo.aspx) , a 75ml bottle (which is the size I've got) costs £8.50. Given that you have to use a large amount of shampoo every time, I do find that it is a bit on the high side and thus I would not buy it for myself.
I must confess that I am an out and out Kiehl's addict and so it pains me to say that I was quite disappointed with this shampoo.
It's a mild cleanser with Amino Acids being the active ingredient. It also contains coconut oil and, having heard rave reviews from friends (with lovely silky hair) about coconut oil, I decided to give it a whirl.
The label claims that the shampoo is for "all hair types", this Mr Kiehl, is where I respectfully suggest you have made a booboo.
The "delightful creamy lather" promised on the label never materialised I'm afraid, and my hair didn't feel very clean afterwards. I have quite fine hair so it usually doesn't take much to give it a good clean. It felt fine after I gave it a repeat wash but that, consumers, just wouldn't make any financial sense if you used it long term.
I think (but I'm no scientist, believe me) that it would be better suited to those of you out there with thick dry hair.
Kiehls Amino Acid Shampoo / Enriched with Amino Acid and Coconut it creates a delightful / creamy lather that gently yet thoroughly cleanses the hair / Helps to add the look of body and fullness while a special blend of conditioning ingredients impart softness and shine / Not tested on animals