Here's Why Our Editors Are Obsessed With Kiehl's Shampoos
You wouldn’t skip out on cleansing your complexion, so why skip out on washing your hair? Our Skincare.com beauty editors recently received complimentary samples of beloved shampoos by Kiehl’s to test and review. From the brand’s cleansing Amino Acid Shampoo to their hydrating Olive Fruit Oil Nourishing Shampoo, we share our thoughts on these must-have shampoos, ahead.
KIEHL’S AMINO ACID SHAMPOO REVIEW
Recommended for: For all hair and scalp types.
Formulated with amino acid, coconut oil, wheat proteins, and wheat starch, the Amino Acid Shampoo from Kiehl’s can provide your strands with a creamy lather that gently yet thoroughly cleanses the hair. The formula helps to add body and fullness to hair while also imparting softness and shine. The formula is paraben-free, silicone-free, and suitable for all hair and scalp types.
Why We Love It: As someone who tries to prolong her blowouts for as long as possible—i.e. until I can no longer get away with just dry shampoo—I like a simple, yet effective shampoo that can cleanse, hydrate, and prep my strands for conditioning moisture. With that being said, I am pleased to share that I have finally found a new go-to shampoo that can do all that and more. After testing out Kiehl’s Amino Acid Shampoo for this review, my strands were left looking—and feeling—cleansed and hydrated upon lather. Once dried, my hair appeared shiny and healthy-looking… even after blow drying!
How to Use It: After rinsing your hair with lukewarm water, lather Kiehl’s Amino Acid Shampoo onto your scalp and massage. For best results, rinse and follow up with a hydrating conditioner.
KIEHL’S OLIVE FRUIT OIL NOURISHING SHAMPOO REVIEW
Recommended for: Dry, under-nourished hair types.
Want a mild, yet creamy shampoo that can hydrate dry, under-nourished strands? Reach for Kiehl’s Olive Fruit Oil Nourishing Shampoo. Formulated with a blend of olive fruit oil, avocado oil, and lemon oil, this ultra-hydrating cleansing shampoo moisturizes and fortifies hair as it gently cleanses, leaving hair manageable and supple. The formula features molecules that mimic natural oils to coat hair leaving it looking healthy and full of shine.
Why We Love It: As I stated above, I tend to avoid washing my hair at all costs. This is because my hair becomes dry—read: brittle—easily and too much shampooing can leave my strands looking a bit drab. However, with the right hydrating shampoo, such as Kiehl’s Olive Fruit Oil Nourishing Shampoo, my hair looked (and felt) deeply hydrated After testing out the Nourishing Shampoo for this review, I noticed that my dry strands were noticeably cleansed, nourished, and supple.
How to Use It: Rinse your hair with lukewarm water, then lather Kiehl’s Olive Fruit Oil Nourishing Shampoo onto your roots. Massage your scalp for a few seconds before rinsing and following up with a hydrating conditioner.
KIEHL’S SUNFLOWER COLOR PRESERVING SHAMPOO REVIEW
Recommended for: Color-treated hair.
Protect your color-treated strands with Kiehl’s Sunflower Color Preserving Shampoo. Formulated with antioxidant-rich sunflower oil, apricot oil, and vitamins B3, B5, and B6, this sulfate-free shampoo can work to help effectively protect and cleanse color-treated hair, without stripping its color. What’s more? The nourishing shampoo contains a UV-protective filter that can protect your colored strands from the sun’s UV rays, too!
Why We Love It: I recently went from bleached blonde hair to dark brown locks, so I need all the color preserving I can get. With the help of Kiehl’s Sunflower Color Preserving Shampoo, my newly darkened strands looks and feels well-nourished and hydrated! In addition to helping preserve and protect my color-treated hair, I also love that the shampoo is free of silicones, sulfate, and parabens.
How To Use It: After rinsing your strands with lukewarm water, apply Kiehl’s Sunflower Color Preserving Shampoo to your roots and bring to a lather. For best results, rinse and follow up with a nourishing, color-preserving conditioner.
KIEHL’S RICE AND WHEAT VOLUMIZING SHAMPOO REVIEW
Recommended for: Thin, lifeless hair types.
Revive your thin, lifeless hair with Kiehl’s Rice and Wheat Volumizing Shampoo. Formulated with a blend of naturally-derived proteins and rice bran oil, this Volumizing Shampoo can help give flat hair some major body. What’s more? The shampoo is formulated with natural humectant honey and jojoba seed conditioning extracts to nourish hair upon application.
Why We Love It: We all want big, voluminous, healthy-looking hair… but, sometimes we need a little help to get there. Kiehl’s Rice and Wheat Volumizing Shampoo can breathe life back into drab-looking hair and leave it looking (and feeling) soft, smooth, and bouncy. I have thin hair, but a lot of it. So, I find that without the help of a volumizing shampoo, the weight of it can really put a damper on its body. What I love about Kiehl’s Rice and Wheat Volumizing Shampoo is that not only does it help achieve fuller-looking hair, it nourishes with some of my favorite hydrating skin care ingredients, too.
How to Use It: Rinse your hair with lukewarm water and massage Kiehl’s Rice and Wheat Volumizing Shampoo onto your roots. For best results, rinse and follow up with a volumizing conditioner.