Review Kiehls Amino Acid Shampoo

Friday, January 11, 2013

Hello, lovelies~As most of you probably know now already if you have been following my blog for quite some time that I am avoiding silicone or its derivatives in my hair care routine. My first non silicone shampoo is the L'Occitane Volumizing shampoo, but I'm not too impressed with that one. The next shampoo I tried is Seanik Solid Shampoo from LUSH and it works wonderfully, which I've done a review here

Back when I'm still on the hunt for the "one" silicone-free shampoo, I bought the Kiehls Amino Acid Shampoo. It comes in three sizes, which are 125 ml, 250 ml, and 500 ml. I don't know what came over me, but I got the biggest one. *face palm*

The shampoo is packaged in a transparent, plastic bottle with a white sticker on it, complete with the description and list of ingredients. It has a flip cap to dispense the product out, which is good in my book. I am always flustered if I am faced with a twist off cap since I have the tendency to drop the cap while trying to twist it back on. 


The shampoo contains Sodium Methyl Cocoyl Taurate and Sodium Coco-Sulfate as surfactants in place of Sodium Laurate Sulphate. Some of you may already know that sulphate can be notorious for drying out your hair. 

Good things this shampoo doesn't contain any SLS, but it does contain Parfum/Fragrance, so I doubt those with sensitive scalp can use this as this ingredient is classified as an irritant in most skincare. As I've said before, it doesn't contain silicones and parabens, which is good. 



The shampoo has a slightly thick consistency, resembling a cooked, hot gelatin, if you've ever seen one. It's just like a transparent, slightly thick gel. Apart from the absence of SLS, it lathers or foams up easily like any other SLS-based shampoos. 

I tried it on my already silicone-free hair and felt that this made my hair soft without the addition of a conditioner. I told Mr. G to test it on his still-silicone-loaded hair to see if it felt frizzy and tangly. After the shower, he said that he liked the shampoo as it made his hair soft and tangle free

Based on that, I can conclude that this may be the shampoo for those of you who wanted to start eliminating silicone build up from your hair. Not only does it remove the silicone build up on your scalp and hair gradually, but it leaves you with softer, smoother and tangle-free hair, unlike other silicone-free shampoo. Probably after a week or so, you can then switch to a more affordable silicone-free shampoo, if you find this to be expensive. 

I hope this review helps some you in search for silicone-free shampoo. Until then, I'll see you later~ ^_^ 


Kiehls Amino Acid Shampoo 
125ml / 250ml / 500ml = Rp 150rb / Rp 220rb / Rp 400rb

(taken from their facebook page)

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