So I should start by saying I have long fine hair so I can do with all the help I can get! I’ve tried volume promising products before and most end up being a disappointment if I’m honest. I’m sure some actually end up weighing my hair down so do the opposite of what they claim. I thought I’d try this Kiehl’s Rice Wheat Volumising Shampoo out as I love Kiehl’s products generally.
Starting off with the smell, it’s amazing and smells quite light and fresh rather than heavily perfumed. The consistency of Kiehl’s Rice Wheat Volumising Shampoo is a gel much like most other shampoos.
So what does Kiehl’s have to say about this product on their site;
- Cleanses hair, leaving no weighty residue so it looks and feels healthier with a fuller and thicker appearance
- Creates fullness and body without stripping hair of natural lipids
- Formulated with Rice and Wheat Proteins and the conditioning extracts of Jojoba Seed and Rice Bran
It’s also worth mentioning this shampoo is free from parabens as I know there are a lot of people who like to avoid them. The packaging is minimalistic which is what we’ve all come to know and love about Kiehl’s products.
The directions from Kiehl’s say;
- Apply to wet hair and massage uniformly over entire scalp
- May use daily or as often as needed to revive and add body to hair
- For optimal volumising, we recommend following with Kiehl’s Rice & Wheat Volumising Conditioning Rinse
- If contact with eyes occurs, rinse immediately with water
Without further ado I tried this as a normal shampoo in place of my usual. I didn’t use with the conditioner so I could see how well it worked on its own. Now it doesn’t foam a massive amount which is something I knew to expect as brands actually add an ingredient to make products do that. It adds nothing to a shampoo but literally extra foam (did you know that).
So the honey and jojoba seed conditions and hydrates your hair while the rice and wheat give volume and fullness according to Kiehl’s. Did this happen in reality though? Yes! Wow I used it 5 times over two weeks and I can see and feel a massive difference.
I think this works so well as it clarifies which saves me having to use a separate shampoo between washing which is something I’d normally do when using a volumising shampoo to stop build up. So it literally does what it says on the bottle plus acts as a clarification for your scalp and hair. I’m not saying I suddenly had hair that would compete against a lion but then I don’t know if any product that does that! I did notice a difference however.
This is £16 for 250ml in store so it’s not cheap but if like me you only wash your hair 2 to 3 times a week it will last quite a while especially as it cuts out the need to clarify. Previous products I’ve tried will only do one or the other unlike this. However if you wash your hair everyday this shampoo may work out expensive for you. It’s completely down to your individual budget at the end of the day. If you’re looking to splurge on a shampoo I would recommend giving Kiehl’s Rice Wheat Volumising Shampoo a try.