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Amino Acid Shampoo

A naturally-derived shampoo that cleanses and softens hair
  • Creates a rich, creamy lather for a delightful shampoo experience
  • A special blend of moisturizing ingredients imparts softness and shine as the formula adds body and fullness
  • Suitable for all hair and scalp types when mildness is desired
  • A customer favorite
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"The perfect everyday shampoo for effectively cleansing and softening my hair."

Alex, Kiehl’s Insider

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How to Apply:
-Wet hair
Gently massage a small amount through the scalp area
-Rinse with warm water
-Repeat if desired, and follow with the Kiehl's Conditioner or Styling Aid of your choice
-If contact with eyes occurs, rinse eyes thoroughly with water

Cool Kiehl’s Fact:
The Amino Acid and Coconut Oil derived cleansers in the formula create its delightful, creamy lather.

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Amino Acids are fundamental to the human body and construct proteins. When chemically united with fatty alcohol or fatty acid, they have cleansing properties and maintain their mild amphoteric character. Amino Acids are known to moisturize by enhancing the skin's water retention.

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Coconut oil is an off-white, semi-solid, highly saturated fat expressed from the kernels of the coconut. It is stable when exposed to air. It lathers quickly and is a good skin cleanser commonly used in many skin care formulations. Lathers readily and softens skin.

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Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, also known as by the collective name Phyto Peptides, is an effective substitute for hydrolyzed animal protein derived by acid, enzyme, or other method of hydrolysis. It offers conditioning, moisturizing and film forming properties and is widely in skin care products to help skin retain its moisture and improve its overall appearance.

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Great cleanser and smells great
Jacquie D on Dec 27, 2014
awesome product that i have used before
Marie O on Dec 26, 2014
oil control
Shen J on Dec 27, 2014
Great Shampoo
James R on Dec 26, 2014
is it sulfate free?
A shopper on Jun 12, 2012
Best Answer: The product has sodium coco sulfate which can be damaging to people with colored hair based on my research and talking to my hair stylist. It is a coconut derived surfactant but still a sulfate, hence this shampoo is not sulfate free.
Reply · Report · Michelle N on Feb 17, 2014
i have a oily scalp but dry, damaged hair. Also I have fine hair.....would this be suitable for me if i'm looking for a volumized look?
A shopper on Nov 4, 2012
Does this product contain sulfates or sodium chloride? I have keratin and I'm supposed to avoid sulfates, I used this shampoo once and it was great, but I don't want to keep using it if there are sulfates or sodium in it. Thank you.
jg1111 on Aug 27, 2014
Does this product have sodium laureth sulfate in it?
A shopper on Apr 8, 2012
Best Answer: No, it has sodium coco-sulfate.
Reply · Report · Lucas P on Apr 8, 2012
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What is the weight of 1L of the Amino Acid Shampoo?
Lam M on Oct 13, 2013
Best Answer: A pint is a pound the world around; so 4+ pounds
Reply · Report · Emelie B on Oct 22, 2013
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when will the 1 liter pump Amino Acid Shampoo be back in stock?
A shopper on Nov 29, 2012
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Would you recommend to use Kiehl's Amino Acid Shampoo if your hair has been dyed?
Myrna P on Jan 28, 2013
Best Answer: I dye my hair - and use this shampoo but not every time I wash my hair. I use one for color about every other 2 washing. My color seems to last when I do it this way.
Laura
Reply · Report · Tim M on Jan 30, 2013
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I have scalp acne using the olive oil shampoo now need something that will not be oily, what would you recommend?
A shopper on Aug 21, 2013
Best Answer: This shampoo is great!!!! Doesn't dry your hair out & leaves it soft. It doesn't leave your hair oily - try it :)
Reply · Report · Tim M on Aug 21, 2013
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Is this shampoo gluten-free?
Celesteville on Aug 1, 2013
Best Answer: Not sure..but your hair will have great shine. The shampoo smells like baby powder to me. The conditioner is awesome!!!!
Reply · Report · Iris B on Aug 2, 2013
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Is your Amino Acid Shampoo is safe for colored hair? My hair is dyed a soft black color. The product does not state on the packaging that it is color safe.
Marisa R on Nov 25, 2012
Best Answer: My hair is color treated too and I love this shampoo and conditioner. It's gentle yet thorough and does not fade color. My hair is also extremely coarse.
Reply · Report · Lynn L on Dec 12, 2012
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Is it sulphate free?
A shopper on Feb 5, 2014
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Why don't they stock the 33 oz pump bottle?! It is so easy to use and I have the room as do many others. I am told by today by my local Kiehl's store and says it doesn't sell well. However, she said that whenever they some in, people hoard them and are sold out again immediately. Also sold out on website. Why, why, why?
A shopper on Jun 14, 2012
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is this shampoo sulfate and silicone free? I have very fine hair but much of it. I am looking for a shampoo that will make my hair healthy but give me volume. I have used the wheat and rice shampoo but is does not do the job for me.
Juliane M. on Feb 3, 2013
Best Answer: The label states that this shampoo is silicone and paraben free. As Michael says above, there is sodium coco sulfate. I buy this product along with the Amino Acid Conditioner for my 19 year old son. He finds them both excellent and his hair looks thick and lustrous.
Reply · Report · Pina K on Mar 15, 2013
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I have dry hair, does this dry it out more?
Brad C on Mar 27, 2012
Best Answer: Works well on dry hair. Only reason I discontinued use is because the product contains methylparaben. Otherwise loved it till I read the the ingredients.
Reply · Report · Jennifer P on Mar 28, 2012
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Can this shampoo be used with hair that is Brazilian Keratin straightened?
Thank you.
A shopper on Apr 28, 2013
Best Answer: I am not sure about using this on treated hair. I assume it would be ok, as it fortifies your hair, but my advice is to ask a Kielh's specialist at the store to make sure that this is the right product for you. Sorry I couldn't be of more help.
Reply · Report · Sofia S on Apr 29, 2013
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is the "1 liter Pump" just the pump itself or a 1 liter bottle of shampoo with a pump?
A shopper on Apr 11, 2013
Best Answer: The 1liter pump is both bottle and pump.
Reply · Report · David K on Apr 12, 2013
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can a 12yr old girl use your skincare and hair products?
lynn e on Jun 7, 2012
Best Answer: I don't feel too nervous about to let 12 years old to use any adult products that you feel safe to use on yourself,
Reply · Report · dana k on Jun 7, 2012
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How could I purchase your latest products?
A shopper on Apr 22, 2012
Best Answer: amino shampoo is gentle for everyday use. i always feel like my hair is fresh and clean. i am an older customer and have been using this shampoo for several years.
Reply · Report · geneva h on Apr 28, 2012
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I have oily scalp but dry & fine hair. Should I be using this?
A shopper on Apr 1, 2012
Best Answer: I have a similar description of my hair and scalp -- oily scalp with dry and lots of fine hair. Kiehl's Amino acid Shampoo has been my shampoo of choice for quite some time now. I find that the delicate fragrance and the generous lather makes shampooing a pleasant experience for me. I I don't find it necessary to use the companion conditioner. But I always find my hair easy to manage and receive many compliments for having a health shine. One of my friends also uses the Amino Acid Shampoo and loves it. She has a completely different type of hair than mine. So I would say it works for a wide range of hair textures.
Reply · Report · Katherine S on Apr 1, 2012
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Does this shampoo come without the coconut accent?
Clifford A on Jul 2, 2014
Best Answer: it has coconut accent. if you don't like coconut, avoid it.
Reply · Report · JING G on Aug 15, 2014
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are there sulfates?
A shopper on Feb 24, 2014
Best Answer: Don't appear to be any.
Reply · Report · Ron C on Feb 24, 2014
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My scalp get oily however, my ends are a little dry. I wash my hair every 2 days b/c of this. Which shampoo would work better - Amino Acid or Olive Fruit Oil Nourishing Shampoo? I want my hair to flow softly and not feel weighed down.

SippyH
SippyH on Apr 24, 2013
Best Answer: I've used this shampoo for almost 8 years. I have long hair and I tend to have a dry scalp so I only wash my hair every other day. I've found this shampoo does not dry out my hair or cause oily build-up on my scalp. I occasionally switch out for a week but this is my forever-standard!

I once tried the Olive Fruit shampoo but felt it made my scalp too oily, felt I needed to wash more hair daily with it.

That said, I do love their olive fruit conditioner over others, though if you tend to get an oily scalp you might want to try something else.
Reply · Report · Allison D on Apr 24, 2013
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WHat is the PH value of this shampoo? Is it higher in acids or alkaline or PH neutral. I am undergoing chemotheraoy and as such this is very important.
evans.elizabeth on Mar 21, 2013
Best Answer: I would call Kiehls directly. When I had a sensitive question about the Blue Astrigent Lotion, they put me on with a specialist who was terrific. This is the route to the best answer.
Reply · Report · Tara L on Mar 27, 2013
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I highlight my hair. Does it strip the color?
Rebecca B on Jan 14, 2013
Best Answer: No.
Reply · Report · Helen R on Jan 30, 2013
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hello i'm wondering that i have fine and thin hair. my scalp gets greasy but my hair is dry due to the perm....would it help volumize my hair at the same time not drying it out? thanks
A shopper on Nov 24, 2012
Best Answer: Hi, I recently purchased this product and have fine, thin hair. I do not have a perm, but I do have highlights. I found the shampoo to clean my hair nicely without it feeling weighed down or dried out. It is not exactly volumizing, but not heavy. I also love the scent. I hope this helps.
Reply · Report · Sheila D on Nov 25, 2012
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Is Amino Acid Shampoo safe for color treated hair?
A shopper on Jul 11, 2012
Best Answer: Yes, I have highlighted hair and it does not fade my hair.
Reply · Report · Heather N on Aug 12, 2012
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Can this shampoo be used on color treated hair?
A shopper on Jun 28, 2012
Best Answer: i used this shampoo after coloring, and the color did not fade out. i think it is ok for color treated hair.
Reply · Report · Aijia W on Jun 28, 2012
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can 12YR old use kiehls skincare and hair products?
lynn e on Jun 7, 2012
Best Answer: Since all of their products are aimed to be natural - I wouldn't think twice not too. It would be great to start children on skincare and hair products that are good for them. Plus it smells great!!
Reply · Report · Tim M on Jun 7, 2012
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I have fine silver hair and have been using shampoo formulated for white hair to remove the bluish tint that may occur with some shampoos. I would like to alternate shampoos and was wondering if Kiehls would be a good one to try? And I need a conditioner that does not build up and weigh down my hair which tends to happen because of the fineness of my hair. Thanks for your help. I use other Kiehls' products and simply love them.
Johanne P on Apr 30, 2012
Best Answer: I have dark hair so I am not sure about the bluish tint you are speaking of. I know that I love the way this shampoo makes my hair feel. Nice and soft and does give it brighter color. Been using it for years. I hate using any other shampoo.

You can always order a sample from K and try it before you buy it.
Reply · Report · Benjamin E on Apr 30, 2012
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does this shampoo help with dry flaky scalp?
A shopper on Nov 25, 2014
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Can I use it on toddlers hair because its hypoallergenic?
LizMiran on Nov 17, 2014
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Could I use it in toodlers hair?
LizMiran on Nov 16, 2014
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I accidentally used the sample on my face. My face was so soft and smooth. Please advise. Is it safe?
Shannnnon on Jul 27, 2014
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Does this product contain cocamide diethanolamine (or cocamide DEA)?
Deirdre on May 18, 2014
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How many amino acids are in the shamoo and conditioner? My hairdresser was shocked how beautiful my hair is..... thank you Kiehls'!
A shopper on Feb 17, 2014
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Will this help with dandruff?
A shopper on Dec 12, 2013
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I thought there were amino acid silicon free shampoos as well?
A shopper on Apr 20, 2013
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can I still buy your herbal shampoo for normal to dry with rosemary, sage, and lavender? what size bottles and price?
............after 50 years still the best for my hair!
Thanks,
Larry J on Mar 27, 2013
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is this product silicone free?
A shopper on Sep 4, 2012
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what is amino acid?
lynn e on Jun 7, 2012
Best Answer: Amino acids ( /??mi?no?/, /??ma?no?/, or /?æm?no?/) are molecules containing an amine group, a carboxylic acid group, and a side-chain that is specific to each amino acid. The key elements of an amino acid are carbon, hydrogen, oxygen, and nitrogen. They are particularly important in biochemistry, where the term usually refers to alpha-amino acids.
Reply · Report · bin z on Jun 7, 2012
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