Creme with Silk Groom

A non-greasy grooming aid for lustrous shine and smooth texture
  • Formulated with Silk Powders and naturally-absorbed oils and moisturizers derived from Wheat Protein, Soy Protein, and Jojoba Oil
  • World-renowned for its silky smoothness and superior efficacy

"Makes my hair shiny and smooth! A great product for everyone."

Brad F., Kiehl’s Insider

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How to Apply:
-Shampoo first with the Kiehl's shampoo appropriate for your hair type
-Rub a small amount of the formula into hands before applying
-On damp hair, gently work Silk Groom through the hair
-The formula will be absorbed, resulting in a lustrous shine and smooth texture
-Reinforce treatment with one of our efficacious hair paks every 12-14 days to maintain optimum hair condition

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Hydrolyzed Soy Protein is a naturally derived protein of vegetable origin that is soluble in water. It is produced by the enzymatic hydrolysis of soya flour. When used in skin care products, it offers visible benefits to the skin to provide a smoothing effect and minimize the appearance of roughness and wrinkles.

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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.


Jojoba Oil is extracted from the beanlike seeds of the desert shrub Simondsia Chinensis and has been traditionally used by both Mexicans and Native Americans for skin care purpose. It reduces transepidermal water loss without completely blocking the transportation of water vapor and gasses, providing suppleness and softness. It is nurturing for the skin and helps to restore skin's natural lipid barrier.

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I have used this for years and now I live too far away to make in store shopping convenient. I now have short silver grey hair and it this product serves as a sort of light leave in conditioner when I don't need a more textured style look.
LAUREN S on Jun 28, 2015
Using Product 15 YRs
Gerald K on Jun 26, 2015
I have been using this amazing product for 10 years
dolly r on Jun 26, 2015
this is leave-in treatment for thick coarse or curly hair
RONNA S on Jun 26, 2015
Will you ever release this in a TSA approved travel size bottle? I love the stuff
A shopper on Apr 19, 2013
Best Answer: A travel size would be fantastic. I would definitely buy it.
Reply · Report · Jody P on Apr 19, 2013
I would love to find this in a travel sized bottle. It is too wonderfully thick to "pour into" a 2 or 3 oz bottle. Can it be mixed with Strong Hold Styling Gel effectively -a little dab of each, mixed together in the palm of my hand? Since I can't get either of those products in a trvel sized bottle, I was going to ask about samples, so I don't have to check my suitcase, but, when I called Nordstroms (in Santa Barbara) to ask if they had any, Rose O'Brien (the manager at the Keihl's counter, she decided to make me some samples in travel sized bottles. What a surprise!
Isabel M on Jul 14, 2012
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I'm looking for the "Super Thick Volumizer" and i can find it anywhere...Please don't tell me you have discontinued it? This is the only product that works great on my hair and I'm able to use on my fine thin hair...
Your response would be greatly appreciated...
A shopper on Apr 21, 2012
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How does this compare to Creme de la Creme Silk groom that came in a jar? That was my favorite product. My hair is thick and course; no lotion can tame it.
A shopper on Dec 15, 2013
Best Answer: I never used Creme de la Creme Silk groom but I love this product. It's the only thing that tames my hair. My hair is thick & curly. After I wash & condition my hair while it's wet, I put this on and it looks great when it dries. (I don't dry my hair.)
Reply · Report · Elizabeth L on Dec 16, 2013
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Hi, I was wondering if you use this in place of conditioner, or after washing your hair? Thanks!
1 1 on Apr 14, 2012
Best Answer: Generally I use conditioner, and after getting out of the shower dab some silk groom on my palms and then work it through my hear with my fingers to get out snags. After blow-drying my hair I might use a very small amount to lessen fly-away strands. However, I have also found that if you don’t use a conditioner, it will do much that a conditioner does, eliminating tangles and keeping your hair in good condition.
Reply · Report · Anthony K on Apr 14, 2012
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Has Kiehls recently changed the hair creme silk groom container?
A shopper on Jan 18, 2015
Best Answer: Yes. Finally. The new packaging is a much improved delivery system for the product. It not only dispenses better but also stores in the medicine chest better.
Reply · Report · Jason A on Jan 19, 2015
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I know everyone talks about the smell. That is what I like about the product. My question is, can I also use a small amount on my dry scalp in the winter?

A shopper on Dec 23, 2013
Best Answer: I am really sensitive to perfumie smelling products and I have no problem with the creme with silk groom odor. I think it could be good for your scalp, but there may be more targeted Kiehls products that could help.
Reply · Report · Ann R on Dec 23, 2013
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Does this product have to be kept in the refrigerator in order to stay fresh, and does it have a product life?
A shopper on May 21, 2014
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What is the shelf life of this product? How long will it keep after I've opened it?
Henry8th on Apr 11, 2015
Best Answer: Hello Maria,

Not exactly sure since I use a little daily and it lasts me for about a month or so. I will say this, this is the BEST hair product I have ever used. Non greasy and doesn't feel like you even have anything in your hair. It's a natural feeling with great styling finish. I would suggest you give it a try. I quarentee you will not be disappointing and may actually not have long enough to worry about its shelf life since you will be using it quite often.

Thank you for asking the question.

hope this helps.

Reply · Report · Hilberto C on Apr 12, 2015
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Can I use a small amount on dry hair?
A shopper on Mar 27, 2015
Best Answer: Yes, you can use a small amount of Creme with Silk Groom on dry hair. In my experience over many years using this product, I have found it helps reduce the appearance of frizziness and adds shine. My hair is now silver and dry and I find that using a dob about the size of a green pea on each section of hair, such as on top, crown and sides, makes my hair more manageable and shiny. Sometimes I apply Creme with Silk Groom right after shampooing while my hair is still damp.
Reply · Report · Marjorie M on Mar 27, 2015
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Is this product designed primarily for men or women?
Lee H on May 26, 2012
Best Answer: I am a woman and I love this product. I have been using it for years, maybe 20+ years. And while I am not aware of any men who use this product, I think that most men would like it. I have used it on both long and short, very short hair, and it works great. I highly recommend it. For short hair it takes a very little amount so be careful not to use too much.
Reply · Report · Pamela M on May 27, 2012
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is this product good for grey hair ?
rosemary g on Sep 23, 2014
Best Answer: This product is good for any color hair. But let's focus on texture or thickness of hair because it is this quality that matters much when using any "leave-in"
hair conditioner including this product. If you hair is wavy or curly and thick
this product will make your hair look great and feel great all day long. You only need to use a little and this is a benefit as that little bottle will last a long time. IF your hair is thin and straight, I am not sure how well this product would work. It might make your hair appear to be wet and greasy.
I have dark brown, curly, thick hair thanks to my Grecian ancestry. And I must say that I have not found a better grooming product for my hair. I also love
Kiehl's shampoo with Olive Oil. Try finding shampoo with Olive Oil at your local supermarket or pharmacy.. Only Kiehls has that and it is the best shampoo around.
Reply · Report · robert v on Sep 23, 2014
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Do you wash this out like you would your conditioner or is it a leave-in?
Marcie E on Jul 31, 2014
Best Answer: Leave-in. Use sparingly until you determine the portion for your desired outcome; I dilute mine with the serum before I actually put it in my hair.
Reply · Report · Ashleigh K on Jul 31, 2014
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Is this product safe for color treated hair?
Amanda H on Mar 15, 2014
Best Answer: Hi Amanda,

I am not positive it mentions on the bottle that it is safe but I have been using for years with color treated hair. I have only seen my hair get softer and much more shiny. Any fade I see with color comes from time and certainly not this product. One of the best things I've used for my hair along with the straightening cream.

Reply · Report · Christina M on Mar 15, 2014
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What happened to the 8.4 oz bottle??
A shopper on Mar 1, 2015
Best Answer: I have ordered this item many is not available? or only silk/groom is the tube?
Reply · Report · Stanley s on Mar 1, 2015
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How is this different from the clear silk groom serum?
A shopper on Aug 11, 2013
Best Answer: Love this stuff! Quite simply it is the best stuff to manage your hair and keep it healthy!
Reply · Report · chris n on Aug 12, 2013
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is it safe to use this product when using a blow dryer and a flat iron? will it harm my hair to use this product with heat?

thank you
cris teena
A shopper on Jul 16, 2012
Best Answer: Hi
I use a blow dryer and flat iron and the creme with silk groom is amazing. It is rich and seems to protect my hair from the heat.
Reply · Report · Michele F on Jul 16, 2012
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Is Creme with Silk Groom recommended for children?
A shopper on Mar 6, 2014
Best Answer: I think so but it would depend on the age of the child. Maybe 5 and older.
Reply · Report · Troy T on Mar 7, 2014
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How in the world due you order this product? There is no way to get to the check out, even after repeated attempts. The "Add to Bag" goes NOWHERE. Very frustrating. I want 3 bottles of Creme with Silk Groom that are 8.4 fl. oz. in size, and there does not appear to be a way to order it.
A shopper on Aug 5, 2012
Best Answer: Sorry to hear that you are having trouble with checking out. If you are still experiencing this problem, we recommend that you call our Customer Service line at 1-800-KIEHLS-2 (1-800-543-4572).
Reply · Report · Kiehl's AStaff on Aug 15, 2012
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On the instructions is written to take a small amount of the product. How much would you use for meduim long hair? Like a hazelnut or peanut? Thanks and greetings from Germany.
A shopper on May 2, 2015
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Does this contain any toxins? I have very sensitive skin and seemed to have developed
Allergies to things like lanolin.
Malone on Mar 15, 2015
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Does this have an expiration date? If not what is the shelf life?
A shopper on Mar 6, 2015
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Why is this product still out of stock?!
A shopper on Nov 26, 2014
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Do you send out free samples of this product???
A shopper on Oct 12, 2013
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what is shipping cot for one bottle (8.4 oz) Creme with Silk Groom?
Alan S on Mar 10, 2013
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We’re confident you will see healthier, revitalized skin in
28 days. Guaranteed or your money back.

Kiehl’s Skincare is scientifically formulated to restore and strengthen the skin barrier for healthier, younger-looking skin. Our targeted treatments are powerful, yet safe preparations which act to correct and treat your specific skin needs and concerns.