Rice and Wheat Volumizing Shampoo

A lightweight volumizing shampoo that revives thin. lifeless hair
  • 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
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"Pump up the volume! This shampoo works great for my lifeless hair."

Alison, Kiehl’s Insider

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How to Apply:
-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 volumizing, we recommend following with Kiehl's Rice & Wheat Volumizing Conditioning Rinse
-If contact with eyes occurs, rinse immediately with water


Honey is the nectar produced in flowers and then collected and stored by bees. It is composed of a variety of sugars, wax, and other substances, including citric, malic, formic, and lactic acids; beta carotene; enzymes; amino acids and vitamins. It is used as an emollient in skin care and creates a watertight film, allowing skin to rehydrate itself. Moisturizing, softening, sweet and fragrant.

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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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This plant-derived peptide helps protect skin from external aggression –a key cause of early skin aging. Rich in phytosterols and polyphenols, the extract is known for its antioxidant and skin-firming properties.

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This one is perfect for me. I use this 2 years ago.
Tingting L on Jun 23, 2015
Great product - Love using it
Kristin T on Jun 13, 2015
Heard Good Reviews. Interested in giving it a try
Erin N on Jun 22, 2015
excellent shampoo for fine limp hair
Carol F on Jun 13, 2015
I would like to know if Kiehl's has any sulphate-free, SLS or ALS free shampoos? Does any one know?
A shopper on May 24, 2012
Does Rice and Wheat Volumizing Shampoo contain phosphates and sulphates?
A shopper on Sep 4, 2014
will this shampoo AND the rice & wheat conditioning rinse strip my color treated hair?
A shopper on May 5, 2013
Best Answer: Shampoo seems to be rich and milder than most, but I don't know about color treated hair.
Reply · Report · Ellen J on May 5, 2013
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Is this coming in 1 Litter bottle size in the future?
Rachel Z on Oct 28, 2013
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Is the Rice and Wheat Volumizing Shampoo and conditioner OK to use on highlighted hair?
Susi J on Aug 26, 2012
Best Answer: My hair is both dyed and highlighted. I've tried both the conditioner and the shampoo. I particularly love the conditioner because my hair is very oily and this conditioner detangles and smooths my hair without any heavy residue. Plus, I only need a tiny bit, which is good since I use it daily. My favorite combination of products is to use this conditioner with the Olive Fruit Oil Nourishing Shampoo.
Reply · Report · Judi V on Aug 26, 2012
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does this shampoo contain parabens? thanks!!
just wondering on Nov 2, 2012
Best Answer: Like many of our products, this one has been made paraben-free! We hope you continue to enjoy our great paraben-free formulas!
Reply · Report · Kiehl's AStaff on Nov 5, 2012
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What is the differece between the "Ultimate Thickening Shampoo" and the "Rice and Wheat Volumizing" shampoo?
Steve on Mar 1, 2015
Best Answer: I have tried both products you are inquiring about and prefer the Rice and Wheat Volumizing Shampoo AND Conditioner. The Ultimate Thickening Shampoo seemed to add weight with its specific volumizing ingredients. The Rice and Wheat products have formulas that are really light on my long, super fine hair. Without anything to weigh it down my hair appears fluffier/fuller. I love the Rice and Wheat products! Hope this helps.
Reply · Report · Jessica R on Mar 1, 2015
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I have oily scalp but dry & fine hair. Should I be using this?
Yvonne L on Apr 1, 2012
Best Answer: I have baby fine hair and an oily scalp too. I need to shampoo daily because of the scalp issue, but that's hard on my delicate fine hair. That's why I chose this shampoo. I've never been disappointed with a Kiehl's product. I do follow up with a drop of an argan oil leave in treatment rubbed between my palms and then worked through the ends of my wet hair before the upside down blow drying which is so helpful with fine hair. Hopes this helps.
Reply · Report · Linda B on Apr 1, 2012
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Which is the best shampoo for oily hair?
A shopper on Feb 20, 2014
Best Answer: Hi i bought this for my sister she has thin oily hair. She loves it. She has bees using it for a couple of years now she wont change it for anything else. Very happy with it. Hope it helped.
Reply · Report · oriona m on Feb 20, 2014
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How many different sizes does it come in?
A shopper on Nov 7, 2013
Best Answer: Only the small travel size and a 8.5oz. They used to make a larger one but stopped a couple years ago. I have used this shampoo (and the conditioner) for years and love it. But I do switch up between this one and the amino acid shampoo/conditioner.
Reply · Report · Christine D on Nov 7, 2013
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What happened with the volumizing spray -- a styling product? Do you have anything that will do what it did? Please consider having it again. It is the only product I have seen that works for my hair. I have lots of friends who used it also.
A shopper on Aug 10, 2012
Best Answer: We recommend the Climate Proof Shine Enhancing Non-Aerosol Spray for volumizing and styling. Click here to learn more:
Reply · Report · Kiehl's AStaff on Aug 15, 2012
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How is this different from the Ultimate Thickening Shampoo?
A shopper on Jan 19, 2015
Best Answer: they are different. the ultimate thickening shampoo provides more volume, at least for my hair which is fine and 'color augmented.'
Reply · Report · JOSEPHINE B on Jan 19, 2015
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I have color treated hair and I was wondering if this shampoo would strip the color out of my hair. Is it safe for color treated hair?
A shopper on Jul 16, 2014
Best Answer: I use this shampoo and find it very gentle on my hair. I does not wash away my color and makes my fine hair look voluminous :) It also has a beautiful aroma.
Reply · Report · Tatiana D on Jul 16, 2014
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