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Amino Acid Shampoo

A mild shampoo with Coconut Oil and Amino Acids that cleanses and softens hair.

Amino Acid Shampoo

A mild shampoo with Coconut Oil and Amino Acids that cleanses and softens hair.

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Cleanse your hair with a mild shampoo that helps soften and add shine. This gentle shampoo with Coconut Oil and Amino Acids effectively helps to add body and fullness.

  • Cleanses and softens hair while helping to add volume
  • Creates a delightful, creamy lather for a delightful shampoo experience
  • Formulated with Amino Acids, Hydrolyzed Wheat Proteins and Pure Coconut Oil
  • For all hair types
  • A customer favorite
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How to Use Amino Acid Shampoo
  • Wet hair
  • Gently massage through hair, working formula into a lather
  • Rinse
  • Repeat if desired
  • In case of contact with eyes, rinse them immediately
  • Discover our Amino Acid Conditioner to help strengthen hair and improve manageability
Key Ingredients
Amino Acids

Amino Acids

When chemically united with fatty alcohol or fatty acid, Amino Acids have cleansing properties. Within our formulas, they are known to help retain moisture.

Coconut Oil

Coconut Oil

Coconut Oil is derived from the Coconut Tree, known as the “tree of life.” Used in Ayurvedic medicine for over 4,000 years, Coconut Oil is rich in fatty acids and known to nourish, hydrate and soften.

Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein

Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein (Phyto Peptides) 

Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, also known as Phyto Peptides, is often used in products formulated to help condition and moisturize.

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Cleanse your hair with a mild shampoo that helps soften and add shine. This gentle shampoo with Coconut Oil and Amino Acids effectively helps to add body and fullness.

  • Cleanses and softens hair while helping to add volume
  • Creates a delightful, creamy lather for a delightful shampoo experience
  • Formulated with Amino Acids, Hydrolyzed Wheat Proteins and Pure Coconut Oil
  • For all hair types
  • A customer favorite
Print
How to Use Amino Acid Shampoo
  • Wet hair
  • Gently massage through hair, working formula into a lather
  • Rinse
  • Repeat if desired
  • In case of contact with eyes, rinse them immediately
  • Discover our Amino Acid Conditioner to help strengthen hair and improve manageability
Print
Amino Acids

Amino Acids

When chemically united with fatty alcohol or fatty acid, Amino Acids have cleansing properties. Within our formulas, they are known to help retain moisture.

Coconut Oil

Coconut Oil

Coconut Oil is derived from the Coconut Tree, known as the “tree of life.” Used in Ayurvedic medicine for over 4,000 years, Coconut Oil is rich in fatty acids and known to nourish, hydrate and soften.

Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein

Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein (Phyto Peptides) 

Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, also known as Phyto Peptides, is often used in products formulated to help condition and moisturize.

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Amino Acid Shampoo is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 145.
Rated 1 out of 5 by from not a good substitute for the Ultimate Thickening Shampoo Please, PLEASE. bring back your discontinued Ultimate Thickening Shampoo. The Amino Acid Shampoo, which your website recommends as a substitute, leaves my hair limp and lifeless.
Date published: 2018-07-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 6 years later, still the best For the last 6 years, I've used the amino acid shampoo nearly daily. Of course I've used other shampoos in hotels, from samples, and occasionally I've bought one of those natural, package-free bars from the place in the mall, but I always go back to Kiehls, The amino acid shampoo is perfect for daily use. It leaves a clean, healthy, fluffy, sheen (not shiny, but natural light sheen). Doesn't over-volumize like some. Doesn't dry out hair at all. Doesn't become greasy quickly. I use a clay after to style, and the clean, moisturized hair gladly accepts the clay for style (doesn't absorb it). USE THIS SHAMPOO.
Date published: 2018-06-27
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not what I was promised I bought this shampoo and conditioner at the Kiehl's store in Northbridge Shoppes on Michigan Ave in Chicago. I told the woman at the store that I was looking for a sulfate-free, moisturizing shampoo. She suggested this specific product- I confirmed with her again this this shampoo is paraben-free, silicon-free and sulfate-free. I took her suggestion and purchased the product. After a few washes, I noticed my hair was feeling different. I was out of the country, so I chalked it up to it being the different climate/water. Finally, upon returning home, after washing it yet again, I finally read the ingredients, did some research and found out this shampoo is NOT SULFATE-FREE. I'm particularly upset because I receive keratin-treatments for my hair, which this shampoo has ruined because of the sulfates. Keratin-treatments are pricey, and this shampoo is a little pricey.. I've lost upwards of $250 because of using this shampoo 7 or 8 times. I'm mainly disappointed because I was sold this product directly by a Kiehl's rep at a Kiehl's location, and was given bad information. I trusted their salesperson to be knowledgable enough to help me find the right product - I was wrong.
Date published: 2018-06-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best shampoo and conditioner. I have tried every shampoo and conditioner around, I swear. Tea tree, stuff to straighten, curls, scalp renewal, volumizers- nothing compares. This was one of the 1st Kiehls products I tried after nearly 20 years of avoiding them. I am seriously in love. Nothing on the market makes my hair so soft. This will be in my shower for years to come. The only downside is- like many pointed out- it doesn't give the deepest clean. If I just ran or was at the beach- I'd typically give it a good rinse with something stronger but it won't leave my hair feeling like this stuff and I'll end up using it as soon as I can. Coconut smell is universal- all Kiehls products have the fresh, clean, natural smell.
Date published: 2018-05-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I'll Definitely Use It Again! I chose this shampoo as one of my samples in my last order. I was a little hesitant to use it at first since I color my hair and didn't want to strip the color. However, I had so much product in my hair that I just went for it, not knowing what to expect. I poured the entire contents on my head and (I figured) because of all the product in my hair, it didn't lather. So, instead of giving it a "fail" rating, I put a little of my own shampoo, which is a hair salon color-care shampoo that I've been using for years, and it created the perfect amount of lather. Well, I have to tell you that my hair never looked and felt this good in a long time. I've had long hair for years, and was considering cutting it because it was looking thin and scraggly no matter what I did. After reading some of the reviews though, I'm not sure if this will keep up, but I'm willing to give it a try and continue using this shampoo.
Date published: 2018-04-26
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Awfull One of the worst shampoo I have ever tried! It made my hair very oily and full of dandruff. It doesn't even smell nice, I don't know why it has so many good reviews. I like Kiehl's products, but with this shampoo I am very disappointed..
Date published: 2018-04-09
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Disappointing I bought a large bottle of the AA shampoo and conditioner after discovering it at my gym. I've used about 1/2 of each before noticing that both products have lost their scent and shampoo doesn't lather. Rather disappointing to find that they have such a short life expectancy. Or maybe I got a bad batch.
Date published: 2018-01-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from love this product Really like this stuff. Much more expensive than my old shampoo, but I really don't mind spending the extra cash; it's worth every penny, thank you
Date published: 2018-01-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Lather! I have tried a few Kiehl's shampoos and this is the best so far. I love how quickly the Amino Acid shampoo lathers up and cleans my hair. It's gentle for every day use and for color-treated hair.
Date published: 2018-01-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Saved my hair AND scalp I suffer from dandruff and greasy hair and so I've always found it difficult to find a shampoo that will nourish my scalp but not make my hair greasy. Theres something about this shampoo that has transformed my hair and for the first time in years I've been able to leave my hair for days before washing it and for it to not look greasy and lank. Dandruff is no longer a problem and my hair has a great shine and gloss. I cannot recommend this enough. Truly incredible! You only need a tiny amount for your entire head to lather up and so i can see this lasting me a good amount of time. It leaves my hair smelling great. A must have.
Date published: 2017-11-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product, one downside Used for many years, recently started using the 1 litre size. Recommend you shake the bottle regularly otherwise at the end you are left with waterly liquid which has risen to the top
Date published: 2017-10-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Shampoo OMG, I love this shampoo and my hair adores it too. It smells heavenly and my hair is soft, manageable and healthy!
Date published: 2017-07-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My hair has even like straw lately My son bought me this product as a gift and my straw like hair has turned to silk amazing
Date published: 2017-03-26
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Leaves Hair Greasy - Formula Change? I would agree with another reviewer who said that the item is inconsistent. I belonged to a gym that provided this shampoo at their facilities. Now that I changed gyms I bought a huge bottle of this shampoo and it leaves my hair feeling unclean and almost greasy. I would not recommend despite the delightful smell! I will not be purchasing again.
Date published: 2017-01-08
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Left my hair feeling coated and flat One of the few Kiehl's products that I don't love. My hair felt liked it needed to be rewashed after using this. I see that it has great reviews but I like my generic store bought shampoo better, I'd suggest you ask for a sample before you buy.
Date published: 2016-12-26
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Likesummer I tried this shampoo and conditioner while visiting my sister and loved everything about it. My hair was shiny, silky, and smelled great...others even commented! So as soon as I returned home, I ordered giant bottles of the shampoo and conditioner from a well-known department store -- and, guess what? No scent at all! I tried using more and rinsing less. Nothing. I tried shaking the bottles. Nothing! My hair is sometimes shiny and sometimes frizzy -- no consistency. I am sincerely disappointed. Maybe you changed the formula in the past couple of weeks?
Date published: 2016-09-13
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not for thick hair. The conditioner and shampoo smell AMAZING. But, for all my thick hair, long hair, course hair girls, it's not the best product. I tried out the smallest size, and used a generous amount and it still made my hair feel unclean. I wish it would work better on thicker hair just because it has good ingredients and smells amazing. Unfortunately, not for me. Could work for others though.
Date published: 2016-06-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Delicious Shampoo As a single person with short hair, I can't seem to ever get through the liter size of this product haha! It's been almost a year now and I'm only half way through it - and that's with washing at least once a day, if not twice. Next time I'll get a smaller bottle and just refill it into the liter with the pump. Regardless, I like this shampoo and conditioner combo. It makes my hair very soft and I love the scent of coconut that comes with it. Beautiful product!
Date published: 2016-05-03
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Horrible Travel Packaging for a Good Shampoo This review is of the 2.5 oz size since while I enjoy this product as an every day shampoo, the travel size product fails horribly. At first I thought it may be an anomaly that my Kiehls bottles frequently leaked on domestic business travel, but after recently returning from 8 weeks of international travel which included 10 separate days of flying, I can say with certainty the travel size Kiehls bottles are no good for checked baggage airline travel. With a shower kit housing more than a dozen shampoos, face washes, creams, etc. the only bottles that leaked any during my travels were my Kiehls Creme deCorpa lotion and my Kiehls travel size shampoo. I even tried pushing air out of the bottle before the trip to give it room to expand to no avail. The only thing that prevents getting the rest of your suitcase full of lotion and shampoo is to put the Kiehls bottles in plastic baggies. While that works if the baggie is big enough and sealed, you waste the product that escapes and have to spend time cleaning out the baggie to use it for the next flight. Not sure why Kiehls products leak when other high-end brands don't. Bottom line: the shampoo is great but don't waste your money on Kiehls expensive travel sized bottle; buy a cheap travel bottle and use that instead.
Date published: 2016-03-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Rich lather, nicely scented The lather is great and is telling me that my hair and scalp are getting the full cleaning treatment. The scent is very pleasant without being too strong -- just enough to remind you it's there. I rotate this shampoo with others, but I would use it daily.
Date published: 2016-01-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Must-have Shampoo This is the perfect cleansing shampoo! I don't use it every wash, but rather every few times to clean out all the grime (products, dry shampoo, and general build up). It leaves my hair feeling baby soft and smooth. It's also been extremely safe on my colored hair. Lasts a long time as long as you don't use it every day - only thing is that when I do use it I find that I have to use more than I do with other shampoos to get a decent lather worked up.
Date published: 2015-12-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Simply the best shampoo I've ever used Brilliant shampoo, with a lovely smell. It is the only shampoo that has entirely fixed my itchy scalp. I assumed I had dandruff, but no anti-dandruff shampoo ever really worked. I now realise it must have been all the chemicals that were irritating my scalp. Now my hair simply feels clean and healthy. Please don't ever stop making this shampoo!
Date published: 2015-09-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Shampoo Ever! I started using this shampoo about a year ago. I was introduced to Kiehl's products through my gym membership. At first I did not think anything of it just that it smelled great. Over time I realized that my curls stayed intact, my frizzy hair was gone and my highlighted hair was shiny. I will never go back to using any other product.
Date published: 2015-09-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love It I've been using the amino acid shampoo and conditioner for almost three months and I love it. It leaves my dry hair feeling healthy and manageable. PS I'm African-American with wavy/curly relaxed hair
Date published: 2015-08-21
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Lovely product with a huge downside This product is very nice, it smells delicious and makes my hair very smooth soft and clean, especially when used with the Conditioner. The texture is very nice and I feel like it does very good things to my hair. The only downside is that Kiehl's products are tested on animals, which I only discovered after purchasing and using these products, which for me is a reason to throw the products straight in the bin, even considering the high price tag. Unfortunately I will not be buying any of Kiehl's products again, unless they review their policies and stop testing on animals.
Date published: 2015-07-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from All Hair Types I Have never been so pleased with a product. As you can see my title is all hair types because I have finally found something that actually does work on African American hair. I had a problem with my hair shedding not anymore, this product leaves your hair nice and soft and very manageable you WILL NOT be disappointed. From now on this will be the only shampoo I will ever use that's how satisfied I am
Date published: 2015-05-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Neutrally good Does anyone else remember that this shampoo used to be darker in color and it smelled sweet and faintly of soda? Gone is the color and soda scent, leaving it a little too neutral. Nothing bad to say about it but I miss the old version.
Date published: 2015-05-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from at last fantastic to find not only a shampoo without citric acid, to which I am seriously allergic, but one which really makes my hair look good as well. My scalp is healthier than it has been for years. Full marks to the Kiehl's sales person at Stansted Airport who found it for me.
Date published: 2015-03-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great cleanser! This shampoo has a subtle coconut smell, and works extremely well to cleanse the hair. With consistent use, your hair does become noticeably shinier and softer. I find that this shampoo is coupled really well with the amino acid conditioner.
Date published: 2015-01-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this! It is winter time and anything with humidity in it is freezing in these low temps. I chose products to keep humidity in - like this shampoo. It left my hair, which was drier than normal, in perfect condition! I received the sample product and didn't need to apply olive oil conditioner, which left my hair oily. After waiting for days, and re-washing, my hair is in per condition. As if we were not in winter!!!!! This is simply amazing! My advise: try using the product alone, without conditioner. If your hair is not normal, than re-wash with a light conditioner. Thank you Kiehl's for having another wonderful product.
Date published: 2015-01-01
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Is this shampoo safe for use on bonded extensions?

Asked by: Emily Evans

what is the height of the pump bottle?

Asked by: Anonymous
10 inches high. I have the 33.8 fluid ounce bottle
Answered by: Donna Palladino
Date published: 2018-01-31

Is it safe for color treated hair?

Asked by: Anonymous
Sorry, I have no idea. I've never dyed my hair. But it leaves hair feeling great!
Answered by: Michael Ponisciak
Date published: 2018-01-31

This is a question for Kiehl's: There is fragrance listed in the ingredients. Is the fragrance (or this product) phthalate-free?

Asked by: Kensiwynn

Does this shampoo have silicone in it?

Asked by: Louise Saafi

Is it safe to use during pregnancy?

Asked by: Anonymous

Sulfate free?

Asked by: Catherine Thuruthumaly

Is this good for color treated hair?

Asked by: Anonymous

What is the actual ph of this shampoo?

Asked by: Carolyn Messer

Color safe?

Asked by: Michelle Cortez

Does this shampoo work on itchy scalp or dandruff?

Asked by: Anonymous
It's soothing when my scalp is a little dry from the cold winter weather but I would not recommend it for dandruff or a severely itchy scalp. Try their dandruff shamoo
Answered by: Danielle Jonatowski
Date published: 2018-01-31

Sulfate free?

Asked by: Anonymous

is it safe on colored hair?

Asked by: Anonymous

Do you have any fragrance free, hypoallergenic shampoos?

Asked by: Anonymous

Is this shampoo sulphate free?? Is it suitable for keratin treated hair??

Asked by: Yazza
NO! I received a keratin treatment 7 days ago. After only 3 washes, the shampoo has almost completely reversed my keratin. I've used the shampoo for years, and worked great, but it is NOT suitable for chemically treated hair.
Answered by: JMNYC
Date published: 2018-02-14

Is this shampoo color safe?

Asked by: Anonymous

Where are the amino acids sourced from?

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How is the shampoo for fine and dry hair?

Asked by: dv_137

Is this shampoos amino acid sulfate free?

Asked by: Anonymous

Sulfates?

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Sulfates?

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Sulfate free? Or no?

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Can this shampoo be used in color treated hair?

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Is amino acid shampoo sulfate free?

Asked by: Patty Lawrence

How tall is the 1 Liter pump bottle?

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Is it safe to use during pregnancy?

Asked by: Anonymous

Can this product be used on color treated hair?

Asked by: Anonymous
Indeed. Have used it for years with treated (bleached or colored) hair with good results
Answered by: Trudi Ingraham
Date published: 2018-01-31

I'm looking for a shampoo for my kids who have outgrown baby shampoo. Is this tear free?

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Why can't we see the full ingredients list? Something to hide?

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What is the complete list of ingredients as shown on the back label?

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