I had two problems with this shampoo. First, it was just mediocre. I did not get anything I don't get from my AG Colour Savour or my L'Anza Healing Moisture. Well, that is a lie, I did get one thing from KM that I didn't get from the others...an allergic reaction. Nothing too major, but a super itchy head. When I returned it to the salon for this reason, the receptionist said I am not alone. Even the salon owner can not be too close to the stuff when they are doing practice sessions with these products because of reactions. So, here in lies the end of my KM obsession. Lemmings killed.
For this price, the shampoo should really wow. This did not. I was so excited to try this too, because my first KM product was the blonde.angel treatment and I really liked it (especially the smell). This doesnt have an awesome herb/natural oils fragrance like the blonde.angel treatment. It doesnt smell bad by any means, but Im hard pressed to describe what it does smell like. Kind of earthy-fruity. I was surprised at how well it cleaned my hair. For a heavy moisturizing shampoo, it definitely was too heavy handed in the cleansing department. Sometimes my hair is so damaged and frail, it can handle only the slightest amount of cleaning, which is really where I feel this shampoo should be. I used it with the corresponding conditioner, and Im not sure which is to blamr, but my hair definitely ended up with a weird heavy feeling on top and a kind of stiffness. It made drying my hair difficult, and after just 3 uses, I had lost a very significant amount of hair. My hair had a tough, inflexible feel, and would not brush, dry, or style properly. I am very disappointed with this product. Because I liked the blonde.angel treatment so much though, I am still tempted to try the blond.angel wash and rinse or the luxury wash and rinse. Maybe my hair will like one of those better. Although it is an expensive gamble.
I don't know how this stuff does it but this shampoo somehow cleans my hair without stripping, soften and moisturize without weighing it down, and somehow detangles my locks without the need of conditioner. it smells good, not great, to me at least and has sleek, unique packaging. I love using this stuff. it's been my favorite shampoo I've used and can see using this and recommending this for a long time.
Excellent, hydrating shampoo that masks fried hair ends. Hair appears thicker without being weighed down. I have fine hair but preferred this to the Angel Wash.
It is exactly what it claims: hydrating. If your hair is in need of serious TLC then this is your shampoo. However, if you have long hair and your ends are fried despite getting copious hair cuts (such as myself) then you probably want to stay away from this. The smell is a different kind of scent and quite frankly it's something you'll have to smell for yourself but I do find it pleasant. It's thick and you don't need too much to lather. You get a standard 8 ounces but if you wash your hair every day or every other day because you work out like I do, this is far from budget friendly and not the most cleansing shampoo. Even when I took a few weeks off from working out I find that it significantly weighs down my roots even after just blow drying it and almost makes them looking oily (and no, I am not applying conditioner or any other products at or near my roots, thank you very much.) This is not the shampoo for me but it is a great shampoo if you need some serious hydrating. I absolutely love the conditioner. I will gladly repurchase that because I don't even need a deep conditioner after using that sucker.
Ouch! Happy hair, miserable scalp. This made my hair shiny, moisturized and smooth- amazing! But after one use the itchiness started and after two, I had a rash on my scalp. Too bad! I love the conditioner, though, and will continue to buy.
HG. I use this in winter for extra moisture, and switch to the Angel wash in warmer weather. My hair has never looked or felt better. And it's gorgeous smelling, with the best ingredients and none of the baddies. You only need a tiny amount, so while it's expensive, the bottle lasts a really long time. Thank you Kevin Murphy.
I thought I had finally found my HG shampoo... Alas.
Having recently adopted the Curly Girl method*, I keep a journal of the hair products I use (basically, varying the qty of gel and lotion I use). I've noticed that on days that I shampoo (every 4th or 5th day), my scalp is quite itchy with some dandruff. As this is the only new product that's added, I'm afraid some ingredient doesn't agree with me.
I typed up the list of ingredients in the hope somebody could help me pinpoint what specific ingredient could be the culprit:
Kevin Murphy Hydrate.Me Wash
Aqua, Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate, Disodium Laureth Sulfosuccinate, Sodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate, Cocamidopropyl Hydroxysultaine, Cocamide Mea, Sodium Methyl Cocoyl Taurate, Glycol Distearate, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Fruit, Algae Extract, Pullalan, Centella Asiatica Extract, Arctium Lappa Root Extract, Oenothera Biennis (Evening Primrose) Oil, Rosa Canina Fruit Oil, Terminalia Ferdinandiana (Kakadu Plum) Fruit Extract, Retinyl Palmitate, Cholecalciferol, Tocopherol, Polyquarternium-10, Amodimethicone, Cetrimonium Chloride, Silicone Quaternium-18, Trideceth-6, Trideceth-12, Quaternium-95, Propanediol, Panthenol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Phospholipids, Whey Protein, Jojoba Esters, Ascorbic Acid, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Biotin, Pyridoxine Hcl, Glycerin, Potassium Sorbate, Phenoxyethanol, Fragrance, Patchouli Oil, Neroli Oil, Limonene D, Benzyl Benzoate.
Cross-checking these ingredients list with the only other hair product which has ever given an itchy scalp (but BIG TIME!, I'm talking about Kiehl's Formula 133), I strongly suspect it's the LIMONENE. However, could also be the whey protein. I'm not celiac though.
I'm still giving this product 3 lippies because, even though my scalp itches, this is still one of the best hydrating shampoos I've tried in my life. My hair looks very good, shiny and less frizz than usual. And you only need an ultra-tiny amount.
*Curly Girl method: I "wash" my hair every day only using a lightweight, silicone-free conditioner. No itch on these no-poo days.
Great smell, great packaging, great results. Doesn't weight my hair down.
This stuff is so wonderful that I am on my 2nd liter bottle. I never use the same product up before I am off to the next product and now I can't imagine switching. I have long color treated hair. I had never been able to grow my hair past mid back, because I would need to keep trimming off the damaged ends, but not now. Yes, this is expensive, but a liter will last me nearly a year. Love it!