Brand: Kiehl's (website)
Origin: US originally, but French (bought by L'Oréal) since 2000.
Size: 75 ml / 250 ml / 500 ml
Price: 14.50 / 32.00 / 47.00 CHF
Availability: In retail stores worldwide and in their online-store.
Product description: This light free-flowing conditioner detangles and conditions, leaving hair soft and manageable but not greasy. Can also be used as a grooming aid when left in the hair and not rinsed.
Directions: After shampooing with the Kiehl’s Shampoo appropriate for your hair and scalp type, rinse hair thoroughly. Apply Formula 133 Hair Conditioner by gently working it into the scalp and hair – especially the ends – and combing through. Leave in for a few minutes and then rinse out. Our groom may be applied again after rinsing and allowed to remain on hair as a conditioner and grooming aid, if desired.
Ingredients: Aqua/Water, Cetyl Alcohol, Behentrimonium Chloride, Stearyl Alcohol, Caprylyl Glycol, Benzoic Acid, Hydroxypropyltrimonium, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, Hydrolyzed Soy Protein, Parfum/Fragrance, Sodium Hydroxide, Linalool, Limonene, Citronellol, Amyl Cinnamal, Citric Acid Fmla 1040860 KL3
Scent: Not particular scent.
Consistency: Light and creamy.
Review: I had the chance to try this product, thanks to a good friend who wanted to share the good stuff with me! Honestly, before that it never occured to me to step into one of their stores because I always thought of Kiehl's as a luxury brand (still do). I mean, did you see the price of this conditioner!?!
That alone is a major turn off for me. The good news is they usually carry samples of their products in their stores, so you can ask for one to try it at home before making a purchase.
Now, on to the review itself. Kiehl's has a nice reputation and it seems to be well deserved. This conditioner lives up to its claims and works like a charm. It is light, it helps a lot with detangling and leaves my hair really soft and moisturized. I've never tried it as leave-in, but I'm sure it gets the job done as well. In terms of consistency and performance, I find it quite similar to the Giovanni Smooth as Silk conditioner (my personal favorite), that I will review later on. The price difference is quite huge between these two conditioners, but the Giovanni hair products aren't readily available in Switzerland.
Will I buy it (again)? My wallet thinks it's ridiculous, but my hair might say yes in case of an emergency. But I know that if I do buy it, I will be counting the drops while using it...
Rating: 3.5/5 (And yes, it's because of the price)
Ladies, how much are you willing to pay for a good hair product?
Source photo: ©kiehls.com