Kirkland Moisture Shampoo and Conditioner are my new holy grail shower power couple and has me feeling like Beyoncé in a 1990’s Herbal Essences ad.
I’ve tried Redken, Pantene, Herbal Essences, MoroccanOil, Tresemme, Paul Mitchell – name the brand and my locks have flirted with them at some stage in my life. A downright embarrassing amount of scrilla has been blown searching for the ultimate shampoo and conditioner combo to care for my curly (3B), colour treated, dry, fine hair. Now the search is over, thanks to Costco.
Sweating Out My Curls
From the beginning of 2014 I’ve maintained a regular exercise routine. I’ve been working out at No Deal boxing gym (taught by the South African former World Lightweight boxing champion Phil Holiday) a minimum of 3 times a week and recently I’ve been adding in a seaside morning walk with my Mum on a Saturday. I’ll occasionally fit in a hike or run with Mr Fancye too. This of course means my hair is going to get sweaty- resulting in the need to wash my hair post-workout. Prior to this I’d wash my hair once every 4th or so day as my hair didn’t require it. Given the long length of my hair and the frequency of washing I was going through a huge amount of shampoo and conditioner – a problem I’d never previously had. I was on the hunt for a budget friendly, large-sized, extremely hydrating, sulfate and paraben free formula, appropriate for fine, curly and colour treated hair shampoo and conditioner. Yes – I realize I was asking a lot for one product. Despite my diva product hair demands, I found that the Kirkland Moisture Shampoo and Conditioner fit the bill exactly.
What Brand Name is Kirkland Moisture Shampoo and Conditioner?
For those who don’t know, Costco’s house brand is Kirkland Signature which is a private label whose products are guaranteed to be of equal or better quality than name brands. When you buy Kirkland you are in essence buying a well known brand name at a fraction of the price. Why I hear you ask? Costco buys in such large quantities that they can drive down the unit pricing and offer a cheaper price to consumers by branding it as their own. So what brand name is the Kirkland Moisture Shampoo and Conditioner? Pureology – which retails at a staggering $70 for 33oz (just under 1 Litre). The Kirkland shampoo and conditioner are indeed salon quality and the results are telling.
What Makes Kirkland Moisture Shampoo and Conditioner So Special?
90% of shampoo and conditioners contain sulfates a potential skin irritant which has the potential to turn curly hair into a frizzy, dried out mess. Given curly hair by nature of its composition is prone to dryness you want to avoid drying it out further by using sulfate loaded products. Sulfates are often associated with lather which gives you that ‘it’s working’ effect, but this isn’t always the case. This shampoo and conditioner:
- Contains zero sulfates and parabens (who’s main role is to act as a preservative to prevent bacterial growth in many different products);
- Is a vegan product made with nourishing organic aloe, sunflower, avocado extracts and no chemicals;
- Is safe for colour treated hair and has added UV to protect the hair from sun damage according to The Costco Connection;
- Is not tested on animals;
- Costs a purse friendly $10.49 for 1 Litre of shampoo and $13.49 for 1 Litre of conditioner;
- You only need to use a minimal amount of product (I use even less now I went the big chop) giving you better value;
- Is particularly effective on curly, colour treated hair but suitable for all hair types;
- Has a pump for easy distribution of product along with control (you can use half a pump for shorter hair);
- Has a nice fragrance but not too fragrant for those who are sensitive;
- Leaves hair feeling hydrated yet voluminous – a tricky balance to strike.
I cannot praise this shampoo and conditioner enough – I am confident you will love it as much as I do! My hairdresser has even complimented me on the improved health of my hair since using it and that is the only change I’ve made to my hair routine. At under $25 for the Kirkland Moisture shampoo and conditioner which retails at $140 under it’s salon name brand Pureology, you really are getting superior quality for your locks in the home. At that price you can afford to share it with household members instead of screaming at them for daring to touch Gollum voice here> ‘your precious’ Redken.
You can buy it from your local Costco or if you don’t have a membership directly from Amazon below.
Fancye Scale: 5 /5
Let me know if you have tried the Kirkland Moisture Shampoo and Conditioner in the comments below – I’d love to hear what you thought!
Miss Fancye xo