As I am sure many of you know, UIta had a liter sale on salon-quality shampoos in July. I took the opportunity to stock up on some hair products that are usually out of my price range. I purchased liter bottles of Kenra Volumizing Shampoo (reg. $23) and Kenra Volumizing Conditioner (reg. $31) for $15.99 each!
I have been curious about Kenra products for a while and have heard mostly positive reviews. My hair is not thin, but it definitely isn’t thick. I am always looking for volumizing products. The Kenra shampoo claims are below:
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- Gently cleanses without adding weight
- Provides body and fullness for fine, lifeless hair
- Increases volume of thin-looking hair
(Claims taken from Kenra’s website)
First off, the smell is interesting. It smells a bit like bananas. It isn't a bad smell, but it isn't the best shampoo smell ever. When I first used the shampoo, I did notice that my hair felt lighter than normal. It was kind of like the feeling I have when I get a haircut, and my hair feels lighter and healthier afterward. After a few uses, my hair seemed to adjust to the shampoo, and I never got that "wow" feeling again. I did not feel that my hair was exceptionally clean after using this shampoo, but it did the job.
Overall, I like the shampoo, but I have drugstore options that I like just as much. This shampoo did give my hair some volume and fullness but no more so than Herbal Essences Body Envy. On top of that, the smell was a bit off for me. I wouldn't buy Kenra Volumizing Shampoo at full price, but I would probably splurge again during a sale.
Have you tried any Kenra products? Which ones would you recommend?