KEVIN.MURPHY Balancing.Wash 250ml
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An antioxidant rich shampoo that strengthens the hair and protects against colour fade or damage caused by hot irons or dryers.
- Cruelty Free
- Sulphate Free
What customers say
- Breakage and split ends
- Colour protection
- Dull, lacking shine
- Thinning hair
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Customer ReviewsReview & Earn
4.5 of 37 reviews
86% recommend this product
Most Helpful Positive
After experiencing the onset of male pattern baldness 5 or so years ago, I went on a complete journey to find the right hair products for my changing hair type. Following a hair transplant, my beautiful locks were returned and my barber recommended Kevin Murphy's balancing wash due to its nourishing ingredients. For a natural product, this cleansing wash foams delightfully and smells fantastic. In fact, the scent smells like a very attractive men's cologne. Following use, my hair feels clean, hydrated and strong. I usually follow this with the Kevin Murphy Angel Rinse as it doesn't weigh down the hair, or the Hydrate Me Rinse if I am looking for a more intense condition. Highly recommend. I don't see myself moving away from this product anytime soon.
Most Helpful Criticism
Could be better....
I have very fine thin hair and have to wash my hair daily. I decided to try the KM Balancing Wash as I wanted a shampoo that was gently but effective to use everyday. The shampoo is quite good and smells great but i find that I have to use more than usual otherwise my hair does not feel clean. In the end, I went through the bottle faster than I would have liked.
NiceDoes the job, cleans hair without stripping it bare and smells great
Fantastic, natural hair cleanser!After experiencing the onset of male pattern baldness 5 or so years ago, I went on a complete journey to find the right hair products for my changing hair type. Following a hair transplant, my beautiful locks were returned and my barber recommended Kevin Murphy's balancing wash due to its nourishing ingredients. For a natural product, this cleansing wash foams delightfully and smells fantastic. In...Read More
Silky, soft and alluringThis is one beautiful shampoo. Not only did it make my hair feel gorgeous, but also had a strong organic smell in it that was very pleasing.
Totally recommend this product!!
GoodSmells beautiful and cleans hair well. Feels lovely afterwards
I like thisPricey but not the best for how expensive it is! I found it to weigh down my hair a little bit. Great brand though.
My go-to shampooI was recommended this by my hairdresser and I love using it. I find it helps balance out the oiliness I sometimes get on my crown, plus it smells great!
Love the smellverified purchaserRecommended by my hairstylist post colour treatment for daily use. I have fine straight hair with no dryness prior to colour treatment. This product has helped to keep my hair feeling clean, soft and silky! Love the smell as well. Would definitely recommend to anyone who has similar hair type to mine.
Didnt help my oily hairverified purchaserThought I would spend a bit extra trying to find a shampoo that might finally help my oily hair...this was not it
Could be better....verified purchaserI have very fine thin hair and have to wash my hair daily. I decided to try the KM Balancing Wash as I wanted a shampoo that was gently but effective to use everyday. The shampoo is quite good and smells great but i find that I have to use more than usual otherwise my hair does not feel clean. In the end, I went through the bottle faster than I would have liked.
Smells Devine!verified purchaserThe smell is amazing and definitely makes your hair feel beautiful and clean but isn’t as effective for balancing oil.
Leaves hair shinyI bought this to use on my oily hair, after a number of recommendations. It's been ok... I like that it leaves my hair shiny, but it doesn't do much for the oily hair situation.
My fave shampoo!Best shampoo for my dry yet oily hair! Just finished my first bottle and about to repurchase.
Great for oily hairI have fine hair that tends to get oily quickly! My aim was to find a decent shampoo and conditioner that I could use twice a week to stretch out washing time but treat my hair at the same time! A little goes a long way with this!
Nice deep cleansing shampoo.Nice deep cleansing shampoo. I have fine, straight, non coloured hair with an oily scalp. I feel this helps control the oil and support my scalp. Smells nice.
Maybe not for thick hair?I was super excited to receive a sample of this with an order, but was pretty disappointed. I have long, thick, frizzy hair. It was like my hair just absorbed it. There wasn't enough to actually wash my hair so I used my normal products. From that I would need a lot to use a lot to wash my hair which is a bummer
perfect for dry scalpan ex boyfriend bought me this shampoo after noticing my scalp was dry. i was kinda offended and that's not a very romantic gift but it has paid off. really nice shampoo, perfect level of cleaning and moisturising. doesn't leave my hair oily or any product on my scalp.
Good productLeaves my hair feeling so fresh and energised, amazing scent too! Would recommend!
Best ShampooBought this shampoo as I have oily roots and dry ends and find it so hard to get any life or volume from my hair. Was a bit put off by the price, but it is actually worth the money. You only need a small amount so it will last a while, and leaves my hair feeling so good! Soft and shiny for days. Will be repurchasing and will try the other Kevin Murphy ones.
Great productI switch between this and hydrate me wash it’s great I can use everyday if needed and it doesn’t dry my hair or scalp out
pleasant smell and the bottle lasts for a Long time
Cleanses and controls oily hairCleans my hair beautifully without stripping it and making it feel dry. Controls and helps an oily scalp and makes my hair feel fresh! Loved this shampoo
Volume galoreThis is the best shampoo i have ever used. My hair has never had this much volume and the oil is significantly reduced- I've never lasted more than 2 days. I will definitely recommend this shampoo to everyone.
Love thisHave not been using this long.. but deffinetly my favourite shampoo now! It is perfect for an oily based hair and is not too stripping! Makes my hair feel healthy again! Great for daily use too which is a plus!
Quality productThis is a lovely product, but I do have quite thick hair, so have found that I have had to use quite a lot of it to get a good clean. The smell is gorgeous and natural and the product does look and feel very luxurious.
Game changerThis product has changed my life. As someone who suffered from extremely oily hair (washed every morning as it looked dirty) this product has been a god send. I can now go more than 24 hours without having to worry about how oily my roots look and if I need to wash my hair again. Would definitely purchase again and have recommended to friends.
Where have you been all my life!?I have struggled with oily hair my whole life, my hair would get oily within a day of washing it. I didn't have high hopes for this shampoo as nothing has ever worked really well on my hair but after over 20 odd years of searching I have finally found a shampoo that works!! I can wash every 3 days now!!!!!!!!! THIS PRODUCT IS AMAZING!!!
beautiful productI purchased this shampoo as I have oil roots and dry ends, and after using the kevin murphy hydrate me and protection wash i thought this might be better suited to my hair however it still gets quite oily. My hair feels amazing though after the first wash, silky and smooth, but I still have to use dry shampoo the day after.
YES YES YESMy hair gets super oily with frizzy dry ends so finding a shampoo that helps with the oil but doesn't dry it out is hard. After looking forever I tried this one and I love it! 24 hours after washing my hair instead of being it's usual gross oily way, it now will still be a little soft, straight and clean
MehNot sure about this. Hasn’t helped my blonde streaked fine hair shoulder length. For me no game changer but the Kevin Murphy Angel Wash and rinse I recommend it is fab maintains moisture and controls dry ends and smells amazing. This balancing wash has no scent which for me is a negative as scent is a big part of the experience. Cleans but no moisture.
Great for oily hairI've got the unhelpul combo of naturally curly hair that's prone to frizz, oily roots and dry ends (from blow drying and straightening). Since moving to Sydney from the UK, my old shampoo (also prestige) was leaving my hair lank and oily far too quickly.
The Kevin Murphy shampoo was the break I needed - my hair feels properly cleansed to the roots and it seems to keep the oil at bay....Read More
Brilliant ProductSince hitting my late 20’s and now 30 (yikes!), my hair thanks to hormones i think, became incredibly oily at the roots within one or two days of washing. This shampoo has enabled me to go back to washing every 3 days. It really does balance my oily roots and dry ends. Smells divine! Shampoo twice for best results- hair feels SO Clean! Im in love!
Love washing my hair nowHaving moved to Sydney, I found my hair was getting knotty, dry and lacklustre using my previous (also premium brand) shampoo. My hairdresser is a Kevin Murphy rep and suggested I try this range. Following the KM assessment online, I bought this shampoo and the Angel Rinse for my thick, fine hair that was getting oily by the 2nd day with dry ends. The combination has cured it perfectly! It looks a...Read More
Great shampoo, free of SLS, parabens etcI originally wanted to try this shampoo after my hairdresser used it. She said it would help 'balance' my oily roots and slightly dehydrated ends. I find that to be true. It smells amazing, feels light in my hair and doesn't weigh it down. I also wanted a shampoo free of silicone, SLS and paraben, and this is that for me. My hair is fine but thick, and this works well. I'll be looking to try this ...Read More
Best shampooI love a majority of the Kevin Murphy and this is my shampoo of choice from the range. It smells organic and I only have to use a small amount to get a good lather in my medium length hair. My hair feels clean and lightweight when I blow dry it or leave to dry naturally and doesn’t leave that oily residue that some paraben free shampoos tend to leave. I have ash blonde hair and it doesn’t make my ...Read More
Works well as a clarifying shampooI was using this for my first wash as recommended by my hairdresser. It was supposed to help my hair get less oily by the second day after washing but I don't think it helped. It's a nice shampoo and I stopped buying it when I switched from the angel range back to the plumping range. It left my hair looking cleaner than when I double shampoo'd with the angel wash only, but again, no additional lon...Read More
Super impressed!I have fine hair that tends to get oily quickly! My aim was to find a decent shampoo and conditioner that I could use twice a week to stretch out washing time but treat my hair at the same time! I found you really only need a 10 cent size amount which goes a LONG way! I loved it!!
Great shampoo for oily roots and dry endsI have oily roots and dry ends. Kevin.Murphy Balancing Wash shampoo, in combination with Kevin.Murphy Hydrating Rinse is perfect for my hair, leaving it silky and not oily or dry.
- I used a sample on my oily hair. I also have a LOT of hair, so I require a shampoo that penetrates well. This didn't do the job for me. I needed to use a large amount of product, in fact, I used the entire trial packet and I still wasn't able to work it through all of my hair (despite lots of effort). It seemed to cleanse well in the areas that it did get to, though.