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KEVIN.MURPHY Plumping.Wash 250ml

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A thickening, densifying shampoo to strengthen fine or thinning hair.

  • Cruelty Free
  • Sulphate Free

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GREAT - 88% recommend

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Hair Concern:

  • Fine or limp hair
  • Oily hair
  • Oily roots, dry ends
  • Thinning hair

Hair Curl Type:

  • Curly
  • Straight
  • Very curly/African/Caribbean
  • Wavy

Hair Texture:

  • Fine
  • Medium

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KEVIN.MURPHY Plumping.Wash Reviews

4.5 of 143 reviews

88% recommend this product

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Most Helpful Positive

Love it !!


I have used this shampoo for years. Love, love love it! It makes my fine hair feel fuller and alive.

Most Helpful Criticism

Put off by smell


I can't really comment on whether this product 'plumps' or volumises hair because I could only bear to wash my hair twice with it. A previous review likened the smell to aftershave from the 80's and I couldn't agree more. It's a very masculine, musky smell and very strong too. I really wanted to like this product but unfortunately had to give it to my husband (who'll use anything on his hair)
  1. Love it !!


    verified purchaser
    I have used this shampoo for years. Love, love love it! It makes my fine hair feel fuller and alive.
  2. Put off by smell


    verified purchaser
    I can't really comment on whether this product 'plumps' or volumises hair because I could only bear to wash my hair twice with it. A previous review likened the smell to aftershave from the 80's and I couldn't agree more. It's a very masculine, musky smell and very strong too. I really wanted to like this product but unfortunately had to give it to my husband (who'll use anything on his hair)
  3. If you have thin hair, you need this!

    Al Cris

    I have never really invested in salon quality hair products as I always thought they were too expensive however my hairdresser recommended the plumping wash and rinse to me and I have been using them ever since. I suffer from thinning hair and this gives that extra volume and stops my hair falling out. It also smells amazing, like a perfume! You also don’t need a lot so it lasts longer than you th...
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  4. Good Basic


    Love this shampoo, the smell is very strong just FYI, my hair feels wonderful after using this, im not too sure about more hair growth, i have been using it for 2-3 months now and not really seen too much change in the thickness or growth.

    My hair does feel 100% healthier though,
  5. great for thin hair

    Laura W

    Best shampoo I have used for my fine hair. It leaves your hair clean, silky smooth and moisturised.
  6. Fine hairs best friend


    This really is the best shampoo I have found for my fine dull hair. The bounce and thickness is back.
  7. Unsure worth the price tag


    Used both the wash and rinse combined. A little goes a very long way which is great as the product does last long. I did notice more volume in my hair the day after wash, but not really after that. Smells really nice. Im not sure it is worth the price though, currently trying similar product for half the price and having better results.
  8. Never using any other shampoo again


    I have always used whatever shampoo is cheapest at Woolies, and found that my hair got oily really quickly and felt extremely thin.

    I was recommended this by a hairdresser and finished a full bottle from her, and this product has changed my hair completely. I can now get away with washing once, maybe twice a week, as this product doesn't strip my hair like previous shampoos have. I ha...
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  9. Amazing quality products


    I love every product I’ve tried from Kevin Murphy, and this was no different. I used the Hydrate Me range for over a year and wanted to try something different after I felt the hydrateme was weighing down my hair a little so bought this. I love it equally! I have fine hair and did find this makes my hair feel slightly thicker, not a huge difference in mass but it makes my hair feel lovely and help...
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  10. Good


    I have high and low lighted hair, this shampoo, cleans without stripping my hair of natural oils.
  11. Saved my frail hair


    This shampoo is saving my hair back from being limp and falling out. Thank you thank you!
  12. Smell made me feel sick


    Used a sample of this wash. really wish I hadnt as the smell still remains with me hours later. To me it smells like an old man from the 1970's when I was a very young nurse. Not pleasant then and even worse now...not sure if it smells like old spice or some other product that was popular at the time. Several hours later will have to wash my hair again to get rid of the smell...have no idea if i...
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  13. Holy grail


    The most perfect shampoo for fine hair. My hair feels more dense, is shiny and smells amazing for days. There is nothing bad about this product.
  14. This is it


    This is the one, you've found it. I've used KM products for years and recently shifted to this one. My fine hair has never been silkier, softer or shinier than when I've started using this.
    Plus, it smells amazing and lingers for days.
    You won't regret it!
  15. best smell!


    really enjoying this, and absolutely love the smell. I have fine hair (but a lot of it) and I definitely notice it feeling thicker after & super soft and shiny
  16. Love this!


    Recommended to my by my hairdresser, absolutely love it! Hair is shiny and feels lightweight after wash.
  17. Great product


    I have been using this for some time now, within only a few weeks of starting I noticed new hair growth - it is an amazing product and I LOVE it.
  18. Long time user


    Long time user of this product, leaves my hair feeling so thick and does not get as oily as often. Hair feels light but dense. Great product, highly recommend.
  19. it actually works!


    i can see a noticeable difference in the strength and thickness of my hair. my hair feels a lot more healthy now and the smell is amazing!
  20. Great for hair thinning after surgery


    I had surgery and hair thinning is a side effect after the surgery. My hair dresser sister recommend this for the lose of hair and since using it my hair has slowed down almost stopped falling out.
  21. Rewoke my curls!


    After receiving the conditioner as a sample, that added volume, defined my curls and left a scent in my hair that had my boyfriend commenting on the smell, I knew I needed the shampoo equivalent. This shampoo lathers well, leaves hair feeling clean and has added definition and bounce to my ringlet-like curls that only come out in very specific conditions. After using this shampoo and the condition...
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  22. Horrible


    I received a sample of this, and tried it out today. All I can say is, WOW this stinks!!! The smell reminds me of a nursing home. 4 hours after washing my hair, the scent was still stuck up my nose, so I ended up rewashing my hair, and the smell still doesn't seem to be gone. I seem to have bad luck with Kevin Murphy products, because I haven't met a product I've liked , which is a shame seeing mo...
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  23. Great product but not volumising


    This is a great shampoo, leaves my hair feeling clean but unfortunately doesn’t provide any extra volume. Smells lovely though.
  24. Smells amazing!


    This is a great product so far. Leaves my hair feeling clean, fresh and not weighed down.
    Love it!
  25. lives up to the hype and then some!

    blonde lob

    I recently had Kevin Murphy products used in a new salon i went to and when having my hair washed i instantly asked what products were being used as they smelt AMAZING! it was this amazing wash. the scent was seriously next level. i often find with expensive shampoos i could never smell them post wash after my hair had dried but i could genuinely smell this 3 days later. i bought it myself and its...
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  26. Nice shampoo


    Kevin Murphy product generally are amazing. I did find this cleaned my hair fine and made it manageable but didn’t really notice it any thicker really
  27. Underwhelming for the price


    This product worked for me, but I guess I just had higher expectations for to thicken and densify my hair.

    It was plumping, but definitely didn't work well with my curls, leaving them quite frizzy, I won't be repurchasing this product.

    Loved the smell and loved how it lathered though.
  28. Lifts my hair up at the scalp


    I find this really lifts my hair up from the scalp. Makes it feel clean and light. I love the smell of it too.
  29. Great in every way


    First up if a shampoo smells like chemicals, cheap perfume or cucumber I'm not going to putting it on my head! KM's volumnising shampoo is delicately scented and I only needed to use a little of the thick pearly lotion. No need for a conditioner as my hair felt comfortable without. I later used his volumnising treatment and the results are fabulous.
  30. Plumped up hair!


    I received a sample of this along with the conditioner and my dead straight fine to medium hair has really never looked so juicy first thing post wash. Highly recommend!
  31. Made a difference


    Noticeably thickened effect on the roots of my hair. I've always had a bit of issue with thinning hair and a month of shampooing with this has really helped.
  32. A great boost


    I have fine hair that can seem thick because there is a lot of it, but can be weighed down easily. So it's a fine balance to get my hair just right. This has given me an extra boost of volume on days where I do zero styling (which is most days). It has a really nice texture and aroma to it. I use this regularly swapping between this shampoo and the Kevin Murphy Balancing Wash for a year now and I'...
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  33. One of the best high end shampoos


    Who could think that just a shampoo on its own could give extra volume without any product added afterwards! Thats exactly what this shampoo did to my hair! Will re-purchase.
  34. Great for fine hair...

    KM Plumping wash

    This is a great product for fine flyaway hair as it gives body and fullness. Expensive but worth it!
  35. Not bad

    Ms Z

    I received this sample in my order and didn’t mind it made my hair smell nice, but hard to say if it helped with the thinning hair will have to try again I didn’t love it nor did I hate it.
  36. Pre styling shampoo


    Love using this before styling my hair as it gives my hair volume and plump that is long lasting
  37. Appears to do as it claims


    Leaves my hair feeling clean without over drying. It has a pleasant smell, my hair looks shiny and healthy. I liked using this product, I received it as a sample and would be interested in purchasing to use again.
  38. Smells is so good


    I have thin hair so I thought I’d give it a shot. Not sure what it really does for “plumping” but it is a nice shampoo
  39. Smells amazing.


    Lovely gentle wash. Smells amazing, and I can notice from the first wash that my hair appeared to have more volume without being fluffy or wispy, just soft and with a bit of extra lift.
  40. Plumps my fine hair


    Smells nice, and leaves my hair fresh with volume.
  41. Plumps my fine hair


    Smells nice, and leaves my hair fresh with volume.
  42. nice


    i liked thia. im not sure it gave me much body/volume but i did notice i was losing less strands after washing so i think it helped with density. made my hair night and soft too. i will purchase again.
  43. Great for Fine Hair


    Started using this product a few months ago, and had previously used the Angel range. I find this is a great wash for fine and limp hair. I like to lather and let it sit for a minute while I shower to let the suds really get in there. Since using using this range with the adjoining conditioner I have found that my hair looks and feels healthier. I have also found that my hair seems to grow quicke...
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  44. Love it


    My hairdresser suggested I use this to help with my very fine, limp, damaged hair and it has been a great purchase. Really helps to add thickness to my hair without damaging it further. Also good with extensions if you have them


    My new fave shampoo! Nothing I've used before has made my hair feel and look this amazing. It's shiny, healthy, plumped and looks thicker.
    Thank you KEVIN.MURPHY xoxox
  46. Love this!


    This product is great for my fine, limp hair. It helps restore some shine and natural movement. I also find it much easier to style after using this.

    I recommend alternating this with a more affordable product if the cost is the main concern.

    If you haven't tried it yet though, it's really worth a shot.
  47. works well!


    Usually my scalp doesnt like sulfate free products - i get itchy and greasy by the end of the day. This shampoo seems to be an exception.
    It doesnt lather much, but my hair is always so soft and lifted at the roots after using. It also has the bonus effect of enhancing my curl pattern.
  48. Fabulous shampoo for fine or thinning hair


    As some reviewers have mentioned I doubted any shampoo could justifiably cost over $45. But this product not only had a lovely fragrance, it gave my hair more body and volume than I have ever obtained. There are some fine volumnising shampoos & conditioners on the maket that don't test on animals, smell nice and give good results. None however, equal KM's Pumping Wash.
  49. Tangled mess


    Unfortunately this product did not agree with my oily and bleached hair. Whilst it cleaned well, it left my hair an incredibly knotty mess which took ages to detangle. I didn’t really see any change in the volume of my hair so don’t think it lives up to its name.
  50. Love this shampoo


    Definitely my favorite shampoo! Smells amazing and leaves my hair super soft and shiny. The only (-) is the price, but still worth it!
  51. Fave shampoo!


    I used to have thin hair and this shampoo has help stimulate growth and made my hair so strong and luscious! I won’t use anything but Kevin Murphy!
  52. Favourite Shampoo!


    I have been using this shampoo for around 4 years now and I am still happy with it. I have extremely fine, wavy hair and this is the only shampoo that I have used that I find will leave my hair feeling nourished and frizz-free. This lasts me around 3 months which is definitely worth the price tag.
  53. Best shampoo for thinning hair


    I had severe postnatal hair fall , 4 months after the delivery and lasted until 6.
    I used many shampoos but I lost chunks of hair in the shower. I came across this brand in insta (another mumma boasting and showing off her luscious hair postnatal) and I wanted to try it.

    It was brilliant just after my first wash (used it with the conditioner) and gradually the hair fall reduced ...
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  54. Smells amazing


    My hair smells amazing and has developed a beautiful shine. Don't think it has done much for the thickness or plumping. I also think my hair has become a lot more frizzier and very untamed since using.
  55. Many benefits in one


    I've been using this product for over 8 months and I continue to buy it, it gives my hair that just sits flat to my head all the time, some great volume! My hair type is un-dyed, oily at the roots, medium length, and thin. I used to have to wash my hair every day or it would be disgusting with so much oil it would look slick. Now I wash my hair every three days, this shampoo has really helped to d...
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  56. Love my hairdresser for this rec


    My hair immediately feels thicker and fuller and less breakages after just a few use! Definitely sticking with this!! Smells amazing too!
  57. Shampoo


    Love this product. Leaves your hair so beautiful and clean. It is thick and luscious shampoo that works beautifully on my curly hair. Love it!
  58. Didn’t realise a shampoo could make my hair look thicker


    Wow, my thin hair now has some life in it again! Very shocked with how well this works.
  59. Gives amazing volume


    Have been using this product for the past six months - gives amazing volume each wash. Would recommend
  60. Great for winter months


    My hair has been dry leading into the cold winter months but this shampoo has left my hair feeling revitalised without weighing it down.
  61. Great wash


    received this as a sample recently and felt a bit fancy when i sued it for a week. I really liked the wash - it lathered excellently. I enjoyed the smell of this too. Felt like i got a good clean, did not really notice any plumping effects, but my hair is already thick and wavy. Maybe this might be something you notice after long term use?
  62. Plump wash!


    for hair volume use this plump wash! i love all Kevin Murphy products!
  63. Amazing


    This is my second bottle of the Kevin Murphy Plumping Wash - it is now my go-to shampoo. Not only does it smell divine, it keeps my hair smooth without sacrificing on volume! - Definitely repurchasing!
  64. Works a charm!


    Had to do some major repair after dying my dark brown hair to blonde (idiot move). Absolutely ruined my hair. Became frail and stopped growing and basically always looked like s**t. The breakage was a nightmare. Went back to my natural colour and started using the Kevin Murphy range. Was a bit touch and go trying to find the right product for me but I finally settled on the plumping wash and I ain...
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  65. alright


    A pretty good hair wash, however haven't noticed any major differences in the fullness of my hair. Hopefully it will work better after a few more washes!
  66. Scent is Earthy


    Was not expecting the scent to be so earthy. But you can definitly smell the ingredients working their magic. My hair is definitly been much cleaner and less oily since introducing this shampoo. As for thickening its hard to tell. Need to give it a month or two i reckon. Cant wait to see final results.
  67. Nice look


    Smells fab, makes hair shiny and soft. But, not sure it really helped with hair growth.
  68. Great stuff


    The plumping wash and rinse are great for my hair. I have very fine hair, prone to thinning due to illness. My hairdresser suggested the wash and after a couple of years using the product my hair is looking healthier and I have less of my scalp showing through my hair, especially around the forehead hairline. It also smells so delicious!

    I really hope they bring back the larger size...
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  69. My hair loves this


    My hair is thinning immensely and after getting sick of filling my thinning hairline with pigment, I thought I'd take the plunge and try a plumping shampoo. Well, let me tell you how impressed I am with this! It does what it claims and plumps my hair like you would not believe. I no longer need to put pigment in my hair to make it appear fuller. Ever since using this shampoo (and its respective co...
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  70. Amazing results


    My hair immediately feels thicker and fuller and less breakages after just a few use! Definitely sticking with this!! Smells amazing too!
  71. Love it


    Works great. I noticed a slight improvement even after the first wash. I am three washes in now and can definitely notice a difference, so can my partner. I will keep using this product!
  72. Gives my hair a nice lift from the roots


    I find this one leaves my hair feeling nice and full. It smells great and lathers up really well. The only downfall is that it's expensive and that you don't get much product in the bottle.
  73. Definitely plumps and washes


    This is a great shampoo for fine hair- it definitely plumps it up. This plumping gives my hair more of a tendency towards frizz, so when my hair is really dry I need additional styling products or I swap to another shampoo temporarily, but I always come back to this one because my hair is so thin and fine and flat that i's the only shampoo that helps.
    The only negative is the floral smell, w...
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  74. Feeling thicker


    I've been using this for 2 weeks now and my hair is feeling thicker after using this. It smells really amazing and carries through the whole day. I have very thin hair naturally so this shampoo has made me feel more confident.
  75. Great product


    Amazing product so far and definitely does what it says making the hair plumper already
  76. Great product


    Have only used the product for 2 weeks so far and already seeing a fuller appearance to my hair, looking forward to seeing what it’s ljke after continuous use.
  77. one of the best shampoos


    I love this shampoo because it smells amazing. I have a long thick mane (nearly touching my bottom) I usually go through shampoo quite fast. However, I was able to stretch this one for quite some time. As for plumping it doesn't work well for me. I might owe that to the natural weight of my hair. I have a thick head of hair but very fine strands. It also doesn't leave harsh residue on my scalp. I...
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  78. Yes yes yes!


    Smells great? Tick.
    Thickens my hair? Yep.
    Cruelty free and uses natural ingredients. Yes!
    I consider myself now saved from my thin hair thanks to Plumping wash. Struggled to find something just as good. My hair also lasts longer between washes now, and doesn't seem to get as oily.
    The cute pink bottle is a bonus!
  79. Hello Body!


    I’m always trying to find something that adds volume and helps prevent thinning and this wash is lovely. It smells great and doesn’t dry my hair out like others do.
  80. Leaves your hair fresh for longer!


    This shampoo is the best I have tried so far. I previously had to wash my hair every 2-3 days now can last 6-7 days without becoming oily.

    Although it is more expensive than most shampoo's you only need a tiny amount of product and you wash your hair less often.
  81. great


    This is so much better than the maxi wash IMO. Volume without grit, and doesn't knot up my long hair. Love it.
  82. KEVIN.MURPHY Plumping.Wash


    lovely shampoo...smell is divine...however not sure on the plumping part...not really...however has improved condition of my hair...
  83. Shine, shine, shine!


    This shampoo makes my hair so shiny and soft to touch! I bought it for the volumising factor but so far I'm even more impressed with the shine! I have healthy hair but it never seems to get that nice shine to it no matter what products I use. But this gives it to it! Gives the hair a nice plump texture, definitely notice a difference from other shampoos. Would repurchase!


    I adore this product! Not only does it smell absolutely amazing but it leaves my hair clean and plumped!
    Lathers up really nicely and makes my hair soft and smooth, very happy with the results!
  85. Lovely Shampoo


    I really like the Kevin Murphy range - smells nice and works well.
    I use the Plumping Range quite regularly as I am concerned about hair-loss, not sure what's causing it (probably stress!) but I am over hand-fulls of the stuff falling out when I was or brush my hair.
    The Plumping Wash in conjunction with the Plumping Rinse and Body Mass Spray seem to be slowing down the rate at which h...
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  86. pair with the rinse and spray for best results


    I have fine hair and I loved using this product for the feel and smell, however it was until I looked back on photographs of my hair while using this product and it was much fuller and thicker than ever. I was surprised how well this product worked to make my hair healthy. This product did wonders for my hair and scalp and I will purchase again.
  87. This works


    Okay so firstly the smell is a little odd, it kinda smells like mens cologne. However it doesnt bother me that much, it dissipates quite quickly.
    I was skeptical at first, I have had hair loss since my 2nd baby and I'd be constantly pulling out hide chunks of hair every wash. One week in I've noticed an increase in my hairs thickness and I seem to have less hair loss.
    My hair is very s...
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  88. Lovely


    I have fine hair but a lot of it. I’m always trying to find something that adds volume and helps prevent thinning and this wash is lovely. It smells great and doesn’t dry my hair out like others do, but most of all I’ve notice less hair loss since I’ve started using this product.
  89. Great product


    This is I think my fourth bottle now. After my second child my hair became lifeless, brittle and extremely weak, I actually thought I was going to become bald. I would find strands of my hair everywhere. Every time I vacuum the house, it would fill with clumps of my hair...pretty gross. One day I decided to treat myself with a cut and wash at a fancy hair salon and they recommended this brand to m...
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  90. Effective Product


    This was my first time trying out a KM product and what I loved about this shampoo, was it's scent! It was also very gender neutral and worked well for my partner's hair as well.

    In regards to actually 'plumping' your hair, personally it made my thin hair, frizzy versus fuller. However, my partner who has thick hair, found that this shampoo made his hair a lot more luscious.
  91. Great product - great brand!


    I started using this wash and rinse after using the Hydrate Me range from Kevin Murphy, I loved the Hydrate Me and this is great too! I have medium-fine hair and find this makes my hair feel thicker but doesn’t strip or dry out my hair at all. I love Kevin Murphy products and don’t think I’ll ever use another brand! I particularly love the 500ml limited edition bottles when they are available - gr...
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  92. Best for thin flat hair


    I have a thin and flat hair - using this plumping shampoo gives my hair volume and thicken the hair - love the product the best
  93. Best for volume


    This is one of my all time favorite products. My hair is very flat and dry so i love combining this shampoo with kevin murphys hydrating rinse. Seriously the perfect pair for anyone with the same problem. This gives you such a nice lift and makes your hair feel airy. Higly recommend!
  94. Great for fine hair


    I have fine hair and find this product to be the best for volumising.
  95. it's okay...


    Not a miracle worker. I enjoy using this as it makes my hair feel clean but not stripped squeeky... but in terms of 'plumping'..I haven't noticed any difference from my old shampoo. My hair is pretty fine, so it would take a miracle to make it look plump, this isn't it.
  96. 5 STARS!


    Oh gosh, I am in love with this shampoo. I was using a moisture shampoo in my blonde hair and I was finding I was needing to wash my hair almost every day. It was going very oily in the roots. I sent my hairdresser a message and she said it would be due to the moisture shampoo I was putting on my roots & that it was weighing my hair down (it always looked so flat!). She suggested KEVIN.MURPHY Plum...
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  97. just what I wanted


    I purchased both the shampoo and conditioner. My hair is going back in masses . It is in great condition and smells amazing. A bit pricey but I got the results I was after!

    Happy customer!
  98. don’t like this shampoo


    As a serious lover of angel wash I thought I would give this a try for a change on my fine hair, and I am sorry to say I am disappointed greatly in this shampoo. Firstly it smells gross, like a really cheap men’s cologne, a strong scent which is hard to ignore. Secondly it does nothing special for my hair at all except make it super limp and full of static. If ur thinking of trying I wouldn’t reco...
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  99. Actually works!


    I have fine, damaged hair and I have experienced hair loss on occasion over the years. I was recommended this product by a hair dresser who said he had witnessed first hand hair regrowth after continued use of this product. He was right ! I have been using this wash for 2 years and it has definitely helped my hair growth alone with plumping the fine strands to increase fullness.
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