Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Shampoo Review: Kenra Volumizing Shampoo

Hello Again,
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!
Image from Kenra Website

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:
  • 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?
Talk Soon,


  1. Having a great shampoo is really hard, the scent is definitely important. Thanks for this post.