Kirkland Moisture Shampoo and Conditioner Review

Kirkland Moisture Shampoo and Conditioner Review 2023

Kirkland Moisture Shampoo and Conditioner is a great choice for people who want to maintain healthy hair. Read my full review of Kirkland Moisture Shampoo and Conditioner to know all about it.

Are you also one of those people who have colour-treated hair and look out for shampoos formulated for the safety of use on colour-treated hair? Well, if your answer is a yes, then join the club!

I am someone who loves experimenting with different hair colours for my hair and well now, my hair is bearing the brunt of all those colour treatments.

Even after trying multiple types of shampoos from multiple different brands, I still didn’t find the “perfect” shampoo for my colour-treated hair – one that could reduce hair dryness and make my hair feel soft and smooth, while also not fading my hair colour drastically.

Well, I know what many of you may be thinking, but is it actually too much to ask for?

So after doing a lot of searching I finally came across the Kirkland Moisture Shampoo and Conditioner specifically formulated for colour-treated hair.

Here’s my review!

Kirkland Moisture Shampoo and Conditioner

Product Overview

Kirkland Moisture Shampoo and Conditioner
  • Who can use it – Colour-treated hair
  • Top Ingredients – Sunflower seed oil, avocado fruit extract, cucumber fruit extract, white tea leaf extract, aloe vera leaf extract, grape seed extract, shea butter, hydrolyzed soy protein
  • Main product benefits – Moisturizing
  • Fragrance – Unscented
  • Item form – Cream/lotion
  • Free from harsh chemicals – Yes
  • Colour-treated hair safe – Yes
  • Gentle on the scalp – Yes
  • Quantity – 33.8 Fl. Oz. (1 litre)
  • Price – $36.54 (for both the shampoo and conditioner)

Top Ingredients of Kirkland Shampoo

Here are the top ingredients of this product along with their benefits:

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Water/​Aqua/​Eau, Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate, Cocamidopropyl Hydroxysultaine, Sodium Lauroyl Methyl Isethionate, Decyl Glucoside, Disodium Cocoyl Glutamate, Disodium Laureth Sulfosuccinate, Sodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate, Amodimethicone, Glycerin, Glycol Distearate, Panthenol, Sodium Cocoyl Glutamate, PEG-120 Methyl Glucose Dioleate, Quaternium-91, Fragrance (Parfum), Divinyldimethicone/​Dimethicone Copolymer, C11-15 Pareth-7, Polyquaternium-10, PPG-3 Benzyl Ether Myristate, Methyl Gluceth-20, Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, Trisodium Ethylenediamine Disuccinate, Chlorphenesin, Laureth-9, Trideceth-12, Phospholipids, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein Pg-Propyl Silanetriol, Benzoic Acid, C12-13 Pareth-3, C12-13 Pareth-23, Phenoxyethanol, Polyaminopropyl Biguanide, Pentasodium Triphosphate, Magnesium Nitrate, Superoxide Dismutase, Citric Acid, Potassium Sorbate, Disodium EDTA, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Tocopheryl Acetate, Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Magnesium Chloride, Methylisothiazolinone, Tocopherol, Punica Granatum Extract, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Fruit Extract, Lycium Barbarum Fruit Extract, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Melanin, Pentylene Glycol, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Extract, Ethylhexylglycerin

Ingredient NamesWhat It Does
Sodium Cocoyl Isethionatesurfactant/​cleansing
Cocamidopropyl Hydroxysultainesurfactant/​cleansing, viscosity controlling
Sodium Lauroyl Methyl Isethionatesurfactant/​cleansing
Decyl Glucosidesurfactant/​cleansing
Disodium Cocoyl Glutamatesurfactant/​cleansing
Disodium Laureth Sulfosuccinatesurfactant/​cleansing
Sodium Lauryl Sulfoacetatesurfactant/​cleansing
Glycerinskin-identical ingredient, moisturizer/​humectant
Glycol Distearateemollient, emulsifying, viscosity controlling
Panthenolsoothing, moisturizer/​humectant
Sodium Cocoyl Glutamatesurfactant/​cleansing
PEG-120 Methyl Glucose Dioleateemulsifying
Fragrance (Parfum)perfuming
Divinyldimethicone/Dimethicone Copolymer
C11-15 Pareth-7emulsifying, surfactant/​cleansing
Polyquaternium-10viscosity controlling
PPG-3 Benzyl Ether Myristateemollient, solvent
Methyl Gluceth-20moisturizer/​humectant
Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chlorideviscosity controlling
Trisodium Ethylenediamine Disuccinatechelating
Chlorphenesinpreservative, antimicrobial/​antibacterial
Trideceth-12emulsifying, surfactant/​cleansing
Phospholipidsskin-identical ingredient, emollient
Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oilemollient
Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein Pg-Propyl Silanetriol
Benzoic Acidpreservative
C12-13 Pareth-3emulsifying, surfactant/​cleansing
C12-13 Pareth-23surfactant/​cleansing, emulsifying, surfactant/​cleansing
Polyaminopropyl Biguanidepreservative
Pentasodium Triphosphatebuffering, chelating
Magnesium Nitrate
Superoxide Dismutaseantioxidant
Citric Acidbuffering
Potassium Sorbatepreservative
Disodium EDTAchelating
Tocopheryl Acetateantioxidant
Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphateantioxidant, anti-acne
Magnesium Chlorideviscosity controlling
Punica Granatum Extract
Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Fruit Extractsoothing, emollient, moisturizer/​humectant
Lycium Barbarum Fruit Extract
Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extractsoothing, emollient
Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extractantioxidant, soothing
Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extractsoothing, emollient, moisturizer/​humectant
Pentylene Glycolsolvent, moisturizer/​humectant
Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Extractantioxidant, antimicrobial/​antibacterial

Sunflower Seed Oil

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Sunflower seed oil is rich in oleic acid that can help increase hair growth and reduce hair breakage (as it moisturizes the hair) and improves hair length as the hair doesn’t break off.

It can also help reduce scalp conditions like dandruff and scalp itchiness, as it has anti-inflammatory properties.

Avocado Fruit Extract

Avocados are a rich source of biotin (vitamin B7) and can help the hair gain more nourishment and become stronger and healthier.

It can help coat the hair cuticles and seal them, thus making the hair smoother in texture and shinier in appearance.

Cucumber Fruit Extract

Cucumber acts like a hydrating agent to the hair and helps keep the hair moisturized thus reducing hair dryness.

It can nourish and strengthen the hair follicles and promote the growth of healthy hair, thus reducing hair fall.

It can also help repair the hair and increase hair lustre and shine.

White Tea Leaf Extract

White tea leaf extract is a lesser-known ingredient added to products but can enrich the hair very well.

It contains epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG), an antioxidant that can help increase hair growth and subsequently reduce hair fall.

It can help protect the hair from sun damage and reduce hair dryness, giving the hair a renewed sheen and improving hair health in general.

Aloe Vera Leaf Extract

Aloe vera is rich in antioxidants and can fight hair damage. It can protect the hair from UV damage.

Aloe vera is rich in nutrients and can nourish and strengthen the hair, thus increasing hair elasticity and reducing hair fall due to hair breakage.

It can also help increase hair growth considerably.

Grape Seed Extract

Grape seed extract can help add moisture to the hair, thus reducing hair dryness.

It can help increase hair shine and lustre. Using grape seed extract on the hair can nourish the hair follicles and promote hair strength, reducing hair fall and hair breakage.

It is also known to be a natural remedy to reduce baldness and hair loss.

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Apart from these ingredients, an additional two ingredients have been added only into the conditioner

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Shea Butter

Shea butter is a natural emollient and can help keep the hair well moisturized.

It can coat the hair strands and act as a protective layer over the hair, reducing hair damage.

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It can help increase hair shine and sheen, adding lustre to the hair.

Shea butter moisturizes the hair and reduces hair dryness and frizziness, making the hair feel more manageable.

Hydrolyzed Soy Protein

Hydrolyzed soy protein is yet another lesser known ingredient for the hair. It is known to nourish the hair and increase hair strength and elasticity.

Thus, it can reduce hair breakage, as the hair gets stronger and less brittle.

When used on the hair, it can increase the hair’s ability to lock in moisture and keep the hair well hydrated at all times.

It can also increase hair shine and hair smoothness.

Parameters I used to Test this Product

Here are the parameter is used in the testing of this product:

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Hair cleansing ability

This aspect tests how powerful the cleansing power of the shampoo is and whether it is able to get rid of dirt, oil and product buildup effectively.

Gentleness on the hair and scalp

This parameter considers the ingredients used and how gentle this shampoo feels while used on the hair.

I look out for shampoos that do not contain harsh chemicals like sulfates and parabens because my scalp is very sensitive.

Effectiveness of the Product

Here, I consider how effectively the product worked on my hair. Whether it reduces the dryness of my hair, how well it moisturized my hair, whether it faded my hair colour drastically (since this shampoo is specifically designed for it), whether or not it left a residue on my hair and scalp, etc.

Use on colour-treated hair

Since my hair is colour-treated and this shampoo is formulated specifically for use on colour-treated hair, I wanted to check whether it would fade my hair colour or not and if it did, to what extent.


I am someone who isn’t big on harsh fragrances. So I look out for mildly scented or unscented shampoos.


I paid $36.54 for both the shampoo and conditioner. Since they were 1 litre bottles each, I felt it was really worth the price and fit perfectly within my budget.

Kirkland Moisture Shampoo and Conditioner: Overall Review

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Since this product is specifically made for colour-treated hair and its top benefit is moisturizing, I just had to try it out and I must say I liked this shampoo a lot!

Due to bleaching and dyeing my hair very often, it had become extremely dry and excessively brittle and used to break easily.

Well, ever since I started using this shampoo (it has been two weeks now), I can already feel the difference.

My hair actually feels softer and smoother than before.

It was super gentle on my hair and scalp as it contained no harsh chemicals like sulfates and parabens.

It has helped tame my frizziness to a large extent and my hair feels easier to brush and manage as well.

The conditioner didn’t weigh down my hair and brought back life to my locs.

As for the colour safety, it definitely didn’t drastically fade my hair colour and the little fading is something I expected.

The product description stated that this shampoo stated that it was unscented, but it did have a slight smell, of what, is something I couldn’t tell, but it was very mild and subtle. In fact it actually had a good smell.

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In terms of the pricing, when comparing this shampoo and conditioner set to other such products, it is on par with other brands, which I felt was relatively reasonable, considering that it was a 1 litre bottle of both the shampoo and conditioner.

Pros and Cons: Kirkland Moisture Shampoo and Conditioner


·         Gentle on the hair and scalp as the product contains no harsh chemicals like sulfates and parabens.

·         This product is safe to use on colour-treated hair.

·         Helps tame frizz and makes the hair more manageable.

·         Makes the hair feel smooth and soft with reduced dryness.

·         Reasonably priced and is at par with other comparative products.


·         Product description states the shampoo is unscented, but it does have a slight scent (which I felt was actually good).

How to use the Kirkland Moisture Shampoo and Conditioner?

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Using this shampoo is as simple as using any other regular shampoo. The directions of use are also printed on the product label.

You simply need to apply on wet hair, lather in the shampoo and then rinse off well under running water. Condition your hair after.

Feature-wise Rating: Kirkland Moisture Shampoo and Conditioner 

Hair cleansing ability4.2/5
Gentleness on the hair and scalp4.3/5
Effectiveness of the Product4.3/5
Use on colour-treated hair4.4/5

Kirkland Moisture Shampoo and Conditioner: FAQs

Is Sodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate the same as Sodium Lauryl Sulfate?

This ingredient got me confused too as the product description of this shampoo said there were no sulfates and well, there aren’t any sulfates, because they are different ingredients!

So I did my own research and here’s what I found. Both these ingredients are totally different from each other even though they may seem similar.

Sodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate (SLSa) is safe for the hair as it is a plant-derived surfactant.

Whereas, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS) is a toxic chemical surfactant that can have severe damage to the hair

How do I open the pump?

Well, this part is rather tricky and I struggled with it myself, but finally figured it out.

All you need to do is remove the paper sticker/protective seal (refer to image) which is on the pump.

Then, hold the area and twist it for it to pop up. The pump is then usable.


Honestly, Kirkland Moisture Shampoo and Conditioner is a good product for hair loss.

The shampoo comes with keratin protein that works to strengthen your hair faster than most shampoos do.

You can also rely on its conditioner for soft, shiny, and manageable hair. Overall, the products are effective and trustworthy as well.

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Kirkland Moisture Shampoo and Conditioner

Since its creation, Kirkland Signature has remained a mainstay of the products available at Costco. With each new Kirkland Signature product they release, the firm has worked hard to uphold the promise made when the signature brand was established to give quality and value.

Product SKU: KFHDJGHKG48975979

Product Brand: Kirkland Signature

Product Currency: USD

Product Price: 35.80

Price Valid Until: 2022

Product In-Stock: InStock

Editor's Rating:


  • Pros
  • - Gentle on the hair and scalp as the product contains no harsh chemicals like sulfates and parabens.
  • - This product is safe to use on colour-treated hair.
  • - Helps tame frizz and makes the hair more manageable.
  • - Makes the hair feel smooth and soft with reduced dryness.


  • Cons
  • - Product description states the shampoo is unscented, but it does have a slight scent (which I felt was actually good).
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