Considering that I’ve got a severe case of male-pattern baldness, and that consequently I keep my hair very, very short, I’m usually not super picky about the shampoo I use. As long as it keeps my head clean, it’s good enough. My wife, however, sees things in a different light. When we ran out of our usual fare – don’t ask me the name, I don’t remember – I decided that being the loyal Costco members that we are, we’d give the Kirkland Signature Moisture Shampoo a shot, since as usual, the price is right.
Billed as a ‘Professional Salon Formula’ , Costco’s Moisture Shampoo is made with pure organic extracts, and contains absolutely no sulfates, which is very rare in a product at that price point. It is also 100% Vegan, paraben-free and contains no gluten, which I care less about, but there you have it. The ‘No Animal Testing’ bit is nice, too.
What about cost? Hold on to your hat: TWO 1-Liter bottles (33.8 Fl. Oz each) costs only $13.99 (Canadian dollars). That’s 69 cents per 100 ml, which is an absolutely incredible price.
In terms of performance, my wife and I can both attest that it works really well. In my case, I can’t report a dramatic increase in performance, because of my baldness situation, but I know that she’s really happy with it.
One thing I’ll say, which is not a negative, but not wholly positive, either, is that Kirkland Signature’s Moisture Shampoo smells quite strong, as in lots of perfume. The smell is reminiscent of baby powder, which is far from unpleasant, but I understand that this is not for everyone. Also, I know that ‘Shampooing Hydratant’ in French works quite well, but who thought that ‘Moisture Shampoo’ would be a good name for a product? How about ‘Moisturizing Shampoo’, instead? Hmmm, Costco?
If you’re interested in an in-depth analysis of the ingredients that make up this shampoo, please visit this page. This person obviously take hair care more seriously than I do, but then again I don’t have much to care for.
Anyways, there you have it. Another great product, at a great Costco price. Go ahead, give Kirkland Signature’s Professional Salon Formula Moisture Shampoo a shot, you’ll be thrilled with the result. And if you’re not, you’ve always got that awesome Costco return policy to fall back on, so you can’t lose!
Update, March 23rd, 2015 – My wife and I have just finished our two bottles of Kirkland Shampoo. I find it hard to believe, but there you have it: they have lasted us over 14 months. I originally posted this review on January 23rd, 2014 and today is March 23rd, 2015. Yikes.
The real cost of using Kirkland Signature Moisture Shampoo is about 3.3 pennies a day, over a 14-month period. That’s really incredible, and we never checked or curtailed our consumption, either.
Now for the bad news: because of the loss of purchasing power of the Canadian dollars, the price of the Kirkland Signature shampoo has gone up significantly, from $13.99 to $16.99, which is almost a 22% increase. This means that if these bottles last me as long as the previous ones, the cost of my shampoo will have gone up to 4 pennies a day! I can live with that, but I hate to see prices go up so much in a single year.
Update, May 5th, 2015 – In answer to reader Y-thingy, my Kirkland Signature Moisture Shampoo is definitely the Canadian version. My bottles bear the same ‘Made in Canada’ maple-leaf design, as well as the ‘Made with Pure Organic Extracts’.
Also, I’m in Canada 🙂
To be fair, the Made In Canada logo is so tiny I had even missed it the first time, I even had to go back to my stash to look and take pictures.
If you look carefully in the picture, the bottom part is a bit of the bar code printed on the bottle, so that’ll give you an idea of the scale.
On a completely different topic from Kirkland Signature Shampoo, this exercise has allowed me to ascertain that my phone takes some pretty good-quality close-up pictures.