ahuhu Amino Intensive Repair Shampoo – Comfort scents

Way before my love affair with scented candles began, I loved the beeswax kind you could buy around Christmas.

The warm color they had, the beautiful light and of course the smell of honey once you burned them, everything made me feel cozy and relaxed.

Now that scented candles have taken over, I rarely buy one of them anymore, but I stumbled upon the scent in another product recently, way unexpected.

 

ahuhu Amino Intensive Repair Shampoo
ahuhu Amino Intensive Repair Shampoo

 

Ahuhu organic hair cares Amino Intensive Repair Shampoo, promising to deep repair damaged hair, has a beautiful golden color and smells like honey, which means I am in for relaxing showers.

But that shouldn’t be the only benefit from a shampoo, so let´s see if it does anything else.

What ahuhu claims:

A sulphate free shampoo for stressed, damaged or color-treated hair with keratin and amino acids. Invigorating deep repair.

Facts:

Prize and size

One bottle contains 500 ml and retails for 22,75 € here. The bottle itself is plastic, comes with a convenient pump and is dark, probably to protect the antioxidants from light.

Texture and smell

The shampoo itself feels creamy, has a lovely golden color and smells, as mentioned above, like honey. The website claims notes of orange as well, but I didn´t really notice them.

 

A drop of honey.
A drop of honey.

 

Application and effects

Easily distributed despite the firmer texture, the shampoo doesn’t lather as much as a sulphate-containing product, but provides you with some lather after massaging it into the scalp. I found it easiest to apply it on the crown of my head, flip my hair over and massage it in from the bottom as well. That way I could coat everything evenly.

After rinsing, my hair felt clean, but had a slightly rough texture, something I know from using protein shampoos. The grittiness is due to the fact that it does not contain silicones and to the strengthening effect of the proteins and disappears once my hair is dry.

 

Favorable ingredients:

  • Glycerin: Moisturizing
  • Beet Root extract: Promoting hair growth (?)
  • Tephrosia Purpurea Seed Extract: Antioxidant
  • Plukenetia Volubilis Seed Oil: Promoting hair growth, rich in Omega 3
  • Hydrolized Wheat Protein: Strengthens hair fibre, moisturizes
  • Hydrolized Soy Protein: Strengthens hair fibre, smoothing
  • Hydrolized Corn Protein: Strengthens hair fibre, hydrates
  • Panthenol: Moisturizing
  • Lecithin: Egg protein, strengthens hair fibre
  • Urea: Hydrating

 

Unfavorable Ingredients:

  • Parfum (upper third of the ingredient list)
  • Alcohol (lower third of the ingredient list)

 

Does it live up to its claims?

Yes.

My hair is damaged and color-treated, and I feel like it provides my hair with protein to repair and strengthen the strands.

 

Will I rebuy?

No.

My hair needs moisture more than protein (click here to find out what your hair needs), so I will switch to the hydro series from this brand, but if protein is what you need, this one is a great choice.

 

Who do I recommend it to?

If your hair needs protein, this one is a great choice.

If you try to avoid sulphates like I do, the ahuhu line is a great option.

And if you love honey, the scent will win you over.

 

What is your most comforting scent?

And did you use beeswax candles back in the days?

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  • I didn’t know this brand, but this product sounds right up my street ( plus I tend to prefer shampoo in a pump)!

    http://fannyanddailybeauty.com

    • I only was introduced to this brand by PR as well, I haven’t seen it around in drugstores so far, but you can get it online.
      Pumps are so convenient in the shower, I don’t know why so many companies don’t use them.

  • Last time I used sulfate and silicone free shampoo, my hair ended up being really unhealthy that’s why I am not keen on to try products without it. Keratin shampoos are my favourite tho, I love how silky and shiny my hair gets after I use them. Relaxing shower with honey scented shampoo sounds tempting!

    Ela BellaWorld

    • Silicones do make your hair feel smooth without doing anything in form of actual nourishment, so many people find their hair feels worse after using a non-silicone shampoo. But not because it is worse, just because it isn’t coated. But every hair has different needs, obviously.

  • It’a a pity this product didn’t impress – so many promise ‚deep repair‘ and yet focus more on appearance (shiny/glossy etc.) rather than healthy. Great review Anne, as always.

    Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice | Twitter | Instagram x

    • That one did do what it promised, it is just that I am more into hydration for my hair. If your hair needs protein, that one is perfect for the claimed deep repair.

  • Great review Anne, I was hoping that this was going to be a wow product as I’m always looking for a new shampoo to try. Gemma x
    http://www.jacquardflower.uk

    • I was impressed, it is just sadly not what my hair needs most. I have high hopes for the Hydro series.

  • Great review! I too get disappointed when shampoos dont end up working for my hair.

    xx

    http://www.junewantsitall.com

  • Hanna

    Thanks for sharing. I was wanting it to be better! –Hanna Lei

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  • Not sure if protein is what I need… but if it is this sounds good!

    • Do the wet test and you will know. But your hair looks so good, it is probably not needing anything.

  • you made me think i need to use something with protein too as my hair is very damaged too x
    Yuliya at Yukova Blog

  • The creamy texture of this shampoo looks great… Don’t think this brand is available in Australia yet. x

  • I love the smell of honey! And this shampoo sounds quite nice for those who need a little bit of protein for their hair 🙂

    -Leta | The Nerdy Me

  • I definitely prefer sulphate-free shampoos so this is a pass from me, but a great, in-depth review. Like always! Xx

    ALittleKiran | Bloglovin | Instagram

    • A stated in the claims, that product is sulphate free. No sulphates, no silicones.

  • I need a shampoo with a pump in my life! I haven’t really heard of this brand but it definitely sounds like a very different one from anything I’ve used before. Glad it all worked out though. I usually use a mild volumising shampoo and a clarifying one once a week.

    Advaita | Blush Canvas

  • I also stay from shampoos with sulfates and try to avoid silicones as well for that matter. I’m not really sure if I need protein in my hair though I do enjoy the scent of honey. I just received some haircare products from a natural/organic brand called Pura D’Or that I’m really looking forward to trying.

    • Pure Gold, hm? I hope the product does live up to the name then.

  • I don’t think I’ve ever burned beeswax candles, I’m sure I’d love the scent, though!
    I tend to use sulfate-free shampoos, but I recently ran out of my usual shampoo and started using a Garnier bottle I had sitting around and didn’t really notice any difference in the look and health of my hair… Maybe it’s because I haven’t used it for very long, but I think I’ll finish the bottle.
    http://carolinapage.eu

    • I will use sulphate shampoos as well if I don’t have anything else at hand, or after deep conditioning. But with my hair being color treated, no sulphates are definitely better.

  • I don’t think I’ve ever burned beeswax candles, I’m sure I’d love the scent, though!
    I tend to use sulfate-free shampoos, but I recently ran out of my usual shampoo and started using a Garnier bottle I had sitting around and didn’t really notice any difference in the look and health of my hair… Maybe it’s because I haven’t used it for very long, but I think I’ll finish the bottle.
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  • confashiontime

    Thanks for the review! I was actually once almost about to buy ahuhu shampoo and conditioner as well but I kinda changed my mind as I couldn’t imagine, that it would keep its promises. Happy Monday and lotsa luv

    http://www.confashiontime.com

    • Too bad you choose not to, you missed out on great products. Next time you see them you can reconsider.

    • Too bad you choose not to, you missed out on great products. Next time you see them you can reconsider.

  • Kate

    This sounds absolutely lovely, especially the smell! Like you, though, I think moisture rather than protein is what my hair needs the most. x

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  • Dang, was hoping this was going to be something fantastic to look into. Last summer, I permed my once naturally curly hair. After 22, my once Shirley Temple like natural curls started to fall. My hair turned more of a wave, but was still super full so I looked weird. I was always comfortable with a full head of curls. I permed it, and regretted it. My hair is soooo dry now. I have little things here and there I do so it doesn’t feel like straw, but I can’t wait until the perm is 100% grown out. I will never do anything like it again! Let me know if you find the miracle hydrating regime! (;
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    • Have you tried deep conditioning? I shared my recipe for moisture on the blog in January, it really helps. I had a perm when I was 18, it was the worst decision ever!

  • I can only imagine how awesome this smells! I love the scent of honey and beeswax candles are SO expensive! I saw one at a health store that was $200 (mind you it was over a foot tall!) I love the smell of coconut and vanilla, I think those are my relaxing/comforting scents. Unfortunately, this product wouldn’t be for me! I need moisture as well 🙂

    http://www.lindseyginge.com

    • Yes, they are expensive, but they used to be a Christmas treat back in the days.

  • Oh I love the scent of honey, this would be a wonderful product – although I do tend to need more moisture for my hair. In saying that though, right now I just need my hair to stay on my head, ha! You’ll know right now too that postpartum hair loss is crazy. Especially after months of not losing a strand!

    Away From The Blue Blog

    • Has it already started? Mine is still in place, but it started around month four with my daughter, so I guess I still have one more month to enjoy my locks…

      • Oh you’re lucky, mine’s terrible at the moment! 🙁

        • Oh boy, I am not looking forward to it. The hair from last hair loss is grown back until shortly under ears length, which looks strange on its own. I can only imagine how horrible it will look when it starts falling out again!

  • My Mam still buys Beeswax candles around Christmas!

    I like the scent if honey but I need moisturising hair products so probably wouldn’t buy this. Great review, as always xx

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  • Denise

    Hi again, now Ok to visit and read your blog again 🙂 I have been absent for a while, because I unfortunately caught the bad swine flu. Now I am finally out of bed 🙂 Well, Ahuhu Amino shampoo seems to be very good, for me. I always need proteins, be it body or hair 🙂 And I like glycerin and the scent of honey!!! I love the candles you mentioned, too!
    DenisesPlanet.com

    • So go check it out if you can find it, I bet you would get along great wth it. I hope you are back on track health wise now, poor you.

  • This shampoo sounds very luxurious! I’d be very interested to hear how you get on with the Hydro line, as that sounds more like what my hair needs. Great review once again.

    alicered.co.uk

    • I will keep you posted, I already have a few small samples to give it a go and get a first impression.

  • This shampoo sounds very luxurious! I’d be very interested to hear how you get on with the Hydro line, as that sounds more like what my hair needs. Great review once again.

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  • Thank you for the review, this is not my kind of product but I’m in love with your earrings! 😀
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    • I bought them a while back and to be honest, I rarely wear them. They are pretty big!

  • Oh it sounds nice. I love the smell of honey.

  • thefashionsalt

    I would probably love the smell of this, though I’d need something more moisturizing as well. And I have two beeswax candles that I haven’t burned much. I didn’t notice that they smell. I’ll have to get them out and try them again.
    ~Lili
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    • Tell me if you notice the smell now that you know it. It is subtle, but I could always recognize it when I walked into a room.

  • I usually prefer moisturising hair care as well but this shampoo sounds lovely. I’m such a cheapskate when it comes to hair care and rarely buy anything that is not on offer in my local drugstore, haha! Thankfully my hair are not very demanding 🙂 x

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    • I have put my hair through so much I try to buy high quality hair care. Which is sometimes found at the drugstore, but sometimes only at higher price points.

  • It sounds pretty great. I’m actually really digging the packaging too. I prefer when shampoo has those pumps. So much easier. Pretty earrings too! 🙂

    • Haha, thank you. I wear them way too little, so I figured I´d at least feature them on the blog.

  • I love honey, I will probably love the scent of this, but unfortunately my hair needs tons of hydration so this wont be ideal for my hair type either.

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  • Aisha

    I don’t know if my hair need proteins but this sounds really good ! xx

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  • I’m all for sulphate free shampoo! This one sounds lovely & I’m also a sucker for honey 🙂

    Yasmeen x
    The Mirror Affects

  • Wow, thats so interesting! Thanks for sharing

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  • A very informative post, sounds like a great protein based shampoo, but like you I like moisture! Scent wise I love Vanilla, Coconut, Fruity scents, Honey is a great option too.

    At the moment I really like Garnier’s olive oil ultimate blends, it works wonderfully for my hair which needs moisture to combat frizz.

    Laura xo

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  • It looks like a great brand! I had never heard of them, I wonder if they’re available where I live.

    Beaumiroir

    • I haven’t seen them around a lot, but they do have an online shop.

  • I love the smell of beeswax candles! This sounds like an amazing product but I think I need something more moisturizing, especially in the summer when my hair gets frizzy.

    Jill
    Doused In Pink

    • What are you using at the moment?

      • I always seem to be trying something new – right now I’m alternating between Living Proof, Juice Beauty and Deva Curl products.

        • Oh, Living Proof! How do you like it?

          • It really helps my hair in the summer and I love their new product that helps split ends.

          • That would be something I need as well.

        • Oh, Living Proof! How do you like it?

  • Rosanna Briguglio

    Sounds really interesting, I’ve never heard of this brand before but I like the idea!
    Have a lovely day 🙂
    Rosanna x
    http://rosesrooftop.blogspot.co.uk/

  • My hair has a very rough texture so I prefer to use shampoos that have moisturising effect. But I’m pretty sure I’d love the smell of this one as I loved using beeswax candles back in the day.

    http://www.mydailywear.co.uk

  • Thanks for explaining the science behind the ‚gritty‘ feeling, how interesting! Also, I’ll admit I thought that was an egg at first haha 😉

    Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice | Twitter | Instagram x

  • Is it weird to say that I love the color of the shampoo? I’ve been looking for a new one… my hair is totally getting damaged from coloring it!

    http://marblecrumbs.com

  • Hanna

    Thanks for sharing. I don’t know about the color though –Hanna Lei

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  • oh vielen lieben dank für den ausführlichen bericht 🙂 ich finde das klingt ganz gut,wrde es auch probieren, aber 22 euro für shampoo ist natürlich schon happig, da erwarte ich echt alles 😀
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  • This sounds good – I’m trying to avoid sulphates so all suggestions welcome!
    Becca | theBeautyInbox

    • Yes, me too. But it is hard to find an affordable yet effective version.

  • Toyas Tales

    I love the scent of honey too especially when it is paired with vanilla. This shampoo seems like a good buy.
    LaToya
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  • Dressed With Soul

    Ich weiß ehrlich gesagt gar nicht, was mein Haar braucht 🙂 Deswegen kann ich auch gar nicht beurteilen, ob das Shampoo was für mich wäre, auch wenn ich alleine schon wegen dem Duft neugierig wäre. Ich verwende jahraus jahrein Alverde Hibiskus Shampoo von dm, da ich das Gefühl habe, das mein Haar dieses Shampoo mag.
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    • Die Alverde-Linie ist auch toll, und wenn sie für Dich funktioniert, würde ich sie auch nicht wechseln. Natürlich und günstig, besser geht es doch kaum.

  • Seems like a great product, more favorable ingredients than not 🙂 https://themakeuptrain.com/

  • This sounds good for my hair, are you not supposed to use conditioner after this shampoo? Or are we not supposed to use conditioner after protein shampoos in general?

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

    • I always condition, but only the lengths of my hair, not the top of my head, so the hair up there is a little gritty. More than after using non-protein shampoos. But you could condition all over, so it wouldn’t be an issue.

  • I always have a lovely affair with something that can pamper and be good for me at the same time! This sounds like luxury for the hair. I love something that can transform your hair and bring out its natural volume. 🙂 http://www.bauchlefashion.com

  • Oh, I’ve never heard of this brand but I don’t like sulphate shampoo’s they make my scalp terribly dry! But what I do have to say is that, this sure is an interesting colour haha ♥
    tipscapsule.blogspot.com

    • I avoid sulphates as well, and I am always on the hunt for a good sulphate-free shampoo.

  • I’ve never heard of this brand, but I actually don’t think I’d like it… I like when my shampoo lathers, because that way I feel like my hair is clean (yes, I know it has nothing to do with it, but it’s just the way I am :D) and I love my hair to feel nice and smooth and silky after getting out of the shower, so it would definitely not be for me.. My comforting scent has to be something christmasy or fresh strawberries… Who doesn’t love fresh strawberries 🙂 I didn’t buy bee’s wax candles, I made them 😛 xx

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    • If you want your shampoo to lather, sulphate-free is not the way to go for you. And what do you mean, you made them ? You made beeswax candles yourself?

      • Yes 🙂 I bought the wax, which looks like a piece of paper, and some wicks and I made them myself 🙂

      • Yes 🙂 I bought the wax, which looks like a piece of paper, and some wicks and I made them myself 🙂

  • I’ve never heard of this brand, but I actually don’t think I’d like it… I like when my shampoo lathers, because that way I feel like my hair is clean (yes, I know it has nothing to do with it, but it’s just the way I am :D) and I love my hair to feel nice and smooth and silky after getting out of the shower, so it would definitely not be for me.. My comforting scent has to be something christmasy or fresh strawberries… Who doesn’t love fresh strawberries 🙂 I didn’t buy bee’s wax candles, I made them 😛 xx

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  • idu

    A good smelling shampoo is everything. I love the color.

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  • The color of this shampoo looks very good, too bad it dried your hair. It was nice knowing about this shampoo.

    Chaste & Beautiful

  • My hair needs moisture more than protein too. That extra amino acid in a shampoo won’t do me any good. Excellent review as always.

    • It is very important to know what your hair (and skin) really need.

  • Sounds like an amazing shampoo, however I think my hair is always dry to less moisture, so this wouldn’t really be a product I would use.

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