Greasy hair can really be a downer.

"My scalp was a bit oily, and I had a complex about my flat, listless hair. I used many kinds of shampoos, but none of them felt right, so I kept buying new ones," confesses a reporter from our sister site Grape.

Kinueki: Silk Essence

"But then I came across the Kinueki shampoo containing extracts of golden silk cocoons produced in Gunma Prefecture."

Gunma Prefecture is the top silk-producing area of Japan, as represented by the Tomioka Silk Mill, a World Heritage Site.

It's a bit of a luxury item, as it uses rare golden silk cocoons produced under strict controls by Japanese silkworm farms and without the use of any chemicals.

Kinueki Shampoo

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It was time for our reporter to put Kinue to the test.

"One push of the pump produced a translucent shampoo with a beautiful sheen. The scent of freshly picked lemons wafted through the air. As a lover of citrus smells, I couldn't get enough of it...!"

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"I applied it to my wet hair and massaged it into my scalp. It lathered well and refreshed me with its bracing, lemony scent."

"My scalp, which is usually sticky, felt recharged. After using this product, my hair felt bouncier and it felt great to run my fingers through it."

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Kinue Hair Mist

This hair mist, also labeled as a "scalp and hair lotion," is what you want to use after treating your hair with Kinue Shampoo.

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"Just spray it evenly over your towel-dried hair and let dry without rinsing. It also protects your hair from the heat of the hairdryer, so I recommend spraying it on before setting your hair."

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Kinue Body Soap

The Kinue series also includes a body soap that leaves you skin feeling smooth and moisturized.

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"I also love how well it lathers!"

"Just rub your body scrub lightly a few times and you'll have lather in no time."

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"With just one push, you can create so much foam. I washed my body with it, and the soft lather felt just like silk on my skin. After rinsing, I felt refreshed which is especially nice in hot weather."

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The refreshing citrus scent will envelop your whole body and relax you.

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Enjoy a refreshing time with "liquid silk"

Kinue is extracted from golden silk cocoons made in Gunma Prefecture using a Chinese herbal method without chemicals. It contains 13 kinds of live amino acids that are smaller than nano size.

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Kinue is certified by the "Tomioka Silk Brand Council" using 100% of the famous Tomioka Silk from the World Heritage Site of the Tomioka Silk Mill, and is actually sold at the mill's gift shop.

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The best thing about it is its citrus scent and how comfortable it feels! It is also very safe and can be used by both children and the elderly.

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If you're tired and want to refresh yourself, or if you want to soothe your body tired from hard work during your bath time, why not give it a try!

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By - grape Japan editorial staff.