Saturday, January 23

Hair Care Reviews

Hey all! A couple of people have requested for me to review some of my most recommended products for haircare, so this post will touch on just that. Here are some of my most favourite products from the Redken line!

1. Redken Real Control Intense Renewal Super Treament (for dry/sensitized hair)

This product is great for chemically damaged hair. For those who have hair which have gone through repeated colouring, rebonding, perming, and other chemical treatments, this treatment conditioner is excellent for restoring ideal protein levels back into the hair. This treatment conditoner helps nourish the hair from within whilst moisturizing it. However, from usage of this product, I find that it does not moisturize as well as All Soft Heavy Cream, but it does give hair back lost strength. Hair does not break as easily, and becomes much more manageable. Aside to that, I also notice that with use of this product, the hair gives off a brilliant shine. Leave this product in the hair for 20-30 minutes and wash off.

2. Redken All Soft Heavy Cream Super Treatment (for dry/brittle hair)

This product is excellent for those who have rough, brittle, and dry hair. It intensely conditions and moistens the outer layers of the hair shaft, making it very soft and shiny. And the great thing about this product is, it gives hair soft movement and flow to the hair, and does not make hair feel greasy and stiff when used. I usually use this one to two times a week as a treatment for dry hair. I like to leave it in for 20-30 mins and wash it out once due. However, do note that this is merely a moisturising treatment product, and does not do much in the long-term repair of damaged hair. For those with chemically-damaged hair, a protein based conditioner or treatment is recommended to nourish the hair cuticles.

3. Redken Extreme Anti-Snap Leave in Treatment

This product is great for weakened hair that is prone to breakage and split ends. It contains proteins, which re-strengthens the hair shaft and nourishes hair from within. The consistency of the product is like a white liquid with medium-thickness, hence it is suitable for all hair types. Use this product after shampoo and conditioner; leave it in and style as usual. My review is that it does help in strenghtening the hair to a certain extent, but it has to be used in conjuntion with other protein treatment products from Redken for best results.

4. Redken Smooth Down Heat Glide

This product doubles up both as an anti-frizz serum and a heat-protective smoother. I usually use this before blow-drying or flat-ironing for a smooth finish and to give the hair extra protection from the heat. The serum runs clear, and has a pleasant smell of vanilla bean. I find that when used on wet hair, it dries to a nice soft finish, and the hair does not look too oily or greasy, it feels as though you didn't have anything in your hair at all. When used on dry hair, it adds just the right amount of gloss and conditioned softness. A little of this product goes a long way, so one bottle will last you a very long time. Use 2-3 pumps on wet hair and apply all over the ends and mid-shaft.

Thanks for reading! Feel free to leave me your feedback! :)

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