I absolutely love this poduct. I mainly use Kerastase products, but my salon uses that in conjunction with Redken.
First off, I have black, natural, curly hair, around 3c in texture. It curls in an a tight s pattern, and is prone to frizz. And the tropical weather in the humid island I live in doesn't help either.
I have tried paul mitchell foaming pomade, mixed with the super sculpt glaze, but it dried my hair out.
The only thing that works at defining and holding my curls is a secret concotion that I will share with you:
Redken Ringlet + Kerastase Oleo-Curl Cream + Kerastase Oleo Relax Serum + a few pumps of Kerastase Oleo-Curl Mist = soft, well defined, frizz free curls, with no crunch or stickiness, and all day hold.
Try it if you have unmanageble curls, regardless of your ethnicity. I promise you'll love it!!!
I LOVE this product! I bought it before checking on here and was then a bit disappointed to see so many people who didn't like it.
I gave it a try, just one pump on my thick curly hair, which is just past my shoulders. As mentioned by everyone else it had no hold and was just frizzy and yuk.
Then a week later I tried 2 pumps, 1 on the top half of my just washed hair, and 1 on the ends. FANTASTIC!
I didn't comb it through or anything, and just left it to air dry and 1 hour later my hair looks gorgeous with defined curls and some ringlets too. I don't scrunch until my hair is totally dry, and by then it looks so good I don't even bother. I just scrunch lightly if my hair is a bit crunchy in places, but most of the time it's just nice and soft.
I have to add that Ringlet seems to work better when it is a warm sunny day (as it is here in Australia now) than when it is cold and rainy. I don't know why, but I am guessing the drying time is longer and this seems to leave my hair without body or much curl.
I struggled with this product trying to figure out how much to use. There seems to be a very small margin of error, and I'd often end up with hair that was either weighed down and crunchy or out-of-control and frizzy. Maybe there are other factors involved - humidity, whether I air-dried or blow-dried my hair? I gave it a chance and have not written my review until finishing the entire container of product. In the end, this product is too unreliable to be a HG for me.
I have wavy hair ONLY in the humid weather! I'm not complaining though - it does get frizzy, but with certain products it gets a real curl to it. I've tried many products over the years and I can honestly say that this is the best curl defining product I have ever used - no crunchy feel to it, just smooth and soft! I put one pump in while my fair is still really wet and then I scrunch it, then go to bed with it still damp. After I wake up, I just use a spray bottle to wet my hair, put in a little Redken In the Loop and hairspray and I am ready to go! I've gotten tons of compliments and the look stays all day. I've also used this with a diffuser to go out immediately and I love it. Highly Recommend!
I have found my HG hair product. My hair has always had a slight wave in the back but only within the last year has it become curly all over - meaning I have been spending this year looking for my HG curl product. I use about a dime-size amount for my shoulder length hair and diffuse or air dry. My curls turn into defined ringlets without any crunch. NO CRUNCH at all. My only complaint is that so far I have only found the 6 oz. size pump bottle. A stylist friend of mine has a large bottle and I need to get my hands on that.
I have thick wavy hair, the Ringlet 07 does wonders to it..I put it on after comming it and leave it to air dry and my hair is so shiny and non frizzy...It's totally weightless, not greasy! I highly recommended it.
This product was recommended to me by a stylist from the salon I was going to. She had very curly hair and the curls seemed to "stick together." Her hair was coarse & thick, unlike mine. The salon only sells Redken, which made me hesistant, but I thought, why not? She recommended using it with Redken's Hot Sets - which I will review as well. Didn't like it either - too sticky.
I found this product to only coat my hair and not do much for the curl enhancing. I have natural wave to my hair and depending the product, it can help or make it harder to get the wave/curly after washing. Ringlet seemed too heavy for my fine hair. I will be putting mine up for swap.
Wow, I really wish I discovered this product sooner. It's totally weightless, not greasy, won't make your hair crunchy, and makes my curls look perfect. A must have for anyone who wants pretty curls, whether your curls are natural or permed.
I'm reviewing the Ringlet 07 Curl Perfecter - so I hope this is the right category. I've recently started using this product and it is on its way to being an HG for me! In the winter months, I have a hard time with my naturally wavy/curly hair getting dried out. This product provides a good base, which I follow with the Clean Life Weightless Volume Gel. Definitely worth a try!
As far as hair gel goes, I think this product is as close to my HG as I'm going to get. I have thick, but fine, color treated wavy hair, which left to its own devices just sort of hangs in flat, weak waves. Ringlet, used with a diffuser, gives me big bouncy CURLS, for the first time in my life. I snipped my hair a bit to lighten the top layer (it's about shoulder length or a little longer) and it made my hair even fuller and curlier. It looks good even the next morning, a first for me, it really holds the curl. AND NO CRISPY HAIR, no crunchy residue or dust. Absolutely love this product. Now if I can convince Redken to bring back Climatress...