this really is a great product, as everyone here will tell you... it gives alot of shine, just the right amount of hold (natural looking) and makes your hair look totally healthy and super soft. I have used this from roots to tips, and blow dried so as to add volume (head upside down, or otherwise using round brush) and the results have been awesome. seems to eliminate alot of frizz, almost all (which is a major accomplishment in my case) i first tried it by chance in a sample size, and recently bought myself the massive full size bottle that should last me forever. it cost me AUD 20. inc postage, on ebay. i think thats pretty reasonable? but i know elsewhere it probably sells for more.
May be a little pricey, but so worth it to me. My hair feels so silky smooth when I use this! I have long hair, and 2 pumps is about right for me. I apply it to towel dryed hair, concentrating on the bottom half and then running my fingers through the scalp with whatever is left on my hands. It smells nice as well. I will 100% buy this again and again.
I am not a Redken girl and I LOVE this product. I have been using it for years, from before cosmetology school to 3 years after. It is the perfect lotion for your hair to have it have a "base" , if you will, for your styling. Makes curling, straightening, back combing, braiding, crimping...EVERYTHING easier to do with a beautiful shiny outcome! I gave this a rating of three for price because I dont know what it is from a non-professional store.
I am in LOOOOVE with this product! It makes my hair soooo soft and manageable. I have fine, wavy hair and this does not weigh my hair down. I use this pretty much everyday and I can even not blow dry my hair and it isn't crazy or out of control. This stuff really is awesome and I would totally recommend it. It doesn't make hair gummy or gross like other blow dry lotions that I've tried and I find I can actually go longer between washes when I use this! LOVE IT!
I got a free 16.9 oz bottle from my aunt who does hair on the side, so maybe the fact that I didn't pay for it made me love it more.
Anywho, great for blowdrying natural/African American hair
Love this! Makes my hair shiny,soft and pin straight. Ontop its a heat protectant which is great! I use it on wet hair when I blowdry my hair. Then when my hair is dry I put a tiny bit and flat iron it. My hair stays straight and nice. Get the smaller size at Ulta for $4 and try it out.
I use to use Velvet whip by the all soft collection. I also use the Sham and Cond from the All soft collection.
So when i walked into Ulta and said they discontinued the velvet whip which made my hair silky sofffttt I wanted to shed a tear or 2. but i found this was probably the next thing i could use.
Well, It makes my hair soft...sure.. But not compared to velvet whip. Ill keep using this for now.
For reference I have thick, wavy, medium/long length hair & only blow-dry my hair every other day. I am forgetful when it comes to spray-in hair protection, so I thought my hair needs at least some protection, After hearing many people rave over this product on blogs, YouTube, in magazines I thought, "why not give it a try", I don't think I have any less nor any more split-ends than before using this product, (not that it claims to help lessen split ends) at first the product made my hair feel super soft, now I feel like I'm just weighing down my hair with yet another product. I would re-buy this product in hopes that in the end it does help my hair, and for the fact that I'm forgetful with spray-in protection, and that is why I give it 4 out of 5.
I bought this (like some others) after hearing RAVE reviews from some beauty gurus on YouTube. I blow dry my hair every single day - and I have seen a ton of products out there for heat styling (curling/flat irons) and never thought to use something to protect my hair during a blow dry. Redken has been around for ages, combined with the rave reviews I'd heard/seen - I decided to go to ULTA and buy some of this stuff.
A little background, I have fine, long, highlighted hair (small highlights) and my hair is actually pretty soft normally - but I thought this could help with the heat styling. I don't use many hair products AT ALL - mostly because I don't like the feeling of "junk" in my hair - and I find they weigh my hair down, and sometimes cause my skin to break out.
I only used a small amount - about the size of a good dime - because I don't like a lot of product. First day, I finger-combed it through my damp hair - and then combed it with my wide-tooth comb before blow drying - and it did soften my hair - WHILE IT WAS STILL DAMP. The minute I put the blowdrier on it - it started to feel like STRAW. Very dry and crispy. Not hard-crispy like when you put hairspray on it - just really, really DRY. It was not making it soft at ALL. I then flat ironed my hair - and called it good. It didn't weigh my hair down - nor did it feel gunky, but I did NOT like the strong smell it gave my hair. You could also feel the product on your hands, if you touched your hair. I absolutely HATE that. It wasn't oily - just a sheen that you could feel on your hands and hair.
Second day, in the morning - I hit the treadmill to workout (I'm a distance runner) and I braided my hair loosely like normal. After I got off the treadmill - my hair was tangled so badly - like it was in DREADLOCKS. This was just from braiding it?!
I at first, assumed that it was from the flat-ironing I did the night before? So I took a shower - and then decided to try the Redken stuff a second day. I applied a dime-size to my damp hair - combed it through - just like the day before - and felt the same DRY and STRAW-LIKE feeling to my hair. I ended up curling my hair - and it did fine - but I could smell the Redken lotion ALL DAY.
The next morning, I hit the treadmill with my loose braid AGAIN - and had the WORST knots in my hair AGAIN. SO bad - that I could NOT get my braid to unbraid itself - and that NEVER happens - and this time - I did NOT use the flat-iron - so I knew that it had to be from the Redken Blowdry lotion.
I hadn't had dreadlike tangles in my hair from running until I used this 2 days in a row - and I will NOT be using it again. I couldn't even comb out the tangles in the shower - to be able to wash my hair with shampoo. I will not use this product again. I don't think it's a case of "not using enough product" because I could definitely feel that I had enough product in my hair - if could feel it on my hands. I also do not like that the smell totally took over my hair. It was literally all I could smell all day. Especially if you have long hair - every time I moved my head/hair, I could smell it.
When i started using this, my hair started to look really healthy and less split ends and less ratty looking and less frizzy... it does leave my hair a little softer but not VEERY soft. I don't mind the smell, it;'s okay
I will rebuy if i have the cash