Review of Redken Color Extend Shampoo by ldybach
EDIT: 10/27/05 PLEASE NOTE: They have recently changed this product and now I love it even more. They changed it so well that every issue I had with it is gone and everything I loved remained.
Now it lathers very well and feels rich and nurishing.
It washes even dirty hair with just one small application - I don't feel I have to re-wash. Very rich and sudsy. -
Below is my original review of this item, most of it is now null and void since this product now sudses up nicely.
I use this more than any shampoo since I switched to red hair color about two years ago. It really helps prolong my color.
I have a ton of fine hair and it doesn't weigh my hair down or dry it out.
I use it along with the conditioner or the heavier Rich Defender a few times a week. Plus, I follow up with the Total Recharge from the same line. It's a conditioning leave in (or not) spray. And my hair is not weighed down.
It is very gentle, which is neccessary to prolong color and this is why it doesn't suds up a huge amount. If you don't wash your hair daily and it's a bit oily you almost feel as if you have to wash twice with this product (NOT ANYMORE, SEE EDIT). But shampoo for colored hair - especially in shades of red, must be very gentle. And gentle shampoos just suds up less - it doesn't mean they aren't working - they are stripping less from your hair.
It smells very nice and I like the entire Color Extend line.