I used to be that girl that bought all of her hair products at Wal-Mart or Target. And then I had an epiphany, and tried this awesome little product line called Redken. Heard of it?
I, like a lot of women, remember my Mom using Redken during my childhood, and when their bottles were that dingy metal color. Well, Redken has recently (like in the past 5-7 years) reformulated their products, changed to bio-degradable plastic bottles, and packed them with mega proteins. I have seriously fallen in love with this transformation!
So, I have decided to share with you my newfound Redken product love...
I have rather thin and fine hair, so the first product I decided to try was the Body Full Shampoo. From the first scrub, it was like the heavens opened, the light shined down on me, and angels sang. Yes, I may be a bit over exaggerating, but I love this shampoo. It is perfect and gentle enough for the everyday hair scrub.
Since getting my hair done a couple of days ago, my stylist recommended using the Color Extend Shampoo. It has all the anti-fade UV filters and fun stuff that makes everything perfect and right in the world of dyed hair.
I was introduced to the Extreme Conditioner by Kate @ The Small Things Blog. She has a list of her "tried and loved" products, and well, this one is amazing for damaged hair, like mine. I flat iron my hair almost everyday, not to mention, I never get my hair cut every 4-6 weeks, so I have a lot of broken pieces and damaged strands. What I really need is a couple of salon strength protein treatments, but a) I don't have the money, and b) I don't have the time, so I resort to DIY at home treatments. Since I began using this "God's gift to women in the form of a conditioner" my hair has become more manageable, I don't see as many fly-aways, and my hair feels smooth and silky. This conditioner also smells amazing! BUT... It is not recommended that it is used every time you condition your hair. It's more like an every other condition, pick-me-up type of thing.
Another conditioner that I have just recently fallen for is the Real Control Conditioner. I have only used it like twice, but I can definitely tell you that it has made my hair feel moisturized.
Another way that I use the two conditioners, is to combine them, and use both in one condition. It seems to have made my hair feel "pretty". Also, both conditioners don't seem to weigh my hair down, which is GREAT for someone with fine and thin hair.
three... leave-ins and protectors
Along with the Extreme Conditioner, I also use the Extreme CAT Protein Reconstructing Treatment. Holy Jeeze, say Bye Bye to frizz. I usually use this in the shower, and spray it on right before I condition. This is the one product that I use, and seriously recommend not using more than two to three times a week max. Too much of this stuff will make your hair brittle (it's already happened to me).
The next products, I use right after the shower and slather on, when my hair is still wet.
The Extreme Anti-Snap Leave-in fortifier not only smells very nice, it works as a split end mender.
Granted it's not Redken, but I have to have my It's a 10 Miracle Leave in Product. It's super popular, and there is no reason why it wouldn't be!!!!
Another Redken product that I love is the Real Control Thermal Resist. It is a really good heat protectant, and can be used wet OR dry. It makes my hair seem fuller after blow drying, doesn't give me a greasy feeling, and doesn't weigh my hair down.
Since my hair is thin, fine, and has a lot of damage, I also use bi-monthly Coconut Oil Masks, once a month Macadamia Deep Repair Masques, and when ever I feel dryness coming on Aussie 3-minute miracle.
I have not been paid or compensated in any way (though it would have been nice)for any of my opinions, I just wanted to share with everyone my Redken Love! You should all give them a try, Trust me, you won't regret it!