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A few friends who use have told me Salon shampoos how much their hair condition has changed since using them.
I have always struggled with my hairs condition due to it been so fine it seems to get damaged so much easier from heating products and colouring, it just seemed to break.
I decided back in May of this year to do something about it, so I went to 'super cuts' hair dressers (they have quite a lot of them in the UK) which sell hair products, I don't actually get my hair cut there but I knew that they sold all the salon style products as they keep them near the front of the shop.
When I went in and explained to one of the hairdressers I wanted a shampoo that improved the condition of my hair, she recommended the 'Redken All soft shampoo' to me as it is designed for dry and brittle hair. Something I definitely have! She said to me that my hair was in bad condition (surprise, surprise) and that it may take my hair about 6 weeks to improve in condition when using this shampoo and no other ones.
She also explained to me that the cheaper shampoos that tend to be priced below £10 are really bad for your hair and have bad chemicals in your hair, which can cause your hair to break more.
So did my hair improve after 6 weeks?
I would be lying to you if it did, however, I would say I started to notice major improvement in my hair in July so it took about maybe 8 weeks. But that will be down to the damage my old shampoos did to my hair. Eventually I guess all the build up from these cheap shampoos will have been removed from using this shampoo.
A lot of people have commented on how much healthier my hair looks, it has much more of a shine to it and feels so silky thanks to its ingredients that make it so soft. It definitely lives up the 'all soft' name.
The shampoo was £11 for 300ml. I normally would spend about £2-£3 for a 300ml bottle of shampoo. So at first the price did seem steep. However, I was reassured by the hairdresser that you only need a small amount of this product and also you will find you don't need to wash your hair as often when using it as it restores the condition of your hair. I have found this to actually be accurate, I must admit I did think she was just trying to sell the product by saying that, however, I have still got over half left which is impressive to say I have now had it for 3 months. Previously my cheap shampoo wouldn't last me long and I would easily have to buy a bottle 1-2 a month. So I guess if I have more than half it works out cheaper in the end.
I quite like the packaging of this shampoo, firstly its gold-, which doesn't look tacky, it does actually look really nice and exquisite. Also it has a flip lip which is much more useful been able to squeeze the shampoo out rather than a screw lid which you have to forcefully knock the shampoo out of the bottle - something I loathe.
The writing on the bottle is white which goes nicely with the gold bottle.
On the back of the bottle it mentions it's for dry and brittle hair as well as on the front. It also says that it includes an exclusive ingredient called 'interlock protein network' and 'Keratin enrich complex' with omega 6- argan oil which is supposed to nourish and replenish hairs protein.
I guess these ingredients are an example of maybe why this product is more expensive, as the cheaper products don't tend to have these exclusive ingredients in them. There is more research that tends to be made on the salon products on restoring hairs condition which as a result, I guess means a better product.
1. Only use a small amount- A little goes a long way- plus this product is very moisturising and can weigh the hair down if you use too much.
2. The hair dresser told me to use hot water on my hair before I applied this because apparently its something to do with the cuticles or something opening (I'm sorry I cant remember the exact words she used but she definitely said hot water is beneficial) something I was surprised about as normally they say cold water
3. Use the conditioner with this product, which is also, called 'all soft' which works well with the hair if your hair is very dry. Luckily for me now my hair is so moisturised when using this, I rarely have to condition!
Is it worth spending that bit more?
To be honest, as a student at university, just getting by, I honestly wish the answer was no. But I honestly will never buy cheap shampoos again, the results are miraculous, I honestly wish I had taken a close up photo of my hair and did before and after. I never thought my hair would be so manageable and so easy to style thanks to using this shampoo.
I guess as well, like I said before because you don't have to use a lot of this product it could probably work out cheaper in the long run anyway, it's just the initial buying the product at that cost that seems ridiculous, but I guess when you work it out it probably ends up cheaper.
I have never seen my hair looking so good, I always complained about how easy my hair got split ends and how dry it became, now I rarely get split ends as the condition of my hair from using this product it much healthier and less likely to break. Also, its easy to manage in terms of styling, before my hair got extremely knotty which I guess added to the split ends, now its silky and really soft and I rarely get a knot in my hair. The transformation is truly magnificent.
5/5 without a doubt!!!
Redken all soft shampoo (300ml)
I bought this last year and I have only just got round to using this for the past month, I have now used up this product so here is my review.
- Product description (from feelunique)
"Redken's exclusive Interbond Conditioning System and Silk-Luxe Complex target dry/brittle hair for intense, inside-out softeness, sleekness and brilliant shine. New and improved Redken All Soft Shampoo with IPN (Interlock Protein Network) washes away impurities while leaving hair soft, manageable and shiny."
- About the product
I bought the 300ml, although I think you can get minis. This shampoo is designed for people with dry, brittle, damaged hair like mine. This shampoo does contain sodium laureth sulphate so if you are allergic, stay clear of this. This product is suitable for coloured hair and it contains keratin and argan oil.
- Using the product and results
In the beauty world of blogging and magazines this product is raved about so much, although it appeared to be discontinued for a while, but there is so much hype around this product, I had to try it. Firstly, I like the packaging, I was able to get all of the product out easily without any being wasted or left in the bottom. The scent is really quite nice, although not what I was expecting. It smells quite expensive, fresh and clean - it smells like a shampoo used at an expensive salon, that is the best way I can describe it. I use about a 10p sized amount of shampoo (or more) as my hair is long and fairly thick. I work it into the roots, midlengths and ends of my hair well and it does lather up quite well (although not as good as cheaper shampoos I have used). The product is easy to work with and it rinsed out well without leaving any noticeable residue. I feel like this product cleans my hair well without stripping it; it smoothes and softens my hair easily. When my hair is dry it does feel smooth and very soft - so the name is apt and it doesn't weigh my hair down. This shampoo is really great, in my opinion, it smooths, softens and it makes my hair feel lighter. The scent does transfer to my hair slightly but it is not that noticeable.
- Price and availability
In online beauty stores this product is usually on offer and it is currently priced at £10.65 on feelunique, £8.85 on lookfantastic, £10.45 on amazon and you may be able to find this product on ebay. There are many products in this range, I also have the conditioner, there is also a mask and serum.
*Easy and quick to use and rinse out
*Lathers fairly well and leaves my hair smooth, soft and moisturised
*Doesn't weigh my hair down, doesn't make my hair greasy and doesn't irritate my scalp
*Full price can be fairly expensive, although my bottle lasted me longer than I thought it would
*Doesn't lather as well as I thought it should
Thank you for reading my review
I have struggled with my hair for years. Under normal circumstances my hair is really dry and brittle, yet using any moisturizing shampoos makes my hair really oily, no matter how much I wash it or how little shampoo I use when washing. About 6 months ago my hairdresser recommended Redken All Soft and I bought it immediately. For the past 6 months I have used Redken only once a week, washing with a regular everyday shampoo the remainder of the week. Now, my hair feels silky smooth and much stronger. I find myself playing with my hair all day long, as it feels so nice and soft, not dry and not oily! And it smells great as well!
I use a little bit of shampoo once a week and due to this frequency, a 300ml bottle of Redken All Soft lasts about 3 months easily. A bottle cost around £10, sometimes on sale online for £7-£8, which too me is a hefty price for shampoo, but if it lasts 3 months and takes my hair back to its healthy state, then I think it is well worth the cost. I also recommend combining this with the Redken All Soft Conditioner.
I normally use Shampoos and Conditioners bought from the local supermarket, however, after a visit to my hairdresser he recommended the Redken All Soft Shampoo and the Redken All Soft Conditioner and I paid eleven pound for each one (which my husband was not happy with!)
Compared with shampoos and conditioners bought from the supermarket, these were totally in another league. I thought that my hair was soft and silky before, but after using these products my hair was ten times silkier than it had ever been. My hairdresser recommended it as I complained that my hair was getting tangled all the time and he said that this would sort it out. This shampoo really cleans your hair and people have often commented on how great my hair looks after using this shampoo. It also leaves a really nice fragrance to your hair. It has never caused me any irritation either, but if hairdressers use it then they would only use shampoo that has really been tried and tested, so you can guarantee you will be safe with this set of shampoo and conditioners.
I have since used the Redken range with UVFs in when on holiday and that also left my hair in a better conditioner. The shampoos and conditioners are quite expensive but they are really worth the extra money.
I first bought this shampoo in a set when I was on vacaytion in California - A set with shampoo/ conditioner and a treatment - Just $10.00 Ok you are not going to get that price in the UK!
I have highlighted hair - use straighteners because my hair is curly - to straighten and ringlet. The wrong shampoo can make it feel like straw and I like to have a soft shiney mane floating happily in the sunshine. I was delighted with the results of this shampoo range - it felt remarkably softer and natural - so much so - I deceided to ditch the litre of shampoo I had at home and change over to this one.
It smells good - My long hair is easy to comb through when wet and I notice the moment I change to other shampoos that the results are dramatically different.
It may seem expensive, but it is concentrated so I use less than I tend to of cheaper shampoos. Also with sensitive skin I must be careful about product uses and find this one keeps my scalp adequately nourished .
Sticking to this one :)
Redken is a salon brand of haircare products that can only be bought in selected salons which endorse Redken products, or via certain online stores. Obviously then, you won't find this on the highstreet or in a supermarket, and you expect this and other salon brands to be of a superior quality.
The All Soft range is formulated for dry/brittle hair. It contains avocado oil, proteins and amino acids to keep hair smooth and moisturised. It promises to make hair soft, maneagable and shiny.
I have very stubborn hair. It's very dry, frizzy, coarse. I've tried alsorts on it and I've practically exhausted all high street brands of hair products. Redken's All Soft range was the first salon only product I tried. This product did made a real difference to my hair. After one wash it felt much softer, smoother and somewhat less frizzy. Over time it stayed consistent (other shampoos that have worked for me have eventually stopped having the same effect), however it wasn't the miracle I was hoping for. I didn't notice my hair was any shinier and my hair was as difficult to manage as ever. But saying this, I've since tried other shampoos, both salon quality and otherwise, and nothing has matched up to this, so I'm considering going back to it - or at least another member of the Redken family.
You can buy this shampoo for around £8-10, and one bottle will last you ages. You only need the tiniest amount in your hands and it lathers up so well. This shampoo is the nicest I've ever smelled, with a rich, luxurious scent.
Also in the All Soft range are a conditioner, deep conditioner, a thermal treatment, a shine treatment and a softening treatment. I recommend at least using the conditioner in conjunction with this shampoo.
I have been in an ongoing battle with my hair for years now, and trying to find a shampoo which actually had an effect on it's condition has always proved to be quite difficult.
My hair is very long, very thick, and very dry. Not a great combination! I was a bit dubious about this shampoo and I didn't know how good it would be for the price I was paying. However, after my hairdresser used it on my hair and I came out with silky, shiny, soft locks, I thought it would be worth the cash.
The first time I used it I didn't really notice much difference, however, after a few washes I can definately see a big change in the condition of my hair. It has tamed the frizz and seems to have rehydrated it somewhat. I did use the conditioner that goes with this shampoo though, so would recommend using both products together.
I wasn't particularly impressed with the smell of this shampoo, it isn't that it smells particularly bad but when I compare it to some of the other expensive brands of hair products, it is a little lacking.
The packaging for this looks great, it looks very pricey and "upmarket" and I really like the gold, shimmery bottle. However, it can be a little hard to get out, especially as you get near the bottom of the bottle (because at this price, you want every last drop out!)
I think there are better shampoos out there for a similar price but this is definately worth a try. I think it really depends on your hair type whether this will work for you and there isn't anyway of knowing unless you bite the bullet and buy a bottle.
Redken is a range of luxurious hair care products which are only available from selected hairdressing salons and specialist beauty websites. Redken has been around since the 1960s and is a respected brand.
The shampoo has a wonderful smell, of course this isn't the most important element of a shampoo but if your going to use it every day, it helps if you like the smell. Also, a little goes a long way, you don't need much to get a good lather and I find that it cleans the hair so well I only have to wash my hair a few times a week, it doesn't get greasy as quick.
The price is on the steep side, on average a 300ml bottle of shampoo will set you back £10. However, it last so well and works brilliantly, it's worth the money. You can bigger sizes too but on average, I find the 300ml lasts me about 2 months give or take. This brand is used in many salons and hairdressers only use the best so they give you great hair, every wondered why your hairdresser makes your hair look better than you ever can? They're probably using Redken.
The product achieves your luscious hair with ingredients such as avocado oil which is packed with fatty oils which is very good for your hair. Also, as it's called 'All Soft', the range has protein and glycerine which smoothes the cuticles of your hair achieving the softest hair imaginable.
I was so impressed with this range; I bought the shampoo, conditioner and other serums. The shampoo lathers so easily with the smallest amount and I have quite long hair. It rinses well too, so you don't get any residue or frizz from the product remaining in your hair. I noticed that my hair was left very smooth and was very easy to brush with no knots; my hair was just so soft.
The bottle itself is metallic gold and generally comes in a squeezy bottle, you can get it in pump dispensers but you have to pay around £2 more. A pump does however, prevent wastage and can be used again in other bottles.
The range is good for people who have unmanageable hair and for those looking for a good shampoo to maintain their already lovely hair. However, if you have oily hair, this shampoo might make it too greasy, it's more for people with dry to normal hair but Redken have so many products that I'm sure they'd have a range to suit you. Redken doesn't disappoint, I was totally amazed and I recommend it to anyone and everyone.
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Also available at selected salons.
This review can also be found on Ciao.co.uk, under the same name :)
Without doubt this is the best shampoo I have found for dry and damaged hair. It leaves your hair clean without being dry and brittle, it smells absolutely gorgeous and lathers really well. I would say it definately works best when teamed with other Redken products, however I still use this with ordinary conditioners. From all the Redken shampoos for dry or coloured hair I have used, this was deinately the best. It lasts ages as well as you only need a very small amount to clean your hair.
REDKEN ALL SOFT - HEAVY CREAM - Conditioning Treatment I first discovered Redken products about 10 years back when I was still a hairdresser. These products are only available through a Redken appointed hair salon and to this day I have never had a real gripe about any of the products I?ve tried. In the past couple of years the Redken range of hair care products has had a bit of a revamp ? the packaging is brighter and the range seems much easier to understand ? there?s a range for your hair type which you then tailor your product choice to suit your needs. Now anyone who has followed my hair care saga will know that I?ve had problems finding a high street conditioner that works well I?ve given up! Redken?s ALL SOFT range has been designed to soften dry, unmanagble, coarse hair. That?s me! Each product contains Avocado Oil which helps to smooth, de-frizz and detangle. The ALL SOFT range consists of shampoo, conditioner and a treatment. Within this opinion I?m going to talk about the new product within the range ?HEAVY CREAM?. Last week I was close to tears, my much complimented hair was in knots, the conditioner I was using just wasn?t doing its job and my locks were suffering. I contemplated a drastic haircut but it?s taken me so long to grow I decided to go back to my professional salon products in the quest to save my barnet! I trust Redken products and knew that at £14 for a 250ml tub that this stuff would do the trick. Redken salons are quite wide spread but should you have trouble locating one the salons within all ?House Of Fraser? department stores always stock them. The salons which stock the products will have a knowledge of the product so if in doubt all you have to do is ask! So £14 poorer I head home to try and work a miracle. I shampoo my hair as normal and I must add at this point my hair is matted ? no chance of getting my hands through it! I open the jar to see a thick, white cream which smells rather similar to
many a hair product ? nothing special but not offensive either. The tub is large enough to get your hands in to and I take a moderate amount from the tub and start working it through my hair. Instantly I can feel my hair lapping this stuff up? I expect to need loads but I use a rather small, moderate amount finding that it spreads and works in to the hair with ease. The jar recommends leaving for around 5 to 15 minutes dependent on how dry your locks are ? I opt for the 15 minute option. Before rinsing I use a wide toothed comb to separate my hair and to my astonishment my hair is no longer matted. After rinsing (again the product rinses with ease) my hair looks pretty much back to normal with each curl looking individual rather than frizzy. So there you have it ? a happy Mizzame! At £14 many of you will be scoffing ? it?s around 10 times more expensive than your normal conditioner but then it works incredibly well, restores your hair to a decent state and you really don?t need much at all. I?ll use this as a weekly treatment rather than daily conditioner and expect the tub to last me a number of months. One down fall is that the tub is rather bulky which although allows you to really get your hands the tub will be a bit of a pest if travelling. The old treatment in this range came in a tube which was much more travel friendly and the conditioner came out of the tube equally as well as from the tub. Whatever your hair type I?d recommend Redken products. If you, like me have coarse dry hair the ALL SOFT range is certainly the one for you. I have tried the shampoo which is fabulous too as are some of Redken?s styling products. File under ?Remarkable?.
I have textbook difficult hair - dry at the ends with a tending to frizzing, and greasy at the roots. It's also incredibly thick and generally the kind of hair that makes my hairdresser weep when he sees me walk through that door! I have always struggles to find decent shampoos as if a mistake is made my hair is left even drier for weeks. Knowing this problem, my hairdresser recommended All Soft - in fact insisted upon it - and I haven't looked back. Previously, with my 'problem' hair, I feel like I have used every product on the market. Prior to All Soft I was using Aussie Moisture shampoo, because, according to all the magazine reviews etc I have read it is one of the best shampoos - unfortunately it did nothing for me, even though it is supposedly designed specifically for my kind of hair, but I had the same problems I always have - drying and frizzyness. All Soft shampoo contains Avocado Oil, which apparently is what softens your hair - I'm no scientist and have no idea about that or why it works - but I can tell you that this great stuff - it really makes my hair soft to the touch and smooths it down so it's really shiny. All Soft products are dermatologically tested so good for the greens out there, and believe me, they smell divine - leaving your hair smelling fresh and sweet. I have actually had people saying 'oooh your hair smells nice!' - I tell you, that's a great one for the ego. Some people may wince at the higher price of Redken, but you only need a tiny blob - size of a 10 pence piece - and this is what I use on my v thick shoulder length hair. Don't be tempted to dollops tonnes on to make it all nice and frothy - you may note that it doesn't froth up as much as your usual shampoo and worry that your hair isn't getting a good clean - but no panicking now! the only thing that makes cheaper shampoos really bubbly is the amount of soap in them - now that can't be too
good for your hair. I pay between £7 and £9 each for the shampoo and conditioner in All Soft and I tell you this stuff lasts for ages - a lot longer than those cheaper products that you have to pile on. The Shampoo is 300ml and a bottle lasts me about 5 months, washing my hair every second day - that sounds like pretty good value for money to me! My hair is now shiny, managable and smooth (yes I know I sound like a TV advert). You'll be able to find a Redken for pretty much any type of hair, they have stuff for long hair, dry hair, dyed hair, and probably anything else you can think of - so that wouldn't be an excuse! The main thing that puts people off is the price, but these days it's really not much more expensive than the 'classier' shampoos they sell in Supermarkets etc - and it's definitely worth the extra couple of quid. Also, I sometimes find it difficult to get hold of (I have a feeling Boots and Superdrug etc don't stock it) - but once you find your local Redken sponsored salon you'll be sorted. Happy hair product hunting!
All Soft delivers avocado oil to moisturize hair / Use All Soft daily for long-term softness, even if your hair is dry, or wiry, frizzy, brittle and rough to the touch /