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*~* About Redken *~*
Redken 5th Avenue NYC is one of the major players in providing professional haircare products. This is perhaps not too surprising given the fact that the brand is owned by L'Oréal. Redken's products can only be found in salons on the high street and are available in over 50 countries worldwide, as well as on various internet websites.
*~* All Soft Ends Leave- in Treatment *~*
This product cost me around £10 for a 150ml bottle from my local hairdressers a few years back. I still have the majority of the bottle left today as I only use it on those special occasions when I have an excuse to get glammed up. I think that I use it so infrequently because in my estimation £10 is a lot to pay for a haircare product and it was entirely a one off purchase.
Additionally, each application requires approximately a 10p sized amount of the product. Therefore, even though this treatment is rather expensive it does last you for a long time and I am an example of that. To use, you simply massage the treatment into the ends of your towel dried hair. As this is a leave in treatment no rinsing later on is necessary.
I was initially drawn to this product after my hairdresser had used some of it in my hair after a cut and I was really impressed by how soft and silky it had left the ends of my hair, which beforehand were brittle, split and malnourished.
This product aims to smooth away any frizz and split ends. It also detangles and protects you hair from heat styling. Furthermore, it claims to leave you hair soft and shiny and I feel that this treatment lives up to these promises as after each use my hair is left hydrated and really soft. So soft in fact that I can run my fingers through it without hitting upon a single knot or tangle, so I would say that the detangling agents in this product are very effective.
Personally, the reason why I believe that the Redken all soft-soft ends leave in treatment is so brilliant at nourishing hair is due to the fact that it contains avocado oil. This is one of the most popular oils used for hair nourishment and it is also renowned for encouraging hair growth.
The packaging of the product looks exactly as is shown in the picture at the top of the page, so I will not discuss that aspect in any more depth.
Unfortunately, from the looks of things it seems that this product has now been discontinued. Nonetheless, I have noticed that it is still available to buy from selected online retailers at over-inflated prices. Some websites are charging around £20 for this including postage and at those prices I would not recommend that you buy this product, as I feel that it is not worth that much. Therefore, if you are looking to pick this up, perhaps your best bet would be to try Ebay where you are more likely to find it for a reasonable price.
*~* Overall *~*
I would recommend this product as I feel that it performs exceptionally well in restoring brittle, split ends and also gives your hair that bit of va-va voom. However, as it is so expensive I would advise that you use this product sparingly and be prepared to pay over the odds taking into consideration that this particular leave-in treatment is now no longer produced.