The Advice Sisters review hair products of all types, and two of our favorite companies for luxurious, high performance products, are Redken and Pureology (type either name into the search box at the top right hand corner of this page and find them all). Redken and Pureology are salon quality products with a myriad of collections designed specifically for various hair issues. Hair help is here with two fabulous collections from Redken, and two from Pureoogy. Make your hair fabulous. Try them for yourself!
Fans of Redken Color Extend, rejoice! Check out Color Extend Magnetics sulfate-free hair products. The Magnetics collection includes a Sulfate-Free Shampoo and Conditioner, and a Deep Attraction Mask. Redken’s exclusive IPN and Charge-Attract Complex deliver charged amino-ions that are attracted to the hair fiber to form a protective seal. According to Redken, the Charge-Attract Complex is the key technology i this line. This complex combines essential Amino Acids, Glutamic Acid and Serine, with supercharged ingredients for maximum color vibrancy. Glutamic Acid enhances shine and resurfaces for smoothness, and conditioning protein Serine replenishes hair for strength while magnetic amino-ions attract to the hair fiber and polymerize to create a hydrophobic barrier that seals in color. Without tech-speak, even though it is sulfate free,the shampoo cleans your hair thoroughly while protecting your color, moisturizing and adding shine. *Why have dull hair when yours can shine?
Here a bit more about how Redken describes the Color Extend Magnetics:
Color Extend Magnetics Conditioner A hair color protecting conditioner provides targeted repair to not only detangle your hair, but also leave it feeling smoother, softer and more conditioned. Additionally, color treated hair is 3x more fortified because of Redken’s IPN technology and amino-ions.
Color Extend Magnetics Deep Attraction Mask A sulfate-free hair mask for color treated hair uses zinc gluconate and IPN technology to extend the life of your hair color and strengthens the hair fiber & strands with intense replenishment to leave your hair feeling softer, smoother and more fortified. *we love this one!
Blonde is a color that is not just trendy, it’s a trend that will never end. But if you’re not a natural blonde, your color needs TLC. If you have fulfilled your quest to be a blonde, you need the Blonde Idol line of Redken Products. I’m a redhead but I like to use the Blonde Idol Sulfate Free Shampoo, The Blonde Idol BB Spray and the hair masque, because these make my hair super soft and shiny and bring out my highlights. Sulfate-free means a little less foam when you cleanse, but it does a good job of making hair feel clean and soft. Blonde Idol has Redken’s exclusive Kera-Bright System (kerabond, violet leaf extract and lactic acid) strengthens and boosts shine so blonde hair looks bright, soft and beautiful). For real blondes, there are two types of daily conditioner, for cool or platinum blondes!
Here’s a bit more about how Redken describes Blonde Idol:
Blonde Idol Custom-Tone Conditioner Violet for Cool Blondes Adjustable color-depositing daily conditioner for cool blondes.
Blonde Idol Custom-Tone Conditioner Gold for Warm Blondes Adjustable color-depositing daily conditioner for warm blondes.
Blonde Idol Sulfate-Free Shampoo Gentle, Sulfate-free daily cleansing shampoo for all blondes.
Blonde Idol BBB Spray A lightweight, leave-in or rinse-out multi-benefit conditioning spray. First BBB hair treatment that balances, beautifies and brightens blondes:
Blonde Idol Mask Nourishing rinse-out treatment.
NOTE: Redken products are only sold in official salons. To find one near your and learn more about the products visit www.redken.com. Check out where to buy here
Pureology is a unique line of luxurious, high quality, salon products that you can also purchase for home use. One that I am absolutely crazy about right now is Pureology’s new Nano Works Gold collection. All the Pureology hair care products have their signature, anti-fade complex to protect your hair color, and all Pureology products are 100% vegan, and never tested on animals. Pureology’s products deliver salon quality results at home with salon-quality results. The shampoo and conditioner silken your hair without making it limp or greasy. Pureology is targeting this as a treatment for aging hair, but it doesn’t matter whether your hair is “mature” or not, you won’t be able to stop touching it because it feels so soft, instantly! The bottles are an elegant gold, and there’s both a cover cap and a flip top cap underneath it. Classy!
Although all the products are sulfate free, the shampoo does create a bit of foam for those who feel hair isn’t going to be clean without suds. Even the conditioner washes out well. Apply conditioner to clean, damp hair, wait 1-2 minute (30 seconds for sensitive scalps) and wash out.
What makes the new Nano Works Gold my new best friend is that it includes fair-trade Golden Marula Oil to help support and protect your hair. it also has (according to Pureology) Four times more Vitamin C than an orange and 60% more antioxidants than Argan Oil (that’s powerful)! I immediately thought my hair would be limp and greasy when I heard about the marula oil, but in all honesty it just made my very dry hair soft and shiny with just one use. Fortunately, even though I’m the kind of person who washes my hair frequently, the products are still light enough for everyday use. I am in love with Nano Works gold!
Pureology offers five good reasons why you need this collection (you’ll probably think of more):
Restoration; Keravis helps strengthen and repair while fairly-trade Golden Marula Oil provides hydration, protect and rejuvenation.
Manageability: Sustainably sourced Shea Butter provides moisture and movement for mature and aging colour-treated hair.
Body: Lightweight textures won’t weigh hair down.
Luster: Vitamin B complex helps enhance shine.
Protection: Pureology’s exclusive AntiFade Complex with vitamin E and UVA/UVB filters and Golden Marula Oil with it’s high antioxidant content protect colour vibrancy.
The average cost seems to be about $45.00 depending upon where you buy it, but these are high concentrated products. For the shampoo you only need a quarter sized dollop. Visit Pureology.com/where-to-buy to find a salon, book your next appointment or buy Pureology Nano Works Gold from your local salon.
BUXTON Claire <CBuxton@redken.com>
Another fabulous collection from Pureology is Smooth Perfection. The thing we love so much about Smooth Perfection is that the products give you long lasting (up to 72 hours) frizz control and smoothness. Our little kit included a 1.7 oz. Smooth Perfection Shampoo 1.7 oz and conditioner plus packettes of the rest of the styling products:Smooth Perfection Lightweight Smoothing Lotion, Smoothing Serum, Intense Smoothing Cream, plus a Frizz Fighting step-by-step blow dry guide. Although I love the new Nano Works Gold described above, sometimes I need a bigger gun to attack frizz so my blowout looks perfect and stays that way. In this collection the stars are camellia oil (fights frizz but it’s lightweight and absorbs quickly).
The key ingredients is Camellia Oil that smooths hair, fights frizz and moisturizes and conditions, plus Pureology’s Thermal Anti-Fade Complex with UVA/UVN protection for your hair health and haircolor, with a blend of Vitamins C& E that also help protect your hair from heat tools. Of course these products are also 100% vegan, and never tested on animals and have the Pureology anti-fade formula. The slightly floral scent is pleasant, too, Like most of the anti-frizz products, I would suggest trying them first using a light hand to see how it works on your hair. A little goes a long way with Pureology’s concentrated formulas. The average cost of the products which is around $28.00 for full sized portions, will be a good investment for months to come