Thursday, 9 July 2015

redken hair cleansing cream: review

Redken Hair Cleansing Cream - RRP £13.65

Hello everyone. I've had a weird week; Tuesday was awful for a few reasons and then I started my new job on Wednesday so my brain is a bit all over the place. I'm working in a completely different industry and having done the same thing for so long it's been a bit of a shock as I've got so much to learn. Can't really complain though because that's exactly what I wanted. I'm really excited for the next few months and everyone I've met so far is lovely. It will probably mean a bit less time to focus on blogging though, but I have a few posts planned and pics taken etc so I'll be as active as I can!

Enough babbling, on to the review!

I bought this product because it had ridiculously good reviews on Makeupalley. I'd never really got on with clarifying shampoos as my hair is so ridiculously dry and coarse; they'd just dry my hair out more. For that reason I ummed and aaahed over getting it for ages and decided to go for it one day (a payday, no doubt). Read on for my thoughts!

As I need to use so much product in an attempt to keep my coarse, wavy hair in a vaguely acceptable condition, I get quite a lot of build up and this manifests itself by giving me dry ends. Really dry ends. Since I've been using this (usually every 3rd shampoo) that's definitely not as much of a problem for me. I've had the bottle for almost 6 months now and I'm not even halfway through. I usually use a little tiny (20pi-sh size), rinse and then do the same again. I'd recommend using a good conditioner after this as although it isn't drying per se, it does leave the hair feeling literally squeaky clean (which can feel a bit odd). I find that any conditioner I use after this seems to work a bit better, and it's especially good before protein treatments.

It's also great for getting rid of the build up left in hair from washing with hard water (which most of England has but the South East is particularly bad, apparently) which can leave my hair lank and lacking natural volume.

The smell is a bit weird; it's meant to smell like citrus and lemongrass which I get, but it also smells a bit like... condoms? There's an odd plastic-y smell to it and the first time I used it that's what the smell reminded me of. Soz not soz.

I bought mine from Amazon but it's also available from lookfantastic and feelunique for £9.55 and £11.25 respectively at the moment.

Do you use a clarifying shampoo regularly?



  1. I've always had luck with Redken products. I've never tried this cleansing cream before; I'll have to add it to my wish list! Great review! Just followed! :)

  2. never used a clarifying shampoo, but if it makes my conditioner work better im down! hope you're work becomes easier lovely! xx

  3. Haha not sure the scent sounds too great, but it's good that it really works at getting rid of build up! x