Price: $15.00 for 8.5 fl oz tub.
Purchased At: Ulta
Promises: All Soft Heavy Cream super treatment is a rich, deep conditioning cream that intensely softens and controls frizz on extremely dry, brittle hair. Formulated with Redken’s exclusive Interbond Conditioning System and illuminating Silk-Luxe Complex that deliver gold camelina, avocado oil, olive oil and silk amino acid to provide intense softness, replenishment and strength. Hair is dramatically softer with increased manageability, movement and luminous shine.
Directions: After shampooing, applying to towel-dried hair. Leave on for 5 minutes. Rinse thoroughly.
Ingredients: Water, Cetyl Alcohol, Glycerin, Behentrimonium Chloride, Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone, Cetyl Esters, Isopropyl Alcohol, PEG 100 Stearate, Glyceryl Stearate, Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, Fragrance, Methylparaben, PPG 5 Ceteth 20, Olea Europaea/Olive Fruit Oil, Camelina Sativa/Camelina Sativa Seed Oil, Persea Gratissima/Avocado oil, Oleth-10, laureth-4, Disodium Cocoamidopropionate, Laureth-23, Lecithin, Chlorhexidine Dihydrochloride, Silk Amino Acids, Wheat Amino Acids, Hydrolyzed Soy Protein
My Assessment: I was in Ulta one day and decided to purchase this conditioner on a whim but am happy I did. I have used this to deep condition three times, each on dry hair and have been rewarded with moisturized hair each time. Although the directions instruct to leave on for 5 minutes, I left the product on for an hour and sat under my heating cap. I have to point out that this was the first conditioner I have ever used to deep condition on dry hair (I had previously only DC’d on freshly washed hair) and was pleasantly rewared with soft moisturized hair. The real test of a conditioner is always how hair feels when dry and even after shampooing, once dry, my hair still felt soft and I experience decrease in breakage during the week.
This conditioner has a thick consistency, a plus for me because I prefer thick conditioners but it does make it a harder to spread on dry hair and as a result, I had to use more of the product than if I DC’d on wet hair, so I only got 4 uses from my 8.5 fl oz tube. This may be a useless complaint but I do wish this product was packaged in a bottle or jar rather than a tube, just because it would be easier to get all the product out of a jar, or up-ending a bottle. I will definitely repurchase again, but because of its thickness and having to use more to DC on dry hair, I think I’ll be repurchasing only when on sale.
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