Product Review: Redken Hair Cleansing Cream Shampoo

Price: $15.00 for 10.1 fl. oz. bottle

Purchased At: Ulta

Promises: Clarifies and works to remove copper, iron, hard water minerals and styling product build-up on all hair types. Formulated with fruit acids to add shine, purify and refresh hair.

Directions: Alternate with your regular shampoo. Apply to wet hair, massage into a lather. Rinse. Repeat if necessary. For excessive build-up, leave in 5-10 minutes. Rinse.

Ingredients: Water (Aqua), Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Lauryl Glucoside, Cetearyl Alcohol, Sodium Chloride, Glycol Stearate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Phenoxyethanol, PPG 5 Ceteth 20, Fragrance, Pentasodium Pentetate, Limonene, Methylparaben, Citric Acid, DMDM Hydantoin, Stearic Acid, Saccharum Officinarum (Sugar Cane) Extract, Amino Methyl Propanol, Hexylcinnamal, Linalool, Wheat Amino Acid, Hydrolyzed Soy Protein, Butylphenyl Methlyproprional, Citrus Limonum (Lemon) Fruit Extract, Pyrus Malus (Apple) Fruit Extract, Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract

My Assessment: I purchased this shampoo because I moved to an area with hard water but at the time, didn’t really want to purchase a filter for my shower. I was browsing LHCF for ways to rid my hair of mineral deposits and found that a handful of ladies swore by this shampoo so I headed out to Ulta to purchase it.

I’ve been using this shampoo for months, washing with it around every 5 or 6 weeks. I thought Paul Mitchell Shampoo Two was the gentlest clarifying shampoo I had tried but I think this one takes the cake. This is the first clarifying shampoo I’ve tried that I after use, I don’t feel compelled to follow up with a moisturizing shampoo. I simply shampoo with it and move on to Roux PC and deep conditioning. It has a very thick consistency; it feels almost like a conditioner than shampoo. It also has a nice light, citrusy scent. It rinses off clean without leaving my hair stripped. To be honest, after I rinse, my hair doesn’t feel like it’s just been shampooed twice with a clarifying/chelating shampoo because my hair feels soft, clean, without the stripped feeling that clarifying shampoos can cause, nor does it leave my hair tangled. This is currently my staple clarifying shampoo and until I find something gentler that removes product build up as well as mineral build up from hard water, I’m sticking to this one.

Disclosure of Material Connection: Items in this post were purchased with my own funds. I have not received any compensation for writing this post. I have no material connection to the brands, products, or services that I have mentioned. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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