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Monday, September 21, 2009

Redken Real Control Intense Renewal Review

Hello all! Today I'm reviewing one of my all time favorite hair masks! It's called Intense Renewal and it's from the Real Control line by Redken. Real Control, for those who don't know, is formulated for "dense, dry, sensitized hair" and ALL of those apply to me. I've had this for almost a year now, and I seriously don't know how I lived without it. I've only used about half of it, and even though I have short hair, a little goes a very long way. It makes my dry, damaged hair feel SO soft and healthy... well, as healthy as my hair can feel LOL! And the entire Real Control line is safe for color-treated hair.

The ingredients include: Water, Cetearyl Alcohol, Behentrimonium Chloride, PEG-180, Candelilla Wax, Amodimethicone, etc. Cetearyl Alcohol and Behentrimonium Chloride are just your run of the mill conditioning agents. PEG-180 is part of a group of polyethylene glycols. You may have seen this ingredient before, or maybe with a different number, but they're quite commonly used in cosmetics. Anyways, it's used as a humectant which, as we all know is used to draw in moisture to your hair/skin. Candelilla Wax is extracted from the candelilla plant, a shrub that is native to Mexico. It's what gives this mask it's thick consistency, and it's also a good emollient. Amodimethicone is just another silicone derivative.

I love using Intense Renewal right after a CAT treatment. My hair feels stronger, healthier, and my damage is less noticeable. I leave CAT on for five minutes, rinse, apply Intense Renewal under a plastic processing cap and leave on for 15-20 minutes and rinse with cool water. It works wonders for me. In case you wanted to know. ;-)

Redken Real Control Intense Renewal comes in a 250 ml / 8.5 fl oz. pot, and retails for about $15-$17. If you really love it, I've also seen it in a travel size, but I'm not sure how much it is. Google it! :-P

I hope you liked this review! If you try it, comment and lemme know how it works! Or if you have it/have tried it, comment and tell me your experiences! As always, I love reading all your comments. Take care of your hair! :D


Anonymous said...

I am so glad you break down the ingredients,I'm a total geek and I love knowing what I am putting on my hair and it helps me tell my clients why its so good!!