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Saturday, September 18, 2010

Bed Head Urban Antidotes Resurrection Shampoo + Conditioner Review

Hey everyone! I'm back! Ohh you don't know how much I missed you all! It was so hard not being able to post reviews on all the new products I've been getting lately! But I'm back now, so let's get the ball rolling with my new faaavorite shampoo and conditioner from Bed Head's Urban Antidotes collection. Urban Antidotes is divided into three levels for different hair types: Re-Energize, Recovery, and Resurrection. Of course after everything my hair has been through with being platinum blonde for so long, I chose level three: Resurrection. "Perfect for weak, brittle hair that needs an intervention." That description fits my hair perfectly! I bought the tween sizes, and I've been using them for almost two months now, and I definitely have noticed a difference in my hair. They certainly haven't "resurrected" my hair, but I notice that my hair feels a lot softer and looks less damaged compared to the other products I was using. I also noticed that I was using less leave-in products than I was before, so that's how I know it's working! These are certainly a step in the right direction towards getting healthier hair.

Now, as always, let's take a look at the ingredients. First the shampoo:
Water, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Fragrance, Dimethiconol, Glycol Distearate, Sodium Chloride, Glycerin, TEA-Dodecylbenzensulfonate, Carbomer, Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, Amodimethicone, Sodium hydroxide, PPG-9, Mica, Tetrasodium EDTA, Citric Acid, DMDM Hydantoin, Cetrimonium Chloride, Polyethylene, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Methylisothiazolinone, Limonene, Linalool, CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide)

Water, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Dimethiconol, Glycol Distearate, Sodium Chloride, Glycerin, TEA-Dodecylbenzenesulfonate, Carbomer, Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, Amodimethicone, Sodium hydroxide, PPG-9, Tetrasodium EDTA. Cetrimonium Chloride, Polyethylene.

Basically an above-average conditioning shampoo. Gentle surfactants cleanse the hair, while conditioning agents soften, and protect against moisture loss. Is it revolutionary? No, but It effectively cleans your hair without making it feel dry and rough. Trust me, if it can make my damaged, processed hair feel nice, imagine what it'll do for you.

Now here's the ingredients for the conditioner:
Water, Cetearyl Alcohol, Fragrance, Stearamidopropyl Dimethylamine, Behenalkonium Chloride, Amodimethicone, Lactic Acid, Dipropylene Glycol, Potassium Chloride, Cetrimonium Chloride, PEG-7 Propylheptyl Ether, Disodium EDTA, DMDM Hydantoin, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Methylisothiazolinone, Limonene, Linalool.

Water, Cetearyl Alcohol, Stearamidopropyl Dimethylamine, Behenalkonium Chloride, Amodimethicone, Lactic Acid, Dipropylene Glycol, Potassium Chloride, Cetrimonium Chloride, PEG-7 Propylheptyl Ether, Disodium EDTA.

I loooove this conditioner. It's creamy and rich, I feel like it's actually doing something! Plus I can instantly tell whether a conditioner is good or not by how my hair feels after I rinse it out - this stuff is great. Like the shampoo, this conditioner is really nothing news-worthy, but it's a product that actually does what it says on the label. And if you're a product junkie like I am, you know that's saying something.

So who'd benefit from Resurrection shampoo and conditioner? I'd say anyone with chemically over-processed hair, whether it's from coloring, lightening, or permanent waving. I'd also recommend this to anyone with very damaged hair caused by over-using thermal tools. If your hair is just sort of damaged from coloring or heat tools, I'd say go for Recovery first. Then, if you feel there's been no improvement, exchange it for Resurrection. If none of these descriptions fit you, and you're just looking for a nice daily shampoo, try Re-Energize. If my hair was healthy, I'd try it in a second cos it smells amazing!

Oh! Did I mention the scent? "Papaya Chill Pill." I'm not sure what that is exactly, but I know it smells amaaaazinggg. They all do! My mom uses Recovery, and it smells like delicious, fresh grapefruit. I've smelled Re-Energize in the store, but I can't remember what it smells like, except that it smelled awesome and that I almost wished Resurrection smelled like it instead. So for me, they all pass the nose test. Good thing too, cos you guys know how I feel about that. If a product doesn't smell good, it's not going on my hair! Though actually... I've made one exception to that rule. I'll tell you guys about it later. ;)

Bed Head Urban Antidotes Resurrection shampoo + conditioner come in the regular 8.45 and 6.76 ounce sizes, respectively. They also come in the 25.36 oz. "tween" size, which are the ones I have, and they're the best deal in my opinion.

I'm glad to be back, and I hope you're all glad I'm back too! I've got plenty of stuff for you guys, so check back soon. Take care of your hair! :)


AmyMarie said...

Great information!


Vanessa said...

Great review! Just bought some myself and it does smell amazing, hope it helps reconstuct too!!

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Emelie said...

Awesome review! I just bought both the shampoo and the conditioner online and it sounds like it´s going to be perfect for my damaged hair :)

Anonymous said...

I agree!! this shampoo is amazing !!! my hair felt fried and i was using joico k-pac shampoo before this !! i love it !! i felt a difference in my hair the very first time i used it!!! great product !!

Lorelei Ragan said...
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Lorelei Ragan said...

Absolutely LOVE this resurrection duo and can recommend to anyone. For ages i have been searching for these products and at last my hair is manageable, soft & smells delicious afterwards!… It maintains the vibrant colour too as after a week of fresh highlights other shampoos and conditioners can build up to make your hair dull. After a horrid haircut last year you could say i HATE my hair so now I'm on a mission to get my long locks back and i know this duo will help me to get there…Love it!!! x

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Brandi G said...

I have very thick, curly, dry hair. I really love this shampoo and conditioner! It's worked better than anything else I've tried so far. It's not magic, but overall a great product.

Anonymous said...

This product is horrible. I've been a bed-head customer for over 6 years and i wanted to try this new product out and I was left with huge chunks of my hair in my hands. I'm appalled that they would sell this faulty product to me. I understand there are product quotas, but dear lord this was horrible. Guys i'm serious, you might as well grab a bottle and pour perfume and mix it with water and use that as conditioner.
- Sincerely,
Pissed off Customer
P.S. Kirkland Conditioner is better than this crap

Anonymous said...

I,ve got a question, is the red one good for colored hair? Thanks!


YES! It saved my hair when I was platinum blonde, I highly recommend it!

Anonymous said...

Is this product suitable to use with tape hair extensions? I know that shampoos with proteins in them are not good for tapes but not sure if this one is ok?


I never heard that shampoo with protein in it is harmful to tape in extensions. I use them all the time and I just advise my clients to stay away from sulfates and oils. I think this shampoo does contain sulfates so I might consider using a different shampoo to extend the longevity of your tape ins.