Redken Color Gels and other popular Redken hair products offer effective and innovative hair care for men and women. Redken Laboratories was founded by hairdresser Jheri Redding and actress Paula Kent in 1960 in California. By combining their last names (Red-Ken) and investing $3000 they launched their business and hair care vision. Wanting to take a scientific approach, they developed protein-based products in a slightly acidic base that worked with the natural composition of hair. Their philosophy was revolutionary at the time but very popular with consumers. Today Redken hair color continues to power beauty through science with groundbreaking hair color technology.
Redken professional products are available in salons where trained colorists use Redken hair color products. Salons should provide a Redken hair color chart to help individuals choose a flattering shade. Hair colorists can also recommend the best Redken hair care product to complement and maintain the hair color service. Check here for salons near you offering a Redken discount. A licensed Redken distributor provides these products to affiliated salons in most large cities. However, if a salon is not located nearby, you can usually buy Redken products online at sites like Ebay, Amazon or beauty supply stores.
Redken Color Gels are 100% oxidative, long lasting permanent dyes that provide rich, multi-dimensional color, cover gray and condition hair. They can change hair color by several shades lighter or darker, add balayage highlights and create unlimited hair fashion effects. Redken Color Gels use UV light-stable dyes to resist fading and contain amino acids and avocado oil to strengthen and hair and add shine. Redken Color Gels offer over 50 shades and are formulated as a thick gel for no-drip application and easy cleanup.
Redken Color Gels generally received great reviews. Users commented on exceptional gray coverage and durable color, especially with red shades. Many thought Redken Color Gels was gentle on skin and left hair looking shiny and healthy, not flat or lackluster. The Redken Color Gels developer should be used with this product to produce optimal consistency for precise application and control.
Like Redken Color Gels, this product also provides permanent, long lasting color. It resists fading with high tenacity dyes that lock in color and conditioners that nourish hair fibers. Redkin Fusion differs from Redken Color Gels in that it provides advanced gray hair coverage. It's formulated to cover hair that has over 50% gray or has extremely resistant gray hair. Redken Fusion comes in a thick,creamy formula for easy and precise application. It offers over 100 shades that belong to specific application categories such as:
This ammonia-free product is demi-permanent dye that enhances existing color but cannot lighten it. It gently blends away gray, renews faded color and corrects brassy tones. Offered in 20 Redken EQ shades, this product is ideal for those who want subtle color changes, a darker color or refreshed color. The product contains amino acids and pomegranate oil to condition hair and add shine.
The creamy formula works well with application techniques such as color blocking and specific hair color placement. For best results refer to the Redken Shades EQ color chart to find a flattering shade. If you're purchasing a Redken product from a beauty supply store ask for a chart. Otherwise, an internet search may provide an online version of the Redken Shades EQ color list.
EQ Color Gloss products are also ammonia-free formula, provide rich color and add shimmering highlights. It's a conditioning color gloss that is thinner in consistency so is best applied with Redken applicator bottles. Use it to glaze your existing shade, intensify color, lightly refresh color, or correct color-treated hair. The Shades Gloss products tend to impart a fine, glassy texture to hair. Should you gloss or glaze? Find out the differences between hair glazing and glossing here.
Reviewers comment it's easy to apply, has a pleasant fragrance, adds lots of shine and enhances natural hair color, especially reds. They caution colors come out a bit darker than expected, so choose one about 2 tones lighter than what you're aiming for. This product offers over 50 shades as well as an unpigmented version called Crystal Clear. The clear gloss can be used alone to simply add more shine or can be mixed with another EQ Color Gloss product to decrease the shade intensity.
This spray effortlessly locks in your hairstyle all day and evening. It prevents heat damage from flat irons, blow dryers and curlers. Controls hair without sticky buildup unlike many hair sprays and leaves hair shiny. Can be used on any type of hair including bleached, permed or color-treated. For best results spray evenly and style one small section at a time.
Redken Chemistry Hair Treatments are 'shots' of concentrated ingredients. Each intense treatment is sprayed on hair and yields immediate benefits in about 5 minutes. The following formulas can be applied individually full strength or blended for a custom hair treatment.
The following Redken products generally received rave reviews from users. One exception is the Redken Smooth Lock Conditioner which replaces the popular but discontinued Redken Smooth Down Conditioner.