Monday, November 5, 2012

Redken Loose Ends Liquid Pomade

I've written before about my lack of styling product use so, once again, I've found myself in a strange spot. The thing is, I really like this stuff. Unlike a normal pomade, which is meant to last for a while, this stuff washes out after one shower. It never exactly dries either, but that's not really a bad thing in this case. It stays just wet enough to make your hair look natural while maintaining a decent amount of control throughout its use. And unlike typical styling gels, Loose Ends' liquidity means that a small amount will cover your whole head. It smells pretty good too. The scent reminds me of a good aftershave. I really like the way this stuff makes my hair look. I think I've found my go to.

Redken Clean Brew

This shampoo smells fantastic. That's really all there is to say about it. It's got a lot of little gimmicks written all over it's cleverly designed beer bottle shape. It claims to contain "anti-grit technology", a phrase that means nothing to me since I don't find my hair full of grit on a regular basis. It also contains brewer's yeast and malt, two things that, as far as I know, have no real cleansing properties whatsoever. Basically, this is a hair care company attempting to capitalize on the craft brew craze. Luckily for them, it doesn't make you smell like you've been on a bender. It's got a fairly strong, musky scent but it's by no means overpowering. If you're a sandy-haired surfer who likes indie brews, or just someone who wants hair smelling good and strongly enough that they don't need cologne, Redken Clean Brew is the shampoo for you.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Redken Roundup

Grip Tight Holding Gel

I figured I'd start this post with a type product I have almost no familiarity with. I typically keep my hair pretty short so gel is something I almost never have a use for. So, it was near serendipitous that I was asked to test Redken for Men's Grip Tight Holding Gel and found myself needing it almost a week later.

I was asked to attend a formal function last-minute and found myself without the time to get a much needed haircut. In an effort to tame my shaggy locks, I turned to the gel. The scent is the typical fresh, clean smell that you get from a lot of men's products and by no means should you take that as a negative. The gel is surprisingly thin, and not overly sticky--something I always assumed about gels. It gave my hair light, healthy looking sheen while allowing me to comb it into something respectable-looking and never hardened up (another general assumption of mine.) I'm happy to say it held up for the duration of the event. Basically, if you're a regular gel user, I think this is definitely a worthwhile product to have on your shelf.

Two more after the jump...