Here is the Redken All Soft Shampoo review. I’ve also listed out and explained it’s ingredients.
Are you someone with dry and brittle hair like me? If you are, then you for sure know that the struggle of dealing with these hair problems is super tough!
I have to always keep finding new products that can keep my hair moisturized and that is simply a hassle because not many products actually work as they promise.
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This time round, I tried out the Redken All Soft Shampoo that promises moisturization and protection of hair against dryness and brittleness. It helps the hair regain its lost moisture and makes the hair feel soft and smooth.
Well, what kind of attracted me to buy this particular shampoo is that Redken states that it is an “award winning” product. So I thought that there had to be some truth in its promises, right?
So I gave it a try and here is my review for you guys!
Redken All Soft Shampoo Ingredients + Review
Aqua/Water, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Dimethicone, Disodium Cocoamphodiacetate, Glycol Distearate, Hexylene Glycol, Sodium Chloride, Cocamide MIPA, Parfum/Fragrance, Sodium PCA, Salicylic Acid, Benzoic Acid, Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, Carbomer, Citric Acid, Propylene Glycol, Sodium Citrate, Disodium EDTA, Sodium Cocoyl Amino Acids, Potassium Dimethicone PEG-7 Panthenyl Phosphate, Sodium Sarcosinate, Benzyl Alcohol, Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil, Arginine, Hydrolyzed Soy Protein, Coumarin, Linalool, Limonene, Fumaric Acid, Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein Pg-Propyl Silanetriol, Ci 15510/Orange 4, Phenoxyethanol, Ci 17200/Red 33, Tetrasodium EDTA, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Hydroxide (D184464/1)
|Ingredient Name||What It Does|
|Sodium Laureth Sulfate||Surfactant/cleansing, Emulsifying|
|Glycol Distearate||Emollient, Emulsifying, Viscosity Controlling|
|Hexylene Glycol||Solvent, Emulsifying, Perfuming, Surfactant/cleansing|
|Sodium Chloride||Viscosity Controlling|
|Cocamide MIPA||Surfactant/cleansing, Viscosity Controlling, Emulsifying|
|Sodium PCA||Skin-Identical Ingredient, Moisturizer/humectant|
|Salicylic Acid||Exfoliant, Anti-Acne, Soothing, Preservative|
|Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride||Viscosity Controlling|
|Propylene Glycol||Moisturizer/humectant, Solvent, Viscosity Controlling|
|Sodium Citrate||Chelating, Buffering|
|Sodium Cocoyl Amino Acids||Surfactant/cleansing, Surfactant/cleansing|
|Potassium Dimethicone PEG-7 Panthenyl Phosphate|
|Sodium Sarcosinate||Viscosity Controlling|
|Benzyl Alcohol||Preservative, Perfuming, Solvent, Viscosity Controlling|
|Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil||Antioxidant, Emollient|
|Hydrolyzed Soy Protein||Moisturizer/humectant|
|Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein Pg-Propyl Silanetriol|
|Ci 15510/Orange 4||Colorant|
|Ci 17200/Red 33||Colorant|
|Sodium Hydroxide (D184464/1)||Buffering|
Water in most hair care products (and other cosmetics) is the chief component of the formula as it’s the solvent which dissolves all the other ingredients.
The water used in hair care products is sterile and deionized. This means there are no minerals in this water as they can interfere with the other ingredients.
Water-based hair products, especially conditioners are lighter, spread easily and help hydrate your hair if there are humectants (like glycerin, etc.) present in the formula.
Sodium Laureth Sulfate
As far as surfactants go, Sodium Laureth Sulfate (SLES) is slightly milder and less irritating than Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS).
Okay so think of this way, SLS is the worst offending surfactant which can lead to redness, dryness, irritation, etc. on skin. SLES isn’t as bad but it can trigger irritation if you have sensitive scalps, Ammonium lauryl sulfate is generally safer and mild.
While most coconut-derived surfactants like cocamide MEA, etc. are known to be safe on sensitive skin as well.
However, SLES is fantastic for cleaning your scalp of debris, dirt, excess oil and product buildup, but it can strip hair dye so it shouldn’t be used on color-treated hair.
Also, a strong surfactant can clarify your scalp, clearing the way for hair fall medication like serums, etc. to reach your follicles and help them get adequate nutrition.
Dimethicone is a form of silicone used in shampoos and other hair care products as an anti-foaming and hair smoothening agent.
It coats your strands and reduces frizz by controlling static. This ingredient also helps add a sleek look to hair.
Dimethicone is safe and non-toxic to use on scalp and hair. However, it is known to cause buildup and even in some cases clog pores and hair follicles.
Disodium Cocoamphodiacetate is a mild surfactant that is non-toxic and non-irritating compared to sulfates. It acts as a thickening agent and helps shampoos lather easily.
It is derived from coconut so it also helps condition your strands.
This ingredient is a combination of isopropanolamides found in coconut oil. It has multiple functions but mainly it acts as a mild, non-irritating cleansing agent. Cocamide MIPA also thickens the shampoo, helps add lather and acts as an emulsifying agent as well.
Argan oil is extracted from the kernels of the argan fruit and is one of the most expensive oils in the world. It is rich in several vitamins including E, B5 and A and also contains omega-3 fatty acids that are a powerful group of antioxidants.
It is also lightweight and gets absorbed by the hair cuticle very easily, making it excellent for all hair types and for low porosity hair.
These ingredients can help nourish hair, reduce frizz and control breakage by smoothing out hair cuticles. It also helps in the development of hair collagen and keratin protein.
As it contains antioxidants it also makes a fantastic anti-inflammatory agent.
My Review of the Redken All Soft Shampoo
I cannot keep this waiting till the end, so I’m going to say it now – I love this shampoo! Yes, you heard me right. From its cleansing effects to its moisturization to hair repair, this shampoo has it all!
Let me start off with the ingredients of this shampoo that I really liked – it contains two main ingredients, that is protein (that boosts hair health) and argan oil (that keeps the hair moisturized). When combined I really think these ingredients worked wonders on my hair.
Within just a couple of weeks, I felt that my hair texture had improved and had become softer and smoother, while my hair breakage had actually reduced! Well, this means that my hair was no longer brittle. So, I’d definitely say that this shampoo has very powerful hair repair and hair moisturizing properties.
As a cleanser, it is gentle on the hair and scalp and can be used safely on colored hair (this was something I was super apprehensive about, to be honest).
The only thing I didn’t like was that this shampoo contains sodium laureth sulfate (SLES), but nevertheless it didn’t feel harsh on my scalp and hair.
I have been using this shampoo for over two months now, but I can for sure say that I began noticing the good results within the second week of usage.
For the shampoo and conditioner set, I paid $33.60 for 300 ml (10.1 Fl.oz.) bottles. Well, I thought that it was extremely pricey and definitely overpriced as compared to other such shampoos. But I guess all good things come at a price, right?
Overall, super good and very effective product and I can definitely recommend it to anyone who has dry and brittle hair issues.
Pros and Cons of the Redken Shampoo
· Works very well as a shampoo for cleansing.
· Has super powerful hair moisturizing ingredients.
· Helps boost hair health and promotes great hair repair.
· The results of using this shampoo can be noticed within just two weeks of usage.
· Delivers all its promised results.
· Can be used on colored hair, safely.
· Reduces hair dryness to a large extent, thus curbing the issue of hair brittleness as well.
· Contains sodium laureth sulfate (SLES), but fortunately it doesn’t cause any visible damage to the hair.
· This shampoo and conditioner set is very overpriced.
Should I Use The Shampoo with the Redken All Soft Conditioner
Using this shampoo is super simple. It’s a cleansing shampoo and I use it just the way I used my previous cleansing shampoo.
You need to make sure that your hair is wet properly before you apply this shampoo in order to get a good lather to massage it in. Here’s a tip – use lukewarm water so that the cuticles on your hair strands open up and makes the absorption easier.
Once your hair is wet, take a little shampoo in your palms and apply it evenly all over your scalp and hair. Then, using your fingertips, gently massage it in well and let it sit for 2 to 3 minutes for the best effects of this shampoo.
Then, wash it off properly (again with lukewarm water, preparing your hair for the conditioner) and apply a sufficient amount of the Redken All Soft Conditioner (or any other conditioner of your choice) all over your hair from the roots to the tip. Avoid applying any conditioner on your scalp (or else it will become greasy).
Lastly, rinse off the conditioner properly so that no residue remains. Using cool or cold water to rinse off the conditioner will help trap in the moisture.
My Feature-wise Rating of the Redken All Soft Shampoo
|Hair cleansing ability||4.4/5|
|Gentleness on the scalp and hair||4.2/5|
|Effectiveness of the product||4.6/5|
The final takeaway
Apart from the fact that the Redken All Soft Shampoo is super pricey, I do not think it has anything else that I can really complain about. Yes, it does contain sulfates, which I do not like much either, but it didn’t really affect my hair too much, as its benefits overpowered that ingredient.
So overall, I will have to say that this shampoo is excellent and definitely delivers its promised results.
Hence, if I am asked whether I will recommend this product to others with dry and brittle hair problems, I am going to say – yes, just go for it and don’t think twice!