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Redken Genius Wash for Medium Hair

Redken

Genius Wash for Medium Hair

33.8 oz

Item #: 2298734

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Give your shampoo a day off with Redken's Genius Wash for Medium Hair.

Benefits:
  • Low lather, gentle formula that cleanses and nourishes in one step
  • Gentle cleansing plus extra conditioning
  • Protects hair color
  • Increases manageability, especially if you work out
  • Color your hair or battle frizz

Genius Wash for medium hair leaves hair smooth, soft, and shiny. Alternate with your favorite Redken shampoo for optimal results. Paraben-free, no harsh salts or chemicals.
Apply 10-14 pumps depending on hair length and thickness and distribute evenly through damp hair and gently massage. Leave on 2-5 minutes for best results and rinse thoroughly.
Aqua / Water, Cetearyl Alcohol, Sodium Cocoamphopropionate, Hydroxypropyl Starch Phosphate, Behentrimonium Chloride, Parfum / Fragrance, Coco-Betaine, Caprylyl Glycol, Isopropyl Alcohol, Glycerin, Menthol, Sodium Chloride, Prunus Armeniaca Kernel Oil / Apricot Kernel Oil, Hydrolyzed Soy Protein, Tocopherol, Hydroxypropyltrimonium Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, Phenoxyethanol.

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RedkenGenius Wash for Medium Hair
 
3.6

(based on 83 reviews)

68%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Gentle (30)
  • Cleans thoroughly (29)
  • Improves hair health (27)
  • Great smell (23)
  • Adds shine (22)

Cons

  • Smells bad (11)
  • Not effective (5)
  • Doesn't lather well (4)
  • Doesn't work (4)
  • Greasy (4)

Best Uses

  • Daily use (30)
  • Women (12)
  • Curly hair (9)
  • Fine hair (9)
  • Thick hair (7)
    • Hair Type:
    • Straight hair (26), Wavy hair (12), Very curly hair (5)
    • My Beauty Routine Takes:
    • 30 minutes (11), 1+ hour (7), 10 minutes (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Beauty conscious (18), Brand buyer (17), Survivalist / minimalist (17), Product junkie (8), Budget shopper (6)

Reviewed by 83 customers

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2.0

NOT a co wash

By HonestlyNina

from Arizona

About Me Product Junkie

Pros

  • Great Smell

Cons

  • Bad fo Curls
  • Ineffective
  • Lathers

Best Uses

  • Daily Use

Comments about Redken Genius Wash for Medium Hair:

This was recommended to me as a lighter co wash than my usual Devs Curl. This is absolutely NOT a co wash. This is a 2 in 1 shampoo and conditioner. It even has a slight lather. NOT good for wavy/curly hair. The only benefit is that it smells nice, a combo of fresh scents and herbs lime rosemary and verbena. This is not a flowery smelling product (yay!). If you want to smell like a bouquet of flowers, stick to herbal essences.

  • Hair Type:
  • Wavy Hair
 
5.0

I would buy this again and again and again.

By Doug

from State College PA

About Me Minimalist

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Adds Shine
  • Adds Volume
  • Cleans Thoroughly
  • Gentle
  • Improves Hair Health

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Curly Hair
    • Daily Use
    • Oily Hair
    • Thicker Hair
    • Thinner Hair

    Comments about Redken Genius Wash for Medium Hair:

    It makes your hair really healthy soft .

    • Hair Type:
    • Straight Hair
     
    4.0

    Would buy it again

    By deanna24

    from Hawthorne,NJ

    About Me Beauty Conscious

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Adds Shine
    • Adds Volume
    • Cleans Thoroughly
    • Gentle
    • Great Smell
    • Improves Hair Health
    • Lathers Well

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Curly Hair
      • Daily Use
      • Thicker Hair

      Comments about Redken Genius Wash for Medium Hair:

      Love it thank you Mia

      • Hair Type:
      • Straight Hair
       
      2.0

      I did not like the smell and returned the product.

      By Ginna

      from Sunrise

      About Me Beauty Conscious

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Gentle

      Cons

      • Smells Bad

      Best Uses

      • Daily Use

      Comments about Redken Genius Wash for Medium Hair:

      I returned the product. For the cost and considering you have to use so much product to feel it's effectiveness it was not worth it.

      • Hair Type:
      • Wavy Hair
       
      1.0

      Too heavy and overpowering smell

      By Jackie

      from Cedar Rapids, IA

      About Me Minimalist

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

        • Greasy
        • Smells Bad

        Best Uses

          Comments about Redken Genius Wash for Medium Hair:

          It felt heavy and greasy on my hair. My husband hated the smell. Was overpowering. I exchanged the bottle for something else.

          • Hair Type:
          • Straight Hair
           
          4.0

          I'm sold

          By KAD

          from Raleigh,NC

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Adds Volume
          • Cleans Thoroughly
          • Improves Hair Health

          Cons

          • Doesn't Lather Well

          Best Uses

          • Daily Use

          Comments about Redken Genius Wash for Medium Hair:

          The stylist at Ulta convinced me to try this product. After using up the small bottle I purchased a large size. My hair feels and looks healthier. I do shampoo with regular shampoo about once a week, sometime I feel it needs it.

          • Hair Type:
          • Wavy Hair
           
          3.0

          Cleansing conditioner for me. No more shampoo.

          By Resa

          from Canton, New York

          About Me Product Junkie

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Adds Shine
          • Cleans Thoroughly
          • Gentle
          • Lathers Well

          Cons

          • Smells Bad

          Best Uses

          • Thinner Hair

          Comments about Redken Genius Wash for Medium Hair:

          This product would have received 5 out of 5 stars if not for the smell. It smells like men's body wash. Thankfully, the smell washes away.

          • Hair Type:
          • Straight Hair
           
          5.0

          Love it!

          By JoJo

          from Grand Rapids, MI

          About Me Minimalist

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Adds Shine
          • Adds Volume
          • Cleans Thoroughly
          • Gentle
          • Great Smell
          • Improves Hair Health

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Daily Use
            • Thicker Hair

            Comments about Redken Genius Wash for Medium Hair:

            I use it nearly everyday and it hasn't gotten greasy on me ever!

            • Hair Type:
            • Straight Hair
             
            4.0

            Love the way it makes my hair feel!

            By OR Nurse

            from Portland OR

            About Me Beauty Conscious

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Adds Shine
            • Cleans Thoroughly
            • Gentle
            • Great Smell
            • Improves Hair Health

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Daily Use

              Comments about Redken Genius Wash for Medium Hair:

              Love that I can use daily and won't strip my color. Hair feels amazing!

              • Hair Type:
              • Straight Hair

              (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              1.0

              Harsh water conditioner

              By Maggie

              from Ny

              About Me Minimalist

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

                Cons

                • Smells Bad

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Redken Genius Wash for Medium Hair:

                  I never tried it. The scent is overwhelming, very Manly.

                  • Hair Type:
                  • Straight Hair

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                  6 Questions | 6 Answers
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                  • Q:

                    I have semi-permanent blue color in my hair and want something that won't fade it faster than it should. I wash my hair every 4 days and want to replace washing my hair with this product. Is this recommended for my situation?
                    Asked on 5/29/2017 by Emily P from Los Angeles, CA

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      Semi-permanent colors will fade every time you wet or wash your hair. However, Genius Wash is a very gentle shampoo and it is one step shampoo and conditioning, so it alleviates the need to rinse a second time. We believe it is a great choice for use on your hair.

                      Answered on 6/1/2017 by Brand Expert from Redken
                  • Q:

                    My hair is curly and of normal thickness, but can be frizzy especially on humid days. To add to this, I've had some thinning on top, but has started to come back. Which of these Genius products should I use?
                    Asked on 5/23/2017 by Eileen from Hedgesville, WV

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      Redken Genius Wash for Medium Hair is ideal for your hair type. It helps to battle frizz and provides gentle cleansing plus extra conditioning.

                      Answered on 5/24/2017 by Brand Expert from Redken
                  • Q:

                    Is it good to use on fine hair?
                    Asked on 3/11/2017 by Cin from Denham Springs LA

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      Genius Wash for Medium Hair is best suited for normal hair. It may too conditioning or heavy for fine textures of hair.

                      Answered on 3/13/2017 by Brand Expert from Redken
                  • Q:

                    I bought this & my hair was greasy at the scalp. When you apply it to your hair do you apply to ends only & avoid on scalp or root area?
                    Asked on 1/3/2017 by Lo

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      Redken Genius Wash for Medium Hair is a nourishing and conditioning product. Leave it on for 2-5 minutes, the longer it is on, the deeper it cleans, Leave it on the the full 5 minutes to clean away more of the oils. If Genius Wash offers more moisture than your roots area needs, you can continue to use it on the lengths and ends, avoid the root area all together. Remember, for optimal results, alternate with your favorite Redken shampoo.

                      Answered on 1/4/2017 by Brand Expert from Redken
                  • Q:

                    Is this okay for colored hair?
                    Asked on 10/22/2016 by azaria

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      Yes, Redken Genius Wash and all Redken haircare products are safe for use on color treated hair.

                      Answered on 10/24/2016 by Brand Expert from Redken
                  • Q:

                    Do you have to rinse and repeat, or is one application enough?
                    Asked on 9/10/2016 by Beauty from Brick, NJ

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      Redken Genius Wash cleanses, conditions and moisturizes in one application- No need to rinse and repeat. Apply 10 pumps, depending on hair length and thickness. Distribute Genius Wash evenly through damp hair and gently massage. Leave on 2-5 minutes for best results, then rinse thoroughly.

                      Answered on 9/12/2016 by Brand Expert from Redken
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