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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
 
3.7

(based on 72 reviews)

69%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Gentle (23)
  • Cleans thoroughly (22)
  • Improves hair health (22)
  • Easy to use (19)
  • Great smell (18)

Cons

  • Smells bad (7)
  • Not effective (5)
  • Poor texture (4)
  • Doesn't lather well (3)
  • Doesn't work (3)

Best Uses

  • Daily use (23)
  • Women (12)
  • Curly hair (7)
  • Fine hair (7)
  • Weekly use (7)
    • Hair Type:
    • Straight hair (19), Wavy hair (8), Very curly hair (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (17), Beauty conscious (14), Survivalist / minimalist (13), Budget shopper (6), Product junkie (6)
    • My Beauty Routine Takes:
    • 30 minutes (11), 1+ hour (7), 10 minutes (5)

Reviewed by 72 customers

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3.0

Used one time so far

By Amy

from Woodbridge. VA

About Me Minimalist

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Feels good
  • Gentle
  • Not heavy
  • Smells ok
  • Tingly

Cons

  • Bottle won't last long
  • Causes frizz
  • Doesn't Lather Well
  • Dries Hair Out

Best Uses

  • Twice a week

Comments about Redken Genius Wash for Medium Hair:

I went to ULTA looking for yet another hair product. My hair is thick, straight with a slight wave, shoulder length, frizzy, dry (color treated), and oily at roots. I am constantly trying new shampoos to help control the frizz and the oily roots. This product interested me because of the display and because it was a shampoo/conditioner combo. Buying more than 1 bottle gets expensive and I always run out of one before the other. I used this new product once so far and I'm not very happy. Being soap free, I expected this product to feel more like a lotion than a shampoo. It suggested 10 pumps but I used almost 16 because the product didn't spread well. I instantly smelled something that was odd but when I felt the refreshing tingling, I knew it was mint-based ingredient. Out of the shower I noticed my hair felt very clean and lightweight and I didn't have any knots, which I was expecting. After blow drying though, my frizz was noticeably worse and the color was dull. I felt as though I could see product in my hair. The next day, after sleeping on it, my hair was still very frizzy and hair looked dirty.
I will probably classify this as I do dry-shampoo...good idea, great for most people but not for me.

  • Hair Type:
  • Straight Hair
 
3.0

Overpriced

By Beth

from Port St Lucie

About Me Product Junkie

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Adds Shine
  • Cleans Thoroughly

Cons

  • Ineffective

Best Uses

  • Curly Hair
  • Thicker Hair

Comments about Redken Genius Wash for Medium Hair:

I bought this for my daughters extremely curly hair in hopes I wouldn't have to use any other after products. It seems to work the same as any other shampoo for curly hair which would be fine except for the price. I don't think it is worth the money.

  • Hair Type:
  • Very Curly Hair
 
5.0

Best product ever!!!

By Rachel

from Rancho santa margarita

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:

    I could never just run my fingers through wet hair without it getting caught on a knot but I have that problem no more!!

    • Hair Type:
    • Straight Hair
     
    2.0

    Leaves Hair Smelling Great and Soft, But--

    By Chloe

    from Virginia

    About Me Beauty Conscious

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

    • Harsh

    Best Uses

      Comments about Redken Genius Wash for Medium Hair:

      I wanted to love this shampoo, but it has alcohol as its second ingredient. I should have read the label before purchasing it. The shampoo burned my scalp like a sunburn. I'm sure this product would be great for other people; my scalp simply cannot tolerate alcohol or menthol or peppermint.

      • Hair Type:
      • Wavy Hair
       
      5.0

      Love this product!

      By Kernie

      from Las vegas

      About Me Product Junkie

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Adds Shine
      • Gentle
      • Improves Hair Health

      Cons

      • Smells Bad

      Best Uses

        Comments about Redken Genius Wash for Medium Hair:

        At first I wasn't sure- it did not lather and don't have a pleasant smell, but! After rinsing thoroughly and blow dry/styling, I loved it!!!

        • Hair Type:
        • Straight Hair
         
        5.0

        This is AWESOME!!!!

        By Ebonie

        from Dallas, Tx

        About Me Minimalist

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Curly Hair
          • Daily Use
          • Thicker Hair

          Comments about Redken Genius Wash for Medium Hair:

          This works magic for my natural curly hair. It keeps it moistured and doesn't make my hair heavy or leave a film. Product lasts a while too I put a little Moroccan oil on my hair while damp and use "Triple Sec" volumizing spray.

          • Hair Type:
          • Very Curly Hair
           
          2.0

          Horrible product. Not worth the money

          By StephR

          from Tarzana, CA

          About Me Minimalist

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Adds Shine
          • Adds Volume
          • Great Smell

          Cons

          • Greasy

          Best Uses

            Comments about Redken Genius Wash for Medium Hair:

            My stylist recommended this to me for everyday use instead of shampoo due to the fact that I wash my hair daily and my hair is colored treated. I love the way it smells in the volume that it gives my hair. My hair is naturally greasy and this did nothing but make it worse. Your hair always feels wet and greasy when using this product. Not worth the money.

            • Hair Type:
            • Straight Hair
             
            3.0

            Not To Sure

            By Shelly

            from Phoenix, AZ

            About Me Beauty Conscious

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Adds Shine
            • Gentle

            Cons

            • Smells Bad

            Best Uses

            • Daily Use
            • Thinner Hair

            Comments about Redken Genius Wash for Medium Hair:

            While it did add shine to my hair I felt that was from the oily feel left in it. It is a gentle cleanser and did make my hair feel soft the rest of the day.

            • Hair Type:
            • Straight Hair
             
            2.0

            Horrible Smell

            By Vintage Maven

            from Kansas City, KS

            About Me Minimalist

            Pros

            • Adds Shine
            • Gentle

            Cons

            • Smells Bad

            Best Uses

            • Daily Use
            • Thinner Hair

            Comments about Redken Genius Wash for Medium Hair:

            I LOVE co-washing (I have dry and color-treated hair), but this particular product had a horrendous odor. All day, I was catching whiffs of Grandpa cologne. I'm not quick to return products, but it was bad enough to be a deal-breaker for me. Luckily, I had the receipt, and the Ulta associates were wonderful about helping me exchange for the Matrix Cleansing Conditioner, which I am loving.

            • Hair Type:
            • Straight Hair
             
            5.0

            Would buy this again

            By Melissa

            from Beckley, WV

            About Me Minimalist

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Redken Genius Wash for Medium Hair:

                Great product!

                • Hair Type:
                • Straight Hair

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                • 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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