skip to main content
ULTA Beauty Logo
  • Home
  • / Hair
  • / Styling Products
  • / Smoothing
  • / Align 12 Protective Smoothing Lotion
Align 12 Protective Smoothing Lotion

Redken

Align 12 Protective Smoothing Lotion

(105) REVIEWS (13) Q&A ASK A QUESTION

5.0 oz Item 2272833

Buy 2, get 1 FREE! Add 3 items to qualify!

Find in Store-

The anti-frizz solution for creating shiny, straight hair, Align 12 strengthens hair while adding control to your blowout for sleek, natural results. This leave-in heat protectant is suitable for natural and color treated hair.

Benefits:
  • Medium control leave-in control lotion
  • Strengthens and straightens medium and wavy hair
  • Adds discipline and control for naturally straight results
  • Heat protectant
  • Anti-Frizz technology
Apply to damp hair and blow dry for sleek, natural looking straight results. Flat iron for extra smoothness, spraying Iron Shape 11 finishing thermal spray on each section for extend protection against hot tools.
Aqua / Water, Propylene Glycol, Dimethicone, Alcohol Denat., Paraffinum Liquidum / Mineral Oil, Vinyl Caprolactam/VP/Dimethylaminoethyl Methacrylate Copolymer, Petrolatum, Sodium Acrylates Copolymer, Caprylic / Capric Triglyceride, Parfum / Fragrance, Phenoxyethanol, Polyacrylamide, C13-14 Isoparaffin, Caprylyl Glycol, Sodium Benzoate, Xylose, Disodium EDTA Benzyl Salicylate, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Laureth-7, Triethanolamine, Benzyl Alcohol, Linalool, Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone, Coumarin, Hydroxyisohexyl 3-Cyclohexene Carboxaldehyde, Citric Acid.

Details+

How to Use+

Ingredients+

Reviews

Product Reviews

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

by PowerReviews
RedkenAlign 12 Protective Smoothing Lotion
 
4.3

(based on 105 reviews)

86%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (77)
  • Smells great (59)
  • Lightweight (58)
  • Controls frizz (39)
  • Non-greasy (38)

Cons

  • Doesn't work (6)
  • Sticky (4)
  • Strong odor (4)
  • Dries-out hair (3)
  • Heavy (3)

Best Uses

  • Daily use (51)
  • Thick hair (24)
  • Curly hair (21)
  • Fine hair (7)
  • Straight hair (7)
    • Hair Type:
    • Wavy hair (39), Very curly hair (11), Straight hair (10)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Beauty conscious (27), Survivalist / minimalist (24), Brand buyer (20), Budget shopper (16), Product junkie (5)
    • My Beauty Routine Takes:
    • 30 minutes (23), 10 minutes (10), 1+ hour (7)

Reviewed by 105 customers

Displaying reviews 1-10

Back to top

Previous | Next »

 
5.0

My new go-to!

By Aud

from Fort Worth Texas

About Me Minimalist

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Lightweight
  • Non-Greasy
  • Strong Hold

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Straight Hair
    • Thicker Hair

    Comments about Redken Align 12 Protective Smoothing Lotion:

    My stylist recommended this after I complained about my hair not being able to hold any style, even straight. My hair is too soft and usually bends easily, like if it gets wind blown or if I put it behind my ears. With Align, I still straighten my hair but it holds for days. Love it!

    • Hair Type:
    • Straight Hair
     
    5.0

    Great for my straight hair

    By luv2golf

    from Naples, FL

    About Me Minimalist

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Daily Use

      Comments about Redken Align 12 Protective Smoothing Lotion:

      I have a short cut but very straight hair. I apply to wet hair before blow drying and it gives my hair lots of body. Not heavy at all. Was using Pureology but didn't like the price. Ulta salesperson suggested I try this and I wouldn't use anything else now.

      • Hair Type:
      • Straight Hair
       
      5.0

      Great for styling and adding volume!

      By Berger

      from Austin, Tx.

      About Me Minimalist

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Controls Frizz
      • Easy To Use
      • Lightweight
      • Smells Great

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Daily Use
        • Thinner Hair

        Comments about Redken Align 12 Protective Smoothing Lotion:

        Styling product after shampoo or can use on dry hair, too. Adds volume.

        • Hair Type:
        • Wavy Hair
         
        5.0

        Absolutely

        By Lalba2497

        from Texas

        About Me Minimalist

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Controls Frizz
        • Easy To Use
        • Lightweight
        • Non-Greasy
        • Smells Great
        • Strong Hold

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Curly Hair
          • Thicker Hair
          • Thinner Hair

          Comments about Redken Align 12 Protective Smoothing Lotion:

          Apply a small amount and run in hands. Apply to damp hair. Dry hair in sections using a brush designed for wet hair. This product leaves your hair soft and shiny.

          • Hair Type:
          • Wavy Hair
           
          5.0

          Great product!

          By Mj

          from Philadelphia, Pa

          About Me Beauty Conscious

          Pros

          • Controls Frizz
          • Controls waves
          • Easy To Use
          • Lightweight
          • Non-Greasy
          • Smells Great
          • Strong Hold

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Wavy hair worn in straight styles

            Comments about Redken Align 12 Protective Smoothing Lotion:

            I have wavy hair but always wear straight styles. I've tried every product and this is the best out there. No one would ever know I have wavy hair.

            • Hair Type:
            • Wavy Hair
             
            5.0

            I use this product everyday

            By angie

            from Illinois

            About Me Beauty Conscious

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Controls Frizz
            • Easy To Use
            • Non-Greasy
            • Strong Hold

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Thicker Hair

              Comments about Redken Align 12 Protective Smoothing Lotion:

              Love this product

              • Hair Type:
              • Wavy Hair

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              LOVE this!!

              By smilecivi

              from NY

              About Me Beauty Conscious

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Controls Frizz
              • Easy To Use
              • Lightweight
              • Non-Greasy
              • Smells Great
              • Strong Hold

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Curly Hair

                Comments about Redken Align 12 Protective Smoothing Lotion:

                This stuff is great! It smooths out my hair and controls the frizz. Smells good too! I will continue to buy this from now on.

                • Hair Type:
                • Very Curly Hair
                 
                5.0

                Love it !!

                By Rita

                from Tri Cities, Wa

                About Me Beauty Conscious

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Controls Frizz
                • Easy To Use
                • Lightweight
                • Non-Greasy
                • Smells Great

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Daily Use
                  • Thicker Hair

                  Comments about Redken Align 12 Protective Smoothing Lotion:

                  I have used this product for a few years , if I try something new, It may be ok..but doesn't work as well on my thick short hair

                  • Hair Type:
                  • Wavy Hair
                   
                  5.0

                  Redkin Align

                  By Jen

                  from Cleveland

                  About Me Beauty Conscious

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Lightweight
                  • Smells Great

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Daily Use

                    Comments about Redken Align 12 Protective Smoothing Lotion:

                    Perfect for daily use for smooth texture and minimal control of frizz.

                    • Hair Type:
                    • Wavy Hair
                     
                    5.0

                    It works great!

                    By MsJ

                    from NSB

                    About Me Minimalist

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Controls Frizz
                    • Easy To Use
                    • Lightweight
                    • Non-Greasy
                    • Smells Great
                    • Strong Hold

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Curly Hair
                      • Daily Use
                      • Thicker Hair
                      • Travel

                      Comments about Redken Align 12 Protective Smoothing Lotion:

                      It does what I need it to do.

                      • Hair Type:
                      • Wavy Hair

                      Displaying reviews 1-10

                      Back to top

                      Previous | Next »

                      Q&A

                      Product Q&A

                      Ask a question

                      Do you have questions about this product?

                      Get answers from in-house experts.

                      13 Questions | 13 Answers
                      Displaying questions 1-10Previous | Next »
                      • Q:

                        What is the difference between this and Frizz Dismiss Rebel tame? They both sound like they do the same thing, smoothing.
                        Asked on 4/22/2018 by M from undisclosed

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          The Frizz Dismiss Rebel Tame is going to be a more concentrated product. If you have thicker hair Rebel Tame would be best, however if you are more medium to thin Align 12 would be best.

                          Answered on 5/4/2018 by Official Answer from Redken from Brand Answer
                      • Q:

                        Can you use align 12 if you had keratin treatment
                        Asked on 8/21/2017 by Keratin lover from Northbrook IL

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          We do not believe that there should be any issue with using our products; however, since our products have not been tested in conjunction with Brazilian Keratin Relaxers, we cannot provide you with usage information.

                          We suggest you contact the stylist who did the treatment and follow their advice.

                          Answered on 8/22/2017 by Brand Expert from Redken
                      • Q:

                        Is it okay to use the Align in conjunction with the Frizz Dismiss Rebel Tame Smoothing Cream, OR the Smooth Force Lotion Spray, or is the Frizz Dismiss line and the Align giving the same end result?
                        Asked on 7/24/2017 by Hair Girl from Wisconsin

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          Redken products are specially formulated for compatibility. You can mix and match and number of Redken styling products. They are designed to enhance and compliment one another for beautiful results.

                          The biggest difference between Align 12 and Frizz Dismiss products is that Align 12 offers a medium control/hold. Frizz Dismiss does not offer any hold at all.

                          We hope that this information will be helpful in choosing your products!

                          Answered on 7/24/2017 by Brand Expert from Redken
                      • Q:

                        What is the difference between Align12 and Heat Design09 ?
                        Asked on 5/30/2017 by emily from MD

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          Great question! Align 12 straightens and strengthens hair while adding control to your blowout for sleek natural results.

                          Heat Design 09 offers the same benefits, plus it incorporates Redken's new Heat Restyling Technology(HRT). With our amazing new HRT formula you are able to re-heat and re-style! Whether you want to refresh the style that you already have or create a whole new style! Go from a curly girl in the morning to a straight style in the evening.

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

                        Is Redken Align 12 a sulfate free product?
                        Asked on 5/4/2017 by Shayla

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          Redken Align 12 is sulfate free. A list of ingredients is available on the product itself and on ulta.com for your convenience.

                          Answered on 5/4/2017 by Brand Expert from Redken
                      • Q:

                        I have fine hair. I used to use the Sheer Straight 06 product followed by the Iron Silk 07. The results were fabulous. What do you recommend I replace these two discontinued items with for just as great results?
                        Asked on 2/8/2017 by Sandy from Minnesota

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          For an alternate for Sheer Straight 06 you may want to try Velvet Gelatin 07. It is a cushioning blow-dry gel that provides a smooth, frizz free finish. It is a light airy gel that adds volume, shine and texture.

                          For an alternate for Iron Silk 07 you may want to try Iron Shape 11. It protects hair from heat styling, tames frizz and adds shine.

                          Answered on 2/8/2017 by Brand Expert from Redken
                      • Q:

                        Which Redken product is similar to the Redken Straight Lissage Align 12? I can't find it anywhere . I use it for smoothing and shaping after blow drying .
                        Asked on 6/7/2016 by T&T from Evergreen Park, IL

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          Redken Align 12 is the same product, it has just been repackaged. We do recommend that you apply Align 12 before you blow dry as it provides heat protection and helps to smooth and straighten your hair. Apply to damp hair and blow dry for sleek, natural looking straight results.

                          If you are looking specifically for a product to apply dry hair, please consider Outshine 01. This hair softening styling treatment fights frizz, adds shine & smoothes for a sleek hair look.

                          Answered on 6/7/2016 by Brand Expert from Redken
                      • Q:

                        Do you have to put it on damp hair or will it work on dry hair before straightening?
                        Asked on 6/5/2016 by Too lazy to dampen my hair from Grand Rapids, MI

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          For best results, we recommend that you apply Align 12 to damp hair before you blow dry. This way Align 12 is protecting your hair from the dryer, too. When your hair is dry, you can go ahead and flat iron... the Align 12 is still in your hair, protecting from the heat and providing shine and a amooth frizz-free result.

                          None the less, you can apply to dry hair. Please be sure that the product absorbs and completely dries into your hair before flat ironing. We only recommend using a flat iron on dry hair.

                          Answered on 6/6/2016 by Brand Expert from Redken
                      • Q:

                        I have very fine wavy hair, I need a product to smooth but not straighten my hair. Velvet gelatin just makes it too soft, need more hold.
                        Asked on 12/16/2015 by nirsie from Chicago, IL

                        1 answer

                      • Q:

                        Is align 12 color safe?
                        Asked on 10/23/2015 by J from Il

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Expert

                          A:

                          Yes, in fact, all Redken products are formulated to be color-safe.

                          Answered on 10/27/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA Beauty
                      Displaying questions 1-10Previous | Next »

                      Do you have a question about this product?