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Kenra Professional

Brightening Treatment

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Brightening Treatment is formulated with intense cosmetic-grade violet pigments and conditioning ingredients. Designed for use 1-2 times a week, this high-performance treatment visibly tones natural or color-treated hair after just one use. Helps restore dull and damaged hair for a beautiful, vibrant end result.
Apply desired amount to freshly shampooed hair, focusing at the root and working down to the ends. Leave for 3-5 minutes depending on desired result. Rinse thoroughly. Use 1-2 times a week.

Precautions: Avoid eye contact. For external use only. In the event of an adverse reaction, discontinue use and contact a physician immediately. Keep out of reach of children.
Aqua/Water/Eau, Glycerin, Cetyl Alcohol, Stearyl Alcohol, Isopropyl Myristate, Incroquat Behenyl Tms, Violet 2, Benzophenone 4, Lactic Acid 88%, Botanisil Dm 85 Dimethicone, Stearamidopropyl Dimethylamine, Fragrance (Parfum), Geogard 221, Disodium Edta.

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Kenra ProfessionalBrightening Treatment
 
4.4

(based on 807 reviews)

90%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Adds shine (508)
  • Great smell (503)
  • Smooths & softens (456)
  • Gentle (385)
  • Improves hair health (286)

Cons

  • Doesn't work (70)
  • Leaves residue (42)
  • Smells bad (25)
  • Greasy (23)
  • Too light (17)

Best Uses

  • Deep conditioning (219)
  • Dry hair (215)
  • Fine hair (175)
  • Thick hair (132)
  • Curly hair (76)
    • Hair Type:
    • Straight hair (333), Wavy hair (330), Very curly hair (40)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Product junkie (336), Beauty conscious (298), Survivalist / minimalist (98), Professional stylist (33)

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5.0

Great product!

By Dila

from Tucson

Comments about Kenra Professional Brightening Treatment:

I can't exactly explain what this product did but my hair did look a lot brighter. I have dark brunette hair with blond balayage and I was scared that if I used this brightening treatment it was going to make my blonde too cool but it didn't. It's the perfect renewal for any blonde tone. This product is really thick so it's not that easy to spread, I think I used more than half the bottle to cover all my blonde.

 
5.0

Great product

By Gran gran

from Marion NC

About Me Minimalist

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Adds Shine
  • Detangles
  • Gentle
  • Great Smell
  • Improves Hair Health
  • Improves Texture
  • Smooths & Softens

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Curly Hair
    • Dry Hair
    • Thick Hair

    Comments about Kenra Professional Brightening Treatment:

    Great product for my thick wavy highlighted hair. Keeps my highlights looking great. I use this instead of conditioner.

    • Hair Type:
    • Wavy Hair
     
    5.0

    I love this product and the color after I use it!

    By Jazzy

    from Chesapeake va

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Kenra Professional Brightening Treatment:

    If you want brassless hair use this product

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Must have for blonde balayage hair

    By Anita

    from Savannah Georgia

    Comments about Kenra Professional Brightening Treatment:

    This stuff is amazing! I have never used a purple treatment this good! Not only does it brighten but it doesn't dry your hair out. Even my hairdresser is impressed when I go in for trims at how well my blonde is looking! It's pricy but you only use it once a week so it lasts a long time.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Excellent toner, too pricey

    By Aya

    from San jose

    Comments about Kenra Professional Brightening Treatment:

    This is an effective, very pigmented toner. I have bleached and toned platinum hair (and curly) and this toner and conditions well, unlike many purple conditioners/masks I've tried. I like to mix it with some of my regular deep conditioner to make it last, and for extra moisture. I tend to leave it on for a while, an hour or two, and it leaves my blonde so icy and cool toned (even violet-gray in some spots). Others might want to leave on for less time! Worth a try but it is a bit pricey for the size. I use a decent amount on my long curly hair 1x a week and it lasts maybe 2.5 months. I suggest waiting for a buy 1 get 1 50% off sale or a 20% off coupon :)

     
    1.0

    Didn't work at all and left a residue

    By LC

    from Alaska

    About Me Beauty Conscious

    Pros

    • Great Smell

    Cons

    • Ineffective
    • Leaves Residue

    Best Uses

      Comments about Kenra Professional Brightening Treatment:

      This seems to be more of a blue toner than a violet one. I have yellow / brassy highlights in naturally dark blonde hair and it didn't do anything at all. My hair is just as yellow, but also has a sticky / greasy feel. I've tried it twice and left it on for 15 minutes the second time (5 the first) and I still couldn't see any kind of differences. When I was platinum all over I used Blue Malva from Aveda and that worked wonderfully. I was hoping for similar results from this Kenra product but was very disappointed.

      • Hair Type:
      • Wavy Hair
       
      5.0

      The Blonde Hair Savior!

      By Pay

      from Dallas, TX

      About Me Beauty Conscious

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Adds Shine
      • Improves Hair Health
      • Tones Brass

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Blonde or Color Treated Hair

        Comments about Kenra Professional Brightening Treatment:

        This is the best purple shampoo/treatment I have ever used for my blonde hair. I have been platinum for years and I struggled to find a treatment that took all of the brass out. This product was so effective. However, I do recommend watching the amount of time you let it stay on the hair because if you leave it too long it will be extremely cool toned

        • Hair Type:
        • Wavy Hair
         
        5.0

        Love it

        By Trisha

        from Branson

        About Me Product Junkie

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Smooths & Softens

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Kenra Professional Brightening Treatment:

            I love this stuff. I use this with Paul Mitchell Platinum Blonde and I got rid of all the brass

             
            1.0

            I won't buy this product again

            By Alvie

            from Oldsmar, FL

            About Me Minimalist

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

              Cons

              • Ineffective

              Best Uses

                Comments about Kenra Professional Brightening Treatment:

                I've used the product twice this week and don't really see a difference.

                • Hair Type:
                • Wavy Hair
                 
                5.0

                Loved this!

                By Holly

                from Michigan

                About Me Product Junkie

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Adds Shine
                • Great Smell
                • Improves Hair Health
                • Smooths & Softens

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Deep Conditioning

                  Comments about Kenra Professional Brightening Treatment:

                  Loved how soft it made my hair feel and it definitely lightened it a bit in just one use!

                  • Hair Type:
                  • Wavy Hair

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                  • Q:

                    I have colored brunette hair (to cover roots and grays,not all over) with blonde highlights that often turn yellow and brassy. I'm thinking this will help my blonde highlights become ashy again but will it remove the brunette color i have to cover the roots and nasty grays?
                    Asked on 1/4/2018 by Sj from Cumming Ga

                    1 answer

                    • Staff Expert

                      A:

                      Sorry for the delay answering your question. Please contact us at gethelp@ulta.com. Thanks!

                      Answered on 2/5/2018 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
                  • Q:

                    I have natural blonde hair with some natural silver white streaks ( no dye). Is this a good product to brighten the blonde and grey?
                    Asked on 12/29/2017 by Posh from Jupiter, fl

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      Yes this treatment is made to brighten blonde and grey hair so it will work great for your hair.

                      Answered on 12/30/2017 by Brand Expert from Kenra
                  • Q:

                    I have khaki ash dark brown dyed hair, will this help me have a stronger ash color? Thank you!
                    Asked on 11/18/2017 by Koko from San Francisco

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      No this product made for blonde hair.

                      Answered on 11/26/2017 by Brand Expert from Kenra
                  • Q:

                    I have a grey ombre over blonde that has faded and turned closer to ash blonde only a few weeks after coloring. Will this tone down the brass enough to bring the grey color forward again?
                    Asked on 11/16/2017 by Emily from undisclosed

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      This will help minimize the brass tones but it will not make your hair grey.

                      Answered on 11/26/2017 by Brand Expert from Kenra
                  • Q:

                    I have natural dark auburn hair that has no color in it at the moment. I received this as a sample and I want to try it, but I have no blonde in my hair. Will this honestly do anything for me? Or shall I give it to a blonde friend?
                    Asked on 10/30/2017 by Natasha from Coarsegold, Ca

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      You can still use it as a masque to moisturize your hair but it will not tone it. The brightening toning effect only works on blonde hair.

                      Answered on 11/8/2017 by Brand Expert from Kenra
                  • Q:

                    Do you need to follow up with conditioner or does this replace it?
                    Asked on 9/16/2017 by Meg from undisclosed

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      You do not need to follow up with conditioner. This would be your conditioner.

                      Answered on 10/5/2017 by Brand Expert from Kenra
                  • Q:

                    I have red hair (with a little gray) with lots of added in blonde highlights. What will this do to my colors?
                    Asked on 7/24/2017 by Fighting 60 from Joplin, MO

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      The brightening treatment is used for toning out the yellow in blonde hair, so if your highlights have yellow in them that you want to get rid of this will help that.

                      Answered on 7/26/2017 by Brand Expert from Kenra
                  • Q:

                    My niece left the treatment in for over an hour (!) and now she has blue hair. What can she do to wash it out?
                    Asked on 6/22/2017 by Zia from undisclosed

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      This treatment is only supposed to be left on for a maximum of 5 minutes. It will wash out after a few washes.

                      Answered on 7/12/2017 by Brand Expert from Kenra
                  • Q:

                    Is this product recommended for dark hair or will it turn my hair purple?
                    Asked on 6/18/2017 by Teresa from St. Cloud, mn

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      This is for blondes and is made to get the brassy tones out of the hair. It will not turn your hair purple but it will make it look more ashy because it tones the yellow out of the hair.

                      Answered on 6/19/2017 by Brand Expert from Kenra
                  • Q:

                    sulfate free?
                    Asked on 5/23/2017 by Gisela from Virginia

                    1 answer

                    • Staff Expert

                      A:

                      Yes! :-)

                      Answered on 6/1/2017 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
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