Rated 4.43 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review PEOPLE....READ the bottle!!
The number of people who don't read kills me!!
This is a TONING & COLOR DEPOSITING shampoo/conditioner. Says it RIGHT ON THE BOTTLES !! If you're blonde and don't want a toning shampoo, DO NOT use this! Pretty simple.
That said....I am brunette with cool ash blonde highlights using Redken Shades EQ 9V/T. My highlights have a purple tint. This keeps my color the gorgeous smoky cool blonde that's my formula. This replaced Blonde Idol toning conditioner & works better & isn't anywhere near as expensive.
Keeps hair soft & manageable. Leave it in to long & your hair will stain purple. It washes out, but if you don't want purple hair then pay attention to what you're doing.
Works on natural blondes, but again, it deposits color so beware.
Most Helpful Critical Review Smelt amazing, unfortunately color results were a flop
**I used this in conjunction with the shampoo so some of my review is going to read the same**
I haven't used any purple hair care products on my blonde hair since I was a platinum blonde (I since have transitioned to a more natural bright blonde) so was excited to give this a try.
Just like the shampoo it smelt WONDERFUL. It recommended to use gloves but I had already applied the shampoo without and had no problems and this was the same, no stains on my hands.
It recommends you leave it on for 3-5 minutes. I always do the minimum time with conditioners as I find despite having color treated hair, my hair is thin so so come conditioners can be too heavy.
After I rinsed it off my hair felt heavier and coated. Not in an unpleasant way, just like it had strengthened my hair more. I rinsed for a while just to make sure I had gotten all of the product out. If you have fine hair only use a very small amount and leave it on for the minimum time or this will weigh your hair down.
Unfortunately as I started drying my hair I noticed it looked dull/grey and lacked it's usual shine. I dried it off and tried looking in different lights but alas, the color looked sad. Thankfully this wasn't permanent and with a few washes with my regular shampoo I was able to get my hair almost back to normal.
I think if you are a platinum icy blonde this would work great, or if you are not a regular visitor to the salon. I color (highlight and tone) my hair at the salon every 6-7 weeks and went very recently. Perhaps due to my hair being colored recently the product over toned my hair, or perhaps purple haircare just doesn't agree with my tone of blonde.
As the results aren't permanent I am going to give it another go just before my next salon visit and to see how it turns out. Overall if you know purple products work for you then check it out.
*DISCLAIMER* I received this product for free for testing purposes
Reviewed by 481 customers Not sure I have noticed any difference, would not repurchase
Erica from New Jersey
I purchased this product by recommendation of my hair stylist after having my hair highlighted. I have find/medium long curly hair. I was told to begin using this about 3-4 weeks after having hair highlighted, which I did. I do not notice any brassiness removed after using this product, I use it about once a week (I wash my hair once every 4-5 days). I use a sulfate-free shampoo first. I leave it on for the recommended amount of time. For the price of this product, I wish it worked better. I cannot say that I would purchase this again. After using it, my hair just feels dry, like I didn't use any conditioner at all. Being that I have curly, color-treated hair, I need something that truly moisturizes and hydrates my hair, and this isn't it.
julkat from East Bay
I love the way the shampoo and conditioner in this line works. The shampoo lathers so well and the conditioner has a nice clean scent that's not too fragrant.
Hyped Up but better than most
Lee Lé from Indiana
Better than the shampoo.
I would buy this product again
Joanne from RI
KK from VA
My blonde highlights started fading about a month after getting them so I decided to try this conditioner. I had another brand of purple conditioner and it had the consistency of shampoo. It just didn't condition my hair the way I need. But this purple conditioner!!! First the smell is absolutely wonderful! After 1 wash I saw a difference! It's been about 2 weeks now and everyone is complementing me about how wonderful my hair looks! I will be buying this product again but next time the big bottle!!
Serves it's purpose
Eva from San Diego
Works great in conjunction with the shampoo in the same line. Makes my hair look and feel healthy. Highly recommended.
MY DAMAGED HAIR IS SO SOFT!
PsychoKitty from New York
I reviewed the shampoo but forgot to mention that you really can't use one of these without the other. I consider my hair super healthy - I've even had hairdressers refuse service because they don't want to damage my healthy hair (topic for another day) - so when I got it bleached, I was actually surprised that my hair was so incredibly dead and frail. I also got really nervous that my platinum look wouldn't hold as I could already see some brass pigment settling within 3 days. THIS CONDITIONER HAS BEEN A LIFESAVER. After the shampoo treatment, my hair still felt dry under the running water, but after the conditioner - BAM! Silky, smooth hair. It does take a healthy balance of washing, conditioning, or letting your hair rest a couple of days to get some of your natural oils back. I'm on week 3 of my new hair and product use and I've noticed considerable change in my hair's appearance. It has its glow back and less dull look. The lighter purple does a good job of not undoing your shampoo treatment. I highly recommend this product when used with the shampoo. And use gloves!!
Doesn't do anything
SouthernNYer from Charlotte, NC
I'm glad I bought the smaller size because after several uses, the shampoo and conditioner haven't made any difference to my hair color...and I followed the directions to a T. My mom even said she thought my hair looked darker, the opposite of what I expected. I won't be purchasing again.
Katlyn from St. Louis
I have brown hair and recently got some additional baby lights along with my blonde balayage. I was told to use purple shampoo/conditioner. I use Redken for both and I LOVE it! This conditioner left my hair feeling like I just left the salon—so smooth and smelled SO good! I have noticed a brighter result and even my friends commented on it! LOVE!
Mae from New Braunfels, Texas
Makes my hair so soft and helps preserve my blonde 👱♀️
BVS from Virginia
This does nothing for my hair. The shampoo dried out my hair so bad and the conditioner does nothing to combat that. Doesn't even feel softer after rinsing it out in the shower. It does have a violet color but smells as bad as the shampoo.
My go to shampoo
Alli from NJ
Keeps my highlights blonde and my hair is soft and manageable!
Really good product
Huntgal from USMS
I use it everyday or every other day.
Seawife24 from New Bedford
I've been using this REDKEN line for sometime now.since I've been seeing my salon professional at Ultra. It's been the best choice for my hair in a lonnngggg time!! Love REDKEN!!!❤️❤️❤️❤️
Product is great....delivery was disappointing
Lisa from Wisconsin
This conditioner works great on colored hair.
I have always loved Redkin products !
Lizard from TEXAS
I have always loved Redkin products and have used them since I was 20 years old. Now that I am 73 I have been using purple shampoo and conditioner for my white hair. I am so glad to find this Redkin product!
Foxxy from TX
This conditioner made my hair feel soft and it smells great.
Continue to buy
Cher from Lake Villa, Il
Jordan from Cookeville, TN
I have used many purple conditioners before and they have all had a deep purple tint to them. This one has a soft purple tint and I feel like it does not deposit any hues to my hair. It does not make my platinum hair less brassy. I personally won't purchase again, the Amika purple conditioner is much better.
Better Than Competitors
Kchezzy from Columbia, MO
I used to use a competitor brand purple shampoo and conditioner, but I couldn't stand the scent. This has a much more pleasant scent and does an amazing job. I actually alternate between this and the Redken biotin line each time I shower. I keep this in my hair for about 3-4 minutes before rinsing and it really brings out the icy blonde tones in my balayage.
Not for fine hair
Catwalk from Houston, Tx
I have fine hair. Shampoo is very heavy on my hair and leaves it feeling and looking greasy. I would not buy it again.
Definitely in love!
ViviB from NY
I have naturally thin curly hair. I'm currently rebuilding the strength of my curls due to the bleach but wanted something that could also keep the cool gray in my hair. After one use, my hair is noticeable softer, my curls are bouncy and tighter and it retouch the gray color in my hair. Prior to wash, I had some strands that were ash blonde and gray (fading away) but once my hair air-dried, I could see the blonde toned down even more where it blended so effortlessly with my cool gray color. Literally feels like I went back to the salon! Totally in love!
April from Corpus christi Tx
Smells good leaves my hair soft. Saw results after one use. Will continue to buy.
Chrissy from CT
I really like how this product makes my hair feel and look (combined with the matching shampoo) BUT the smell is strong! Reminds me of really strong men's cologne. It gave me a headache the first time I used it. If you have any adversions to smell, I would not buy this.
Catelyn A. from Missouri
I saw such a huge difference after one use!! I definitely recommend it!