Rated 4.19 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review It worked!!!
Cannot believe how well this product worked out for my hair. I love the results.
A bit worried after reading some of the comments.
Here's my take on some of the cons for anyone who might be discouraged by them:
1) Yes, the smell does seem cologne-y straight from the bottle however this didn't linger in my hair.
2) Of course this shampoo is very deep indigo blue however it didn't taint my skin or bathroom. I didn't use gloves either.
I asked to put highlights into my curly brown hair. My secret hope is that I would create brunette shades in my hair...think sunlight on a sandy beach OR brown sugary tones. Not what happened. Instead, my highlights turned into the leaves of autumn, orange-y which personally doesn't appeal to me.
Violet shampoo for blonder hair didn't improve the tones in my hair whatsoever, I could feel the shampoo react with my hair which was slightly uncomfortable and simply made my hair shinier and brassier.
The next day I found out about the brownlights product and tried it out:
- I completely wet my hair
- Squirted the indigo blue shampoo into my palm and started shampooing immediately
- A little paranoid about leaving it in too long so caught myself counting out 3m
- Rinsed out thoroughly and completely followed by a deep conditioning mask. I used Garnier Fructis
During my blowout, I was amazed at the colour achieved. Just L-O-V-E-D it. I suspect a few more shampoos will improve the colour even more towards what I was hoping for.
I was a little concerned about the temporary "dryish strawish" texture of my hair as I was blowdrying however it didn't last. My hair quality didn't change.
I've never known a product to work so well for brunettes and simply deliver on it claims.
I am excited to make use of the conditioner and hope a deep conditioning mask is added to the lineup.
Most Helpful Critical Review From blonde balayage to my natural brown hair
So basically I have natural dark brown hair. For four years I had a blonde balayage. I finally went back to dark brown, but the bleach still remaining from the blonde made my dye jobs fade quickly for the bottom half of my hair. I would get an ashy dark brown dye. So I thought might as well try this. It did not make my hair dark brown again like the photo. It did however take away some of the warm ness and made the dye in my hair more ashy. I would not use this after I get my hair dyed, I would rather enjoy the new color and once I can see my old bleached half peeking through I'll use this just because it doesn't do bad but also doesn't get it back to the dark brown. It smells AMAZING just like the purple shampoo did when I was blonde. Doesn't dye my pillows or towels ever. If my nails are short it stays for a few hours on the short nail skin but other than that I don't see the blue anywhere else. I never write reviews but this is an important decision to make for this product so I want to help all I can.
Reviewed by 235 customers Great product!
Sam from Chicago
Smelled great and made my hair feel amazing! I'm always looking for new hair products and this one did the trick!
Amber from Rochester NY
I liked this shampoo overall. I'm not sure if I noticed a difference in my hair but I think I might if I keep using it consistently!
SKhan from Austin
I used this shampoo and didn't notice any visible difference in my hair.
Left my hair silky smooth
Beth from Sarasota, FL
I bought the small size to take on my RV trip. It made my hair much smoother and more manageable.
Color Extend Shampoo
Bobbi I from Spokane, WA
This shampoo was super nice! Like other Redken products, this shampoo was amazing. I loved the attention to the brown hair. Thank you!
Oh soo soft
Lacey from Ca
The shampoo as well as conditioner times to leave my hair very soft as well as smelling amazingly after every shower. This is definitely something I intend to the shampoo and conditioner Duo is really a great product for hair use as it cooperates well with my hair and has a very nice lasting effect on it.
Not Just For Brunettes
Missy from Virginia
I decided to give this a shot on my royal blue hair to extend the life of the color. Love, love, love. This shampoo easily adds a week to the length of time I can go between touch ups. It isn't too heavy on my very fine hair and doesn't stain nearly as bad as other color depositing shampoos I have tried.
Happy after 5 washes
Brassy to Blondie from Ohio
I have naturally brunette hair. I had balayage at a salon and the tone was more brassy than ashy. I washed my hair with this shampoo over 5 consecutive days (I know they say to only use it 2-3 times a week!) and I love my results.
hnc97 from Avon. CO
I recently had balayage done to my naturally black hair and was getting annoyed with how quickly it turned brassy. I tried Redken's purple shampoo and didn't notice a huge difference and didn't like that it contained sulfates. I decided to try the blue and holy moly! The blue shampoo is WAYYY more pigmented than the purple. YES it will temporarily stain your hands but it is worth it. This stuff actually works to keep my highlights ashy brown! Keeps me out of the salon for much longer in between toner visits. Highly recommend this shampoo to anyone with highlights.
Great Blue Toning Shampoo
KariC from Tampa, FL
I've tried other blue toning shampoos in the past and enjoyed most of them, and was eager to try this offering from Redken. I was pleasantly surprised at how much I enjoyed this shampoo. The product smelled great and formula left my hair soft, silky and smooth. The shampoo and conditioner together made a huge difference in reducing brassiness in my color, which was especially noticable after about a month of use, to the point that even my hairstylist commented on how much less brassy my hair was than usual during my coloring appointment. I am very happy with this and have thoroughly enjoyed using it, and will continue to use it weekly to support and extend my hair color. Also, I will note that blue shampoos are not a one-and-done fix for brassy hair. Routine use over time is required to gradually address brassiness, so if your hair is very orange, you need to keep using it. It works, and this product is an especially good version if people give it time and set reasonable expectations.
Pamela pantac from Miami
the effect and softness that it leaves on the hair is impressive and a very pleasant smell !!
Good but a bit nessy
Flower from Atlanta
some highlights and this shampoo and conditioner does amazing when it comes to making your hair look like you just had it done. color still looks amazing! only thing it is blue and gets everywhere but it does wash off your shower walls, hands & body very easily.
Iriezion26 from Salt Lake City, UT
I loved this so much! I could tell a difference in the vibrancy of my hair right away. I would definitely recommend this. It smells amazing also!
Blsr1928 from Florida
This shampoo and conditioner makes my hair so soft!! It definitely corrected the color of my hair and it's sulfate free. It's a blue shampoo and conditioner at first it scared me because I had blue all over my bathtub but it comes right off with ease. I love the results that it has given my hair.
Good, but Messy
KT from Queens, NY
The consistency was nice and it did nicely on my highlights, but the blue pigment is pretty messy and requires some clean-up. Not sure it's worth it.
Cass from Atlanta
This shampoo leaves my hair feeling clean and soft and really helps tone down the grassiness in my hair and as a result, my Gray blends in better!
Brikenda from New Jersey
I love Redken Products! They have the best shampoos and conditioners! I felt in love with this one in the first day! I highly recommended them!
Peyfitz from GA, USA
By far the best blue toning shampoo/conditioner out there! I've tried tons of brands but this one by far gives the best results on my naturally brown highlighted hair! Other reviews saying it's messy ….it's a BLUE shampoo, the more pigmented the better ! As long as you rinse it off your shower before you get out (I just keep a plastic cup in the shower) then it doesn't stain!
It does work but feels gross
Marylou from Fl
This stuff really works to tone brassy hair. I have brown hair which is and also is highlighted. It's naturally curly and it I live in Florida. Needless to say I have brass constantly. This stuff really works well. I use it once a week. But, it feels really gross in my hair. It leaves it heavy and dirty feeling. Also, I have to leave it in for a long time which is a pain. Better results than all other blue shampoos I've tried though.
Love it! It took the brassy out of my hair.
CGG from TX
I put the shampoo on damp hair and left it on for 15 minutes. I then rinsed in shower and put on the conditioner.
love it!! but messy
Sandra from Idaho
i have dark brown & black hair, recently added some highlights and this shampoo and conditioner does amazing when it comes to making your hair look like you just had it done. color still looks amazing! only thing it is blue and gets everywhere but it does wash off your shower walls, hands & body very easily. it might not look that way at that moment because of how blue it is, but never had an issue getting out of the shower looking like a Smurf.
Too messy to be worth the trouble
Emily from Reno,NV
The shampoo was so messy I got blue everywhere. I didn't really notice a difference in my hair either.
Great Blue Shampoo for brown hair
val from california
So I recently bleached the front strands of my hair. (I have brown hair but the front strands are blonde). The shampoo does a great job of removing orange pigment from my hair!
muffin45245 from Cincinnati, Ohio
The Redken Color Extend Brownlights Blue Toning Shampoo & Conditioner worked to neutralize the orangeness in my hair in between highlighting my hair in purple hues. I would recommend to other brunettes. Wear gloves when applying in the shower.
Emma from Brea, ca
I recently went full brunette and had no idea this type of shampoo was even available! It's a game changer for me. It really helps keep my color alive and dark to keep my old blonde from peaking though. It smells nice and doesn't leave my hair feeling stripped or dry!