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Redken's Hair Cleansing Cream is a clarifying shampoo for all hair types and textures that removes product build-up, excess oil, and pollution residue in just one use.
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Rated 4.63 out of 5 stars
I purchased this out of desperation. I have several clarifying shampoos, but not quite happy with any of them. I have a short pixie cut and my hair is also color treated. I go from bleached blonde to vibrant red depending on my mood when I get to the salon. Anyway, it had been at least a decade since I last used a Redken product, but the tube said it could be used on color treated hair, so I hit the add to bag button on my computer...I'm so glad I did. It says on the tube for stubborn product build up, you can leave on for 10 minutes. I haven't had to do that, but I have left it on for about 2-3 minutes. I probably use more styling product than I need to, but I like my pixie cut to look sleek and I have very, very thick hair...so between the conditioner and styling serum I use, I definitely need a clarifying shampoo. I use this 2-3 times a week, and my color holds up no better, no worse, than if I was using a moisturizing shampoo. This does what it says, removes product build up and is appropriate for color treated hair. The only reason I gave it 4 stars is; I've only been using it for about a month and I've not yet decided if it's holy grail. I cannot say how well this will work for someone with long hair. It lathers nicely, but long hair is an entirely different situation, and if I still had long hair, it's not I realistic to think this could have left my long, very thick hair, bleached hair, matted. That is the only reason I gave it 4 stars. Clarify shampoos are tricky. You either like or hate them. This is one I like, and if you have short hair, you will likely like this one, too.
First time I used this it was fine. It was about a week after getting my hair colored. A little dry and tangled but that was to be expected. My color stayed in tact. Fast forward a week and half later. I used it last night after 4 days of not washing and holy moly it COMPLETELY stripped my hair of my highlights. My hair went from a beautiful light cool blonde to a brassy copper brown. I want to cry. It says it's safe for color-treated hair but if you spent money getting your hair the way you like it, PLEASE heed my warning. I wish I had never bought this.
ja6556 from merrimack, nh
This is such a great clarifying shampoo! It smells so good and has a nice clean scent. I have thick dry hair and this works great and doesn't dry out my hair. I like to use this once a week and my hair is left clean and looking nice. I use Redken's Extreme line the rest of the time.
Nicole from Riverside, CA
This clarifying shampoo is the best I've tried thus far. It removes buildup without drying out the hair or irritating your scalp. I have very sensitive skin so I'm glad that I found something that works for me. I use it once a week and I have 3c curly hair. I absolutely love this stuff!
SS from California
This leaves your hair feeling sooo clean! All residue removed. It has a light, refreshing scent! really helps my oily hair at the roots.
Aj from Prattville
My hair was just feeling dirty, oily fast, feeling thick like the weight was bc of cheap shampoo. I washed it 2x and it was sooo clean it squeaked! I used reg conditioner, my hair was so clean a ponytail holder would hardly stay. I use it 1-2x a month!!! Worth it!
Ilsb from Bay Area
I'm obsessed with this shampoo, definitely has saved me! With other shampoos no matter how much I would wash my hair, it would always leave a waxy feel and look to it and right away my hair would look oily. I bought this shampoo and my hair stays so clean for more than two days without washing it!
Breee from Santa Maria, Ca
Was having so much buildup and hair was feeling blah. I was kind of iffy about this but I'm glad I gave it a chance. You don't need much to get a good lather. I'm able to let my hair air dry without it getting crazy frizzy. I hope this never gets discontinued.
Bre from Connecticut
I was recommend this by the Ulta Salon Stylists, now this will be a staple in my hair washing routine.
This is great for washing out natural buildup or hair product during the longer stretches of hair washing. Also works great on washing the sweat, diesel, and car oil out of my boyfriend's hair, as he works as a mechanic.
I use a nickel size amount to massage into my scalp and let it sit for about 5 minutes before rinsing it out. Be sure to follow up with a good, hydrating conditioning treatment to return the needed moisture. Otherwise your hair could feel dry.
Daphne from Florida
This leaves your hair squeaky clean but I hated the texture of the shampoo it was so liquidy and didn't provide a nice lather. I felt like I had to use so much to even get it to lather. Not my favorite.
Michelle from East TN
I love this stuff. It removes everything. Yet it somehow doesn't dry your hair out. It smells so good. It's the perfect amount of scent. I am so sensitive to scent but this is perfect. And it's citrus like. I use this 2 times a week before I use my olaplex purple shampoo and conditioner. This combo has been perfection. I have tried every shampoo out there. This is the one. I won't be tempted to try any other clarifying ones again.
Tlov from Arizona
This is the only product that cleansed my hair and helped get rid of my gross greasy hair. One wash and my hair is light and smooth. This shampoo is AMAZING!
PC from OK
Only takes a pea size for medium length hair. Leaves my hair feeling soft.
Rosebee from Fort Worth, TX
This is the only cleansing or clarifying shampoo that completely removes all product buildup and deep cleans without stripping or drying out my hair. Then I use a moisturizing conditioner.
kmbx96 from Columbia, MO
I had been using the Kenra clarifying shampoo for awhile, then I saw that Redken came out with one so I decided to try. Wow. I'm amazed. Doesn't leave my hair feeling dry or straw-like like with Kenra. This one also has a fantastic smell. My hair had been feeling heavy the last few days and it feels 100% better after using this shampoo. Highly recommend!
For reference, I have very thick 2b hair :)
kcb617 from Boston, MA
I absolutely swear by this shampoo. I live in an area with extremely hard water that makes my hair feel grimy and heavy. This shampoo is an absolute game-changer. Paired with the all soft conditioner, my hair feels light, clean, and soft. When I really feel like I need an extra boost, I use the Bumble and Bumble Every Sunday shampoo mixed with this to REALLY clean my hair.
Tif from Chicago illinois
I use this because Of hard water. Feels clean but always use a deep conditioner after as this is a "harsher" shampoo
M. from Louisiana
I feel I should mention I am not someone who pays much attention to my hair (I just use generic shampoo and conditioner, brush it daily, and not much else) so I may not be the best person to take hair advice from, but I'm also never inclined to leave reviews so the fact I'm leaving one demonstrates how much I love this shampoo.
For the past month, I've had my hair styled in crazy ways with insane amounts of hairspray and other products I don't recognize (I'm a background actor lol). As a result, my scalp suddenly seemed super flaky, but it didn't appear to be dandruff. I'd never experienced that before so I had no ideas what was going on. After some research, I learned about clarifying shampoo and bought this. I was a little nervous, because I'd never paid so much for a bottle of shampoo, but it was worth it! After a single use, my scalp was back to normal! I'd say it is even healthier than it was before which I didn't know was possible. I love this product and would buy it again and recommend it.
Also for reference, I have dark brown, almost black hair. I haven't noticed any color change.
Katie from NH
This definitely is a clarifying cream cleanse. It gets all product out but also leaves my hair totally stripped of natural oils. I used the Bumble & Bumble invisible hair dresser oil hair mask after it and it still felt squeaky over-cleaned. Just a little harsh on my hair. My hair is individually fine but a little thick overall. I don't think this is the best clarifying product for my hair.
Chickpea from Houston
I was trying out new heat protectors and they left my hair super oily with a nasty residue, my regular shampoo couldn't even wash it off😭 this worked like a charm, hair finally felt soft and fresh.
MalteseGoddness from woodhaven Michigan
my hair feels very strong . and it loos very healthy
Janel from Hollister
I love the formula of the clean maniac one, but I tried this one and not a huge fan of it! I can feel the difference in this formula verse the old one I still have.
Nicole from Jacksonville, FL
This shampoo is a must for anyone who doesn't wash their hair frequently and uses a lot of dry shampoo. I don't have to shampoo twice like I do other brands and my hair comes out with shine and brightness. I would also recommend for those who occasionally gets an itchy scalp because the problem could just be buildup and that's exactly what this shampoo does! Literally cleanses the scalp and hair of all debris and smells pretty good too.
dia from plano texas
I use redken shampoos but this particular shampoo didn't suit me at all. it made my head extremely itchy and red. after 2 uses my scalp started burning it took a week to get better
Shosh from AK
My daughter has beautiful long, straight, light blonde hair. She has medium texture and mine is a fine texture. We moved into a house in August 2020 with well water, and sometimes there is so much iron in the water that is tastes like I have blood in my mouth if I drink it. We have learned to treat the water to help remove some of the iron, but before we learned how to do that, her hair had turned orange. This product used just a couple times a week restored her natural color while providing exceptional cleansing. So impressed! I'm a Redken fan for life!
amanda from Carson
Lathers great, super mild scent doesn't burn and doesn't make my hair fall out. I have thin damaged hair and I love this product I'm thankful it hasn't given myself or my family any reactions like some people commented on here and how people have commented on other dandruff brands. My new routine is using coconut oil on my scalp and then using this product rubbing it gently with the tips of my fingers….been using it for over a year 💯
Francesca from Massachusetts
Recently bought and only used once but this stuff is amazing!!! It removed all the buildup that I'd been feeling for weeks and my hair was amazing soft and clean! Will definitely use again and I have dry color processed hair and it still worked great!