Wednesday, 9 January 2013

Review: Redken All Soft

I've been using the Redken All Soft shampoo and conditioner for about a month now. I'd seen quite a few rave reviews online, so when I was looking for a new shampoo and conditioner last month, I thought I would give these a whirl.

They are designed for dry and brittle hair, so I thought they would be perfect for my long, colour treated locks that break when using even the most gentlest hairbrush. 
The line is formulated with an 'Interlock Protien Network' (oooh, technical!) that apparently helps to rebuild the hair surface protection and strengthens the core. They also contains argan oil for extra softness.

After trying these for the first time, I was surprisingly unimpressed. Although they smell lovely and fruity, and were pleasant to use, they left my hair feeling overloaded and weighed down once it was dry. Not something I'm used to, as normally my hair drinks up anything I treat it with. 

I did a little research online to see if I was alone in feeling this, only to find that they have fairly recently changed the formula of this range, leaving many a disgruntled customer. I haven't tried the original, but I have to say that this left a lot to be desired, especially when you consider that each bottle with set you back around £12.
However, I'm not one to waste my hair products and while I must admit that using these together left my hair feeling very weighed down, I did find that using just the conditioner with another shampoo and vice versa made these products use-able. I'll finish these up, but I won't be repurchasing. 

All in all, I was really disappointed by these.

I'd love to know your thoughts if anyone has tried these in the past?

70 comments:

  1. I was going to get these a while back, but i'm glad I didn't now! How disappointing. Great review Fleur, thank you! xx

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  2. oo ive been eyeing these up so im glad ive given this a read!! :)

    aimee
    xoxo
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  3. i love redken all soft range too. Been using it for years.
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  4. I love Redken. I've tried Kerastase and sometimes I like it too, but Redken is my favorite and makes my hair super soft haha :) I haven't tried this kind, but I can't wait!

    xx

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  5. It's a shame you were disappointed!

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  6. Oh what a shame!

    At least you will get to use them up (even if it is when being paired with other shampoo / conditioners)

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  7. Try aveda!! Best hair products!!!

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  8. I never was a huge fan of redken , i tried some of their products , but i rather kerastase by far , does much more for my hair !

    x Liyana
    LiyanasAdvice.blogspot.com

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  9. I totally agree! I've only tried the shampoo though. My hopes were that it would soften my dry winter hair, but I think it works just the same as a $3 Pantene shampoo! Disappointed. You should check out Fekkai's shea butter moisturizing line. It's expensive but definitely delivers on the promise of softer hair.

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  10. Such a shame! Redken are normally such a fab brand and I've heard so many good things about this range.

    Sophie
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  11. I've tried the original about one or two years ago and I made the same experience - flat and kind of greasy looking weighted down hair despite the fact that I washed twice to get rid of the excess product because I thought I had just used to much. No matter how small the amount it always turned out like this.

    The Redken Extreme and the Budy Full Series are great but the rest of the product range can be skipped without wasting another thought on it.

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  12. I love how honest your reviews are. I always read all of them even if I'm not particularly interested in the product because I know I can count on your opinion!

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  13. I was really going to get them soon but you review has made me think twice. Thank you Fleur!
    -Shelley

    xxx

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  14. I've used Redken products before and have been impressed-but I will look for something else to help me with my damaged hair!x

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  15. I think maybe it depends on your hair, I find the Redken All Soft range makes my hair incredibly soft and it's my go-to shampoo/conditioner when my hair feels really brittle.

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  16. I used Redken often in the past but haven't purchased them recently- like you mentioned, they aren't cheap. I loved the All Soft line. It's unfortunate they changed the formula! :(
    (FYI- I have long, thick, rebellious curly hair)

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  17. Good to know, I think my hair is similar to yours, so I can't bother splashing out!

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  18. I've wanted to try a Redken shampoo but I won't after I've seen them. They are also very rare here. I wouldn't know where to buy :)

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  19. I was actually considering trying these so I'm pretty glad I read your review, thankyou :') x

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  20. I love the kerastase shampoos - would highly recommend going to your salon to get them to test you hair to get the right one for your hair type - I will never use another shampoo again

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  21. Ive always wanted to try these, not sure if i want to now, but it will always been somthing im intruged by!:)

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  22. I've tried them and didn't like it either, my scalp was irritated afterwards

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  23. I was going to pick this up myself but now I know they've changed the formula I think I'll give it a miss, thanks for sharing :)
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  24. That's such a shame. However, I've been avoiding products with protein in at the moment, because if your hair is quite course like mine, protein is meant to be bad for it, something to do with disrupting the balance between the keratin and moisture in your hair... I'm no scientist and don't really understand, but since switching to protein free products my hair has been a lot softer and bouncier.

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  25. Really appreciate your honesty here.. I haven't tried this exact range, but a different one from Redken and I was similarly disappointed. No great results and filled with not great ingredients. Skip it.

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  26. I have tried it and did not like it as well. I usually use Pureology products and are much more pleased with those. You should definitely check them out! The are great and you can buy them at feelunique :)

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  27. I was really considering using these after hearing Vivianna loves them! Hmmm it's made me think twice. Have you tried any other Redkens others products though? I've loved the ones I've tried so far! x

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  28. To be honest I think the bad reviews are more help to people and they really value and appreciate your honesty!


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  29. Well crap. I have long blonde color treated hair also and was looking for something new to try. Thanks for your honest view of things. I will not waste my money on this because I believe in your opinion.
    Brianna,
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  31. I find that any form of moisturising shampoo leaves my hair feeling weighed down, so will definitely not be trying this. Wonderful review :D

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  32. I was considering buying these maybe I'll avoid them. What would you suggest instead??

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    xxx

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  33. Really like your reviews always a help. This sound really nice to try out!<3 xo

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  34. I bought this the other day, and from what youve said i am really looking forward to using now and seeing the full effect of them :)

    Pipp ♥

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  35. Thanks for your honesty, Fleur. I definitely won't be purchasing these, as nice as the bottle makes them sound!

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  36. Yeah I know you're feeling. I also purchased them almost a year ago, during my first time of discovering the wonders of feelunique :p But honestly I was really disappointed, it didn't do anything to my hair, it almost felt like it didn't "get in". But like you I don't like to waste so I tried to sneak my sis to use (so I could justified myself to get another shampoo) but she didn't like it either.
    Shame though it's expensive. I was so mad that to this day I haven't tried any of redken's products. I rather use from TIGI, Osmo or even Pantene really!
    Better luck next time Fleur ;)
    Beijinhos***

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  37. These sound great! I have heard so many good things about them! think I might have to try this! I am currently using the Bed Head Ressurection which is great too!

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    xx

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  38. Love how honest you've been here, good to have a heads up because I was just about to order these!!! Such a shame they changed the formula because I tried a friends one ages ago and it was fantastic, don't change things that aren't broken! Great review though Fleur, uber helpful! :)

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    xx

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  39. I've tried them too (the old formula) and had exactly the same problem. Total waste of money, can't understand why people rave about them!

    rachael @ madeupoflittlethings xx

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  40. wow! sounds great, i must try it out :)

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  41. glad I didn't get them now! X

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  42. I've never heard of these before, but I dont think I will try them, they dont sound too great!

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    x

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  43. I am so glad you reviewed because have been using the Redken All Soft Argan-6 Oil for awhile now, but only sparingly and concentrating on my ends. I've tried Aveda, but their products are not conditioning enough for my dry hair. I think I am going to stick with Pureology for now, as I am very sensitive to sulfates, it smells great, and it leaves my hair well conditioned without build-up It's just incredibly expensive!

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  44. All soft is intense moisture. I don't recommend it to anyone with finer textured hair. You should try clear moisture or blonde glam!

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  45. cant wait to get my hands on some redken now. :P
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  46. Thanks for the review!

    I always go for Bed Head shampoos and conditioners, they're all pretty lightweight so don't weigh your hair down.

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  48. I don't think Redken is worth the money in general. For some time I used the Smooth Down Range, because of my naturally dry and brittle hair. First off it worked great, but the longer I used it, the more my hair started to become weighed down and went from dry to even drier. :-/ No Redken for me, anymore...

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  49. I recently bought this shampoo and conditioner and I was also unimpressed. Whilst it wasn't necessarily bad, it wasn't great either (which is what I'd expect it to be at that price!). Glad I'm not the only one who wasn't raving about it!

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  50. I am happy with the products from the salon that I go for some years now:Aveda!

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  51. I had the same experience with the shampoo. It made my hair feel really heavy with a coated feeling. I was able to exchange it at Ulta. :)

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  52. Great review fleur glad you were truthful shame they changed the formula!
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  53. Love love love these products. Do wonders for my hair!

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  54. That's a shame they changed the formula! I was hoping these could help my dying hair but maybe not now :( xx

    http://belle-amiebeauty.blogspot.co.uk

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  55. I used this for a while because I had heard it was really good for damaged hair, but I really didn't notice much of a difference, shame. Wish they hadn't changed the formula :(

    x

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  56. I love this shampoo and conditioner! My hair is super puffy and dry, and it really helps to clean my hair without making it frizzy and make it soft. Although, I didn't know they reformulated it...I have to original and mine is about to run out...dang it.

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  57. I brought these just before christmas and wasn't impressed either, my hair is already soft but i do dye it blonde so i wanted it too look more bouncy with more life but i found it made my hair dryer and the conditioner wasn't very moisturising when applied.
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  59. Fleur, your hair always looks so lightweight in your videos! What shampoo and conditioner do you usually use and what would you recommend for thick hair? Thanks :D.

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  60. Hi you said your hair breaks easily. I am studying hairdressing at college. Do you use bleach on your hair ? coz this might be causing the breakage.

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  61. Exactly ! I tried the REDKEN COLOR EXTEND SHAMPOO an CONDITIONER and I was unimpressed as well. Luckily these were samples from a Goddiebox here in Denmark, so it wasn't like i have wasted money. But I def. don't think that these were worth the hype. I really felt nothing good when using them so it's a no go for me !

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  62. Hey Fleur,

    I would highly recommend you to try out REDKEN CLEAR MOISTURE Shampoo and REDKEN EXTREME Conditioner.
    You can check out their web site for more information.

    http://redken.co.uk/consumers/products/at-home/haircare

    BTW, I really like the All Soft Shampoo and Conditioner and I have blond, bleached hair as well.

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  65. Ooh, I would not like these. My hair gets oily easily enough without my shampoo and conditioner weighing it down too!

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  67. I dont get why companies change great products! xxx

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  68. Terrible terrible terrible product!!!!! I got a sample and I tried it out and it left my hair dryy and sticky and ewwww!

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