Have you recently just dyed your hair, and need some advice on what products will help to maintain coloured hair? Redken Blonde Idol may be your solution! Keep reading to find out more…
I’ve recently had a balayage ombré done again (yes, I know, nothing usual for Jenny!). You can see the refreshed colour here.
If you’ve kept up with my previous hair posts, I would have mentioned Redken time and time again, and today is no different! I recently discovered the Blonde Idol collection, which was perfect timing considering I have gone blonder on the ends of my hair!
I just wanted to add an initial disclaimer to say that none of these Redken posts are associated with Redken. I am not sponsored by them, I am just in love with their products. You know what it’s like when you just find a brand that you’re just obsessed with, right?!
What is Redken Blonde Idol?
Redken Blonde Idol is a collection that helps those with naturally-blonde, or coloured-treated blonde hair to maintain the colour.
Those who have colour-treated their hair will understand the dreaded brassiness after a few weeks or months following the treatment. I wish I had discovered this line earlier! It would have saved me from having to go to the salon every so often to add toner to my hair – or even re-dye my hair in some cases.
What Is Good About The Blonde Idol Shampoo?
The Blonde Idol Shampoo is an absolute dream! Here are a few reasons why I love the shampoo:
1. The product is sulphate-free and pH-balanced.
If you have read my previous blog post on maintaining coloured-treated hair in general, sulphates can dry out your hair and can also cause pigmentation to fade quicker. As a consequence, you’ll have to dye your hair more regularly.
2. It contains Kera-Bright System with kerabond.
The Kera-Bright System with kerabond is meant to smooth and condition the hair, to give a healthy shine. If you had to bleach your hair in the process of your treatment, you know that your hair can feel weak, limp and lifeless (so L’oréal, I know). So, this exclusive active ingredient can make the world of difference to make your hair appear healthier.
3. Violet Leaf Extract helps to emphasise the blonde.
The Violet Leaf Extract is an essential ingredient in this shampoo, as the violet colour helps to neutralise any brassy tones in the hair. This will furthermore help the longevity of your colour treatment.
4. The product lathers up very well!
When I first used this product, the initial thing I picked up on right away was how well the product lathers up! I have gone through so many different shampoos, and none of them had lathered up as well as this shampoo. I live in a soft-water region, so water quality has no effect on how well shampoos normally lather up. However, I just felt like this was very impressive and my hair felt squeaky clean afterwards!
5. The shampoo contains lactic acid to strengthen the hair.
The shampoo contains lactic acid, which is a popular alpha hydroxy acid (AHA). In short, AHA’s are organic compounds that are widely used in hair care products for various benefits. In the Redken Blonde Idol shampoo, lactic acid is primarily used for altering the ionic charge in the protein molecules within the hair fibres. This helps to restore the strength and elasticity of the hair fibres and hence leading to healthier-looking hair.
What Is So Different About The Redken Blonde Idol Custom-Tone Conditioner Compared To Other Conditioners For Blondes?
I just wanted to start off by saying I have NEVER come across a product quite like this one! The name gives it away, and you won’t believe it unless you see it!
There are two variations of this product, one for cool blondes, and one for warm blondes. Cool blondes tend to be ash brown or platinum blonde types of shades. Warm blondes tend to be copper and warm caramel types of shades.
The product is divided into dual chambers, which releases calibrated blends of colour-depositing and conditioning formulas. The dial on the product allows you to customise the amount of colour-depositing needed. The aim of the colour-depositing is to neutralise brassiness and preserve the colour in your hair between salon visits.
You can read more on the Redken website about the use of the different dials of the colour-depositing here.
Did You Like The Redken Blonde Idol Custom-Tone Conditioner?
I bought this product 3-weeks after my colour-treatment. I went on holiday a couple of days after the treatment, so my hair had quite a lot of sun exposure. It caused me some worry that my hair would be really brassy when I came home, so I purchased the product immediately.
In the first 3-days of using the product, I switched between the minimum and maximum dials. I noticed results immediately! My hair had a massive reduction in brassiness, as my naturally-dark hair is very prone to brassy tones.
I was very skeptical about this product when I first bought it and wondered whether it’d be best to just go to the salon for a toner. But, this product has made such a massive impact on my hair. It always looks so shiny and soft following using it. I will definitely be purchasing this product again once I’ve finished using it!
Do You Have Any Niggles About The Two Redken Blonde Idol Products?
With the Redken Blonde Idol Shampoo, I was disappointed with the product’s ability to retain moisture in my hair. If I didn’t condition my hair following shampooing my hair, it would be left very dry (after blow-drying) and tangled.
Although I really enjoyed using the Redken Blonde Idol Shampoo, I don’t think it’s necessary to purchase it alongside the Conditioner. The conditioner works wonders on its own, although Redken does suggest using the two together. I think in the future I will purchase other sulphate-free shampoo products from the Redken range and use them with the Blonde-Idol Conditioner.
In case anyone is interested in reading a few related posts I’ve done previously for hair-care, here are a few:
I really hope you enjoyed getting to know about the Redken Blonde Idol collection today! I’d love your thoughts on your favourite hair-care products in the comments below!
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