Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Redken Replacements: My New Curly Products

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This post is for allll the girls googling about Redken's Fresh Curls Curl Refiner and Soft Spin being discontinued. I used both products and LOVED them but sadly, Redken changed up their entire curl line and those products are no longer available.

I tried the Curvaceous Full Swirl and the new Ringlet - didn't like either of them, unfortunately. And I hate the smell. So disappointing!

SO, I went off to Sally's to try to find something that would work. The above products (Beyond the Zone Noodlhead Curling Creme and Ion Thickening Styler) are what I've found to replace Redken Fresh Curls Curl Refiner and Soft Spin!

My curl care routine has been the same for many years. I lightly towel-dry my hair - trying to keep the curls as thick as possible. The stringier the curls get, the worse my hair looks, so generally I try to keep as much water in my hair as I can in order to get my curls to clump together better. I then lightly scrunch a curl creme through my hair and then a holding gel. I never run my fingers through my hair or drag product through. I only lightly scrunch. I let it airdry for 20ish minutes and then dry it with a diffuser for like...EVER. It takes awhile. When it's dry, I normally put some kind of holding wax/pomade in. That's the last missing piece of my routine right now - I haven't figured out what works the best since my products have been in flux.

The Beyond The Zone Noodle Head is a good curl creme and I follow it up with the Ion Volume Solutions Amplifying Style Builder. They are not perfect replacements but they are working pretty well for me right now.

I hope this helps anyone who is googling and looking for a replacement!!

(I'm aware of the no-poo and Curly Girl movement but it's just not really for me...I'm super happy for anyone that it works for though!)

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  1. ugh, i had two redken products i used to use get discontinued. it seems like they do that a LOT. I still haven't perfected my curl routine. mine look best if i let them completely air dry, but ain't no body got time for that! i'm getting a bunch of hair cut off soon so i'm hoping that will help and get some of the weight off!

  2. I'm so jealous of you curly haired ladies! I have stick straight hair that won't hold a curl to save my life.

  3. I have found the Aveda Be Curly line to be amazing on my super curly and frizzy hair so if you are still trying things out maybe try that too. They'll let you try it for free in their retail stores too!

  4. Thank you so much for this post! I have been a loyal follower of redken fresh curls and it is the only product that worked for me. I will give this noodle head a try. It is so hard to find products that work well with my curls!


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