Moving on: I get a lot of skincare from various beauty brands, but not quite as much haircare. This is annoying, because haircare is easy to test: you lather it up or throw it on your dry ends, and bam! You can instantly tell if it works. (Skincare, on the other hand, takes weeks if not months of testing…and once you find a product or line you love, you’re loath to swap it up just for the sake of being a beauty guinea pig. I love you guys, but I also love not stressing out my finicky, acne-prone skin!)
Anyhow, Redken sends me a lot of products to test, but most of them are things I’m not really interested in–you know, for thinning hair and the like. So, when their new All Soft line arrived last week, I was super jazzed. My strands have been fried all summer after dying my hair myself, and I’ve been living in intensive conditioner land. I’m happy to report that the 1-2-3 punch of All Soft Shampoo, All Soft Heavy Cream intensive mask (one step up from the conditioner) and All Soft Supple Touch Lightweight Spray resulted in GORGEOUS hair this weekend. I’m impressed and recommend the line enthusiastically for those with dry or damaged hair.
Currently using: Redken All Soft for dry or damaged hair
Finally, for those of you who’ve been following the Brazilian Blowout scandal (see here to catch up), some legal documents in the case were released Friday filed by Kamala Harris, the Attorney General of California. What I found particularly interesting was the following sentence:“Under oath, not one of GIB (Brazilian Blowout)’s principals have been able to explain how, or even whether, its product formulation changed from 2008 to 2010 so as to render truthful its new ‘formaldehyde-free’ claim.”
Fairly damning stuff. (And to those who say lawyers don’t have a sense of humor, comes this:“Saying that Brazilian Blowout does not expose people to formaldehyde because it contains methylene glycol, not formaldehyde, is like saying a match cannot burn people because it contains sulfur, not fire.”