From: Michelle (22.214.171.124)
In Reply to: Re: Question about Redken Align Ultra-straight balm posted by Denise Kingsley on December 11, 2006 at 6:44 am:
I tried the Redken Align Ultra-straight balm on my daughter's hair tonight, and it definitely reduced the ironing time. The kinkiest, coarsest sections of hair that usually require 2-3 passes with the iron only needed one after using this product. I'd say it reduced ironing time by about 1/3. The end result was soft, stick-straight hair. But it felt greasy to the touch. I tried not to use too much of the product, but we're going to try it again in another day or so, and I'll try using even less. She's having some flakes, so she'll be using her dandruff shampoo next time instead of the Redken Smooth Down shampoo. If we get a different result, I'll post here. Her hair does look great - although not a lot different from before. It's just that it was so much easier to get it straight with the Align (which means, I assume, the process was less damaging to the hair).
For anyone who wants the detail, here are the steps and products we used with her hair tonight:
1. Washed with Redken Smooth Down shampoo
I'm not going to use it on my hair this week, because I'm due for a color touch-up on Friday (and it'll be my first time trying the Redken Shades EQ for refreshing the color all over). So, I'm going to be doing a protein treatment at my next wash to prepare for that. I'll probably wait until next week to try the Align (unless someone has a different recommendation).
Denise, I'll be interested to hear your results with the Align. Thanks!