Redken Clear Moisture Shampoo Review

A couple of months ago I did a post on the Redken Smooth Lock shampoo which I adore.

After going through two bottles of the Smooth Lock shampoo by Redken I decided to try a different shampoo in their range the next time I was needing one, and the one I decided to go for was the Clear Moisture shampoo.

Redken Clear Moisture Shampoo

Packaging wise I prefer this shampoo as it’s a really lovely, fresh, clean blue colour (as opposed to the brown of the Smooth Lock), and the smell is different but just as lovely, but shampoo wise, I prefer the Smooth Lock for my hair.

This shampoo is described as light moisture for normal/dry hair. It contains products like apricot oil, to help cleanse the hair and add shine but without over moisturising.

Usually I always go for the smoothing, anti-frizz, uber-moisturising products for my hair, because as much as I do not have dry or frizzy hair and it is long and straight, it can get a little dry feeling throughout the lower parts of my hair, especially the ends, so I use high-moisture products to keep it all in as good condition as I can.

The reason I decided to go for a less moisturising shampoo this time though, is because I have quite oily roots and wanted to see if a shampoo with less moisturising properties in it would help my hair last an extra day without washing. That hasn’t happened though.

I do like this shampoo, and can see me using it as more of a “once a week” shampoo. As much as it isn’t exactly designed as a cleansing/clarifying shampoo to remove all product build up from your hair, that is the impression it gives me, and as much as it does give my hair a lovely shine, it doesn’t feel as moisturised at all, even when paired up with my usual conditioners and deep conditioning masks.

To me, there is quite a big difference between this Clear Moisture shampoo and the Smooth Lock shampoo by Redken, and I will be going back to the Smooth Lock the next time I need to purchase more shampoo (I have a few others to go through yet!), but I do think this is good one to have in as a clarifying shampoo to use once a week/fortnight depending on how often I use hair products in my hair that week.

It doesn’t make my hair feel static, or have loads of fly-aways, or even overly dry. But it definitely doesn’t feel as smooth or moisturised as when I use my Smooth Lock.

The other thing I have noticed after using it quite a few times now, is that unless I blow-dry my hair, leaving it to air dry can be a bit awkward, as the front seems to seperate and look a bit oily for quite a long time after being dry, then it will fairly suddenly decide it now wants to look clean and lovely! This may just be something weird happening with my hair though, who knows!

Over all I do like this shampoo and I will repurchase it in the future no doubt, but only to use as a cleansing/clarifying shampoo as I feel it just doesn’t give me enough moisture to my hair, and doesn’t make my hair last any longer between washes.

If you have really thick hair, or don’t need much moisture added to your hair then you may love it! And it smells amazing so would definitely be worth a shot!

Have you ever tried this shampoo? What did you think of it?

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  1. Heather

    November 20, 2013 at 8:00 pm

    I have tried the redken all soft shampoo/conditioner which I really like and I am currently using a mini of the redken extreme shampoo which I also like – I might have to try the smooth lock range next 🙂 x

    Heather | Of Beauty & Nothingness

    1. Kammitted

      November 20, 2013 at 8:33 pm

      Oh interesting! May try that range next time then! 🙂 the smooth lock range is amazing, I love it! I hope you try it 😀 xx

  2. Hanna

    November 20, 2013 at 11:14 pm

    I`m looking for something deeply moisturising as my hairs is very dry and I`m having trouble brushing them when they`re wet.

    1. Kammitted

      November 20, 2013 at 11:23 pm

      You should try the Redken Smooth Lock range! Especially the shampoo and deep conditioner 🙂 x

  3. beky

    November 21, 2013 at 12:49 am

    I’ve heard some great things about Redken and would love to try their products!! After reading your review I think I might like this product as a hair cleansing one! Xx

    1. Kammitted

      November 21, 2013 at 12:52 am

      I love Redken! They are only around £10-11 a bottle too which to me isn’t too expensive at all for the quality. As a cleansing one this would be perfect! Or maybe through the summer months when the weather isn’t as drying outside. Still really like it! 🙂 xx

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    November 22, 2013 at 9:41 pm

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    1. Kammitted

      November 22, 2013 at 10:53 pm

      Aww thank you that is so kind! I have already done that award/tag post so won’t be doing it again though sorry. Still very appreciated though! 🙂 xx

  5. Cailin @ Sassy Dove | Makeup Reviews

    November 25, 2013 at 4:48 pm

    I love Redken – especially the Smooth Lock line. I’ll have to try Clear Moisture though!

    1. Kammitted

      November 26, 2013 at 11:29 am

      It’s an amazing line isn’t it! Have you tried any of their other ranges?

  6. dwayne3smith

    December 3, 2013 at 11:00 am

    I tried many shampoos as I was not happy with my rough hair. My friend suggested me to use redken moisture shampoo and with just 4-5 times use I found difference in my hair. I would like to say this is the best moisture shampoo I ever used and I am happy with it.

    1. Kammitted

      December 3, 2013 at 9:02 pm

      Oh that’s great to hear! It is a lovely shampoo and I do still use it. I do find the Smooth Lock range is better on my hair, but everyone is different 🙂

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