While shopping online at HQhair for a kit essential, Redken Ringlet , I chanced across a new range of products by Redken called Nature’s Rescue. Honestly I was more drawn to the packaging than the fact that it was paraben/sulphate/silicone-free, and since anyone who knows me knows that I’m a sucker for the ocean, so when I saw the uber cool labels showing a blurry picture of the coast layered on turquoise, I had to find out what it was all about.
Seriously, it looks this cool on my shower shelf. ok, fine, minus the great lighting.
I decided to order the Refining Sea Polish, which is an exfoliant for the hair. I know what you’re thinking, “WTF?” Trust me, I was so curious about it I had to give it a go, since I’ve never heard of such a product before. Clarifying shampoos, yes, but pumice in your hair? The reviews on the Redken site were all in its favour, and I was also sold on the oceanic fragrance description. I use products like promade and wax everyday on my hair, and recently I thought it was getting limp with a product build-up, so this sounded like a God-send.
Excited to try it out once I got it, I hopped into the shower, rinsed and shampooed my hair, then squeezed out about a teaspoon of that stuff onto my palm. It felt… just like a foot scrub.
Rubbing it onto my scalp and working it down sections of hair, it wasn’t as scratchy as sugar or salt scrubs, but it really did feel like fine sand getting stuck in my hair. The pumice is very very fine, and cushioned on a creamy paste.
Washing it out was a breeze, it dissolved and rinsed out very easily, and my hair felt conditioned after. But of course, I did condition lightly it after.
(Same theory works for body scrubs, you may feel like your skin is soft after the scrub, but upon hopping out of the shower, slather on the moisturiser.)
When my hair dried after, it was soft, felt nice and clean, no grimey residue of any product. The fragrance however, doesn’t last, perhaps also because I used a different conditioner after. Maybe I should buy the Cooling Deep Conditioner then.
Try it if you’re a heavy duty styling product user, or if you want some deep cleansing relief from oily hair.
It’s recommended for all hair types, and safe to use on coloured hair. My hair colour did not fade or lighten from using this.
I haven’t seen this sold yet in Singapore, if anyone does, drop me a message in the comment box below.
Priced at €17.35 (S$28) from HQ hair.
Tip: You can google for coupon codes and get a further discount too
Downside: The order placed on HQ hair took 15 days to get to me in Singapore from the UK-based site. I placed the order on 9 May, and received the parcel on 24 May. They promised 5-7 day delivery.