Product Review: Redken Brews Pt. 1

Have you heard about trend of drinking beer in the shower? I’m not so much a fan of that idea – a hot tub maybe – but a shower, not so much. I much prefer trying out Redken Brews.

Redken Brews is a line of products with the modern male in mind. Many of the products come in neatly designed beer bottles and boast malt as hair-healing ingredient. Malt and hops are known to nourish hair by providing extra protein which helps repair hair tainted by heat and exposure to the elements. They also add a bit of extra shine, which is particularly important for those with coily hair types as light doesn’t reflect quite as well due to the structural nature of the hair.

I’ve been using the Redken Brews products for a while now and I’m glad to share my thoughts with you. Read on if you’re thinking of trying them out yourself!

The Redken Brews lineup. Image source: Redken.

Shampoo & Conditioner

Mint Shampoo: I love the tingle of a mint shampoo. I always have. It just makes my scalp feel happy. Much to my dismay, I didn’t feel a lot of tingle when using Redken Brew’s Mint Shampoo. That signature tingle was something that I missed. Despite that, I think the shampoo works fine overall…and it smells great too! This shampoo is great for those who need a little pick me up along with a little extra scalp-TLC.

Daily Shampoo: Meant to be used as an “everyday” shampoo, Redken Brews Daily Shampoo works just fine, but is nothing to write home about. It has a nice, refreshing smell but I found that it can be a bit drying to my hair.  However, I found that the Daily Conditioner does a really good job at replenishing after cleansing. More on that in a minute.

3-in-1: If you’ve been a reader of this blog for sometime then you know that I’m not a huge fan of 3-in-1 or 2-in-1 products for hair. My hair is often simply too thick and coily to use one product for. But, this 3-in-1 is billed as a shampoo, conditioner and body wash. As a shampoo it works fairly well. As a conditioner for me, it was a no go. As a body wash, it’s great! The smell the 3-in-1 is masculine and warm, which are some of my favorite scent profiles. I think that most guys would get a lot of mileage out of this one, particularly if you have fine hair. I think everyone will love it as a body wash too.

Daily Conditioner: I’m surprised to write this, but Redken Brews Daily Conditioner is one of my favorite products in the line up. I admit that I’m usually pretty skeptical about hair conditioners because well, my fro can be pretty particular. And if I’m really looking for a deep scalp clean I need to make sure that my mane gets some extra lovin’ right after. This daily conditioner says its made for all hair types and it absolutely is. It’s thick and luxurious and handles my dense, coily kinky hair really well. It’s an exceptional product and I highly recommend it without reservations. It’s awesome!

Check out part II of this post for my thoughts on the rest of the Redken lineup!