Transform damaged hair with this 5-star pre-wash treatment

Here’s what our Review Crew® had to say about the overachiever

BEAUTYcrew Content Producer / May 10 2023

The product

It’s not every day that one encounters a beauty product that’s truly transformational and deserving of the highest praise. 

And it’s even more of a rarity here at BEAUTYcrew, because as discerning beauty lovers, our hand-selected panel of Review Crew® members are no strangers to outlandish claims and subsequent disappointment. 

But despite their ‘pinch of salt’ attitude, the Review Crew® decided to award the Redken Acidic Bonding Concentrate Intensive Treatment five stars. 

Why? Well, according to the members, the ceramide, amino acid, and plant-based oil-enriched formula completely changed the way their hair looks and feels. Evidently, the pre-wash treatment’s claims of repairing, fortifying and strengthening for healthier-looking and shiny hair are all true. 

Here’s what our panel of Review Crew® testers had to say about this rare gem.

The panel

Beauty Crew sent the Redken Acidic Bonding Concentrate Intensive Treatment to a panel of women aged 18 and older with a variety of hair types and textures, who have broken and chemically, mechanically or environmentally damaged hair.

The lowdown

Here’s what the Review Crew® loved about the Redken Acidic Bonding Concentrate Intensive Treatment.

The way it transforms damaged hair: Review Crew® members were not shy when it came to sharing their feelings about this pre-wash treatment. A lot of them said their hair underwent a transformation after using it and they started to receive compliments on the appearance of their hair.

Their hair feels stronger: Most of the reviewers said that their hair was dry, damaged and kept breaking due to over-processing and bleach, but the pre-wash treatment helped to fortify their hair, and made it feel stronger and look healthier too. 

Their hair is softer, smoother and shinier: Strong and healthy hair is great, but we think it’s safe to assume that the softening, smoothing and shine-boosting effects of the treatment had something to do with the increase of compliments our reviewers were receiving.

The verdict

“I have to admit, it took me some time to get used to the Redken Acidic Bonding Concentrate Intensive Treatment, as it is a pre-wash treatment. I wash my hair in the evening, and I make sure to give myself enough time to use it. Using this treatment has become part of my self-care routine, so I don't rush it. As a whole system, the treatment, shampoo, and conditioner work extremely well together… I have been using them for some time, and they truly work wonders. My hair is severely damaged from bleach, with loads of breakage, dryness, brittleness, and lackluster appearance. But now, it is much stronger, softer, and the shine is back. I credit this transformation to this system of products - hands down, it saved my hair. I would highly recommend this treatment to anyone who uses bleach, as it is a must-have to keep your hair strong and healthy.”
Jenny M
REVIEWcrew® Member
“I’m a lover of deep treatments, they add so much benefit to any hair routine. Redken Acidic Bonding Concentrate Intensive Treatment is literally magic in a bottle! It’s super nourishing, little goes a long way, giving you a beautiful silky salon results in minutes. I have dry, heat damaged hair and require my hair to be slicked back at work so think crazy amount of hairspray haha. My hair has suffered enough, so using this treatment has been a godsend. Sometimes I let this treatment [in my hair] longer to really give my hair the absolute pamper. After washing out, I could immediately feel a difference. My hair felt silky, smooth and moisturised. When dried, my hair appeared less frizzy and tamed.”
Katarina K
REVIEWcrew® Member
“This product is a game changer! At first I was a bit apprehensive with a hair treatment that is to be used before shampoo and conditioner. But it works a treat! I have very damaged hair from bleach and heat styling. It made my hair very soft, smooth and improved the condition of my hair dramatically. It's really easy to use and a little goes a long way! I like the packaging and the smell of the product too.”
Dani G
REVIEWcrew® Member

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The products for this Review Crew® trial have been provided by Redken to Are Media and BEAUTYcrew for the purpose of trial and review by Review Crew® members.

*This combined average star rating for Redken Acidic Bonding Concentrate Intensive Treatment is based on a combined total of 50 reviews submitted and is correct as of 11/05/2023.

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