This 3-step system is your new haircare saviour

Here’s what our Review Crew® had to say about this repairing haircare trio

BEAUTYcrew Beauty Editor / April 06 2021

The product

Hair in need of some serious repair? Split ends, heat damage and stress caused by constant colouring is no match for this 3-step hair care system that’s managed to win over our Review Crew®.

The Redken Acidic Bonding Concentrate 3-step system includes a soothing but effective shampoo, shine and softness-enhancing conditioner, and a deeply nourishing yet lightweight leave-in treatment.

With a signature formula that includes citric acid and a concentrated bond complex, this restorative trio targets hair repair and strength, intense conditioning and hair colour fade protection, for revitalised strands.

Here’s what our panel of Review Crew® testers had to say about this 3-step repair care system.

The panel

Beauty Crew sent Redken Acidic Bonding Concentrate Shampoo, Redken Acidic Bonding Concentrate Conditioner and Redken Acidic Bonding Concentrate Leave-In Treatment to a panel of women aged 20 to 45 with hair that’s broken, damaged, distressed, bleached or lightened, frizzy, curly or unruly hair, as well as split ends, stiffness, or a lack of shine and softness.

The lowdown

Here’s what the Review Crew® loved about the Redken Acidic Bonding Concentrate 3-step system.

Redken Acidic Bonding Concentrate Shampoo: Traditional stripping shampoo formulas are a far cry from this revitalising pick. Our reviewers were super shocked at just how soothing and nourishing the shampoo was, while still effectively cleansing the scalp and strands.

Redken Acidic Bonding Concentrate Conditioner: Shiny, soft strands are what’s promised after washing hair with this pick, and according to our Review Crew® that’s just what was delivered. One reviewer even said, “this is probably the best conditioner I've ever used on my bleached hair!”

Redken Acidic Bonding Concentrate Leave-In Treatment: Reparative properties combined with a lightweight formula, this bonding concentrate leave-in treatment doesn’t need to be washed out after application. Simply load up strands and look forward to sleek lengths post-styling according to our Review Crew®.

The verdict

“[Redken Acidic Bonding Concentrate Shampoo] was an absolute saviour for my dry and damaged hair after bleaching… This product has been amazing and has absolutely turned my hair journey around! The entire set of these products has not only made it easy to deal with my usually frizzy and incredible damaged knotty hair but also has left it with shine and strength I didn’t anticipate. The shampoo has a very viscous texture and seems to grip the hair well as you wash, lathers nicely and is soothing to the scalp.”
Georgia B
REVIEWcrew® Member
“[Redken Acidic Bonding Concentrate Conditioner] is probably the best conditioner I've ever used on my bleached hair! Absolutely love this - my hair is so shiny and soft, which I find difficult with bleached hair. It smells amazing, just like the shampoo, and it's just as thick! Feels like salon quality at home… Outstanding results! And I don't have to wash my hair as often. When I wake up my hair is still silky and soft! Usually I get frizzy ends but this keeps it nourished.”
Nat S
REVIEWcrew® Member
“I need a regular treatment as my hair is dry, brittle and has a tendency to matte together. I am also experiencing hair loss so I don’t want a treatment that adds weight or drag to my hair. I was able to put [Redken Acidic Bonding Concentrate Leave-In Treatment] in after washing my hair and style it straight away. I don’t want to muck around with treatments I have to wash out so this is perfect. I used it twice weekly as my hair is particularly bad at the moment and I found my hair was smoother, stronger and shinier as a result. I love the texture of it as it’s smooth rather than sticky and doesn’t feel heavy on your hair. It smells lovely and I found a little goes a long way.”
Merrill B
REVIEWcrew® Member

Like the sound of this repairing hair care system? Read more Redken Acidic Bonding Concentrate Shampoo reviews, Redken Acidic Bonding Concentrate Conditioner reviews and Redken Acidic Bonding Concentrate Leave-In Treatment reviews.

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 Shampoo, Redken Acidic Bonding Concentrate Conditioner and Redken Acidic Bonding Concentrate Leave-In Treatment is based on a combined total of 150 reviews submitted and is correct as of 01/04/2021.

Main image credit: Are Media

Briar Clark got her start in the media industry in 2017, as an intern for Marie Claire and InStyle. Since then, her keen interest in fashion and beauty has landed her gigs as a Digital Content Producer and Beauty Editor with titles like Girlfriend, Refinery29, BEAUTYcrew and beautyheaven. She loves the way seemingly innocuous topics like skin care and style have the ability to put a smile on people’s faces or make them think about themselves a little differently. A big believer in self love and experimentation, Briar has made a point of becoming the Australian beauty industry’s unofficial guinea pig for unusual treatments and daring hair trends. When she’s not testing out the latest beauty launches, Briar is big on broadening her horizons, mostly in the form of food but she’s also partial to travelling to new destinations both near and far (and of course, allocating an extra bag to bring their best beauty offerings home with her).