Beauty Launch: Redken Smooth Lock

On the day of Redken’s Smooth Lock launch, the weather couldn’t have been more tress-unfriendly; it was in the high 90s with 70% humidity in NYC, where everything is hotter, smellier and frizzier. “Right now there’s a massive desire for manageable hair,” Redken brand ambassador Rodney Cutler says to the gathered editors, who’s manes are coated in sweat and frizz. “Smoothing treatments are about making life easier.”

eatment and Heat Glide protective smoother. These at-home products, Cutler stresses, help magnify and lengthen the results of the smoothing service. All pieces of the Smooth Lock puzzle utilize heat-activated Thermo-Active Polymer that forms a protective barrier around the cuticle, blocking-out humidity while sealing in moisture for a smooth, reflective surface. After the service, clients can’t wash their hair for 48 hours.

t, which lasts three shampoos!” After my Chemistry Shot, my hair felt silky and appeared fuzz-free; a week later, the effects of this frizz-lock-out were still being felt—and seen. —Karie L. Frost

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