No, that’s not hot mustard up there, but it’s something no less exhilarating. I can honestly say I’ve never seen anything like it before (this was the last thing that prompted me to say that). It’s an exfoliator…FOR HAIR!
I really expected the new Redken Nature’s Rescue Refining Sea Polish ($19 for a 3.4-oz. tube) to be a gimmick, but it turned out to be kind of brilliant instead. I mean, we already exfoliate our face, bod and our gnarly @ss feet (gurl, don’t make me bust out my heel buffer/parmesan cheese grater on you, and don’t pretend like you don’t know what I’m talking about ), so why stop with our hair?
To use, just apply the non-foaming Sea Polish paste after shampooing but before conditioning, massaging it gently into your hair section by section. The product contains exfoliating grains of pumice which, when massaged into the hair, scrub away any built-up hair products, grit and grime your shampoo may have missed, while also refining and polishing.
I the scent too. This is weird, but it reminds me of lemon rinds spritzed with Bobbi Brown’s Beach perfume.
So does Sea Polish work? I think so.
Redken claims it’s formulated for all hair types, safe for color-treated hair and can be used daily, although I’ve been busting it out just once or twice a week (it’s an extra step for which I don’t always have the time). I probably should use it more often, though, because my hair does look shinier and better behaved when I’m done.
Sea Polish is one of four products from the Redken Nature’s Rescue Haircare Line released last December. In addition to Sea Polish, there’s also a shampoo, a conditioner and a hair perfume (!). The products have a beachy vibe, and they’re free of parabens, sulfates and silicones, too.
Sea Polish isn’t cheap ($19), but it might be worth a splurge if you feel like your ‘do needs a deep clean.
PRICE: $19 for a 3.4-oz. tube
AVAILABILITY: At select beauty stores and salons
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: A
Isn’t that the best saying, evah? It belongs on a bumper sticker. I wish Tabs or I could take credit for it, but it was another diva, RuPaul, who tweeted it earlier today.
So how’s your Wednesday coming along? I’m getting ready for a quick workout with Jillian Michaels [INSERT TEARS OF JOY/PAIN HERE].
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,