Road Test: Redken Real Control Slim Supreme Serum

Betty's intern finds out if this product can give you a frizz-free 'do.

Road Test: Redken Real Control Slim Supreme Serum

Betty’s intern finds out if this product can give you a frizz-free ‘do.

-Brooke Sager

Redken Real Control Slim Supreme Serum

I’ll be honest, the hair gods were not kind to me. And I’m not alone—34 percent of women say “long lasting hair control” is their number 1 beauty concern. So when I heard Redken was launching their Real Control Slim Supreme Serum ($13.59, sleekhair.com), I couldn’t wait to road test it.

It’s part of Redken’s Real Control Collection: offering stress-free care for dry, high-maintenance hair. The serum claims to control poof, eliminate frizz and smooth split ends while adding shine.

Reading the press kit, I was ready to lace up my Nike’s, sprint to the nearest salon and clean out the shelves. But instead, I prepared for the road test: Could the Redken Real Control Slim Supreme Serum keep my mane tame on a humid summer day in New York City? I was about to find out.

Road Test

After a shower, I squirted a tiny bit of the serum into my hand and smoothed it over towel-dried hair. I loved its fresh smell and lightweight finish. Then, the real test- the blow dryer! Cationic conditioners were at work, making my locks silky soft without adding excess oil. (A big plus—my fine hair is prone to look greasy with heavier products.) Shea butter, protein and Ceramide added strength and nixed that unwanted volume I’m constantly at war with.

But would the Slim Supreme Serum pass the hardest part of the test—all-day humidity resistance? Normally on such sticky days, I step outside and my hair needs its own zip code it gets so huge. But thanks to the serum, I was flipping my hair with pride the whole afternoon. In fact, my tresses still looked glossy by sunset. After an 8 pm event, my editor told me my hair looked good! The product is also great to keep on hand for mid-day touch-ups, but I didn’t even need it. It’s just that fab!

Verdict

Redken Real Control Slim Supreme Serum will permanently have a spot on my vanity. The formula did everything it promised—eliminated unwanted volume and frizz while adding luscious shine. It even landed me a compliment. Now I can have a gorgeous ‘do all year round. I’m never leaving my house without the product again!

Brooke Sager is BettyConfidential’s multi-talented fabulous intern. 


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