Redken Straight Lissage Align Straightening Lotion

I do love my straight hair. Except that it’s not really straight — it’s wavy. No surprise really, since my mom has hair that’s curlier than a honeysuckle tendril.

But since I won’t do Japanese Keratin treatments, I’m always on the prowl for products that will “de-wave” my straight hair. And thankfully, this quest led me to Redken’s Sheer straight and Align 12 Straightening Lotion.


The Align 12 is a protective straightening lotion for medium hair. Its sole mission is to protect and defrizz and tame unruly hair, and it offers heat protection for your strands through its fortifying xylose and glucose sugars.

All you have to do is to rub the Align 12 to your damp hair, blow dry it (and this alone will give you hair that’s much much straighter and tamer than your natural locks) but the real beauty is using a flat iron after this for results that would put any Japanese Keratin treatment to shame.


The same thing pretty much goes for the Redken Sheer Straight 06 Gel except its for fine hair instead of medium hair. This gel features the exclusive Straight-Out complex, as well as Coconut and olive oils that act as conditioners and moisturizers.

We heart.