So, you've decided you want to try one of Redken's best-selling systems, but you can't quite figure out what the differences are? We've all been there, don't worry!
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Redken Frizz Dismiss vs All Soft
As with every Redken range, the goal for these two systems is smooth, shiny, healthy hair.
This difference materializes in their formulas, with All Soft products containing a "Moisture Complex" consisting of Soy Protein (seals in moisture and boosts body), Arginine (conditions hair by stimulating the scalp), Sepicap (restores the look of ends), Argan Oil (gives hair an intense softness), and Moisturizing Factors (replenishes and maintains essential moisture balance).
Frizz Dismiss products instead contain a "Smoothing Complex" comprised of Babassu Oil, renowned for its moisturizing properties.
The main cause of frizz is a lack of moisture in your hair (relative to the environment), so Babassu Oil will help to tame even the most unruly hair strands—especially in humid conditions.
There's some overlap between the two for sure, in the sense that they both aim to moisturize your hair, but there's no need to overcomplicate the decision process here.
In fact, it's actually wise to avoid protein treatments unless you have damaged hair since protein overload and sensitivity can lead to unintended breakage. (Sometimes there is such a thing as too much of a good thing!)
If you struggle with dry, damaged hair, you will see the most benefit from the protein-packed All Soft range. However, if you struggle with frizz—but not damage—you will prefer the protein-less Frizz Dismiss range.