Redken’s recently launched “Time Reset” line claims to reduce 5 signs of aging for your hair. These include a change in texture, diminished density, increased dryness, surface dullness, and breakage. Additionally, they cite 5 targeted ingredients that work towards this, like peptides and ceramides to help strengthen the hair fiber; green tea for antioxidant support; cationic UV filters to protects against harmful UV rays; camellia oil to soften and add shine; and their patented “intra-cylane” which they say fills in porous gaps in your hair cuticle, while also plumping fine strands. This technology, they say is a result of 10-year long research on a unique silicone molecule which penetrates the cuticle, and thereby strengthens it.

I’ve been using the Time Reset Shampoo ($13) and conditioner ($14) combo for a couple weeks now, optimistic about its claims. My big problem, as I mentioned in my previous shampoo post, is the havoc humidity wreaks on my hair. Frizz is not my friend, but it seems to want to always have a slumber party. Frizz is caused by many factors – moisture-quenching strands, porous hair due to heat damage, or it's simply written in your DNA. I figured if this shampoo was meant to address gaps in hair fibers, it could only help with my frizz problem.

The first few times, I felt like it didn’t do much for me. Frizz was still there, and my hair strangely felt a little limp. Maybe I over-conditioned. I continued using it, and while I can say after a couple weeks the results improved a little (my hair was a tad shinier), my hair still didn’t look like there was noteworthy improvement.

Plus, unlike Nuture My Body’s (which I’m still obsessed with), the Time Reset shampoo does contain sulfates, chemicals and some irritating ingredients like hexylene glycol and sodium benzoate.

I am going to try out their Porosity Filler treatment and deep conditioners that are also part of the Time Reset line to see if it makes any difference at all. As far as using the shampoo and conditioner alone though, I’m going to have to say you can pass on them.

Ingredients for Time Reset Shampoo
Water, sodium laureth sulfate, glycerin, cocobetaine, laureth-5 carboxylic acid, cocamide mea, isopropyl myristate, sodium chloride, hexylene glycol, ceteareth-60 myristyl glycol, parfum, sodium benzoate, polyquarternum-10, salicylic acid, camellia kissi/camellia kissi seed oil, benzyl benzoate, benzyl salicylate, hydrolyzed soy protein, hexyl cinnamal, camellia sinensis extract/camellia sinensis leaf extract, geranoil, hydroxycitrolnellal, linalool, PPG-5-CETETH-20, citronellol, 2-oleamido-1, 3-octadecanediol, oleth-10, alpha-isomethyl ionone, disodium cocoamphodipropionate, lecithin, sodium hydroxide, citric acid.

Ingredients for Time Reset Conditioner
Water, cetearyl alcohol, glycerin, cetyl alcohol, ceteareth-33, octyldodecanol, hydroxypropyl guar, stearalkonium chloride, amodimethicone, parfum, camellia kissi/camellia kissi seed oil, hydrolyzed soy protein, chlorhexidine dihydrochloride, benzyl benzoate, trideceth-6, benzyl salicylate, PPG-5-CETETH-20, hexyl cinnamal, camellia sinensis extract/camellia sinensis leaf extract, 2-oleamido-1, 3-octadecanediol, oleth-10, disodium cocoamphodipropionate, lecithin, centrimonium chloride