Let’s Get Smooth Hair with Redken Smooth Lock Butter Silk, Kiehl’s Strengthening and Hydrating Hair Oil-in-Cream, and The Body Shop Coconut Butter Beautifying Oil!

During my trip home a couple of months ago, I got another perm. I’ve been having curly hair for two years in a row. I love the easy volume and style a perm brings to the table, but at the same time my hair is inevitably damaged because of it. A while ago I started trying out the new Redken Smooth Lock Butter Silk, and I’m going to review that with a couple of other hair products I’ve been using for you!

The Redken Smooth Lock Butter Silk is an intense treatment for dry and unruly hair. Among other things, it boasts the Interlock Protein Network (IPN) that is supposed to strengthen and reinforce hair, in order to improve manageability.

The Smooth Lock Butter Silk has a lighter texture than a lot of deep-conditioning masks I have tried. It has a smell but I can’t put my fingers around it. I like how little I need, how easy it is to spread it out, and how fast I can detangle my hair with it. The instructions tell you to leave it on for 5-15 minutes, and I think it’ll depend on how much patience you have as well as how damaged your hair is (if you have a bathtub things might be easier. You can chill in it while waiting for the mask to perform a miracle. I don’t, and even when I did I never had the patience to sit in a bathtub. Wonder if age has taken care of that by now).

My hair is already detangled when I rub the treatment on, and after I rinse it out I get very nice and smooth hair that doesn’t feel heavy! They don’t call it Smooth Lock Butter Silk for nothing!

I would recommend this to people whose hair needs some TLC, particularly if the hair is rebellious. My hair is definitely more manageable and moisturized with this mask!

Here is the ingredient list if anyone needs it:

I mentioned the Kiehl’s Strengthening and Hydrating Hair Oil-in-Cream briefly in a previous post, and now I have tested it for long enough to say I still really like it!

This leave-in conditioner is supposed to be used on damp hair, so I use it after shampooing. I’ve tried to skip the step, but my hair always ends up in a pathetic state between washes when I do! The texture is a medium-thick cream, and it has a light smell that disappears fast enough.

Again, this is not something that will make your hair silky smooth, as it does not contain silicone (I think this is probably one of its biggest selling points, as it’s hard to find a leave-in conditioner that’s silicone-free). However, it does prevent my hair from drying out and I can’t thank it enough for that!

Last but not least, another all-purpose dry oil that I’ve been testing out: The Body Shop Coconut Butter Beautifying Oil. I use it the same way as I use the Caudalie Divine Oil, which means I slather some on and leave it there for a while (even overnight) before I shampoo it off.

I personally don’t have a lot of packaging woes with this one, but I’ve heard it could get messy with a bit of the oil dripping down. It smells great: warm and nutty, just the type of scent that I like. It does moisturize my hair well, but since I also massage dry oil into my scalp, I can tell this one could leave my roots a little flat.

In other words, I can choose to repurchase the Caudalie Divine Oil (ouch on the wallet, wow on the hair), or stick to this bottle and pray for good luck each time I use it. Decisions decisions…

Have you tried any of the products? Does any look tempting to you? Would you repurchase a more expensive product that works 100%, or choose a cheaper version that sometimes doesn’t yield great results?

Sunny, your beauty culture translator xx

Disclosure: The products mentioned in this review are provided by the PR for my consideration. All opinions are honest and my own. I am in no way compensated for this review. I have always been, and will always be committed ONLY to my readers.



  • http://www.bellachique.be/ Teri

    I’m still a big fan of oils in my hair, also love the redken smooth lock, it really is very moisturising for dry ends!

    • http://mostlysunnybunny.wordpress.com Sunny

      Glad to hear it works for you too! Nowadays I systematically leave oil in overnight. I won’t even pretend I don’t need all the help in the world for my hair!

  • http://aucupariabrumalis.wordpress.com claire

    I love oils for my hair, the Kiehl’s cream sounds very interesting actually. Sadly, till today any Redken hair product didn’t work out for my hair. I think I am more a Kerastase girl D:

    • http://mostlysunnybunny.wordpress.com Sunny

      I’ve been using Kerastase products for years and I love them, but this particular treatment does do the trick for me :)

  • http://www.peggytimmermans.be/blog Peggy Timmermans Visagie

    You dare it! I don’t dare putting the BOdy Shop Oil in my hair..to afraid i will have ‘egg’ hair!

    • http://mostlysunnybunny.wordpress.com Sunny

      Haha I was young and stupid… or just wanted to see if I can thrift my way out of it!

  • Shoegal

    I like your idea of leaving the oil in your hair overnight! Do you recommend doing that with the Kiehl’s or Caudalie oil? I really like both Kiehl’s and Caudalie products.

    • http://mostlysunnybunny.wordpress.com Sunny

      Yes I’d definitely recommend the Caudalie Divine Oil (the Kiehl’s one is really more like a leave-in conditioner)! I’ve been leaving it on overnight for the past 6 months or so, and it consistently yields great results! I’m almost done with my bottle now, and I’m pretty sure I’ll purchase a new one soon :)

      • Shoegal

        Hi Sunny, I just bought the divine oil. To make sure that I will do it right; should I put the oil on the scalp as well, or just on the hair below the ears? Thanks!

        • http://mostlysunnybunny.wordpress.com Sunny

          You can definitely use it on your scalp, but if you’re a bit unsure about it then start with just your hair! I like to massage a bit of Divine Oil into my scalp because I find it deep-cleanses and nourishes very well. I always end up with hair lighter than air after I do that. Keep me posted about how your experiment turns out! xx

      • Shoegal

        One more question: after rubbing the divine oil in scalp and hair, leaving it in overnight, do I have to shampoo my hair in the morning or not necessary? Thanks!

        • http://mostlysunnybunny.wordpress.com Sunny

          You are most probably going to have to shampoo it off. That’s why I use it the night before I have to shampoo :)

  • http://leisurelysensitive.blogspot.com Yak Man

    I’ve never tried any of these, but they all sounds good :o. I actually only use a serum, haha. But does it makes your hair fast greasy?

    • http://mostlysunnybunny.wordpress.com Sunny

      Well, with the leave-in conditioner and mask, I don’t use it on my scalp. Most of the time only the hair below your ears need moisturization, so if you don’t use a big dollop of conditioner and so on on your scalp your hair shouldn’t become greasy faster! With the right oil as an overnight treatment, my scalp actually feels properly cleansed and lighter (without being stripped) so you should try! If you don’t want to invest in a special oil, olive oil will do. Just remember not to use too much because it’s heavier than dry oil and if you overdose you might not be able to shampoo it off effectively!

      • http://leisurelysensitive.blogspot.com Yak Man

        thank you for the tips :). I don’t have long hair so I think I’ve to used a tiny bit, haha.

        • http://mostlysunnybunny.wordpress.com Sunny

          You’re welcome! In that case just use a bit at the ends :)

  • http://deijsprinses.wordpress.com/ deijsprinses

    Sounds like your hair gets a queen treatment!

    • http://mostlysunnybunny.wordpress.com Sunny

      Haha my hair actually needs to be treated right after I messed with them with two perms :)

  • Cynthia lee

    Hi sunny,
    I just chance upon your post on Taiwanese brand gin ger. may I know where can I buy in Taipei? Thanks!

    • http://mostlysunnybunny.wordpress.com Sunny

      Hey Cynthia, I checked and there are 3 locations in Taipei.

      1. 5th floor of Xinyi Eslite.
      2. B1 of Q Square.
      3. #28, Yongkang Street.

      Hope this helps! :)

      • Cynthia lee

        Dear sunny,

        Thanks for the info location. In the end I bought the toothpaste at Xinyi eslite. Had a great time in Taipei.

        • http://mostlysunnybunny.wordpress.com Sunny

          Hey Cynthia, I’m glad I could be of help! Glad to hear you had a great time in Taipei too. I might be biased but I love the city :)

  • http://bronzerbunny.com Joyce (bronzerbunny)

    I’m not much of a hair product girl but all of these do sound interesting!

  • http://www.bornin86.be Born in 86

    I can only say that the Redken product is the best in the world for me. After my dip dye my hair was very dry, but using this Redken mask solved everything in that way it can be solved :-)

    • http://mostlysunnybunny.wordpress.com Sunny

      Good to know it works for you too!

  • http://www.inmyprettyshoes.be Dorien (Inmyprettyshoes)

    Wow that Redken Smooth Lock Butter Silk sounds really good for my hair! Especially since I bleach my hair and the tips can get really dry..

    • http://mostlysunnybunny.wordpress.com Sunny

      OOO then you definitely need a good nourishing mask!

  • http://eyeheartit.blogspot.com Larie

    I should probably take better care of my hair. *hangs head* I really can’t stand messes, though, and a lot of time leave-in products can be messy :/

    • http://mostlysunnybunny.wordpress.com Sunny

      Not necessarily! Leave-in creams are usually drama-free in my experience :)

  • http://twitter.com/BeautyReflectTS BeautyReflections (@BeautyReflectTS)

    That Kiehl’s on is on my list now!

    • http://mostlysunnybunny.wordpress.com Sunny

      Keep me posted about how it works for you!

  • http://www.pinklavenders.com Rainy Days & Lattes

    Nice! I was researching hair oils and treatments all day today. So nice to see this post… I’m very curious about the Redken one. And the Body Shop one sounds really nice! :)

    • http://mostlysunnybunny.wordpress.com Sunny

      Yay I’m glad I could help!

  • http://www.nymphette.be marijke

    I loove that Kiehl’s product!

    • http://mostlysunnybunny.wordpress.com Sunny

      Yup it works really well!

  • http://gravatar.com/lescreationsdenanni Nanni

    I use the Dry Oil by The Body shop, Moringa Scent, I love it! I carry it in my purse. Dry legs, hands, hair, I use it for everything. I was also very afraid to have oil dripping all over but so far so good, no problems with that :)

    • http://mostlysunnybunny.wordpress.com Sunny

      Yay, glad to know it works for you! I haven’t tried it on my body yet, but I mostly use a plain old lotion on it :)

  • http://shortisthenewblack.wordpress.com shortisthenewblack

    I must try the smooth lock! I use this Redken product in a conditioner but I would love it for a deep conditioning treatment. My hair is very rebellious and is tangly ALL the top. A thick, tangly mess to be exact!!!!!

    • http://mostlysunnybunny.wordpress.com Sunny

      Haha then check this one out because my hair is definitely smoother with it!