Since the local salon I use carries Kenra products, and Jerry and I are both Platinum members at Ulta, I’m very familiar with the brand, and have never been disappointed with their products. So, when I got the opportunity to try their Platinum Revive System, I was super-duper excited, especially since I have long, thick hair that is prone to breaking.
Since I don’t have any extensions, or wear hair pieces, etc., it’s all 100% my own natural hair, good hair care products are very important to me. Having long hair and oily skin, I often run into products that feel heavy and almost seem to make my hair worse.
The Kenra Platinum Revive System is specially formulated to strengthen and repair tears and gaps on the hair shaft. Since only the damaged areas are targeted and product is rinsed off where not needed, there is no heaviness (Henkel, 2016). This makes me very happy- with my hair being long and thick, the last thing I need is for it to be even heavier!
Kenra Platinum Revive Shampoo & Conditioner
The Revive Shampoo helps repair and strengthen the hair cuticle from within. It penetrates the cortex to enhance elasticity, and results in up to 95% less breakage after just one use (Henkel, 2016).
The Revive Conditioner calms and neutralizes environmental irritation as it conditions. Moisture, elasticity, and vibrancy are preserved (Henkel, 2016).
I immediately noticed the packaging, the tops are the kind that when you press on one side, the other side flips up. This is very handy for while in the shower- makes it easy to open with one wet hand. The tops are also different colors, the shampoo is clear, and the conditioner is black, so it’s easier to grab the right bottle.
Both the shampoo and conditioner have a very light, tropical scent, kind of like coconut- I absolutely love it! It’s also not an overly heavy smell, so it doesn’t clash with other products, like my body lotion or perfume. I also love that the products are sulfate-free, so I can use them on my colored hair.
I wash my hair every other day, sometimes every day depending on my workouts and physical activity. I always shampoo twice- with Kenra, my hair got clean very easily, without feeling stripped. I also had Jerry use these, and he shampooed three times. However, he only washes his hair two or three times per week, and has a lot more build-up. He, too, was very happy with the results!
The conditioner performed equally well- it’s light, rinses easily, and doesn’t leave any residue or build-up. My hair is left soft, hydrated, and shiny.
The shampoo and conditioner retail for $18.00 each.
Kenra Platinum Revive Treatment
The Revive Treatment is a strengthening mask that targets damaged strands of hair and saturates it with moisture. Youthful suppleness and radiance are restored with a single use (Henkel, 2016).
The Kenra Platinum Revive Treatment is an absolutely awesome mask! I’m usually apprehensive about this type of product, as many of them are heavy, leave a residue, and weigh my hair down, when it’s already heavy enough on its own. Not so with Kenra!
Since only the damaged areas are targeted, the rest of the hair isn’t affected, so there’s no build-up. Unlike many deep conditioners and hair masks that seemingly take forever to rinse out, the Kenra Platinum Revive Treatment rinses quickly and easily. With my thick, coarse hair, I’ll be using this weekly to keep my hair in the best condition possible!
The Kenra Platinum Revive Treatment retails for $28.00.
Kenra Platinum Revive Oil
Revive Oil is an intense strengthening oil that improves the hair’s health while it prevents signs of damage. This product is very versatile. It can be used right before shampooing or conditioning, it can be mixed with other products, or you can use it by itself for extra shine.
The Kenra Platinum Revive Oil has a slightly stronger scent than the rest of the products, and is a bit more “nutty,” but it’s not so strong that it’s annoying. It’s similar to the scent of argan oil, but not as heavy- I love it! The oil is also very, very light, almost the consistency of water, so a little bit went a long way because it was so easy to spread. I put a few drops on my hands, rubbed them together, then ran my hands through my hair.
In addition to using the Revive oil on my dry hair, I added a couple drops in with my conditioner, and I used it prior to washing my hair, as I’ve heard this can help prevent color fading. My favorite, though, was the instant gratification I got from using it on my dry hair right after styling. It’s SO. LIGHT. It didn’t weigh my hair down, it wasn’t greasy, and I didn’t feel any residue, just shiny hair!
The Kenra Platinum Revive Oil retails for $22.00.
Kenra Platinum Revive Complex
The Revive Complex is a light weight leave-in treatment that helps hydrate, perfect, and protect, as well as combats dehydration for 95% less breakage after the first use. Additionally, it provides thermal protection up to 450 degrees, and improves the appearance of brittle, dry ends (Henkel, 2016).
This is stuff is awesome- having such long, thick hair, it’s a pain to comb, especially when wet. I often end up with even more broken hair just from combing, even with a wide-toothed comb. The Kenra Platinum Revive Complex not only made my comb glide through my hair with ease, but I didn’t have any flyaways when it dried! Definitely a product I’ll keep using.
The Kenra Platinum Revive Complex retails for $22.00.
When Kenra claimed results are noticeable after the first use, they weren’t lying! My hair not only felt and looked healthier after the first time I used the products, but the second time, there was a lot less hair left in the shower! I swear, there have been times I thought I was going to be bald when I stepped out.
A word of caution- the Kenra Platinum Revive products are very concentrated. I only needed a quarter-sized amount of shampoo for my hair. You also need to be careful not to overdo the oil- a tiny bit will go a LONG way! You can always add more, but it’s a bit more involved to wash it out…lol!
The biggest difference between the Kenra Platinum Revive system and other similar products is how lightweight the Kenra products are. I’ve often worried that heaviness or residue would lead to further damage due to weighing my hair down, etc. With Kenra, no discernible coating or residue is left, there’s no greasiness or heaviness; it almost seems like magic. One of the best things is that I can wear my hair straight, whereas I’ve usually been wearing it wavy to hide the damage!
Overall, if you have week, brittle, dry, or damaged hair, the Kenra Platinum Revive system is THE hair care line for you! Check out http://www.kenraprofessional.com for more information.
Henkel (2016). Kenra Professional. Retrieved February 26, 2016, from www.kenraprofessional.com.