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align 12 - protective smoothing lotion

align 12 - protective smoothing lotion

Smoothing lotion strengthens and straightens hair with control. Anti-frizz technology creates an extra smooth finish. Perfect for a straight and smooth blowout.

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Product Benefits


  • Medium control lotion
  • Strengthens and straightens medium hair
  • Adds discipline and control for naturally straight results
  • Provides heat protection
  • Anti-Frizz Technology


Why It Works

Protective smoothing lotion strengthens and straightens medium hair while fortifying and smoothing waves.

How To Use

Apply to damp hair and blow dry for sleek, natural looking straight results. Flat iron for extra smoothness, spraying iron shape 11 finishing thermal spray on each section for extend protection against hot tools.

Customer Reviews

align 12 - protective straightening lotion is rated 3.0714 out of 5 by 14.
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Disappointed I have used align 12 for years. I'm not happy with the change in the product. It leaves my hair hard to get a styling brush through. I am now on the lookout for a new styling product. Please, Redken, go back to the old product. Changing this product was a big mistake. You just lost a loyal customer.
Date published: 2014-07-19
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Disappointed I have used align 12 for several years, but I don't understand why Redken changed product from the pump to the cream. IT IS NOT THE SAME PRODUCT. I would not recommend this to anyone it is sticky and lumpy so disappointed in the new change. Did not work very good in my hair at all.
Date published: 2014-08-24
Rated 3 out of 5 by from New container - different I have used Align 12 for years. I have found it to be the only product that will manage my "humidity hair". The new package seems to have a different product in it. It is thinner (runnier) and does not work the same. I am on a mission to buy all of the old ones I can find.
Date published: 2014-06-26
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Why does Redken change or discontinue I used to use straight 05 "balm" then had to switch to align 12 because it was discontinued. I liked how a "balm" made my hair really silky. it seems like it's in between a gel & a serum. now this has been changed to a lotion.! urghhh....... I looked & do not see any "balm" products that Redken carries anymore. These have been the only type of product that works for my curly, frizzy, color treated hair. & I've tried tons. Bring back the products that work! must be a demand I see posts all the time & old product 05 now selling from $50 to $100 - crazy.
Date published: 2015-10-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from EXTRAORDINARILY MARVELOUS! I have wasted hundred of dollars trying to find the best hair product for straightening hair- and I finally found it! I It smells great, makes your hair unbelievably touchable and soft, it calms frizz, it protects against the heat, it makes your hair glor
Date published: 2010-08-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Pretty Good This is pretty good. Normally I use 3 products to get my hair as straight as this product can do. For me if I wanted pin straight hair (which I normally do) I WOULD have to flat iron. It helps to tame fly aways and straighten the hair a bit.
Date published: 2010-07-09
Rated 1 out of 5 by from upset I am a stylist, and I went to get align and my supply store told me it has been discontinued. It is probably the one product I use the most and it sells off the shelves!!! What's going on?????
Date published: 2015-02-05
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Lola Sooo! Very disappointed, I have used REDKIN Straight 05 for years. Now that the product and packaging has changed, this new product (Align 12) is not what I was using before . It is runny, white not clear and does not work on my hair like the other product. I will be looking to another Brand to something that will work better than this one. Redkin has just lost another loyal customer.
Date published: 2014-12-12
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