Well, HALLELUJAH! I LOVE travel sizes…
Forget that sometimes you legitimately want to try something out (which ends up being AWFUL…for our hair, skin etc…and then you’ll be stuck with the full size, pricier version) but when you actually have somewhere to GO, and you don’t want leaky, cheap travel containers to spill all over the place. Or, how about when you lose the label you stuck on because it wasn’t sticky enough to actual bind to the plastic? Obnoxious!
Redken has seemed to do travel sizes forever, and I love that – they’re usually sitting next to their much larger counterparts. But the other day when I was in Ulta, I saw that they had a newer display, with all of them in one, easy-to-read fixture. (I’m sorry the photos aren’t stellar – iPhone, not great lighting – but you can see what I mean.) They don’t only offer shampoos and conditioners either, they also do travel sizes of a lot of the styling products and even treatments.
Keep in mind, you may not see the NEWEST stuff, which I understand (I’m sure the company wants to sell the larger ones first…yes, much to my chagrin too!) They typically come out with smaller guys after a product launches. That said, you may not find the pricier treatments (like Minoxodil, which they are doing) in small size. Not sure if that is because it is meant longer term, or if it’s a company prerogative.
I wish other companies would follow suit, including skincare lines (think: cleansers, moisturizers, foundations…) It’s just great to have a product in the packaging you are used to, that won’t make a total mess everywhere, and fits nicely into a smaller bag (as well as they “I might want to try it before committing to a larger version” thing.)
So, THANK YOU, Redken, for rocking this idea – loved the new fixtures (love that you care about making it easier for us to shop. 😉 )