70% would repurchase
on 12/5/2018 3:43:00 PM
More reviews by arisibelle
So I'm only using this because I went platinum and my stylist almost had a heart attack when I told him about the shampoo I was using before. He literally begged me not to ever apply the old shampoo to my hair or it would ruin the color. So he recommended this and away I went.I've used it twice. I know that isn't long enough but I wanted to give a quick shout out to anyone considering this. I'm washing my hair with this line every day as my stylist recommended. We're going this for one week to deal with the bleach-fried-ness of my hair and after the first week I'm supposed to switch to only washing every 2nd or 3rd day to let the "natural oils" of my hair take over.The shampoo is not sulfate free. I am SO sensitive to sulfates. I have been using sulfate-free for literally years. I find this shampoo to be so incredibly drying and I honestly hate it. It makes my hair feel like straw and actually makes it hard to move my hair. It gets hard. It's disgusting. It's really difficult to rinse out for me because my hair will get hard. Literally feels like straw.I'm going to stick with it because my stylist *insists* but like, damn, girl. I hate this shampoo.Here's a quick review for the rest of the product line as well. The conditioner? It's fine. It's plain. Nothing special. Doesn't do much for my hair. Still feels dry AF after rinsing this out.The CAT treatment? Smells like hairspray. Hate it. Rinses out easily. Hair still feels like straw.The masque? Like it so far. Smells nice. Rinses out easily and didn't leave my hair greasy at all. When I rinsed it out my hair still felt awful but now that it's dry, it feels fairly nice. It also helped my scalp stop feeling dry & itchy. I wish I could use this after every wash but I'm only allowed to use it every 2nd wash :(
on 12/4/2018 4:16:00 PM
More reviews by shyviolet
My hair had been feeling rough and wiry, so I cut out all products with protein and gave it moisture. It felt better for a while, then it got rough again. I wondered if it now actually need protein, and I regretted getting rid of all my protein products. Then I found a sample of this mask lying around, and it does contain protein.This stuff did the trick when my moisturizing treatments were not working. It gave my hair softness and life again and it seemed to make a lasting improvement that does not just wash away in the next wash.I was about to ready to purchase the full-sized version and nearly fell over when I saw the price. No thank you. Would have also been a 5 star rating but I can't justify the cost.
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on 11/28/2018 7:31:00 AM
More reviews by notjustgingerly
I didn’t notice any thickening of my hair at all. Tried using it several times and switched around my products to see if they were interfering with it and still didn’t notice anything, even when using it after just shampoo and conditioner and blow drying my hair.
on 11/28/2018 7:25:00 AM
Wow! This shampoo really removes product build-up and gets hair back to “normal”. I use a lot of redken’s anti-frizz and anti-snap/strengthening products but my hair is fine so I need to make sure my hair gets a thorough cleansing from time to time or else it will start looking flat and needs to be washed more often. This shampoo really makes hair “squeaky” clean and lathers up nice, I let it sit in my hair for a few minutes to allow it to work on my scalp as well as this (and Redken’s extreme strengthening shampoo as well) has been keeping my itchy scalp issue under control. I feel this is a must-have if you use a lot of product and need to make sure it all gets washed out from time to time.
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on 11/7/2018 9:23:00 PM
More reviews by urs123
I found that committing heavily to this product did show results. I say committing heavily because I found that I needed to use it as a two step program - first this product to strengthen, then a heavy moisturing mask straight after to negate the straw-like feeling that this CAT product gave me. The combination did strengthen and soften my hair over the medium term, however, it was a time consuming twice weekly exercise and was a little painful. I have since trialled a lot of of the Redken range and believe that the Extreme Length primer is the answer, this product is lighter and a protein and moisture combination, so it seems to achieve what my two weekly routine used to, but because it only needs 5 minutes I find myself using it after almost every wash. Overall comparatively I would not go the EXTREME CAT again because I've found a better solution, but it does work with enough commitment.
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