Shampoo -Redken -Extreme Shampoo (new formula)

on 12/5/2018 3:43:00 PM

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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 :(


Hair Treatments -Redken -Color Extend Magnetics Mega Mask

on 12/4/2018 4:16:00 PM

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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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Styling Products -Redken -Thickening Lotion 06

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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.


Shampoo -Redken -Hair Cleansing Cream

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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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Hair Treatments -Redken -Extreme CAT Protein Therapy Treatment (2011 formula with IPN)

on 11/7/2018 9:23:00 PM

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.


Hair Treatments -Redken -Extreme Length Sealer

on 11/7/2018 9:19:00 PM

I have been trialing the Redken range actively to find my favourite products. This included trialing the Extreme Length range. As mentioned in one of my other reviews, the Redken Extreme Length range has hugely improved since they added moisturising/softening elements to the protein range. I'e tried the Cat Spray, the Mask, the Conditioner, the Primer and the Sealer. I would rank them as: Primer, Conditioner, Sealer, Mask, Cat Spray. The Sealer I would suggest is on par with the Frizz Dismiss leave in conditioner in terms of hold power, shaping and smoothing, but my issue with the Sealer is that I found it difficult and unpleasant to use with the twist top, minimal product coming out and messing around with both hands to get it all to happen. I found the brush applicator pointless and ineffective. The results were decent but I wouldn't say they were better than that of the Primer, Conditioner or the Frizz Dismiss leave in Redken range, and I prefer to be able to pour those contents onto my hand and easily and quickly apply.

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Hair Treatments -Redken -Extreme Length Primer

on 11/7/2018 9:13:00 PM

I have been heavily trialing the Redken range to find my favourite products. My hair is coloured, shoulder length, well taken care of but dry and a little frizzed from blonde colouring. I am always looking for smoothing and strengthening products. I trialled the Extreme Length range and have found this iteration much better than the old version. The old one used to be very protein heavy with no moisture and as a result hair felt straw like after treatment - perhaps healthier and stronger but it didn't look better. This new range is very good. It includes the protein but with moisturising elements so hair now feels and looks smoother after using. I used this primer product almost every time after washing my hair for around 1-2 months. I would towel dry, brush my hair, apply this to the ends, leave in 5 or so minutes then rinse out, close the shaft with cold water, add my usual leave in conditioner and blow dry. My hair is smoother, I would say by around 20%. It has been high maintenance, however, so I am not sure if I would continue to do this, but the results have been better than say a weekly or twice weekly mask, and given masks take longer this is actually comparatively not bad. I also trialled this with the Extreme Length Conditioner and the Extreme Length Sealer and I found the synergistic benefit of all three was as great as I'd expected. I think this individual product is better than the others.

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Styling Products -Redken -Frizz Dismiss Instant Deflate

on 11/7/2018 9:05:00 PM

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I have been trialing the Redken range heavily to find my favourite holy grail products. I'd traditionally leaned towards the thicker leave in conditioner creams to help my dry coloured blonde ends out. This product is more water-y, oil-like feeling and not as heavy as traditional leave in conditioner creams - and it has surprised me. I would test this by using a usual leave in conditioner on one half of my head and this on the other, blow drying, and comparing. This product produced a smoother and sleeker result but one that wasn't heavy or oily. I've been impressed by this one and would use again. I now tend to it ahead of the leave in conditioners.


Styling Products -Redken -Frizz Dismiss Rebel Tame FPF40

on 11/7/2018 9:01:00 PM

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I went through a stage of trialing a large range of the Redken products. For my hair, in my opinion, no other line is at the level of Redken. I tried this as a leave in conditioner to help my blonde coloured hair out - it adds smoothness and shapes the hair without it being too heavy. It feels luxurious to apply given it is a thick cream. I've always tended towards leave in conditioners because I have found that's the level of help my dried ends need and this is one of the most reliable.


Shampoo -Redken -Blonde Idol Sulfate-Free Shampoo

on 11/7/2018 8:55:00 PM

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I love this shampoo because it manages to keep my blonde relatively clean without the need for those purple shampoos that tend to always be too pigmented and catch unevenly. Also lovely creamy consistency, nice smell and lathers well. I really noticed what this did for my hair when I switched to an OUAI shampoo for bounce/smooth, but noticed that suddenly my hair was heading towards a yellow shade. Went back to Blonde Idol and my hair is back to fresh. Excellent excellent shampoo, can't see myself ever changing.


Styling Products -Redken -Frizz Dismiss Rebel Tame FPF40

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Ugh! I put a little of this on my damp hair, mainly my ends, and it did the opposite of dismissing frizz. It made my hair much frizzier and very dry feeling. This *might* work for someone with extremely limp hair looking for texture, but it sucks any moisture or shine from your hair. Truly awful. I usually was my hair every three or four days but I will have to wash it again tonight to get this crap out. I threw it away the minute I was done styling my hair and saw what a mess it had made of it. Avoid, avoid, avoid.

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Shampoo -Redken -Frizz Dismiss Shampoo

on 10/23/2018 5:56:00 AM

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This shampoo is fantastic for making my hair soft and dramatically cutting down the frizz. It also lathers like no other sulfate-free shampoo. Even before a conditioner, my hair feels manageable and I can pull my fingers through. I don't remember any other shampoo that I had such a pleasure to use. My hair feels so nice that I can't stop touching it.
The downside is that like many other beauty products it gives some itchy rash to the perimeter of my face and my neck. I've used it 5 times now, I didn't notice any buildup and the rash is present only for the first 24 hours. I hope that my skin gets used to it, I don't want to use anything else, but currently, I'm not sure I will repurchase.


Styling Products -Redken -Full Effect 04 All-Over Nourishing Mousse

on 10/23/2018 3:06:00 AM

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This mousse has a weird texture when dispensing. However it isn’t sticky, stiff and doesn’t leave any residue. Not the best but one of the better ones.

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Hair Color -Redken -Shades EQ

on 10/22/2018 6:51:00 AM

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A nice selection of shades - especially in the red/violet range which I like these days.
My hairdresser uses this.


Hair Color -Redken -Shades EQ

on 10/22/2018 12:22:00 AM

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Not impressed at all.
After reading many positive reviews I found a reputable hairdresser that work with Redken Shades EQ.
I have high porosity highlighted hair and I wanted to tone them down to level 8 ash and blend in a couple of gray hairs that I have.
Having a high porosity hair means that usually, any color works fast on my hair. Shades EQ came out green-purple uneven and terrible from the first go. The hairdresser had to put a Golden shade all over and let it fully process one more time. The result was very shiny and healthy looking, but greenish and uneven.
My couple of greys aren't stubborn at all, but surprisingly shades EQ didn't change their color even slightly.
I never got anything like that coloring with L'Oreal Majiblond.

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