This is my HG deep treatment!, it's amazing! I've tyred so many others and this is the most 'strengthening'' and most penetrating deep treatment ever
I can't make up my mind what I think about this hair treatment. My hair is damaged by heat so wanted to gain some strength. I followed the instructions and applied to towel dried hair and left on for about 15 mins. When I rinsed out and dried my hair I didn't notice any imminent results. However over the few times of using can feel that my hair is stronger. This product doesn't make your hair soft so it may be worth using an oil before drying. I probably would buy this again but ill see how it goes.
I decided to purchase this after noticing that Redken has really good reviews for hair treatments. It seems lke this has favorable ratings but I wasn't wowed. My hair is damaged by heat styling and highlighting so I use heavy duty treatments to prevent breakage. This seemed like a good option b/c it's big on proein rebuiding. After using it several weeks. My hair does seem shinier and in general more manageable. I have noticed healthier looking hair, but it's still breaking off more than with some cheaper treatments I've used. This is a good product but I think for girls who's hair may be lightly damaged not hair in need of repair. I'm gonna switch back to my Nuetrogena Healthy Hair mask.
This stuff literally saved my hair in one use. I bought it this afternoon, came straight home, and used this stuff after shampooing. The shampoo wasn't even one that clarifies, yet my hair drank this stuff up as if nothing else had been on it for ages. That's how strong and deeply penetrating it is. For the record, the past month or so has wreaked hell on my hair, and my mother has let me know at every turn how unhealthy it looks. For the first time in a while, after using this product ONCE, she just told me my hair looks healthy! If these are the kind of results I get in a rushed application, I can't wait to see what happens when I actually clarify!
Now a staple in my treatment collection!
P.S. I find this product needs a deep conditioner afterwards. Like most protein treatments, it's meant to make hair stronger, not softer. You still need something to moisturize your newly thickened tresses after using this product. I also recommend using a rather strong shampoo so as to remove build-up and allow the product to sink even further than it would if you were using a standard sulfate/paraben free, non-clarifying shampoo. It will work if you don't, but the results will definitely be enhanced if you do.
Redken, you are my savior!
UPDATE: Alright guys, I've been using this stuff for around 3 weeks now; still getting incredible results! I can sort of liken this to fine wine; it gets better as you go. My hair feels better after every use, no joke. Personally I've found that what works best for me is to clarify beforehand (I use B&B Sunday Shampoo), then get enough of the ESBP to saturate all of my hair, comb it through, and let it sit for 15 minutes before rinsing. Then, I follow up with the Pureology HydraCure mask to restore moisture and create balance. This whole process is working so well for me, I can sense that healthy, virgin-like hair is just around the corner with continued use!
UPDATE: I can't even believe how well this stuff works you guys, it's been just a little over a month since I started using it. My hair is in that awkward regrowth stage where it can be hair commercial worthy one day and like a brillo pad the next, so when I'm in brillo pad mode I just use this maybe twice a week and all of the damage seems like it disappears. The best part is that it's been almost two months and I'm not even a fourth of the way through the container yet - definitely worth the money! Forever love <3 continued >>
Works nicely on my damaged hair (from bleaching)
I would say the cost is a bit of a rip off though.
if it wasnt tested on animals then i would repurchase
A great protein treatment. It adds strength, shine and volume to my hair.
I've always loved redken shampoos and after reading about this particular treatment on their site, I had to try. My hair is damaged from excessive heat styling and is medium-thick. I try to only wash my hair twice, max three times a week and have started using this as my conditioner. Normally, all masks make my hair feel like silk in the shower, but I don't really see a difference after it's dry.. This one, on the other hand, has made a tremendous difference in just 3 weeks. After drying my hair, it LOOKS so much healthier and is so much softer than it's ever been. I can't stop touching my hair. For 22 bucks, really not that bad, and there's quite a lot in the jar so it'll last a while. I've definitely found the mask for me.
This is a great product! I have bleached fine and thin hair. Whenever I run a comb through it, I get shedding and my ends are prone to snapping. I use this mask about once a week and it has really helped with the shedding and my ends are much stronger. It also makes your hair look healthy. The best way to use this, is in the shower after you've shampooed, is to get a towel and get the most water out of your hair as possible. I put it up in a turban for a minute or so- a turbie twist would work great. Then I get about a handful and really saturate my hair with it, I comb it through with a wide toothed comb, and then put on a shower cap, to heat it up for the rest of the shower, I will shave and wash then rinse at the end. I think the trick is to get as much water out of your hair, so it can really penetrate.
I fried one section of my hair this past summer with a curling iron (left it on my hair to long because I was talking on the phone and didn't realize that I left it on too long, stupid me). The rest of my hair is completely healthy. That one little area of my hair was disgusting after that point and I went crazy. Because the rest of my hair was so healthy looking, it stood out so bad. For months I would try things to reverse it.... nothing worked. It slowly got better within time, mostly because some of it was chopped off during a hair cut session.
Was at the mall and on a whim I bought this. I've used this three times so far, and I can already see a big difference. For the first time it's soft and not haystack feeling. Godsend.
Okay, so I over highlight and never learn the lesson that I'll never have healthy hair. And with this product, I might decide to trade highlights for the strength I'm feeling that I haven't felt in the last 3 years since going back to blonde. See I figure that the ends are so damaged, but short hair isn't an option, might as well touch up theroot since so much of it is dead anyway. Who wants dead brown hair? So I retouch.... Every time I heavy highlight my super dark brown roots, the treatments only do so much, mainly repair the new growth and the ends are still really bad. But wow, I can feel after using this masque 3 times in a row, more strength, thicker, a little shinier and I can run my hand farther down my hair then before! Now, I can't run my fingers all the way without feeling my hair snap, but it's coming along in a way that mo other product has done. I use kerastase masque every other wash and the strengthening conditioner by kerastase. Kerastase alone hasn't helped with strength, but it moisturizes so well after the red ken plus masque. For me, both only work well together. The red ken masque is really awesome and if it eventually fixes my hair ill finally be able ton darken it and probably leave an even happier review ! But honestly, no otherprotein has helped like this one....try itt