Redken Color Extend Shampoo

3.1

202 reviews

44% would repurchase

Package Quality: 3.7

Price: $$$

Package Quality: 3.7

Price: $$$

INGREDIENTS

Sodium laureth sulfate


Age: 19-24

Skin: Oily, Fair, Warm

Hair: Black, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Blue

I'm a licensed cosmetologist and I love trying out different hair care brands.

I have hard water and a pretty oily scalp/skin.

I always wash my hair twice. Not just because I have an oily scalp, but the first time will get rid of your hair products and what not, the second go around will leave your hair truly clean. So people who say this makes their hair feel "dirtier" try washing twice. It makes a big difference.

This leaves my hair shiny and soft root to tip. I love it. And it's great for someone that has to keep on their color too.

No complaints other than I wish it had a lingering smell. It kind of smells like a bad attempt at fruit with chemicals. but it doesn't last on your hair.
Leaves my hair very soft which makes me have to work harder at teasing it

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.



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Age: 30-35

Skin: Oily, Olive, Warm

Hair: Black, Other, Medium

Eyes: Black

I'm surprised at the low rating. I have normal to oily dark straight hair and usually can get away with inexpensive shampoos but after getting balayage I needed something bigger and better for my dry brittle ends . Initially I purchased the Kenra Color Maintenance Shampoo but I was not impressed since it made my hair look flat, dull and did nothing to maintain the color. After getting my hair tone down I purchased the Redken Color Extend Shampoo. When I used this for the first time, I almost came to the verdict that I hate this stuff since my hair looked as if it was not washed. Eventually after styling my hair and letting it sit for few hours, my hair looked pretty good. The next morning my husband commented that my hair looks really healthy and shiny. This is my second time trying a Redken product, the first was Redken All Soft line, although it made my hair soft and silky, I was not a fan since it made my hair look really flat and thin. So far I really like this shampoo, makes my hair look healthy and shiny without making it look sticky, oily, flat or thin. I will not comment on the color extend factor yet since I've use this a few times and it's too early to come to a conclusion. However, I did notice after getting my hair toned and roots darker I used a drug store shampoo and saw a lot of dark hair dye wash off from my hair while shampooing. The second time around I used this shampoo and did not see any color wash off.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 30-35

Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

This was a weird formula to me. It didn't ever lather up nicely and my hair never felt really clean :(


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Age: 56 & Over

Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Red, Other, Other

Eyes: Green

I got this at the drugstore, in my rural town, when it was available at sale prices, because the pharmacy was trying to evaluate what their customers might want other than usual drugstore brands. I have used Redken products off and on for years, and have seldom been disappointed.

I love this, for my fine, color-treated, hard-to-hold-onto color (red). It does seem to help my color last, and my hair doesn't feel either dry or heavy, after using shampoo. I use it with the conditioner, and both products are great, for my hair.

Since I moved to rural Saskatchewan, I have noticed my needs in shampoos and conditioners have changed. I have always suspected the local water supply wherever I have lived, and I always thought this was true when I lived in California, where, just like here, the water source changes during the winter months. I know this because I worked in photolithography processing in California, and our water filtration needs changed during the winter, because of the water source change. In my rural town now, our water well is changed over during the winter, and the water IS different. Laundry care also changes. So I am not surprised that hair care requiring water needs to change. I have read elsewhere that color loss is more dependent on how much water your color-treated hair is exposed to than either shampoo or conditioner, other than heat and UV protection factors. I believe it. However, I have not noticed this shampoo stripping my color, or drying my hair, even in winter.

I love the cranberry scent, and it dissipates after my hair dries, so it does not remain a factor if I choose to use other scented products. Moreover, my husband likes the scent of my freshly washed hair.

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 44-55

Skin: Acne-prone, Medium, Cool

Hair: Blond, Wavy, Coarse

Eyes: Hazel

Loved this product for many years but now I find that it leaves my hair flatter and unmanageable during the day. Takes too much hairspray to keep a reasonable do all day unless there is no wind. Looking for a replacement. Think I found it in Avalon Rosemary shampoo but it makes my scalp flaky and a bit itchy around the hairline.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Other, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Other, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

I usually use drug store products like Suave on my hair and it works great! Recently while I was in Ulta a beauty store near where I live I decided to try a nicer salon brand shampoo. I first tried Redken allsoft because I heard a lot of great things about it... It felt nice while I was washing my hair and brushing it out but when my hair dried it looked like I hadn't even washed my hair. My roots felt sticky and looked oily. So I went back to Ulta to return it and got store credit. So I decided to try a different Redken product which was the Extend Color shampoo. The employee working while I made the exchange even said that this shampoo worked great and wouldn't leave it oily... So I tried it out and it made my hair just as gross as the allsoft.. My hair felt disgusting after using both of Redkens products..I don't know if it is just me that this brand does this too it could be hormones... But after trying two of their products I would not recommend Redkens products.


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Age: 25-29

Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm

Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Blue

Thisis the worst shampoo that I have ever used.

SCENT -
The scent is great. Very clean smelling. Not fruity at all.

CLEANSING -
I have no idea what to say this shampoo did to my hair. I used it along with the conditioner. After I washed my cair with this it felt great and clean in the shower. However, when my hair dried, the roots of my hair looked even dirtier than before the shower. It is totally bizarre. I have never had anything like this happen before. I even washed it a second time with this shampoo the next day to see if it was some kind of fluke. It was even worse the second time, it was like I had not washed my hair in several days. The length of it was not dirty looking, just by the roots.

CONDITIONING -
My hair felt soft after cleansing and conditioner, except by the roots where it felt oily and gross.


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Age: 30-35

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

I got a bottle of this shampoo in a set along with the matching conditioner and a shine spray. This is an average shampoo, it gets my hair clean and doesn't leave any residue.
My hair is very fine, thin on top but gets greasy easily. It is highlighted and then has a toner added which tends to fade very fast.

I have noticed that my scalp does get a little itchy and bumpy when I have used this, and I have noticed an increase in flakiness. I did see that another reviewer below also had a bumpy scalp after using, so perhaps it is an ingredient in the shampoo causing an allergic reaction.

It smells pleasant, lathers well, but I haven't noticed that my color has lasted any longer than normal. My hair isn't really any different after using this (some shampoos have made my hair shinier, bouncier and a whole lot more healthy looking, without the addition of styling products) but this one hasn't really done anything beneficial at all. I wouldn't repurchase this, it is too expensive for such a basic shampoo.


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Age: 36-43

Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool

Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Blue

Great shampoo. Cleans my hair nicely, I guess I will see over time if it helps with extending the life of my color. No residue at all.


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Age: 56 & Over

Skin: Dry, Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

Redken Amino-Pon was always a staple at my house too. I colored my hair on a regular basis. I wanted my curly hair straight so I tortured it with a blow dryer and straightened it with hot tools but Amino-Pon always seemed to rescue my tortured locks. Color Extend appeared and Amino-Pon disappeared. CE shampoo was just okay so I started using more CE conditioner thinking my hair had changed. Time passes. My stylist recommends I free my tortured locks and let them go au naturale...curly. She recommends a sulfate free shampoo and conditioner (not a Redken brand). Works well. After a short while hair has more volume, shine and the curls are more defined, bouncy and nooo frizzzz. Color doesn't fade either. All is well. Love my hair and my hair loves me. Big sale on Redken Color Extend. It has to be good...stops color fade sooo good for the tresses, right? Shampooed with CE and applied CE conditioner. Hair seems flat and is that frizzzz I see? I must need more CE shampoo and conditioner to rescue my sad looking locks like Amino-Pon did. Curls droop, frizzzz is back, birds try to nest in my hair... but the color doesn't fade. Back to sulfate free shampoo. I hear my hair sigh in relief. I sigh in relief. My stylist lets me come in the front door now. I'm not saying CE is bad. Redken is a good product but before you buy the giant economy size (yes..I did that) try it first. All hair is different and it might work very well for you. I dream that someday companies will offer products that are really good for you and your hair. Products that don't require intensive treatments to undo the damage the shampoo has done. I'm such a dreamer! Sigh.

3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.




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