Redken • Extreme Anti Snap (new formula 2011) • Treatments
|Would buy this product again.||85%|
Age: 25-29 Skin: Other, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
My hair was chemically damaged by a coloring incident and I needed major help I was washing it and pieces we snapping off. I closed ties with the hairdresser that damaged my hair and went to a place with really good reviews, which was a Redken salon. The stylist recommended a deep conditioning and to use the extreme line faithfully. Shampoo, Fortifying Conditioning Treatment, and Anti- Snap, and rotate All Soft treatment every three washes . I've been using all for the past six weeks.
So I'm reviewing the entire line more of a whole, because the Redken website says to use the system as well. When I shampooed my hair was falling out. After about three uses the breakage during washing and combing became very controlled and returned to how it was prior to the coloring incident.
The breakage during styling seemed the same as before I started the system, I noticed minimal change. The breakage during combing when dry also had a minimal change.
Now it seems like this product has helped but it hasn't rescued my hair so to say. I can say is that I would absolutely buy again because the healthy part of my hair (everything but the last three inches) are the healthiest they've been my entire life, super smooth and shiny. Great product if you have minimally damaged hair.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Dry, Medium, Warm Hair: Brown, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Brown
My hair has always been healthy. However, I've been doing ombre color lately and noticed that my ends were snapping off quite easily. So after getting a trim, I use this once or twice a week after washing my hair. I don't use on my roots only mid to ends of my hair and don't use daily. This made my hair crunchy and dry.
After using I notice a significant decrease in those bulbs on my hair strands that snap off. I find maybe 2-5 compared to strands of them prior to using. I will continue to purchase and use.
For reference I also use a little heat protectant serum and leave in conditioner. I think those are a must if your hair is bleached and you heat style.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Other
Works great, I have bought it several times. I notice no difference between the new and old formula. My hair is fine and breaks easily and this product helps to strengthen and repair damage. I only use it twice a week or so and always follow with a leave in conditioner.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Other Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
As a total product whore who buys so many different things that it is almost impossible to purchase the same thing twice, I have two bottles of this stuff. My hairdresser has me using it as an overnight treatment, saturating my hair with it. I was using it as a styling product, but it works so much better as an overnight treatment. It makes my hair soft, smooth, and non-frizzy like nothing else. I have a lot of respect for this treatment, and I usually am a Kerastase or Oribe type of girl.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Olive Hair: Brunette, Fine Eyes: Black
A couple of years ago my hair was in its worst state ever. After years of relaxing it and excessive heat styling I had a bad chemical cut, that would only get worse with time. So I cut my hair (though not nearly as much as I needed to), got a Brazilian keratin treatment (so I didn't have to heat style it anymore) and decided to take really good care of my hair from that time on.
I completely changed habits towards my hair and decided to invest on some good hair products, one of which was Anti Snap. For the price (I paid R$90, around 45 USD, for this in Brazil) I was specting miracle in a bottle, but that's not what I got. So I thought.
Anti Snap is a liquidy white-ish leave-in that is very lightweight and does not weigh your hair down. On the other hand, it doesn't seem to do much for your hair, either - at first. I understand (and always have) that this a treatment type of leave-in rather than a finishing one. Its main point is to help treat damage hair and prevent it from breaking instead of making it look good. So I started using Moroccanoil for that purpose. I would use that combo every time I would wash my hair, and in a few months I could already notice a significant change in my hair's condition.
I have been using these products for over a year now and my hair has changed so drastically in texture and just in its overall appearance. Apart from my ends (those ends, from the chemical cut, that should've been trimmed every 3 months) my hair would always feel super soft and look super shiny and healthy. I just got it trimmed few days ago (yes, over a year after the last cut), and, God, it's hard to believe my hair had been in such bad shape not long ago. Even my hairdresser said so.
Although it was a combination of things, I strongly believe Anti-Snap contributed big time for my hair's recovery and allowed me to keep it long for all this time. Even after 14 months after the last cut, I only need to get 1.5/2 inches trimmed. And as I said, it was such a dramatic difference... I honestly find it quite impressive.
This is an all 5 lippies product for me, that I highly recommend for anyone with damaged hair. As I said, it might not improve your hair's surface appearance at first (especially if it's really damaged), but you can use some other leave-in/serum/hair oil after this. More importantly, it is treating your hair and helping it to get back to its shape.
I would definitely repurchase it even if I just got Bonacure Repair Rescue Sealed Ends (which is rather similar, I think). It's pricey but worth it and you get a really good amount for what you pay. I now want to try the Extreme Strength Builder mask.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Fair, Neutral Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Blue
I love this stuff! I always wondered what I could do to stop my hair from breaking off and therefor not growing because of all the foils I have done on a regular basis and now I've found the answer! Usually when I get my hair foiled, my hair breaks like crazy and its especially noticeable around my face because my fringe area seems to keep getting shorter all on its own! I never had to cut my fringe and I hated that! but now since using this product along with Redken extreme cat spray (also amazing!! if not even more amazing!!) for a few months, my fringe grew out within 2 weeks after getting foils and my fringe cut!! amazing! now I have to go back and get it trimmed again! that has never happened to me before! I leave the cat spray on for an hour or so underneath a showercap and a beanie to warm it up(works better), then rinse it out under the shower head (I dont get back in the shower or anything,dont need to) then I apply an Intense deep conditioning repair treatment for another hour also under the showercap and beanie, then rinse that out, then to towel dried hair I apply some Redken anti snap and WOW my hair is amazingly healthy. Highly recommend these products for people who have trouble growing their hair /keeping it long/ keeping it from snapping and breaking, they both really do what their meant to! My hair has never been better. Or longer! and its terribly bleached! TRY IT! its worth it :)
Packaging is great! I actually love the slight medicine smell to it, it reminds me of yummy liquid panadol or something that children have ;)
Price is ok, not too dear but not cheap either, I still keep repurchasing it because its so good!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Red, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Green
I apply this mainly to my ends after showering while my hair is damp. Be careful of using too much- I've found it can become a bit sticky which can actually cause a few breakages. I get good results by using this 1-2 times a week. I have color treated hair and have noticed it not as dry as it typically would be, especially at the ends. A bit fewer split ends/ dead ends as well.
But a few negatives: I don't think this product is all that special for the price tag and don't think it had that big of an effect for me to go repurchase it. Also, in terms of packaging, the pump can be a bit difficult to control and the product often gets everywhere, especially since it's quite liquidy.
Overall- it's not bad but its not miraculous either.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brunette Eyes: Other
This is for protein repair, not a moisturizer. I have a lot of breakage around my crown from heat styling, ragging, and tossing and turning at night. I also drive with my windows down, so my hair gets whipped around, dried out, and tangled.This is a dual purpose leave in-protein repair to strengthen as well as protection for heat styling. I am loving the results, and to top it off, it smells of blueberry muffins to me.
Another trick is to use this or the regular Anti Snap conditioner to breathe life into old natural bristle makeup brushes that are breaking/shedding. It has rehabbed my beloved Sonia Kashuk Into the Woods collection.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
This product works great. I use the full line of the extreme products on my hair. I have bleached hair and I was in need of a good hair care line. It is a bit pricey and I was hesitant to buy it but I'm glad I did. I use this every time I wash my hair (3-4 times a week) and I've seen improvement for sure. I don't know if you can put this is dry hair, so I just apply it to towel dried, damp hair. Also, the smell is amazing! I don't really know how to describe it, very sweet and vivid! Hope this helps! :)
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
I liked this product but not enough for it to be a positive review.
I felt nothing was very special about this salon product. Dare I say redken is overrated...
It felt like I had to use a lot of pumps for it to saturate my hair enough. It didn't do much for the split ends I already had, it just attracted extra product build up. (I know I need to trim the splits)
NO product will mend your split ends. The only way to get rid of them is to trim them.
This didn't seem like a good heat protectant, it just dried out my hair when I added heat.
Besides, cremes work better for my hair and this is a fairly liquidy serum.
Aussie, Pantene, Garnier, Not Your Mother's, all have products that I prefer. No I won't repurchase.