Thursday, October 24, 2013

Redken Extreme Collection Review

Redken Extreme Collection

I am currently on a heat ban when it comes to my hair which means lots of nourishing hair treats as well as rocking frizzy hair that is currently scraped up into a top knot. I do feel a little blah and lacking the support of my comfort blanket or should that be shield of hair. Anyway the reason for such extremes is due to my goal of having super blonde hair which has left my once glossy locks are now dried out. Many a fellow blonde with dried out tresses recommend giving the Redken Extreme hair care line a go most notably the Redken Anti-Snap Leave in Treatment. However at over £60 to purchase the range in full size I decided that perhaps the best route to take would be to plump for the mini set which is a snip at £4.60.

Basically the Redken Extreme collective has been created to restore damaged hair be it from heat, colour, negligence or all of the above. I will be brutally honest and say that the Redken Extreme shampoo is little more than a gentle shampoo and you would garner the same mild lather and results from the likes of a baby shampoo which of course in full size would be marginally cheaper. However having said that I do highly rate the Redken Extreme Conditioner and fully recommend Redken Anti-Snap. Why? Nothing has quite smoothed and replenished my dried out hair like it and yes it is fairly pricey but worth every penny.

The conditioner which is not the intensive version dentangles the hair (dried out hair tends to tangle much easier doesn't it?), strengthens the hair as well as protecting against future damage. I wil not pretend for one moment that I fully understand the science behind it but it does work: 

"18-MEA helps restore the lipid layer of protection and resurfaces the cuticle to help restore shine while amino acids and protein enter the cuticle for targeted structural repair. Together, IPN and the Fortifying Complex deliver Redken Extreme's advanced strengthening benefits for healthier, shinier hair."

Yep genius I am not but I can vouch that from the first wash my hair was not only softer to the touch but also in appearance, it combs much easier and I have no doubt that with continued use it will add strength to the damaged ends.

Ah the elusive Redken Anti-Snap is it as good as the masses claim? Yes, yes it really is a one step leave in conditioner of sorts that helps act as a barrier to prevent hair snapping when being combed, has a built in heat defence and also protects against future breakage and split ends. In a word it is utterly genius and so simple to use considering all it does for the hair. Simply apply to fragile areas of the hair (I apply to the mid-lengths down to my very ends) after each wash and reap the benefits. Anyone who bleaches their hair or subjects it to the torture of daily heat simply must add this to their hair care routine.

You can find the mini Redken Extreme Travel Kit for £4.60 via Feel Unique - link
and of course the full sized versions there too.

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  1. Loved it<3 <3

  2. This sounds like something I need to try out.

  3. Whaaaat I can't believe how reasonable the mini's are in terms of price. I often find hair products are the thing that either work for me or don't, so I love trying them before I splurge. I bleached my hair over a year ago now and my ends are still feeling the pain, so I might have to give this a go


  4. I've looked at this range so many times but never took the plunge and purchased because it's quite pricey but now I'm definitely going to give them a go and see if they can tame my unruly mane! xx

  5. I've been wanting to try the Redken Color Extend line. So it's nice to see reviews about this brand.

  6. I still need to give Redken a go, heard some amazing things

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  7. Please try the Aphogee two step protein treatment with the Aphogee two minute miracle conditioner. My hair was absolutely frazzled from using straighteners and curling tongs coupled with bleaching my hair to death and dying it up to 30 times a year. Half my hair had literally broken off very high up where it couldn't be hidden and the rest was in a condition where when wet resembled the texture of chewing gum. No products from the chemist worked, they merely masked the problem until i bought the Aphogee treatment which a friend had recommended to me. What it does is that instead of just smoothing the cuticle of the hair from the outside or coating it in silicones it repairs it from the inside by fusing protein into the hair through applying heat when the treatment is on. I can't guarantee that after one treatment your hair will suddenly look repunzel like, after all no treatment can work miracles if we've been repeatedly damaging it with chemicals and heat, but after maybe 5 uses all the grizzly dry texture in my hair that made it feel almost like a cheap wig has been replaced by soft hair that is now growing back to it's original condition. Highly recommended!

  8. Anti Snap is the way forward! :D if your hair is still lacking, I recommend the kerestase aqua oleum treatments.



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