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Extreme CAT Protein Reconstructing Treatment

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RedkenExtreme CAT Protein Reconstructing Treatment
 
4.1

(based on 68 reviews)

83%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Effective (8)
  • Easy to use (6)
  • Lightweight (6)
  • Good value (5)
  • Smells great (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Weekly use (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (7)
    • My Beauty Routine Takes:
    • 30 minutes (6), 1+ hour (3)

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5.0

cant live without this

By Kathy

from Austin

About Me Brand Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Effective
  • Good Value

Cons

  • Keeps Hair Healthy

Best Uses

    Comments about Redken Extreme CAT Protein Reconstructing Treatment:

    Have used this for 20 plus years since I started using permanent color on my hair and it keeps my hair healthy and strong

    • My Beauty Routine Takes:
    • 10 Minutes
     
    5.0

    Redken Product

    By Carole

    from St. Maries ID

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Effective
    • Good Value
    • Great Product I Love It
    • Lightweight
    • Smells Great
    • Stopped My Breakage

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Every other day

      Comments about Redken Extreme CAT Protein Reconstructing Treatment:

      I use this product when I shower and leave it on for 5 minutes then rinse, I had dry fragile hair and it was falling out and breaking, but just one week of using this product I have great looking strong hair. Love this stuff

       
      4.0

      Healthier hair after 2 uses

      By Cee

      from Indiana

      About Me Brand Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Effective
      • Good Value
      • Lightweight

      Cons

      • Adds Time To My Routine

      Best Uses

      • Fine hair
      • Long Damaged Hair

      Comments about Redken Extreme CAT Protein Reconstructing Treatment:

      After two uses I can tell hair is stronger and has less breakage than before and the product isn't weighing down my fine hair. The product does just what it says--reconstructs. Doesn't make hair noticeably softer or less frizzy.

      First use, I used it on towel dried hair, waited the 3-5 minutes, then rinsed and applied condition, waited and rinsed again. Second time, I used it in the shower, leaving in only about 2 minutes before rinsing out and applying conditioner. This saved time and it worked just as well.

      • My Beauty Routine Takes:
      • 1+ Hour

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      DOES THE TRICK!

      By Ashley <3s ULTA

      from Deerfield, Il

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Effective
      • Good Value
      • Lightweight
      • Smells Great

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Weekly Use

        Comments about Redken Extreme CAT Protein Reconstructing Treatment:

        This product is meant to repair the damage caused from color treating or highlighting hair. Cysteic Acid damage is a huge contributing factor to breakage as well as other issues that make hair look or feel dry or brittle. CAT (cysteic acid treatment) is the only product on the market that actually repairs this specific damage! If used incorrectly, hair can tangle or feel like "straw" so make sure that use of this is used in conjuction with a Redken routine and it should be used NO MORE THAN ONCE A WEEK! Over conditioning hair is just as bad as skipping conditioner all together!

        • My Beauty Routine Takes:
        • 30 Minutes

        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        Don't waste your money

        By Rodeo Jamie

        from Costa Mesa

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        Verified Buyer

        Pros

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Redken Extreme CAT Protein Reconstructing Treatment:

              I hate this product that does nothing for my hair

              • My Beauty Routine Takes:
              • 30 Minutes

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              A Must Have Hair Product

              By On-the-go Jo

              from Escondido, CA

              About Me Brand Buyer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Effective
              • Good Value
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Weekly Use

                Comments about Redken Extreme CAT Protein Reconstructing Treatment:

                I use about every 5-6 days after shampoo, before conditioner. Leave it on about 5-7 minutes while showering. It leaves my hair silky, shiny and healthy as if I've come from a salon. A stylist used it on my hair about 10 years ago and it has been a must-have product ever since. Love it!

                • My Beauty Routine Takes:
                • 1+ Hour

                (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                1.0

                Not as great as I thought!

                By Blondie_Brendie

                from South Gate, CA

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                  Cons

                  • Not Effective

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Redken Extreme CAT Protein Reconstructing Treatment:

                    Not as great! Makes my hair really tangled!

                    • My Beauty Routine Takes:
                    • 10 Minutes

                    (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    3.0

                    Requires commitment

                    By MakeupLady

                    from Texas

                    About Me Brand Buyer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Smells Great

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Redken Extreme CAT Protein Reconstructing Treatment:

                        I'm sure this product works well, if you're willing to commit to it. This didn't work out for me because I prefer the convince of a leave in product. I didn't notice any difference in my hair after one use, but I know some products just take time to work. I ended up exchanging this for the Redken Anti-snap spray.

                        • My Beauty Routine Takes:
                        • 30 Minutes
                         
                        5.0

                        Before you go and bleach

                        By JoJo

                        from El Paso, Texas

                        About Me Budget Buyer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Effective

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Weekly Use

                          Comments about Redken Extreme CAT Protein Reconstructing Treatment:

                          This product is a needed treatment when processing your hait

                          • My Beauty Routine Takes:
                          • 30 Minutes
                           
                          2.0

                          Not What I Expected

                          By High Desert

                          from Albuquerque, NM

                          About Me Budget Buyer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Lightweight
                          • Smells Great

                          Cons

                          • Makes My Hair Feel Dry
                          • Not Effective
                          • Poor Texture

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Redken Extreme CAT Protein Reconstructing Treatment:

                            Things that are not so great

                            • My Beauty Routine Takes:
                            • 30 Minutes

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                            • Q:

                              Can this product be used WITH conditioner, not just before it? 5-7 minutes is a bit time consuming sometimes, especially on a busy schedule.
                              Asked on 7/15/2015 by Ness from washington state

                              1 answer

                              • Staff Expert

                                A:

                                Extreme CAT Protein Reconstructing Treatment does not require daily use. For hair that has been sensitized by chemical services, use CAT 1-3 times per week to strengthen hair. This product should be used only as directed for best results; we do not recommend mixing it with conditioner.

                                Answered on 7/16/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA Beauty
                            • Q:

                              Can this product be used if you have extensions?
                              Asked on 7/2/2015 by mary2015

                              1 answer

                              • Staff Expert

                                A:

                                Please consult your stylist or the manufacturer of your extensions regarding the proper at-home products and care.

                                Answered on 7/6/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA Beauty
                            • Q:

                              Is it okay to use this product if you have kerritin treatment in your hair. Is it okay to use if it is kot sulfate free or is it?
                              Asked on 6/15/2015 by Paulette from Yardley, pa

                              1 answer

                              • Staff Expert

                                A:

                                Please reach out to the stylist who performed the treatment to discuss what products are safe to use on hair that has been treated with keratin.

                                CAT is designed to:
                                · Reconstruct, recondition and add immediate strength without added weight
                                · Help prep hair before chemical services to prevent future damage

                                Answered on 7/2/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA Beauty
                            • Q:

                              Is this product safe for color - treated hair?
                              Asked on 4/16/2015 by Jenna from US

                              1 answer

                              • Staff Expert

                                A:

                                Yes, this and all Redken products are safe to use on color-treated hair.

                                Answered on 4/17/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                            • Q:

                              Should I use extreme conditioner after I rinse out cat?
                              Asked on 3/24/2015 by brittney from United States

                              1 answer

                              • Staff Expert

                                A:

                                As CAT Protein Reconstructing Treatment is meant to restructure the hair, you can follow up with Extreme Conditioner after rinsing depending on your hair type to improve manageability.

                                Answered on 3/26/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                            • Q:

                              Will this product work on my curly hair if I have heat damage? I want to repair the straight ends of my hair so that it will go back to its curly texture (curly ends).
                              Asked on 1/27/2015 by Tatiana B

                              1 answer

                              • Staff Expert

                                A:

                                This product is not designed to alter hair texture; it is indicated to strengthen hair against breakage.

                                Answered on 1/28/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                            • Q:

                              I have been spraying this product in the ends of my hair and using it as a leave-in treatment. Is that okay?
                              Asked on 11/11/2014 by DiAnna from United States

                              1 answer

                            • Q:

                              will this help with thin dry age related brittle hair??? and what kind of conditioner to use after you rinse it off, do i need to buy the extreme conditioner with it or can use any type of conitioner that i already have
                              Asked on 10/28/2014 by maria

                              1 answer

                              • Staff Expert

                                A:

                                Yes, this is the perfect product to help strengthen dry, brittle hair. We recommend using in conjunction with other Redken Extreme products such as Extreme Conditioner for best results, though you can certainly integrate CAT Protein into any haircare regimen.

                                Answered on 11/4/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                            • Q:

                              Can you use Redkin CAT before rolling a perm to prevent Split ends?
                              Asked on 10/14/2014 by vicky from Louisville KY

                              1 answer

                              • Staff Expert

                                A:

                                Yes, you may use Redken Extreme CAT Protein Reconstructing Treatment before, during and after wrapping a perm to reinforce hair’s strength. Use judiciously when wrapping and be sure not to over-saturate the hair as this may dilute the perm’s strength.
                                Remember hair’s condition will determine whether or not there will be split ends. Regular trims in conjunction with using a hair care regimen best suited toward your hair type (ie- color-treated, chemically-treated, dry, thin, damaged, etc.) will extend the longevity of the perm and quality of hair.

                                Answered on 10/20/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
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