ULTA
  • Home
  • / Hair
  • / Treatment
  • / Masks
  • / Extreme CAT Protein Reconstructing Treatment
Redken Extreme CAT Protein Reconstructing Treatment

Redken

Extreme CAT Protein Reconstructing Treatment

Item #: 2085137 Size: 5.0 oz

Ask a Question
Contains patented taurine technology and cationic proteins to help reconstruct and prevent future damage without adding weight to the hair.
  • Helps strengthen distressed hair without adding weight.
  • Contains patented taurine technology and cationic proteins.
  • Preps hair as a first step in treatment regimen.
After shampooing, squeeze excess water from hair. Apply CAT; distribute through hair. Leave on 3-5 minutes. Rinse.
3D Repair Complex:
  • 01 Taurine-internal strength
  • Argenine-cuticle reinforcement
  • Lysine-protective resurfacing
  • Details+

    How to Use+

    Ingredients+

    Reviews

    Product Reviews

    REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

    by PowerReviews
    RedkenExtreme CAT Protein Reconstructing Treatment
     
    4.1

    (based on 94 reviews)

    83%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Effective (27)
    • Easy to use (22)
    • Lightweight (18)
    • Smells great (15)
    • Good value (13)

    Cons

    • Not effective (4)
    • Complicated to use (3)

    Best Uses

    • Weekly use (13)
    • Women (7)
    • Daily use (6)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Brand buyer (22), Budget shopper (7)
      • My Beauty Routine Takes:
      • 30 minutes (17), 10 minutes (8), 1+ hour (7)

    Reviewed by 94 customers

    Displaying reviews 1-10

    Back to top

    Previous | Next »

     
    4.0

    Good

    By Sam

    from Va

    About Me Brand Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Women

      Comments about Redken Extreme CAT Protein Reconstructing Treatment:

      Good

       
      5.0

      Holy Grail Conditioner

      By Susan M

      from Orange County, CA

      About Me Budget Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Effective
      • Lightweight
      • No silicone or waxy residue

      Cons

      • Bottle difficult to hold

      Best Uses

      • Daily Use
      • Weekly Use

      Comments about Redken Extreme CAT Protein Reconstructing Treatment:

      This has been my favorite conditioner for well over 5 yrs. It truly conditions the hair as opposed to coating it with silicones, oils or thin waxes. Even though I have really thick hair, it's also perfect for thin (or thinning) hair because it is so lightweight. The only "con" is that the pump on last bottle I purchased was hard to push down, making it difficult to hold the bottle while in the shower.

      • My Beauty Routine Takes:
      • 30 Minutes
       
      5.0

      Will definitely purchase again & again

      By Maggie A

      from Middle Village, NY

      About Me Brand Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Effective
      • Lightweight
      • Smells Great

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Daily Use
        • Women

        Comments about Redken Extreme CAT Protein Reconstructing Treatment:

        Shampoo hair, take excess water off hair and spray cat to hair. Leave on for 3-5 minutes. Rinse off. Simple and effective.

        • My Beauty Routine Takes:
        • 10 Minutes
         
        1.0

        Don't overdo it!!!

        By Angie

        from Florida Native

        About Me Brand Buyer

        Pros

          Cons

          • Poor Texture

          Best Uses

            Comments about Redken Extreme CAT Protein Reconstructing Treatment:

            A stylist recommended this product because I highlight every 6 weeks. The bad thing is, you don't how how much protein is already in your hair. Too much protein causes your hair to break off, and that's what happened when I used this!! My hair was literally breaking off in my lap after I dried it, and I've spent the last year trying to correct the damage. I would NEVER use this again.

            • My Beauty Routine Takes:
            • 30 Minutes
             
            5.0

            Love this product!

            By Hair Junkie

            from Lawrence, Ks

            About Me Brand Buyer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Redken Extreme CAT Protein Reconstructing Treatment:

                I bought this product for my color-damaged hair. Using the Shampoo, conditioner with the Cat spray my hair is so soft and full of life.

                • My Beauty Routine Takes:
                • 30 Minutes

                (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Excellent

                By Belle

                from Stillwater OK

                About Me Brand Buyer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Effective
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Weekly Use
                  • Women

                  Comments about Redken Extreme CAT Protein Reconstructing Treatment:

                  After shampooing remove excess water and apply product from the end working towards the roots. Leave for 5 minutes and rinse. Follow by using a hydrating conditiner.

                  • My Beauty Routine Takes:
                  • 10 Minutes
                   
                  4.0

                  Curly hair fix

                  By Curly J

                  from Brick, NJ

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Damaged hair

                    Comments about Redken Extreme CAT Protein Reconstructing Treatment:

                    This product fixed my curl pattern which had been compromised by excess boxed dying, and heat damage. The first use, I sprayed it onto my dry hair and let it sit in for about 10 minutes, then rinsed. It literally gave my hair it's normal spiral instead of frizzy dry waves. I'm astounded.

                    • My Beauty Routine Takes:
                    • 30 Minutes

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Have used this for years. Leaves hair with more body

                    By Missy

                    from Southlake

                    About Me Brand Buyer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Effective
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Weekly Use
                      • Women

                      Comments about Redken Extreme CAT Protein Reconstructing Treatment:

                      Have used this product for years. Leaves my
                      Hair healthy with more body.

                      • My Beauty Routine Takes:
                      • 30 Minutes
                       
                      5.0

                      LOVE this product!

                      By Belinda

                      from Lenexa, KS

                      About Me Budget Buyer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Effective
                      • Good Value

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Weekly Use

                        Comments about Redken Extreme CAT Protein Reconstructing Treatment:

                        Instead of using this product on 'wet hair' in the shower, try using on dry hair and let sit for about 25 minutes. I was amazed at the results. LOVE this product! I alternate weeks and do 1 week 'wet' and 1 week 'dry'. Bottle is a little difficult to use in the shower with wet hands/spray and I feel as I am not just diluting. So glad the Ulta hair stylist recommended this product for my damaged hair. Made all the difference in the world!

                        • My Beauty Routine Takes:
                        • 1+ Hour
                         
                        1.0

                        Waste of money and time

                        By Cbear

                        from Wexford, Pa

                        About Me Brand Buyer

                        Verified Reviewer

                        Comments about Redken Extreme CAT Protein Reconstructing Treatment:

                        This product has basically no scent ( which is the only thing I liked about it because it didn't cover up the great smell of my shampoo). did not make my hair any softer, wastes too much time in the shower for it to soak in, makes my hair knotted and hard to brush out when I get out of the shower, weighed down my fine hair, in my opinion not effective at all for what its made for.

                        • My Beauty Routine Takes:
                        • 30 Minutes

                        Displaying reviews 1-10

                        Back to top

                        Previous | Next »

                        Q&A

                        Product Q&A

                        Do you have questions about this product?

                        Get answers from in-house experts.

                        12 Questions | 12 Answers
                        Displaying questions 1-10Previous | Next »
                        • Q:

                          Would this product be good to use prior to getting hair color treated?
                          Asked on 4/25/2016 by KC from Georgia

                          1 answer

                          • Brand Expert

                            A:

                            Yes, Redken Extreme CAT Protein Reconstructing Treatment is the perfect product to use before you color. It helps to strengthen your hair and it helps to even out porosity in the hair, which ensures an even color result. You can use it 1-3 times a week. You can use it before you color, after you color, or make it a part of your regular weekly haircare routine.

                            Answered on 4/26/2016 by Brand Expert from Redken
                        • Q:

                          Can you use this along with the redken extreme fortifier conditoner? like right after? or is that to much protein?
                          Asked on 4/19/2016 by Nephtalie

                          1 answer

                          • Brand Expert

                            A:

                            As a stylist, Redken Extreme CAT Protein Reconstructing Treatment is the product I use for all of my clients who have damaged or distressed hair. Use it in place of conditioner 1-3 times a week. After shampooing, apply the Extreme CAT Protein Reconstructing Treatment and let it sit for 3-5 minutes before rinsing. You can apply conditioner after rinsing out the CAT Protein Treatment if you feel it is needed.

                            I would use the Redken Extreme Anti-Snap Leave-In Fortifier on the days that you do not use the CAT Protein Reconstructing Treatment.

                            Answered on 4/20/2016 by Brand Expert from Redken
                        • Q:

                          is this product sulfate free?
                          Asked on 12/8/2015 by smg_e from Miami, Fl.

                          1 answer

                          • Staff Expert

                            A:

                            Extreme CAT Reconstructing Treatment is not sulfate-free due to the presence of Magnesium Sulfate.

                            Answered on 1/6/2016 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
                        • 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

                        Displaying questions 1-10Previous | Next »

                        Do you have a question about this product?