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Redken Extreme CAT Protein Reconstructing Treatment

Redken

Extreme CAT Protein Reconstructing Treatment

Item #: 2085137 Size: 5.0 oz

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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
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    RedkenExtreme CAT Protein Reconstructing Treatment
     
    4.1

    (based on 106 reviews)

    82%

    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)
    • Daily use (7)
    • Women (7)
    • Fine hair (6)
    • Deep conditioning (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Brand buyer (22), Beauty conscious (8), Budget shopper (7)
      • My Beauty Routine Takes:
      • 30 minutes (17), 10 minutes (8), 1+ hour (7)
      • Hair Type:
      • Straight hair (5), Wavy hair (4)

    Reviewed by 106 customers

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    5.0

    Love this product❤

    By tippytangy

    from Lexington, SC

    About Me Beauty Conscious

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Adds Shine
    • Great Smell
    • Improves Hair Health
    • Improves Texture

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Deep Conditioning
      • Dry Hair
      • Fine Hair

      Comments about Redken Extreme CAT Protein Reconstructing Treatment:

      When my long hair starts breaking, I resume this product faithfully. Along with Redkens Extreme Deep Conditioner, it is the ONLY product which stops my hair from breaking . My hair remains healthy, strong, & have weight.

      • Hair Type:
      • Wavy Hair

      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      yes like the produce

      By laura

      from sancarlos

      About Me Beauty Conscious

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Gentle
      • Great Smell
      • Improves Texture
      • Smooths & Softens

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Curly Hair
        • Deep Conditioning

        Comments about Redken Extreme CAT Protein Reconstructing Treatment:

        I like the produce

        • Hair Type:
        • Very Curly Hair
         
        5.0

        Great for damaged hair!

        By Jewlz

        from Dyer, In

        About Me Beauty Conscious

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Improves Hair Health
        • Improves Texture

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Damaged or color treated hir
          • Dry Hair

          Comments about Redken Extreme CAT Protein Reconstructing Treatment:

          This product works great but definitely works best when used in with Extreme Shampoo and Conditioner.

          • Hair Type:
          • Very Curly Hair
           
          5.0

          Would buy again

          By Jane

          from Port Charlotte. FL

          About Me Minimalist

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Improves Hair Health
          • Improves Texture

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Fine Hair

            Comments about Redken Extreme CAT Protein Reconstructing Treatment:

            Great to use after coloring

            • Hair Type:
            • Straight Hair
             
            5.0

            I liked the product

            By Rose

            from Petersburg Indiana

            About Me Beauty Conscious

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Adds Shine
            • Improves Hair Health
            • Smooths & Softens

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Deep Conditioning
              • Dry Hair

              Comments about Redken Extreme CAT Protein Reconstructing Treatment:

              Makes my hair feel great

              • Hair Type:
              • Straight Hair

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              I love, love, love this product!!!

              By SD

              from Northglenn, CO

              About Me Beauty Conscious

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Adds Shine
              • Detangles
              • Gentle
              • Great Smell
              • Improves Hair Health
              • Improves Texture
              • Smooths & Softens

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Deep Conditioning
                • Fine Hair

                Comments about Redken Extreme CAT Protein Reconstructing Treatment:

                I use once a week, and have noticed a difference in my hair strength, I have been using this for years and years, don't know what I would do without it.

                • Hair Type:
                • Straight Hair

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                2.0

                Didn't Work For Me

                By purplejewel

                from Fredericksburg, VA.

                About Me Beauty Conscious

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                  Cons

                  • Ineffective

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Redken Extreme CAT Protein Reconstructing Treatment:

                    I had high hopes for this product because Redken is a good brand name product line but it actually made my hair worse than before. Over the last 6 months my hair has gotten very frizzy and puffy and at times feels like straw and other times feels soft but so frizzy I can't stand it. I also have a lot of breakage throughout my hair, mostly at the part on the top of my head, around my face and the entire middle length part of my hair. I though a intensive protein treatment would help with the breakage but this did nothing to help and in fact made it look worse than before. I have made an appointment at a expensive salon to have a professional consultation to see if a reason for my hair problems can be determined because I have tried so any different products with no improvement at all. This product may work on some people but it did not work for me.

                    • Hair Type:
                    • Wavy Hair
                     
                    5.0

                    Great product

                    By Shoejunkie

                    from East coast

                    About Me Beauty Conscious

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Improves Hair Health
                    • Improves Texture

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Daily Use
                      • Fine Hair

                      Comments about Redken Extreme CAT Protein Reconstructing Treatment:

                      I have thin hair that tends to break. This helps that and also makes my hair feel thicker

                      • Hair Type:
                      • Wavy Hair

                      (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      2.0

                      terrible bottle design

                      By art.mesia

                      from chicago

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Improves Texture
                      • Smooths & Softens

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Dry Hair

                        Comments about Redken Extreme CAT Protein Reconstructing Treatment:

                        It's difficult to apply this product properly. You're supposed to use it while washing hair but with wet hands (even with dry hands) the shape of the bottle makes it impossible to hold and spray at the same time. Your hand slips up the bottle when you try to push the pump. So, I had to pour product into my hand and apply it. I think this applies too much product.
                        I hate bad design.

                        • Hair Type:
                        • Straight Hair

                        (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        1.0

                        Not going to purchase again

                        By Leah

                        from Minneapolis

                        About Me Beauty Conscious

                        Verified Reviewer

                        Pros

                          Cons

                          • Bad packaging

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Redken Extreme CAT Protein Reconstructing Treatment:

                            I purchased this as my 3rd piece of the "buy 2 get 1" deal because the Extreme Mask was sold out at my local store. I cannot honestly provide my review as I wasn't able to apply the product in the shower as directed because the bottle was designed so poorly. The bottle is very hard to grip and activate the sprayer with wet hands (even with both hands). Why not a trigger sprayer? Why not a bottle that doesn't taper at the top so you have something to grip on to? Unfortunate.

                            • Hair Type:
                            • Wavy Hair

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                            17 Questions | 17 Answers
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                            • Q:

                              Is CAT Extreme the same as the CAT (Fat CAT) I've used previously? I have very fine hair & don't want to weigh it down. I find the CAT is perfect!
                              Asked on 7/18/2016 by ParkvilleGirl from Kansas City MO

                              1 answer

                              • Brand Expert

                                A:

                                Redken Extreme CAT Protein Reconstructing Treatment is similar to the discontinued Fat CAT product line. Our Extreme line is formulated to strengthen distressed hair without weighing it down. Great for fine limp hair as well.

                                Answered on 7/18/2016 by Brand Expert from Redken
                            • Q:

                              i have very short cut afro hair with tapered sides and back and would like to try a Redken Gel or Pomade to give my hair a soft layered look. could you recommend a product?

                              Thanks
                              Asked on 7/16/2016 by Pamela from milton keynes Buckinghamshire

                              1 answer

                              • Brand Expert

                                A:

                                Please try Hardwear 16. It is a super strong sculpting gel ideal for short groomed styles or sleek, sculpted styles. For a mild control try Water Wax 03 which is a shine defining pomade ideal for short styles.

                                Answered on 7/18/2016 by Brand Expert from Redken
                            • Q:

                              I poured CAT into a travel bottle and Ironworks into a travel bottle, but didn't label. Now idk which is which?? Does CAT have a fragrance? Thanks!!!
                              Asked on 6/30/2016 by Robin from Troy, Tx

                              1 answer

                              • Brand Expert

                                A:

                                Yes, Redken Extreme CAT Protein Reconstructing Treatment does have a fragrance. The best way to tell these products apart is that Iron Shape 11 has a thinner consistency than the Extreme CAT. CAT is slightly thicker.

                                Answered on 7/5/2016 by Brand Expert from Redken
                            • Q:

                              I know too much protein is not good for your hair so is it safe to use this along with the extreme shampoo and conditioner? Also, how often should you use this product?
                              Asked on 6/8/2016 by Natalie from NJ

                              1 answer

                              • Brand Expert

                                A:

                                Redken Extreme CAT Protein Reconstructing Treatment is the product I recommend to all of my clients with distressed hair. You can apply Extreme CAT 1-3 times a week based on the condition of your hair. For best results, also use Extreme Shampoo and Conditioner, which can be used daily. Our products are formulated with safety in mind so that you can use our products with confidence.

                                Answered on 6/8/2016 by Brand Expert from Redken
                            • Q:

                              What is the difference really between the Redken anti snap and this?
                              Asked on 5/26/2016 by Natalie from NJ

                              1 answer

                              • Brand Expert

                                A:

                                Redken Extreme CAT Protein Reconstructing Treatment is a rinse out treatment with a primary focus on reconstructing and repairing distressed hair.

                                Redken Anti-Snap is a leave-in treatment which is primarily a protective treatment. It protects against future damage, heat and breakage.

                                Answered on 5/26/2016 by Brand Expert from Redken
                            • 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
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