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Extreme CAT Anti-Damage Protein Reconstructing Rinse-Off Treatment

Redken

Extreme CAT Anti-Damage Protein Reconstructing Rinse-Off Treatment

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Redken's Extreme CAT protein reconstructing Rinse-Off treatment adds immediate power to distressed and damaged hair while strengthening strands against hair breakage . The exclusive interbond conditioning system delivers a unique 3D repair complex of proteins, ceramide and lipids to help provide internal strength, cuticle reinforcement and protective resurfacing. CAT helps prep hair before chemical services to prevent future damage.

Key Benefits:
  • Helps strengthen distressed, damaged hair without adding weight
  • Contains patented taurine technology and cationic proteins
  • Preps hair as a first step in hair treatment regimen
Recommended for at-home use 1-3 times per week based on the hair's condition. After Shampooing, apply to damp hair. Leave on 5-15 minutes, rinse thoroughly.
Aqua/Water/Eau, Hydroxypropyltrimonium Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, Magnesium Sulfate, Laureth-23, Taurine, Sodium Benzoate, Parfum/Fragrance, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Salicylic Acid, Polyquaternium-10, Arginine, Lysine Hydrochloride/Lysine Hcl, Phenoxyethanol, Linalool, Hexyl Cinnamal, Citronellol (D50156/2).

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RedkenExtreme CAT Anti-Damage Protein Reconstructing Rinse-Off Treatment
 
4.3

(based on 25 reviews)

83%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Improves hair health (19)
  • Improves texture (19)
  • Adds shine (10)
  • Smooths & softens (10)
  • Great smell (9)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Dry hair (12)
  • Fine hair (12)
  • Deep conditioning (10)
  • Curly hair (6)
  • Daily use (6)
    • Hair Type:
    • Wavy hair (12), Straight hair (8), Very curly hair (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Product junkie (10), Beauty conscious (8), Survivalist / minimalist (5)

Reviewed by 25 customers

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(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

I will not buy this product again

By Lexi

from Florida

About Me Beauty Conscious

Pros

    Cons

    • Ineffective
    • Leaves Residue

    Best Uses

      Comments about Redken Extreme CAT Anti-Damage Protein Reconstructing Rinse-Off Treatment:

      It does not hold up in the shower, i only put it in the shower when i use the product. The spray nozzle goes every where except in your hair, you cant feel the product when on your hair, the liquid is like water it is just terrible. i used for 7+ days and see no difference so i will be sticking with the shampoo conditioner and the length primer and anti snap.

      • Hair Type:
      • Wavy Hair

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Noticed a difference

      By Sunnyd

      from Detroit

      Comments about Redken Extreme CAT Anti-Damage Protein Reconstructing Rinse-Off Treatment:

      Noticed a difference right away when I rinsed it out. Much softer after blow drying and flat ironing. A more shower friendly bottle would be nice though.

       
      2.0

      Nothing great

      By Picesfla

      from Florida

      About Me Minimalist

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • See no difference from any other less expensive

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Redken Extreme CAT Anti-Damage Protein Reconstructing Rinse-Off Treatment:

          Use as directed.

          • Hair Type:
          • Straight Hair
           
          5.0

          I would buy this again my miracle worker!!!!!

          By Shelly

          from Mississippi

          About Me Product Junkie

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Curly Hair
            • Daily Use
            • Deep Conditioning
            • Dry Hair
            • Fine Hair
            • Thick Hair

            Comments about Redken Extreme CAT Anti-Damage Protein Reconstructing Rinse-Off Treatment:

            I shampoo my hair, then wrong out remainder of water then I use the extreme cat anti damage I pray in leave on for 3- 5 minutes then rinse out. I bleached my hair about a month ago and my hair was breaking and falling out after using for a week I noticed a dramatic change in texture,breakage, and softness. Wow is all I can say my hair was hard it felt like needles stabbing me but this product saved my hair. If this product does not work for you then your hair is frayed and you need to go get it cut . This product works miracles for dry and damaged hair it saved my hair! I even noticed my ends looking better and not splitting like they were my hair has even stopped falling out I will definitely buy this again!!!!!!!!!

            • Hair Type:
            • Straight Hair
             
            5.0

            Best for damaged hair

            By Beckles

            from Massachusetts

            About Me Minimalist

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Detangles
            • Improves Hair Health
            • Improves Texture
            • Smooths & Softens

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Daily Use
              • Deep Conditioning
              • Dry Hair
              • Fine Hair

              Comments about Redken Extreme CAT Anti-Damage Protein Reconstructing Rinse-Off Treatment:

              Best for damaged hair

              • Hair Type:
              • Straight Hair
               
              5.0

              Can never go without

              By MeliGuti

              from Greer SC

              About Me Product Junkie

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Improves Hair Health
              • Improves Texture

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Damaged Hair

                Comments about Redken Extreme CAT Anti-Damage Protein Reconstructing Rinse-Off Treatment:

                Use once or twice a week.Spray on after you shampooed your hair let sit then rinse.

                • Hair Type:
                • Wavy Hair
                 
                5.0

                Has completely changed my hair in 2 uses

                By Monica M

                from Houston TX

                About Me Product Junkie

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Great Smell
                • Improves Hair Health
                • Improves Texture
                • Smooths & Softens

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Damaged hair
                  • Dry Hair
                  • Fine Hair
                  • Thick Hair

                  Comments about Redken Extreme CAT Anti-Damage Protein Reconstructing Rinse-Off Treatment:

                  Quickly reconstructs damaged/dry/brittle hair. This product has saved my hair for the second time around.

                  • Hair Type:
                  • Wavy Hair

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  LOVE LOVE LOVE

                  By Liz

                  from Eastvale ca

                  About Me Product Junkie

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Curly Hair
                    • Deep Conditioning
                    • Fine Hair

                    Comments about Redken Extreme CAT Anti-Damage Protein Reconstructing Rinse-Off Treatment:

                    As soon as my first try of this product I knew I loved it! It's helping prep my hair to be lightened!

                    • Hair Type:
                    • Very Curly Hair

                    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    great for fine and color treated hair when used correctly

                    By redpony

                    from USA

                    About Me Product Junkie

                    Pros

                    • Improves Hair Health
                    • Improves Texture

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Redken Extreme CAT Anti-Damage Protein Reconstructing Rinse-Off Treatment:

                        Used this, with Anti-Snap, and a deep cream conditioner - many years ago when my hair was badly damaged (melting) from a bad perm. Loved it then, but got away from using it.

                        My hair is fine, waist length, and now its greying. I have been dying it copper red for about 20 years. Ombred it a year back, which created a lot of damage on the ends. I have been trimming regularly, and deep conditioning with a protein deep conditioner (that used to work well for me) weekly, but it was still very rough. I am very focused on my hair health, so have used many treatments, and am familiar with ingredients and how they work
                        Picked up some more CAT with Anti Snap, along with some of the Redken All Soft Heavy Cream Super Treatment conditioner in the tube. Did 3 treatments of Cat, 5 min apart, (rinse between each) finishing with the Conditioner.
                        Rough dry hair with a towel, add a bit of Anti-Snap, and a little argon oil on ends and canopy – hair looks and feels amazing once again. Forgot how much I love this.
                        I use mild sulfate free shampoos, you don't have to use the Redkin Extreme shampoo and conditioner line to get excellent results.
                        Also note, leaving CAT on longer than 5 min at a time really does not increase efficiency. If hair is well coated, you only need the protein to attach to the hair shaft, which takes about 5 minutes. Then you rinse. This is NOT a moisturizing treatment, which can benefit for longer wear time, to enhance absorbency.

                        • Hair Type:
                        • Straight Hair

                        (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Best reconstruction product.

                        By BeautyBear

                        from Redding, Ca.

                        About Me Product Junkie

                        Pros

                        • Adds Shine
                        • Great Pre-Color Treatment, Helps Hold Color.
                        • Great Smell
                        • Improves Hair Health
                        • Improves Texture
                        • Strengthens, Fills, adds 'Substance'.

                        Cons

                        • Can make some hair types 'dry' and stiff.
                        • Should be followed by a moisturizer.

                        Best Uses

                        • Curly Hair
                        • Fine Hair
                        • Overprocessed, Brittle, Breaking Hair.
                        • Temporarily Mends and Prevents Split Ends.
                        • Thick Hair

                        Comments about Redken Extreme CAT Anti-Damage Protein Reconstructing Rinse-Off Treatment:

                        This is the best reconsructor made but most people don't understand what it is or what it is supposed to do.
                        1) Apply to CLEAN Hair (use a Clairifying or Non-Conditioning Shampoo) 2) Use enough product to produce a FOAM - If it dosen't Foam you didn't use enough. (OR your Shampoo had too many Conditioners in it) 3) Cover hair with plastic cap and leave on 5 to 20 mins. use a heat cap if you have one for faster, better results. 4) Rinse hair with LUKEWARM water (Not HOT, Not COOL) 5) If hair is very dry and tangled follow with a good Moisturizer or Conditioner. 6) IF you can, SKIP the conditioner and Blow - Dry on low heat until hair is slightly damp and let Air Dry. You will be amazed at how soft and shiny it will be. 7) DON'T give up - reconstruction takes TIME, if you don't see results by the time you finish the bottle - GET A HAIR CUT, your hair is fatally fried.

                        • Hair Type:
                        • Very Curly Hair

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                        • Q:

                          My hair were very straight but thin and by the time getting rough and weaker and to much hair fall may be that's why my hair are getting rough and looks like curly but very bad I want to make my hair straight again naturally plz let me know which redken products r useful kindly explain me in details about shampoo conditioner and oils as well thanks waiting for your response
                          Asked on 11/14/2017 by Mimi from Lorton

                          1 answer

                          • Brand Expert

                            A:

                            Please consult with your Redken stylist for a detailed hair care regimen that is specific to your needs. A hands on consult, which would include a complete hair history analysis, may help determine, why you are having breakage and thinning issues. There are many products in our line that able to help.
                            Our Extreme line of hair care is great for distressed hair and can help with breakage.

                            Answered on 11/15/2017 by Brand Expert from Redken
                        • Q:

                          Can you leave this on over night after you shampoo and then condition in the morning?
                          Asked on 11/12/2017 by T Bird from Halifax, NS

                          1 answer

                          • Brand Expert

                            A:

                            Redken Extreme CAT Anti-Damage Protein Reconstructing Rinse-Off Treatment provides optimum results when rinsed off after 5-15 minutes. We do not recommend leaving it on for longer.

                            Answered on 11/13/2017 by Brand Expert from Redken
                        • Q:

                          Will this improve porosity of damaged hair that no longer takes color like protein filler treatments do?
                          Asked on 11/7/2017 by Rae from Ventura, CA

                          1 answer

                          • Brand Expert

                            A:

                            Redken Extreme CAT Anti-Damage Protein Reconstructing Rinse-Off Treatment offers reconstruction, reconditioning, and immediate strengthening of damaged hair. Stronger healthier hair is better able to maintain color results. Use it 1-3 times a week for best results.

                            Redken Extreme CAT Anti-Damage Protein Reconstructing Rinse-Off Treatment can be used before a color service to help prep the hair for beautiful, even color results.

                            Answered on 11/8/2017 by Brand Expert from Redken
                        • Q:

                          Can you use this and conditioner at the same time?
                          Asked on 10/29/2017 by Ls from Ohio

                          1 answer

                          • Brand Expert

                            A:

                            Thank you for you interest in our Redken Extreme Cat Protein Treatment. I would recommend treating your hair with the Cat Protein Treatment after your washing to strengthen your hair and balance the porosity of your hair. You can follow up with the Redken Extreme Conditioner if you wish, to additional moisture in your hair which will help with dryness.

                            Answered on 10/30/2017 by Brand Expert from Redken
                        • Q:

                          Do you still use conditioner after this?
                          Asked on 10/20/2017 by LaurenSB from Orlando, Fl

                          1 answer

                          • Brand Expert

                            A:

                            Yes! It is suggested to use after shampooing. Spray evenly on the hair and lather. Leave on for 3-5 minutes and rinse. Follow with the appropriate Redken conditioner

                            Answered on 10/23/2017 by Brand Expert from Redken
                        • Q:

                          Is this color safe?
                          Asked on 10/14/2017 by Kathryn from Illinois

                          1 answer

                          • Brand Expert

                            A:

                            Redken Extreme CAT Anti-Damage Protein Reconstructing Rinse-Off Treatment is safe for color-treated hair.

                            Answered on 10/16/2017 by Brand Expert from Redken
                        • Q:

                          Will this product fade hair color?
                          Asked on 9/22/2017 by LadyJade from Texas

                          1 answer

                          • Brand Expert

                            A:

                            Redken Extreme CAT Anti-Damage Protein Reconstructing Rinse-Off Treatment is safe for use on color treated hair. All Redken haircare products are approved for use on color treated hair.

                            Answered on 9/25/2017 by Brand Expert from Redken
                        • Q:

                          can you use the mask and this together.... can you use all the extreme products together. or do you only need one or the other like this product or the anti snap or the mask
                          Asked on 9/14/2017 by tammy from US

                          1 answer

                          • Brand Expert

                            A:

                            Extreme CAT Anti-Damage Protein Reconstructing Treatment can be used at home 1-3 times per week based on your hairs condition. After shampooing, spray evenly on hair and lather. Leave on 3-5 minutes and rinse. Follow with the appropriate conditioner. You can use Extreme Conditioner or Extreme Mega Mask.

                            Extreme Anti Snap is a great leave in treatment which helps in 75% reduction in breakage when used with shampoo and conditioner

                            Answered on 9/14/2017 by Brand Expert from Redken
                        • Q:

                          How is this different than PH bonder and can they both be used?
                          Asked on 6/23/2017 by merrimary from PA

                          1 answer

                          • Brand Expert

                            A:

                            Both products are great to aid in strengthening the hair and increasing integrity. pH Bonder works from the inside out to promote bond integrity during a professional haircolor of lightening service. It improves elasticity and reduces breakage for increased strength.

                            Extreme CAT works as a prep before chemical services to prevent future damage. It can be used at home 1-3 times per week based on the hair's condition.

                            Answered on 6/26/2017 by Brand Expert from Redken
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