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RedkenExtreme CAT Anti-Damage Protein Reconstructing Rinse-Off Treatment

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Extreme CAT Anti-Damage Protein Reconstructing Rinse-Off Treatment

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Contains patented taurine technology and cationic proteins to help reconstruct and prevent future damage without adding weight to the hair.

Key Benefits:
  • Helps strengthen distressed hair without adding weight
  • Contains patented taurine technology and cationic proteins
  • Preps hair as a first step in 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
 
4.5

(based on 19 reviews)

89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Improves hair health (16)
  • Improves texture (16)
  • Adds shine (9)
  • Great smell (9)
  • Smooths & softens (8)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Dry hair (10)
  • Fine hair (10)
  • Deep conditioning (8)
  • Curly hair (5)
  • Thick hair (5)
    • Hair Type:
    • Wavy hair (10), Straight hair (5), Very curly hair (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Product junkie (8), Beauty conscious (7), Survivalist / minimalist (3)

Reviewed by 19 customers

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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
     
    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

      (2 of 2 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

      Verified Reviewer

      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

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Best reconstruction product.

          By BeautyBear

          from Redding, Ca.

          About Me Product Junkie

          Verified Reviewer

          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
           
          1.0

          I really wanted to like this!

          By SweetP

          from Pasadena TX

          About Me Beauty Conscious

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Adds Shine
          • Improves Texture

          Cons

          • Hair fallout

          Best Uses

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

            l was excited to try this after reading all the glowing reviews. For the record my hair is severely damaged, lm talking about split ends, breakage, dryness due to bleaching.
            Before using this l had a pretty good hair cleanse system going, the only thing missing was a deep treatment....this product messed up my hair and scalp BIG TIME!
            1st time using it my hair was falling out like crazy as l was rinsing it off and made my scalp itchy, l also noticed dandruff, but it did leave my hair super shiny and light. I thought l'd give it a 2nd try, same thing only more hair started to fall out and more dandruff!!!! the final straw was the 3rd time, it burned my scalp, and my entire head was super irrated. l ommited this out of my regime and my hair stop falling out and scalp back to normal. Now lm taking hair growth vitamins to undo the damage this thing done! the 3rd time l applied it to my ends only and for some reason it still irrated everything....really wanted to like this but ladies be careful!

            • Hair Type:
            • Wavy Hair

            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            No I did not like. My hair is more brittle and tangled

            By Car

            from Socorro New Mexico

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

              Cons

              • Ineffective

              Best Uses

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

                Use just like it said

                 
                5.0

                I would buy this product again

                By Leo

                from Fargo, ND

                About Me Beauty Conscious

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Detangles
                • Gentle
                • Great Smell
                • Improves Hair Health
                • Improves Texture

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Deep Conditioning
                  • Dry Hair
                  • Fine Hair
                  • Thick Hair

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

                  This product is great for giving your hair strength and body. How often depends on your hair health. I use it weekly to make my hair stronger and feel more full.

                  • Hair Type:
                  • Straight Hair

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Use this regularly

                  By Ltapenuts

                  from Fort Wayne, IN

                  About Me Product Junkie

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Gentle
                  • Improves Hair Health
                  • Improves Texture

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Daily Use
                    • Fine Hair

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

                    I have very fine hair. I've been using the whole extreme line for a few years now. My hair is healthy and soft when using this line

                    • Hair Type:
                    • Wavy Hair
                     
                    5.0

                    I have bought this product again and again since the 1970's

                    By None

                    from asdkljfskl;a

                    About Me Minimalist

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Adds Shine
                    • Gentle
                    • Great Smell
                    • 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:

                      See Above

                      • Hair Type:
                      • Wavy Hair

                      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Can't live without!

                      By wndrwmnx3

                      from Chalreston SC

                      About Me Beauty Conscious

                      Verified Reviewer

                      Pros

                      • Great Smell
                      • Improves Hair Health
                      • Smooths & Softens

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Daily Use
                        • Deep Conditioning
                        • Dry Hair

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

                        OMG- How did I live without this for so long! My hair is colored and I use the flat iron every day so my hair was at the end of it's rope with dryness. I bought this off the recommendation of my local Ulta store and it is amazing. I have tried EVERY product on the market and this is the only one that makes my dry hair smooth and shiny again without ANY weight or greasiness. I even went and bought the shampoo/conditioner, primer and sealer, and leave in conditioner.... I am in love. Threw everything else away. I live in Charleston SC so we have tons of humidity and this product is amazing. If you have over processed hair or super dry you have to buy.

                        • Hair Type:
                        • Wavy 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:

                          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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