Rated 4.3 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review Best reconstruction product.
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.
Most Helpful Critical Review WHAT DID THEY DO ????!!!!!!!!!!!!
Have used this on and off since my early teens (25 years) especially during the years my hair was processed - color, body wave or both. Always worked great. Don't need it very often since I'm wearing my long straight lt brown hair natural, but it's to my waist right now and needed some damage control. Bought a bottle from Ulta in April and it was just as great as always. Bought another there a couple days ago and Redlen seems to have added a TON of fragrance. It's intense and overpowering. Forget smelling any perfume you might want to wear. This headache inducing, cheap, matronly smell will drown it out. It's miserable. It's been 18hrs since I rinsed it out and it's still INTENSE. I hate to lose a great thing, especially since this leaves my very tangle prone hair silky smooth without weighing it down but I cannot bear this horrible fragrance. It's really awful and still giving me a terrible headache and sore throat all these hours later. I might be able to suffer the occasional headache for a great scent and performance but this fragrance is a definite deal breaker. Heartbreaking.
Reviewed by 403 customers Fabulous treatment for processed hair
Gemnut from Schererville
I have used this product for over 25 years and even though I color my hair it is smooth and frizz free. I apply it first after wash while in shower and apply conditioner over it so it works on the cuticle before the conditioner goes on.
Saved my hair
Sosie from Michigan
My hair was healthy until a bad salon ombré. I've been desperately trying to save my fried hair for a month. This stuff worked so well that I could cry. I took some of the tips from the reviews & used a clarifying shampoo. I followed it with a super moisturizing conditioner without protein. The conditioner just glided through my hair like silk. Then did my usual styling routine. My hair was SO soft and glossy looking. It was almost like I had my old hair back, aside from the fried ends I'll just have to cut off! The biggest thing for me was increased manageability. My hair dried nicer, and when I went to braid it, it felt really smooth and silky and the braid didn't have a bunch of flyaways poking out like before. I'll probably do this once a week. This will give me the patience to grow my hair back out and be happy in the meantime.
Alysha from Charleston
This stuff made my hair so soft. Way less breakage.
I would buy this product again
dotr from terre haute, IN
I have been using this product for many years. it doers not weigh hair down. my naturally curly hair really loves it.
Saved my hair
Autumn from Chicago
Use a clarifying shampoo or it won't work. Squeeze out as much water as you can, then spray into hair. A little goes a long way. Then comb through gently with fingers. It should be foamy or it's not working. I used it incorrectly for a while but once I used it properly it was amazing. I follow up with a hydrating hair mask or conditioner. When my hair was super damaged from bleach, I used it 2-3 times a week. Now I use it only 1-2 times a month because my hair is decently healthy. I went from bob length, super fried bleached hair to waist length healthy and soft hair in a few years and my hair normally grows slowly. The bottle actually lasts a while and it's totally worth the price.
This product saved my damaged bleached hair!!
Jenny from Kentucky
This product combined with argan oil shampoo/conditioner and Redken Anti-snap gave my hair life again! I usually have very thick, oily hair, but when it was bleached it became extremely dry and brittle. I was scared to even brush it. I used this treatment and it made my hair strong and shiny again!!
Staple in my routine
Samantha from OH - Ohio
My hair stylist has fried/ over processed my hair the last few visits (over a time period of two years). My hair grows really fast, but has been the exact same length for the last 2 years because I have such bad breakage. Found this and the whole system a few weeks ago and I'm in love!!! THIS IS NOT A CONDITIONER. This is a treatment you use before you condition. Spray pump is very difficult to use in shower when its wet and hands are wet. I just spray into my hands and run product through my hair. Would highly recommend and will definitely keep using!
Sher from Springfield, MO
This product works great for my fine, curly hair. It adds body and helps prevent breakage. My hair feels great!
Knowledge is Power
Kristen from Monroeville, PA
My advice with this product is, knowledge is power! First, make sure you know your hair type and if your hair needs this type of repair. I have naturally curly hair, I used to be a 3B. But, over the years the curl has fried, from getting older, but also from straightening my hair. I do not, nor have I ever chemically straightened my hair, always blown dry, twice a week. But flat iron every day. I also color my hair myself, usually once every 2 months. With all that, I know my hair could use some intermittent nourishment.
Usually my hairdresser throws a keratin treatment on for me, but, it's been a while. This product is just as good for an at home product. But you have to know if your hair can take it.
I saw a lot complaints about bottle and product design, dry your hands and spray it in to your hands, that's what worked for me. I also saw a lot of complaints about what it did to the scalp, I focused on mid to ends of my hair, especially the ends. Squeezed as much water out as possible, applied for 5 minutes. Rinsed and conditioned. No problems at all, my hair felt fine.
As I dried my hair, I could tell immediately. Made it a little softer, so some control problems, but nothing ridiculous, the brush slid through without getting stuck at all. Once done drying, my hair was amazing!! I sprayed thermo protector (BTZ Smooth Criminal), used my flat iron.. my hair is even more amazing!! So shiny and soft, but not soft without control. I notice a huge difference in my ends, they don't look fried. I will keep a check on how my hair is each day, I only wash it twice a week and I will use this product once a month maybe.
Between reading a lot of reviews, both good and bad and knowing the type of hair I have, I will definitely continue to use this product!
Saved my hair!!
Customer from Wisconsin
I had extremely over processed bleached hair and this fixed it. Make sure you use it correctly though!!! Use a clarifying shampoo or something that will leave that squeaky clean feeling. Squeeze all the water out and spray this in. Brush it through really gently with your fingers or a wet brush. It should foam up. If it doesn't foam then it's not penetrating the cuticle properly. I leave it in for 15 minutes, rinse, then condition.
Did not see any changes
Dana from Philadelphia, PA
Used this entire bottle and saw little-to-no change. Made my hair feel very dry. I will not be purchasing again.
Made my hair feel worse!
AA from Wisconsin
I read tons of reviews about this spray, on Ulta and other sites. So many good reviews and yet this stuff dried out my 3A curly, highlighted hair SOOO badly. I got it to help strengthen and especially to detangle but it made my hair nearly impossible to detangle! Definitely won't use it again.
should have tried this sooner
Sam from Milwaukee, WI
I've used it 1time so far and can't believe how good it worked. I got highlights few weeks ago and started using the purple shampoo 1times a week and the full and soft 3 days a week. My hair was so hard to brush and would knot up so bad. I used this after I us3d the purple and my hair was tangle free and is so soft. I got the anti snap shampoo and conditioner to replace the full and soft. I have nothing bad to say about this stuff and have high hopes it keeps working.
Best Quick treatment of Hair many think is dry!
Tracy Analysis Tech from Eldersburg, MD
Many think they have dry hair. It's NOT! You need the protein ! Our hair is a combo of protein and moisture. As a former stylist and Hair Analysis Tech..many think their hair is dry and want to " moisturize" WRONG. You are 97% more likely to need the protein. If your of Asian or African American desent, you may need the moisture or a combo of that with protein. I've seen first hand under the microscope the hair structure. Feeling dry, frizzy, losing curl..use the Cat protein treatment !!
Curly Girl approved
Hilary Kay from Ohio
The rest of this line I don't think is curly girl approved but this item is. i love it. it works well for my curls. I wish the bottle was bigger.
Michelle from Greenville, SC
This is liquid gold! I went through a severe amount of damage last summer from over processing and finally got my hair healthy again. After changing stylists and deciding to lighten it again, with a lot of apprehension, my hair started breaking shortly afterwards. My hair stylist recommended this product when I went to her in panic mode. I used one time and saw a difference. Have only used twice so far but the breakage has almost completely stopped and my hair looks and feels amazing! Love it and will continue using it so I can stay blonde and have healthy hair!!!
Holy moly holy grail!!!
Misshardasnails from Savannah
I can not express how much this has helped my hair. I had black hair for 6 years. It was long silky and smooth. I've been in the process of lightening it and have bleached it twice. My hair has been non stop tangled, like full blown dreads. I have to brush my hair 30 minutes every day twice a day if not more because of how bad it gets. I got a new stylist and she wanted me to use this before my service next week and ommmmggg. I'm so mad I didn't discover this sooner. I've only used it once and already my hair went almost knot free all day. I can't believe it. Please if you're dying to find something to possibly help your damaged hair give this a shot because it is truly amazing.
dried out my hair
BeachyBlonde from California
Never had luck with Redken but decided to try this due to great reviews. It dried my hair out and made it frizzy. I had to use another conditioner to tame my hair.
LisaLisaNC from North Carolina
First of all, I read how people couldn't spray their hair in the shower...dry your hands off, leave the bottle outside of the shower. It doesn't take much product to work. I have waist length, highly highlighted hair. I shampoo, squeeze the excess water out, dry my hands, spray it on starting with the ends, put a cheap shower cap on and finish my shower. I then rinse and use my regular conditioner. This is not a conditioner, it is a treatment. You still need the conditioner afterwards. My hair looks great, feels great and my stylist/colorist is always impressed with what good shape it is in. To each her own, but if you expect something from a product that it isn't designed to do, then you are going to be disappointed.
Great for damaged prone hair
Chitown suburban from Chicago
I use this instead of conditioner on my fine wavy damage prone hair. It thickens, adds body, and makes my hair healthier. Helps combat damage of heat styling. Been using it for years and haven't found a better product
I love this hair treatment so much !!
Harlee from Spring , Texas
I love this hair treatment so much !! When I first used it it felt like it was doing to dry my hair out a little bit it didn't ! It did the opposite. I think my only complaint is that it is a spray bottle and it makes it a little difficult to use. I usually end up spraying some in the palm of my hand and using it like that. I received this product free for testing purposes but all opinions are my own.
LOVE THIS PRODUCT!!!
Emily from Ann Arbor, MI
This product is my absolute favorite from this line!! I use the shampoo and conditioner, as well as this, every single time I wash my shower! This product smells amazing, it detangles my hair and makes it feel so soft! 😍 I received this product for free, however I have already repurchased another bottle and will never stop using it!
Yes you need this
Mack from Nashville
I love to send my clients home with this treatment it helps keep their hair strong and helps to save them from any chemical treatments they've had
Savage MUA from Kalamazoo, MI
I LOVE THIS PRODUCT. I received it complementary for testing with the color extend blondage shampoo and conditioner and while I didn't immediately fall in love with those two as my hair is naturally more warm than cool, I will ALWAYS have this stocked in my house from now on! It smells great and works so well on my hair!
Rachel from Huntington Beach
The product itself is nice from what I've been able to use. It makes my hair less fragile. I really don't like the bottle though, the squirt nozzle makes it hard to apply. It's difficult to aim in the shower without a mirror and actually get all of your hair. Until they change the bottle, I wouldn't buy it. I received this complimentary for testing purposes and this is my opinion.