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As my hair is bleached, it is slightly damaged in places. I had used this product a few years back with good results, so I thought I would get some more of it and see if it made any difference to the straw like parts of my hair.
This product claims to provide heat protection, smooth hair, reduce friction from brushing, and helps protect against breakage and split ends. It contains a concentration of 18-MEA to restore the lipid layer and resurface your hairs damaged cuticle to restore shine. Ceramide repairs hair structure whilst Interlock Protein Network provides strength and support.
The packaging on this is very simple. The bottle is a dark blue, and you can see the conditioner inside it. There are some details about the product on the front of the bottle, and that it now contains Interlock Protein Network, and also that it is a leave in conditioner for distressed hair.
The product itself is a thick pale creamy coloured liquid, which is slightly sticky to the touch. I do really like the scent of this as well; it has a subtle, fresh scent, although I find it doesn't last once hair is dry. There are no instructions on how much of this to use, but I take about a 10p piece blob, rub it between my hands and them smooth onto the more damaged areas of my hair. Thankfully the product does seem to lose the stickiness once it is applied onto the hair shaft, and it does seem to melt onto my hair really easily. I then dry and style my hair as normal. Naturally, Redken recommends that you use this product after the matching shampoo and conditioner, but I have found that I get good results from just using this along with my normal shampoo and conditioner.
I am normally sceptical when it comes to miracle hair products, but I have found that this really does make a difference to my hair. After using this, my hair feels soft and manageable and the birds nest effect that my hair used to have in the mornings seems to be a thing of the past. I have also found that when combing my hair, I have less hairs breaking than I used to, and less hairs in my hairbrush, which is another bonus, as it's another concern of mine, particularly since medications left my hair thinner.
I would recommend this product to anyone that has damaged hair, as it really has worked wonders on my hair. The initial cost means it is expensive, but it does last a long time as I only need about two 10p sized amounts for my long hair). It is available through salons, but can be found cheaper online. I bought mine on Amazon, which cost around £13, but I have seen it for £12.50 online, so it's worth shopping around.
A friend of mine recommended Redken products to me and as I often have problems with brittle hair and split ends I thought I give yet another hair product a go. I'm glad I did, even though it's not the cheapest on the market I think it's worth the investment.
The anti snap comes in a blue pump bottle and contains 250ml or creamy white liquid. I think I paid around £15 which seems to be the standard price although you may be able to snap it up for a few quid less if you shop around.
It does not state on the bottle how much to use or how often. I tend to use 2-3 pumps (I have long hair) and use it once or twice a week. I pump the product onto my hand and then just run my hands through towel dried hair. Then I leave it to dry naturally. It dries very nicely, I have used other leave in treatments that made my hair go really dry whilst it dried so this is a nice change, my hair feels soft and nourished and it feels stronger, I find I get less broken hairs when brushing these days.
The product smells kind of sweet, I can't say it's the best smelling leave in conditioner, I love the fruity ones like Aussie and Herbal but this one smells ok and pleasant and seems to condition my hair best out of all the products I've used.
A friend of mine recommended I use this product with the Redken curl definer. My hair is wavy once washed and I wanted to achieve a windswept beach style look so I worked out 2 pumps of the antisnap and some of the curl definer rubbed together and worked into my hair gives it a nice wavy look that stays. Much nicer than salt sprays I find as they often leave my hair dried out and feeling horrible.
Overall I would definitely recommend the anti snap as a conditioning treatment or as part of a styling programme combined with the curl definer, or maybe you'd like to try and combine it with other Redken products to suit your hair. It is definitely worth the investment and I will be trying out more Redken products in the future.
Redken anti snap
I bought this some time ago at my hairdressing salon when my stylist told me that the ends of my hair was snapping and suggested this product. I was a bit sceptical at first, thinking that since they sold it in the salon they would want to sell a lot of it, but thought it worth giving it a go since one side of my hair was longer than the other!
This is a leave-in treatment which promises to gently smooth the cuticle, reduce friction from brushing and helps strengthen hair that's prone to breaking, splitting or snapping off. My hairdresser also told me that it would help protect my hair from heat damage because apparently the ends of my hair are weakening with using straighteners.
Sounds like just the thing I need and it apparently does all of this because the product contains a 3D repair complex with cuticle reinforcements ceramide and lipids. I don't know what these are but it sounds impressive!
PRODUCT AND PACKAGING...
The product comes in a 250ml dark blue plastic bottle through which I can see how much of the product is left, which I like as I don't like to second guess.
The product itself is thicker than a liquid and thinner than a cream, and most definitely something which needs to have a pump action dispenser rather than a spray. It doesn't come out too easily and I have to keep pressing on the pump to get enough of the product out of the bottle, and when it comes to the end I have to take off the lid and bang the bottle on my hand to get the anti snap out.
It is s kind of cream colour which when applied to my air fortunately goes on completely clear. It has a very faint smell and one which I cant distinguish but its so faint it obviously wont react with any perfumes. On my hand and when I rub it onto the ends of my hair it does feel sticky and I did at first worry that it would make my hair feel sticky but fortunately this isn't the case;once applied to damp hair it seems to lose its sticky texture and is easy to aply through the ends of my hair.
USING THE PRODUCT...
It is suggested that the "matching" shampoos are used but I didn't buy these at the time and so have always used it with my normal hair products. Hair should be washed, conditioned and towel dried. The anti-snap product should then be applied to fragile or damaged areas. I usually apply it mostly to the ends of my hair, and for all of the ends use about the size of a couple of 2p coins. The product should be left in the hair without rinsing and then styled as usual.
PRICE AND AVAILABILITY...
This is available in many hair salons and I have also seen it in chemists. Its quite pricey at about £15 but it does last for ages; I think this bottle has lasted about 6 months of pretty regular use.
I think this must have worked as my hair is now growing straight again without it looking like it is an assymetrical cut.
It is expensive but does last for ages. I can only assume I am using the correct amount as there is no indication on the instructions as to how much is needed.
Easy to apply and for me effective, so I can get over the stickiness on my hands.
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The product comes in a dark blue plastic bottle with a twist to open, pump action top. The information on the bottle claims that the conditioner contains an interlock protein network that is designed to rebuild and resurface the hair. It also contains 18 mea-amino acids that will enter the hair cuticle to help repair damage. I am always sceptical when it comes to product claims that promise so much! However after parting with £15 for a 250ml bottle, I was really hopeful that this one would produce results!
After washing and towel drying apply the conditioner to any damaged areas of your hair. The instruction don't tell you how much of the product to use, but I find it is best to spay a little into my hands and then massage through the ends of my hair. The conditioner is milky in colour and consistency. It smells absolutely gorgeous and best of all; the scent lingers all day. I find scents difficult to describe, but this is quite sweet and fruity. I have found that I only need a couple of sprays to treat my hair. I really like the fact that this is a leave in conditioner as it saves me time! I try not to wash my hair every day, but as it is so unruly I do have to wet it every morning to try to style it. I find that using the conditioner really helps to make it shine and behave!
I have been using this conditioner for several weeks now and am totally in love with it! It not only smells gorgeous, but leaves my hair looking the best it has done for ages. It is really easy to use as you don't need to rinse it off. My hair feels soft, is easier to style and best of all I have noticed that the ends are less likely to snap off. It is recommended that you use the product about twice a week, but I tend to use it a bit more often than this. I know its very expensive, but I have bought lots of cheaper hair care products that just didn't suit my hair and so were a total waste of money. I hope the bottle will last me for some time as you really do only need a little to get great results!
A couple of years ago a careless stylist bestowed me with a mop of hair so fragile and dry, it broke off every time I touched it. All I wanted were subtle sun-kissed highlights! It was a very upsetting experience that left me wondering if maybe going for the big chop was my only option. I've always been very fond of my long hair and tried my hardest to find a better solution to the problem.
After hours and hours spent online researching different hair remedies, I came across Redken Extreme Anti-snap Leave in treatment. I have used their All Soft range before and found it to be absolutely wonderful so decided to try out the Extreme line.
Redken products are of high quality and are quite expensive compared to regular drugstore brands. I bought the treatment from a salon for £15.30, but you can buy it cheaper from many reliable websites.
The Extreme range is specifically aimed at people with dry, brittle, damaged hair. The products come in dark blue bottles. Sometimes you definitely pay a high price for premium packaging (a good example are Benefit products), but in my opinion, there is nothing particularly special about the way Redken products are presented. Hopefully, that means their cost reflects good quality!
To use the product, you need to shampoo and condition your hair, towel dry it and then apply the treatment to fragile areas. It is a white, slightly runny cream that smells pleasantly of fruits and vanilla. I used quite a bit the first time round, but have realised since then you only need a small amount to notice good results.
It took a little while for the product to work. The first time I used it nothing happened. Yes, my hair felt slightly less dry, but it was still a tangled mess and looked very brittle. However, after using the treatment for a week, I was pretty much amazed at how effective it was! My hair looked healthy again (I didn't mind if it was just an optical illusion!), it was manageable and didn't break off so easily.
The treatment is very rich in proteins, which is great for damaged hair. It strengthens the hair from within and targets all fragile areas. As this product has a lot of protein in it, it's important to remember that too much can actually be bad for the hair. I use the treatment one week, and then apply a different moisturising product the next. You do have to alternate protein and hydrating treatments to achieve the best results.
I enjoy using this treatment as it really does work. I've noticed my hair grows so much faster now due to less breakage. If you want longer hair, this is a brilliant little helper. Also, if you colour your hair a lot, this product makes damage a thing of the past. I would recommend using the Extreme shampoo before applying the leave in treatment, but it works well with any other good brand of shampoo and conditioner.
This product has become a firm favourite now and is always on my Birthday and Christmas wish list. I guess it has rescued my poor locks from being cut off. It has a great reputation and I cannot recommend it highly enough!
Extreme Anti-Snap leave-in treatment gently smooths the cuticle, reduces friction from brushing and helps fortify hair that's prone to breaking, splitting or snapping off / Proteins = internal strengthCeramide = cuticle reinforcementNatural Lipids = protective resurfacing