Product Type: Redken hair care products
Newest Review: ... onto my hair really easily. I then dry and style my hair as normal. Naturally, Redken recommends that you use this product after the matc... more
seems to stop the snapping
Redken Extreme Anti Snap
Member Name: juicy_lucy
Redken Extreme Anti Snap
Advantages: Stops my hair snapping
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.
Thanks for reading
Summary: Anti snap product