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I like my tresses long, blonde and straight. Bearing in mind that my hair is naturally light brown and wavy, in order to achieve my desired look, I subject it to unthinkable tortures (highlights, tints, heat styling...). I invest a great deal of time, effort and money to keep it long and thick. Having tried various upmarket brands, I always come back to Redken.
I chose the Extreme range as it was specifically created for damaged hair. The products in this range come in bottles and tubs of various shapes and sizes coloured a dark, vibrant blue. I wouldn't say my bottle looks particularly premium, but it certainly looks chic and simple, which is often the case with more expensive brands.
The shampoo itself is white and quite thick. It has a pleasant fruity smell with a hint of vanilla. I noticed the smell does linger in my hair for hours, but I also use the leave-in treatment from the same range. I enjoy washing my hair with this shampoo as it lathers up nicely and I don't use a lot to get my hair lovely and clean. Often it seems like there is no need for a conditioner as my hair feels soft and smooth after shampooing.
I know it is recommended to use a shampoo and conditioner or hair masque by the same brand to get the full benefits, but I have a huge collection of conditioning treatments and like to change them weekly. So you really don't have to purchase a Redken Anti-snap conditioner to use after the shampoo as any good hair masque will do. After washing, conditioning and towel drying my hair, I apply some Redken Anti-snap Leave in Treatment (which is amazing, by the way!) and let my tresses dry naturally. I then attack them with GHDs and that's how I get super soft, shiny, healthy looking hair!
Please remember that it will take a few washes before you notice good results. As with any hair product, you have to allow it to work its magic. I can honestly say that the condition of my hair has never been better (except, of course, when I had untouched natural hair). I know that this shampoo may seem expensive at around £14, but it is worth it, especially if you are trying to go against nature and alter the colour and texture of your hair. Also, using the anti-snap range is a great way to promote healthy hair growth. Fewer split ends and less breakage will guarantee maximum length achieved in minimum time.
Gently cleanse and repair your excessively dry, brittle and damaged hair / This fantastic shampoo will leave it supple and manageable /