Product Type: Redken hair care products
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Redken Extreme Shampoo
Member Name: topsyturvy
Redken Extreme Shampoo
Advantages: smells nice, works
Redken was founded in 1960 by an American actress called Paula Kent. They became big as a company by introducing the concept of protein reconditioning. They soon started to develop patented technologies which they now have up to 60 of worldwide. So on, they built up a brand which today is worldwide known and salon trusted with many salon's choosing to use Redken as their key line of products.
The packaging of the shampoo is quite nice as all the different sub ranges of Redken are colour packaged so that you know where you are buying them from. The range I have been using is the 'Extreme' range which is in the blue bottles. They are in a royal blue plastic bottle which is easy to see the levels of. The front of the bottle just has the Redken logo on it, it comes in a 300ml bottle which is actually not a bad size compared to other brands. The Extreme range is particularly aimed at distressed hair.
On the back it states that Redken Extreme Shampoo gently cleanses and helps restore distressed hair. Its exclusive Interbond Conditioning System gives a unique 3D Repair Complex of proteins, ceramides and liquids to help give strength, cuticle reinforcement and protective resurfacing. It aims to make the hair look healthy again, shiny and manageable. This is a lot of promises which I did hope that my shampoo would aim to do but it was a matter of putting it to the test. Before using the shampoo I had been using the Redken fuel treatments in the Extreme range which are small tubes you break open and leave in your hair for up to 10 minutes to let it take effect and they did leave my hair more manageable.
The shampoo is quite a thick one which is different from most I have used it has a thicker consistency and smells just like a salon with that lightly fruity scent to it which I love as it reminds me of being at the hairdresser. If you lift up the lid and pour about a 2p coin sized amount into your palm and then run it quickly under the water then apply to the hair on your first shampoo it should lather up very quickly. I found this unusual because normally on first shampoo it tends not to lather up so much whereas this one did and it really covered all of my hair as I really intensely rubbed it in and gave my hair a good wash as the fruity aroma engulfed the shower.
I then did a second shampoo which again I massaged right into the hair the second time it seemed to be an even better clean. Now, I am basing my results on using this for about 3-4 weeks as on one wash you can't really give an honest opinion as no shampoo gives instant results after one wash, well that's what I personally feel. As said before, my hair was slightly full of split ends and was quite dry looking and had lost it shine somewhat with colouring it. After using this for about a month I have definitely noticed my hair has less split ends and is also a lot smoother to touch, it does not feel as dry at all and really does look healthier with the shine having been restored. My hair also has a lot more movement and body which has really made me a lot happier and just the general fact that the split ends are no longer as obvious makes this product worth the money.
Now, you can buy Redken Extreme Shampoo in all Redken salons but salon prices do tend to vary depending on what they charge. I buy mine from Regis hairdressing stores which are located all over the UK and my shampoo cost me a steep £10.73 but I have nearly used it for a month and still have a very full bottle so in that case it hasn't been too much of a loss as far as I'm concerned. I have seen online deals for this if you Google around getting it for about £8 odd with free delivery but I just needed mine urgently and wasn't too bothered.
Not only does Redken do the Extreme range but also they do:
LIGHT BLUE BOTTLES: Clear moisture range for normal to dry hair with weightless moisture.
DEEP RED BOTTLES: Colour extend to seal in vibrancy and keep coloured hair healthy.
GREY BOTTLES: Body full to give volume to fine hair and long lasting fullness and shine.
YELLOW BOTTLES: Blonde glam to reinforce colour and shine and strength.
BROWN BOTTLES: Smooth down to enrich tame and dry hair with intense smoothness.
TURQUOISE BOTTLES: Fresh curls to control frizz and moisturise curly hair.
WHITE BOTTLES: Scalp relief to target scalp solutions, to soothe and protect.
GOLD BOTTLES: All soft to provide softness, manageability and moisturise dry brittle hair
PURPLE BOTTLES: Real control for nourishing and replenishing dry hair to give it shine.
ORANGE BOTTLES: Color Extend Sun to protect hair from UV light and replenish colour and stressed hair in sun.
For more information on Redken and their salons and products and treatments go to http://www.redken.co.uk