Redken Raves

I hauled Redken after my latest hairdresser visit. It was one of those purchase sprees spurred on by relief that the appointment had gone well.

Shampoo, conditioner and treatment product all added to basket and after a couple of weeks of usage I have to say, money well spent. In fact I am glad that I threw caution to the wind and deviated from my beloved Phyto.

Here's what I got:



  • All Soft Shampoo
  • All Soft Conditioner
  • Extreme Anti-Snap Treatment
First things first, the shampoo and conditioner combo works well to ensure relatively smooth, detangled hair. I will admit that there is an initial "puff head" phase where my hair appears to have tripled in size and I resemble a mushroom but by morning (I always wash at night) it's straight and pretty sleek. It reminds me of that Pantene Aqua stuff that ruled my laugh last summer....sadly not available here.

Now the really good stuff is the Extreme Anti-Snap. I am sure that this has been personally recommended by many of you. (I may be going mad but I am sure Arlene has used this and espoused it's virtues?)

Your recommendations are why I bought it in the first place and I am so glad I did. I practically use this every day and I have to say it's better than the Phyto day cream. If I am honest I also prefer it to the Kerastase Elixir...

And why? 
 
It smells like a fruit salad, dries quickly, doesn't weight the hair down and smooths the cuticle. It's designed to be used on those crispy ends and then works to fortify them - well, make them look healthy.

I feel that this started to work almost immediately. I apply on damp hair and it makes everything look shiny and healthy.

Now another thing...my hairdresser told me to wipe the residue on my nails and see if I noticed a difference. That's what I did. After I apply this to the lengths of my hair I wipe the residue over each nail. Two weeks later and my nails are noticeable stronger - even after I peeled off my Gelish (don't tell the manicurist). I actually don't remember my nails being this strong for a while.

This could be total coincidence but if it's the Anti-Snap...all the more reason to worship it. This may just be a miracle product! Or maybe I am just getting over-excited... :)

So that's the end of my hair ramble!

Have you ever used Redken? What is your miracle hair product? :)

71 comments:

  1. wow this sounds amazing!:)

    http://polka-dots-and-bow-ties.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. highly recommend the anti-snap! :)

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  2. My miracle hair product is the Kerastase Fibre Architecte. It repairs and seals split and damaged ends, you will love it if you try it! Plus, like all Kerastase products, it smells phenomenal, makes your hair shiny, and doesn't weigh it down at all. I will have to try that Redken product though, it sounds great! Love the fruit salad smell :)

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    Alyson
    www.crushingonclothes.com

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    1. That was also recommended to me! I may have to try that in the near future :)

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  3. I love redken! Along with kerastase and phyto it's probably my favourite haircare brand.

    My miracle hair product has now been discontinued - it was Elixir by Aveda. The supposed replacement is useless in comparison and Elixir is greatly missed by me!

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    1. ah i think i remember Elixir. Why do companies do this to us?

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  4. I've never tried Redken but I want to. I just use Tresemme hair products but I'd like to try something more high end as my hair isn't as healthy feeling as I'd like it to be! x

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    1. Sometimes the cheaper stuff works just as well so i wouldn't rush into it. but i think a pricier treatment is often worth it. love the anti snap so far :)

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  5. I alternate between the Kérastase Volumactiv range and Redken extreme anti-snap Shampoo and Conditioner. They are the only hair range brands that I notice a difference with using lmost immediately! The Kérastase hair mask is also very good. Great review Laura :) x x

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    1. ooh thats a good product rotation. may have to make a note :)

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  6. I'd love to try this since my hair is so dry!

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    1. story of my life. my hair is naturally on the drier side but after colouring etc... it definitely needs some help :)

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  7. sounds really good to me!

    http://munchmecat.blogspot.com/

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  8. Something better than Phyto Day Cream which smells like fruit salad is something I need!

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  9. Perfectly timed post! I was just considering splurging on some Phyto after a particularly trying blow dry session this morning.

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    1. Would still always rate Phyto very highly :) Hope you find a combo you love!

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    3. Today is my second time using the All Soft shampoo and I'm giving it a big thumbs up! (Paired it with Shiseido Tsubaki Damage Care conditioner at the ends.) Maybe I was just having a good hair drying day, but after both uses, my hair feels fuller and less limp noodly. Hope you're having a good week! :)

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  10. Oh No!! I thought Phyto was da bomb...Gotta try this now :)

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    1. Still love Phyto and will probably always rotate some products into the mix :)

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  11. Sounds amazing! Might have to be my next hair splurge.

    -Elodie x
    http://www.elle-yeah.com

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  12. i love redken products but i haven't tried the anti=snap stuff...i will give it a go when my bellowed lee stafford argan oil stops being a miracle (yes. it was a recommendation :) ) x

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    1. ooh will make a note of that recommendation :)

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  13. I love the Redken range! They are so great! :) Currently i'm loving Philip Kingsley & Aussie!
    www.liana-beauty.blogspot.com

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  14. Whoa, that's so funny. I just bought Redken All Soft conditioner and the Extreme CAT spray, which I think is very similar to the anti-snap. It's full of concentrated proteins for hair strength. So far I'm really liking both!

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  15. I use to love Redken, then Kerastase, but Phyto is absolutely amazing ( PhytoKeratine line, PhytoDefrisant Botanical Hair Relaxing Balm and once a week PhytoNeutre Balancing Cream Shampoo). I actually have a "normal" hair now and not the dry totally frizzy mess.

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  16. I've never tried Redken before but I usually use Biolage. I'm currently using UNITE which also smells delish.

    xo, alison*elle

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    1. have heard VERY good things about Biolage!

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  17. I love Anti-Snap. I am going to try rubbing it in my nails now as my nails are in such poor condtion at the moment. x

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    1. i am not obsessed with doing it. seriously so much stronger!

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  18. Definitely going to wipe the residue on my nails! I've been using this for years and will be nice to know if my nails can benefit from it too!

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    1. yay - let me know if you notice a difference or if it's just my imagination :)

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  19. My miracle hair product is Cibu Ancient Serum. I love it and it makes my hair so smooth after I dry it.

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  20. Yes, it was I :) It really is a HG product for me and has been re-purchased soooo many times. So glad you're reaping the benefits too xx

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    1. see i wasn't going mad :) Thanks for the recommendation!

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  21. i've always wnated to try the all soft line but that anti-snap stuff looks really good!

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  22. Laura, have your tried the Volumising Redken, it's the green range, it's amazing. My hair-dresser recommended it and it lasts for ages!

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  23. Ooh, I would like to give the anti-snap a whirl. My only experience with redken is the all soft argan oil which can be used in about six different ways and does make the hair incredibly soft but for me, oil-wise, morrocon oil has the edge!

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  24. I almost forgot how great this stuff was! I used to use it, but when I ran out I started using that Miracle 10 one, which is ok, but not great. I think I'm going to go back to the Redken Anti-Snap after I run out. It is wonderful!

    hwalkeechan.blogspot.com

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  25. I tried the Redken shampoo for oily scalps and i'm not impressed. I was so itchy after a few uses! I have heard of the miracles of the anti-snap and i'm super keen to try it out! I'm glad you did this post
    xx

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    1. ah sorry to hear about that. the treatment gets a definite thumbs up!

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  26. i've never tried redken products before, but i've read many positive reviews about them. i will definitely try to get the ones you have here, they sound amazing! :)

    <3, Mimi
    http://whatmimiwrites.blogspot.com/
    Fashion To Figure Giveaway

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  27. I just bought a travel-sized anti-snap last week after Amy (dazzledust) recommended it and now am very excited to try it soon! I would have opened it. Y now but trying to use up a couple other products first- I've amassed quite a few hair products lately!

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  28. "Crispy ends"!! This sounds like exactly what I need!

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  29. i like the redken all soft mask they do in a tub. i also like the elvive shampoo and conditioner in the black containers, your hair feels so soft after, hate the elvive stuff normally. the macadamia deep hair repair mask is also lovely as is the bliss supershine shampoo in lemon and sage.

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  30. The Anti-Snap is one of my HG products - it is one of the rare products I find that actually does what it promises. I'm definitely going to start putting it on my nails afterwards - makes it even more value for money! x

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    1. let me know if you notice a difference. it could be all in my crazy head :)

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  31. I swear by Redken products, I think they are fab. I've used the all soft shampoo and conditioner for years. You should def try the CAT protein spray. It transformed my hair and I finally have long hair I'm proud of :)

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  32. I've been meaning to try Redken products for a while now, heard great things about them x

    lauraxamy.blogspot.co.uk

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  33. The Allsoft range is just fab, I am currently in love with the Argan-6 oil, I even blogged about the the other day :)

    www.keepingupwithejoneses.com

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  34. Just catching up- hope you are holding up ok. I havent braved a personal Redken purchase, but several of my hairdressers and use the products on me. It's a great hair treat xx

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  35. I looooove the way anti-snap smells its SO nice!

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  36. Even though I don't use them anymore, both Anti-snap and the CAT treatment are absolute holy grail products. There's a reason I managed to bleach my, at the time, super long hair from black to a a nice healthy blonde without it taking any damage. And tbh, the only reason it managed to get that long to start with (waist length) was the Anti-snap. Can not praise these products enough. Actually, I might have to pick up another bottle of Anti-snap. Hair seems to feel a little sad atm...

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  37. Just as I get into phyto you go and change! ;) There is a leave in conditioner from the All Soft range called Soft Ends I think. I don't know if they still do it as it was a few years ago that I used it but it was really lovely! xx

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  38. I've been using the anti-snap treatment for years! It is my secret to keeping my hair long and strong!!

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  39. I love Redken. Def one of my favourite brands. I use their Real Control Hair Masque Conditioner (comes in a big tub) to condition my hair regularly. It is fantastic! You need the littlest amount of product and it lasts forever!

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  40. Redken's overnight treatment is ah-mazing!

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  41. Ooooh the All Soft range and that Anti-Snap treatment have been on my wishlist for a while now along with the Redken Extreme Strength Mask which I've read and heard so many good things about, but I've decided I'm on a quest to find a SLS free shampoo (proving to be very difficult so far). If i don't find one I like I'm going in for the kill and buying the Redken range but anything atm to give my hair some seeerious tlc.
    Also I just bought Biotin tablets - I remember in a video aaaages ago you said you used it but there was the unpleasant side effect of facial hair? eek! But I'm going to give it a go!! xxx

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  42. Redken's all soft range is great, so moisturizing. I am loving Davines Glorifying shampoo & conditioner and Pureology's Hydrate conditioner is da bomb if you have dry hair, nothing transforms my hair like this conditioner. The ones I like are I.K.O.N.'s Drench shampoo I highly recommend this one too!

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  43. I love and use the anti snap, but I had no idea about putting it on your nails. Be assured next time I style my hair the remnants will be going on my nails :) thanks for the tip xxx

    http://little-miss-rouge.blogspot.com

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  45. I've been tempted by the Anti-Snap products for a while now but now I cannot wait to give them a go X

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  46. I like the sound of the anti-snap. I have heard great things about Redken maybe its time I try it!

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  47. I am a big fan of Redken but I haven't heard of the anti snap, this is something that will be going on my wish list.

    Lou
    www.thekeypieces.co.uk

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  48. I have always had a love-hate relationship with Redken. I've found some of their products work wonders and others just leave me a bit disappointed. My favourite at the moment would have to be Shine Flash (their shine spray/glistening mist) - some people say they can't stand the smell (which doesn't bother me at all) and complain that it doesn't DO anything... but for me it works incredibly well at what it's meant to do (not what other people are *hoping* that it'll do such as smoothing for gosh sakes!), that is, give some shine at the last minute. After all, it's 'just' a finishing spray!

    shopitsnazzy.blogspot.com

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  49. Laura, is the All Soft ok for coloured hair? I've just had mine gone from fairly natural to a darker brown. WOuld love to try this but don't want it to wash my colour out! :)

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  50. I'm a hairdresser & LOVE Redken. They are my go to for shampoo, cond & treatments, and I like TIGI Bedhead for styling!

    http://www.jessiswonderland.com/

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  51. Darn it i had written a bunch and then it got deletet... Well here i go again! I own the all soft and have to admit to only having tried it once for as i am still using my FAST shampoo and conditioner and might i add it works! Ill do a blogpost on it for those interested! But i do feel as though the fast makes my hair more all soft then the all soft itself.... Perhabs i will hae to give the actuall all soft products another whirl but in the meantime im happy to stick to the FAST shampoo... Conditioner fenito :p
    But your post has made me more confident in that the all soft will work good if i stick with it :) did it feel live changing within the first use for you laura?

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