I was commenting on a fellow blogger’s recent blog post about how used to love the Redken Extreme Deep Fuel and a little nostalgia started to surface. For over a year, I used Deep Fuel religiously as my mid step protein treatment during my self-relaxer process. It was perfect for restoring strength to my freshly relaxed hair while maintaining the soft, suppleness that you want your hair to always have. But a few relaxers ago, I went to restock my supply at Ulta and sadly it wasn’t there. I can not lie, I panicked because I hadn’t even considered what to use if it was no longer available. I immediately went on a mad dash to any and every store that I thought might carry it. Unfortunately, it was no where to be found. I begrudgingly used my Aphogee 2 minute reconstructor in its place, but it’s not quite as awesome as the Redken Extreme Deep Fuel treatment. I later learned that Redken had discontinued their Deep Fuel treatment. *heart broken* Deep Fuel was a hair treatment that contained both protein AND ceramide ingredients (adding strength and elasticity to my hair), while the Aphogee 2 minute reconstructor only has proteins. If you want to check out why I like to use ceramide products during my relaxer process, click here.
But fear not folks, this sad story is about to start looking up, I was browsing the Redken website and noticed that they have a new protein treatment with Ceramides in it called Extreme Strength Builder Plus. They boast that its got “the highest level of ceramides in a range to provide intense repair, conditioning and strength to the core of highly distressed hair.” I’m quite excited about it; I looked at the reviews on the Redken website and of course they are amazing. So, I’m already sold. But I plan to check out some more reviews on it later today, just push my 99% certainty of purchasing it to 100%. If/When I do use it, I’ll be sure to share my first impressions of it with you all.