Monday, 18 May 2015

Redken Pillow Proof Blow Dry

Sorry for the lack of posting last few days!

Firstly I left my phone at work before having 4 days off (oops) and then got all partied out as it was the boys 30th Bday :) having spent the days over in Brighton seeing the Prem League Darts, eating out at Angus Steakhouse and Farm @ Friday Street, a trip to the British Library to see the Magna Carta (Boy is a total law geek!) a Thunderbird Birthday cake surprise and a very quick trip to the Oh My Love/Ragged Priest/White Pepper sample sale @ The Old Truman Brewery, London I am totally knackered out!

Seeing as I havent done any beauty posts for a pretty long time, I thought I'd share with you my two hair care faves at the mo that I've been trying out these past few months :)

The most annoying thing I find with my uber fine hair is that it tends to look even limper after I've slept on it once. So for me washing my hair in the morning would be better option as it holds the volume just that tiny bit longer.

However, since discovering these two products at my nearest Redken salon My hair has become alot easier to deal with and I'm not having to wash my hair if only just to give it a little more ommph simply cus I want to wash my hair at night!

I first picked these both up back in February as was looking for a new thermal heat defense spray as I had run out of my old V05 one which seemed to make my hair greasier and heavier when I put it on though needed it to protect my hair when drying and styling up with curling tongs and things.

The Primer works by not only protecting your hair from heat of up to 450 degrees F, but also helps prevent breakage thus helping you keep your hair healthier and therefore thicker and stronger! yay! Since using it I haven't felt it weigh down my hair as much as my old one did and its kept my hair from going all wispy and crappy in the mornings like it used to whearas now i just spray this on, dry it and sleep and hair is as if though I only washed it minutes ago the next day!

Downsides are that its dosent have the nicest scent to it and as with all Redken products it does come with a hefty price tag at £16! though I do use it anything up to 3 times a week and since Feb have only used a quarter of the bottle so it makes up for being a really decent thermal spray and long lasting for its cost.

The Blow Dry extender is basically a dry shanpoo which you would spray on your hair a day or so after washing to give it abit more of a boost - genius if you don't have time to wash your hair! 

I had tried many other dry shampoos after they first started appearing on the scene a few years back and hailed as life-saving must haves for bad hair days and festivals though everyone I tried just didn't seem to suit my hair! I tried Batiste which although they all smell good they just left a white power on my head (ewww) and made my scalp feel itchy. 

This one leaves no residue and absorbs the oil on my hair without making it feel heavier or itchy with the white powdery stuff of cheaper brands, and for me have felt like it does do what it says on the can and does leave my hair fresher. 

As an extra bonus, it also extends the life of blow dried hair and corrects product over use (def guilty of that!) 

Downside again would be scent of product and cost as this baby comes in at £20. Not as nice smelling as Batiste though for me it worked better whereas Batiste just masked my hair with flowery scents and covered my roots in powder which made it worse! the secnt of both the extended and primer don't last long (literally just after u've finished spraying it!) so don't worry about this too much! 

Have used quite abit of and am two thirds of the can down since buying it in Feb so this may need to be re-bought over the summer again. 

Hopefully they will sell these two in miniatures as would love to be able to take them on my travels and first ever camping trip in a couple of months - will have to keep u posted! 

Love, Sarah  x 


  1. I am always on the look out for dry shampoo! This looks fab!
    Jennie Emma

    1. def give it a try chick! :) have soo got my fingers crossed they bring out travel sized versions for the summer! :) x

  2. I will have to give this a try! Sounds worth it :)

    Anika |

  3. I've never used Redken products before but I always hear such great things about it! It sounds great but it's expensive! Gaahhh

    xx Bash | Bash Says Hey | bloglovin'

  4. these products sound interesting. My favorite dry powder shampoo is from lush! :)


    1. ooh the lush one could be a cheaper alternative! havent tried any of Lush beauty stuff before, only bath things - will check them out! x


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