Redken Pillow Proof Blow Dry Express Treatment Primer Review

Redken Pillow Proof Blow Dry Express Treatment Primer Review

Pillow Proof Blow Dry is a fantastic hair care range from Redken that helps to prime and protect your hair from the heat of your hair dryer or straightening irons, extending your blow dry and giving you amazing, long-lasting luscious locks for days at a time!  With most woman using heat styling tools on their hair on a daily basis, finding the right styling products to help repair existing damage and protect from further damage often feels like you’re searching for the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow, but the new Pillow Proof Blow Dry Express Treatment Primer offers exactly what your hair needs to stay healthy, strong and damage free!

About the Brand

Redken is an American brand based on 5th Avenue in New York, and they have been making innovative hair care and colour treatments for over 50 years now!  With an impressive tribe of celebrity followers including the likes of Suki Waterhouse and Amber Le Bon, supermodels Lea T, Soo Joo Park, Crystal Renn and Mariacarla Boscono and runway hair stylist Guido, you can see why this state side hair care brand has started making waves this side of the pond with their amazing styling products and super col professional colours and hair treatments.  Available exclusively in Redken Salons, this runway ready hair care hero brand has just launched their latest product in their Pillow Proof Blow Dry Range designed specifically to help your hair look and feel stronger, healthier and shinier, even when you’re using heat styling tools on a daily basis!

What’s the Hype?

The Pillow Proof Blow Dry Range was created to help prime and protect hair from daily heat styling, giving your blow dry a new lease of life, and the latest edition to the Pillow Proof family has arrived to make achieving the ultimate, silky-smooth blow dry even easier, ensuring your hair is protected from styling heat and the daily breakage that comes with it!  Pillow Proof Blow Dry Express Treatment Primer is a creamy treatment lotion that provides extra care and manageability to your hair, cuts down blow-dry time, helps your style last longer and protects your hair from heat styling up to 230ºC whilst deeply nourishing dry and damaged hair, restoring its natural, healthy shine!  Complimenting their Pillow Proof Blow Dry Express Primer Spray and Two Day Extender Dry Shampoo, this new priming lotion has seven styling and hair care benefits and is a leave-in conditioning treatment suitable for all hair types but has been targeted to treat thicker hair as it is easier to apply evenly throughout your hair than their existing spray and its unique anti-breakage formula leaves hair up to three times stronger, feeling more manageable, easier to style and ready for anything!

How much does it Cost?

Redken Pillow Proof Blow Dry Express Treatment Primer is £17.00 for a 150ml Pump Bottle. *

Where can I get it?

The full Pillow Proof Blow Dry Collection is available exclusively through Redken Salons and on the Redken website.


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My Verdict

Having very thick, naturally wavy hair is some people’s idea of heaven, but its my reality and its often more of a nightmare than the dream hair I wish for, so I am always trying products that promise to tame frizz and flyaway, protect from heat damage and keep hair looking good for longer than a day at a time and with the exception of a few key products that I use regularly that do help, I am yet to find the holy grail that fixes my tangled tresses and turns them in to the luscious locks I long for, so when the lovely guys at Redken asked me to try the latest addition to their Pillow Proof Blow Dry Collection I jumped for joy!  I always gravitate towards Redken Salons as I love their products ranges and their Pillow Proof Range is specifically created to help leave your hair healthier and more manageable as well as protecting against daily heat damage and giving your hair style more staying power too!  Anything that could help manage my mane and detangle it after shampooing is a winner for me, and this treatment primer is a deeply nourishing leave-in conditioning cream as well as a protective pre-blow dry product so ticked all my hair care wish list boxes!  I found it really easy to apply evenly throughout my thick hair, and it left my tangled, damp hair much easier to comb through before beginning my blow dry.  I wasn’t convinced it would cut down the time it takes me to fully dry my long hair, but I was really impressed that it not only helped to tame and detangle my hair, it really did help reduce the drying time meaning my hair was exposed to about half the amount of hair dryer heat than it would normally go through.  After I had dried my hair it was much less frizzy and fluffy and my GHD’s glided beautifully through my hair, quickly leaving my loose curls straightened and smoothed, and it stayed perfectly straight for the full three days until I next washed my hair, resisting the dreaded hairband kinks as well as staying soft, shiny and tangle free too!  You don’t need to use a huge amount of product to get a good result either which means the 150ml pump bottle will last you a really long time and gives you great value for money too!  I used a little more than the recommended 50p sized amount – I used three pumps instead of the recommended two – purely because as well as having naturally very thick hair, I also have very long hair too, so there is a lot to deal with every time I take on the challenge of styling it but this handy little primer takes it all in its stride and left my hair looking and feeling fantastic, especially compared to other well known products that I have tried that promise to do the same thing but have always fallen way short of the mark!  I love the smell of this rich creamy primer and the fact they have also included a handy 30ml travel sized tube of this perfecting primer in their PR parcel (along with some stateside sweeties which are a great little treat to go along side this iconic American hair care brand) so you can enjoy strong, healthy hair when you’re on your travels too!  I have really enjoyed trying this treatment primer from Redken, and now use it as part of my regular hair care routine, and it has replaced my regular de-tangling spray and frizz-preventing serum because I really don’t need them when I use the Pillow Proof Blow Dry Express Primer before I blow dry!  I have noticed a real improvement in the amount of breakage I get when brushing and styling my hair, as well as my hair becoming more manageable, less frizzy and much stronger and healthier looking too, and unlike some other products it doesn’t leave hair heavy with product build up either which is a refreshing change.  If you are looking for a time-saving product that repairs existing styling damage and prevents further damage occurring then you can’t go wrong with the latest addition to the Pillow Proof Blow Dry range, and I am looking at trying their Two Day Extender Dry Shampoo in the future as I am yet to find a dry shampoo that doesn’t leave my hair looking limp, lank and lifeless, and if it is anything like their new treatment primer it is going to be my new best friend for extending my blow dry and keeping my hair clean and fresh!

I will be reviewing the other products in Redken’s Pillow Proof Blow Dry Collection soon too – so keep an eye out for my upcoming post if you want to know if Redken’s Pillow Proof Blow Dry Two Day Extender Dry Shampoo and Express Primer Spray are as good as their new Redken Pillow Proof Blow Dry Express Treatment Primer!

* Please note this is a PR Sample


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