Tuesday, 5 August 2014

Redken's Pillow Proof Blow Dry Express Primer


Your blow dry can make or break your hairstyle for the day. I find that if I perfect my blow dry of a morning I don't have to use as much additional heat on my hair afterwards correcting and styling, so drying is an important step in my hair routine as if it is executed well it saves my hair from further heat damage. The only downfall doing a full on blow dry has for me is that it can take a fair amount of time out of my morning in comparison to a 120 second rough dry and at times those minutes of a morning are precious when you have to be somewhere like university or work. "Why can't perfect hair take under sixty seconds?" is something I often find myself pondering (one of the great mysteries of life, right?) and whilst I might not have solved the formula for sixty second instant styled locks, I may have found the next best thing in the form of Redken's Pillow Proof Blow Dry Express Primer*. 

 It's always a bit of a treat using something completely new for the first time, so you can imagine my excitement trying Redken's Express Primer as I'd never even considered (or heard of) a product that is meant to speed up the drying process. However, I'll be blunt with you, I was skeptical about the actual 'express' element of the hair primer, the fact that I'd never heard of it from any other brand made me doubt; but Redken proved me so wrong! Despite my hair being fine and short, it can take its sweet time to dry without the help of a hairdryer, meaning the majority of the time I do find myself depending on a dryer of a morning. More to the point, the first time I spritzed this sweet smelling stuff onto my hair I'd just jumped out the shower when my boyfriend and I decided to pop to the shop (which is five minutes in the car) to get some bits for lunch. So, I clipped my wet hair up and by the time we got back my hair was 90% dry! Needless to say, I was impressed that my hair was almost completely dry after twenty minutes and the spray hasn't let me down since. 

If that wasn't enough to get excited about, the Express Primer also provides heat defense, so instead of adding another step to my hair care routine and making it lengthier, it's actually given me two steps in one. Aside from saving myself time, this also allows my hair to stay protected and safe from unnecessary heat damage from other styling products and of course my hairdryer itself as I can dry my hair on a lower heat setting, for smaller amount of time. 

When I first tried primer in my make-up routine it was a moment of enlightenment; I couldn't understand why I'd never used it before and I've found my first experience with Blow Dry Express Primer to be much the same.

You can buy Redken's Pillow Proof Blow Dry Express Primer at HQHair and if you're itching for a beauty haul they are currently offering 10% off orders over £45 throughout August!

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20 comments

  1. This sounds like it could be worth a purchase! I have super thick long hair and it really does take me agessssss to dry my hair! Like you I hate using too much heat on my hair, and often prefer an extra few minutes in bed to perfect hair! Thank you for your review as I did not know this product even existed! :)

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    1. I'd definitely recommend it, blow drying is no longer a chore! :) xx

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  2. Sounds like a great product! My hair takes forever to dry so this'd be great for when I'm back to uni and don't have much time in the morning!

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    1. I'm most excited to use it when I'm back at uni haha, it's going to be a life saver! Xx

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  3. I've got this and I love it!
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    1. I can't believe I'd never heard of it before! Xx

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  4. This sounds like the perfect product, I'd love to give it a go! :)

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  5. This sounds really great! I always love a product that has added heat protection, I definitely need to try this :**
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    1. I know, it's so handy to always have it! Xx

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  6. This sounds like such a good product, definitely worth looking into!

    Love your blog layout by the way :)!
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  7. Wow! This sounds amazing, I will definitely check it out next time I browse the Redken section on HQ Hair! xx

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    1. Definitely do, they have some gems! Xx

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  8. This looks great! I'm always looking for new ways to treat my hair and I always need to protect it from heat damage! I will be keeping this on my wishlist!

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    1. Yeah, it's so important to keep it protected! Xx

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  9. This sounds like the perfect time saver! I hate drying my hair, so boring.

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