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Redken Pillow Proof Blow Dry Express Primer

Redken

Pillow Proof Blow Dry Express Primer

Item #: 2272256 Size: 5.7 oz

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Redken Pillow Proof Blow Dry Express Primer with heat protection - Microflex stylane creates a 'thermal blanket' of flexible silicone resin that protects hair and helps prevent breakage. Trisiloxane and isododecane allow for quick drying, resulting in a smooth and silky finish.

Benefits:
  • Cuts blow dry time
  • Anti-breakage
  • Protects up to 450 F

Prime: Shake well, spray evenly through wet hair.

Style: Select your desired end result and use appropriate styling product.

Extend: Extend the life of your blow-dry and style by applying pillow proof blow dry two day extender.
Aqua / Water, Octamethyltrisiloxane / Trisiloxane, Isododecane, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Lactic Acid, Aminopropyl Triethoxysilane, Glycerin, Magnesium Sulfate, Parfum / Fragrance, Polypropylsilsesquioxane, Phenoxyethanol, PEG-14 Dimethicone, Ethylhexylglycerin, Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone, Hydroxycitronellal, Hexyl Cinnamal, Linalool, Citronellol, Benzyl Benzoate, Geraniol, Benzyl Alcohol, Hydroxyisohexyl 3-Cyclohexene Carboxaldehyde, Isoeugenol, Limonene, Cinnamyl Alcohol, CI 17200 / Red 33.

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RedkenPillow Proof Blow Dry Express Primer
 
4.0

(based on 254 reviews)

78%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (170)
  • Lightweight (133)
  • Smells great (106)
  • Effective (95)
  • Controls frizz (40)

Cons

  • Not effective (19)
  • Poor texture (17)
  • Strong odor (13)
  • Dries-out hair (10)
  • Heavy (8)

Best Uses

  • Daily use (111)
  • Women (50)
  • Thick hair (36)
  • Straight hair (26)
  • On-the-go (20)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (9)
    • Hair Type:
    • Wavy hair (53), Straight hair (30), Very curly hair (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (67), Budget shopper (55), Survivalist / minimalist (34), Beauty conscious (31), Product junkie (16)
    • My Beauty Routine Takes:
    • 30 minutes (92), 1+ hour (21), 10 minutes (17)

Reviewed by 254 customers

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1.0

Smells bad and gives me a headache

By Gail

from Riverside, Ca

About Me Product Junkie

Pros

    Cons

    • Dries-Out Hair

    Best Uses

      Comments about Redken Pillow Proof Blow Dry Express Primer:

      Smells bad , gives me a headache and dries out my hairs.. will be returning..

      • Hair Type:
      • Wavy Hair
       
      5.0

      Best hair product ever!

      By Amanda

      from Charlottesville, VA

      About Me Beauty Conscious

      Pros

      • Controls Frizz
      • Easy To Use
      • Lightweight
      • Non-Greasy
      • Smells Great

      Cons

      • Strong Odor

      Best Uses

      • Curly Hair
      • Daily Use
      • Thicker Hair

      Comments about Redken Pillow Proof Blow Dry Express Primer:

      I asked a stylist at a local salon for a hair product that would keep down frizzy thick hair like mine. She recommended this. At first I was a little hesitant, because it was pretty pricy for just a small bottle. But I gave in, and thought I would try something from the Salon. And let me say, it was the best decision I ever made! The only con I would give the product is the strong smell. But it does go away after you start blow drying, and leaves your hair smelling and looking like you just walked out of the salon.

      • Hair Type:
      • Wavy Hair
       
      4.0

      Did everything I wanted from this product!

      By LIn

      from IL

      About Me Minimalist

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Controls Frizz
      • Easy To Use
      • Lightweight
      • Strong Hold

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Thicker Hair
        • Travel

        Comments about Redken Pillow Proof Blow Dry Express Primer:

        I was traveling and asked my stylist for one product that would control flyaway, add shine, and keep my hair looking good all day. She recommended this, and it did everything I expected. I have straight hair. I was able to get a little volume, and a great look with a quick blow dry. I washed my hair with a shampoo/conditioner, sprayed this on, blew my hair dry and was good to go. Only downside, you need to wash every day or every other day as hair will feel greasy after second day. But it sure is quick!!!

        • Hair Type:
        • Straight Hair

        (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        Would give it zero stars, but the site wont let me...

        By Sammy

        from Baltimore, MD

        About Me Beauty Conscious

        Pros

          Cons

          • Doesn't Work
          • Dries-Out Hair
          • Greasy
          • Heavy
          • Sticky
          • Strong Odor

          Best Uses

            Comments about Redken Pillow Proof Blow Dry Express Primer:

            I will never use this again. The smell was awful, I ended up having to rewash and dry AGAIN (defeats the purpose of speeding the dry time) because I was nauseous from the smell after only about 20 minutes. I was not able to run my fingers through my hair because of how greasy and sticky my hair was. Even after rewashing (which has never dried my hair after a single day of 2 washes) and conditioning and using my standard Chi silk infusion, my hair is still very dry and hard to fun my fingers through. Almost instant knots. Terrible. Will never use again.

            • Hair Type:
            • Wavy Hair
             
            5.0

            LOVE

            By taylor

            from portland, or

            About Me Beauty Conscious

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Lightweight
            • Non-Greasy

            Cons

            • Strong Odor

            Best Uses

            • Daily Use
            • Straight Hair
            • Thicker Hair

            Comments about Redken Pillow Proof Blow Dry Express Primer:

            Cuts my blow drying time in half which saves me a lot of time in the mornings. I LOVE IT

            • Hair Type:
            • Straight Hair
             
            5.0

            great product

            By Allie

            from ann arbor,mi

            About Me Minimalist

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Lightweight
            • Smells Great

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Daily Use
              • Thinner Hair

              Comments about Redken Pillow Proof Blow Dry Express Primer:

              love it!

              • Hair Type:
              • Wavy Hair
               
              5.0

              Love this!

              By Joi

              from Ninety Six, SC

              About Me Minimalist

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Bottle lasts a long time
              • Easy To Use
              • Helps speed up hair drying process
              • Lightweight
              • Non-Greasy

              Cons

              • Pricey

              Best Uses

              • Curly Hair
              • Daily Use
              • Straight Hair
              • Thicker Hair

              Comments about Redken Pillow Proof Blow Dry Express Primer:

              I actually purchased my 1st bottle from another salon on the recommendation of the stylist there. I liked the way it made my hair feel after a blow dry. I also hate to blow dry my hair, but can't let air dry. This speeds up the process.

              • Hair Type:
              • Straight Hair
               
              5.0

              AMAZING

              By Veronica

              from Lake worth, fl

              About Me Beauty Conscious

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Controls Frizz
              • Easy To Use
              • Lightweight
              • Non-Greasy
              • Smells Great

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Curly Hair

                Comments about Redken Pillow Proof Blow Dry Express Primer:

                I Use It Right after The Shower and smells and feels great after I blow dry my hair!

                • Hair Type:
                • Wavy Hair

                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Wonderful!!

                By Sue

                from Englewood, Colorado

                About Me Beauty Conscious

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Thicker Hair

                  Comments about Redken Pillow Proof Blow Dry Express Primer:

                  When I was getting my hair cut, my stylist recommend this product to me since it cuts your blow drying time down. I have very thick and long hair, and this product really works to cut your blow drying time down. It only took 10 minutes; it normally takes 20 or more minutes. I love it!!

                  • Hair Type:
                  • Wavy Hair
                   
                  4.0

                  It's a keeper

                  By Makeup junkie

                  from Gainesville,Flirida

                  About Me Product Junkie

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Lightweight
                  • Non-Greasy

                  Cons

                  • Strong Odor

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Redken Pillow Proof Blow Dry Express Primer:

                    Before total drying

                    • Hair Type:
                    • Wavy Hair

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                    • Q:

                      Does this product work to speed up air drying for naturally curly hair?
                      Asked on 2/24/2017 by Lauri from Colorado

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        Pillow Proof Blow Dry Express Primer helps to reduce blow dry time and protects from heat.

                        Answered on 2/27/2017 by Brand Expert from Redken
                    • Q:

                      Can I apply this to dry second day hair? Do I have to blow dry my hair or can I use flat or curling iron?
                      Asked on 2/7/2017 by Lizzie from orange ca

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        Pillow Proof Blow Dry Express Primer is used to prime the hair
                        Shake well. Mist all-over damp hair.
                        Style: Select your desired end result and use appropriate styling product.
                        Extend: Extend the life of your blow-dry and style by applying Pillow Proof Blow Dry Two Day Extender.

                        Answered on 2/8/2017 by Brand Expert from Redken
                    • Q:

                      Does this contain silicone?
                      Asked on 9/23/2016 by Kes

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        For you convenience the ingredients are listed below for your review

                        Ingredients-
                        Aqua / Water, Octamethyltrisiloxane / Trisiloxane, Isododecane, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Lactic Acid, Aminopropyl Triethoxysilane, Glycerin, Magnesium Sulfate, Parfum / Fragrance, Polypropylsilsesquioxane, Phenoxyethanol, PEG-14 Dimethicone, Ethylhexylglycerin, Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone, Hydroxycitronellal, Hexyl Cinnamal, Linalool, Citronellol, Benzyl Benzoate, Geraniol, Benzyl Alcohol, Hydroxyisohexyl 3-Cyclohexene Carboxaldehyde, Isoeugenol, Limonene, Cinnamyl Alcohol, CI 17200 / Red 33.

                        Answered on 10/5/2016 by Brand Expert from Redken
                    • Q:

                      Will this product weigh down fine hair?
                      Asked on 7/4/2016 by Deb from Omaha, NE

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        Redken Pillow Proof Blow Dry Express Primer is a lightweight spray that will not weigh down fine hair. It protects from heat and prevents breakage, all while speeding up the blow dry time!

                        Answered on 7/5/2016 by Brand Expert from Redken
                    • Q:

                      How do you use it?
                      Asked on 5/12/2016 by Heidi from US

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        Prime: Shake well, spray Pillow Proof Blow Dry Express Primer evenly through wet hair.

                        Style: Select your desired end result and use appropriate styling product.

                        Extend: Extend the life of your blow-dry and style by applying pillow proof blow dry two day extender

                        Answered on 5/13/2016 by Brand Expert from Redken
                    • Q:

                      Where does it say it contains wheat protein ?
                      Asked on 1/22/2016 by Jeanine from Chicago

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Expert

                        A:

                        Thank you for your inquiry concerning wheat in Redken Pillow Proof Blow Dry Express Primer. Most ingredients derived from these sources are highly refined and retain no traces of allergenic proteins. For less refined ingredients from natural sources, Redken has established strict limits on the level of potentially allergenic proteins. We believe that this policy minimizes the likelihood of reactions to these proteins in the majority of sensitive individuals. However, since individuals exhibit a wide range of sensitivities to these proteins, if you have any questions or concerns you should discuss with your medical care provider.

                        Answered on 1/26/2016 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
                    • Q:

                      Can this product be used on African American hair
                      Asked on 12/2/2015 by jan

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Expert

                        A:

                        Yes, it is effective on all hair types and textures!

                        Answered on 12/3/2015 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
                    • Q:

                      Can this be used on dry hair for straightening?
                      Asked on 8/7/2015 by Britta

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Expert

                        A:

                        Yes, you can shake Pillow Proof Blow Dry Express Primer and lightly mist onto dry hair before using a heat styling tool to help reshape the hair.

                        Answered on 8/13/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA Beauty
                    • Q:

                      Would this work good on a platinum blonde faux hawk?
                      Asked on 3/4/2015 by suppliesrus from United States

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Expert

                        A:

                        Pillow Proof Blow Dry Express Primer can be used on all hair colors and is safe for both natural and color-treated hair. It provides heat protection and helps prevent breakage.

                        Answered on 3/5/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                    • Q:

                      Do I use this before or after applying a leave-in conditioner and also a mousse?
                      Asked on 1/23/2015 by Small Town Girl

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Expert

                        A:

                        We recommend applying this product first to damp hair prior to application of styling products.

                        Answered on 1/27/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
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