Rated 4.55 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review Perfect!
I have used probably every product out there for "curly hair" and it's been difficult to find the right mix to keep the frizz away and not weigh my hair down. I have had a difficult time trying to get the right hold without my hair getting "crunchy" or dry with still enough to keep my curls shaped, and this product is definitely it! I use about a dime size amount of this in combination with the Redken Full Frame 07 Volumizing Mousse to maintain body while controlling the frizz and it seems to be the perfect mix for my long, wavy/curly hair.
Most Helpful Critical Review I am still looking for a volumizer with hold.
My hair is very fine and very short. I am always looking and trying products that give my hair lift and body. This was not terrible, but I have used "Hardwear 16" by Redken, that is better, but it leaves a flaky residue with repetitive use when you blow dry. I did not dislike it enough to return for a refund. Since I use it in combo with Hairspray, I may change sprays to see if that makes a difference.
Reviewed by 233 customers Would definitely buy again
Grannygreen from Tulsa, ok
Love it. Light weight for my short hair
Lingalew from Indiana
Makes your hair feel like straw
Sandy from Missouri
I have fine hair and I love this product because it gives me body and NOT the dry look that so many others do. My hair shines and has more body and hold. Won't use anything else!
keep learning about using this product
Cathia from Bee Cave, Texas
use on almost dry hair after washing. With having to stay home due to pandemic, I scaled down my routine to only using Aerate. Before, I layered another good product all over that provides more "hold" and a root booster at my crown. Turns out the Aerate is very good just on its own, except I add a bit of "hold" at the crown as I like to do a bit of teasing. The aerate does dull my medium blonde natural hair some, but its a trade=off to get the volume and thickness. Its a clean product that washes out -- many products like to stick around even through a shampooing. Whether I'm layering products or not, Aerate is always the first to be applied because it makes a huge difference in the volume of my hair. I have somewhat fine, but thick hair, so need an "airie" lightweight product to have any volume. The amount you apply makes a difference in the volume achieved -- and you'll only figure this out with practice.
Milldar from NY
I had gotten my hair highlighted and my stylist used this product. It gave my fine hair a little extra body, and had a nice light fragrance. I normally use a mousse but I like the way you can control this product. I lift it up underneath through the roots.
Would not buy for me
MzDee from Yorktown VA
I washed my hair then applied the product and blow dried my hair but felt weighted down. I used without drying my hair and it was worse, felt kind of filmy. My hair is thin so I think it may work better for thicker hair.
Love this product!!!
southern belle from Gulfport, MS
This is great for the humidity in the south. Doesn't get the "greasy" look or feel!!!
I would buy this product again
Ksbrack from Stem NC
A little pricy. This stuff works wonders at the crown of your head for boosting hair volume.
EG from NYC
I brought it for me but, my husband took it. That's how great this product is. It holds your hair in place and no sticky or white things in your hair.
Looking for all day hold - You Found it!
Kathleen from NJ
If you need your style to stay, this product is it. Use it on damp hair, style and you wont need spray.
MaryLynn from Chicago,IL
I have light, thin hair, blunt cut at the shoulder and needed a stronger product to give a lift to my roots. This did the trick. No more flat head.
I have been buying this product for several years.
pj from indianapolis, in
I use it before I blow dry it
Nikki from Jersey
Purchased this bc of all of the great reviews
It has a decent smell and didn't even mind the texture of the product. Unfortunately it didn't give the lift I was hoping for but it did give some but it also made my scalp feel somewhat greasy and the rest of my hair it made very course & dry. I will try it again just to make sure I wasn't doing anything wrong but this doesn't seem like the product for my hair, which is somewhat thick, shoulderblade length & mostly straight.
I buy this product when on sale or coupon
katfred from Michigan
Redken had buy two and get one free and Ulta had 20% coupon. After wash hair I take small amount and rub it through the hair before drying hair. It makes my hair fuller and I think my hair dries faster as well. When I go on trips, I take some out of jar to put in small jar.
My hair loves this stuff!
Mornin' Sunshine from Miami
A great wash-n-go product to add to your styling regimen. I have to rub the product in between my hands to get it to a creamy consistency before adding it to my hair.
I have been using for many years!
Lynn from Florida
Love love aerate 08!!!!!!!!
I hated it
Suzy SM from NYC Area
I hated this product - left my hair dull and dry. Especially the ends. Yuck.
Jess from Stevensville Mi
Love this product.. doesn't control my frizz as well as I would like but it's good.
Shaw19 from North Carolina
This product is great for giving you volume but does not dry your hair out. A little dab will do ya!
Very pleasantly surprised
Netterz13 from Bay Area, CA
I didn't know what to expect of this one, on the Redken site it has bad ratings because people invaded the comments complaining it's not as good as the former product it replaced. I tried keeping an opened mind while using it and I was happy with my result. It has both thickening and volumizing properties which is great for my fine thin hair, and it made my highlights nice and shiny with the heat protectant. You need to apply it to wet hair so it doesn't become too sticky when you blow dry it out. As another reviewer mentioned, this product will be fantastic to travel with as it pretty much does all you need (thickening, volume, hold, heat protection). Then I just add a little texture spray or hairspray to finish off my style. Oh also, a lot of products leave my sensitive scalp itchy but not this one! A keeper for sure.
I buy this product over and over.
Living the dream from Northeast Ohio
The product needs to be applied by rubbing with palms, and can leave a layer on the skin that is a bit harder to wash, but does come off. A minor inconvenience for the great benefit.
Has been my go to for 3 years now!
Ms. America from Washington,PA
I really like how light this product is it doesn't weigh down my hair like other things do and it doesn't make my hair crunchy like traditional mousse does. And I just bought this for my Mom and I think she really likes it too!
PBird from Concord, CA
Use on towel dried hair before blow drying
I buy this product again and again
Julie from Minneapolis, MN suburb
I use this after a shampoo to add some body to my hair. It makes it easier to style or hold a curl.
Really like this product
N/a from Daytona Beach, Florida
I like how it controls hair & emphasizes style