Rated 3.77 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review Holy grail product of a licensed stylist
I am a licensed cosmetologist and the salon I work in carries Redken products. From time to time with new product launches we as employees receive free sample sizes. About two weeks ago I received this Pillow Proof primer in a small sample size and I have used it for every blow dry since. It is absolutely amazing! As advertised it cuts drying time pretty much in half. I will say that you need to be weary with this product and read the directions. As with anything if you are too heavy handed you will get the opposite outcome as you should. Now the one con with this - the god awful smell. Usually that's a deal breaker for me but I love it that much that I use it anyway. I recommend this to every one of my clients. It is a must have to get a good salon quality blowout at home in less time.
Most Helpful Critical Review Didn't work for me
I really really wanted to like this after all the great reviews but I'm disappointed. A lot of reviewers said the smell was really awful. I didn't think it was unbearable but I will admit it's a little off putting at first. I got used to it and it was fine. I suggest finding a bottle and spraying it before buying because it is expensive if you end up throwing it away for smell! For me I can't smell it anymore after it is dry so it wasn't a deal breaker.Anyway my issue with this product is that it does what it says, but the next day my hair is AWFUL. I usually go two days between hair washes and if I use this then no way. It makes my hair very oily and flat the next morning. That's why I said it would be best used for a special occasion. If you need to look great for an evening and don't care about the next day, then this is perfect. That's all I use it for anymore! But if you like a blowout to last a few days then I can't recommend this at all... For reference I have medium thickness hair that has very fine strands but a lot of them.
Tl;dr this product makes my medium-thick hair oily the day after I use it.
Reviewed by 572 customers Made my hair sticky and greasy
Nancy from California
I actually loved the smell but I noticed that this product was actually making my hair greasy. My hair wouldn't dry completely and it was oily after use. I am almost done with the product so I did give it a lot of tries.
Kate from USA
Great product! I've been using it for years. a staple in my hair dry/style routine.
Left my hair knotted and felt sticky
Thick hair girl from Albuquerque NM
I am a long term Redken fan and really wanted to like this product. I have thick, curly hair that I straighten. Unfortunately it left my hair very tangled, dry and difficult to manage and also made my hair thicker. It also felt like it had a film on it.
Overkill4x4 from Fullerton ca
My sis-in-law used this on my hair when she did it wow. I have crazy curly corse hair it's natural color now with grays and this is the silkiest and shiniest softest my crazy hair has ever been! I think you only have to use a little she said it does have alittle hold so I think if you use to much you mite feel chrunchy.
Good blow dryer protection
Clee from Oregon
This seems to be one of the better products I have used for helping protect hair from blow dryer heat. Really helps keep hair from frizzing
Great Hair Products
Pearl princess from Eastern North Carolina
Redken deserves more hype. They make high quality good for your hair products that work every time. Never disappointed. Try this one
I would buy this again and again
Jmomma from VIRGINIA
Pillow Proof is perfect! Protects your hair from all the heat you put on it. Especially if you have colored hair. It also cuts down drying time! This keeps my hair healthy, shiny and soft!
My hair felt crunchy after use
Sam from Milwaukee
I was recommended this product from a stylist and it just friend out my hair and makes the ends so stiff and crunchy! It also takes away shine and my hair tangled so easy when I use this. I've used it a handful of times but it has always been the same.
Less is more
Dogwitch666 from Pennsylvania
I have thin, straight blonde hair. I noticed that two different stylists I go to have used this product on my hair and I always leave the salon looking great so I figured I would buy it myself to use at home. After my first use I almost returned it because it left my hair sticky, dull and just terrible-looking. I had to rehash my hair because it felt and looked so terrible. I'm glad I didn't return it though because I learned that less is way more with this product. The next time I used it, I used only 2 pumps and my hair looked great.
Please don't buy
Sol from Ohio
I have nice thick hair, no colored. I used once and I swear my hair has never been so tangle and dull. My brush got stuck in my hair!!! It felt like I had just got out of the sea with salty dry hair!! It's horrible!!!!
Molly from Phoenix
I enjoy using this to prolong my style. My hair is very straight and it doesn't hold a curl very long so this is necessary in my hair routine.
dont waste your $
ashley from 06492
was super disappointed by this product. the Ulta sales associate raved about it and reccomended it for beautiful blowout with tons of volume. provided no volume whatsoever and left hair hard to brush.
Love this primer
Lindsay from Mt. Pleasant, SC
Love this product for blow drying my hair. I have super thick hair so this helps a lot with the process of drying and it also protects it when heat styling. I would definitely recommend this product. Two thumbs up!
Lily from Ocala
I honestly love this product! I've gotten a lot of compliments about the way my hair smells, although before you add heat it does smell a bit off. Only apply to wet/ or damp hair for the best results.
And add a smoothing/ shining product after( I use Argan oils at the ends)
Best blow dry product
Lindz from Levittown, Pa
I use this on wet hair after showering and then I blow dry. Smells good and makes my hair drying time way less.
Won't buy again
Beth from Bel Air, Maryland
Wasn't impressed on how it made my hair feel. Yup
Greatest hair product of f all times!
Nancy SH from Henderson, NV
Perfect hold for next day. Hot air helps it last longer
Dried out my hair
LC from FL
This product didn't work for me. It made my hair feel even worse than what it is, and it is completely drying. It's a no for me.
I would not purchase again
ccc from KY
I purchased this with buy one get one half off and I literally threw my money out the window. My hair felt worse after use than before. My hair felt dried out all most course feeling. My hair looked dull no shine what so ever. I tried multiple times different techniques and it was the same result. Blow drying was a task it seemed like it took forever (new dryer) & hair frizzed like crazy. I was very disappointed with this product
i wouldn't buy this again
Annabel from san antonio
for protectant for flat iron. left my hair dry and hard. had to re wash my hair and redo it
Wouldn't buy again
Claire from Asheville, N.C.
Let me start out to say that I am not typically a fan of Redken products anyway and try to avoid them when possible but I needed something like this and it was the only brand available at the time. When I use this I find that my hair just completely dries out and tangles. It feels not quite sticky but rough in my hair when it is first applied, almost like a hair spray. After some time of t settling into my hair, it does stay silky and smooth, but I feel it takes away all of my silkiness.
I wanted to really like this because I've heard great things and my hair dresser loves it, but it just isn't for me.
I have long, thin and fine hair, but a lot of it.
Some carrot cake smell
Padme from 6508
Seems to work fine but the smell is horrible
Don't spray your ends!
Amber from Peoria, IL
I noticed many reviews saying this leaves hair crunchy. Do not spray on your ends. As long as spray just the top portion of my head my hair feels great. This cuts drying time in half!
Left hair feeling rough and crunchy
Not for me from Virginia
I thought this product would be good for my hair texture (4a - 4b), but it left my hair feeling rough and crunchy. I will not use this product again.
leaves hair crunchy and rough
rosette from sea
Did notice a shortened blow dry time, but it wasn't worth how it made my hair feel. Not smooth at all, very as someone else said "straw like", rough and crunchy feeling. Didn't feel healthy at all after the product. I bought it thinking it would be an upgrade form the L'Oréal blow dry it hair drying primer but it definitely wasn't and I'll be going back to that. Won't use this anymore.