Favorite Redken Hair Products Review

If I'm being honest, it's been over six months since I last had my hair trimmed – unless you count that one time I cut my own bangs, which, for the record, you should never attempt to do. No doubt, the juggling act that is my life is partly to blame for the lack of time. More important, however, is the fact that since I started using these goodies, courtesy of Redken, it seems nearly all of my hair problems disappeared.

Being the nice friend that I am, I'm sharing my favorite Redken products with you – because try as you might, life tends to get a bit out of control during the holidays, and you desperately need your hair to cooperate with your busy schedule. So whether you're attending a holiday soiree, gathering the family for the annual holiday photo session, or going on a mini-vacation to the beach, the last thing you want to be worrying about is the mess atop your head.

So let's get to it!

Favorite Redken Hair Products Review

Pillow Proof Blow Dry Express Primer

Promising to decrease drying time while protecting your hair from styling tools heat, this primer will exceed your expectations. To prevent gooey build-up, you must shake the bottle before spraying, then flip your hair over, spraying sparingly under and over. As with many high-end hair and beauty products, one downside is the price. At $22 a bottle, it's a bit more than what I'm comfortable spending. The smell, although pleasant, is a bit strong. If it weren't for the added bonus of a major volume boost, I would probably opt for a less expensive heat protectant.

Pillow Proof Blow Two-Day Extender & Oil Absorbing Dry Shampoo

Despite its ridiculously long name, this product is the best – like, ever. From its easy and even application, to the minty fresh smell, to its volume boosting capabilities, to the fact that I can now wash my hair every three days – Redken's dry shampoo formula far exceeds any other I've tried. It's no wonder why it won the 2014 Good Housekeeping Beauty All Star Award!

Can we go back to the part about washing your hair every three days, please? Considering that my hair tends to get oily a few hours after I wash it, three days is practically infinity. Oh, and let's not forget the smell! Although from the same product line as the aforementioned primer, the dry shampoo is light and fresh – so fresh, in fact, that I used up the entire 3.4-ounce bottle in less than a month. But if that means I can sleep an extra hour four out of seven days a week, then the $18 price tag is well worth it.

Fashion Waves Sea Salt Spray

I've always shied away from texturizing sprays – if only because I mistakenly thought that to use a texturizing spray, your hair had to have some sort of natural wave or texture to begin with. If left in its natural state, my hair resembles something not unlike the hair of a mad scientist. Then I tried the Fashion Waves Sea Salt Spray, and my life is forever changed. All melodramatics aside, I am so pleased with the "I-woke-up-like-this" results that even the $18 price tag can't rain on my Beyonce parade!

Diamond Oil Shampoo, Conditioner & High Shine Airy Mist

Considering my obsession with all things glittery and gold, you'd think the specks of gold were reason enough to try out this set. While there is never a wrong time for sparkle, these products get a thumbs up from me for a different reason. My hair is usually either extremely dry or extremely oily – yet this oil complex somehow transforms the entire mess into airy, silky and shiny {not to be confused with oily} locks. These three products add up to a total of about $60, which is a bit of a splurge, but it is the holidays after all, right?

What are your favorite Redken products? What other products would you recommend? Share your hair secrets in the comments below!

Disclosure »

This post is sponsored by BrandBacker in partnership with Redken. I received free samples of the afore-mentioned products to test and review. I was under no obligation to write a positive review. All writing and opinions are always my own and never influenced by gifted products or any type of monetary compensation. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.

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