As a web-gal, I’ve never gotten all googly-eyed over new products, no matter the industry. When your job revolves around the online world, all you see are advertisements for products that oversell and under-deliver. I must admit, I was in a jaded mindset when all the gals at Posh started chatting up a storm about this new “Pillow Proof” product from Redken. One stylist told me that every single one of her clients today left with a bottle after they experienced what it can do. Everyone was saying it cuts your blow-dry time in HALF. I was skeptical.
But then I sat in a chair, with wet hair, while one of them spritzed on the pink mist as well as a smoothing product. After 10 minutes of the blow dryer doing its thing, my hair was perfectly dry and surprisingly smoother than I can usually get it. My hair usually takes 20-25 minutes to dry. You can image how sold I was on this product!
I know your inner skeptic has a lot of questions about this, so I asked the stylists for you! They schooled me in all things Pillow Proof, and y’all, this stuff is spectacular. Let me brief you in four short points so you’ll be in the know:
1. WHAT PILLOW PROOF DOES:
a. Protects hair from low or high heat, up to 450 degrees
b. Cuts drying time by 50%
c. Amplifies the benefits of any existing styling aid, should you use another styling aid during your blowout (this is why my smoothing product seemed to do a better job when I used Pillow Proof!)
d. Puts the right type of moisture in your hair; protects against humidity
THE TWO-DAY EXTENDER:
When sprayed to oil-prone places in your hair (after you finish blow-drying), this dry shampoo stretches out the amount of time until your next blowout. In other words, it keeps your blowout going strong for double the days.
2. THE COMMON ARGUMENT AGAINST QUICK-DRY STYLING AIDS:
There has been serious speculation on whether or not past quick-dry products (of any brand) are trustworthy. The common argument is that quick dry products are always alcohol-based, which is a dehydrating agent (the same way it dehydrates your body when you have one too many cocktails!). While alcohol-based products can get your hair dry quicker, they damage the hair during the process, making it weak and lacking the right kind of moisture.
3. HOW PILLOW PROOF PRIMER IS DIFFERENT:
In a loose analogy, the technology of Pillow Proof is like the formation of water. A ton of Hydrogen by itself can have some serious hazards to your health, but when it’s combined with Oxygen, it creates something really great for your health: water. Pillow Proof works the same way.
There are two liquid components to the Pillow Proof Primer. One is an alcohol-based liquid, which by itself, could be really dehydrating for the hair. But that component has a counterpart that sits below it. The second component has a fancy scientific name, but all you need to know is this: it’s a flexible super-protectant that can enhance any styling aid.
The magic happens when you mix the two components into one liquid. Once the two are combined, a brand new molecule is created! This new molecule is able to dry your hair quickly, but it also seriously protects your hair. And to top it off, it powers-up any existing product you’ve applied. So if you use a smoothing product or a volume product, Pillow Proof will kick it into high gear, letting you maximize the benefits of those products on a level you can’t achieve with just a blowdryer and a brush.
4. HOW PILLOW PROOF DRY SHAMPOO IS DIFFERENT:
Most dry shampoos get applied after the oil has already taken over your roots. A lot of us use dry shampoo as a last ditch effort to cover up a catastrophe that has already happened. But Pillow Proof’s Two-Day Extender is applied before all the mayhem ends up on your mane. It’s a preventative product that extends your hard-earned blowout by two days. Instead of freaking out when you don’t have time to wash, you relax. Why? Because the product has already been sitting in your hair for two days, working its magic! You just use it as a finisher after your blowout is complete, spritzing on problem areas. In other words, Pillow Proof lets you set it and forget it!
I hope these four points help you understand the mega-awesome-ness of Pillow Proof. Both the Primer and the Two-Day Extender are on sale at Posh. If time is a hard resource to create in your schedule, Pillow Proof just gained you half your blow-dry time AND two days worth of styling! I don’t know about you, but I’ll be pillow-proofing at least once a week!
Ashley, your web-girl