Redken pillow proof dry shampoo – the only one you need

Hello from Osaka, Japan. Last week I attended 10th World Hair Research Congress in Kyoto, where I was able to learn as much as possible about the hair. Great trip, great conference and now it is time for some holiday.

Anyway, with my trip around Japan I realised that washing hair might not be the biggest priority. Therefore, I purchased my old and trusty dry shampoo – Redken pillow proof blow dry. Let me just say, usually I am anti-dry shampoos. They really make my scalp itchy, dry and I do not like synthetic, heavy product build up on my hair. Yet, with Redken pillow proof it is completely different situation.

Firstly, the ingredients list is short and to the point. The main ingredient is aluminum starch octenylsuccinate, which works like a sponge that absorbs oil. Next, diisopropyl adipate makes hair feel more smooth and soft as it also dissolves other ingredients in the product. Therefore, Redken dry shampoo does not feel so heavy on the hair.

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To be honest, I tried dry shampoos from organic natural haircare and from drug stores. Yet, Redken pillow proof remains my most favourite. The combination of these ingredients works well for my hair and most important for my sensitive scalp.

For me the packing also matters a lot. Personally, beautiful products just make my beauty cabinet more exciting and probably more Instagram? Therefore, the pink bottle with silver letters are just class for me.

With my sensitive scalp I try to use as little as possible of dry shampoo. However, during travelling or just one of those days I use Redken pillow proof around two times a week. Also, it does not have over-powering smells, which is a big bonus for me.

I brought Redken pillow proof dry shampoo all the way to Japan, clearly it is one of my favourite products. Have you tried Redken dry shampoo? Tempted now? Let me know!



  • This sounds really nice! I’ve been using Bumble & Bumble Pret a Powder for the past three years (it just hasn’t run out!) but I would totally give this one a go! x

    • Never used Bumble & Bumble but super keen to try! Thanks for stopping by !xx

  • Courtney Hardy

    That sounds so good. I’ll have to try this out.

  • Gigi King

    This sounds great especially I have sensitive scalp too

  • This sounds really good, Thanks for the review !

  • Call me a weirdo but I’ve never tried dry shampoo in my life, the idea somehow grosses me out! Having said that you’re my number 1 hair guru babe so I would consider giving it a go! My question is, does it work with hair styling tools? I don’t really leave the house without straightening my fringe, otherwise it starts living its own life! Xxx

    • Honey, you are definitely not a weirdo but a smart person! Personally, I really dislike them as they make my scalp flare up and just in general I don’t like massive product buildup feeling. Yet, this is the only one I can use and mostly during travelling, when its all about rushing and etc. Yes, you could certainly add this when styling, actually this is the product that sort of lifts up my hair from the roots and gives more volume. However, as I said I use it only once a week and mostly on special occasions. xx

  • Ellie Crook

    Ooooh this stuff looks amazing! I’m trying to not wash my hair every single day (a bad habit I picked up as a teen with awfully greasy hair) so dry shampoo is a must – I’m adding this to my shopping list the next time I need to go get some xx

    • Honey honestly this is the best dry shampoo I have ever used! It is on a pricey side but it does work wonders! xx