Disclosure: I received product samples courtesy of the sponsor to facilitate this review. All opinions are my own, based on my experience with the product, and have not been influenced by promotional items. You may have a different outcome/opinion.
I just received a few of Redken's newest hair products that are perfect for summer styles. All of them came in this pretty Lily Pulitzer tote bag above. There were two of each product:
- Fashion Waves 07 - texturizing sea spray
- Braid Aid 03 - braid defining lotion
Fashion Waves is from the Redken Styling Texture Collection and is supposed to create tousled, beachy texture and enhance the wave in your hair. It can be applied to wet or dry hair and reapplied to enhance the effect during the day. It is for all hair types and lengths and retails for about $19 for a 8.5 oz. spray bottle. The benefits to this new formula are:
- Matte finish
- Medium Control level
- Enhances waves
- Salt-infused formula adds instant texture to create a tousled beachy look
I liked this product the best for my hair because it made my fine, thin hair feel thick and full of volume. It also seemed that my hair stayed clean longer than usual after using. I usually get oily hair very quickly, especially around my forehead and face area. So this was a plus for me. It added a nice wave on both wet and dry hair, but I preferred the end result of using it on wet hair better. The scent was nice and it didn't feel like it weighed my hair down. If you like the messy, wavy hair often seen on tv and magazines, this is the product that will do it for you!
Braid Aid is from the Redken Fashion Collection and is supposed to grip hair to make it easier to create braids. It is applied to damp hair, from the middle to ends to braid or twist into your desired style. It retails for $5 for a tube. The benefits include:
- Helps braids last longer
- Adds grip for easy braiding
- Defines braids and twists
As you can see in the photo of my two nieces, who have really thick and long hair, the product really helps hold hair in place so there aren't a lot of little hairs sticking out all over the place. The scent wasn't too bad, but it was more intense with the more product that was applied. It seemed to wash out fine and did not leave hair feeling sticky. Two great products that the whole family (girls) enjoyed!
To learn more about these new products from Redken and where you can purchase them, visit redken.com, and also find them on social media -