Redken Dry Shampoo Paste 05 Review

Redken Dry Shampoo Paste 05 is half dry shampoo and half styling paste that is used for oil absorption, root lift, texture, mild control, reworkable hold and a refreshed, extended style.

Ingredients: Zeolite, Magnesium Sulfate, Isohexadecane, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Ceteareth-25, Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil, Isopropyl Myristate, Stearyl Alcohol, Cocos Nucifera Oil/Coconut Oil, Oleth-20, Silica, Diatomaceous Earth, Stearalkonium Hectorite, Phenoxyethanol, Propylene Carbonate, Tocopheryl Acetate

Zeolite is a microporous aluminosilicate mineral and absorbs oil and dirt, as does diatomaceous earth. Isohexadecane has a powder-like finish and improves texture of a formula. Isopropyl Myristate is a texture enhancer and an emollient. Ceteareth-25 is an emollient and helps makes the hair look shiny. Propylene Carbonate is a solvent and can also decrease the viscosity of a product. Stearalkonium Hectorite is a clay.

Directions: Work a small amount of product onto fingertips and apply at the roots and through mid-lengths. Can be used on damp or dry hair.

Redken Dry Shampoo Paste is not scented and does not leave any white residue on the hair. I use about a pea size for the roots and bangs, warming and spreading it on my fingertips first until it feels a bit powdery. While the paste leaves leaves a textured residue on the hair, it it not gritty or sticky. I can still run my fingers and a comb through the hair, though there will be residue left on my fingers.

I have an oily scalp and wash my hair every 3 days. I have used this paste since I first got bangs a couple years ago. The bangs get oily quite quickly and this paste absorbs oil and gives the bangs some weight and texture. Redken Dry Shampoo Paste gives volume and texture to my otherwise flat roots. The before photo above shows my third day hair that is quite oily. After applying the paste to the bangs and roots, I am able to extend wash day by two days.

After flat-ironing, I use a bit of the paste to add texture on the lengths, some hold on the ends of my hair and oil absorption at the roots; flat-ironing makes hair look greasier faster since the oil is able to travel down the hair easier. The paste is great for up-dos and braids and holding bobby pins and hair elastics in place. I have not tried this on damp hair.

The Redken Dry Shampoo Paste 05 is a favorite and I will continue to repurchase. For a dry shampoo that does not leave texture on the hair, I use this one by Living Proof.

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Living Proof Perfect Hair Day Dry Shampoo Review

The Living Proof Perfect Hair Day Dry Shampoo is color safe and safe for chemically treated hair. This is said to absorb oil, sweat and odor and makes hair look, feel and smell clean. This has time-released fragrance that delivers a “light” clean scent all day.

Ingredients: Isobutane, Propane, Alcohol Denat., Oryza Sativa (Rice) Starch, Cellulose, Octafluoropentyl Methacrylate (OFPMA), Caprylyl Glycol, Dipropylene Glycol, Citronellyl Methylcrotonate, Hydroxypropylcellulose, Hydrated Silica, Cetrimonium Chloride, Zeolite, Ethylcellulose, Octoxynol-10, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Water, Fragrance, Ethylhexylglycerin, Phenethyl Alcohol, Limonene, Citronellol, Hexyl Cinnamal, Benzyl Salicylate, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Citral, Linalool

This contains denatured alcohol which can be drying to skin and hair. OFPMA is in all Living Proof products and is said to repel oil and dirt by reducing surface friction on the hair. Zeolite is a clay-like ingredient that is an absorbent and a deodorant. Octoxynol-10 can clean skin and hair by helping water to mix with oil and dirt so that they can be rinsed away. Disteardimonium hectorite is a clay compound. This contains fragrance as well as hexyl cinnamal, limonene, citronellol, citral and linalool that function as fragrance ingredients.

Directions: Shake well. Hold canister 6 to 10 inches away from dry hair, then apply section by section in a sweeping motion to dirty or oily areas.
Wait 30 seconds for powders to activate and cleanse, then remove them by massaging your hair with your fingers or brushing your hair.

I have fine, dark hair that gets oily quite quickly. I try to wash my hair as little as possible so my keratin straightening treatment lasts as long as it can, but by the end of the second day/beginning of the third day, my hair feels like it needs a wash. I have tried a few different dry shampoos; Batiste being a long-time favorite. I have also tried dry shampoo powders.

Above is before and after third-day hair. It’s a bit hard to tell from the photos, but my hair is less oily, has more volume and more movement since it is not weighed down by oil. In the after photo, my bangs no longer have an oily, stringy look. Of course, this product does not make hair feel as though it is freshly washed, but it looks pretty close. On running my fingers through the hair, it does not feel oily, but feels like it has a bit of texture and feels a bit thicker. It is not sticky and does not make the hair clumpy. It does not leave a white residue on my dark hair. If I use the dry shampoo in the morning one day, the effect lasts into the next day as well.

The scent is similar to other Life Proof products. I have used the Perfect Hair Day Triple Detox Shampoo (which has a bit of a different undertone) but I have a number of minis I have not used yet, and the scent is the same as the dry shampoo; a sort of perfume-y citrus. On the Sephora website, it states the dry shampoo has a light clean scent – I would disagree. The scent is very overpowering and while it smells nice, I would not describe this as a clean scent. I think if this had a more natural clean scent (or was not so bold), it would not be so bothersome. I am not generally bothered by heavy scents and this does not give me a headache, but for someone who is sensitive to fragrance, this may not work. The heaviness of the scent starts fading after about 3 hours to a more acceptable level, but does last all day.

The Life Proof Perfect Hair Day Dry Shampoo works very well (one of the better, if not the best dry shampoo I’ve used) in terms of oil absorption and volume and I will continue to purchase; I just wish the scent was less overpowering.

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