Monday, 9 March 2015

Redken Powder Grip 03 Mattifying Hair Powder (review)

Hair styling powders range in price from about three to twenty pounds which puts Redken's entrant (their first ever) firmly at the more expensive end of the market. At this price I expect more than added texture, I expect it to be easy to use, completely invisible, effective and long-lasting.

Redken Powder Grip 03 Mattifying Hair Powder
Promises
This is a “mild control powder” (I'd say it was medium control at least, but each to their own!) which “creates body, fullness and instant matte texture” and “adds extra grip for easy updos” so “hair looks and feels denser”.

Usage
Redken does not disappoint. I thought Trevor Sorbie's Volume Big Hair Powder would be hard to match, but this manages it. The powder comes out of the bottle in a small cloud that coats hair sparingly (assuming you aren't too vigorous, of course) and after a little massaging in it goes completely invisible, too. A little really does go a very long way which offsets the cost, too.

Results
Powder Grip gives you a matte finish which is great for fine to oily hair which can look greasy quickly with some more traditional styling products. Hair instantly feels thicker and more texturised and has real guts to it. Once I've got this in I can do pretty much anything with my hair which maintains its extra volume and 'oomph' for hours after application.

Ecology
Redken – part of the L'Oréal group – does test on animals, according to Peta. This isn't what I'd call a natural product, either, but it is non-aerosol and of the few ingredients its made with, none of them are parabens, animal-derived or mineral ingredients.

Summary
Easy to use, effective and long-lasting, Redken's Powder Grip has really impressed me. While it's not an eco-choice, I'm willing to compromise to attain the benefits (and the additional confidence!) this styling powder gives me. I think it's good value, too, as a little really does go a long way. Fantastic.



YES!
NO!
Fantastic volumising and texturising
L'Oréal parent company tests on animals
So easy to use

Matte finish lasts for ages


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Brand: Redken


Size: 7 g
Price: £12.20 (£174.29/100 g)

Manufactured: England, U.K.

Ingredients: Silica Silyate, Aqua (Water), Glycerin, Alcohol, VP/VA Copolymer, Citric Acid, Sodium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate

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