I’ve got a love-hate relationship with my blow dryer. Meaning, I love my blow dryer. It’s really nice. And fancy. But I hate using it. Why, you might ask? Well, besides making me feel awkward and uncoordinated, it also blows a little too much frizz and poof into my naturally curly hair. Which makes it big. Like 80s big. Not a good look for anyone.

Have I never heard of a round brush, you want to know? Well, if we’re being frank here, while I’m really good at applying eye shadow, I lack talent in the hairstyling department. Never mind I can’t do things backwards in a mirror even when I’m not holding a brush in one hand and a hot tool in another. So, yes. I have heard of a round brush. I just can’t use one.

Getting to the point, what I’m trying to say is that I usually air dry my hair. Which, considering the length and volume of my mane, takes a long, long time. And sometimes lands me with flat or product-produced crunchy locks. I’m not complaining. I’m just explaining the nature of my hair troubles so that I can tell you why I don’t have them anymore. It’s because my air drying problems have been solved by Redken’s new No Blow Dry (#NBD) Air Stylers. My hair is looking real good, no heat required, and so can yours.


An easy-to-use styling cream designed for those of us who like to air dry our hair but still want great style, a no-product feel, and natural movement. The air-tex technology gives you an easy air-dry.


No Blow Dry Air StyleRedken No Blow Dry Air Stylerrs come in three formulations that are designed for specific hair types.

Airy Cream: effortless texture and body for fine hair

Bossy Cream: effortless control and movement for medium hair

Just Right Cream: effortless manageability and frizz control for coarse hair

*Note: don’t you love how we stress effortless? They say it and I repeat it because it’s true.


  • I get a break from heat tools while looking like I used them.
  • I’ve got fine hair, but a lot of it, and the Airy Cream gives me great volume, texture and style, while controlling frizz.
  • The product is stealth. There’s no shine or crunch, just soft, manageable hair.
  • It speeds up dry time, which is great. My hair can take up to 3 hours to dry on its own, and ain’t nobody got time for that. But when I use Air Styler, it’s dry in less than an hour.

#BrazenLoves it. And you will too. Go get some. The No Blow Dry Collection ($23.59 each) is available at Redken salons. Use redken.ca/find-a-salon to find the one nearest you.


About the author

Mara Shapiro

Mara Shapiro is Co-Editor, Community of BrazenWoman. She is proof that it's never too late to reinvent yourself, and also that you cannot have too many pairs of shoes and lipglosses. A Social Media addict, Community Manager, and insatiable lover of movie popcorn, Mara is always on the hunt for the next best thing. You'll often find her laughing and dancing, phone in one hand, and a glass of red in the other. The only time she's not talking is when she's sleeping.

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