3 Products Chad Wood Swears By for Creating Lived-In Texture

photos via @chadwoodhair(Vanessa Hudgens Lived-in Texture)

Soft, effortless texture is always in style—just ask Redken Ambassador Chad Wood (@cwoodhair). The celebrity stylist, who's responsible for the manes on starlets like Vanessa Hudgens and Jenna Dewan, calls on the Redken Dry Texture Range to create his signature looks. 

“One of my favorite things about the Redken Dry Texture Range is its versatility. I love that there are three different formulas: the Triple Dry 15 Dry Texture Finishing Spray, the Dry Shampoo Powder 02, and the Dry Shampoo Paste 05, so I can pick whichever formula is best for my client that day," Wood says. Here, Wood shares a few of his tricks utilizing the line's different formulas. 

Redken Dry Shampoo Powder 02

WHAT IT IS: A non-aerosol dry shampoo powder absorbs oil and provides light, clean volume. Oil-absorbing charcoal extends and refreshes styles.


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HOW TO USE IT: “One of my favorite tricks is to actually apply the powder in the hair at the roots and then blow dry it. This way, the powder really seeps into the hair and soaks up excess oil," Wood says. 


Redken Triple Dry 15 Dry Texture Finishing Spray

WHAT IT IS: an aerosol dry texture finishing spray that finishes hair with airy lift and medium hold without crunch or visible residue. This multi-benefit product is perfect for finishing undone & effortless looking hairstyles while also adding volume to styles that need a little pick me up.

HOW TO USE IT: “The most common mistake people make with a texturizing spray is that they’re spraying it too close and using too much. You should really spray small spritzes an arm’s length away, combing your hair out with your fingers and fluffing with your fingertips while you’re misting. You can always build it.” 


Redken Dry Shampoo Paste 05

WHAT IT IS: A half dry shampoo, half styling paste. Expect the freshness of a dry shampoo, but with a mild, re-workable hold.

HOW TO USE IT: “I love to take a tiny amount and really rub it into my hands to break it down. Then, I rub it into the roots to help absorb some oil and add a touch of style. I like to use the remainder on my hands to tame the little flyaways you can get in the front of your hair,” Wood says.