Readers, I have fallen off the wagon. I have a strange desire (during this particularly humid week) to blow-dry my hair straight. I know it's not the best thing for my hair, but this time I got a reinforcement: I bought Conair’s Infiniti Tourmaline Brush ($12.99) after realizing I no longer even owned a round-barrel brush.
I've had blowouts in swank salons where they hold a round brush upright at the end and pull it straight down to create a perfect wave at the bottom of your hair. The spiral openings in this Tourmaline-infused brush some how make it possible to do that yourself, without getting one strand of hair caught on the bristles (OK, or handle. I have a lot of hair). Do you guys have a Holy Grail hair brush?
Have you ever gotten ready with a girlfriend and watched in amazement how differently your blow-drying styles are? I clip my hair at the top and start by drying the bottom in sections with a round brush and work my way to the crown. I've noticed that some friends flip their heads over and dry their hair with a paddle brush, others tousle their hair using their fingers while moving the hairdryer at warp speed, and some dry their hair in the back first. I stand, but I've seen women sit and even squat. What's your specific blow-drying technique? Inquiring minds want to know.
After spending excessive amounts of time and money getting my coif cut and colored in some of my favorite salons, I couldn't bear the thought of taking 30 more minutes to blow-dry my hair so soon afterward. Plus, let's face it, when your hair is perfectly straight and frizz free, you don't really want to mess with perfection unless it's screaming for a wash. Here are a few helpful tricks to extend the longevity of your blow-out.
- Keep your hands away from your hair as much as possible. This will minimize the amount of excess grease in your hair.
- Spray a dry shampoo. My favorite is Klorane; you can spray it on hair daily to help soak up dirt and oils.
- The front of your hair gets greasiest first, so try spritzing that area with water and then blow-dry it again for a easy and quick refresher.
Got any additional ideas of your own? If so, please share them in a comment below!