I have never been good at blow drying my hair. Whenever I tried to replicate the sleek look my hair stylist had done it always turned into a frizzy afro disaster. So I relied on my hair straighter. However the constant high temperature for long periods of time on my hair everyday was wreaking havoc on my locks, and the time it took to tame every strand was exhausting. So mum bun or the dreaded ponytail became my go to look.
It wasn’t until I was speaking to my hair stylist when she told me that the secret to great styling is the tools you use. Good quality blow dryers make all the difference. I was skeptical at first. It was true that I didn’t have the top of the range hair dryer but I didn’t have the cheapest either. So I did some research and after speaking to some of my friends who had everyday great hair, I found that blow drying was apparently the way to go.
So I bought a GHD Air Blow Dryer to see if I could get great everyday smooth hair without frying it. The first time I used it I was hooked. I had dry, shiny salon hair in 10 minutes. It left my hair feeling soft and silky with no fly aways. My hair wasn’t frizzy and I wasn’t sweating from being under the heat for so long. I finally understood the secret to a good blow dry! Since then my hair dryer is my best friend and has saved me lots of time getting ready. I feel less like a yucky mummy and more of a yummy mummy when my hair is on point.
My Hair Routine
I start by spraying some heat protection spray over my wet hair. I am not sure how effective these sprays really are at protecting your hair. However I am not willing to risk it. Healthy hair means less hair cuts!
Using a medium heat, Iwave the blow dryer through my hair to get it about 50 to 75% dry. Then using a paddle brush I take sections and start drying turning the brush out. Always remember to keep the nozzle pointing down and away from my face.
The bits around my face are always the hardest to do because I always have a kink near my forehead. So I use my big round brush and roll the brush up from my scalp while drying. I repeat until I get the look I am looking for.
Once I am finished drying my hair I rub a few dollops of Moroccanoil in to my hands and then run my fingers through the ends of my hair. Moroccan oil is amazing for split ends and nourishing the ends of your hair. I have tried to use less expensive versions but none of them compare.
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