Since my Babyliss Big Hair Brush decided to leave me to meet it’s maker, I’ve had to be creative whilst awaiting the delivery of my new brush. I also do this when I’m short of time or really can’t be bothered to faff about with pinning up my hair into sections etc.
1. Once my hair is towel dried, I apply a softening oil like Macadamia Healing Oil (reviewed here) or Moroccanoil to the ends to smooth them down as evenly as possible. One thing worth mentioning is that I’m really careful with towel drying my hair. There’s nothing I hate more than visiting a salon and having my hair towel dried roughly as I feel like I’m spending money on having split ends chopped off, just to have someone split them all again by rubbing my hair too vigorously. After a hair wash, I soak the water out by passing a towel down the shaft of the hair and squeezing out the residue at the end. I do this a few times on different sections of the towel before I tie my hair up in a towel turban.
2. I then use a Tangle Teezer to brush all my hair forward in front of my face and use the hairdryer on a low heat setting pointing the nozzle downwards along the hair to smooth it all down. I use the Tangle Teezer to straighten the hair and hold it in place whilst I’m drying the outside. I then use the brush underneath the shaft to push the hair forward whilst continuing to dry it. This gives it a bit of volume and ensures both sides of the hair are dried. I do this all over the head whilst keeping the hair in front of my face until it all feels dry.
3. Once I’m confident all my hair is dry, I use the cold setting on the hairdryer all over to make sure it’s set in place. I then push my hair forward and brush it into position. I like to wear my hair off my face so I brush it all the way back, which results in a lot of volume at the roots. However, if you prefer to part the hair then you can part it at this point. I then use a serum like John Frieda’s Frizz Ease to smooth the ends, but try not to apply any further up the shaft of the hair as you don’t want to risk weighing the hair down.
This is sooo easy and whilst your hair won’t look perfectly blow dried, it’ll still look sleek, straight and easy to manage. Do you have any cheat tips for hair styling?