I’ve been getting so many requests lately to demonstrate how I style my hair which I think is
crazy because I’ve never really put too much thought into it! I’m hoping this little step-by-step guide will give you a bit of insight into my styling routine!
First thing I do when I get out of the shower is towel dry it, comb it through it using the Michel Mercier Detangling Brush and add some styling products. The products I use vary, but lately, I’ve been using the Redken Anti Snap, Ojon Dry Recovery Smoothing Cream, and the L’Oréal Mythic Oil.
Once I’ve let it air dry for as long as possible, I part it to one side and start drying in sections. This takes a few minutes per side, but I try not to over-dry it! I do this on each side and THEN I focus on my bangs…
…or “fringe” depending on who you’re talking to! I pull a huge section from the front forward and dry it like this. I find this really helps keep them straight throughout the day and helps me easily style my side bangs.
Once the majority of my hair is dry I quickly flip my head over and make sure the back isn’t wet. This helps give my REALLY fine hair some volume!
After all of that drying (it usually takes about 8-10 minutes) I add some Coconut Oil. This one is from The Body Shop but you can get this at drugstores and health food stores. It’s a hard consistency, but when you rub it between your hands it warms up and becomes an oil. I just add a bit of this to the tips of my hair to add some shine. Any excess product is really great for flyaway hairs!
I like my hair REALLY messy so I give it a bit of a ruffle and I’m good to go!
I blogged a few weeks ago saying I’m trying not to use heat in my hair. I still try to let my hair air dry AS MUCH as possible, but sometimes you don’t have 2-3 hours to let it dry! I’ve only ever used cheap hairdryers so it was a real treat for me to use this ghd Air Dryer!
I have to say this thing is POWERFUL and really speeds up the whole process! It comes with two different heads and I’m not sure how many of you will care but the cord on this thing is SO long! That’s such a nice feature for me considering I don’t have an electrical outlet in my bathroom! This hair dryer is available here!
Do you think it’s worth the extra money to get a professional hair dryer? I own a GHD straightener and I love the thing, but do you think high street ones are comparable? Before using this one I doubt I would have spent the money, but it definitely speeds up the process.