Ok, so I am not calling myself a pro, but I am a beauty school drop out which is kind of the same thing, no? The hair dryer and I go way back. Just my moms hair alone, from the time I was 11 till I moved out, and every time I go home to visit, I have been drying’ and styling that woman’s thick shiny crop of hair for a long time… not to mention my sister, grandma, aunts, cousins and friends. Then I became a bathroom beautician at the tender age of 14, and had a full clientele that I cut, dyed and styled after school and on Saturdays, clear until the day before I went to American Idol. Basically I traded in my hair dryer for a microphone. Any who, in my life time I have blow dried many a heads of hair, like a stupid number that would maybe land in the thousands. I may be an over-exaggerator but you get the idea.
But really this video was a pre-cursor to the video that was an answer to the requests of how I get my hair to do THIS. But before we get to that, we have to have a clean, swishy, proper blow out. So I am starting here. Couple things to note, my blow dryer could be of better quality, but its a decent model for the price. Looking to invest in a new one, and just haven’t pulled the trigger. Any suggestions? Secondly, products are a big deal, but not too many. I am OBSESSED with all the Redken Extreme products. Wait, did I mention that i’m obsessed? That’s important. My hair was severely over-processed last summer by a hairdresser I went to on a whim, also add post Partum weirdness. I lost ALL of my curl and my hair had melted into a gooey despression. Any who, as you know, I chopped it all off and started fresh. But these products have CHANGED MY LIFE and hair, my curl has returned, and the breaking and snapping is over. And I promise you a boy scout promise, Redken is paying me absolutely nothing to say that, they don’t know or care of my existence. It’s just made that much of a difference for me. So if your hair is super sad, bleached, over processed, lifeless… than I suggest you jump on this line yesterday: The shampoo, CAT protein spray treatment, the masque conditioner, and then the anti-snap leave in treatment which I use in the video. Your hair will thank you and you will thank me. Though not necessary, I must spread truth that helps others. It is my duty.
Next, I love the “wet brush”, its a dream for tangly toddler hair, and for my crazy mane. You can buy it at Target now. Also, I am using a ceramic round brush. Again, the boar bristle brushes are the most healthy for the hair, but I struggle to get a real curl out of it, so usually I use the ceramic. However, I DON’T use it daily as it is too harsh with heat. I do also use a volume and thermal protectant spray by Label M, it is outstanding and I am hooked, Label M is also paying me nothing to say that. I bought that with my own money too. Then for a touch of shine and to smooth the fly aways I added a dab of serum to the ends by Living Proof, best smelling product second to Oribe.
Lastly you will notice I do not use clips, because I am not a person of organization. If you like to use clips, go for it! But I like to keep things moving and not mess with the darn things. If any of this process looks wrong to you, I’m sorry, I told you i’m merely a beauty school drop out. But I think if you follow my crazy steps that I have used for the last million years, you will probably have some nice swishy hair, I think : ) That was your money back gaurantee. Stay tuned for my next video about the soft waves. That is coming next! Thanks for watching friends, have a happy Wednesday!