don’t DO care !
Is it raining where you live?
It has pretty much rained all week in my part of NC and I am over it.
As far back as I can remember I have straightened my hair. I don’t just have ‘a little bit wavy’ hair that gets frizzy from time to time….No, I have curly (really curly) hair. Do you know how I know that it’s really curly? Because for about 20 years I have used a flatiron on it almost everyday and not one single curl has gone away. You would think they would get the hint by now, right?
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So let’s talk about my favorite hair products to tame this fro !
And if you already have naturally amazing silky straight hair…. then ….well, I couldn’t be more thrilled (and jealous) for you. It’s true.
Oh you need more proof?
This photo on the left (taken about 3 1/2 years ago) is what happens when I blow dry my hair using a paddle brush to straighten it. Does that really work? Obviously not.
I will list my favorite products. I don’t use everyone of these everyday because we all know by now I can’t stick with the same thing for very long. So I switch it up. However, if I list it it’s because i’m either using it now or always come back around to using it again.
Bumble and Bumble- Hairdresser’s Invisible Oil | Sephora $21
I love this because I have dry hair. This really helps to smooth it out and tames my fly-a-ways.
Ghost Oil- Verb | Sephora $18
I’m using this one right now. I put it on damp hair and then add a little more after I flatiron to keep everything smooth. I love this because it’s weightless and won’t make your hair greasy. If you like greasy hair this is probably not for you 😉
Did you know that curly hair shampoos and conditioners arent just for curly hair? I mean, yes I have curly hair so it would make sense but I don’t wear my hair curly and this stuff is still amazing. Basically all it does it really really condition your hair….which in turn makes for a smoother blow dry and easier flat iron process.
Aveda Be Curly™
I can’t say enough about how much I love this stuff. The Cowash shampoo barely lathers which means it’s not stripping all the oils out of your hair. More oil and moisture = less frizz. The Intensive Detangling Masque is awesome. I don’t know what else to say about it. I spent half of my life using straightening shampoos and conditioners when all I really needed was moisture.
John Frieda Frizz Ease Secret Weapon Touch up Cream | Target $5.39
I have used this one the longest. I love it. It’s the last thing I put on my hair before I walk out the door. It’s a lightweight cream that wont weigh your hair down. It tames it all and protects against humidity throughout the day. If I forget to use it, I notice. It’s the best! The price is great and you can find it almost anywhere.
Because I torch and burn my hair daily I had to invest in a good blow dryer and flatiron. Honestly, if I didn’t I wouldn’t have any hair left to be talking about right now. I have used so many different kinds and brands that it’s stupid. With that said, I have a pretty good idea about what’s amazing and what’s not (for me at least) 😉
I used a Chi flatiron for years. Finally, I realized I needed something to be able to control the temperature. The Chi temperature is 392 degrees. My hair tolerates no more than 360 degrees (too bad it took me 7 years to learn this). I researched and researched. I have really nappy hair so not just any flatiron is going to do. 😉
Bio Ionic ONEPASS 1″ Straightening Iron | Sephora $225
Hands down best thing that has ever happened to me (referring only to hair of course). Pricey, yes. Worth it, yes 10 times over! The plates have a blue conditioning strip that literally conditions your hair while you burn it (kind of being sarcastic, but not really) . It’s incredible. It really is 😉
Same thing applys for my hair dryer. It’s gotta be good and not harmful to my hair.
Bio Ionic 10X Ultralight Speed Dryer | Sephora $330
I know the price is stupid, it really is…but for someone that has to really heat their hair up a lot everyday, it’s worth it. I will have it forever. …except I am counting down to the Dyson hairdryer release…but I will still have it forever !!
Thank you again so much for all the sweet get well wishes. Honestly, you all make my day. I love love love hearing from you!
Enjoy the rest of your Thursday!