In light of my Snapchat Q&A last night, I decided to do a blog post about my hair after my hairdryer snap received over 2,000 screen-shots.
As you all know I love going to the hairdressers, and whenever I want a voluminous blowdry, I always go to Red Velvet salon in Ballyboughal and now recently opened in Malahide (yay). However, lately I have been doing my hair myself and I am about to tell you why
The main reason I always went to a salon for a blowdry was, it made my life so much easier. Anyone who has extensions ( I wear Gold Fever) will feel my pain when I say that they take FOREVER to blowdry – the one and ONLY downside to wearing extensions.
I also found that whenever I blow-dried my hair myself, it still looked a bit frizzy afterwards which drove me mad (mainly my own natural hair). Ok, ok I know there is the GHD, but I’m not a massive fan of it and I don’t think it’s healthy to use it on hair every single day. (yes everyday, I have the OILEST roots and I HAVE to wash it every second day)
Anyway, A few weeks ago I had a voucher for Peter Mark’s so I headed into the branch in the Pavilions SC in Swords to pick up a few shampoos because I absolutely love the Redken range.
When I was there I spotted some hairdryers so I asked the girl about them and she explained that the purple hairdryer – Turbo Stratos 3800 Ionic by the brand ETI – was new in and by far the best one because it has an ionic system in it that gets rid of frizz, making hair much more manageable and easier to blowdry.
Honestly I didn’t believe her, it sounded all a little too good to be true. I figured it was just another marketing gimmick to sell the hairdryer – but being a little intrigued, I decided to buy it, after all I had a voucher so I thought ‘why not’. It was €70.
I started using it a few weeks ago and I was actually shocked by the difference it made to my hair. Trust me, it 100% reduces, if not eliminates the frizz entirely, and definitely makes my hair more manageable. It also dries my hair really fast. I don’t know how or why, but it’s unreal!
Now, before you ask, nope… I’m not being paid to promote this product. As always, this is my opinion. Hand on heart, this hairdryer is fecken brilliant!
So, here’s my blowdrying routine:
Before I blowdry, I always spray a leave-in conditioner – Equave by 2 Phase – into the ends of my hair. This is a keratin-rich detangling conditioner that makes hair much more manageable, especially extension hair, as they can get quite knotty at the ends. As you can see, mine is nearly gone, there is a dribble left.
As I’m blowdrying my hair, I use the ionic 80 ceramic Headjog brush which I think is the biggest brush head you can get in the Headjog range (I think). It’s wonderful for volume and great for turning in the ends, a look I love. I got both the brush and the 2 Phase Equave leave-in conditioner in Salon Services.
I blowdry my hair in sections
Note: My blowdrying routine has always been the same, I just changed hairdryer, and I have to say this particular model has made a massive difference. I have been using it for the past few weeks now and if I hadn’t experienced the results for myself, I would never have believed it cold make such a noticeable difference.
Hope you enjoyed this post!