I am not exactly known for my hair skills.
Unfortunately for me, I inherited some of my father’s greatest qualities–namely, fine, straight, hair that requires washing every day before it dissolves into a greasy mess.
Along with that, I inherited my mother’s grooming skills–which often involve skipping a day or two of combing. Add that in combination with two sisters who seem to have been born as supermodels, and I feel like the world’s biggest bag of scum.
Every time I go to get my hair done, I have renewed hope that she will pass along some insider tip or trick that will finally, finally teach me the skills I need to do my hair. (In fact, I am hoping this very thing will happen in a few weeks when Joanna of MyStyle will be sharing some beauty tips! Have you seen this girl?? She is gorgeous! Sign me up!)
I’m on a perpetual hunt to learn how to do my hair in a way that will keep more than one day. I always, always, wash my hair every day and I’ve heard that’s not really what you’re supposed to do?
I am especially amazed by the skill of the blowdryer. My hair looks so healthy and shiny when my hairdresser blow drys it, but I feel like every time I try to blow dry my hair, I get tired halfway (does it hurt anyone else’s arm to blowdry their hair?) and give up, or that stupid round brush gets all tangled up, or the baby wakes up, or I just feel like it’s taking way too long for something that won’t even matter anyways.
I’m always looking to up my blowdrying skills, so when I had a chance to get a free Kiss Tornado 360 1875W Ceramic Tourmaline Ionic blow dryer, I took it. I’ve been wanting to get better with the blow dryer, but my attachment has been broken, so this was perfect. I noticed my hair dresser always uses the concentration nozzle, so I was anxious to try that out on this.
I’ve had this thing for like a month, but because I’m lazy and never blow dry my hair, I just tried it out today. I usually shower at night to avoid having to get ready in the morning because I hate how long it takes to dry my hair, so I’m sure that doesn’t help my hair troubles.
(Sidenote: Does anyone else shower at night or is that just me? I think it’s a leftover habit from being a nurse and having to wash all the gross hospital germs off me at night too, blech.)
I actually managed to work out and shower this morning, so I let my hair dry a little bit, and then went to town. Or, to my bathroom, while Ben put the baby to sleep. Even better, in my book.
I don’t really use product, because I’m always leery of making my hair even more greasy, but I sprayed some shine protector stuff on and did my best with the round brush.
As usual, I got tired of the whole thing, so I tried out the advertised “tornado feature,” which, according to the website is a “patent pending 360° rotating air booster provides three hair drying actions that create spiral airflow movements that unravel wet hair into separate strands and allows the airflow to penetrate deeper into the roots.”
It was pretty sweet and I liked how it distributed the heat so you didn’t feel like your hair was going to fall off from heat damage like that one hair tutorial gone wrong video. And lo and behold–this dryer and the attachment helped me dry my hair seriously fast. 10 minutes, tops, even with a break to shoo Ada in and out of the bathroom and snap those gorgeous pictures of Ben.
I may just become a new woman.
Also, you should know I did not get paid to write this post, but I did get the hair dryer for free. You should also know that I hate taking pictures of myself and I don’t know how other bloggers make them turn out cute and stylish, instead of incredibly awkward, as mine so clearly are.
And finally, you should know, that according to the Kiss website, you can get the hairdryer I tried out for $19.97 with a rebate at Walmart right now!
Ok, that’s done. Thank goodness, no more pictures of myself!