Having mixed raced curly hair, keeping it straight and sleek really can be a challenge and it’s particularly hard to keep the cost down too. If I could, I would have blow dries twice a week, I just can’t seem to grasp the technique to do it myself. It takes me around 2 hours to blow-dry and then straighten my hair to a satisfactory level (which will probably frizz and poof out the next day or as soon as humidity strikes). I like to ensure my blowdries last which is normally between 1-2 weeks, so I thought I’d share my top 5 tips on blow-dry durability:
- Wear you hair in two buns at night, just half your hair where the parting is, twist and tuck your hair into two tight buns and secure with a hairbands, it can be uncomfortable sometimes to sleep at night but it reduces hair time in the morning!
- Try not to brush your hair too much as it’ll pull out the curls and volume, comb it through before bed preferably with a wide-toothed comb then tie into buns, and in the morning just run your fingers through with some serum to break up the curls.
- Brazilian Blowdries- This treatment I have every 4-6months, it keeps the frizz at bay and reduces the horrendous effects of humidity, definitely worth the money. Try: http://www.alteritystudio.co.uk/ for half price treatments!
- Sleep with a silk scarf over your hair at night to keep your hair smooth and curls in tact. It also avoids using heat products in the morning and causing damage
- Last but by no means least DRY SHAMPOO!!! Banish those greasy roots and keep the volume for as long as possible!!
Blowdry after 5 days..
P.S If you’re looking for a good hairdressers try Glo Fulham in London, I’ve been going to Sinead and Leah for about a year, love it there!