Recently our girl Lauryn graced the stage a week after giving birth with some boss plum raisin lips and an even bossier blow out. Doesn’t she look so pretty? There is something about a blow out and swanging hair that does something for the soul of a kinky or curly girl especially if you have not seen your hair straight in a while.
Blowing out my hair is not something I do unless I’m pressing my hair which this year I have not done yet, however I decided to try something new and do a blow dry braid out. Insta hair love! I realllyyyyy like blowing out my hair and so far this year, I’ve done it twice already. I cant’ get addicted though because I know a lot of heat is not good for my hair.
To blow out my hair I use my beloved and dutiful yellow bird blow dryer (which is on it’s last leg unless i can salvage it with duct tape) right after I’ve washed and conditioned my hair and applied some heat protectant. Recently I’ve been using so sexy heat protectant from Victoria’s Secret since it has ceramides and makes my hair smell like heaven just like the conditioner I talked about before that I love (read this if you don’t know what I’m talking about). Unlike many other heat protectants, it’s water based but I don’t mind it since I dry my hair right afterwards.
I will definitely be blowing it out for the holidays so that can have the big holiday hair I always want. I don’t know, for some reason, around the holidays, I MUST have extra banging hair and it must be big. Big hair is so festive to me and nothing says Merry Christmas like a blow out, huh? Now which holiday will it be – Thanksgiving or Christmas maybe. hmmm…decisions, decisions.
I too went through a phase this year where I’d blow my hair out to stretch it. I did it once a month for maybe 2 or 3 months in a row. The main reason why I reached for it instead of my gigantor rollers was due to time constraints… blowing it out (especially with the comb attachment) was the quickest method to stretch my hair for a twist-out and of course gave me the Joan Clayton look. BUT, my fine strands hate heat, so I knew I’d be in for a world of hurt if I didn’t put it down and step away.
At the end of last month I revisited CurlFormers, and I plan to make that my stretching method. It took about 40 minutes to get them all in, and although sleeping in them was tough going, I liked the smooth results. Oh, and it obviously made for a nice dry twist-out (see STL pics!).