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to wonder why hairdressers seem to be incapable of blow-drying hair without resorting to straighteners?

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BakerStreetSaxRift Fri 11-Apr-14 17:38:51

And I don't like straighteners.

Why can't they just do a normal blow-dry anymore? It seems that whether you want your hair straight, curly or wavy, the straighteners come out. I feel like the hairdresser is cheating a bit, there used to be skill involved in a blow-dry.

Straighteners damage your hair and I don't want then used on my hair.

The hairdresser asked me at the beginning how I wanted it dried, I said "just a good blow-dry please", she then said "okay then shall I go over it with the straighteners or curl it?" I said "no thank you". Then she did it anyway. angry

And I know IABU because I didn't tell her to stop. I just sat there, made a face, then didn't leave a tip.


And, they always tug really hard on any knots, it hurts! I need to find a good hairdresser.

BurnThisDiscoDown Sun 13-Apr-14 22:20:21

Ooh, italics fail!

bluebluecow Sun 13-Apr-14 23:12:20

I have my foils done now and leave with wet hair. My hair is naturally frizzy and needs to be sectioned and blow dried with a big round brush before straightening to look decent. I paid £30 for a 'blow dry' and got a rough dry with fingers so I had a mass of frizz then straight to ghdsangry no blow dry at all and it looked horrendous and dried out. I like the colour my hairdressers does but now i jump in the car and dry myself at home....saves a lot of money toogrin

NinetyNinePercentTroll Sun 13-Apr-14 23:25:25

My current hairdresser (i do the rounds at my favourite salon) is fairly junior but she is really talented and does magic things with colour & blow dries. Her cuts are good but the colour and dries are her real skill.

balenciaga Sun 13-Apr-14 23:38:51

Yanbu hate straighteners

Curly/frizzy hair looks crap if not blow dried BEFORE straighteners are used. Nothing gets those cuticles lying flat and reflecting light like a natural bristle brush. Plus ask your stylist to finish off with a cool shot using the hair dryer. Unless you want super straight flat hair then say no to ghds. Use a smoothing wax and lots of hairspray to maintain your blow dry. I find sprays designed for use with high heated appliances very heavy and cause the hair to separate into strands. Oh and if you want your style to last treat yourself to a silk or satin pillowcase. Or stick some knickers on your head. grin

LadyRainicorn Mon 14-Apr-14 08:52:56

I will never go to a Rush hairdressers again - instead of scissors she used a pair of ghds when cutting! What's worse is that I naturally have poker straight dead hair - it takes real effort to add any body, it had no chance with that cutting method.

Floer1 Mon 14-Apr-14 08:59:14

My old hairdresser used to do blow dry 'properly'. Divided into many sections on a radial hairbrush (alas we moved away from the area he worked). My frizzy hair defeats most hairdressers so they resort to the straighteners.

Kittymautz Mon 14-Apr-14 09:03:01

LadyR - how did she use GHDs instead of scissors? Did he burn the ends off?! shock

LadyRainicorn Mon 14-Apr-14 09:26:54

Well, instead of combing through and snipping the end, she had ghds! Swiped through and then snipped the end. She was quite quick, but why? Why straighten straight hair?

BakerStreetSaxRift Mon 14-Apr-14 23:10:02

I've serially never heard anything so ridiculous as some of the things on this thread! Straightening curly hair in order to curl it again with GHDs (and to the piste who said GHD curls look crap, I totally agree). And straightening hair before cutting it!

It's definitely sounding like hairdressers aren't skilled enough to do a blowdry anymore, it's the race to the bottom I guess.

Another (slight) moan, whilst I'm on a roll... Hairdressers seem to do a lot of chopping into the hair after the cut to make the ends more feathery, if that makes sense? Whereas I like a nice blunt cut, so it looks like all your hair is the same length and it's just been cut. I think it looks thicker too. But they all seem to chip vertically into it so it's all different lengths. Is this just to hide the fact that they aren't skilled enough to cut it straight?

BakerStreetSaxRift Mon 14-Apr-14 23:10:31

serially grin

Nohootingchickenssleeping Tue 15-Apr-14 08:06:13

Going against the grain here, I love my hair straightened. It looks great. My hairdressers don't use too much product so that helps. It looks great styled but I can never get it the same at home.

Went to a place once where the guy practically glued my hair to my head. It's naturally straight anyway so there was no need! Never went back.

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