Talk

Advanced search

FFS. Hairdryer-related

(9 Posts)
TheDowagerCuntess Thu 09-Jul-15 09:50:23

I'm 41. I have thick, coarse, dry hair. I've spent my years avoiding hairdryers because I thought they'd damage my hair and make it drier and even more witch-like than it already is.

So I've always let it dry naturally and then lamented its awful coarse, wiry, dry state, and wondered why, in spite of using GHDs and BBHs, it still looked shit.

I'd go to the hairdressers and they'd leave it soft, smooth, silky and manageable and I'd wonder why I was so inept that I couldn't manage it. confused

Turns out it's down to the hairdryer. I had an epiphany when someone mentioned having to use one before they used their BBH on another thread.

I can't believe it. All these wasted years of sub-par hair. angry

SaveOurBogBrushes Thu 09-Jul-15 12:40:42

www.amazon.co.uk/BaByliss-Boutique-5616U-Italian-Dryer/dp/B009HX9ICW

I have this which I swear by - blows very fast so I can use a much lower heat. Has a cool shot which actually goes cool which you should always use at the end to avoid frizz and set your style (in your case after the BBH).

I think Parlux's are what most hairdressers use and if so go for one which is at least 2400w.

SaveOurBogBrushes Thu 09-Jul-15 12:43:14

www.johnlewis.com/babyliss-boutique-salon-power-blow-dry-hair-dryer/p1695667?sku=233875171&kpid=233875171&s_kenid=c377067f-b869-48da-b86d-94803b1e6d0b&s_kwcid=403x130450&tmad=c&tmcampid=73&kpid=233875171

This is the newer model, same power and just as good reviews.

lushilaoshi Thu 09-Jul-15 13:31:02

I have a THX, it's ace.

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Thu 09-Jul-15 15:32:54

You need a Parlux.

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Thu 09-Jul-15 15:35:03

www.thehut.com/parlux-3200-flowers-hair-dryer-black/silver/10481841.html?utm_source=googleprod&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=gp_technology&affil=thggpsad&switchcurrency=GBP&shippingcountry=GB&gclid=CjwKEAjwt_isBRDuisOm1dTQqGISJAAfRrEAljyLvfJfmR4bKt6GVF-mbiXlPt_hgLfYK4tWMdIGiRoCo2bw_wcB&gclsrc=aw.ds&dclid=CIrr15yizsYCFReCGQodAekDZw

Don't be put off by the low wattage, it's the motor that is impressive in these babies, they will blast your frizzies into next week!

sonata1 Thu 09-Jul-15 15:40:49

I have a Parlux from Sally's and a Babyliss Big Hair. A woman today asked if I had just been to the hairdresser. No I hadn't.

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Thu 09-Jul-15 16:05:54

Wrt using the hairdryer before the BBH,yes definitely, it wouldn't dry a fairy's hair on its owngrin

TheDowagerCuntess Thu 09-Jul-15 19:11:31

Dame - I was just letting it dry naturally, into its witch-like state, and then wondering why the BBH wasn't up to the job.

I have a hairdryer already - I bought one on the back of the previous thread, and am amazed at the difference. It turns out I can actually have nice hair.

Join the discussion

Join the discussion

Registering is free, easy, and means you can join in the discussion, get discounts, win prizes and lots more.

Register now