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Wet to straight straightebers

(10 Posts)
Blahblahblahyadayadayada Fri 23-Dec-16 09:28:56

Just wondering if these are any good? I'm useless st blow drying my own hair but a nice blow dry helps prevent thy flyaway from a ticking up and prevents frizz. I don't use my normal straighteners all that often.

I don't need perfectly straight hair, just wanting to manage the frizz and make my hair look better than when I just let it dry naturally.
I thought about those hot air stylers but I don't think I'd have the patience and my hair might be too long anyway.

Any suggestions would be great, thanks.

QueenofLouisiana Fri 23-Dec-16 17:09:05

I've got some, they do the job. I have thick hair, prone to a gentle frizz. Just be careful/ the steam when they dry is bloody hot (voice of experience there!).

PastysPrincess Fri 23-Dec-16 17:20:04

Wet to dry straighteners will DESTROY your hair. So if you are concerned about frizz control I wouldn't recommend them. I just blow dry and then use my straighteners on a very hot setting. It's better to use a hot setting once than have to use a cooler setting multiple times.

PidgeyfinderGeneral Fri 23-Dec-16 17:28:05

I agree with pastys. I can't see how they will do anything other than ruin your hair. A good heat-protecting product, dry, then straighten.

Blahblahblahyadayadayada Fri 23-Dec-16 21:59:49

Thanks. I don't use my straighteners much for that reason.
I haven't got the skill or patience to blow dry my hair properly. Maybe a different shampo would be better? I live in a hard water area which possibly doesn't help either.
I would like to have more put together looking hair but I don't think I can achieve that. Perhaps I will just have to live with frizz!

PastysPrincess Fri 23-Dec-16 22:21:37

Proper shampoo and conditioner make all the difference. I have frizzy hair too. Try something with coconut or almond in it as they are very hydrating.

How exactly do you blow dry?

Blahblahblahyadayadayada Fri 23-Dec-16 22:40:14

PastysPrincess, what brands/products do you recommend?

I don't blow dry well or much. I do have a barrel brush but really lack the will to section my hair off and blow dry like the hairdressers do in the salon.

PastysPrincess Fri 23-Dec-16 22:53:18

I found John Frieda Frizz ease very good but expensive. At the moment I'm using this
Which is very cheap and very good. I would also recommend using coconut oil on your hair overnight once a month.

Also do you have it cut fairly regularly? If not that would contribute to the frizz cos the damaged ends will split up the shaft.

Blahblahblahyadayadayada Fri 23-Dec-16 23:05:46

Ah, so not necessarily a salon brand. To be fair, my hair was less frizzy when I had a Toni and guy shampoo/conditioner, but I ran it and just bought something else.
I am not good at getting my hair trimmed, either. I get the frizz at the top of my head- the hairdressers say it is new growth.
I don't remember having this problem when I was younger and I never even had my hair cut back then! !

PidgeyfinderGeneral Sat 24-Dec-16 00:15:28

If I could blow dry my hair like they do in the hairdresser, I wouldn't need to use straighteners! grin

I rough dry with the hair dryer, then straighten in sections. Again, I think a decent hair dryer is worth having so the time spent with heat on your hair is shorter. A good heat protector and smoothing cream helps a lot too.

Regular trims are definitely worthwhile - mine gets trimmed every time I have a colour which is about every 8 weeks or so, so the ends aren't too bad.

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