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So... I keep reading about people (with far too much money and time on their hands) who have a blow dry each week. Not a trim or their roots doing, literally just a wash and dry.
They reckon it's worth the effort because it makes their hair easier to style for days. But how do they make this happen?! My hairdresser dries my hair nicely, the next day might look OK but after that it's back to normal haystack.
My hair is in good condition, fairly normal and I'm quite low maintainance and prefer a natural/imperfect look. I'd love to have a nice blow dry last for days!
Two things: 1. Don't fiddle with it. Seems to make it much greasier. I run a wide tooth comb through in the morning and leave it.
2. You need to train your hair to go longer between washes, little by little. Maybe adding a day at a time. I can get 7 days at a push now, maybe using dry shampoo on the last day or so. I did at one point manage to push it to fortnightly when I had a newborn. Don't put too much conditioner and product on.
My hair is thick and curly and I either blow dry straight myself, or at hairdresser. Lots of hairspray if humid.
Wouldn’t matter who blow dried my hair, two days and my hair would go and wash its self how do people manage to shower/bath and not end up with steamy, greasy hair? Plus I’m a very restless sleeper, you’d think I sleep upside down judging by my hair.
I have naturally thick coarse wavy hair, I could leave it for 5 days and not scratch my head. However humidity or rain makes my already coarse hair frizzy. I did though once have my hair set in huge rollers, it took 3 hrs but it lasted for days and stayed in lovely sleek bouncy waves. Alas, who has time to sit in the hairdressers for hours, I don't.
Make sure it's shampooed twice. Don't touch it. Use a shower cap in the shower and don't spend too long in the shower. Use dry shampoo on the last day. Clip it up while you're at home but not too hard. I can make a blow dry last 5 days this way but I agree it wouldn't work for fine or greasy hair.
exactly, IveGotBillsTheyreMultiplying! I don't really bother with salon blow drys unless I am going somewhere immediately, else it would be gone in one day as I exercise almost every day and cannot tolerate sweaty scalp...
Had my hair blow dried yesterday- slept on it and this morning it looks fuller than usual but it's gone all over the shop style wise. I ran some Aussie oil through it to tame the ends and now it just looks like I took slightly longer than normal blow drying it.
Weekly salon blow dryer here, if not then every 10 days otherwise it's a ponytail for me.
Hair is very fine and frizzy so i can neither be bothered to spend over an hour blow drying it like i used to in my younger days and it lasts me most of the week. It gets greasy perhaps by day 6. I shower daily, never baths and I always have to make sure it's tied in a ponytail before i get in so the hot frizz does not distort it too much.
Trust me - I have tried over 20+ hairdressers. Only 2 can do my hair and people always comment, i have finally managed to track the main hairdresser i love down as he left my local salon and I have been in a state of despair for the last year or so.
It's all to do with the type of brush used (HAS to be ceramic round one) and a good grip/technique around the brush and the strength of the hair being pulled down. A decent hairdresser will make your hair last more than a day.
I can tell if I’m going to get a good blow dry or not from the first stroke of the brush. The hair has to be pulled hard and firmly and from the roots. If that happens it’s almost always a good blow dry which will last 4 - days and by which point I’ll have to wash it due to grease. If they tickle my hair with the brush it’s never going to hold. I have to have my hair done by a hairdresser who is used to Greek / Jewish / Indian hair as they seem to be the only ones who actually manage to give a firm enough blowdry