Let me just throw this out there now…I am not a hair girl.
I have thin, fine hair that seriously lacks bounce + volume…among other things. Over the years, I’ve spent countless hours [and dollars] trying to figure out how to give it a little life. And I eventually did! I’ve discovered a few fabulous tools, tricks, and products that have definitely made blow drying my hair so much easier!
Today, I’m going to share some of my go-to products/tools, as well as two of my latest faves with you!
For flat hair like mine, a mousse and a root lifter are essential. I’ve been loyal to the Garnier Fructis Sky-Hi Volume Mousse + the John Frieda Root Awakening spray for a couple years now.At Beautycon, I received a blow dry bodifying treatment + a root lifting mousse spray from Garnier. Since I am a huge fan of their products to begin with, I couldn’t wait to give them a try!
I decided to [attempt to] photograph the process. WARNING: TRYING TO PHOTOGRAPH YOURSELF BLOW DRYING YOUR OWN HAIR IS RIDICULOUSLY DIFFICULT. So I apologize in advance for the poor quality of these pictures, but hey – we’re keeping it real + you’ll get the point! 😉
After washing your hair, divide into sections and spray the root lifting mousse under each part. Use your hands to mix the product into your hair.
Then take a small “chickpea-ish” sized amount of the blow-dry formula + comb it through your hair with your fingers.
Once the product is in your hair, flip your head over + blow dry, focusing on the the roots, until it’s about 85%-90% dry.
Then… insert my secret weapon!
The John Frieda Hot Air Brush! It’s essentially a round brush with the blow dryer built in! No more hot tool juggling! 🙂
Here we have the money shots illustrating what to do next LOL…
1) Start with mostly blow dried hair.
2) Clip up the top portion, choose section of hair, place air brush underneath + comb through. Repeat on the same piece (alternating placing of the brush under + over) until it feels dry.
3) Be sure to curl the brush towards the end to get a little bounce. Hair should look smoothed out.
4) Take down another section of hair + repeat steps 2-3 until finished.
And that’s it! Super simple way to get that *almost* fresh from the salon look! Because let’s be honest, there’s nothing like the real thing! 😉
Have you ever used these Garnier Fructis products before?
Do you have a hot air brush?