Thursday, March 3, 2011

Boycotting My Flat Iron

I wanted to buy a large, round, vented hair brush for a while & recently I purchased it. In order to see if I really liked it, I decided to put it to the test by using the brush to blow dry my hair straight without following up the process with a flat iron. It took time to blow dry, but I loved that my hair was straight, had a lot of volume & wasn't pin straight. Since then I decided that if I can get better results by blow drying my hair, then I'll stick to that instead of applying direct heat through a flat iron. I have washed my hair 6 times since then (for reference, I wash my hair every 3-4 days) & I have not used my flat iron since! Oh, & have I mentioned that my hair is naturally curly? Yup, curly not wavy.

My weapon of choice while blow drying my hair is a brush called Beautique Large Metal Thermal Round Brush that I got at Sally Beauty. In case you are interested, I got the large one & the model number for the large brush is 738628.

Sally Beauty's website states that "Beautique Metal Thermal Round Brushes contain a thermal core that holds heat from a hair dryer longer reducing drying time." The brush is curved, so it fits the shape of your head; the handle has a good, comfortable grip; & as it states on the brush, it is very light, which makes the brush easy to work with. This brush has definitely played a big role in giving my hair volume.

Besides the volume, another thing that I like is that blow drying makes my hair look a lot thicker as compared to what it looked like after I flat iron my hair. One thing that I don't like about blow drying is that I get a lot more flyaways after I'm done as compared to when I'm done flat ironing. This can easily be fixed using some sort of mousse, hairspray, etc. but I prefer using less products on my hair, so I don't do that. I also have stubborn hair on the sides, which take a lot longer to tame using a blow dryer. It's also a pain trying to blow dry long hair, not only because it takes longer, but also because my hands just start hurting after a while.

I absolutely love how I can create curls at the end that look so natural, volumized, & effortless. I have created more defined curls than what you will see in the pics below, but this time I didn't want that look. If you want defined curls, you can do that with a round brush & then use hair spray to hold the curls. I just like how the ends are not completely straight, but have a bit of texture & my hair overall has a lot of texture & volume when I blow dry.

I'm loving that I don't have to use a flat iron to get my hair as straight as I want it. It's a step toward starting to take better care of my hair along with using hot coconut oil & some homemade treatments more often. I think the next step for me should be finally getting a haircut so I can get rid of the split ends of my split ends! Eek, I know.. I'm bad.


MissPukku said...

You look gorgeous!!! :)

I've been trying not to straighten my far so good! I haven't straightened my hair in 2 weeks (except my bangs) and it feels soooo much healthier! Maybe, I'll try this when I want to straighten again! :D

March 3, 2011 at 1:42 AM
Leah ♥ said...

I love that look! youre so pretty :)

March 3, 2011 at 2:43 AM
- - aika - - said...

sooo pretty :D

March 3, 2011 at 2:46 AM
Taqwa said...

that's really good hon..I'm trying to take better care of my hair's a bit of work but it's worth it in the end to have healthy, thriving hair is a lot different from yours so I'm not sure if that would work for me but good look stunning mashallah! <3

March 3, 2011 at 5:48 AM
LaaLaa Monroe said...

Omg, your hair looks FANTASTIC.

ahh I loveeeee it xoxo

March 3, 2011 at 1:26 PM
Arabian eyes said...

i love your hair, eyebrows eyes everything you have such an exotic look i think you look so much like nicole sherzinger u lucky so and so!!

March 3, 2011 at 3:50 PM
Adorable On Your Vanity said...

you have such beautiful hair!

March 3, 2011 at 7:03 PM
Jean said...

Wow that works incredibly well and your hair looks so voluminous :). I really need a round brush! xx

March 3, 2011 at 7:21 PM
TKOmulatta said...

you look beautiful! and your hair looks really shiny and healthy! Love it. I actually just bought a brush similar to this today for blow drying purposes.

March 5, 2011 at 8:36 PM
Gone2RehabBRB said...

Your hair is so shiny!
Is it a combination of products that does the trick?

March 6, 2011 at 9:10 AM
EveryDay Makeup blog said...

You're right. Your hair looks so nice with so much volume! Awesome.

March 10, 2011 at 12:14 AM
MissPukku said...

Sorry for the late reply! :)
I will definitely let you know how the blowdrying process goes...However, I am kind of enjoying the easiness of not having to do anything with my hair :))) Never thought I would be saying this, but I actually kinda like my hair right now! it's sooo much healthier!

March 11, 2011 at 9:25 PM
Rinz said...

I love your hair!! how lovely!!! what shampoo do you use?! :D

March 14, 2011 at 1:34 AM

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