Hope your weekend was fab. I have to tell you about the sublimity that is this super-absorbant Sephora brand hair towel. It’s nothing short of phenom. Blow drying your hair sucks (doesn’t it? I get tired just THINKING about it sometimes) so I’m always on the lookout for things that both make the drying process shorter and lengthen the time I can go between blowouts.
This hair towel ($20) is made of Aquitex – a material woven from ultra-fine microfibers to wick moisture from hair faster and more thoroughly than ordinary towels. I like to wrap up my hair in this machine washable dream and lotion on up and then do some chores or watch some DVR’d TV for thirty minutes or so before starting the blow dry with my T3 Evolution.
Some tips for prolonging the ‘do:
Bain de Terre Scalp Scrub ($15) – I snorted at the sight of this Grace-Adler-style when I received a sample of it and it wasn’t until the Beauty Addict’s RAVE review that I allowed yet another step into my already-far-too-complicated-hair lifestyle. I was fully intending to use it as a body scrub, for which it can also be used per the box. Well, when the Beauty Addict says that it’ll extend your blowout by 36 hours, she MEANS it. I tested it out a few weeks ago and somehow, by exfoliating my scalp (which I plum can’t believe NEEDS exfoliation), the telltale I-haven’t-washed-my-hair smell was nowhere to be found after 3 days. AND my roots were looking FINE. No hair powder necessary. For $15 for a box of 4, I think it’s a steal.
A Satin Pillowcase ($7-30) will make a huge difference when it comes to bedhead.
T3 360 Plump $38 amplifies strands beyond belief without making hair sticky or dull. Thicker roots, whether you have fine or thick hair, mean you can go longer between blowouts. Try it out.
What are your tips for extending a blowout? Share in the comments. Happy Monday!
Hey anon! I actually did a search for one on amazon.com and bought one… then I bought a couple more at TJ Maxx. Good luck!
Where’s the best place (out of NYC) to get a great silky satin pillowcase? The one i found at Target is just not so smooth…
Any specific brand or place online you can recommend?
I really need to check out the tip for non stinky day old hair too!
I’m SO trying out the cheerleadery pony tail trick AND the bangs trick. Amazing. I’ll let you know what I think!
my tricks to keeping my blowout looking fab for as long as possible are 1. when my hair’s long, i put it up in a really high cheerleadery ponytail before bed, which keeps it smooth on top gives some volume to the roots, and if the ponytail part gets kinky, i can just touch it up with my flatiron. 2. if my bangs are looking iffy but the rest of my hair is still passable, i hop in the shower and just wash my bangs with shampoo and condition them. when i hop out, i blowdry them straight and they’re good to go. if your bangs are squeaky clean, your hair looks clean by association! 3. live and die by your flatiron!!! used daily on my dry, colored hair, i can make my blowout last up to 3+ days! kinda gross but hey, it still looks great even if it smells a little funky! 😛