I’m a marketing person’s dream when it comes to hair stylers – I totally believe the hype. If you read this blog regularly then you’ll have seen my moans and groans about my barnet (which has now changed colour again, BTW, I’m back to brown). I want fabulous hair but in truth I don’t have the energy or inclination to really work for it.
(image via pinterest)
I wash, dry (and by dry I mean aim the hairdryer at it, not blowdry, I’m not dexterous or patient enough for that, so I go for the quicker “dry but frizzy” effect) and straighten. Occasionally I muss it up with some product, or curl it (I’ve learnt how to use my straighteners for curling – this is revolutionary stuff). I’ll wear headscarfs, quiff the front with grips or wear a messy bun. I’m not uncaring with my hair – it doesn’t just hang there. But I’m always looking for something else as well.
I’ve tried (and owned) most hair stylers going over the years – from the Braun cordless gas curling tong and hotbrush (remember those?!) to heated rollers, to electric tongs, wide barrel tongs, curling wand, Babyliss Curl Secret. The texture of my hair seems to have changed recently and, annoyingly, it doesn’t hold a curl very well anymore.
And anyways, I don’t always want a curl. Sometimes I just want bounce.
I spotted this Revlon Pro Collection One Step Hair Dryer and Styler recently on Target viaGoogle – it’s a one handed blowdry! The problem I have with blow drying is that I can’t coordinate the hairdryer in one hand and hairbrush in the other (*rollseyes* I know) but I do love the look of blowdried hair – bouncy and voluminous without being too straight. This would be perfect for me. All the reviews say it’s fantastic too.
The only trouble is that I can’t find this available from a UK seller yet, and by the time you add on shipping and taxes from the States, it’s pretty much doubled in price.
I’ll definitely look into getting one of these when it hits UK shores though, hopefully not too long (and maybe in time for Christmas so I can get it as a gift from someone!)
The other one is this Beautiful Star Electric Straightening Brush I saw featured on the lovely Confetti and Curves blog (check it out, Karen’s lovely and has some fab beauty content). An alternative to traditional straighteners it gives a more natural straight look. But again, alas, I can’t find this online for UK!
Anyway, some food for thought and definitely two products to look out for in the coming months.
Are you a dabhand with hair stylers?
Thanks, as always, for reading! x