Fake a Professional Blowout (Quick & Easy)

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My hair was ridiculously dry and damaged from years of coloring and heat styling. (I really, really like blonde hair, apparently.) But, without blow-drying and straightening it into submission, it would look like a hot frizzy mess. So I continued the heat styling which continued to fry my hair. Eventually, it started to break off…check out this pic:

Yeah, I didn’t cut it that way. That was allll breakage. (BTW, how cute was Greenlea??) I knew I had to do something drastic in order to nurse my hair back to health. Enter the Dyson Supersonic hair dryer. For me, “drastic” was spending $300+ on a blow dryer, but this dryer promised to cut down on drying time, prevent heat damage, and allow for drying and styling at the same time. So I tried it. And it totally worked. It dried my hair MUCH faster than any other hair dryer (at a lower heat setting,) and took away the need for a straightener (something I relied on way too much). I still have a ways to go, but my hair is much healthier and I’m happy to have hair that doesn’t look like a mullet.

So here’s the best part: eBay has a Dyson promotion running now ’til 10/14 at 11:59 PM PST. Use code JUSTDYSON for 25% off! I was surprised to find that eBay not only has all of my favorite hair products — from Living Proof to Kenra to Bumble & Bumble — but they have all of my favorite beauty products as well. It is definitely worth checking to see if they have your favorites. The majority of eBay’s merchandise is new and available with the “Buy it Now” option (no bidding and waiting necessary), and ships for free.

Quick & Easy Blow Dry: Steps & Products

Step 1. Apply Hair Products

Bumble & Bumble Repair Blow Dry: A heat-protective blow-dry cream that helps heal split ends and adds softness. This stuff has amazing reviews for good reason. It’s hands-down the best blow-dry cream I’ve ever used.IGK Mixed Feelings Leave-In Blonde Drops: I am SO happy I found this product. These are concentrated purple pigment drops that can be added to any hair product to tone down brassiness. (See the difference in my hair color in the old photo above!) The amount of product can be customized for the color result you want (and it buys you time in between color appointments!). Here’s how it works:Just add a drop (or two or three…) to your favorite hair product.…And mix it in before applying it to your hair.  Living Proof No Frizz Nourishing Styling Cream: I love Living Proof’s No Frizz line. It really does work to block out humidity and keep the frizz at bay without weighing down your hair. (I love their shampoo and conditioner as well).

Step 2: Blow-Dry with Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer Until Hair is 80% Dry


Step 3: Clip Hair into Sections (with a clip like this) and Dry Sections with a Round Brush to Straighten

Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer | Boar Bristle Round Brush | Clip

Wearing: Free People January Tee

I’m still working on that front piece, but it’s come a long way, baby.

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A huge thank you to eBay for sponsoring this post. It was so fun to see their incredible inventory, and I’ll definitely be checking eBay for future purchases!

XOXO,

Scotti

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Meet Scotti, the contributor with our most-loved beauty advice. When Scotti's not giving us the scoop on the latest products and techniques she's dishing out some of TME's most loved looks. It's not easy to look so cute in the U.P. of Michigan (i.e. crazy cold and snow) but she always makes it happen.

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