I promised myself that I was going to post about my blow out that recently did myself. I’m truly happy with the results, so here it is! On my birthday I purchased a new blow dryer from Sally’s Beauty Supply it’s called Hot Shot Tools by Helen Of Troy. I haven’t seen that many reviews about this product on the internet, but the reviews on the website were pretty good. The price is reasonable and it comes with 3 attachments (comb, concentrator, diffuser) and I know I’m going to get use out of all of them. I paid $35.00 for it.
Compared to my old dryer that everyone and their mama had by Conair with the two combs and a brush , which made my hair feel hard and crunchy this is a true upgrade. After using this dryer my hair felt very smooth. I’m in love with it. My hair was stretched with only a few passes, just using the low heat and high speed. The dryer is easy to handle, it’s not heavy at all. I didn’t have any problems with the attachments coming off considering I have natural hair and it’s not too loud. My hair dries quickly and it really feels soft and smooth afterwards. I was really feeling like Diana Ross once I was done 😉
How I Prepped For Blowout
First I prepooed my hair with a protein treatment. I mixed a concoction with 1 tbsp of mayo for moisturizing and the protein to prevent breakage, 1 egg for protein, a little apple cider vinegar for shine , and 1 tbsp of extra virgin olive oil for more moisture. I let that sit in my hair for maybe about 45 mins and rinsed it out and proceeded to shampoo, condition, and deep conditioned as I normally would. I made sure to rinse my hair with cool water to help seal in the moisture, close my hair cuticle, and shut my pores. I didn’t want all that conditioning to go to waste.
Then I let my hair sit in a T-shirt to soak up all the excess water, sectioned it in four sections, detangled, and applied my leave in which was Kinky Curly Knot Today, a little pea size amount of coconut oil, my Aphogee Keratin and Green Tea Restructurizer, and my Chi Silk Infusion to each section and twisted it up.
When my hair was about 75% dry I began the blow drying process, as opposed to drying my on soaking wet hair. Doing this can cause heat damage because you’re use more heat. The less time you have to expose your hair to heat the better. I ran the comb attachment through my hair starting from ends then working my way up on low heat and high speed. Then when my hair felt smooth and silky enough I used the concentrator attachment with my paddle brush and passed with that a few times on the cool setting, holding the brush vertically. Using the brush in a vertical motion keeps your hair detangled. I was taught this by the glamtwinz334 on Youtube and they were right, holding the brush horizontally make your hair more susceptible to breakage.
I’d say in a good 20 minutes the blow drying process was done!
That’s a first here are some pictures.
I also trimmed my hair again while it was in this state.
I hope this was helpful!