If you are an avid Surrounded by Pretty reader (which I know you are), you were aware of my hair plight and how I wanted to chop chop chop ‘er off. Well I didn’t….I kinda did….
But when I sat down in the chair (just like I warned all of my friends and family I obsessed over this transformation with) the stylist basically refused. See, I have this hair that is insanely thick and what these gals call “healthy”. Hell, I always use the good shampoo and conditioner, but that’s it. I don’t use product and (full disclosure) I basically never brush it. Not because I’m gross, but because I don’t need to. So back to what I was saying, when I showed her the above photo she basically refused because she said she wouldn’t be able to and she didn’t think I’d handle it well (secretly I was kind of happy because I was scared I was going to look like this):
She was able to convince me to cut it shoulder length and add more layers. (Selfie alert)
I’M FREEEEEEEE……. or am I?
There I am (above) all happy that it’ll take me zero time compared to when I was Rapunzel. I even went as far as washing it less than 24 hours later to experience the joy of less than one hour of blow dry time. I was wrong. Wrong as rain. It was horrible. When I was done I swear I looked like a Beatle (even though my very kind husband and friends disagreed). The layers were flipped and not curled, it was hitting off my shoulder and let’s just say, it looked nothing like the photo above. I was crushed.
Until……….. someone said “uh duh, get a bigger brush”. I thought my brush was as big as it got, I was wrong. I headed on over to Ulta and got myself this beaut
BEHOLD THE OLIVIA GARDEN CERAMIC + ION THERMAL BRUSH
Buy this brush NOW!!! Best brush ever ever ever. My blow dry time went from an hour (already dry) to 20 minutes, DAMP! It looks just as good as when I got it done!
I don’t have many beauty pointers to share, so when I do share one, it’s gotta be good.
((((((And don’t think before I was trying to cut it with some cheapo brush, no no no. I got the ‘spensive boars hair brush that was SUPPOSED to be the best for my hair type.))))))
Any of y’all have any more simple hair pointers for this ol’ gal?