Tuesday, July 29, 2008

what up, big perm?

look, i need help. in a SERIOUS way. my hair? NIGHTMARE. TOTAL NIGHTMARE.

once upon a time i had a fabulous hair dryer. i'm talkin' the Be All and End All. but... two weeks before my wedding, i DROPPED it and it busted.

i went to bbb and bought some two-bit $40 hair dryer and i've looked like a singed gerbil ever since.

let me break it down for yous... i have frizzy hair. WICKED frizzy. it's curly, but i straighten it every day and don't even start with the whole "oh it's frizzy because you color and straighten it and why can't you just be footloose and fancy free and natural" because THAT IS NOT HAPPENING. so get it out of your head. on occasion, i let it airdry. it doesn't help. it dries all wonky and looks like bed head (and not sexy bedhead) and dready and whilst i love me some dreadlocks, they just aren't MY best look. so i straighten. NOT WITH A IRON. i straighten with a lovely, giant round brush.

and i color. and that won't stop, either. i am thirty-three, people, and it's just necessary.

i've never had trouble with gross frizz nastiness POST hair dry until my beloved dryer broke, so i must assume that the new crap one is at least 85% at fault. the other 15% could be product-related. so i ask you this... what kind of hair dryer is THE BEST? i mean, THE ABSOLUTE BEST. i am willing to part with cash over this if it promises to work. also, what hair products do you use for STRAIGHTENING and DEFRIZZIFYING?

lay it on me. i'm a straight up MESS these days. every day with the pony tail/knot. every. single. day. and it's STILL frizzing out. ugh, i have to stop talking about it.

9 comments:

Tessie said...

This is hilarious, especially the title. Um, I don't have any advice, or whatever, since my hair is limp as...something really, really limp, but I just couldn't let WHAT UP, BIG PERM stand without comment. HA!

Danse said...

I have a Sedu and I love it. I caved because I loved their iron (which I've had for 6 years). I got it on folica.com. It's pricey, but worth it IMO.

BTW - I have the same hair type.

stephanie said...

oooh danse, i am intrigued. WHICH sedu do you have? they all look awesome and not as spendy as i'd feared.

Becky said...

Okay, we have to talk. Too much for me to write in this amount of space. Um, have you seen my giant hair? It would be even MORE giant if I didn't tame it with a bunch of shit. I'll cawl ya.

Liam said...

I shave my head... solves all those problems...

Pickles and Dimes said...

Man, I don't know what to tell you either, since my hair is as limp as Tessie's. I have an ion hair dryer from Target.

Whimsy said...

I don't have a hair dryer recommendation, but I feel your pain because I have VERY SIMILAR HAIR. In my opinion, the breakdown of fault is more like 10% hair dryer, 30% method, and 60% product. My all-time favorite product for this is Aveda Brilliant anti-humectant pomade. SERIOUSLY GOOD STUFF.

For method, you do this: out of shower, towel dry hair, apply a bit of the Aveda stuff to your WET hair. Blow dry using a brush until your hair is DAMP. Then put some more Aveda on. Continue to blow dry, straightening with a brush. Blow it dry for a little while after it seems that it is already dry - and you'll even out the frizzies and be left with lovely shining hair.

The end!

Becky said...

Hi. I just realized that my hair is actually nothing like yours at all. I'm trying to make mine STRAIGHT. Are you going for straight or curly? BUT anyways you may benefit from some of the same products. Have you tried PM's Skinny Serum? And also I have a pump of actual OIL (for your hair, not like Canola oil or anything) and I rub a tiny bit into my palm and then run it over the top of my hair to keep the crazies down after the whole drying and styling process is over. That's all for now.

stephanie said...

OK, Whimsy, I am buying ALL of that stuff.

And Becky? NO CURLY. STRAIGHT, STRAIGHT. I've tried PM Skinny. It don't do shit fo me.

I am liking these pomade/oil type of POST-drying moves, though. I need that. BADLY!