I’m going to be honest – I’m crap at styling my hair. If you bumped into me on the street a few months ago, I would probably be wearing my hair au naturel, completely air-dried and product-free. I will always cherish my natural hair but I recently challenged myself to learn how to blow-dry and style my hair.
Today, I’m serving you with two reviews of products I’ve been using to improve my blowdrying skills. Here is the link to the other one, in case you haven’t read that. Enjoy!
What it promises from the Living Proof website:
- faster, easier way to get a salon-worthy blowout yourself.
- reduces the amount of brush work needed to shape your style
- locks in your blowout all day
- creates optimal level of grip with flexible hold for brush detailing to hold and shape your style
- provides heat protection up to 450° F
- can be used alone or layered with your favorite leave-on conditioners and stylers
- can be used on second-day hair or to touch-up as a finish step
What it delivers:
Left: My hair after using Blowout and a professional blowdry. Right: My hair after using Blowout and blowdrying at home.
I use this product on damp hair. After getting as much moisture out of my freshly shampooed hair, I flip my head over and spray this on. Then, I blowdry my hair (I found this tutorial very useful.)
I love this product. It cuts down on blowdrying time, locks in my blowout for the day and it creates grip for brush work. It’s fool-proof as long as you know how much you need to apply. For my naturally thick, easily weighed down hair, I don’t need too much of this.
My only gripe with this product is that it tends to make my hair tangled, especially at the ends. I reckon the same properties it has for causing hair to grip for easier brushwork is also causes more tangles. Maybe I’ll try brushing my wet hair (with an appropiate comb) before applying this product or finger brushing at the end before hairspray.
Price point: This product is not available on sephora.ca but I purchased it for CAD $26.99 at my local hairstylist’s.
Final thoughts: I love this product because it says it does what it will do. Nothing makes me happier than a product that fulfills its promises!
Do you have a favorite product you use for achieving that flawless blowout at home? Let me know in the comments below!