Awhile back, during one of my epic phone conversations with
Carol, she told me about something she had seen on TV. Gwynet Paltro was endorsing the blow out, something to help busy moms save time.
Basically the concept is to go to the salon to get your hair dried. Your hair looks great for days. Excuse me while I laugh.
Today on Twitter that topic came up. I thought it would be fun to write about.
Here’s my take on this. I think it’s pretty ridiculous. I guess if you’re rich like Gwyneth Paltrow, why not? It gives the hair stylist some business and probably some pretty easy business. However there was a day I was at the salon and a lady was in getting her blow out. It didn’t sound all that fun for the stylist.
Yes, I go to the salon and I go to a nice one. Back in the day I wore my hair long so I didn’t have to style it. It could air dry and just be free. I got tired of long hair though, mostly because when I vacuumed, the hair on the floor wrapped around the brush and it also got in Jayden’s face a lot when we played. So I donated it to Locks of Love.
I’m still very low maintenance. The way I see it, if you get a good cut and you tell the stylist you want it to be easy to style and he or she actually listens to you like mine does, you’ve got it made.
I give myself a blow out. I blow dry it or use a flat iron on it when it gets a bit longer. It lasts until my next washing. I don’t use product except this Garnier hair milk stuff Carol turned me on to. A dollop in the hair after a shower, good shampoo and conditioner and when I give myself a blow out I’m good to go.
So how often are women going to the salon for a blow dry? It floors me. I understood the ladies of the past, with those crazy hairstyles they had to wear. They’d go to the salon for a “set”. But those were crazy styles with pins and hair spray. It makes a little more sense to spend the money on that.
But a blow dry? Really?
Maybe I’m just being a reverse snob, like my mom used to call me. Maybe someone can enlighten me. to me though, keep your hair healthy by not using a ton of heat and product, get a good cut from a stylist who understands when you say you want to style it in five minutes and you’re good to go.
I used to get really cheap cuts back when I could see to spend the time to style it. Now, it’s worth it to spend a little more every two or so months on a hair cut that is easy and grows out well.
Maybe the women just like that after the salon smell. I like that. I’m not paying money three times a week or however often they go, just to have that smell though. I just don’t get it. Do you?