The Blow Out – Not sports, hair

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?


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7 Responses to The Blow Out – Not sports, hair

  1. I remember going with my mom to get her hair done weekly. My daughter went and had a blow out and loved it — said maybe she’d do it again for a special event or something.

  2. Ro

    I can totally see doing it for a special occasion I just can’t see spending that money a lot. But maybe it’s just me.

  3. We LOVE that Garnier hair milk. Jessie and Mel call it “the green stuff,” because it’s in a green bottle, even though the liquid is itself white. I will admit that my favourite part of getting a haircut is getting my hair washed, but paying for just that does seem ridiculous to me. Of course, your post made me realize that I haven’t unpacked my hairdryer yet and didn’t notice, so you can see where I stand on that!

    I’ve missed you. Sorry for being AWOL. Life has been busy, in the best of ways.

    Big hugs. I’m a little closer to you now! We moved to El Paso!

  4. Ro

    Sadia! *hugs* I was just talking about you today with Carol, who read your blog too. I keep forgetting to tell you I want access. Are you still private? I miss you too!!

  5. What are you serious? What would be the point of just going to get your hair dried?

    I never use a hair drier. My hair is straight It makes a lot of my friends jealous because i don’t need to straighten my hair or anything.

    Xxx, and you’ve neglected your blog again :).all the time so i don’t have to do much with it.

  6. Ro

    Yeah, I’ve been depressed. Haven’t done much of anything. Hopefully it’ll pass. Thank goodness for easy hair, at least even though mentally I feel like crap, I still look good. 😉

  7. I saw the problems you are having on twitter. Bit of a pain. I hope it passes soon though.

    Oh and my last comment was a bit up the creek. Xxx and hugs.

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