Hair—one of my first ever beauty obsessions and something I’ve always had a love-hate relationship with. Having curly, frizzy and baby-hair filled mane since I was little is something I’ve always felt conscious of ever since school. And through the years of trial and error, treatments and products (that I won’t bore you with right now), I’ve come to love my weirdly textured curls and frizz. Most days I wear my hair au natural, but every once in a while I can’t resist a good blow-dry!
But this isn’t a love story about how a blow-dry makes me feel, it’s how I maintained a blow-out from last Thursday, right until Sunday. A good 4 days, 2 weddings and 6 functions in total… Shocking right? Well, with these few tips, tricks and products, you can pull off the same too!
Before the mayhem started and sparkled filled outfits came on, there was need of a good wash, massage and blow-dry. I headed to Samathan’s Salon in Bandra and within an hour I was out of there! For the style of my blow-out, I instructed the stylist to give me a voluminous one that would last me 2 days (not knowing that I would get way too lazy to wash it at the end of the second day) and then wrap into a bun with a claw clip which I would then remove right before I headed out that night.
Key Product: This Wella spray kept my hair looking voluminous and feeling super soft.
On the second day, I kept my hair tied and away from my faces as much as possible. Because nothing ruins a good hair day like sweaty fingers and constant contact. Using a soft mulberry silk scrunchie, I gathered my hair into a low ponytail to only open it up by the evening.
Key Product: Dame Essentials’ silk scrunchies.
Catching flights, as well as frizz for another wedding in Kerala, was not ideal, but I had to make it work. Day 3 for me was all about maintenance. My flight hair usually consists of a claw clip attached to a very high bun—and the reason being, a need to maintain the volume on the third day.
Key Product: A non-sticky, anti-frizz butter-like cream from Alterna.
With the wedding occasion count at 4, the last day had 2 more functions that needed attendance and a good enough bridal-party appearance. The Dyson Airwrap set has always been a lifesaver. It’s quick to do, light to carry and functionality-wise can create a few different looks. So using the smoothening brush, followed by the 13′ inch curler barrels, I made my hair go from dull and drab to alive and kicking!
Key Product: The Dyson Airwrap set of 6, from which I took the brush and the barrels.
How do you keep or refresh your blow-dry?