I have super long hair and I can rarely take a photo of my hair that shows the true length. It always gets cut off for some reason. And on top of being long (about down to my waist), it’s wavy. And on top of being wavy, I have a lot of hair. My hair is deceiving. It looks normal but once you start to work with it, more and more hair seems to appear. The strands are thin but there’s enough hair on my head for 4 people.
The past week has been trying on me in terms of styling. It’s been overcast, cold and misty and sometimes raining. It’s a nightmare for frizz. If my hair gets wet, any sort of styling is done. One thing I’ve learned though is if I straighten my hair with a brush – sectioning it out as they would in the salon, then use my trusty Chi Ceramic Flat iron… as long as my hair stays somewhat dry, it can stay straight. Seriously.
I like the Chi because it gets super hot… up to 356 degrees AND it’s thin enough to get those nasty kinks at the root but big enough to do my long hair quickly. It’s a professional model which means that it heats up quickly and gets hotter than a drugstore brand and while it’s a bit more expensive (I paid about $100), it lasts a very long time. I’ve had mine for years now.
I do protect my hair by using dry styling oil and a leave in conditioner while my hair is wet then I do put a shine enhancer on after flat ironing but my Chi takes the volume out of my hair and my hair is like a texan beauty queen… it thinks the more volume the better. Which is great but we live in NY so… I have to tame my hair and Chi is 100% my secret weapon!
Do you have a secret hair weapon for rainy days?
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