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I’m kind of hair-challenged. If a hairstyle involves more than just making a ponytail/bun or putting on a headband, then chances are I won’t be able to do it. And really, even the bun is kind of pushing it. I would like to have great hair everyday, but on days where I have to get all of my children ready, you can absolutely forget about me having my hair done – or anything done.
On the days where I actually wash my hair, I usually air-dry it because I don’t have the time to blow dry it, and it looks a little something like this flat limp mess.
The rest of the week I cover up the fact that my hair is a bit greasy by throwing it in a messy bun on the top of my head. If I’m feeling frisky I’ll throw on a stretchy headband. Nothing too fancy, though. But most of the time I can’t find a headband in the mess that is my entire house, so just a plain old bun will do.
I’ve tried “spicing up” my air-dried hair with some “easy beach waves” I saw on pinterest. Just twist your hair and run a straightener up and down the hair, it says.
I also tried curling my hair with the straightener. Someone did it to my hair for me and it looked great. I tried and it looked absolutely terrible.
Not quite what I was hoping for. Maybe if I was trying for a crimped look.
I really love the way my hair looks when blow dried, but it’s always been time consuming. Especially lately, with how long my hair has gotten. My arms start feeling like they’re going to fall off before I’m even halfway done. I grabbed an Infiniti Pro by Conair® 3Q™ Brushless Motor Dryer at Walmart, hoping that it might save me some time.
One of the Q’s in Conair Pro 3Q stands for “Quick,” so that was comforting. I was excited to try it out. I had the perfect situation – after a busy day I had less than an hour to get ready for family pictures. With the sun setting quickly, we couldn’t push it back any farther. I took a shower at lightning speed and starting drying my hair.
I don’t have a ton of hair after having so many kids, but it’s gotten pretty long. I was impressed how truly fast I was able to get it dry. It took about 20 minutes! Which I’m pretty sure is unheard of. If you could have a PR (Personal Record) in hair-drying, that would be mine for sure.
Once my hair was fully dry, I needed volume. I read that said you should always make your hair a little bigger than you want it to be for photos. Since I’ve never been able to get my hair to hold a curl by myself, I thought it was time for a hairstyle intervention. I had to bring in someone that knew what they were doing.
This fancy gizmo is the Infiniti Pro by Conair® Curl Secret®. It literally curls your hair for you. Yep, that’s what I said. Curls it for you.
Just section out your hair, place a small section in the barrel and close it. The Conair Curl Secret then draws your hair in and holds it for just the right amount of time. When you hear the multiple beeps, you’re done!
I was going for volume and not necessarily curls, so after curling all of the sections, I ran my fingers through my hair to mess it up a bit, and then just stuck a couple of bobby pins in one side to give it a little more shape.
And that was it. I was ready for family photos in under an hour, because of two awesome tools. Tools that even the most hair-challenged person could easily use.
The pictures? Well, my family didn’t really want to cooperate. But wow. I #HeartMyHair for sure.
Oh yes, this one is going in the Christmas Card. If you want to stand out in your family photos this year you might want to head to the hair aisle in Walmart and pick up your two new best friends. Your hairstylist will hate them (you won’t need to come in as often), but you’ll fall in love.