I am constantly coming across products that I love or make my life easier – whether they be beauty products, stuff for the home, or products for making life with a baby just that little bit more manageable – so I thought I would start a ‘products I love’ series of posts, where I share a product that I am absolutely loving with you.
I love reading other people’s recommendations and reviews of products and I’m often more inclined to buy something based off a recommendation someone has made rather than advertising alone, so I would love to share some of my favourite things with you and I’ll link up to where you can purchase it for yourself in case you think you might love it too!
First up is a product I mentioned in my November Favourites: Bumble and Bumble Don’t Blow It [H]air styler.
I tend to be quite low-maintenance when it comes to my hair for a very simple reason – my hair is insanely thick! I very rarely blow-dry my hair because it just takes forever and even at the hairdresser they usually get two people to blow-dry it at once.
Actually, make that two reasons now. Being a mum to a baby means I have zero motivation (and limited time) to blow dry my hair! Low maintenance hair is always a plus when you’re a mum.
Because my hair is really thick and has a fairly nice natural wave to it, I prefer to let it air dry (the ultimate lazy hair styling!). But occasionally it can get a bit frizzy and just a bit ‘meh’ when I air dry it so when I saw this Bumble and Bumble product which says it is for ‘great hair days without the heat or hassle’ I knew I had to give it a go.
I tried it out and although it definitely doesn’t look like my hair has been blow dried, I find that it creates a ‘my hair but better’ effect. My hair is less frizzy and knotty but still has its natural waves.
To give you an idea of how it works on my hair, I’ve got some highly attractive shots for you with my hair air dried with and without Don’t Blow It.
On the left is a shot of my hair when I’ve just washed and air dried it, no styling products, no leave in conditioner. Nothing. On the right is my hair air dried using Don’t Blow It. You can see that my waves are still there but the frizz and general ‘boofy-ness’ of my hair is drastically reduced!
The biggest difference I found in how my hair felt when using it surprisingly wasn’t actually on the day I washed it. I noticed a huge difference in the texture of my hair on day 2 and 3. It was smoother, easier to manage and required less styling/brushing/general effort on the subsequent days than it was when I wasn’t using Don’t Blow It.
I apply a small amount (probably about a 10 cent piece size, but I do have a lot of hair!) after every time I wash my hair, let it air dry and I’m good to go. It doesn’t leave my hair feeling ‘crispy’ at all, which a lot of wet hair styling products tend to, and it’s a nice lightweight cream which I work through my hair by scrunching (it’s the best way to keep my waves from being straightened out).
I much prefer the natural look of my hair over when it is straight (although it’s nice to mix it up every now and then) so this is a good styling option for me. I have a feeling it would also work pretty well to give my hair some style if I brushed it through which tends to make my hair dry a bit straighter.
It does flatten my hair quite a bit but as I have a lot of natural volume it isn’t a problem. If you have fine or naturally very flat hair it may not work as well, but give it a try and see how it goes!
All in all, it’s become an essential part of my haircare routine and I can definitely see this product sticking around for the long haul!
Do you air dry your hair? Have you tried this product?