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Beauty Mark It! The Best Blowout

Whether your hair is crazy-curly, stick-straight, or somewhere in between, chances are you've run a blow dryer through it a time or two. But as you well know, blow drying can result in a landslide of hair traumas from frizz to split ends to dullness. So this week I want to know what all you blow-drying beauties use to keep your hair smooth, shiny, and frizz-free when the heat is on.

I have a friend who won't get near a blow dryer without slathering a generous helping of Frederic Fekkai Glossing Cream on her hair first. But what about the rest of you? Do you have a special shampoo-conditioner combo you use pre-blow dry? What about a great thermal-protecting leave-in? A hair mask?

Share your choices by bookmarking items from around the web and tagging them with the phrase best blowout. I'll feature your favorites here next Tuesday.

To learn about Beauty Mark It challenges and how to add your picks, check out this how-to. To see some of my favorite online beauty stores,


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alexask alexask 9 years
coah luvr3: aveda has really good products for curly hair as well. i would tell you try the "be curly" line but i think they have newer things i have yet to try. as for this frederick fekkai stuff, i've "been" known about that, you guys should've asked me. but the first few times i tried it, a few years ago, i hated it, it weighed my hair down as if i left all of my conditioner in it. then i realized a LITTLE goes a long way. all of his products seem to be like this. if your roots get oily quickly like mine, i recommend putting it more on dryer areas like the ends.
mannylove mannylove 9 years
Phyto phytodefrisant relaxing balm is the best!! And no matter if you put too much, it never ever leaves your hair greasy! I use that and Bumble & Bumble Straight.
Schlem33 Schlem33 9 years
I like/use Aveda's new smooth infusion style prep. Needless to say, it smells good too!
meg_lynne252 meg_lynne252 9 years
I'm not a huge fan of the Glossing Cream because it weighs my hair down. There is this super fabulous spray from the Blow salon in New York called The Heat is On Blow Dry styling mist. It's so amazing and makes my unruly hair super soft and shiny. Molton Brown also has a great leave in conditioner spray that attacks frizz and keeps my hair manageable. love them!
bengalspice bengalspice 9 years
I've been using stuff from Burt's Bees and The Body Shop, but I'm always open to trying something new.
WhatTheFrockBlog WhatTheFrockBlog 9 years
I love the Fekkai glossing cream. CHI silk infusion has also been great, and B&B Straight is good as well.
missy-k missy-k 9 years
Aveda Hang Straight... it's the stuff of miracles! My hair is seriously curly - honestly, it's not unusual for people to ask me if I've had an electric shock :P and this stuff is the only thing that tames it!
jjlyn jjlyn 9 years
this stuff is sooooo nice! without it , my hair is a complete mess!!! definitely invest in a little sample one at least. i got a mini $8 one from sephora and it has lasted me 7 months so far! you only need the tiniest bit of the cream for beautiful effect
gummybears123 gummybears123 9 years
i use redken's satinwear 02 when i'm going to straighten my hair after drying and it really works for me. i absolutely love it.
megnmac megnmac 9 years
I love the Fekkai Glossing Cream! I have a ton of hair, and always blowdry because it is only curly in the front... I put on the gloss cream esp in the front where I worry that the front will break from the stress, and it keeps the curly front part in check... I shower in the morning, and then do everything to get ready and eat and check my email and finally blowdry as the last thing... so that it will have dried as far as possible before the blowout.
JennaV JennaV 9 years
Biosilk Silk Therapy!
shernic82 shernic82 9 years
I haven't tried it because it's so expensive and none one I know has tried it to make me want to splurge and see what happens. I like the tresseme heat protecting spray, and as for a glossing-type cream, I like bed head's after-party. Also, after-party works really well if you go to a party and end up with your hair smelling like smoke (which i think was one of the reasons it was created).
wren1 wren1 9 years
I've heard so many raves about the Frederic Fekkai glossing cream, but have yet to try it myself.
linday_love linday_love 9 years
I like the product you posted it makes my hair manageable and i less fly aways and frizz!The only thing is that it smells bad..
chellybean chellybean 9 years
After reading rave reviews of this glossing cream, I tried it and it did NOTHING. For the person above me, the Beachy Waves is nice for a tousled look, but it has a very matte finish (and kind of a sticky hold) and not good for glam/pretty looks! My favorite, hands down, no competition EVER, has been the L'Oreal (Serie Expert) Absolut Repair Neofibrine Repairing Cream. It's a long name, but it's basically just the leave-in conditioner from the L'Oreal Absolut Repair line. It's only available in select salons (bummer) but so incredibly worth it. I buy this stuff in bulk.
coachluvr33 coachluvr33 9 years
I have curly thick hair and I have found nothing better for my curls than TresSemme Curls Mousse. It is only $3 and better than anything else I have tried. If I am straightening, I use Paul Mitchell Skinny Gel or Bed Head Control Freak. I would like to try Frederic Fekkai Beachy Waves or whatever that is called this summer. Any thoughts?
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