I Blow-Dried My Hair For the First Time in 12 Years — and the Results Blew Me Away
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Before quarantine, I didn't even own a blow dryer. (No, that's not an exaggeration.) I did own one at one point (that I used three times total, tops), but one day, I went to turn it on, and it wouldn't. If I've ever needed a sign, that was it, and my love affair with salon blowouts was born.
This was at least 12 years, three apartments, and two cities ago and, reader, I would have happily gone 12 more years. Then, coronavirus happened and, like many people, I found myself with plenty of time on my hands and no salon options for my regular blowouts. So I decided to order a hair dryer and give the at-home process a try for the first time in more than a decade. What could possibly go wrong?
Luckily, I didn't set my apartment or my hair on fire. No tears were shed . . . although I could have cried tears of joy when I finished with the smoothest, sleekest style I've ever had — by a long shot. I could barely believe I did this on my own and, to be honest, I still can't. See my results — and the exact hair products I used — ahead.