I was fortunate enough to have two of the main tools Perkins uses in the video: a Revlon Perfect Style Maximum Shine Porcupine Round Brush ($9) and a Dyson Super Sonic Blow Dryer ($400). One thing that Perkins did that I found interesting was to dry the front sections of her hair first, before her baby hairs had time to curl up. I had never tried this before and found it hard to do with a large round brush, but I grabbed a travel-sized paddle brush and got to drying.
This method made the front portion of my hair look a lot better than normal, and I will probably continue to use this technique going forward. Another hair-altering tip? Always point the blow dryer down. My hair is super prone to frizz, so although basic, this tip helped tremendously. The last step was to smooth out your hair with a curling iron, which I decided to skip (I was going to be late to work!), but it would definitely have made my hair look even better. Overall, I thought Perkins's hair routine was simple but effective.