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How many times have you told your hair stylist, “I wish I could make my hair look like you do every morning”?
I absolutely loved working the reception desk in a couple salons part time in my college days and early 20s. I still miss the smells, playing with make up and the amazing friends I made.
I picked up many beauty tips (and a very expensive bleach addiction) in my years at the salon, but the most important thing I acquired was this lesson. When I look my best then I feel my best. When I feel my best I show up as my best. I got to see this first hand dozens of times a day, watching the transformation that happens between the time clients walk in, to the extra pep in their step as they walk out the doors.
My favorite salon clients were the retired women who came in weekly for a shampoo and blow dry. I still want to be them when I grow up. For now, though, I have to wash and dry this mop on my own because I work out most days and work up a serious sweat, it’s long and thick…and because budgets.
This is why I am sharing my secret weapon for the perfect blow dry at home. This is the closest thing to a luxurious salon blow out. In the salons I have worked in, stylists sometimes use many roundbrushes at once and let them sit during a blow out. I have learned from experimenting myself that this is the most efficient way to dry my hair and shape it. As much as I love the end result, traditional round brushes are heavy and uncomfortable to leave sit.
Thus, the Click n Curl. I use these every blow dry. The Click N Curl is essentially a set of 5 round brushes with one handle that easily attaches and detaches (by clicking in and out) of each barrel. This keeps them easy to move around and light, so they don’t weigh your hair down. I often joke about mustering up the emotional energy that it takes to blow dry my hair, but the Click N Curls cut my dry time drastically. While the barrels lift the hair off the scalp, my blow dryer can dry down to my roots. If you have thick hair like myself, you may have experienced the unfortunate smell that comes with letting your hair air dry on its own too many times….gross. I know. Sorry for the overshare.
How did I discover the Click N Curl? My mom knew the woman who started this company in Menomonie, Wisconsin, where my husband and I met and fell in love. My mom is not the most talented gift-giver (I love you, Mom!) so I was very skeptical when she gave me this set for my birthday a couple of years ago. The box sat in a bathroom drawer for probably close to a year before I actually tried them because I didn’t understand what they were. I just wrote them off as something my mom probably got for free and pawned off as my birthday present. I now use them daily. (My favorite gift ever, Mom! Thanks!)
Here is how I use my Click N Curls:
The size I use is the “medium”. Because my hair is so long and thick I use the expansion kit , which includes three extra barrel rollers. Now that my hair is longer than usual, I may also try out the Large size in blue.
First, brush out wet hair. Attach the first barrel to the handle and start sectioning off hair.
After going through all 394 pictures I had my daughter snap, I learned that I overuse the duck face when I blow dry. Sorry in advance!
Now that all are in place, it’s time to blow dry all around.
Then, we work in sections, starting from the bottom. Twist and pull the round brush through the ends until it is completely dry and shaped the way you like it. I often get the piece mostly dry and out of the hair, then smooth back over with the round brush and twist if the shape wasn’t the way I wanted it at the ends. The heat of the blow dryer can change it, as if it were a curling iron or straightener.
Moving up on the side…..
This is where it really starts taking shape….
By this point, I’m usually quite pleased with the result, as shown by this face….
Then on to the back and sides…..
(Yes, I’m almost due for my next full foil, can you tell?)
Lastly, I brush mine out with my wooden paddle brush to smooth it out. For this look, I pulled out my flat iron just to work out the kinks in the baby hairs around my face. This is where you can either leave it as is or you can use a flat iron or curling iron to finish styling.
Today, I left mine as is, and it’s touchable and soft!
I want to hear from you! This Virginia heat and humidity is really messing up my hair game. (I will NEVER complain about Midwest humidity again!) I’m obsessed with trying new products. Please share with me what you are using right now for your Summer hair. You get bonus points if it is a heat protectant, frizz smoother or a great finishing spray, as those are all things I’m looking to restock right now!
Don’t forget to use code ANNA10 for 10% off your order of a Click N Curl!