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    MaterialsGirl
    MaterialsGirl
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    Ah okay, that would probably explain since you would need a diffuser? No, it’s got a mild wave which is annoying, but can be tamed with heat.

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    Kate
    Keymaster

    No, I don’t diffuse, I either air dry for curls (then touch up with a curling iron) or blow it out smooth with a hair dryer. But to get curly hair smooth, you have to work in small sections and get each one completely dry.

    #689753 Reply
    mylaray
    Mylaray

    Yeah my hair is really thick and it takes to about 45 minutes to get fully dry with a blow dryer, so I only did about 10 minutes usually. I went to a new stylist recently and she suggested I try concave layers instead of long layers, and it got rid of a lot of hair, but it doesn’t look as harsh as concave sometimes can. While I know all heat styling is damaging, I felt a regular blow dryer really damaged my hair, and now my hair feels so healthy and keeps my natural volume, while looking put together.

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    Copa
    Copa
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    My hair doesn’t take 45 minutes to blow dry, but I think a lot of people on here mean it takes them a long time to blow dry AND style. My hair is pretty thick and right now I’m growing out a lob, so it’s not super long. I can blow it dry in about 15 minutes if all I want is dry hair. If I want hair that is dry AND that looks nice, I’ll have to section it off and blow it dry using a round brush, and either velcro rollers or a flat iron or possibly both. It takes 30-40 minutes to do it myself. When a pro does it, maybe 15 minutes at its current length. (It once took an inexperienced hair dresser at an Aveda Institute over an hour, and I ended up leaving with damp hair because I was so frustrated. This was after dying it, and I’d been at the salon for 5+!!! hours. I woke up the next morning with unrinsed dye on my pillow. I was at the end of my tether with that poor hair dresser and felt so bad about it, but good grief she sucked.)

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    Copa
    Copa
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    Also! Does anyone else wear contacts and use the new brush? If so, does anyone else’s contact lenses get super dry when using the brush? It’s my one complaint.

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    Kate
    Keymaster

    Oh no, I wear glasses when needed, but not contacts, and Lianne had lasik so she doesn’t wear contacts anymore. That’s annoying.

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    MaterialsGirl
    MaterialsGirl
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    ah gotcha. Yeah if i DID my hair and partly blow dry, then roller brush, velcro, blah blah blah. yeah 45 minutes is what I’m probably looking at.

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    Copa
    Copa
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    On the subject of hair, any brunettes here with white hairs? I’m starting to get enough white hairs that I want to cover them, but don’t know the best route. Single process color? Highlights?

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    Kate

    Single process is generally the way to go to cover grays. But talk to your hairdresser… depending on where and how many, maybe you can get away with highlights for a while.

    My root color is once-blonde-now-darker, and I have a few grays, but not enough yet that my hairdresser has started doing single process before highlights. I’m still on highlights only. But the grays are just here and there and they blend in. If you’re getting a lot at your hairline or temples, it may be time for single process color. It requires maintenance so it’s kind of a pain.

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    Copa
    Copa
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    I’ve had stray whites for awhile, and even though I still don’t have a ton, they’re way more noticeable now than a couple years ago. Especially because my hair grows in a medium-dark brown at the roots, they stick out. I get a pretty decent natural ombre look from the sun, so was thinking maybe strategic highlights would be an okay route. And yeah, that’s the thing, I hate maintaining hair color. When I got subtle ombre highlights added in a couple years ago, I LOVED it, but know I wouldn’t have if it had required regular maintenance.

    #689876 Reply
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    Kate

    Definitely get a professional’s opinion, because you don’t want to start dyeing until you have to. Maybe with a combo of highlights and a between-shampoos gray-cover spray, you can avoid having to get monthly color.

    #689879 Reply
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    Ale
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    I am a brunette. I’ve had a few white hairs over the years.
    Anyways, I just got babylights done. I’ve never dyed my hair, I had balayage a few years but grew it out. My hair is too dark so I got them very subtle and I loved them. And I’ve had a few compliments. I think they loog good and are great because I’ll just grow them out, babylights are not done from the roots so it won’t look weird.
    I would recommend not to dye your own hair at home. Some colors are really hard to get out afterwards. Always go to a pro.

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