Tuesday, June 19, 2007

My hair

My mum gave me a pair of Nicky Clarke hair straighteners the other day. She'd bought a set with brushes and a hair dryer and such, and had tried the straighteners but didn't like how she looked with straight hair.

I'm hoping they'll work as well as the ghd ones my hairdresser used to give me hair that actually looked good.

My hair is the bane of my life. Some of you have seen it, you know what I mean. It's wavy and frizzy and thick and coarse. On a good day I can almost get it to curl or wave nicely, most days I look like Hermione Granger (in the HP books, not the films - Emma Watson has nice hair). I can't brush it, because I just end up with huge huge frizz. Instead I use a wide-toothed comb after I was it, apply copious amounts of Frizz-Ease and curl-defining cream and let it dry naturally. I can spend ages on it and it doesn't look much better so I can't be bothered.

But anyway, I'm having a go with the straighteners. Blowdrying doesn't work well for me, because I end up with, you've guessed it, a bunch of frizz. So I just left it to dry naturally and brushed it out (I was going to post pics to show you what I'm dealing with here, but I chickened out - besides, it wouldn't all fit in the picture) and I've covered it in serum and some stuff that's supposed to straighten it. Yeah right. And now the straightening process itself can commence...

*30 minutes later*

Yes! It works! It's not quite as good as when the hairdresser did it, but it looks pretty good. Next step is to trim my split ends - I also need to get my hair coloured again as it's grown out a lot since last time. Think I might go lighter.


  1. Blimey Anna, had no idea you had such hassle with your hair, I thought it looked great. I can't be bothered to mess with my hair either, but I think if I had the probs you have, I would have it short!

  2. It's actually much easier to deal with when it's long, because the weight of it stops some of the frizz.

    Plus I spend half of the time with my hair tied up because it looks awful, so if it was short I wouldn't be able to do that.

  3. Have you tried Afro-Carribean curl relaxant? You can buy it in black hairdressers. It's designed for, you guessed it, afro-carribean hair. It's similar to frizz-ease but decidedly cheaper.
    I know they sell it in Sheffield.

  4. Never heard of that CP, I'll be sure to look out for it when I'm next in Sheff. Thanks! :)