How to Acheive a Smooth and Straight Look

I have fallen in love with a hair dryer and must shout it from the rooftops.


The Sedu 4000i. This powerful bad boy is the king of smooth. Take a look for yourself!


OMG. Please don’t dwell on that first photo as it was VERY EARLY in the morning. (The things I will do to spread the word about hair products, I swear.)

Armed with a round brush, your favorite heat protectant and the Sedu, you can whip that crazy hair into shape in minutes!

Start by combing your hair with a wide-toothed comb. (Mine is from Sephora.)


Add you favorite smoothing/heat protectant. On this particular day, I used Redken Satinwear Ultimate Blow Dry Lotion.

(Others I like are Kerastase Chroma Riche Leave-In Treatment, Bumble and Bumble Styling Lotion, Matrix Sleek Look Sealing Serum, Sedu Moisturizing Heat Protecting Boost and my absolute very favorite on the entire planet, Kerastase Nectar Thermique. Which is an entire post in itself. Seriously, it is worth EVERY PENNY.)

Work the product through your hair.


Oh, wait. For those of you with sideswept bangs, go ahead and knock those out by drying them in the OPPOSITE direction of how you want them to lay. Seems counterintuitive, but it works! See?


Okay. Separate your hair into sections.


Start drying away!


Remember to keep the dryer nozzle pointed downwards towards the hair shaft as you pull your round brush slowly through the length of the hair.

Keep drying all of the sections until your face is dripping with sweat and you feel like dying.


When dry, add a dab of shine-enhancing product. (Favorites are Frederic Fekkai Glossing Cream and Moroccan Oil. Be careful with the Moroccan Oil, as you might want to take a swig after smelling the heavenly scent.)


Work the product through the mid-length of your hair to the ends. Touch up with a flat iron if necessary, and voilá!


Smooth and straight, baby.

Are you ready for the best part? I’m giving away not one, but FIVE Sedu 4000i hair dryers courtesy of Folica.com. Say it out loud right now, FOLICA DOT COM IS THE BOMB. (No, they really are. They have EVERYTHING you could possibly need for your hair and more.)

Leave a comment on this post before Friday, August 28th at 6 p.m. PST and I’ll randomly choose 5 winners to receive a Sedu 4000 hair dryer!

In addition to the giveaway, Folica is offering 10% off and free shipping on all orders of $75 or more (excluding Chi Appliances) from now until September 4, 2009. Just use the code THURSDAY at checkout!



  1. Audrey

    August 25, 2009 at 6:30 am

    Commenting – because I still use the ol’ skool Revlon hair dryer from college and I could totally use this awesome one.

  2. jenna

    August 25, 2009 at 6:31 am

    Oh, wow. That might be the answer to my wack head of humpy curls. I would love to try it out.

    You are gorgeous, by the way.

  3. Amy Hale

    August 25, 2009 at 6:34 am

    It is my ultimate goal each day to have straight and smooth hair! It almost never happens, but it is my dream!

  4. Mina

    August 25, 2009 at 6:34 am

    This is SO timley! I really need a new blow dryer – and I probably really need to stop buying them from Target or CVS. I didn’t realize a blow dryer could help with frizz.

  5. Iheartgreen

    August 25, 2009 at 6:35 am

    This is awesome, as I desperately need a new hair dryer. Thanks for the hair tutorial!

  6. Sandy

    August 25, 2009 at 6:37 am

    Awesome! I would love a new blow dryer. Mine is super old and it stinks. Not literally, but it stinks. LOL

  7. Jody

    August 25, 2009 at 6:37 am

    If I were to win one of those I might be tempted to dry my hair more often.
    .-= Jody´s last blog ..Negligant =-.

  8. Sarah

    August 25, 2009 at 6:38 am

    Um, hello. That dryer sounds amazing. I would love one!

  9. sarah

    August 25, 2009 at 6:38 am

    oooh this looks pretty sweet :) i, too, still use a crappy old revlon hair dryer and could use an upgrade!

  10. Laura in LA

    August 25, 2009 at 6:38 am

    Ooh ooh ooh! I so want this!

  11. Sarah

    August 25, 2009 at 6:38 am

    ooh, pretty.

    I’m in that phase of growing out my hair where I really need a cut to give it some shape, but I keep putting it off to let it grow just a little more before before cutting even a teeny bit of it off. And then I got out and drop cash on a bunch of different hair products and tools thinking that flat irons, curling irons, and products and shampoos thinking that products will make up for a lack of shape.

    Yeah, I know. It makes no sense. But surely I’m not the only one who falls prey to this thinking.

  12. beth

    August 25, 2009 at 6:38 am

    i love folica!

  13. beckie

    August 25, 2009 at 6:40 am

    I believe my mouth was hanging open just a little by the end of the post..Amazing! I love Folica!

  14. cassie

    August 25, 2009 at 6:40 am

    I love Folica!

  15. Carrisa

    August 25, 2009 at 6:40 am

    I feel like my soul needs this hair dryer. And I expect it to make my hair look like yours.