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. Tatiana

    August 25, 2009 at 6:43 am

    Bring on the freebies!
    .-= Tatiana´s last blog ..Single Girl Menu =-.

  2. Alison

    August 25, 2009 at 6:44 am

    I would really really really like to win one of these. I never comment but I subscribe and I love the site (in case sucking up makes a difference at all!)
    .-= Alison´s last blog ..The Day Before School Starts =-.

  3. Romy

    August 25, 2009 at 6:47 am

    Looks great! I really need a new hair dryer, the one I use now is held together with duck tape.

  4. Tricia

    August 25, 2009 at 6:48 am

    This hairdryer completes me. Please, please, let me be lucky!

  5. Ari

    August 25, 2009 at 6:48 am

    My hair dryer just bit the dust so I am stuck using my cruddy travel one until I get around to buying a new one. This would be perfect!

  6. Calee

    August 25, 2009 at 6:52 am

    Seriously? If you saw my current hair dryer you would immediately walk out of my bathroom, down the stairs and out of my house. Wouldn’t matter if I had a tray full of sushi or chocolate cake to convince you to stay–the hair dryer is that ghetto.

    If I don’t win (which I really hope I do) this is going on the to buy list.
    .-= Calee´s last blog ..Why does Mommy work? =-.

  7. Abby

    August 25, 2009 at 6:53 am

    Ummm, this would be awesome because my current hair dryer has its concentrator nozzle attachment thingy held on by duct tape. Seriously.
    .-= Abby´s last blog ..the dress chronicles, part II =-.

  8. sarah

    August 25, 2009 at 6:55 am

    what i would do for that hair! this dryer would be such an improvement over the travel dryer i use on a daily basis.

  9. sunny

    August 25, 2009 at 6:56 am

    I love it when you do tutorials! This hair dryer is awesome, here’s my virtual hat in the ring! Also I gotta check out that Moroccan oil:)
    .-= sunny´s last blog ..How to: Megan Fox Sexy Ponytail using a CLAIRE’S Hair Piece! =-.

  10. The Maiden Metallurgist

    August 25, 2009 at 6:56 am

    What I wouldn’t give to win a new hairdryer! Since moving to Chicago I just can’t get my hair dry fast enough to avoid the dreaded frizz/pouff.
    .-= The Maiden Metallurgist´s last blog ..Leaving Lincoln Park Week- Day Two =-.

  11. Susan

    August 25, 2009 at 6:57 am

    I need a new hair dryer soooo bad. My dog broke my good one and I’ve been using a $10 jobby.

  12. court

    August 25, 2009 at 6:58 am


  13. cindo

    August 25, 2009 at 6:58 am

    i seriously need this- i have a 20 dolla blowdryer from cvs. crossing my fingers!!

  14. Sarah

    August 25, 2009 at 7:01 am

    my stylist used this on me the last time i went for a cut…it was aaamazing…i need it!!!

  15. Joanne

    August 25, 2009 at 7:02 am

    you are so pretty! and you make drying your hair straight look so easy. I hope with the new dryer i win it will be easy for me too.

    Folica.com IS the bomb.